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Wednesday, August 14, 2019

The N.C. Department of Transportation is changing a policy that focuses on evaluating every mode of travel for projects. The changes will enhance the safety and efficiency of the state’s transportation network.

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Wednesday, July 31, 2019

At its July 25 meeting, the Sylva town board voted to extend a conditional use permit to allow KRP Investments to construct up to 60 units of workforce and affordable housing, called the Village Overlook Apartments, along U.S. 23 Business.

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

At their July 16 meeting, the Jackson County Board of Commissioners approved a memorandum of understanding to allow Southwestern Community College space at the Department on Aging in case of emergency.

Jackson County Parks and Recreation is planning an End of Summer Bash at the Recreation Center in Cullowhee for children going into grades 3-7 from 6-10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16. The cost is $10 and includes pizza, snacks and drinks. Games and activities will be held in the Recreation Center. Pr…

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

The N.C. Department of Public Instruction announced the 2019-20 U.S. Department of Agriculture policy for free and reduced price meals for children enrolled in North Carolina’s schools. The federally-assisted school nutrition programs help ensure all students have access to wholesome, nutrit…

Representative Joe Sam Queen will host a town hall meeting from 4-5 p.m. Saturday at Southwestern Child Development Commission, 1528 Webster Road. Queen is a Democrat serving District 119, which includes Jackson County.

The Glenville History Museum is open from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday until October 1. The museum covers the history of Old Glenville, New Glenville and the building of the dam and Lake Glenville with historic photos, documents, artifacts and antiques. Check out information at …

Wednesday, July 10, 2019
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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

DISABILITY PARTNERS will have its annual Celebration of the Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act at noon Thursday, July 11. There will be BBQ and vegetarian options, plus sides. RSVP to Mandy by July 5 at 631-1167. DisAbility Partners’ Sylva Office is at 525 Mineral Springs Dri…

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

CLARIFICATION: Last week’s Noteworthy listed volunteer opportunities for the Community Table including help serving meals and with the food pantry and backpack program. The Community Table is not currently offering a backpack program. Truck unloadoing days are listed at the Community Table website.

Wednesday, May 01, 2019

THE SIXTH ANNUAL JACKSON COUNTY BIKE RODEO will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Cullowhee Recreation Center. This is a free event for all Jackson County children pre-K through eighth grade. Children will participate in a variety of stations – bike safety checks, helmet inspection…

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

The U.S. Forest Service is proposing to change recreation fees at four areas on the Pisgah and Nantahala National Forests, including the Wayehutta OHV Trail Complex, and has opened an official public comment period running to May 31.

Nick Breedlove, director of the Jackson County Tourism Development Authority, has been elected to a two-year term on the board of the Southeast Tourism Society. Breedlove, who has been at the Jackson County TDA since 2016, will serve through 2021.

SMOKY MOUNTAIN HIGH SCHOOL’S Future Farmers of America chapter will host a spring plant sale starting Monday, May 6. There will be vegetable plants, bedding plants, individual pots, hanging baskets, perennials and more. The sale will be from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. For mor…

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

CITY LIGHTS BOOKSTORE will welcome Ann Melton at 3 p.m. Saturday to present her book “While Walking with God.” “The events of this book illustrate God’s unlimited and amazing power; he is able to do immeasurably more than we can ask or imagine,” Melton said. “May these true accounts of many …

George Durden steps into his new role as chairman of the Jackson County Republican Party hoping to play a role generate more job opportunities for young people.

Gov. Roy Cooper and state Rep. Joe Sam Queen, D-119, exit the Moore Building on the Western Carolina University campus last Friday. The governor was touring the western counties to tout his education program. Cooper’s proposed budget includes significant new funding for the University of Nor…

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

The annual Jackson County Democratic Party convention was held March 30. The following officers, from left, were elected: Chairman Frank Burrell, First Vice Chair Cynthia Burke, Second Vice Chair Lorna Barnett, Third Vice Chair Penny Smith, Secretary Drucilla Russell and Treasurer Bill Burke…

CITY LIGHTS BOOKSTORE will host four poets at 3 p.m. Saturday to celebrate National Poetry Month. Dee Stribling writes poetry and prose primarily around rural landscape and culture. She is the current Poet Laureate of Hillsborough. Kim Blum-Hyclak makes her home and her garden in Lancaster, …

A session of Jackson County Criminal Superior Court will begin Monday, May 6. Potential jurors should report to Room 220 of the Jackson County Justice Center on that date.

Lisa Leatherman, community relations manager for Duke Energy, recently presented to the Sylva Rotary Club a program on the history of the West Fork Project for Duke Energy. She detailed the work from the original hydroelectric projects for Nantahala Power and Light and highlighted the dam co…