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Southwestern Community College has lifted a lockdown that was implemented when students reported seeing someone with a gun near campus cafe.
SCC, SM and Fairview see lockdown issued | Top Stories The Sylva Herald
An N.C. Highway Patrol trooper gets in his car Monday after blocking one of the entrances to Southwestern Community College because of reports of a gun on ...
MAMMA MIA! opens Friday at Smoky Mountain | Top Stories The Sylva Herald
Smoky Mountain High School Musical Theatre Department presents MAMMA MIA! Friday, May 17 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, May 18 at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and ...
Teacher resigns following alleged sexual activity with student Smoky Mountain News
A math teacher at Jackson County Early College has surrendered his teaching license following an investigation into alleged sexual activity with a student at the ...
Former Smoky Mountain assistant coach accused of offering playbook, signals to opponents WLOS
A former Smoky Mountain High assistant football coach has resigned from his job as a teacher's assistant after being accused of offering the playbook and hand ...
School not dismissed, but Smoky Mountain High School students relocated again after threat WLOS
School authorities say that a bomb threat was discovered Tuesday morning around 10:35 a.m., written on a girls' restroom wall at Smoky Mountain High School.
Jackson teacher investigated for sexual activity with student The Sylva Herald
A Jackson County Early College teacher is being investigated for reported sexual activity with a student.
Smoky Mountain High evacuated after bomb threat found on note Asheville Citizen-Times
Superintendent Kim Elliott said that a student found the threat shortly after noon and that all 1100 students were evacuated within six minutes.
School not dismissed, but authorities report bomb threat at Sylva school WLOS
Authorities in Jackson County have cleared all buildings at Fairview School in Sylva following a bomb threat. All students are returning to the school. Parent ...
Catamount School embarks on its first year Smoky Mountain News
It's hard to find a place inside Western Carolina University's Catamount School that isn't buzzing with activity. Opened this August to serve Jackson County kids ...
Armed man at N.C. high school football game arrested USA TODAY High School Sports
An armed and dangerous individual who authorities say attended a high school football game was apprehended.
Jackson County Public Schools announces personnel moves | K-12 School News The Sylva Herald
April Bryson has been appointed to the post of Smoky Mountain High School assistant principal, taking over for new Principal Evie Graning.
Report: Ex-N.C. coach offered playbook, signals to foes USA TODAY High School Sports
A remarkable story has emerged out of North Carolina, where a now-former football coach reportedly offered the team's playbook and signals to opponents.
SMHS Musical Theatre to stage 'Mamma Mia' | A&E The Sylva Herald
The acclaimed musical “Mamma Mia!” by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus will light up the Smoky Mountain High School Performing Arts stage May 17-19.
Tuscola refused secrets from rogue ex-Smoky Mountain coach The Mountaineer
The Tuscola High School football coaching staff followed appropriate protocol after a rogue former Smoky Mountain High School assistant attempted to dish out ...
Brindley named Smoky Mountain head coach | Sports The Mountaineer
Pisgah grad earns his first head-coaching gig with one of Bears' Mountain Six rivals.
Looking Back | History The Sylva Herald
This week in local history: 70 years ago - Jan. 13, 1949. • Sheriff Griffin Middleton and Deputy Frank Allen reported the seizure of three moonshine stills, bringing ...
Opinion split on middle school Smoky Mountain News
Fairview Elementary School is the most centrally located of northern Jackson County's four elementary schools, but it would also be the most expensive to turn ...
Back From Cuba, Welcoming Ceremony Planned for Mountain National Guard Unit WLOS
One mountain National Guard unit is back home after a nearly year-long deployment to Cuba. The community will have the chance soon to officially welcome ...
Fort Mill turns to former college player to take over girls’ basketball program Rock Hill Herald
Fort Mill has hired Heather Klipa, 31, to be its next head girls' basketball coach. Klipa comes to Fort Mill from Smoky Mountain High School in Sylva, N.C. where ...
Homecoming King Court | News The Sylva Herald
The Smoky Mountain High School Homecoming King Senior Court winner will be crowned Friday during the school pep rally.
Local high school group lands free flight WLOS
A group from Smoky Mountain High School, in Sylva, is flying to Orlando, Florida, for free.The students are headed to take part in an international health ...
Marching Mustangs end perfect season with first-place showing The Sylva Herald
The Marching Mustangs ended their marching competition season undefeated in their class.
WNC high school football: 2018 All-WNC Team Asheville Citizen-Times
The Citizen Times has released its All-WNC football teams for the 2018 season.
Another bomb threat found on bathroom wall in Jackson County school WLOS
A bomb threat found written on a bathroom wall at the middle school building in Fairview has once again disrupted classes.Jackson County School officials ...
Sylva sign greets visitors | News The Sylva Herald
The new greeting sign on Grindstaff Cove Road below the Jackson County Justice Center is complete. The sign replaces an older one that was at the current ...
Nice assist: 2 Greensboro College football players help catch fugitive Greensboro News & Record
Quarterback Nate Coffey and defensive lineman Josh Jones helped sheriff's deputies catch a wanted man outside a high school football game.
Panthers to help Smoky get turf field Asheville Citizen-Times
SYLVA – The Carolina Panthers are 6-0 for the first time in franchise history and throwing out some good tidings to local high schools along the way.
The construction plan The Sylva Herald
A four-lane conventional design along N.C. 107 from N.C. 116 to U.S. 23 Business, with 12-foot travel lanes divided by a 17.5-foot grass median.
Jackson sheriff faces challenge for second term Smoky Mountain News
When former Sheriff Jimmy Ashe decided not to run for re-election in 2014, a field of six Democrats and three Republicans signed up for the race to re...
VIDEO: Is Brett Hall's 7v7 catch from N.C. already the best football grab of the year? USA TODAY High School Sports
Smoky Mountain WR Brett Hall Moss'd a defensive back then went around the world with the ball to hold on to a wild TD catch.
New school opening in Sylva Smoky Mountain News
Plans are crystallizing for a new middle school in Jackson County, but it's a race against the clock for Western Carolina University and Jackson County Public ...
Catamount School PTA holding Fall Carnival fundraiser in Sylva Western Carolina University News
The PTA of the Catamount School, a laboratory school for children in the sixth through eighth grades, will be hosting a Fall Carnival on Friday, Oct. 19, at Bridge ...
Coyotes are in Jackson County, not going away The Sylva Herald
Coyotes are in all 100 North Carolina counties, and to date, there haven't been any reports of them holding umbrellas as rocks fall on their heads or strapping ...
High School Mathematics Contest | News The Sylva Herald
Team members pictured are, (L-R), Nathaniel Jones, Thomas Yang, Anna Morgan, Macy Long, Eliza Macaulay, Evelyn Rowan, Shivani Patel, Skyler Singleton, ...
SMHS earns awards in WCU Language Contest | Higher Education News The Sylva Herald
Twenty Smoky Mountain High School students participated in the 36th annual Language Contest held at Western Carolina University this year, earning awards ...
New 'lab school' planned in Jackson County Asheville Citizen-Times
SYLVA - Western Carolina University is working with Jackson County schools to open a new school for middle school students on the campus of Smoky ...
Loud and clear: Local radio rejuvenated Smoky Mountain News
The warm glow of a 1970s-era Panasonic portable radio (top) may have dimmed for most, but the future of terrestrial radio still appears bright. Cory Vaillancourt ...
High school homecoming court | Top Stories The Sylva Herald
Members of Smoky Mountain High School's homecoming court include, from left, (front row) Meredith Stack, Lauren Pendergast, Kaitlyn Wood, Helen Miller, ...
More information on local place names, learned at the Herald The Sylva Herald
Learning a couple of weeks ago that some Western Carolina University history students are looking into Jackson County's historic community names prompted ...
Navy Concert Band comes to WCU on Feb. 21 Mountain Xpress
The Western Carolina University Bardo Arts Center Performance Hall is pleased to present the U.S. Navy Band in Concert on Thursday, Feb. 21 at 7:30 p.m. This ...
Congratulations 2016 graduates! | School News The Sylva Herald
Smoky Mountain High School and the Jackson County School of Alternatives had graduation ceremonies set for this week.
#Civil Rights: NC School System to Watch Students Online Public News Service
SYLVA, N.C. - Who should be monitoring students' online activity? Traditionally, the answer is parents, but one North Carolina school system is employing a ...
Justus served: CVCC freshman saves the Day Hickory Daily Record
HICKORY — Fearing his friends' lives were in danger, Justus Day didn't hesitate to take action.
Cullowhee teen, 18, charged with killing mother Asheville Citizen-Times
CULLOWHEE – Jackson County Sheriff's Office investigators have charged a teenager with murder in the death of his mother Wednesday. According to court ...
SMHS students to stage lavish production of 'Sister Act' The Sylva Herald
The Smoky Mountain High School Musical Theatre class will perform this weekend Alan Menken and Glenn Slater's Broadway hit “Sister Act.”
Jackson County schools reach state LEGO championships | K-12 School News The Sylva Herald
Among the top 58 Lego/Robotic teams from across the state of North Carolina, five schools call Jackson County home.
NC 107: Public weighs in on road plan | Top Stories The Sylva Herald
The state's construction plans for the N.C. 107 commercial corridor and a portion of U.S. 23 Business were the topics of two meetings spanning four hours on ...
SMHS production of 'Mary Poppins' musical starts Friday The Sylva Herald
Smoky Mountain High School students will perform the musical “Mary Poppins” from May 12-14 at the school's Fine Arts Auditorium.
Smoky's Clark to cheer for Tusculum Asheville Citizen-Times
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Jackson deputy fired Smoky Mountain News
The investigation is ongoing following a Halloween party at Dillard Excavating in Sylva that allegedly involved underage drinking and allegedly resulted in the ...
Hess, SMHS grad, serving as assistant U.S. attorney The Sylva Herald
Former Jackson County resident and Smoky Mountain High School graduate Chris Hess is now serving as an assistant United States attorney for the Western ...
UNC system forging ahead with K-8 lab-school project on two campuses News & Observer
UNC's legislatively-mandated lab-school experiment should yield the opening later this summer of two schools, one in Sylva and the other in Greenville, system ...
SHMS students donate coats to UCM | News The Sylva Herald
Smoky Mountain High School Student Council members collected coats and sweatshirts in January to donate to United Christian Ministries. Pictured with ...
Mountain Faith lauded by hometown crowd Bluegrass Today
Despite missing the final round of competition on the 2015 season of America's Got Talent, die-hard fans of Mountain Faith turned out last Thursday evening in ...
On App State's senior day, Zeb Speir readies to move on from a school he's known his entire life Winston-Salem Journal
For Appalachian State seniors, today is the beginning of a bookend.
Showdown in Jackson Smoky Mountain News
No one really knows how the Jackson County commissioner races are going to pan out. Incumbent Republican Commissioner Charles Elders has no idea.
Heather Klipa resigns as SM women's coach | Smoky Mountain The Sylva Herald
After two seasons at the helm, Heather Klipa has resigned as Smoky Mountain's women's basketball coach.
WCU wrestling with new plan to lure local athletes The Sylva Herald
Leaders at Western Carolina University say reviving its men's wrestling program could be the key to recruiting more local student athletes.
Mini Donut Place, Wonderworks open | Top Stories The Sylva Herald
Mini donuts are created when a circle of dough falls into hot oil. The machine flips the dough so that both sides are cooked before it is ready for its toppings.
Ford part of Sylva ACC All-Star game Asheville Citizen-Times
Organizers of the April 10 ACC Barnstorming Tour stop in Sylva have announced that University of North Carolina basketball legend Phil Ford will coach the ...
Two SMHS show choirs to compete at Festival Disney The Sylva Herald
Smoky Mountain High School's Show Choir 1 and Show Choir 2 classes left Sylva at 5 a.m. Wednesday (April 9) on their way to perform with hundreds of other ...
Following the arrow: Bowed Up Outdoors expands offerings, serves growing archery community Waynesville Smoky Mountain News
Walk into Bowed Up Outdoors, and the first thing you'll notice is the friendly banter moving back and forth between customers seated at the stools in...
Four indicted in relation to Sylva party, including ex-deputy Asheville Citizen-Times
SYLVA – A Jackson County grand jury has returned indictments against four Sylva residents, including a former sheriff's deputy, in connection with a Halloween ...
NC home-schooled children get free pass on vaccination requirements Carolina Public Press
This story originally appeared here and is published by Carolina Public Press with the permission of The Sylva Herald. By Quintin Ellison, The Sylva Herald
Dolphus Brown enshrined in HOF The Daily Herald
The Jackson County Athletic Hall of Fame inducted three new members during Sunday's 27th annual banquet at Southwestern Community College's Burrell ...
Tuckasegee native has major role in T. rex study The Sylva Herald
Two dinosaurs 458 miles apart have battled it out, and when the dust settled, Sue lost to Scotty for the crown of oldest and biggest T. rex fossil ever found.
WNC teachers cross borders for better pay Asheville Citizen-Times
Some school officials worry about losing quality teachers to neighboring states.
Bewsey earns doctorate in clinical psychology | Higher Education News The Sylva Herald
Kyle Bewsey, a 2000 graduate of Smoky Mountain High School, received his doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of North Texas during its spring ...
Shannon Oliver and Patrick Hamrick | Weddings The Sylva Herald
Shannon Nicole Oliver and Patrick Michael Hamrick, both of Gastonia, were united in marriage at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at Sleepy Hollow Inn and Event ...
Local, federal agencies join forces to combat drug sales in WCU area The Sylva Herald
A murder and several home invasion robberies sparked law enforcement to undertake a probe that led to nine arrests involving drug sales and distribution ...
Jean Simmons | Obituaries The Sylva Herald
Jean Simmons, age 89, of Sylva passed away on Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018, in Asheville, N.C., after a very brief illness.
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