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Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Western Carolina University students will be allowed to request grades of satisfactory or unsatisfactory for 2020 fall semester classes following a split-vote approval of a resolution of the Faculty Senate on Nov. 18.

The autumn leaves have almost entirely fallen off the trees, but don’t fret, you can still enjoy them as a critical part of your compost. Composting is a relatively easy tool that will not only reduce the waste your household creates, but it can support your plants’ and soil health.

• 6 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 1, Jackson County Board of Commissioners mixed virtual meeting, Justice Center. Citizens can make written or oral comments. Written comments will be accepted by email at angiewinchester@jacksonnc.org or directly to the Commissioners. Call 631-2213 to be added to the v…

Emily Buchanan, of Jackson County Public Schools, and Kathryn Darsillo, WCU student and project coordinator, look on as Keith and Lisa Buchanan donate snack items Nov. 14 during a WCU Beats Hunter Food Drive benefiting Jackson County School’s Stuff the Bus Program. With community donations, …

The Jackson County Chamber of Commerce Ambassador Team held a ribbon cutting/grand opening ceremony for JXT Company, a distributor of lighting, HVAC, electrical, plumbing and janitorial items, including COVID-safe PPE products , Nov. 10. JXT Company is located at 302 Skyland Drive in Sylva.

The board of advisors of the Jackson County Community Foundation, in partnership with the Balsam Mountain Preserve Fund for Jackson County, recently announced $34,650 in local grant awards.

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Vaya Health is seeking input on North Carolina’s publicly funded system for behavioral health and intellectual and/or developmental disability services during a live virtual town hall on Facebook.

The paths of two ladies who have served the Jackson County community for many years in the field of nursing have crossed in a very special and caring way.

The Community Table is offering a Thanksgiving Day meal to go Thursday, Nov. 26, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Following the meal, the Table will be closed until Wednesday, Dec. 2, to allow a break for staff and volunteers.

The final two months of the year are traditionally filled with a number of opportunities to celebrate with family, friends and co-workers.

JACKSON COUNTY NAACP BRANCH 54AB members, including Macon and Swain counties, are encouraged to vote for officers and members-at-large for the branch’s Executive Committee. The election runs through 6 p.m. Saturday. Members with email addresses will receive an electronic ballot. Members with…

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Wax is more important to modern life than you might realize. If you’ve recently eaten an apple, lit a candle, used lotion, chewed gum or driven on a tire, you’ve come into contact with some of the most common modern applications of wax 

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

The teachers and staff of Victory Christian School announce the following students made the A and A/B honor roll for the first quarter of 2020-21 school year.

As we have all likely observed during the last few months, some of the deadliest threats to our everyday lives come in microscopic packages.

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Flags for Heroes are shown on display at Courthouse Hill for Veterans Day. The Flags for Heroes Program is a project of the Rotary Club of Sylva, and maintains and displays Flags for Heroes on Memorial Day, the Fourth of July and Veterans Day. To adopt a flag or learn more, go to www.sylvaro…

In recognition of the service and sacrifice of members of the armed forces, the N.C. Forest Service is offering a 20 percent discount on tree seedling orders placed by active, honorably discharged or retired military personnel during November. The discount applies to the first $500 of all ne…

Western Carolina University received $583,074 in grant funding from the U.S. Department of Education for an afterschool program to improve the academic skills of students at Cullowhee Valley School who speak English as another language.

• 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, Jackson County Planning Board virtual meeting. To attend and observe the meeting call 631-2261 or email allisonkelley@jacksonnc.org and request the information to observe the meeting by video or to listen by phone. It will be required to provide an email address t…

I-beams from the Dillsboro and Sylva sides of the Haywood Road Bridge meet in the middle on Monday. The construction is on schedule and should be completed in the spring of 2021. Local traffic can now use Dillsboro Road and Old Home Town Road around the construction and back to Haywood Road.…

The board of advisors of the Jackson County Community Foundation, in partnership with the Balsam Mountain Preserve Fund for Jackson County, recently announced $34,650 in local grant awards.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that it is extending access to federal funding that will allow school districts to continue providing free meals through the end of the 2020-21 school year.

A federal jury in Asheville has convicted Shannon White, 43, of Bryson City, of distribution of a controlled substance resulting in death, announced Andrew Murray, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina.

The State of North Carolina Internship Program is now accepting applications for summer 2021. College students interested in careers in state government can apply through Jan. 4 to participate in the summer enrichment program.