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Jackson County identifies new cluster

The Jackson County Department of Public Health (JCDPH) has identified a COVID-19 cluster in a local church. The North Carolina Division of Public Health (NCDPH)…

A note to my readers — Thank You!

When I launched the Southern Scoop, I knew that Western North Carolina needed news more frequently than once a week through our local papers. Our…

Town of Sylva Zoom meeting gets hacked

Press release from Town is Sylva: The purpose of this statement is to provide information about an incident that occurred today during our Town of…

School reopening plans for each school site

The information gathered from the surveys is very important to our schools in planning for remote instruction during the upcoming 2020-2021 school year. If you…

Voting during a pandemic

The November 2020 election is just four months away, and with Coronavirus cases in North Carolina continuing to rise, voting during the pandemic can be…