Jackson County NC officials planning new zoning ordinance

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Late last month, Jackson County officials announced the U.S. 441 Development Ordinance, which is in its first draft.  The ordinance is intended to ‘clean up’ the look of the U.S. 441 corridor in Whittier from a clash of billboards and ‘unregulated growth’ for a better mountain-themed look with careful landscaping and distinctive architecture.  For over a year now, the county-appointed …

New Library in Jackson County NC will Retain Original Historic Look

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The new library complex in Jackson County NC is slated to be completed in 2010 as a shining example of modern Main Street’s redevelopment; despite usual worries about modernizing projects being more costly than just constructing a new building, this case proved to make economical as well as historical sense for the community. The historic courthouse is 95 years old …

Visit Jackson County NC for the Great Smokies National Park’s 75th Anniversary

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There’s no better time than now to visit Jackson County NC, including the scenic areas of Cashiers and Highlands.  Through the month of April, Jackson County is celebrating the Great Smokies National Park’s 75th anniversary by providing great lodging discounts.  Entitled the “Park It Here” program, visitors will have the opportunity to lodge for $75 per night at any of …

Get Ready for the “Greening Up the Mountains Festival” April 25

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Sylva North Carolina, located at the center of Jackson County and a scenic drive from Cashiers and Highlands, offers a unique festival experience next month. Be sure to mark your calendar for the “Greening Up the Mountains” event on Saturday April 25.  This annual event is on its 12th year running and provides an enjoyable day of events for all ages.  …