Cashiers, NC

OBITUARY: Samuel L. Lambert

Samuel L. Lambert, age 88, of Cherokee, passed away on Monday, May 23, 2022 at his residence after an extended illness. He is the son of the late Joseph G. Lambert and Louisa Goforth Lambert. Sam is survived by his children, Kay Jones, Steve Lambert, Tammy Lambert, and Richard Welch;...
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Missing persons report turns into homicide investigation

Derek McCrackin, Jessica Smith, and Christopher Shields have been arrested and are in custody in Rabun County, Georgia awaiting extradition to Macon County in connection to a homicide investigation launched on Friday, May 20. A Macon County woman has also been formally charged with two counts of felony kidnapping. Lenore...

Arrests for May 26, 2022

The Macon County Sheriff’s Department, Franklin Police Department or Jackson County Sheriff’s Department made the following arrests May 13 – 21. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Macon County Sheriff’s Department. May 13. Robert Samuel Snyderbum, was charged with breaking...

Repairs planned for North Country Club Road in Brevard?

BREVARD, N.C. (WLOS) — A viewer in the Brevard community says their road needs repair and they reached out to Ask 13 for details on the timeline for a fix. “North Country Club Road in Brevard is full of broken pavement and potholes that grow. What's the holdup on getting it repaved?” asked Natalie.

Community Calendar for May 26, 2022

Manna Food Bank is now at Bethel United Methodist Church. To reserve a food box, call (828)634-1116 and leave a message with the following information: your first name and last initial; phone number to confirm pick-up time; number of people in your family; if there are allergies in the family; and any specialty items you might need, like diapers, etc. Pick up is at Bethel UMC, 81 Bethel Church Road, off Highlands Road.

SoCon Tournament Resumes Friday at Fluor Field

Greenville, S.C. – Western Carolina baseball looks to rebound on Friday afternoon as it awaits its next opponent in the weather-altered 2022 Southern Conference Baseball Championship presented by Holston Gases. Play is scheduled to resume on Friday morning with four games on tap at Fluor Field at the West End.

Big Innings Lead No. 3 Samford Past No. 6 Western Carolina

Greenville, S.C. – Third-seeded Samford broke open a tie game in the home half of the third inning by pushing across 11 runs as a part of an offensive middle-inning rally on Wednesday night, handing sixth-seeded Western Carolina a 22-3 loss in seven innings at Fluor Field in the second round of the 2022 Southern Conference Baseball Championship presented by Holston Gases.
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Woman charged with possession while in jail sentenced to federal prison

SYLVA, N.C. (FOX Carolina) - A woman is sentenced to federal prison after being charged with possession of a controlled substance while in jail, according to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office. According to the Sheriff’s Office, 35-year-old Ashely Kay Heatherly was sentenced to serve 57 months in prison and...

VMI eliminated from the SOCON Baseball Tournament

GREENVILLE, SC (WFXR) — VMI’s baseball season comes to an end as they lose to Western Carolina in the first round of the SOCON Tournament Wednesday. The Keydets have a record of 16-40.
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SPD’s Waldroup pulls child from Scotts Creek

Tuesday, May 17, seemed like a normal day at the Taylor household on Dillsboro Road in Sylva. Three-year-old Koda watched Peppa Pig on TV. Mom Penny chatted on the phone, father Zach was baking and 4-year-old Mason was playing with his tablet. And then things were not normal at all.

The Kessler Collection Reveals Plans for $150 Million+ Mixed-use Development in in Cashiers, N.C.

The Kessler Collection, a portfolio of 12 artistically inspired boutique hotels, continues expansion throughout the Southeast announcing a $150 million+ small scale mixed-use village development in Cashiers, N.C., designed by architect and town planner Christian B. Sottile.*. Focused on the conservation and preservation of the town's character, Cashiers East Village...

Metter wins back-to-back state championships, tops Charlton County

STATESBORO, Ga. (WSAV) – The Metter Tigers defeated Charlton County, 3-0, on Wednesday to repeat as the GHSA Class A-Public state champs. Starting pitcher Rustan Rigdon put forth a stellar effort for the Tigers, delivering a complete game shutout against a baffled Charlton County lineup. No Charlton runner even advanced as far as third base […]

Soccer Adds Maryanne Kilgore as Assistant Coach

CULLOWHEE, N.C. – Former Western Carolina women's soccer standout Maryanne Kilgore is using her experience with Catamount soccer on the other side of the line as she has taken on the role of assistant coach as announced by head coach Chad Miller. "My time as a WCU student-athlete helped...

What’s new on the plateau

The Highlands community has been polarized over short term rentals (STRs). The amendments to the zoning ordinance concerning STRs that were passed by the board last Thursday night did not completely resolve this divide. Some folks believe the board went too far in regulating and restricting STRs in R1 and...