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 not the right fit for the building or the right fit for them.”
CARLEY MATTIMORE AND LINDA STAR WOLF will visit City Lights Bookstore at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 8, to present their new book, “Sacred Messengers of Shamanic Africa: Teachings from Zep Tepi, the Land of First Time.” The book is a guide to connecting with the wisdom and energies of ancient Africa and more. To reserve copies, call City Lights at 586-9499.
THE CONNER FAMILY REUNION (descendants of Frank and Caroline Conner) will be held at 1 p.m., Sunday at the Swain County Senior Center in Bryson City.
THE SYLVA CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL Class of 1947 will meet for its 71st anniversary at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at Ryan’s Family Steakhouse.
MOTION MAKERS BICYCLE SHOP, at 36 Allen St. in Sylva, won “Best Retailer in the Sylva/Cullowhee Area” in the 2018 Mountain Xpress poll. The annual honors are voted on by readers of the weekly publication.
THE QUALLA VOLUNTEER FIRE AND RESCUE DEPARTMENT will have an open house and barbecue supper from noon to 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for children under age 12. All proceeds will go toward equipment purchases. Donations are accepted at P.O. Box 303 Whittier, NC 28789.
THE PUMPKINTOWN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CLUB will have its monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14, at the Community Center.
SYLVA POLICE DEPARTMENT will hold a giant block party from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Bridge Park. Additionally, a bike rodeo takes place earlier, at 2 p.m., and a movie will be shown at 8 p.m. Kids should bring their own bikes. At the block party, there will be police, fire, EMS vehicles and more, such as a carnival, food, a DWI simulator and jump houses. For more information, call 586-2916.