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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 ...



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 ...



An alternative solution for NC 107  Smoky Mountain News

By Carl Queen • Guest Columnist As a long-time resident of Sylva — 48 years — I have had a front row seat to the evolution of N.C. 107 as it transgres...



Jean Tilley | Obituaries  The Sylva Herald

Carol “Jean” Coggins Tilley was born May 8, 1934, to the late David R. Coggins and Elba Sutton Coggins of Cullowhee, N.C. She entered through Heaven's ...



School health center slated to operate at Fairview  The Sylva Herald

Pilot program could be expanded across county. In a first for Jackson County, students will be able to receive a wide range of health services through an on-site, ...



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.



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.



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 ...



What's ahead for 2019: Local towns eye top priorities  The Sylva Herald

Heading into 2019, mayors from each of Jackson County's four towns – Sylva, Dillsboro, Webster and Forest Hills – previewed some of the challenges and ...



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.



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.



Policy trumps political flags at football games | Top Stories  The Sylva Herald

Following a dustup on social media, school administrators this week told students to stop waving Trump flags at Smoky Mountain High School football games.



Ex-NC high school football coach offered opponents inside info, officials say  CBS17.com

SYLVA, N.C. (CNN Newsource/WLOS) - A former western North Carolina assistant high school football coach has resigned from his teaching assistant job after ...



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.



Brindley named Smoky Mountain head coach | Sports  The Mountaineer

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



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 ...



NC man busted at high school football game with stolen gun, deputies say  CBS17.com

SYLVA, N.C. (WSPA) - A man with a stolen gun was caught after running from deputies at a high school football game, according to the Jackson County Sheriff's ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



Game Changer: Mustangs fan uses photography as therapy  WLOS

SYLVA, N.C. (WLOS) — It takes a certain skill to capture the moment, the intensity and the atmosphere of the game whenshooting it through a lens.



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 ...



It's a rematch for Deitz and Cody in Jackson commissioner race  Smoky Mountain News

Jackson County Commissioner Boyce Deitz took office in 2014 after wresting the seat from incumbent Doug Cody, but this time around Cody is looking to ...



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 ...



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.



SMHS homecoming court | Top Stories  The Sylva Herald

Members of Smoky Mountain High School's homecoming court are, from left: Grace Pressley, Nora Dickson, Kaitlyn Melton, Lilly Wright, Brittany Melton, Sarah ...



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 ...



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 replace him, ...



Ricky Brindley tapped as new head coach for SMHS football  The Sylva Herald

By Carey Phillips. A coach who has experience as both the offensive and defensive coordinator at Pisgah High School is the new head football coach at Smoky ...



Nice assist: 2 Greensboro College football players help catch fugitive  Greensboro News & Record

GREENSBORO — A pair of freshman football players at Greensboro College helped sheriff's deputies make a big tackle earlier this month. The college said that ...



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 ...



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.



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.



Marching Mustangs end perfect season with first-place showing  The Sylva Herald

The Marching Mustangs ended their marching competition season undefeated in their class.



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.



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

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WNC high school football: Third-round capsules  Asheville Citizen-Times

Breadowns and predictions of the third round WNC football playoff games Friday night.



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 ...



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.



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.



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 ...



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 ...



Mustangs junior back on the field after car crash  WLOS

Cody Lominac has emerged as a star on the Smoky Mountain High School varsity football roster. In week three, he scored the game winning touchdown against ...



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 ...



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, ...



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 ...



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 ...



WNC high school football: Third-round playoff scoreboard  Asheville Citizen-Times

It's the third week of the NCHSAA high school football playoffs, and the Citizen Times is gearing up for another great Friday night of coverage.



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 ...



Polk County silencing doubters during surprising playoff run  Asheville Citizen-Times

After a 3-8 regular season, Polk County's record told one story. The Wolverines' coaches pleaded with them to author a new one after they slipped into the 1AA ...



On App State's senior day, Zeb Speir readies to move on from a school he has known his entire life  Greensboro News & Record

For Appalachian State seniors, today is the beginning of a bookend.



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 ...



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 ...



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.



Charge filed after student hit in SMHS parking lot  The Sylva Herald

Sheriff's deputies charged a 16-year-old student for allegedly using his car on Feb. 6 to hit another student in the Smoky Mountain High School parking lot.



School officials remove Napert as SM football coach  The Sylva Herald

After five seasons, Dave Napert is out as football coach at Smoky Mountain High School.



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, ...



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 ...



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.



#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 ...



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 ...



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



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 ...



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 ...



WNC teachers cross borders for better pay  Asheville Citizen-Times

Some school officials worry about losing quality teachers to neighboring states.



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