To the Editor:

I was sad to hear that the Sylva Herald and Ruralite newspaper is on rocky ground financially. The lack of advertising is hurting them.

This paper is a critical part of the local area. It is where we get local news, updates about critical issues and happenings, obituaries and many other issues about our area. I know a lot of businesses are having a hard time, but if you could send in small ads telling people your open status, especially restaurants, inside seating or take out, I know they would appreciate it.

Also, if you don’t subscribe to the printed paper or the online version, you are missing a real jewel.

Anne Bello,