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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…

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY’S fifth annual Bloom and Build Festival is set for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday in downtown Dillsboro. There will be live music, a silent auction, food and drinks, and fun and games. Visit the festival’s Facebook page to learn more.

Prior to his retirement, N.C. Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Martin appointed District Attorney Ashley Welch to the N.C. Innocence Commission.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

THE JACKSON COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY is starting a monthly documentary series called DocuWednesday. It will be held on the last Wednesday of each month at 4 p.m. The movies will be shown in the movie theater in the Community Room. At the end of each movie, the staff member who selected that doc…

The Jackson County Genealogical Society recently presented its 2018 awards. The Daniel Washington Deitz Memorial Award, presented for service to the JCGS, went to Joe Deitz and The Deitz Family, traditional mountain musicians who have frequently volunteered their talent to perform at Society…

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Great Smoky Mountains National Park has announced that some areas of the park that were closed due to the government shutdown became accessible to visitors again on Sunday.

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The Southern Appalachians abound in butterflies and moths (order Lepidoptera, meaning “scaly-winged” insects), the fourth-largest insect group worldwide.

Members of the Glenville Area Historical Society Notable Glenvillians Committee are deep into research of the names and lives of local Glenville people who have notoriety for a variety of accomplishments and pursuits.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

The Jackson County Department of Social Services will celebrate Thursday, Sept. 20, as National Child Welfare Social Worker Recognition Day. This day is an opportunity to raise awareness about the work being done across the country by social work professionals 

Wednesday, July 25, 2018