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Wednesday, September 22, 2021
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Wednesday, September 01, 2021

• 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 7, Jackson County Board of Commissioners regular meeting, Justice Center, Room A201. Virtual options are available for observation or for public comments due to limited space. Citizens are invited to make written or oral comments. Written comments will be accepted by …

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

• 5:30 p.m. today (Thursday), Sylva town board virtual meeting. Call 586-2719 or email townclerk@townofsylva.org by noon on the day of the meeting to sign up to make public comment, including the topic you wish to speak on. If you wish to view the meeting, see www.youtube.com/channel/UCRL0vT…

The North Carolina mountain region’s housing market shows no sign of slowing down as summer sales marked yet another month of gains, according to figures released by Canopy MLS, a real estate data service.

Wednesday, July 28, 2021
Wednesday, July 21, 2021
Wednesday, July 14, 2021

The Jackson County Register of Deeds office announced last week they have implemented Cott Systems’ PropertyCheck in their office to help protect Jackson County residents/property owners from potential property and mortgage fraud.

An administrative term of Jackson County Superior Court convened June 28 at the Justice Center with Judge Brad Letts presiding.

Two sessions of Jackson County District Court were held last week at the Justice Center with Judge Roy Wijewickrama presiding.

Wednesday, July 07, 2021
Wednesday, June 30, 2021
Wednesday, June 23, 2021

The Sylva Fire Department elected officers for fiscal year 2021-22 on June 14. 

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

• 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 22, Jackson County Board of Education virtual meeting. In-person access to the meeting will not be permitted for the public. A livestream of the meeting will be available online on YouTube: http://bit.ly/JCPSBoard062221. Public comments can be made at publiccomment@jcp…

Wednesday, June 09, 2021

• 5:30 p.m. today (Thursday), Sylva town board virtual meeting. Call 586-2719 or email townclerk@townofsylva.org by noon on the day of the meeting to sign up to make public comment, including the topic you wish to speak on. If you wish to view the meeting, see www.youtube.com/channel/UCRL0vT…

Wednesday, June 02, 2021
Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Area nonprofit Mountain Projects launched the “Mountain Strong” campaign to address substance abuse. The most recent part of the campaign consists of billboards to discourage underage drinking. To learn more, visit www.mountainstrongwnc.org or call 452-1447.

• 1 p.m., Tuesday, June 1, Jackson County Board of Commissioners special budget work session, Justice Center. 5:55 p.m., public hearing to receive public comment on consideration of the proposed Fiscal Year 2021-22 budget. 6 p.m., regular board meeting. Citizens can make written or oral comm…

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

• 8:30 a.m. Monday, May 24, Tuesday, May 25 and Wednesday, May 26 (if necessary), Jackson County Board of Commissioners special budget work sessions, Justice Center, 401 Grindstaff Cove Road, Room A201. These meetings will be livestreamed via YouTube. The link is located on the county websit…

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

• 5:30 p.m. today (Thursday, May 13), Sylva town board virtual meeting. Call 586-2719 or email townclerk@townofsylva.org by noon on the day of the meeting to sign up to make public comment, including the topic you wish to speak on. If you wish to view the meeting, see www.youtube.com/channel…

Kirk Stephens, a long-time Jackson County Democrat, was recently selected to receive the Liston B. Ramsey Award as outstanding Democrat in Jackson County. Stephens is one of the Democratic Party’s representatives on the Jackson County Board of Elections.

Wednesday, May 05, 2021
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Wednesday, March 17, 2021

• 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 23, Jackson County Board of Education virtual meeting. In-person access to the meeting will not be permitted for the public. A livestream of the meeting will be available online on YouTube: http://bit.ly/JCPSBoard022321. Public comments for the board meeting may be ma…

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

• 5:30 p.m., today (Thursday, March 11), Sylva town board virtual meeting. Call 586-2719 or email townclerk@townofsylva.org by noon on the day of the meeting to sign up to make public comment, including the topic you wish to speak on. If you wish to view the meeting, see www.youtube.com/chan…

Jackson County Solid Waste is now only able to take plastic containers which come from the grocery store. This follows from information received from Curbside Recycling in Asheville with whom Jackson County contracts recycling services.

Wednesday, March 03, 2021

Western Carolina University’s Police Department recently instituted a standing advisory committee to help officers better understand and serve the community.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials announced that a paving project began last week on Newfound Gap Road along an 8-mile section of the roadway from Chimneys Picnic Area to Newfound Gap. The project should be completed by Nov. 30, though work schedules are subject to revision as ne…

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

• 5:30 p.m., today (Thursday), Feb. 11, Sylva town board virtual meeting. Call 586-2719 or email townclerk@townofsylva.org by noon on the day of the meeting to sign up to make public comment, including the topic you wish to speak on. If you wish to view the meeting, see www.youtube.com/chann…

A press conference on Feb. 2 in which Gov. Roy Cooper and State Superintendent of Public Instruction Catherine Truitt urged school districts to return to in-person learning created confusion across the state about what, if anything, had changed.

Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) increased in 55 of North Carolina’s counties in December, decreased in 28, and remained unchanged in 17.

Wednesday, February 03, 2021
Wednesday, January 27, 2021