TWSA Seeking Grant To Track Covid-19 (June 3)

The Sylva Herald, by Beth Lawrence The Tuckaseigee Water and Sewer Authority has been asked to participate in a study that would help trace the spread of COVID-19. At its May 19 meeting, the board heard a presentation from Mathematica, a data tracking group that works...

Coronavirus Cases Continue To Climb Here (June 3)

The Sylva Herald, by Dave Russell Nine more cases of COVID-19 in full-time residents of Jackson County have been reported over the last week. As of Tuesday, the Jackson County Department of Public Health reported 36 cases of full-time residents, two cases in part-time...

SMHS Seniors Reinvent Senior Parade (June 3)

The Sylva Herald, by Kelly Morgan  In past years, Smoky Mountain High School seniors have returned to their elementary school hallways to say goodbye to their former teachers and receive congratulations from them. Since schools are closed due to COVID-19, the...

SCC Now Open To The Public (June 2)

Smoky Mountain News, written by Holly Kayes Southwestern Community College is now open to foot traffic, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The college will remain open as a virtual college from 8 a.m. to noon on Fridays. The change has been made in keeping...

Sports Dead Period Will End On June 1 (May 27)

The Sylva Herald, by Carey Phillips The N.C. High School Athletic Association has announced that the dead period for workouts that is in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic will end June 1. However, NCHSAA officials made clear that does not mean workouts will begin on...

COVID-19 Cases Show Another Rise In Jackson – May 27

The Sylva Herald, By Dave Russell Two more cases of COVID-19 in full-time residents of Jackson County have been reported. As of Tuesday, the Jackson County Department of Public Health reported 27 cases of full-time residents, two cases in part-time residents and 1,292...

Crime Drops As COVID -19 Cases Increase – May 27

The Sylva Herald, by Beth Lawrence A number of cities and counties statewide have reported drops in crime since the state was put under a stay-at-home order. Jackson County has reduced reports of some crimes while others have not changed. The Jackson County Sheriff’s...