Gabriel and Gwendolyn Morris graduated in June from Novato High School of the Arts in Novato, California. The twins are teh children of David and Sherry Trumbo Morris and the grandchildren of Jack and Linda Jones Morris of Webster. Gwendolyn was awarded a full scholarship to study illustrati…

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Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Gabriel and Gwendolyn Morris graduated in June from Novato High School of the Arts in Novato, California. The twins are teh children of David and Sherry Trumbo Morris and the grandchildren of Jack and Linda Jones Morris of Webster. Gwendolyn was awarded a full scholarship to study illustrati…

Each month of the school year, Smoky Mountain High School recognizes a staff member who has gone above and beyond their responsibilities to help make the school a better place. Any member of staff can be nominated by any other member of the staff for the SMHS Staff Shout Out Award.

The Democratic Women of Jackson County announced that they are sponsoring an essay contest for school-age children and youth. The topic is “Everyone Eligible Should Vote.”

Wednesday, September 02, 2020

The Jackson County NAACP has announced the recipients of the 2020 Diversity Scholarship, established to support high school seniors of Jackson, Swain and Macon counties.

The Jackson County Board of Education unanimously approved the following personnel actions at their Aug. 25 meeting:

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

The Western Carolina University Board of Trustees elected a slate of officers for 2020-21, made appointments to several committees and approved changes to bylaws permitting more frequent electronic meetings as needed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Following a recent regulatory overhaul of federal Title IX civil rights legislation by the U.S. Department of Education, Western Carolina University has revamped its Title IX-related policies and procedures. The university adopted Policy 129 “Title IX Sexual Harassment” on Aug. 4.

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Tucked away in a small room in Western Carolina University’s Stillwell Building is the university’s herbarium, which consists of roughly 36,500 plant specimens, mostly from the Southern Appalachian Mountains.

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Ashley Michelle Alvarez, Angelica Ambrocio-Garcia, Joshua Lee Ammons, James Mason Baumgarner, Madeline Renea Bedient, Tristan Samuel Biddix, Luke Emmanual Breedlove, Logan Bryson (December graduate), Bransen Daniel Carlisle, Savannah Summer Cohea, Cesar Aaron Colex-Longinos, Yurem Asael Coro…

Ashton Wesley Adams, Enoc Alvarado Hernandez, Fernando Esau Alvarez-Blanco, Timothy Colton Barron, Ryan Christian Bailey, Carolyn Marie Betty, Asher Burke Brooks, Joseph Austin Brooks, Erick Bradley Brooks, Tayana Leekiah Calhoun, Heath Chance Castorina, Tristan Miracle Clauson, Dalton Chase…

Keanu Jonas Ammons, Kayla Elizabeth Broom, Alyssa Marie Collins, Valerie Faith Dillard, Gillian Kathryn Gerard, Christian Valdin Green, Kendra LaShea Hall, Breanna Nichole Ison, Danielle Antoinette Johnson, Isaac Kitchen, Monica Faith Knight, Ethan Witney Kompathoum, Caleb Nathaniel Mathis, …

Manuel Abarca Elias, Scott William Alligood Jr., Barbara Marconi Almeida, David Austin Ammons, Sarah Elizabeth Anderson, Miguel Angel Antonio-Perez, Robert James Arndt, Brianna Rene Ashe, Callie Elizabeth Ashe, Wyatt Nowell Beasley, Mackenzi Nicole Bell, Tamara Kay Bennett, Kayla Ann Bingham…

Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Wednesday, August 05, 2020

Like so many activities during the COVID-19 pandemic, Western Carolina University’s traditional Opening Assembly, an annual event for faculty and staff to kick off the new academic year, will have a different look this fall – and a broader audience, thanks to a scheduled video livestream.

The Jackson County Board of Education announced the hiring of Tony Tipton as interim superintendent at their monthly meeting July 28. A 35-year veteran of public education, Tipton will assume the role currently held by Kim Elliott, who will retire Sept. 1.

Wednesday, July 29, 2020
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Wednesday, June 24, 2020

With Gov. Roy Cooper’s signature last Friday on a legislative “mini-budget” providing the final $16.5 million appropriation to fund replacement of Western Carolina University’s decades-old steam plant, university officials say that late Chancellor David Belcher must be smiling down from above.

Wednesday, June 10, 2020
Wednesday, May 27, 2020

The Jackson County NAACP is extending the deadline of the Diversity Scholarship to July 15. High school seniors in Jackson, Swain or Macon counties planning to seek a professional degree at a college or university can apply. Two or three scholarships will be given, and awards will range from…

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Some 15,000 surgical masks are now available for health care providers across 18 Western North Carolina counties thanks to efforts by a small group centered at Western Carolina University.

Wednesday, May 13, 2020