Jackson COVID-19 count reaches double digits

The number of coronavirus cases among Jackson County residents has jumped to 15, up from five April 24. 

Defendants in jail death suit respond to charges

The defendants in a lawsuit filed in response to the death of Jackson County Detention Center inmate Melissa Rice have submitted their response to the complaint against them, denying several key facts contained in the original lawsuit and asking that the case be dismissed completely. 

Jackson approves $383K for shooting range improvements

The cumulative cost of environmental rehabilitation and sound abatement at the Southwestern Community College shooting range will top $1 million after the Jackson County commissioners voted 4-1 April 7 to spend $383,000 on the final stage of the project. 

Finding a better way: Cullowheegee Farms Handmade Natural Soaps & Crafts

About three years ago, Sarah and Eric Rehmann uprooted their lives in Raleigh and headed for Western North Carolina. 

Webster Enterprises produces for front lines of COVID-19

Webster Enterprises has long used the production of medical supplies as a vehicle for its main mission, vocational rehabilitation for people with disabilities and disadvantages. 

Community spread confirmed in Jackson

Proactive testing by the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians has revealed community transmission of COVID-19 in Jackson County.

Overnight storms bring flooding to WNC

Heavy rains and high winds associated with strong storms last Sunday night led to plenty of headaches Monday morning, as downed limbs cut power and closed roads while swollen streams slipped their banks, flooding businesses and residences across Western North Carolina.

Jackson residents test positive for coronavirus

Two full-time Jackson County residents have tested positive for COVID-19, the Jackson County Department of Public Health learned today.

Jackson requires new arrivals to quarantine

Jackson County is now requiring anybody entering from another state or country to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival, along with all household members.

A COVID-19 Q&A with Jackson County

For those who live or work in Jackson County, these answers to common questions provided by the county's public information officer might clear some of the muddier waters. 

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