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Wednesday, December 04, 2019

Local nonprofit Vecinos Farmworker Health Program has received support from Jackson and Macon County Community Foundations to support the mission of improving the wellness of farmworkers and their families with healthcare, education, community partnership and advocacy.

APPALACHIAN FUNERAL SERVICES will hold a memorial service from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Monday to honor those lost in the last year. There will be light refreshments and a gospel singing with the Shelton Family. They will be collecting socks, tissues, snacks and other items to share with Meals on Whee…

Brody Scherman, son of Ernie and Amy Scherman of Webster, graduated from the U.S. Marine Corps boot camp at Parris Island, S.C., on Nov. 15. He left for Camp Geiger at Camp Lejeune on Dec. 3 for infantry school. After that he will go to Virginia for Security Forces training. He will then rec…

Christmas is a time of giving, and in the spirit of giving United Christian Ministries has cards designed for the season that say, “In your honor, or in memory of, a donation was made to the ministry by ____.”

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

As the season approaches when many people will gather with family and friends to enjoy and give thanks for their abundance, there is an often-overlooked segment of the population who will instead spend the holidays simply trying to meet their basic human needs.

Students from Cullowhee Valley and Fairview elementary schools performed with the N.C. Elementary Honors Chorus in Winston-Salem at the N.C. Music Educators Conference in early November. The chorus was made up of 200 auditioned 4th, 5th and 6th graders throughout the state. 

Burt Kornegay’s “A Guide’s Guide to Panthertown” is a detailed guide to Panthertown Valley, a 6,311-acre backcountry recreation area in Western North Carolina’s Nantahala National Forest, east of Cashiers. 

With winter fast approaching, the U.S. Forest Service urges outdoor enthusiasts to “Know Before You Go” and follow simple tips to stay safe when visiting the Nantahala, Pisgah, Uwharrie and Croatan National Forests during the colder months.

Southwestern Community College’s Small Business Center is offering a “Human Resources Summit” from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9, to teach business leaders efficient and effective practices for managing human resources. The one-day conference will be held in the Burrell Building.

GREEN ENERGY PARK is offering glass ornament classes from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, Dec. 7 and 14. Cost is $35 per time slot. Time slots will last for about 30 minutes and participants will make one ornament in that time. To register for a class call 631-0271.

The N.C. State Highway Patrol will be on the roadways this holiday season looking to stop dangerous driving before potentially life-changing collisions take place. The SHP joins roadway users across North Carolina in hopes of a safe and happy time Thanksgiving with family and friends.

“The holiday season is right around the corner and shoppers are crowding malls and discount stores to buy the latest gadgets and find the best deals,” said Jackson County Sheriff Chip Hall.

The Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation is announcing a matching grant for the organization’s new Trails and Views Forever fund. An anonymous donor is offering a challenge grant of $300,000 to jump-start this initiative to repair trails, picnic areas, campgrounds, overlooks and other amenities on …

Kudos to groups and individuals easing the burden of struggling families in Jackson during the holiday season, including the folks behind the Jackson County Toy Run, coming up Dec. 7. To participate or help out, contact Lisa Ford at 507-8971 or ldford2014@gmail.com or drop a new, unopened an…

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Dr. Joshua Wu has joined the staff at Harris Regional Hospital and will be offering orthopaedic services to patients in Sylva and Franklin.