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The Jackson County Genealogical Society Fun-raiser was a wonderful success. Thank you to the many merchants and individuals who donated their time, their talent, food and drinks, and wonderful Silent Auction items to make this event successful. Thank you to the Town of Sylva, the Sylva Polic…

Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Wednesday, June 19, 2019

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. Well, Sylva, in the past, has demolished many neat buildings, like Sylva Central High School and Elementary Schools. The train depot, the Ritz Theatre and…

Two hundred people from Cashiers, Franklin, Highlands, Sylva and Macon and Jackson counties attended the BlueZones Kickoff Presentation on Monday, June 10. As chair of the organizing committee, I want to thank everyone who attended this gathering of communities in Western Carolina.

I appreciate the Town of Sylva and the DOT having public meetings concerning the massive and complex N.C. 107 construction project, but I support Jeannie Kelley’s points in her June 13 letter to the editor. I do not believe most citizens and perhaps even the boards of commissioners themselve…

The June 13 edition of The Sylva Herald included a letter to the editor titled “Community should be worried about roadwork plan.” I understand Mrs. Kelly’s opposition to the plan for the proposed roadwork as it will affect Kelsave Drugs and Krismart, businesses with which she has a financial…

Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Wednesday, June 05, 2019

In the oath of office, the president of the United States promises “to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution…” (that document that begins, so soaringly, “We, the People…”)

Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Arkansas and a former Army officer, wrote a touching essay which was published in the April issue of the Hillsdale College Journal, “Imprimis.” The title of the essay is “Sacred Duty: A Soldier’s Tour at Arlington National Cemetery.” Cotton describes vividly how each perso…

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

I wasn’t too upset when I first learned the Economist in Chief was imposing tariffs on China. I frankly have been disgusted with plastic do-das and T-shirts that didn’t hold their shape after a wash. Good. At last maybe the country who has no clue what fair trade is about will be brought to task.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Wednesday, May 08, 2019

Injectable epinephrine is a drug that one may administer into their own body to prevent anaphylaxis following an allergic reaction. Millions of people are diagnosed with an allergy that requires the purchase of injectable epinephrine every year. This inelastic good has been dominated by one …