70 years ago - June 15, 1950
• Pee Wee Hamilton was named head coach and athletic director at Sylva High School, replacing James Barnwell, who resigned to finish his master’s degree.
• Southern Railway announced it was launching a highway trailer express service between Asheville and Murphy.
• 382 students registered for the first summer semester at Western Carolina Teachers College.
60 years ago - June 16, 1960
• Sylva Commissioners adopted an ordinance requiring a building permit for new construction in the town.
• Hooper Motor Company offered a 1949 Buick four-door with “five good tires” for $195.
• A total of 107 runs were scored in five Little League games, including a 32-7 win by the Lions over the Colts.
50 years ago - June 18, 1970
• “Unto These Hills” began its 21st season.
• Ceremonies were held at the Waterrock Knob parking area for the naming of Browning Knob.
• Sirloin steaks were on sale at Ensley’s Supermarket for $1.19 a pound.
40 years ago - June 19, 1980
• The first Committee on Aging was formed in Jackson County.
• A $570,000 budget that included an across-the-board 8 percent pay increase for all employees was proposed for the Town of Sylva.
• The third annual Tuckaseigee Classic softball tournament was set to kick off.
30 years ago - June 21, 1990
• Vandals hit Dillsboro, throwing potted plants from their containers onto the street.
• Webster approved highway safety actions including new signage and a speed limit reduction.
• Haywood Savings offered 12-month certificates of deposit with a 8.33 percent yield.
20 years ago - June 22, 2000
• The Sylva Herald won six N.C. Press Association Advertising Contest awards, led by Margo Gray’s two firsts and a third.
• Judge Marlene Hyatt ordered the removal of a billboard near Dillsboro that had drawn complaints that it negatively impacted the landscape of the town.
10 years ago- June 17, 2010
• The Friends of the Library Used Bookstore received a donation of 3,900 books and items from Rob Goodwin.
• A ceremony was set to name a bridge on Interstate 40 at Exit 31 in Haywood County for Trooper Shawn Blanton in recognition of Blanton’s service to the state. The 2002 Smoky Mountain High graduate had been gunned down two years prior in the line of duty while serving with the Highway Patrol.