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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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

SMHS students help sick children remain mobile | K-12 School News  The Sylva Herald

Thanks to the hard work of two students at Smoky Mountain High School and the support of their classmates, sick children at Harris Regional Hospital in Sylva ...

Brindley named Smoky Mountain head coach | Sports  The Mountaineer

Pisgah grad earns his first head-coaching gig with one of Bears' Mountain Six rivals.

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

FOOTBALL: Braves lose to Mustangs in first road game of season  Cherokee One Feather

By SCOTT MCKIE B.P.. ONE FEATHER STAFF. SYLVA – With Hurricane Florence causing widespread football cancellations throughout North Carolina, the ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

School board: assistant coach offered Mustang intel to rivals  The Sylva Herald

Shortly after spring football workouts started at Smoky Mountain High School, newly hired Coach Ricky Brindley selected his coaching staff. He didn't retain ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Game Changer: Mustangs fan uses photography as therapy  WLOS

It takes a certain skill to capture the moment, the intensity and the atmosphere of the game whenshooting it through a lens.At the end of the basketball court at ...

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 ...

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.

Safe Kids Day celebration | Health News  The Sylva Herald

In honor of Safe Kids Day, Safe Kids Jackson County has partnered with Andy Shaw Ford to host a fun and free family event from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday.

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 ...

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 ...

Blanton scholarship winners | Sports  The Sylva Herald

The 12th Annual Trooper Shawn Blanton Memorial Golf Tournament was held Friday, June 14 at Sequoyah National Golf Club in Whitter. Scholarships were ...

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, ...

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, ...

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 ...

Congratulations graduates | K-12 School News  The Sylva Herald

Smoky Mountain High School and the Jackson County School of Alternatives had graduation ceremonies set for this week.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Smoky's Clark to cheer for Tusculum  Asheville Citizen-Times

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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.”

Summit Charter plans $8 million expansion  Smoky Mountain News

Summit Charter School in Cashiers is planning to expand its K-8 operation to include high school as well, recently announcing its intention to add a ninth-grade ...

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 ...

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. Sure, if App State beats Troy, they'll get one more home game — the Sun Belt ...

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.

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 ...

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.

#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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Bill Jamison | Obituaries  The Sylva Herald

William “Bill” Jamison, 41, a lifelong native of Sylva, N.C., passed away on Sunday, April 14, 2019.

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 ...

Davis benefit is set for Saturday at Cullowhee Recreation Complex  The Sylva Herald

A benefit fundraiser for Annelise Davis is set for Saturday at the Jackson County Recreation Complex in Cullowhee.

Sylva gymnast fights back from injury  Asheville Citizen-Times

You won't find 17-year-old Mary Kelly hanging by the pool this summer or sleeping in late like her friends.

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.

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...

New sign to greet visitors on Grindstaff Cove Road  The Sylva Herald

It took a village to raise the new sign that will greet folks visiting Sylva. The framework is completed for the new welcome on Grindstaff Cove Road below the ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Clayton ready to serve after surprise win in board race  The Sylva Herald

Abigail Clayton was surprised that she defeated Jackson County School Board Chair Ken Henke in last week's election to serve District 2 on the board.

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.

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 ...

Madill-Tsobanjan | Weddings  The Sylva Herald

Rebecca Anne Madill and Artur Tsobanjan were united in marriage at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, in an outdoor ceremony at the Museum of Life and Science in ...

Rising 7th-graders take part in Camp WILD  The Sylva Herald

Camp WILD (Wilderness, Investigating, Learning, Discovery), was held from July 28 through Aug. 1. Rising seventh graders who signed up for Camp WILD this ...

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