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Coffee Shop changing hands

About the only thing to change about Sylva landmark The Coffee Shop has been the prices. Until now. Read more

Longtime lawman Gallardo to retire from Sylva PD

Fifty-two years, nine guns and three retirements later, Sylva Police Officer J.P. Gallardo is ready to catch some bass and trout. Read more

Honed merging skills required to get to Sylva

Lane closures and orange construction cones and barrels are common to travelers to Sylva – seemingly, from every direction. The N.C. Depart… Read more

WCU wrestling with new plan to lure local athletes

Leaders at Western Carolina University say reviving its men’s wrestling program could be the key to recruiting more local student athletes. Read more

Wilkins to retire from Nantahala Ranger District

From the bottom of the deepest mountain lake to the 5,800-foot peak of Lone Bald, if it’s in the Nantahala Ranger District’s 255,000 acres,… Read more


Local farmers gather for information, breakfast

Agriculture and natural resource agencies in Jackson County sponsored a Farmer’s Appreciation Breakfast Friday at Skyland Services Center. … Read more

State slated to perform a study on Cullowhee Dam

Officials say a new state grant could lay the groundwork for a combined water-intake system at the Cullowhee Dam. Read more

The leader of the band looks back on signature achievement

Forty years later, the bonds remain strong. Read more


Soccer coach Sides steps down to focus on his growing family

The coach who led Smoky Mountain to its best ever postseason soccer run has resigned. Read more

Fireworks show to follow WCU football opener

Western Carolina University is set to kick off the 2019 football season as the Catamounts open the season by hosting Mercer with post-game … Read more

Jackson County all-stars results

Jackson County All-Stars began pool play this weekend. Read more


A road to ruin?

We’ve all heard of “The Road to Nowhere.’’ Well, how about a town with fewer businesses, because, we are told, we need some fancy street. W… Read more

Fighting elder abuse requires defining the scope of the problem

Jackson County stepped out Monday to commemorate World Elder Abuse Day with a Walk to End Elder Abuse sponsored by the Jackson County Depar… Read more

BlueZones push holds much promise

Two hundred people from Cashiers, Franklin, Highlands, Sylva and Macon and Jackson counties attended the BlueZones Kickoff Presentation on … Read more


Charles Sutton

Charles V. Sutton, born June 24, 1960, died Dec. 29, 2018. A celebration of life will be held from 1-5 p.m. Saturday, June` 22, at the Bark… Read more

Terry Moore

Terry Gene Moore, 59, of Texas, formerly of Sylva, passed away in 2019. He was a 1977 graduate of Sylva-Webster High School. Read more

Ed Norton

Edwin Taylor Norton, 87, of Cullowhee, passed away Friday, June 14, 2019, surrounded by his loving children. Read more

Arts & Entertainment

Wolfe Award literary nominations open

The Western North Carolina Historical Association is now accepting nominations for the Thomas Wolfe Memorial Literary Award. The Award is a… Read more

Things to Do

The June DocuWednesday movie at the Jackson County Public Library is “Equal Means Equal,” a documentary about the Equal Rights Amendement, … Read more

Shane Meade and The Sound at the Creek

Friday’s Concert on the Creek brings Shane Meade and The Sound to the stage. The band has appeared in line-ups with the likes of Edwin McCa… Read more

Upcoming Events

CVDAppalachia Conference II

CVDAppalachia Conference II Read more

Grocery Giveaway

Live Forgiven Church at 45 Crown Road will host grocery giveaways Sunday July 21 and Sunday August … Read more

Cultivating Collections

This dynamic multi-gallery exhibition features three focus areas from the Museum’s collection that … Read more


Weather Today

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More clouds than sun. Highs in the upper 70s and lows in the mid 50s.

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