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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 …

On Saturday I went to the Jackson County Recreation Center for a workout. I was guided into the parking lot by some very nice young people and greeted by a number of vendors selling food and gifts. “What is the celebration?” I wondered, and learned that a well known young lady, suffering fro…

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After listening to the hue and cry about this proposal on news shows and trying to understand how it was being used by all sides, I took the unusual step of reading the “inflammatory” document.

Wednesday, March 06, 2019

Believing in conservative values, too many of us thought that just any ole chump would be better than Hillary. Were we ever wrong!

Jackson County Habitat for Humanity, under the leadership of Director Jeff Baldwin, has undertaken a giant step in its relocation at the former Sneak E Squirrel building just west of Mark Watson Park.

I would like to share a couple of thoughts on last week’s “Herald report” story about the newspaper’s efforts to obtain a document concerning the Western Carolina University-owned dam on the Tuckaseigee River.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

I am writing to thank the residents of Sylva and Jackson County for sharing the true meaning of Christmas with children in need in the holiday season. The generosity of Sylva and Jackson County and the Western North Carolina Area Team enabled us to collect 19,070 shoebox gifts for Operation …

A letter in the Feb. 21 edition of The Sylva Herald, “The American people aren’t stupid” needs a little clarification and a few facts added to be a complete description.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

For the homeowner with a woods border or land managers, late winter to early spring is a good time to dig out greening up vines, bushes, and trees.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

When it comes to health insurance, North Carolina has the sixth largest uninsured population in the nation. One in five Jackson County residents under the age of 65 is uninsured, nearly twice the state average.

In response to “NC Schools Sliding Toward Resegregation,” Jan. 3 Opinion: I was interested in Nickole Hannah-Jones’ quote that “We lost the moral message of public schools: they are about the common, not an individual’s good.” This is a deceptive statement.

As the clowns in Washington dance, sing, and do their acrobatics, we are allowed to see a revival of The Greatest Show On Earth. Actually I think the neighbor’s dog would make a better president and a kindergarten class express better manners, show more compassion and humility and make bette…

In reference to the guest opinion in the Jan. 31 edition, I would like to emphasize the Food Drive for the Shutdown held by the Jackson County Democratic Party for Community Table was only for the Shutdown.

Wednesday, February 06, 2019

I would like to participate in the rational discussion as suggested by the guest columnist in the Jan. 24 edition of The Sylva Herald.

A thread of hope caught my attention on page 5A, top of the fold, in last week’s Sylva Herald. In the guest column and the three letters to the editor, I heard four folks asking all of us to come together for the common good. Each writer emphasized an immediate common need – food and basic p…

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

I just wanted to thank the people who cleaned up Skyland Drive this past Saturday, Jan. 26. They did a great job in the cold temperatures, and I greatly appreciate their efforts. We all need to keep Jackson County clean of trash along our roadways.