Federal Treasury data shows that about half of the American Rescue Plan Act funds spent in WNC counties has been used on staff salaries. Nearly $98 million is still available to be allocated.
Jackson County, home to Western Carolina University, has no domestic violence shelter, but efforts to combine federal dollars and other funding are working to change that.
“As eco-theologian Thomas Berry stated, it will require a universal leap of consciousness — a group effort — if we Homo sapiens are to have any kind of real future here on this garden planet we were given.”
“I wish people would follow the scientific evidence and wait until it is safe.”
The N.C. General Assembly cut funding for landslide mapping in 2011, a decision area officials and scientists attribute to a combination of revenue shortfalls and lobbying by development interests. The state is now allocating $3.6 million for a new mapping project in the wake of multiple landslides this summer.
The items on display inside the American Museum of the House Cat Museum in Jackson County combine the quirky and the kitsch with the morbid and the mysterious.
“I’m sharing my story in hopes that you, too, will recognize this unique opportunity to change a child’s life while achieving something special in your own.”
“We’re suffering greatly,” says Kim Cason, who owns and operates The Esmeralda Inn & Restaurant in Chimney Rock with her husband, Don Cason. During Veterans Day weekend last year, the inn was fully booked when the Casons and their guests were among those ordered to evacuate as the Party Rock Fire threatened the area. And […]
We’re going out across the mountains this week and partnering with City Lights Bookstore in Sylva to showcase local musicians through our series of stripped-down performances for the web. This week Noonday Sun perform “That Song.”
Our weekly video series goes regional as Mountain Xpress and City Lights Bookstore in Jackson County partner for a web performance by Sylva artist Ian Moore.
In our new feature, area growers introduce their gardens. This week Adam Bigelow tells us about the Cullowhee Community Garden in Jackson County
Our video series goes regional this week as Mountain Xpress and City Lights Bookstore in Jackson County partnered for this web video with Sylva band Noonday performing “Vigil.”
The WCU Low Tech Ensemble will perform a free concert of music from the Central Javanese tradition and by contemporary composers at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3.
On hand at the Sept. 23 launch in Sylva: Authors Barbara Duncan, Brent Martin, Thomas Rain Crowe, Charles Frazier, Wayne Caldwell, Keith Flynn, George Ellison and Jon Lane, plus artist Robert Johnson.
Federal prosecutors have taken over the case of one of the investors in the Jackson County’s Blue Ridge Mountain Estates development .
Jackson County has long held allure for Floridians as a retreat and an investment mecca. One new development there, helmed by a Miami developer, is scrutinized in a new St. Petersburg Times investigative report.
Pending the governor’s signature, new hunting restrictions in Jackson County passed by the N.C. General Assembly will prohibit roadside hunting and spotlighting of deer.
Jackson County teacher Doug Ward explains his refusal to give a sure-to-fail student the required end-of-grade test.
The man came to me, explaining with unassailable logic why, in the face of a tax revaluation that threatened to tear the communities of Jackson County apart, his quiet community by the river would be safe from the proposed 4,000-acre development of golf courses and mountain mansions. “Two percent of the people in this country […]
Funding for a two-mile water line in Jackson County wipes out a full year’s emergency drinking-water allocation for the entire state, but gives relief to families enduring cancer-causing benzene contamination.
A strongly contested quarry permit for rural Jackson County has been nixed by the state.