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    Wednesday, November 16, 2016
    At 2:35 p.m. on August 21, 2017, Jackson County residents and visitors will have the chance to watch as the moon moves fully in front of the sun for the first time in 26 years. Jackson County, North Carolina, is one of the few areas in North Carolina where visitors and residents can experience next year’s extremely rare celestial phenomenon, a total solar eclipse. All of the county’s ...read more
    Categories: NC Trout Capital
    Tuesday, November 15, 2016
    Following are Jackson County Chamber of Commerce member restaurants that will be open Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day: Balsam Mountain Inn (828) 456-9498 Open Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day Mid-day buffet from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm Plated dinner from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm www.balsaminn.net The Community Table (828) 586-6782 Open Thanksgiving Day, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm Call for Christmas Day ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Tuesday, August 23, 2016
    On Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016 The Conservation Fund and the National Park Service hosted an event to commemorate the National Park Service's centennial and to celebrate the protection of lands surrounding Jackson County's own Waterrock Knob, a major scenic destination located at 6,292 feet in elevation on the Blue Ridge Parkway. An effort to conserve more than 5,000 acres in the Plott Balsam ...read more
    Categories: News Release
    Wednesday, June 22, 2016
    The silver screen will soon look like a familiar place to many people acquainted with the sights and sounds of Jackson County. In February of 2016, producers of the film, "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri," announced they would be filming parts of the movie on the streets of Sylva, N.C. The movie stars Oscar-winning actress Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell and ...read more
    Categories: News Release
    Wednesday, June 08, 2016
    Western Carolina University has been named the premiere outdoor adventure college in the region, according to a Blue Ridge Outdoors magazine online readers’ poll. The monthly magazine for outdoor sports, health and adventure travel in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic announced the results in an online article Monday, May 16. It is the third straight year for WCU to gain the recognition. ...read more
    Categories: News Release
    Tuesday, June 07, 2016
    The Town of Sylva has been featured as one of the cleanest cities in America in a recent article by the popular travel website Expedia.com. Thousands of user reviews from across the U.S. were analyzed to determine the highest cleanliness ratings. Sylva ranked No. 4 in the country. “These real life opinions in addition to your city’s environmental initiatives speaks volumes of your ...read more
    Categories: News Release
    Thursday, June 02, 2016
    Jackson County moved one step closer to becoming the N.C. Trout Capital on Wednesday, June 1 in Raleigh, as members of the state legislature recognized the county as the state’s Premier Trout Fishing Destination. N.C. Senator Jim Davis and N.C. House Representative Joe Sam Queen both participated and spoke before the legislature in support of bestowing this honor upon Jackson County. Also ...read more
    Categories: News Release
    Monday, February 15, 2016
    The Jackson County (N.C.) Chamber of Commerce published its second annual dining guide on Friday, Feb. 12, 2016. The 28-page booklet shines a spotlight on the many wonderful member restaurants, breweries, caterers and dessert hot spots of Jackson County. “We are excited about releasing this publication, which was incredibly popular in its inaugural year in 2015,” said Jackson County ...read more
    Categories: 2016 Dining Guide Published
    Friday, January 22, 2016
    The Jackson County (N.C.) Chamber of Commerce published its 11th annual “Our Town” magazine on Jan. 22. The 44-page relocation and community information guide shines a spotlight on the many wonderful businesses, events and communities of Jackson County. “We are proud to release this year’s Our Town magazine,” said Jackson County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director ...read more
    Categories: 2016 Our Town magazine published