Insects are capable of supremely impressive tasks accomplished through the dogged pursuit of hard work. Conservative estimates of the economic value of insects in the United States alone are over $50 billion a year through the pollination, recycling of nutrients, and pest control that these …

Greening of pastures and hayfields will be here before we know it and a sure sign of spring each year is the identifiable yellow flower of buttercup. Although some may enjoy the sight of these pretty yellow flowers, most livestock producers know that they are not enjoyable for livestock to eat.

Obituaries

Carl Rogers Shelton, age 84, died peacefully at home on Feb. 1…

Robert Lee “Buckshot” Gosnell, 77, of Sylva, N.C., passed away…

Elizabeth “Lib” Payne Sutton, 59, of Sylva passed away Sunday,…

Dr. Richard Lee Wall of Sylva, N.C., lovingly known as Rick or…

Letters to the Editor

Court News

The following persons were arrested by the Sylva Police Department between Feb. 10 and 16:

An administrative term of Jackson County Superior Court convened Feb. 5 at the Justice Center with Judges Brad Letts and Steven Warren presiding.

Two sessions of Jackson County District Court were held last week at the Justice Center with Judge Rick Walker presiding.