WNC Pottery Festival

The 18th annual WNC Pottery Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, in Bridge Park in Sylva. 

Private school to open in Sylva

A new independent private school is set to open in Sylva by fall of 2025, with a focus on serving gifted and talented students. 

Friends of Panthertown plans open house

Friends of Panthertown will celebrate the grand opening of its first ever official headquarters and office space during a drop-in event noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, at 116 Central St. in Sylva.

Three seats up for Sylva Town Council

Three seats are up for election this November on the Sylva Town Council, and six candidates are competing for those spots.

Peek from the Pinnacle

Hike Pinnacle Park in Sylva during an excursion starting 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, offered through the Jackson County Parks and Recreation Department.

Newman, Phillips vie for Mayor of Sylva

When Sylva residents go to the polls, they will be choosing a mayor to lead the town through several big projects lined up on the horizon. 

Get ready for the solar eclipse

Learn about the upcoming partial solar eclipse during a session at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, at the Jackson County Public Library in Sylva with Matt Cass, a physics instructor at Southwestern Community College.

Youth invited to show coon hunting skills

The Jackson County Coon Hunters Association will hold a day full of events aimed at youth 15 and under 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at 44 Oak Hill Drive in Sylva.

A writer’s life: Ron Rash on his craft, career, new novel

On the campus of Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, in a building within earshot of the football stadium, there’s a small, unassuming office at the end of a quiet, dead-end hallway. 

A measure that could save a child’s life

Sylva town commissioners are considering putting a Safe Haven Box in an appropriate place somewhere within their jurisdiction. I for one certainly hope they take this small step that could save the life of an innocent child. 

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