Are You Concerned? Vote Biden (Sept,23)

Are you concerned? Vote for Biden To the Editor of the Sylva Herald: Are you concerned about bringing the pandemic to an end? About restoring lost jobs and businesses? About being evicted? About economic survival? Are you concerned about the future of our public...

Deadline for response to 2020 Census is Sept. 30. (Sept. 23)

The Sylva Herald, by Jim Buchanan As the clock runs down on the opportunity to respond to the 2020 Census, response rates continue to lag in Jackson County. The deadline to respond to the census, which determines political boundaries and allocates tax dollars, is...

COVID-19 delays R-5600 N.C. DOT project. (Sept. 23)

The Sylva Herald, by Patrick Clemon Like many other facets of life in 2020, COVID-19 is affecting various N.C. Department of Transportation projects, including R-5600. The project to reshape Sylva’s commercial corridor has been postponed from fiscal year 2022 to 2025....

Flu, COVID-19 on a collision course. (Sept. 23)

The Sylva Herald, by Dave Russell New cases of COVID-19 declined for three weeks, but the Jackson County Department of Public Health reports a slight uptick this week. On Monday, the agency reported 13 new cases, the most in a single day since Aug. 31. Another four...

NC District 11 Democratic Party Alert

Dear Fellow Democrats, Today I’m feeling many emotions as we mourn the death of a gentle, giant warrior, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.  Although I’m very sad and my heart is heavy, I’m reminded that I am not powerless.  I’m sharing with you a message from...

RGB: Recommit & Stay the Course, by Penny Smith (Sept. 9)

Yesterday was Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, and the beginning of the Jewish High Holidays. They culminate ten days later on Yom Kippur. Rosh Hashanah celebrates the creation of our world. The period following it is known as the Days of Awe; it’s a time to...

COVID Cases Rise, But Rate Slows Down

The Sylva Herald, By Dave Russell Jackson County COVID-19 cases continue to climb, but the rate of the growth has slowed. From a peak of 29 cases reported on July 21, five were reported to the Jackson County Department of Public Health on Tuesday. The county currently...