Jessica Leigh Shuler of Cullowhee and Paul Everett Wilcox of Pittsfield, Massachusetts, were united in marriage during a 4 p.m. ceremony on April 28 at Grace Meadows Farm in Jonesborough, Tennessee.

Harold and Ruth Wilkey of Dillsboro celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on Sept. 22. The couple was married in 1948 in Clayton, Georgia. They have two children, Bobbie Brooks of Dillsboro and Edwin Wilkey, also of Dillsboro. The couple has two grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and…

Sigmund “Ziggy” and Gladys Pilch of Sylva’s Greens Creek community will celebrate their 58th wedding anniversary on Monday, Sept. 17. They were married Sept. 17, 1960 in the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark, New Jersey. They have two children, Stephen Pilch of Ambler, Pennsyl…

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Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Harold and Ruth Wilkey of Dillsboro celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on Sept. 22. The couple was married in 1948 in Clayton, Georgia. They have two children, Bobbie Brooks of Dillsboro and Edwin Wilkey, also of Dillsboro. The couple has two grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and…

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Sigmund “Ziggy” and Gladys Pilch of Sylva’s Greens Creek community will celebrate their 58th wedding anniversary on Monday, Sept. 17. They were married Sept. 17, 1960 in the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark, New Jersey. They have two children, Stephen Pilch of Ambler, Pennsyl…

Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Nellie Cagle celebrated her 95th birthday on June 10 with family and friends. Cagle is a lifelong resident of Clyde and Sylva. She is a 40-year veteran of Britthaven. She is a proud mother of three, grandmother of four, great grandmother of nine and great-great grandmother of one.

Tom and Vickey Frazier of Sylva, North Carolina, announce the engagement of their son, Jarrett Frazier of Bridgeport, Connecticut, to Lauren Gray, also of Bridgeport, Connecticut. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Kimlen Gray of Greenville, South Carolina. She is a 2012 graduate of Western …

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Jonathan Cauley of Sylva and Cleis Bonham of Statesville, together with their parents, Marty and Dianne Cauley of Sylva and Kathy and James Jones of Statesville, announce their engagement. They will be married on Sunday, July 1, at 4 p.m. at Scotts Creek Baptist Church.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

At sunset, on the sixth of March, as the Gulf waters rolled to shore, David and Lisa Cope, of Whittier renewed their wedding vows. The ceremony was held at Venice Beach in Venice, Florida, and was conducted by Scott Clark. The couple was married March 6, 1993, at the First United Methodist C…

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

David and Barbara Mathews of Canada community celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary this week. They were married on March 28, 1968. They have four children, Gary and Mike Mathews of Canada, Sandy Rhinehart of Cullowhee and Becki Holley of Cashiers; 15 grandchildren; and seven great-grand…

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

The Jackson County Health Department would like to extend warmest thanks to the Rotary Club of Cashiers Valley Charities for awarding the Care Coordination for the Children Program Diaper Fund with a grant in the amount of $500. This funding will allow the program to provide essential basic …

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Dr. Philip L. Stack and Dr. Fé Cabuso-Stack of Cullowhee will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary today (Thursday, Jan. 25). They were married at St. Joseph’s Church in Danville, Pennsylvania, on Jan. 25, 1958. They have six children (five sons and one daughter): Gregory, Lawrence, Phil…

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Tom Hardy of Jefferson, Georgia, and Randy and Kim Bryson of Sylva announce the engagement of their daughter, Alexis Hardy, to Corey Greene, son of Duke and Beth Greene of Whittier. The bride-to-be will graduate in May from Appalachian State University and is a leasing and marketing manager …

Wednesday, January 03, 2018

Wiley Danner Jr. and Lois Danner, and Debbie Allison, announce the engagement of Devon Denise Danner of Sylva to Derek Ray Allison of Sylva. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Wiley Danner Jr. and Lois Danner of Sylva. She is the granddaughter of Nancy Danner of Sylva and the late Wiley “Bil…

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Rob and Theresa Sutton of Sylva will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary New Year’s Day. They were married on Jan. 1, 1978, at Ochre Hill Baptist Church. The Suttons have two children, Allen Sutton of Davidson and Anna Hamrick of Shelby, and four grandchildren.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Sharon Conner Bryson announces the engagement of her daughter, Marnie Louise Bryson, to Mario Francisco Castro. The bride-to-be is the daughter of the late Michael Keith Bryson of Sylva and granddaughter of Jim and Louise Conner of Bryson City. The groom-to-be is the son of Sulema Rountree a…

Mark Jones and Wilma Davis, both of Cashiers, were united in marriage on Dec. 9, 2017, at Cashiers United Methodist Church. The Rev. Dr. Richelle Sampl officiated. We would like to thank our family and friends who safely traveled to a winter wonderland wedding.

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Rebecca Anne Madill and Artur Tsobanjan were united in marriage at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, in an outdoor ceremony at the Museum of Life and Science in Durham.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Barbara and Luther Osment, formerly of Sylva, recently marked their 60th wedding anniversary with an afternoon celebration hosted by their children and grandchildren in Fernandina Beach, Florida. The Osments were married in Pensacola, Florida in 1957.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Shannon Nicole Oliver and Patrick Michael Hamrick, both of Gastonia, were united in marriage at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at Sleepy Hollow Inn and Event Center in Swannanoa.

Gary and Frances Cabe of Sylva announce the engagement of their daughter, Laura Caitlin Cabe, to Isaac Daniel Jones, son of Steve and Betty Jones of Whittier, and Donna Jones and Mark Stedman of Sylva. The wedding is planned for Saturday, April 28.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Born Aug. 4 at Harris Regional Hospital to Aimee N. McLaughlin and Ryan J.D. McLaughlin of Cullowhee, a son, Ridge Reeds McLaughlin, weighing 7 pounds, 10 ounces.

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Gene and Estella Gibson of the Qualla community celebrated their 70th anniversary this week. They have three children, Bill Gibson of Sylva, JoAnn Kiser of Asheville and Nancy Paine and husband Russ of Brasstown; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. The couple married on Sept. 5,…

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Chastity Jasmine Bailey and Aaron Ray Henson were united in marriage at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, July 8, at the historic Jackson County Courthouse in Sylva.

Samantha Ann Haney of Waynesville and Robert Edward Porter of Sylva announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Michael and Leigh Haney of Waynesville. The groom-to-be is the son of James Porter and Ann Tolley. The wedding is planned for Friday, Oct. 6.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Rebecca Anne Evans of Waynesville and Michael Andrew Pittman of Cullowhee announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Bruce and Anne Evans of Mt. Gilead. The groom-to-be is the son of Robbie and Pam Pittman of Sylva. The wedding is planned for November.

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Richard and Betty Littrell of Cullowhee will celebrate their 50th anniversary at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 13, in the Fellowship Building at Black Mountain Baptist Church. They have one son, Robert Littrell of Canton. It is requested that gifts be omitted.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Randy and Brenda Oliver of Sylva announce the engagement of their daughter, Shannon Nicole Oliver of Gastonia, to Patrick Michael Hamrick of Gastonia. The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of James and Mary Ann Wheatley. The groom-to-be is the son of Michael and Susan Hamrick of Bryson City, …

Buzz and Mary Hartbarger of Sylva announce the engagement of their daughter, Julia Hunter Hartbarger, to Corey Ethan Duvall of Franklin. The groom-to-be is the son Dale and Lisa Duvall. The wedding is set for Saturday, April 28, in Franklin.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Ashley DePasquale and Daniel White were united in marriage at 4:05 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016, at Indian Pond Country Club in Kingston, Massachusetts.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

James E. and Mary Ann Wheatley of Sylva will celebrate their 60th anniversary next week. They were married on July 6, 1957, in Walhalla, South Carolina. They have one daughter, Brenda Oliver and husband Randy of Sylva, and one grandchild.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Mark David Apel and Laura Marie Davis, both of Sylva, announce their engagement. The wedding is planned for Saturday, Sept. 16, at Webster Methodist Church.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Jim and Kathy Martin Nicholl of Cullowhee will celebrate their 50th anniversary with a renewal of wedding vows on Sunday, June 4, at St. John’s Episcopal Church. The celebration is for family only. They were married at 11 a.m. June 3, 1967, in the Church of the Blessed Sacrament in Maryland.…

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Martin and Kimberley Mathis of Sylva and Roger and Angela Lovedahl of Waynesville announce the engagement of their children, Kassidy Mathis and Benjamin Lovedahl.

Debbi and Ted Madill of Whittier announce the engagement of their daughter, Rebecca Anne Madill, to Artur Tsobanjan, both of Kingston, Pennsylvania.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Nancy Michelle Ford and Cèsar Jofrank Brito were united in marriage at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 29, at Sylva’s First Baptist Church.

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Wayne and Sue Cogdill Caldwell of Sylva will celebrate their 55th anniversary with family on Tuesday, May 9. They were married in 1962 by the Rev. Lawrence Jackson at the home of Will and Ada Cogdill in Addie. The Caldwells have two children, Debbie Caldwell Meaney and Jack Wayne Jr., and tw…

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Roger and Teresa Robinson of Tuckasegee and Thad and Celia Holden, of Otto announce the engagement of their children, Bryan Robinson and Stephanie Holden. The wedding is set for 5 p.m. Saturday, May 20, at Tessentee Farms in Franklin.

Keith and Dianne Gholson of Tuckasegee and William Stockton and Connie Holmberg of Franklin announce the engagement of their children, Coleman Keith Gholson and Shannan Stockton Cross, both of Tuckasegee. The wedding is planned for 3 p.m. Saturday, June 17, at The Farm in the Canada community.

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Granville and Hilda Wilson of Cullowhee will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday. They were married April 8, 1967, at Buff Creek Baptist Church. They have two children, Greg Wilson of Moorseville and Matt Wilson of Cullowhee; and two grandchildren.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Leland and Jean Plank of Sylva, married March 22, 1966, at Belle Glade, Florida, celebrated 51 years of marriage this week.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Danny and Daphne Justice of Canton announce the engagement of their daughter, Patty Justice, to Brad Stillwell of Sylva. The groom-to-be is the son of Eddie and Maxine Stillwell of Sylva. The wedding is planned for 2 p.m. Saturday, April 8, at the groom’s house, at 70 Dairy Farm Road, Sylva.…

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Whitney Coleman of New Port Richey, Florida, and George Brooks of Spartanburg, South Carolina, announce the engagement of their son, Tyler William Brooks of Sylva, to Angel Khioukhom of Franklin.

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Ernest and Milly Bumgarner of Sylva, married Feb. 16, 1957, at First Baptist Church in Alameda, California, celebrated 60 years of marriage recently. They have one, son Jim Bumgarner of Paso Robles; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Kathy Stiles, of the Dicks Creek community, will celebrate her 80th birthday from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, at the Jarrett Memorial Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. Friends and family are invited.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Frank and Dot Hooper of Tuckasegee, married Jan. 4, 1946, in Clayton, Georgia, celebrated 71 years of marriage recently. They have four children, Tracy Hooper of Tuckasegee, Sandra Hooper of Candler, Mike Hooper of Tuckasegee and Mark Hooper of Sylva; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Boyd Sossamon, Sr., 94, of Webster, met his great-great granddaughter for the first time on Sunday, Jan. 22. Sophia Marie Porter was born on Jan. 19, 2017, to Autumn and Jake Porter of Sylva. Pictured (L-R) are Autumn Scherman Porter; Amy Scherman, of Webster; Jayne Sossamon Gillett of Sylva…

Sue Dills of Webster will celebrate her 90th birthday from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, at First Baptist Church’s Mission and Fellowship Center. The celebration will be given by her family. She has two children, John Dills and Susan Farris, both of Webster. She has three grandchildren and two g…

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

LeeRoy and Ann Hall of Sylva will celebrate their 50th anniversary Friday. They were married on Dec. 16, 1966, in Walhalla, South Carolina. They have two children, son Chip Hall and daughter LeAnna Green, both of Sylva, and four grandchildren.