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Wednesday, September 28, 2022
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Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Sylva town Manager Paige Dowling snapped this picture of a double rainbow over Sylva last Tuesday. The secondary rainbow arises from two internal reflections from raindrops, according to the National Weather Service. This effect produces the secondary rainbow, with the colors reversed from t…

Wednesday, September 07, 2022

An abandoned house at 276 E. Main St. beside Zaxby’s burned to the ground Monday morning. The call came in at 3 a.m. and the fire took about 1 1/2 hours to contain, according to Sylva Fire Chief Mike Beck. The house was destined to be demolished to make way for the reconfiguration of N.C. 10…

Wednesday, August 31, 2022

A nameplate without the word “Vice” will sit in front of Elizabeth Cooper in future meetings of the Jackson County Board of Education. Cooper was on Tuesday unanimously voted board chair. She was appointed to the board in 2010 and elected in 2012, 2016 and 2020. She has served as vice-chair …

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

North Carolina Secretary of State Elaine Marshall launched a pilot project late last year to connect new businesses with mentors, business counselors and funding opportunities locally and elsewhere.

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Great Smoky Mountains National Park leadership announced the decision to adopt the Park it Forward parking tag program and to increase camping fees beginning next year.

Wednesday, August 10, 2022
Wednesday, August 03, 2022

Jackson County Public Schools leaders were on hand Wednesday morning for a ribbon-cutting at a new pre-K classroom at Blue Ridge School. The new classroom was made possible by a grant of more than $115,000 from the Blue Ridge School Education Foundation. From left are Blue Ridge School Princ…

Wednesday, July 27, 2022