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The Jackson County Farmers Market for the first time plans to go year-round outdoors at Bridge Park. The Wednesday evening market continues 3:30-6:30 p.m. through October, opening again in April. Saturday hours will change to 10 a.m.–1 p.m. beginning in November. The only exceptions are no m…

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

HERE in Jackson County has been awarded a grant from the Evergreen Foundation to support cold weather shelter for homeless individuals who also need treatment for mental health and substance use disorders.

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The Jackson County Farmers Market for the first time plans to go year-round outdoors at Bridge Park. The Wednesday evening market continues 3:30-6:30 p.m. through October, opening again in April. Saturday hours will change to 10 a.m.–1 p.m. beginning in November. The only exceptions are no m…

The Southwestern Commission is hosting a Regional Broadband Summit from 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, in the Burrell Building at Southwestern Community College.

Smoky Mountain High School students, from left, Alexa Anderson (sophomore), Victoria Wlosok (junior), Brayden Bryson (freshman) and Luz Velazquez (senior) were selected as Mustangs of the Month for October. The award is presented to students who best exemplify the spirit of Smoky Mountain Hi…

Numerous species native to the United States are threatened with extinction, and have been classified as “endangered” or “threatened” by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service or the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission.

The search for the next president of the University of North Carolina System will include a pair of “listening sessions” on the campus of its westernmost institution that are designed to provide members of the public with opportunities to share ideas on the qualities they would like to see i…

The Western Carolina Dog Fanciers Association held a food drive at this year’s Bark in the Park on Oct. 6. Well in excess of 200 pounds of food donations were gathered. The donated cat and dog food will be delivered to the recipients of Jackson and Haywood County’s Meals on Wheels program to…

Improvements are ongoing at the Duke Energy dam on the West Fork of the Tuckaseigee River at the Thorpe Power Plant. Duke is replacing a trash rack and installing a new headgate and rake at the dam, according to Lisa Leatherman, community relations manager. The trash rack is to catch debris …

Wednesday, October 09, 2019

The Board of Directors of Great Smokies Health Foundation approved the funding of 31 grants totaling $85,920 to non-profits, schools and governmental agencies in Jackson and Swain counties from the 2019 Thrift Shop Grant Program. Grants focused on health, wellness and prevention projects/programs.

The Jackson County Solid Waste Department will hold a shred day event for county residents from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday in the lower parking lot of the Justice Center. Residents are invited to bring their old documents and have them shredded at no cost.

Local residents seeking part-time or full-time employment have an upcoming opportunity to meet with several local employers in one convenient location.

Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) increased in 26 of North Carolina’s counties in August, decreased in 40, and remained unchanged in 34, according to figures released by the N.C. Department of Commerce.

Wednesday, October 02, 2019

About 70 people gathered Sept. 26 around Western Carolina University’s fountain with music and stories to honor Rainey Niles, 18, a student killed in a Sept. 18 car crash. Organizers handed out glowsticks, and candles were placed around the fountain. Mourners said Arabia loved to dance and t…

Western Carolina University is featured prominently – including a top 10 ranking – in regional and national categories of U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges of 2020” guidebook, released Sept. 9.

The Bardo Arts Center Sunday Cinema Series returns with more pre-recorded film presentations from the London stage. Benedict Cumberbatch is back in the title role in Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” at 3 p.m. Sunday.