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 was no reason to believe any staff or volunteers were associated with the incident, and that money was the only thing taken in the break-in.

THE BLOOD CONNECTION will have a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday in the Burrell Building at Southwestern Community College. All blood types are welcome, and donors must bring photo identification. Donors get a $10 Walmart gift card. Those interested can make an appointment by calling 339-4305.

THE JACKSON COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY’S monthly meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Dillsboro Masonic Lodge. The agenda will cover plans for the Jackson County Republican Convention, which is confirmed for March 29 at the Jackson County Senior Center. New officers will be elected for years 2019-21, as well as delegates and alternates for the district and state conventions. For directions or additional information, contact Chairman Ralph Slaughter at 743-6491.

STATE REPRESENTATIVE JOE SAM QUEEN will host three back-to-back town halls Saturday in Jackson, Haywood and Swain counties. He will meet with constituents, listen to concerns and update the public on the General Assembly’s 2019 long session. The local town hall will be from 1-2 p.m. in the Community Room of the Jackson County Library.

THE JACKSON COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY will hold its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at party headquarters on Mill Street in Sylva. These monthly meetings include all precinct and party executive officers, as well as representatives of auxiliary organizations such as the Men’s Club, Democratic Women and Young Dems. Frank Burrell, party chairman, will preside. For more information, visit

THE JACKSON COUNTY BRANCH OF THE STATE NAACP will hold its February Membership Meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Liberty Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. The Program, “Will the Green New Deal be a Good Deal for African Americans,” begins at 11 a.m.

CALLER AARON RATCLIFFE will teach and call dances at the CommUnity Square Dance Saturday, Feb. 23, from 7-9 p.m. at the old Webster School. No experience or partner is necessary.

A YARD SALE to raise funds for Catamount School eighth-graders for their trip to Atlanta will be held Saturday, Feb. 23, from 8 a.m. to noon at LifeWay Community Church in downtown Sylva. Hot chocolate will be offered.