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Wednesday, June 29, 2022

The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services has recently confirmed the first positive case of monkeypox within North Carolina. This case has been identified in Haywood County.

Becky Buller Band and Mountain Heart will be the headline musical acts for this year’s Mountain Heritage Day, the popular outdoor festival at Western Carolina University to be held this year on Saturday, Sept. 24, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

In cooperation with the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the North Shore Cemetery Association will be hosting decorations at Fairview, Nelms and Cook cemeteries on Sunday, July 17, with the first boat shuttle leaving at 9 a.m. and the last boat leaving at 10 a.m. from the Cable Cove Boat…

Homecoming festivities at Western Carolina University will have a different feel this fall, as the individual who has helped organize one of the biggest campus events for the past 19 years will no longer be serving as master of ceremonies.

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

On May 5 Southwestern Community College’s Therapeutic Massage program held a pinning ceremony for seven graduates in the Burrell Conference Center. Jackson County graduates are, from left: Melissa Swanson of Whittier, LiHui Noll of Sylva, Matt Nelson of Sylva and Noah Gallinger of Sylva. Not…

On May 12 Southwestern Community College’s Respiratory Therapy program held a pinning ceremony for eight graduates, including three from Jackson County, in the Burrell Conference Center. Jackson County graduates of the Respiratory Therapy program are, from left, Kendra Hall of Cullowhee, Ama…

Joshua Wilkey of Sylva has received a doctor of education degree from the University of Alabama. UA awarded 5,907 degrees during its spring commencement ceremonies May 6-8.

The Main Street Sylva Association has been designated as an Accredited Main Street America program for meeting performance standards. Each year, Main Street America and its partners announce the list of accredited programs to recognize their commitment to preservation-based economic developm…

This grassy area behind Motion Makers on Allen Street could be the site of a half-pipe skateboard ramp if the town board can make it work. “The skaters are excited about the ramp, and I hope that they can participate in some of the initial stages of the project all the way up to the build,” …

From left, Commander of the American Legion Post 104 Ed Harwood, Ronnie Short of the U.S. Marine Corps and Walter Ray Buchanan, U.S. Army, are shown receiving Quilts of Valor at the Jackson County Veterans Office on June 14. Veterans who would like a Quilt of Valor should contact County Serv…

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

The landscapes around us are a hunting ground for some of the most efficient killers known to science. Insect predators come in a wide range of shapes, sizes and even motivations. Adult wasps, for example, hunt in order to feed their young and rely on nectar for personal sustenance.

From left, Richard Arthur Blomgren, U.S. Navy, and Walter Ray Buchanan, U.S. Army, are shown receiving Quilts of Valor at the Jackson County Veterans Office. Veterans who would like a Quilt of Valor should contact County Service Officer Sheila Setzer at 631-2231 or sheilasetzer@jacksonnc.org.

Due to the ever-rising costs of gasoline, Southwestern Community College’s administration decided to move to virtual operations every Friday at all SCC campuses and locations.

THE DEMOCRATIC WOMEN OF JACKSON COUNTY will hold their monthly meeting via ZOOM at noon today (Thursday). Their guest will be Karen Burnett McCracken, Democratic candidate for the District 50 N.C. Senate seat. The DWJC will resume hybrid meetings in September.

With the help and cooperation of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the North Shore Cemetery Association will be hosting decorations at Bone Valley and Hall Cemeteries on Sunday, June 26, with the first boat shuttle leaving at 8:30 a.m. and the last boat leaving at 10 a.m. from the Cab…