Canton selects architects for municipal buildings
The town that refuses to stay down made another big move toward getting back on its feet last week, selecting architects who will design replacements for municipal buildings that were damaged or destroyed during flooding in August 2021.
Fire destroys Kituwah LLC building
The Kituwah LLC building has been destroyed in a fire that started during the early morning hours of Thursday, Dec. 15.
Jackson to fund 8 positions for Sylva Fire Department
With increasing call volume, fewer volunteers and an expected continuation of growth in town, Sylva’s all-volunteer fire department is in need of paid personnel.
Clyde assistant fire chief, wife, charged with embezzlement
The Clyde Fire Department’ assistant chief and his wife have been charged with embezzling money from the department.
Sylva Fire requests funding for more paid staff
Sylva Fire Department is requesting funding from Jackson County for the salary of additional paid personnel in the split paid, volunteer fire department. At a March 10 commissioners meeting, Sylva fire chief Mike Beck made his case.
Up in the air: Challenges await Canton in the coming year
By the summer of 2021 things seemed to be on the up-and-up in North Carolina, and in Haywood County’s microcosm of it, Canton.
Jackson declares Darrell Woodard Day of Service
Jackson County and the Town of Sylva have officially declared Dec. 10 as Darrell Woodard Day of Service.
Jackson considers five additional firefighting positions
During a May 11 work session, Jackson County commissioners discussed a plan to use $400,000 from the general fund — previously allocated to the Cullowhee Volunteer Fire Department — to fund personnel and per-call pay at five other fire departments in the county.
Jackson commissioners weigh fire funding
Jackson County leaders are considering adding a penny to the county’s tax rate to fund the Cullowhee Volunteer Fire Department’s request for eight full-time employees.
New tax values, fire protection costs drive rate discussion
With the 2021 property revaluation now complete, Jackson County’s taxable value will rise nearly 20 percent over the value established during the last valuation in 2016 and 12.1 percent over the value for the current fiscal year, the last using 2016 valuations.