Appalachian Trail Groups Request Trail Closure

Admin., Smoky Mountain News The Appalachian Trail Conservancy has requested that the federal government officially close the 2,193-mile Appalachian National Scenic Trail in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Of the 31 official A.T. Maintaining Clubs, 29 — including the...

It’s Farmers Market Time – April 1

Admin, Smoky Mountain News (portion of larger article including additional counties) While COVID-19 has caused cancellations and closures aplenty, many area farmers markets will open as normal this spring. According to guidance from the N.C. Department of Health and...

SMHS Announces Remote Learning Starts March 31

Smoky Mountain High School weekly newsletter: Remote Learning Begins Tuesday Remote learning for all Jackson County Public Schools students begins on Tuesday, Mar. 31. Teachers have been working hard to make contact with all of their students and to prepare...

Jackson Requires New Arrivals to Quarantine

by Holly Kays, Smoky Mountain News Jackson County is now requiring anybody entering from another state or country to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival, along with all household members. Anyone entering Jackson County from outside North Carolina borders is expected...