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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

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.

Wednesday, October 09, 2019

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
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Wednesday, September 11, 2019

The Sylva Police Department is going through many changes these days. As I write this message to you, I am celebrating my one month anniversary as your chief of police. I am really enjoying my new role. My favorite part of my job is meeting so many awesome new people.

The Jackson County Transit Authority plans to apply for several grants that will help the department continue to provide services for county residents.

Each year, the Great Smokies Health Foundation presents grants to nonprofits, schools and governmental agencies focused on health, wellness and prevention in Jackson and Swain counties.

Wednesday, September 04, 2019

The Jackson County Democratic Party (jacksondems.com) will hold its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, at party headquarters at 500 Mill St., Sylva. JCDP monthly meetings include all precinct officers and party executive officers, as well as representatives of auxiliary organiza…

Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) increased in five of North Carolina’s counties in July, decreased in 70, and remained unchanged in 25, according to figures released by the N.C. Department of Commerce.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Wednesday, August 21, 2019

HERE is almost there. The Housing Equality Resources and Education organization recently received 501 (c) (3) nonprofit status that will allow them to be eligible for certain grants and funding to help mitigate homelessness in Jackson County.

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.

Wednesday, August 07, 2019
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