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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

An accident last Thursday left a Jackson County man with what an onsite first responder described as a possible broken femur and other traumas. A 911 call came in at about 8:40 a.m. notifying emergency services of a single-vehicle wreck in the Addie area. Larry Lynn Nations, 62, of Cullowhee…

Wednesday, September 04, 2019
Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Truck driver Anthony Pierce, of New Jersey, tries to get cell phone reception on Rock Quarry Road after he wrecked his truck last Thursday afternoon. Pierce said he  rusted his GPS to take him to a housing development in Cullowhee with a load of plywood. It took him down Mockingbird Lane to …

Vietnam veteran Tom Baker of Cullowhee is wrapped in his Quilt of Valor Tuesday afternoon at a ceremony at Bogart’s by Sue Bryant (left) and Dean Bryant (hidden). Twelve quilts were distributed to veterans of the Vietnam era. Each recipient also received a thank-you letter addressed to “Amer…

Jackson County Animal Control Officer Chris Tyson captures a sick raccoon at Mark Watson Park Monday morning. The sick animal had been walking in circles around the park while occasionally falling over, leading some observers to believe it was rabid. “It’s probably distemper on this guy,” Ty…

Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Recently, I wrote about the importance of being sensible about the N.C. 107 project. Since then, it seems like collars have gotten hotter, and heels are digging in even deeper. The fact remains that the road as it currently exists is dangerous, and will only worsen as our community grows. “S…

Wednesday, August 07, 2019

Hundreds of kids and their parents descended Tuesday on Bridge Park for National Night Out. The Sylva Police Department-sponsored event serves as an annual community-building campaign to promote community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie. Other law enforcement agencies, emergency re…

Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
Wednesday, July 17, 2019

A crowd gathers last Thursday at a town board meeting to see Sylva Manager Paige Dowling present retiring Sylva Police Chief Tammy Hooper with her gun and a commendation. Hooper, the first woman to hold that office, served two years and is leaving to spend time with family and to volunteer a…