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Wednesday, July 08, 2020

During July, the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation is celebrating National Picnic Month with a new twist on a summer tradition, the Picnic for the Parkway event. Fans of the national park unit are invited to connect through this virtual fundraising event and host a picnic in support of the sceni…

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A pair of trackhoes take a rest after demolishing the building that housed Ryan’s Steakhouse for 20 years. The restaurant closed in September 2018. Its demolition will make room for “two multi-tenant outparcel buildings,” said Stacey Cachat of property owner Tricor International Corporation …

A new survey commissioned by National 4‑H Council, and conducted by the Harris Poll, finds that seven in 10 teens are struggling with their mental health in the wake of COVID-19.

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When the going gets tough, the tough get better. Adversity breeds strength, character and resilience. These are common sayings, recited with the intent to help put a perspective on one’s current ailments and the positives that they can bring.

Southwestern Community College will start its fall semester as scheduled Aug. 17, and officials are rolling out a number of schedule adjustments and format changes to help keep students and employees safe during the ongoing pandemic.

City Lights Bookstore will host a drive-by book signing at 5 p.m. Tuesday. Leah Hampton, author of the short story collection “F*ckFace,” will set up outside the store for folks – who must wear masks – to drive up and have books signed.

THE JACKSON COUNTY COON HUNTERS ASSOCIATION will have a turkey shoot at 7 p.m. Saturday at 44 Oak Hill Drive in Sylva. A $5 dinner plate will be served at 5 p.m., followed by the shoot at 7 p.m. Ammo is provided, five shots for $20. Contact Matthew Bryson at 508-6465 for more information.

Hands on Jackson, when scores of volunteers fan out through the community to help neighbors in need, has been postponed until spring due to COVID-19. In effort to ensure the safety of the volunteers who help with this event and those who are served, organizers decided to postpone from its us…

Wednesday, July 01, 2020

Last Wednesday, Gov. Roy Cooper announced the state would remain in Phase II of his re-opening plan. His office later released these guidelines for halting the spread of COVID-19.

Post traumatic stress disorder – known as PTSD – can affect anyone, at any age. Commonly associated with combat veterans, PTSD can result from experiencing or witnessing any traumatic event, such as a physical or sexual assault, a serious accident or a natural disaster.

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Many of the benefits of soil are easy to appreciate. It grows the plants we love to admire and consume and makes up most of the ground we walk on. 

• 5:15 p.m. Wednesday, July 1, Webster town board, conducted electronically via Zoom. Members of the public who would like to listen to the board meeting will need to submit a request by calling Town Hall at 631-5103 or via email at info@townofwebster.org no later than 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 3…