70 years ago - Sept. 14, 1950
• Hayesville thumped Sylva 24-0 in the football season opener, with the Golden Hurricanes being held to one yard rushing and zero passing.
• Plans for the 33rd annual Cherokee Indian Fair, set for Oct. 3, were announced.
• “Old Texas Trail,” starring Rod Cameron and Fuzzy Knight, was playing at the Sylva Drive-In Theatre.
60 years ago - Sept. 8, 1960
• The 11th season of “Unto These Hills” closed with an attendance of 116,436.
• Sylva-Webster’s Golden Eagle football squad routed Hayesville 27-0.
• Rave reviews poured in on Hamburg Kraut, grown and packed in Jackson County and newly available in grocery stores.
50 years ago - Sept. 10, 1970
• Attendance for the 1970 season of “Unto These Hills” topped 140,000.
• Gary Cowan accounted for 30 points in Sylva-Webster’s 54-6 football win over Hayesville.
• Dillsboro increased its minimum water rate for town residents from $2 to $3.50.
40 years ago - Sept. 11, 1980
• Mandatory water conservation measures were instituted in Sylva, with drought conditions drawing down the town’s reserves to a five-day supply.
• The Cullowhee Rebels defeated Cherokee 42-6 in gridiron action.
• Coming off a 16-14 win over VMI, Western Carolina’s Catamounts were set to travel to Knoxville to face the Tennessee Volunteers.
30 years ago - Sept. 13, 1990
• Fourteen new degree programs, including two doctorates, were among proposals presented to Western Carolina University’s Board of Trustees.
• Preliminary census figures showed Jackson County’s population at 26,497.
• Sylva’s 210th MP Company received mobilization orders amidst the crisis in Kuwait.
20 years ago - Sept. 14, 2000
• 175 marijuana plants were dug up by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department in Balsam.
• Smoky Mountain set a football school record for points with a 57-6 romp over Madison.
• Western Carolina’s Catamounts rolled up 681 yards of offense in a 53-10 win over Lenoir-Rhyne.
10 years ago - Sept. 9, 2010
• Members of the Appalachian Women’s Museum were set to open their first exhibit Saturday at the restored canning house at Dillsboro’s Monteith Farmstead.
• Enka rolled up 504 yards of total offense in a 49-7 rout of Smoky Mountain in a non-conference football game at Enka.
• Western Carolina took a 7-0 lead, but N.C. State scored on eight straight possessions and blasted the Catamounts 48-7 in the season’s first football game before 56,417 fans at Raleigh’s Carter-Finley Stadium.