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Keeping an eye to the sky in Cullowhee

Birding, as it is formally known, is gaining popularity within the greater Tuckasegee area. Topher Stephens, a Caney Fork local, along with Sylva mayor Dave Nestler set out to create a community where they could enjoy their shared interest in birds.   Together they created Tuck Birders, a club with a […]

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Deep dives in Jackson County

Jackson County is currently constructing a 30,000 square-foot aquatic facility at the recreation center on Tilley Creek Road in Cullowhee. The facility will provide service to county residents who currently must travel long distances to swim. Construction is expected to be complete by spring 2024 at a cost of $22 […]

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Fall weather stifles turnout for the CMN motorcycle ride

In the crisp morning hours, bikers around Sylva joined together to raise money for the Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals Saturday, Sept. 23. The ride started in the parking lot of the Sylva Walmart and went through the Blue Ridge Parkway.  Leo Craig, the organizer, has hosted the CMN bike […]


Honey contest to help highlight pollinator issue

The story was originally published in The Sylva Herald, Feb. 16 edition and online on The Western Carolina Journalist. Honey lovers can get a taste of local honey and learn more about bees and the pollination crisis at the first honey tasting contest at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino on April 26. […]


Don’t go hungry this holiday season: local resources to visit

Food insecurity is defined by Feeding America “as a lack of consistent access to enough food for every person in a household to live an active, healthy life, commonly due to unemployment, poverty, disability, and lack of resources.” As unemployment rates have increased throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, food insecurity has […]


JCPS tackles food insecurity in WNC

As another year of schooling starts, Jackson County Public Schools continues to fight its food insecurity among students. In 2019, Carolina Public Press reported that one in four children faces food insecurity in Western North Carolina. COVID-19 struck the U.S. the following year. Due to the United States Department of […]