Members of Western Carolina Dog Fanciers Association and their dogs met with participants at Jackson County Recreation Center for the Fun 4 Kids Day Camp last Thursday. The dogs shown presented some of the many talents possessed by dogs: certified therapy work, AKC scent work and obedience.

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Wednesday, June 29, 2022

When 92-year-old Charles Stallings decided he wanted to write the story of his life, he did not even have a computer. Instead, he sat down at his table with a pen and began to write longhand.

Lindley Wyatt of the Barkers Creek community recently attended the National FBI Youth Leadership Academy in Raleigh. The all-expenses-paid, invitation-only program focused on leadership qualities and team building within the FBI structure.

The Mountain Artisans’ Summertime Art & Craft Show is from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday the Ramsey Center at Western Carolina University.

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

The 13th annual season of Concerts on the Creek continues on Friday when The Rewind House Band hits the Bridge Park stage in Sylva from 7-9 p.m.

Members of Western Carolina Dog Fanciers Association and their dogs met with participants at Jackson County Recreation Center for the Fun 4 Kids Day Camp last Thursday. The dogs shown presented some of the many talents possessed by dogs: certified therapy work, AKC scent work and obedience.

A lecture and demonstration by folk singer and storyteller Lee Knight will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the recital hall of Western Carolina University’s Coulter Building.

The Library hosts a Family Night Bingo for Books at 6 p.m. today (Thursday) in the Community Room. This Family Night is part of the Summer Learning Program. Anyone interested in the Summer Learning Program can register by coming to the Youth Services Desk on the first floor of the Library, o…

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

The Jackson County Public Library is hosting Sylva’s own Professor Whizzpop at 10:30 a.m. Friday and Hula Hooping with Kelly Jewell-Timco at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, June 22. Both events are in the Community Room.

Wednesday, June 08, 2022

The 13th season of Concerts on the Creek continues Friday with a performance by the Maggie Valley Band from 7-9 p.m. TMVB released their album “The Hardest Thing” in 2018 In 2019, TMVB released the singles, “Silence” and “Something New” under the production of Jantzen Wray.

Tony and Irma Almengual, formerly Irma Diaz, will mark 60 years of marriage on Friday. The couple was married June 10, 1962 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Tampa, Florida.

Three generations of the Brethauer family celebrated their birthdays on the same day, June 1.

These tote bags are available at the Friends of the Library Bookstore for $8. FOTL invites bag owners to take them on adventures this summer, snap pictures and send them to the FOTL Facebook Group to win prizes.

Relationship coach, educator and speaker Terri Crosby will visit City Lights Bookstore at 3 p.m. Saturday. She is the author of “How to Save Your Fourth Marriage” and “100 Words: Small Servings of Whimsy and Wisdom to Calm the Mind and Nourish the Heart.”

Wednesday, June 01, 2022

Workshops at Dogwood Crafters in June include pine needle basket artist Joyce Lantz teaching the weaving technique needed to cover a ring and create a woven design that forms the basis of a pine needle project.

As part of the N.C. Department of Transportation Clean Sweep, the Jackson County Keep Our Mountains Clean and Green Litter Task Force held the annual spring litter pickup from April 16-30.

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Medal winners in the Smoky Mountain Senior Games held over the past month are listed below. These medal winners qualify for competition in the North Carolina Senior Games State Finals scheduled for the last week of September in Raleigh.

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

The Jackson County Recreation Center hosted the annual Jackson County Bike Rodeo on Saturday, May 7, a free event for all Jackson County youth.

Mainspring Conservation Trust, Needmore Outdoors and Endless Rivers Adventures are partnering together for a community float trip down the Tuckaseigee River on Thursday, May 26.

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Western North Carolina launched its biggest recruitment drive of the year May 1, seeking 100 mentors in 30 days. The organization is working to sign up many new Jackson County “Bigs” to have fun with local kids.

The Jackson County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors held a ribbon cutting for the grand opening of the new Sylva location of El Patron Mexican Restaurant at 86 W. Main St. on Cinco de Mayo, May 5. They will have all of their longtime menu items, plus a few new specials. There are larger seati…

Wednesday, May 04, 2022

The monthly Creating Community Workshop starts at 10 a.m. Saturday, in the Atrium of the Jackson County Public Library. This month’s workshop is a two-part macrame class that will be continued on May 14 at the same time.

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

The annual Yerkfest celebration returns at 5 p.m. Saturday at Dillsboro’s Innovation Station to honor the life of Erica Waldrop. Yerkfest is a collaborative event with Quirky Birds Bistro that is curated by Brad Waldrop of Old Dirty Bathtub with music at two locations.

“Just Over the Hill: Black Appalachians in Jackson County,” a decade-old book that recounts the stories of local African Americans, is getting a second life, thanks to Western Carolina University.

Authors Luke Manget and Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle will discuss Manget’s new book “Ginseng Diggers: A History of Root and Herb Gathering in Appalachia” at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 30, at City Lights Bookstore.

City Lights Bookstore will wrap up Poetry Month with a special reading featuring three poets of wide repute. Host Jeffrey Franklin, Catherine Carter and Keith Flynn will read from their recent work at 1 p.m. Sunday.

Wednesday, April 13, 2022