Late spring into mid summer is usually when the various nests of paper wasps get large enough to warrant notice. Generally built in hollow trees or on the branches of trees and shrubs in the wild, paper wasps are adept at finding sheltered places to build their nests on human structures as well.

Western Carolina’s men’s basketball team was honored recently as the National Association of Basketball Coaches announced the seventh annual Team Academic Excellence Awards, created by the NABC Committee on Academics to recognize teams with at least a 3.0 GPA.

Obituaries

Patricia Bryson “Pat” Revis, 82, of Sylva went home to be with…

Harvey John DeWolf, 95, passed away on Friday, June 28, 2019.

Carroll N. Henson, 83, of Sylva went home to be with the Lord,…

Thomas Edward Davis, 46, of Cullowhee, passed away Sunday, Jun…

Letters to the Editor

The Jackson County Genealogical Society Fun-raiser was a wonderful success. Thank you to the many merchants and individuals who donated their time, their talent, food and drinks, and wonderful Silent Auction items to make this event successful. Thank you to the Town of Sylva, the Sylva Polic…

We’ve all heard of “The Road to Nowhere.’’ Well, how about a town with fewer businesses, because, we are told, we need some fancy street. Well, Sylva, in the past, has demolished many neat buildings, like Sylva Central High School and Elementary Schools. The train depot, the Ritz Theatre and…

Two hundred people from Cashiers, Franklin, Highlands, Sylva and Macon and Jackson counties attended the BlueZones Kickoff Presentation on Monday, June 10. As chair of the organizing committee, I want to thank everyone who attended this gathering of communities in Western Carolina.

I appreciate the Town of Sylva and the DOT having public meetings concerning the massive and complex N.C. 107 construction project, but I support Jeannie Kelley’s points in her June 13 letter to the editor. I do not believe most citizens and perhaps even the boards of commissioners themselve…

The June 13 edition of The Sylva Herald included a letter to the editor titled “Community should be worried about roadwork plan.” I understand Mrs. Kelly’s opposition to the plan for the proposed roadwork as it will affect Kelsave Drugs and Krismart, businesses with which she has a financial…

Court News

The following persons were arrested by the Sylva Police Department between July 8 and 14:

A term of Jackson County Superior Court convened July 1 at the Justice Center with Judge Brad Letts presiding.