CLARIFICATION: In the June 13 issue of the Sylva Herald, in a story about the county budget, it was reported that commissioners did not fund a new curriculum coordinator position for the Jackson County Schools. They did fund the position. See page 2A for an updated story on the position.

The Beta Club at Fairview School installed a free tiny library on the grounds of the school this year. The students planned, organized and worked with family and staff to get the library built and installed. Fairview Beta Club would like to invite community members to use the library by taki…

Margie and Joe Stephans held a car wash fundraiser April 28 to raise money for Wake Forest Urology in Winston-Salem. Proceeds will help find a cure for interstitial cystitis. More than $200 was raised washing cars, and a local restaurant donated $100. One more fundraiser will be held this su…

CLARIFICATION: In the May 30 issue of The Sylva Herald, in a story about the county library budget request, it was reported the Jackson County Library had “several hundred thousand” visits last year, not including visits to the Albert-Carlton Cashiers Community Library. County Librarian Trac…

VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED at Equinox Ranch to transform the building to meet the needs of the program for combat veterans. Volunteers of all experiences and skill levels are welcome. Contact Margo Capparelli at equinox.ranch@yahoo.com or 356-8307.

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

The Beta Club at Fairview School installed a free tiny library on the grounds of the school this year. The students planned, organized and worked with family and staff to get the library built and installed. Fairview Beta Club would like to invite community members to use the library by taki…

Applications will be accepted through Saturday for the first Sylva Art and Design Committee local art pop-up gallery. The event will be downstairs at Black Balsam Outdoors in downtown Sylva from 6-9 p.m. July 26.

Margie and Joe Stephans held a car wash fundraiser April 28 to raise money for Wake Forest Urology in Winston-Salem. Proceeds will help find a cure for interstitial cystitis. More than $200 was raised washing cars, and a local restaurant donated $100. One more fundraiser will be held this su…

Wednesday, June 05, 2019

CLARIFICATION: In the May 30 issue of The Sylva Herald, in a story about the county library budget request, it was reported the Jackson County Library had “several hundred thousand” visits last year, not including visits to the Albert-Carlton Cashiers Community Library. County Librarian Trac…

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED at Equinox Ranch to transform the building to meet the needs of the program for combat veterans. Volunteers of all experiences and skill levels are welcome. Contact Margo Capparelli at equinox.ranch@yahoo.com or 356-8307.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

THE SYLVA HERALD will be closed Monday for Memorial Day. The deadline for news and classified advertising will be noon Friday.

Wednesday, May 08, 2019

THE FOLLOWING VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES are available in Jackson County this month: Community Table – help serve meals or help with the food pantry and backpack program; Friends of the Library – sorting, pricing and register help. For more information, call John Chicoine at the Volunteer Cente…

Wednesday, May 01, 2019

Jackson County residents received the Governor’s Award for Volunteer Service at a recent Jackson County Department on Aging Board Meeting. Bill and Sylvia Goforth received the award for their service with Meals on Wheels; they always go the extra mile for people they serve on their route. In…

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

East LaPorte Masonic Lodge #358 and Dillsboro Masonic Lodge #459 wish to express our appreciation to the family and friends of Jackson County for the patronage at our Charity Yard Sale April 6 at the Stanberry Insurance parking lot.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

CITY LIGHTS BOOKSTORE will host four poets at 3 p.m. Saturday to celebrate National Poetry Month. Dee Stribling writes poetry and prose primarily around rural landscape and culture. She is the current Poet Laureate of Hillsborough. Kim Blum-Hyclak makes her home and her garden in Lancaster, …

The Rotary Club of Sylva continues to honor veterans through Honor Flights to Washington, D.C., with Blue Ridge Honor Flight. The next Honor Flight is May 4. Scott Baker will be going as a Guardian for his uncle, Tom Baker, and also for Doug Bryson. Both served in Vietnam. Lyn Lazar will be …

Wednesday, April 03, 2019

A 3D PRINTER USERS GROUP is forming at the Jackson County Library. Dennis Cox, who has a technology background and was a member of a similar group in Atlanta, hopes to lead a club that is appropriate for beginners as well as those with more experience. An initial meeting is set for 6 p.m. Th…

From left to right: Bill Moore, WoodmenLife sales representative; Laura Brown, HUB social worker; Rita Norris, WoodmenLife Chapter 560 treasurer; and Marvin Bolick, WoodmenLife member.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Thumbs up to the Cleaning up the Mountains event, which runs March 31-April 6. Those wanting to participate should call the Jackson County Public Works Department at 586-2437 and let them know which secondary road is being picked to clean. Volunteers may also pick up the orange DOT litter ba…

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

A COMMUNITY SQUARE DANCE will be held from 7-9 p.m. Saturday, March 30, at the old Webster School. Caller Rodney Sutton will teach and call all dances to live old-time music. No experience or partner is necessary. For more information, email pammanottus@gmail.com.

March for Meals is set for Downtown Sylva on Saturday. Participants will gather at the Jackson County Farmers Market on Railroad Avenue. Registration will begin at 11:30 a.m., and the march will take place at noon. All participants will receive a free T-shirt while supplies last. The two-fol…

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

GEORGE SINGLETON will return to City Lights Bookstore at 3 p.m. Saturday to present his new short story collection, “Staff Picks.” “In the tradition of Donald Barthelme, T.C. Boyle, Flannery O’Connor and Raymond Carver, Singleton creates lingering, darkly comedic tales by drawing from those …

Wednesday, March 06, 2019

FREE CHILDREN’S CLOTHES will be available at Sylva Seventh Day Adventist’s God’s Closet from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Pay a $1 entrance fee and shop free.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

A TRIBUTE TO THE LATE MIKE NICHOLS is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday in the sanctuary of Sylva First Baptist Church. This tribute to Nichols, who served as something of a music ambassador for this community, will include music by Sylva Bells, Carolina Consort, Christian Harmony Singers and a …

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

OCHRE HILL BAPTIST CHURCH will open The Lord’s Closet from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27. A meal will be served, and food boxes, clothing, shoes and household items will be available.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

CORRECTION: The story “Community Table leader: break-in ‘disappointing’” in last week’s Sylva Herald, used the phrase “inside job” in reference to the incident. Community Table Director Paige Christie, who was interviewed in the article, did not use that phrase. Christie said Friday there wa…

Wednesday, February 06, 2019

THE GUARDIAN AD LITEM program is currently seeking volunteers to be the voice of a child in court. The N.C. Guardian ad Litem Program depends on volunteerism, and its work is only made possible by volunteers who are committed to the cause of keeping children safe from future harm. There will…

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

THE DEMOCRATIC WOMEN OF JACKSON COUNTY is sponsoring a chili supper from 5-8 p.m. today (Thursday) at the Webster Family Resource Center. The event features homemade chili, all the fixings and lots of sides (including vegan), and music. Attendees are asked to bring food items or money for th…

Wednesday, January 09, 2019

THE HAYWOOD JACKSON VOLUNTEER CENTER has many different opportunities for those who want to volunteer their time. Help in store or with pickups at the Disability Partners Thrift Store, answer phone calls or package food with United Christian Ministries or help cut wood on the first Saturday …

Wednesday, January 02, 2019

THE JACKSON COUNTY SOLID WASTE DEPARTMENT will accept Christmas trees for free from Jackson County residents at the Cashiers Transfer Station located at 4560 N.C. 107 South, Cashiers, and at the Jackson County Transfer Station located at 1172 Mineral Springs Drive, Sylva. For more informatio…

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

The Department on Aging Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) helped multiple Medicare beneficiaries during Medicare Part D Open Enrollment. The SHIIP Program is happy to report that through Medicare counseling they were able to save Medicare beneficiaries a total of $623,748…

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

WEBSTER BAPTIST CHURCH will hold its annual Christmas Day Dinner Outreach for those who are homebound, in nursing homes without family, and those in critical jobs having to work on Christmas Day. The church will deliver more than 300 meals and take gift bags to nursing home residents. The co…

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

ZION HILL BAPTIST AND THE PUMPKINTOWN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CLUB will have their annual Christmas party at the Pumpkintown community center at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16. There will be a covered dish meal with meats provided by Zion Hill Baptist. Food should be at the center by 4 p.m. Singing…

Wednesday, December 05, 2018

LIVE FORGIVEN CHURCH, formerly Covenant Christian Church, located at 45 Crown Ridge Road, Sylva, will host a grocery giveaway beginning at 12:30 p.m. Sunday. This is open to anyone who could use a little extra help this month. For more information, call 586-0199 or email covenantfoodministry…

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

HOSPICE HOUSE FOUNDATION OF WNC has received a $2,000 grant from the Jackson County Unrestricted Endowment Fund, a component fund of the N.C. Community Foundation. The purpose of the grant is to subsidize oversight of the construction of a hospice inpatient facility in Franklin, which will s…

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

THE COMMUNITY TABLE WILL BE HOLDING A THANKSGIVING MEAL for those in need in Jackson County from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. today (Thursday). The meal will include Thanksgiving classics and is free for those in need. To donate to the community table or for more information see www.communitytable.org.

Wednesday, November 07, 2018

THE ANNUAL JACKSON COUNTY VETERANS DAY PARADE is scheduled for 3 p.m. Sunday in downtown Sylva. Participants will begin at Mark Watson Park and march down West Main Street. The parade will turn onto Mill Street and proceed back to Mark Watson. Traffic will be routed along Dillsboro Road and …

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY’S HOMECOMING PARADE is set for 6:15 p.m. Friday in downtown Sylva. Participants will start at Mark Watson Park and travel east. After parading down West Main Street, those walking will turn onto Mill Street and proceed west to Bridge Park. WCU’s marching band will…

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

THE JACKSON COUNTY PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT is partnering with Mike and Norma Clayton to prepare and promote a fall 2018 community litter sweep week, called “Cleaning Up the Mountains.” Materials such as bags, safety vests, gloves, instructions and safety information will be available at the …

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

THE ANNUAL RAYMOND STOVALL POOR MAN’S LUNCH, hosted by the United Methodist Men of the First United Methodist Church of Sylva, will be held in the church’s Christian Life Center on Friday, Oct. 26, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The meal will consist of pinto beans, potatoes, cole slaw, a drink and …

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

R.L. and Mary Roper Passmore, of Whittier, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Oct. 10 with family. They have one daughter, Sherry Cabe. They have three grandsons, Lyle, William and Daniel Cabe.

Wednesday, October 03, 2018

THE WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA CIVIL WAR ROUND TABLE will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at the Jackson County Library in the Community Room, on the second floor of the old Courthouse. There will be a meet and greet with the speaker at Bogart’s Restaurant in Sylva at 5 p.m. There will be have a social ho…

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Back to school backpacks were recently donated to Fairview School and Cullowhee Valley School by Sylva Woodmen of the World, Chapter 560. Many families cannot afford school supplies, and the Woodmen chapter wanted to help with backpacks filled with school supplies to help. From left: Woodmen…

Enjoy a movie and a gourmet meal at Mad Batter Food & Film in Sylva. Thursday, Friday, Saturday, at various times, “Solo” is playing. A Star Wars movie, it focuses on the life of hero Hans Solo and how he came to be involved in the rebellion. All showings are free. Call 586-3555 or visit…

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

A CAR SHOW AND SWAP MEET is set for Uncle Bill’s Flea Market on U.S. 74-441 between Sylva and Whittier on Sunday. A $100 prize and trophy for best car and best truck will be given; visitors will judge the show. Cash and trophy prizes will also be given for second and third place.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Wednesday, September 05, 2018

THE JACKSON COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY will have a meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, at the Cashiers/Glenville Recreation Center. The guest speaker will be Doug Farmer, candidate for Jackson County sheriff. For details, contact Ralph Slaughter at 743-6491.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

THE SYLVA HERALD WILL BE CLOSED in observance of the Labor Day holiday Monday, Sept. 3. The deadline for classified advertising for next week’s edition is noon, Friday, and the news deadline is 5 p.m. Friday.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

THE JACKSON COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY will meet at the Sylva headquarters at 91 West Main St. across the street from the discount bread store at 6:30 p.m. tonight (Thursday). Doug Farmer, GOP candidate for sheriff, and other candidates will speak. For details, call Ralph Slaughter at 743-6491.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

THE INMAN CHAPEL’S annual homecoming and reunion with dinner on the grounds will be held Sunday. The Historic Inman Chapel is located in Haywood County, just off Lake Logan Road, adjacent to the Lake Logan Fire Department. Registration is at 10:30 a.m., and the history program is at 11:30 a.…

Wednesday, August 08, 2018

THE NORTH CAROLINA LICENSE PLATE AGENCY, located on East Main Street, Sylva, will be closed for vacation Aug. 20 through Aug. 24.

Wednesday, August 01, 2018

CLARIFICATION: In a paragraph of the July 26 Herald article, “Jackson’s General plans move,” material attributed to co-owner Crystal Cogdill about the move should have read as follows: “The court records indicate the reasons for the new owners wanting us out of the building was that we were …

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

A CELEBRATION OF THE 28TH ANNIVERSARY of the Americans with Disabilities Act sponsored by Disability Partners will be held today (Thursday) at 4 p.m. The event will be at the Sylva location, 525 Mineral Springs Drive. It will feature food, music and bingo. Attendees are asked to bring a side…

Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Jackson Paper Manufacturing has awarded three $500 scholarships for the 2017-2018 school year. Scholarship recipients are Matthew Cabe, Jacob Gass and Cole Jones. Cabe is a Smoky Mountain High grad with plans to study Diesel Mechanics at Lincoln Tech. He is the son of Chad and Michelle Cabe …