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2012 • Vol. 7

A SMOKY MOUNTAIN NEWS PUBLICATION Editor/Publisher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Scott McLeod Advertising Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Greg Boothroyd Advertising Sales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Drew Cook Writing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Quintin Ellison, Becky Johnson, Katy Nelson Art Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Travis Bumgardner Production. . . . . . . . . . . . Margaret Hester, Micah McClure Contributing Photographers . . . . . . . . . . Ashley T. Evans, Mark Haskett

JACKSON COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

715 E. Main St. • Sylva, NC 28779 • 828.586.8926 406 Walnut St. • Waynesville, NC 28786 641 N. 4th St. • Highlands, NC 28741 67773

Heather Baker, Chair . . . . . . . . . . . . Coward, Hicks & Siler Robert Edwards, Treasurer . . . Western Carolina University Gorham Bradley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WCU Catamount Club Thom Brooks . . . . . . . Southwestern Community College James Caldwell. . . . . . . . . . . . Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Jeff Carpenter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jackson County Parks & Recreation Department John Faulk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Firehouse Catering Phyllis Foxx . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sylva Insurance Agency Mary Hartbarger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jarrett House Larry Hinton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Andy Shaw Ford Mickey Luker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Caney Fork General Store Jan Revis. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . First Citizens Bank Kevin Stanberry . . . . . . . . . . . Stanberry Insurance Agency Julie H. Spiro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Executive Director ————————————————————————————————————

ABOUT THIS MAGAZINE Our Town is published annually and is distributed through the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce. For advertising information contact Smoky Mountain News at 828.631.4829 or 828.452.4251 or via email at jc-ads@smokymountainnews.com.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Jackson County Chamber of Commerce 773 W. Main St. • Sylva, NC 28779 828.586.2155 • Fax: 828.586.4887 www.mountainlovers.com Smoky Mountain News Sylva: 629 W. Main St. • Sylva, NC 28779 Waynesville: 34 Church St. • Waynesville, NC 28786 www.smokymountainnews.com www.wnctravel.com • www.smliv.com ————————————————————————————————————

ON THE COVER: Participants of all ages can enjoy Mountain Heritage Day, held annually at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee. The festival features heritage crafts, works by regional artists, food vendors and other varieties of edible products, plus activities and demonstrations all day. PHOTO BY MARK HASKETT

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At City Lights Café, outdoor dining is a large draw for customers, according to owner Bernadette Peters. MARK HASKETT PHOTO

Contents

Our community . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 County statistics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Calendar of events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 News from the business community . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Membership directory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

A taste of Jackson County:

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Lulu’s on Main . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dillsboro Smokehouse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mill and Main . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Speedy’s Pizza . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Coffee Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Al fresco dining . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Farm-to-table in Jackson County . . . . 6

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he Jackson County Chamber of Commerce has been helping Jackson County businesses for 89 years! The Chamber provides an opportunity to network on a monthly basis through events such as Business After Hours, small business seminars and social events. The Chamber also has a very active website with a variety of ways for members to market their business regionally, locally, and nationally. Additionally, the Chamber offers Member One-On-One assistance to help each business individually and provides resource connections through Western Carolina University and Southwestern Community College. The Chamber is the lead producer of The Concerts on the Creek summer music series. Concerts are offered on Fridays throughout the summer months from 7:309:30 p.m. at the Bridge Park in Sylva. Concerts are free, but could not produced without the help of the Chamber’s Partners. Bear Lake Reserve is the 2012 Platinum Partner. Bear Lake Reserve’s ongoing financial support is the reason the Chamber is able to offer quality events to the community. Thank you, Bear Lake Reserve! If you are interested in being active in the business community in a positive environment, join the Chamber today by calling 828586-2155. Please visit our website, www.mountainlovers.com, for complete details and event updates, or find us on Facebook. We’re here to serve you – thanks for your interest in Jackson County!

Business After Hours 2012 • • • • • • • • • • • •

January 26 No Name Sports Pub February 23 Caney Fork General Store March 22 Dogwood Crafters April 25 Annual Golf Tournament May 24 Balsam Mountain Inn June Annual Picnic at Poteet Park & The Community Table July Happy Summer! August 23 Plaza Pawn Shop September 27 Jackson County Library October 25 BalsamWest FiberNET November Our Holiday Party December Wonderful Wednesdays!

Concerts on the Creek and Outdoor Movie Night are also hosted by the Chamber during various months throughout the year. Please visit www.mountainlovers.com for complete details and event updates.

My Community My Hospital “I was diagnosed with breast cancer...With no family history of the disease, I was totally shocked and felt so lost. Within an hour of my diagnosis, I was called by Mary, my Nurse Navigator, who became a true friend to my husband and me. The nurses and technicians at MedWest-Harris gave me the best care to make this experience a good one instead of a dark one.�  Deborah Lovern 68 Hospital Road Sylva 586-7000 www.medwesthealth.org

Mountain Living 45 Minutes from Asheville.

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Jackson County’s historic courthouse overlooks downtown Sylva. MARK HASKETT PHOTO

Our community Jackson County is shaped by the unique identities of its towns and small communities, each with its own rich history.

CASHIERS Located at 3,486 feet above sea level, Cashiers is said to be named for a lost horse — an acknowledgement of the area’s dense forests, replete with laurel and rhododendron thickets. The town was hailed as a cool respite from the hot, humid shipping towns further south for mid-nineteenth century aristocrats. One such aristocratic family was the Hamptons. Wade Hampton III was the bestknown member of the family due to his service as a general in the Confederate Army and active political career. In 1890, Dr. William S. Halstead, who married into the Hampton family, bought the Hampton home, renaming it 8

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High Hampton after his ancestral home High Halstead in England. The High Hampton Country Club later was constructed on the same property. Now, Cashiers is home to several similar resorts and golf courses but also boasts great opportunities for outdoor recreation such as hiking and mountain climbing. Also of note are some of the smaller communities one passes traveling south on N.C. 107 from the county seat of Sylva to Cashiers such as East LaPorte. Located alongside the Tuckasegee River past Cullowhee, East LaPorte was once the site of an Indian trading post established by the French Huguenots as the eastern entrance to Indian territory. In French, East LaPorte means “eastern door.”

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CULLOWHEE Cullowhee, which means “white lily” in Cherokee, is an unincorporated township comprised mostly of Western Carolina University and the surrounding businesses and residences designed to service faculty and student needs. Professor Robert Lee Madison founded Western Carolina University — originally chartered as Cullowhee High School — in August of 1889. Beginning about 1912, the status of the school was gradually raised. The university went through several name changes as its course offerings increased and it wasn’t until 1967, when the school was designated a regional university by the North Carolina General Assembly, that the name Western Carolina University was finally settled upon. Near Cullowhee is the Forest Hills township, named for the 1878-1880 postmaster’s home, Forest Hill. Today, the township is home to a number of university faculty members. See TOWNS, page 10

Important numbers Cashiers Area Chamber of Commerce . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 828.743.5191 Jackson County Chamber of Commerce and Travel & Tourism Authority (TTA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 828.586.2155 or 800.962.1911 Jackson County Parks & Recreation . . 828.293.3053 NC Driver’s License Office. . . . . . . . . . 828.586.5413 NC Tag Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 828.586.3886

COUNTY/MUNICIPAL NUMBERS Employment Security Commission . . 828.586.4063 Jackson County Board of Elections . . 828.586.7538 Jackson County Commissioners. . . . . 828.631.2295 Jackson County Planning Department . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 828.631.2261 Jackson County Justice & Administration Building (Courthouse) . . . . . . . . . . . . 828.586.7580 Jackson County Landfill . . . . . . . . . . . 828.586.7509 Jackson County Solid Waste Dept.. . . 828.586.7577 Town of Sylva . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 828.586.2719 Town of Dillsboro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 828.586.1439

Statistics TAXES & SALES

UTILITIES

Sales Tax .................................................7.75% Property tax/$100 value ..............................28¢ Gross Retail Sales (2009, in millions) ...................................$306.8

ELECTRIC Duke Power, Nantahala Area ...........828-586-2145 WATER Tuckaseigee Water & Sewer Authority.......................................828-586-5189 TELEPHONE Frontier..........................................877-462-8188

INCOME & HOUSING Median household income .....................$40,614 Per capita personal income.....................$21,998 Median value of owner-occupied housing units (2010)..............................$149,495

POPULATION 2010 .......................................................40,271 2009 .....................................................38,337 2008 .....................................................36,990

DEMOGRAPHICS 0-19 ........................................................23.6% 20-29 ......................................................15.2% 30-39 .......................................................11.4% 40-49 ......................................................12.4% 50-59 ......................................................14.4% 60+ ........................................................22.9%

TOURISM STATISTICS (2010) Tourism was responsible for $62.58 million in spending in 2010 in Jackson County. Travel generated $10.31 million in payroll. State and local tax revenue from travel and tourism amounted to $8.25 million. This represents a $203.80 tax saving to each county resident.

HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS (2010) Number of physicians ...................................80 Physicians per 10,000 population .................19.8 RNs per 10,000 population..........................90.4 Dentists per 10,000 population......................3.5 Pharmacists per 10,000 population................5.7

MEDIA & COMMUNICATIONS CABLE Morris Broadband ........................888-855-9036 NEWSPAPERS The Sylva Herald ............................828-586-2611 The Smoky Mountain News............828-631-4829 Cashiers Crossroads Chronicle.............828-743-5101 RADIO STATIONS WWCU ..........................................828-227-7173

CLIMATE Annual rainfall ..............................................47” Annual snowfall ............................................11” Average annual temperature........................55ºF Average annual high temperature ................70ºF Average annual low temperature .................46ºF

EMERGENCY NUMBERS Domestic Violence. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 828.586.8969 Jackson County Fire Department . . . . 828.586.2458 Jackson County Sheriff. . . . . . . . . . . . 828.586.8901 Sylva Police . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 828.586.2916

ADDITIONAL NUMBERS NC Department of the Secretary of State 800.228.8443 • www.state.nc.us/secstate 110 S. Blount St. • Raleigh, NC 27601 Better Business Bureau 828.253.2392 or 800.452.2882 asheville.bbb.org 1 W. Pack Square, Suite 1601 Asheville, NC 28801 NC Business ServiCenter (license information) 800.228.8443 www.nccommerce.com/servicenter 4344 Mail Service Center • Raleigh, NC 27699-4344 NC Department of Commerce 828.488.0300 • www.nc.commerce.com PO Box 1940 • Bryson City, NC 28713 NC Department of Labor 800.522.6762 • www.dol.state.nc.us 4 Edenton St. • Raleigh, NC 27601 US Social Security Administration 828.251.9941 or 800.772.1213 • www.ssa.gov 20 Regent Park Rd. • Asheville, NC 28806

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DILLSBORO Today a village of shops, crafters and family restaurants, Dillsboro has always been a center of railway activity. During the 1880s when the Western North Carolina Railroad was built, the village bore a variety of names — Depot, New Webster, or Webster Station. In 1882, the Tunnel Post Office (named for the railroad’s Cowee Tunnel) was established with William Allen Dills as postmaster. It was the railroad’s developer, A.B. Andrews — for whom the town of Andrews in Cherokee County is named — who suggested the town adopt the name of its postmaster, becoming Dillsboro. Dills was responsible for building the Riverwood Shops, which overlook the Tuckasegee River, and what later became known as the C.J. Harris House. Harris is the namesake of Harris Regional Hospital in Sylva. Dills’ own home stood next to the Mt. Beulah Hotel — constructed in 1884 and today known as the Jarrett House. By 1888, Dillsboro had become the most important town along the railroad in terms of industry, with two sawmills, two clay 10

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Western Carolina University (top) calls Cullowhee home. The local farming community takes part in regular farmers’ markets in Sylva (above). MARK HASKETT PHOTOS

mines, two livery stables, six general stores, a shoemaker and several wood yards.

GLENVILLE The Glenville community is centered on a large man-made lake with 26 miles of shoreline at 3,500 feet above sea level. The lake is the highest of its size east of the Mississippi River and is a favorite place for aquatic recreation. The area originally was known as the

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Hamburg Township, settled in 1827. In the late 1880s the area was thriving with industries including forestry, tanning and mining. It was in 1891 that the area was renamed Glenville. The lake itself was not created until 194041, when Nantahala Power and Light Company — owned by ALCOA — constructed a dam on the Tuckasegee River. The hydroelectric dam provided more electricity to help make aluminum for the war effort. The creation of the lake flooded Glenville’s schools, homes, businesses and farmlands. Today, the community is settled along the shores with several second and vacation homes, boating businesses and small shops.

SYLVA Sylva is Jackson County’s retail and professional center where day-to-day services meet unique history. The town’s development rose with the construction of the Western North Carolina Railroad in the 1880s. Its name came about at the suggestion of Mae Hampton, daughter of E.R. Hampton, who is credited as being the founder of Sylva. E.R. Hampton had married into the Cannon family, which owned

a sawmill where William D. Sylva, an itinerant Dane, had helped saw the logs that built the Hampton’s home. The railroad’s route through Sylva made it a prime location for the county seat — originally located in Webster — but the issue of relocation resulted in years of bitter dispute between the two town’s representatives. The state legislature settled the dispute, giving Sylva permission to construct a courthouse so long as the town paid the moving costs to relocate. On Feb. 28, 1914, the new Sylva courthouse, located on a hill overlooking Main Street, opened. Construction costs totaled $30,000. Today, the courthouse is reputed to be the most photographed in the country.

WEBSTER

The High Hampton Inn and Country Club caters to visitors seeking an all-inclusive resort experience (above). The WNC Pottery Festival, held annually in Dillsboro, showcases the work of some of the regions finest potters. MARK HASKETT PHOTOS

The town of Webster is a quiet residential community situated on top of a hill overlooking the Tuckasegee River. The town was created in the mid-1800s with the purchase of an 18-acre tract specifically designated to become the county seat. Within a few years of its settlement, a courthouse was erected. The town was incorporated in 1859, but over the next 20 years the town government became inactive — the first of several rises and falls in the town’s municipal development, and perhaps an early indicator of the town’s future. The story goes that during the construction of the Western North Carolina Railroad, county residents fully expected the railroad to run through Webster. However, the county’s state government representative — said to be fond of his drink — was taken aside at a crucial moment in the voting process and plied with liquor by an individual desiring a more direct route from Sylva to Dillsboro. The location of the railroad later was a primary factor in the movement to relocate the county seat from Webster to Sylva.

WHITTIER Whittier, Jackson County’s closest community to Cherokee, was another railroad town. Upon calling the area’s residents together, Clark Whittier proposed the formal establishment of a town: “It is my wish and I so move that we start operations here upon the principals and Word of God, including all morality, especially temperance and prohibition of the strongest form.” The town was incorporated in 1907 and by 1913 boasted a dry store, hotel, physician and surgeon, plus sawmills, lumber yards, three churches and a school. However, with the Great Depression the town lost much of its industry as the demand for lumber declined. By 1993 Whittier’s charter was repealed and today the community is mostly residential. (Historical information collected from The History of Jackson County, a publication of the Jackson County Historical Association.) J AC KSON COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERC E

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Calendar of events March • WNC’s Largest Indoor Yard Sale March 17 • 828-293-9223

April • Dillsboro Easter Hat Parade April 7 • 800-962-1911 • Stonewall Challenge Golf Tournament April 25 • 828-586-2155 • Greening Up the Mountains Festival April 28 • 828-586-1577 • Ducks on the Tuck 828-631-0271

May • Cherokee Visitor Appreciation Day May 14 • 828-554-6491 • Concerts on the Creek May 25 • 828-586-2155

June • Concerts on the Creek June 1 • 828-586-2155 • Patchwork and Folk Festival June 2 • 828-293-3053 • Concerts on the Creek June 8 • 828-586-2155 • Spring Rod Run June 8-10 • 828-497-2603 • Dillsboro Art and Music Festival June 9 • 828-586-5700 • Old Mill 1886 Craft Festival June 9 • 828-497-6536 • Concerts on the Creek June 15 • 828-586-2155 • Concerts on the Creek June 22 • 828-586-2155 • Concerts on the Creek June 29 • 828-586-2155 • Summertime Arts and Craft Show June 30–July 1 • 828-524-3405

There is plenty to do in Jackson County all year long, including (clockwise from top) enjoying the annual spring festival Greening Up the Mountains, taking part in the Dillsboro Easter Hat Parade, listening to one of the Concerts on the Creek at Bridge Park Pavilion, and visiting the WNC Pottery Festival. MARK HASKETT PHOTOS

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July

October

• Dillsboro Fourth of July Celebration July 4 • 828-586-5700 • Concerts on the Creek July 6 • 828-586-2155 • Concerts on the Creek July 13 • 828-586-2155 • Festival of Native Peoples July 13 & 14 • 828-497-3481 • Concerts on the Creek July 20 • 828-586-2155 • Concerts on the Creek July 27 • 828-586-2155

• Colorfest Art and Taste of Appalachia October 6 • 828-586-4951 • Old Mill Fall Harvest Festival October 13 • 828-497-6536

November • WNC Pottery Festival November 3 • 828-631-5100 • Hard Candy Arts and Crafts Show November 23-24 • 828-524-3405

December

August

• Lights and Luminaries December 7, 8, 14, 15 • 800-962-1911 • Sylva Christmas Parade Sylva • 828-586-1577 • Cashiers Christmas Parade Cashiers • 828-743-5191

• Talking Trees Trout Derby August 4 • 828-497-1898 • Volkswagen Show August 11 • 828-554-6491

September • Southeast Tribes Celebration September 14 & 15 • 828-497-3481 • Mountain Heritage Day September 29 • 828-227-3193

FOR SPECIFIC DATES AND DETAILS, VISIT WWW.MOUNTAINLOVERS.COM OR CALL 800-962-1911.

Visiting Dillsboro’s Lights and Luminaries (right) is a popular holiday tradition for many in Jackson County. MARK HASKETT PHOTO

RE-DISCOVER DILLSBORO, NC Browse in charming shops, watch artisans perfect their craft, dine at nationally recognized restaurants, stay in a cozy Bed and Breakfast. Dillsboro offers small-town hospitality and a location convenient to all there is to do in the Great Smoky Mountains!

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New library a welcome addition to downtown Sylva

A counter on the front door of the library logs visits. Jackson County Head Librarian Dottie Brunette said that it isn’t just people living in Jackson County driving the higher numbers, however, though they obviously are beating a track into the library. “Daily, we get people in just to look at it,” Brunette said. To top it off, the library won the Outstanding Facility Award for new libraries larger than 26,000 square feet presented by the N.C. Public Libraries Directors Association. Former County Commissioner William Shelton, who played a critical role in helping keep the library in Sylva’s downtown area and in approving the needed funding, described the new library complex as a symbol of something wonderful, a place where “our history, our culture and our quest for knowledge” merge.

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ackson County’s new public library — attached to the scenic historic courthouse atop a hill overlooking Sylva— opened in 2011 to rave reviews. “I love this library,” said Karen Wall, a patron who was working on her laptop in the reference section. She was seated in a comfortable chair at a desk near huge windows affording a bird’s eye view of the Plott-Balsams mountain range. “It’s a joy for me to be able to come here.” The new library cost $8 million and included renovations to the historic courthouse to build an auditorium and community meeting space. The Jackson County Friends of the Library raised $1.8 million to outfit and furnish the new library. Prior to the library’s opening, many were concerned that the new space and offerings would not attract new patrons. However, the opposite has happened. The number of people applying for library cards in Jackson County has doubled since the new library opened; use of circulation materials has increased by 38 percent; and, with 28 public computers, computer use is up 154 percent.

The new Jackson County Library is part of the recently-remodeled historic courthouse. DAVID REDMAN PHOTO

Jackson’s education leaders promise new vision

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hey are dubbed by some in the community as the “three amigos:” a new chancellor at Western Carolina University, David Belcher; a new president at Southwestern Community College, Donald Tomas; and a new superintendent of schools for Jackson County, Mike Murray. Each started their respective positions July 1, 2011. Each promises a new era of leadership that connects their respective institution’s educational efforts to the overall good of the community. Each seem comfortable in, and energetic about, their roles as institutional and community leaders. “Openness, honesty and transparency,” Tomas said during his introductory remarks at a community meeting last summer. SCC, which serves residents of Jackson, Macon and Swain counties and the Cherokee Indian Reservation, is piggybacking strategic planning efforts on those of neighboring WCU. Tomas said the three educational leaders have been meeting and discussing educational and community issues. “This is an extremely exciting and unique opportunity,” he said.

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Right after Belcher took the helm at Western Carolina University, he and other WCU leaders held a series of seven community meetings in the region to hear what residents had to say about the school’s future. During those meetings, many called on WCU and SCC to help bolster a sagging economy, but to do so while protecting the

making unpopular decisions independently if that’s what is needed in a given situation. Murray, who is from Madison County and got his graduate degrees from Western Carolina University, said he also likes to mix it up with the people who will be affected by his decisions. “I really believe I’m in the right place, at the right time, with the right group of people — rolling up my sleeves to work side by side with the educators, parents and people in the community to make good things happen for the children of Jackson County,” Murray said. Vance Davidson, an SCC David Belcher Mike Murray Donald Tomas trustee, said he is optimistic region’s natural resources and great beauty. that the new educational leaders in Jackson Belcher described himself as a consensus County will build bridges that will help the builder, a leader who makes decisions only after community. first seeking the wisdom and opinions of those “We are a lot better together than we are working with him. apart,” Davidson said. “We have not enjoyed the “My M.O. is a consultative approach,” said best university, town, community relationships Belcher, adding that he’s not shy, however, about — we need to change that.”

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Harrah’s expansion to be a boon for Jackson economy The nearly complete $633 million expansion at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino is good news for Jackson County and all of Western North Carolina. When totally complete, the expansion will add 800 new jobs to the casino’s existing labor force of 2,100. About 795 Jackson County residents have jobs at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino right now, more than any other county in the region. Nearly 700 Swain County residents work there while 308 casino workers call Haywood County home. And these numbers are prior to the hiring to fill the additional 800 jobs. Harrah’s payroll accounts for 8 percent of all wages and salaries in Jackson and Swain counties. It’s one of Western North Carolina’s largest employers. The expansion added a third hotel tower — giving the complex 1,100 rooms — more gaming space, a spa, and several new restaurants and retail outlets. Harrah’s officials say the idea is to turn the complex into a resort destination rather than just a casino. In the most recent numbers available, it is estimated that the casino attracts up to 3.5 million guests a year. It is the state’s largest tourist attraction.

Future looks promising at Balsam Mountain Preserve Over the past 10 years, Balsam Mountain Preserve has established itself as one of Western North Carolina’s premier private club communities. An authentic mountain retreat, Balsam offers its residents an array of amenities including an Arnold Palmer golf course, a family sports camp with swim, tennis, and fitness facilities, an equestrian center, a beautiful restaurant and lodge, and more than 30 miles of private hiking, biking, and horseback riding trails. Over 230 properties have been purchased in the community and 70 homes have been completed. Residents at Balsam Mountain Preserve enjoy an enviable location less than 10 minutes from downtown Sylva. Balsam is a 4,400-acre mountain enclave designed to feel like a community within a park. Created with a commitment to preserve its natural surroundings, 3,400 acres, or nearly 75 percent of the community, will be placed in a permanent conservation easement, ensuring it will never be developed and will always remain for future generations in its present park-like state. Balsam was purchased in November 2011 by The Challenge Golf Group, a private real estate development company based in Marshall, Texas. An experienced developer and operator of intriguing lifestyle communities, The Challenge Golf Group’s portfolio includes eleven properties located in Texas, South Carolina, and North Carolina. Buyers of developer homesites will enjoy a host of club membership incentives in 2012, with values starting at just $195,000. Several new home collections are currently in design and will released in spring 2012. These homes will offer luxury features combined with a low maintenance lifestyle. Mountain retreats are expected to start at around $650,000. Call 866.452.3456 or E-Mail bruce.challengegolf@gmail.com for more information.

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Garza’s ongoing efforts honored by Duke Energy Amy Ammons Garza was the recipient of the 2012 Duke Citizenship & Service Award for her contrition’s to Jackson County. The award is given annually by Duke Energy to honor a citizen for their volunteer leadership and is a tribute to individuals who make a difference in their communities by using their time, talents and compassion to positively impact the lives of others. Garza was nominated for her outstanding community service by Catch the Spirit of the Appalachia Board member Norma Clayton. Garza is a Jackson County native who founded Catch the Spirit of Appalachia in 1989 with her sister. CSA is a nonprofit dedicated to honoring the heritage of mountain people. Festivals and events she has helped establish or worked closely with include Greening Up the Mountains; the Patchwork Folk and Fabric Festival; and Colorfest, Art of the Blue Ridge. She also founded the Heritage Alive Mountain Youth Talent Contest.

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New gym/fine arts center approved by commissioners A new fine arts center and gym are in the future for Smoky Mountain High School. Jackson County leaders in December OK’d a plan to build a new 754-seat fine arts center and a 1,500-seat gym. The theater would include all the amenities for concerts and plays including an orchestra pit, full stage rigging, shop and rehearsal space for the school chorus and band. Initial plans are for a 41,000-square–foot gymnasium and a 15,000-square-foot arts center/theater. The project is expected to cost $10.5 million and will be paid for with state sales tax revenues designated for public school capital projects. Supporters of the project, including County Commissioner Joe Cowan who was formerly superintendent of schools and a principal, said the arts center is long overdue. “I think it’s time to acknowledge the importance of the arts as well as athletics,� said Cowan. Jackson County School Board member Ali LairdLarge, said she was “ecstatic� that the project is moving forward. “We’ve been waiting a long time for this.� The architect is expected to have drawings ready to go out to bid by summer 2012.

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Lulu’s on Main Lulu’s Café on Main Street in Sylva is known for its eclectic, ethnic food and a consistently warm atmosphere that brings back tourists and locals alike year after year.

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wice featured in Southern Living as their “favorite restaurant in the region” and voted a “2010 best of WNC” restaurant by Mountain Xpress readers, Lulu’s popularity is no secret. Customer favorites include the pasta salad a la greque, tropical pork tenderloin, and gluten-free desserts. Lulu’s also caters to vegans and vegetarians, who reportedly are fans of the eatery’s Asianfusion flavors. Founded in 1989 by Louise Turner, Lulu’s was purchased in 1999 by business partners Kim Anthony and Laura McBane. Both began working part-time at Lulu’s while students at Western Carolina University in the early 90’s. Kim started at Lulu’s as a dishwasher in 1992. “You’ve got to know a little bit about everything in the restaurant business,” she said. Back in 1999, Kim had just sold Sylva’s In Your Ear Music Emporium, which she co-founded. She had to be convinced by Laura to invest in Lulu’s. “She conned me into purchasing Lulus’s,” Kim remembered. Today, Kim, who juggles payroll, the books, and the register along with her fulltime job as a Jackson County paramedic, has no regrets about her investment. Her staff clearly mean a great deal to her. During the recession, Kim and Laura have taken pay cuts to avoid laying anyone off. “We genuinely love everybody who’s here,” said Kim. “We have 23 children and counting.” Laura agreed. “We’re a real family here.” One of her key family members is Erica Sharrett, who has worked her way up at LuLu’s from dishwasher to main chef at age 25. “She’s a natural,” Laura said of Erica’s talents. “Her beef tenderloins are incredible.” Erica, who is self-taught, said she loves making curries and chilled summer soups and creating new dishes. Her current project is perfecting squash casseroles. “I do a lot of experimenting, and it turns out good,” she said. Erica also enjoys incorporating seasonal flavors into her specials. Dining out also inspires her. “I see if I can recreate stuff,” she said.

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Lulu’s menu changes every three to four years, Laura said, though they keep favorites like original owner Louise Turner’s pasta salad a la greque. Yet Laura, who is both restaurant manager and the inventor of Lulu’s desserts, said customer tastes change over the years. “You have to change things with the times,” she said. “You’ve got to go in the kitchen and figure it out.” During the summer months, customers can dine outdoors at Lulu’s, which serves lunch and dinner Monday through Saturday. Dogs are welcome on the patio, which seats about 20 people. Tourists often have their animals with them while they travel, and Laura said, “We’d rather they bring them on the patio than leave them in the car.” Ultimately, Kim said the secret to Lulu’s success is staying humble. “We’ve been so successful and weathered the economy. Being so consistent and having a local following has made the difference.”

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Dillsboro Smokehouse A visit to CB and Janet Hart’s Dillsboro Smokehouse is not complete without perusing the memories on the Smokehouse’s walls, which are a collection of mailed-in school pennants, thank you notes, license plates, and autographs from famous fans of the Smokehouse, like actors Tommy Lee Jones and Harrison Ford.

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he Smokehouse, which was ranked third in the nation for barbeque in 2006 by National Geographic Traveler, has had a slew of memorable events, from the visits of actors and crew members during the filming of The Fugitive to the numerous parties they’ve hosted over the years, including when they bought the Smokehouse’s historic building, which was built in 1930 as a garage/car dealer and has a landmark gas pump out front. The Harts started the Smokehouse in 1992 after 10 years of owning Mexican restaurants in Cullowhee and Franklin. They asked each other, “What would work in Dillsboro, what food would appeal to all ages?” Barbeque was the answer. “The Floridians, tourists, and locals come back year after year,” Janet said, noting they have a big return business with travelers.

The Harts are truly a team, working on the construction of the Smokehouse kitchen in 1992 and searching for décor and furniture together at auctions and garage sales until they found the right mix of 1950’s tables.

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Recipe development was also a hands-on project for the couple. “We worked hard on the baked beans,” CB said. The restaurant has six barbeque smokers out back, and CB is sure to trim the fat off the pork and beef. “We have the leanest barbeque around,” he said. Another trademark is not saucing the meat in the kitchen—the sauces are on the table for the customer to add to her taste. The Smokehouse is renowned for baby back ribs in peach sauce, and manager Jonny Russo said 100 quarts of slaw recently sold in two weeks through their popular carryout business. The traditional options bring in the crowd, but as Janet is a vegetarian, she made sure the menu had options like veggie pizza and bean wraps to accommodate those who don’t eat meat. The Harts reside in Jackson County. Both have an education background. Janet recently retired after teaching elementary school for 31 years in the Swain County Schools, and CB left his job as an administrator at Southwestern Community College in the early 1980s. He started a food program at SCC and always dreamed of having his own restaurant. After 30 years in the restaurant business, softspoken CB reflected, “I always loved to be in the kitchen as a kid. I guess that’s where it came from.” Business has been in “steady slow” during the recession, according to CB. Their peak time is fall, followed by spring and summer. “We’re looking for something to happen in the spring,” he said. “We’re established enough to make it through.” Janet added, “We truly appreciate the local folks who keep coming back, the way the economy is going. A lot of people are gone, but we’re still here.”

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ill & Main has been able to build on the Meatballs history, which dates back to 1983. “The things that Meatballs had, we tried to keep, like large portions and a lot of the same items we kept, like big meatballs,” Dan said. The Gibsons have worked in the restaurant business for 24 years. “We always worked for other people,” Dan said. “We had the opportunity to do it for ourselves and we took the chance.” Dan is the main chef in the kitchen, serving up popular dishes like chicken piccatas and chicken marsalas alongside the pizzas and calzones, while Lee Ann is the pastry chef known for her homemade peanut butter pies, cheesecakes and cupcakes.

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Dan and Lee Ann are working owners, putting in 60 to 80 hours per week, open to close, Tuesday through Saturday. Though 2011 was better than previous years, Dan said it’s still a bumpy ride through the recession: “It’s hard, we’re trying to do what we can to hold our head above water.” Dan, who is originally from Raleigh, and Lee Ann, a Jackson County native, met while students at Western Carolina University. They live in town in Sylva. Dan started out bussing tables at restaurants in high school, and Lee Ann waited tables. Dan said his mother taught him how to cook, but, “I didn’t know it would lead to owning a restaurant.” He said he started out in the restaurant business because jobs were always available when he needed one, and he was determined to stick with it. The secret to Mill & Main’s success goes beyond hard work. “We make everything here. The soups are homemade,” Dan said. “We don’t buy any premade products. “We are trying to provide good, fresh, quality food in a warm, welcoming atmosphere.”

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Speedy’s Pizza Customers enjoy a pizza and beer at Speedy’s, one of Sylva’s iconic familyowned restaurants that continues to thrive. MARK HASKETT PHOTO

A slanted yellow arrow points to Speedy’s Pizza, a landmark in Sylva on West Main Street with ample space for groups, outdoor dining, and parking. Run by the Schmidt family, Speedy’s is “where locals and regulars come in to see their friends,” said Charlie Schmidt, general manager.

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peedy’s has a ‘Cheers’-type atmosphere,” said Charlie, where, as the TV show’s theme song goes, “everybody knows your name.” Charlie is the son of owners Carolyn and Wally Schmidt, who bought Speedy’s in 2004 at the suggestion of their daughter, Amy, who was working as a server at the restaurant at the time. “Our daughter talked us into buying, and it’s been a very good investment,” Carolyn Schmidt said. “It’s always busy and fun, especially on a Friday night.” The location is perfect, says Wally Schmidt, because “people can drive by and recognize their friends’ cars.” Originally from Florida, the Schmidt family arrived in Jackson County 23 years ago. Charlie and Amy were raised here. Purchasing Speedy’s created a ripple of career change for the family and strengthened their ties to Sylva.

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Previously, Wally was in manufacturing and had an aluminum-casting foundry, and Carolyn worked as a veterinary technician at Sylva Animal Hospital. She still works as a receptionist there. After college, Amy became a writer and now lives in Vietnam. Meanwhile, Charlie tackled a number of roles at Speedy’s, from hosting to serving to cooking to dishwashing, until he took over as general manager. Today his duties include covering the day-to-day functioning of the restaurant and ordering ingredients. Speedy’s, which was founded in 1973 in Cullowhee and moved to Sylva in the early 1980s, was the first pizza place in the area, ahead of the chain restaurants. The original owner was a racing fan and carried the nickname “Speedy.” By focusing on homemade recipes with all-natural ingredients on hand-tossed pizzas, the Schmidt family has kept Speedy’s fresh. Carolyn Schmidt said the food is substantially the same since the restaurant’s founding nearly 40 years ago. “We haven’t changed any of

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— CHARLIE SCHMIDT the recipes,” she said, though they have added a Thursday night prime rib dinner. A renovation in 2001 added 30 seats inside. “The Pit” room, renovated by the Schmidts, serves groups, and outside, large picnic tables seat around 25 guests with heaters turned on in the cooler months. Dogs are allowed to accompany their owners on the patio. With all of that space, Speedy’s is known for hosting groups from Western Carolina University. “We rely on the college. Faithful students, teachers, and professors come in groups,” said Carolyn Schmidt. Charlie Schmidt also noted that about half of the 15 employees are WCU students. Carolyn Schmidt added: “We have good help and low turnover.” In addition to pizza, Speedy’s is known for its strombolis and calzones, according to Charlie Schmidt. “Pizza can be made a thousand ways,” he said, but the secret to Speedy’s success is “consistently good pizza, beer, service, and a great location.” “We keep improving on what we have,” said Wally Schmidt. “We get more efficient.” J AC KSON COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERC E

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Phyllis and Gary Gibson have operated Sylva’s Coffee Shop for more than 25 years. MARK HASKETT PHOTO

The Coffee Shop The Coffee Shop on West Main Street is known as Sylva’s oldest restaurant, a nostalgia-filled diner where the locals come to trade news all day over breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

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ylva native Phyllis Gibson and her husband, Gary, have owned and operated The Coffee Shop since 1985. However, if you read the menu, you will learn Rolle Painter and his daughter, Mayme Bailey, first opened the diner’s doors in 1926. Gary Gibson, who hails from Waynesville, has been in the restaurant business all his working life, for 41 years, but Phyllis began helping out in 1985 on the side — while working for a sewing factory — and stayed. For a time she was a line cook in The Coffee Shop’s open kitchen — a position she notes has little turnover but is stressful — but now sticks to the register. The grandkids help out in this family-run place on Saturdays. The Gibsons have renovated The Coffee Shop over the years, including remodeling the floor and adding sidewalks and wheelchair 26

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accessibility. Phyllis said installing a credit card machine and increasing advertising have made a difference in business the past year. Memorabilia from bygone days are The Coffee Shop’s trademark and catch the curiosity of local and tourist alike. Portraits of John Wayne, Johnny Cash, and Robert E. Lee adorn the walls — Phyllis Gibson describes them as “people we admired growing up.” Vintage CocaCola signs and cleverly personalized license plates from Hawaii, Alaska, and as far away as Aruba are signature décor items too. Patrons of the restaurant mailed these tags in, and now customers can also leave with a bit of the diner: a stylized Coffee Shop, “Oldest restaurant in Sylva” T-shirt. Many find refuge in The Coffee Shop’s dozen orange booths. “A lot of people from

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everywhere come in, and they always come back again,” said Gibson. Her regulars, including old timers, early-rising construction workers and Western Carolina University students, pitch a fit if the menu, which is extensive, changes. “It makes a difference to them,” she said. “It’s just like Mom’s cooking.” Six retired men at a nearby table say they regularly make it to The Coffee Shop for breakfast. They come out for “conversation — and the food’s good, too!” said Sylva’s Marion Jones, who is retired from the district attorney’s office and owns Jones Country Store. The men say they go for a BLT for lunch, but the morning favorite is an egg sausage breakfast with biscuits and gravy. “Oldest café, with the oldest biscuits,” teased Max Blanton, who is retired from the Post Office. The Coffee Shop is also known for its reasonable prices. For example, from the breakfast menu, the “Gypsy Omelette” made of corned beef, onion, peppers, and cheese with grits or gravy and toast or biscuits, is just $6.25. Though the Coffee Shop definitely appeals to those wanting to look back, Gibson said her country restaurant’s appeal is timeless: “People appreciate a hometown diner and a homecooked meal.”

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Dining al fresco Dining outside is a pleasure Jackson County restaurants have long offered. What complements fine food and drink better than fresh mountain air?

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et in January 2010, it was the air inside restaurants that got cleaner. A N.C. law banning smoking in enclosed areas of restaurants and bars went into effect, and lighting up at outdoor tables became a legal alternative to the ban. At Soul Infusion Teahouse & Bistro off Highway 107, there is plenty of outdoor space to smoke — on the porch, the picnic tables or just standing outside and listening to one of their very popular shows, which feature local musicians. Haley Milner, coowner and head chef, also stressed the restaurant’s family-friendly nature. “We are dog-, animal-, and kid-friendly,” she said. In September 2010, dining rules outside changed again: the N.C. Department of Environmental and Natural Resources altered a state law, allowing leashed dogs and cats to also tag along at outdoor tables, at restaurants’ discretion. Previously, the state considered non-service animals in restaurants a public health violation. Owner Dan Gibson of Mill & Main Restaurant and Pizzeria in Sylva said he was relieved by the state’s revision of the pet law. Gibson’s restaurant, which accommodates up to 45 guests outside, sits at the intersections of Mill and Main Streets, a kind of downtown cornerstone for pets and their owners. “We used to lose business all of the time based on

Outdoor dining options abound in Jackson County, and one of the favorite spots is City Lights Café (top), which also has a monthly “Yappy Hour” (right) for patrons and their pets. MARK HASKETT PHOTO (ABOVE) • DONATED PHOTO (RIGHT)

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[dog] health regulations,” Gibson said. “People who would have left stayed.” At Lulu’s Café on Main Street, in the warmer months, the patio seats about 20 guests for lunch and dinner, and dogs are welcome. “We’d rather they bring them on the patio than leave them in the car,” said co-owner Laura McBane of tourists who often bring their dogs with them on their travels. Around town, restaurants like Speedy’s Pizza, and City Lights Café leave out water bowls for itinerant pets. At Speedy’s Pizza, regarding pets outside, co-owner Carolyn Schmidt said, “If the county says it’s OK, we’re OK with it.” She said the altered law hasn’t made for a big change in business. Speedy’s also has outdoor heaters in the cooler months around their picnic tables, which seat about 25 people. The restaurant’s central location and ample parking have made it a hangout for students and families.

“[Yappy Hour] can allow the pet owners to meet other like-minded people and to let people know we are a pet-friendly business.”

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everal restaurants in Jackson County, including City Lights Café, Guadalupe Café, and Soul Infusion Tea House & Bistro, offer farm-to-table and field-to-table dining. Buying from local farmers is more than trendy, however. “It’s healthier, it tastes better,” said Bernadette Peters, owner of City Lights Café. “If I could afford it, that’s all I’d do.” Currently, farm-to-table is a supplement to City Lights’ organic food. The café is a supporter of ASAP, the Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project, and Peters buys produce from Shelton Farms in Whittier, the Jackson County Farmers’ Market, and Eric Wilson’s hydroponic, pesticide-free greenhouse. The beers Peters serves are from Sylva’s Heinzelmännchen Brewery, which uses ingredients from local farmers. Peters said economic pressures keep her from making farm to table City Light’s primary food source. “We do as much as we can,” she said, noting that the previous tenant of City’s Lights’ space, Spring Street Restaurant, did more like 80 percent farm-to-table cooking but had higher prices as a result. Haley Milner is also an ASAP supporter. She is co-owner and head chef of Soul

Infusion Tea House & Bistro, which is located in a farmhouse off Highway 107. “We try to get as much local as possible,” she said. Soul Infusion also uses Tree of Life, a higher-end organic food distributor. At High Hampton Inn in Cashiers, Executive Chef Sean Ruddy says 95 percent of the produce comes from the local farmer’s market. “Local farms in the area enables us to get the freshest foods available,” said Ruddy, noting that most of the tomatoes in the Dining Room’s daily grand buffet come from Osage Farms in north Georgia, south of Franklin, N.C., as well as trout from Andrews, and goat cheese from Three Graces Dairy in Marshall. The Dining Room specializes in what Ruddy terms “Southern gourmet fare,” with a different theme each day, though fried chicken is a staple of the Sunday brunch buffet. Last year, High Hampton Inn started a small, fresh-air market on the property that opens for the season beginning in May. The daily market is open to the public. In addition to fresh produce like blueberries and blackberries, the market offers gourmet coffee, beer and wine, and fresh panini sandwiches are available. In September, apple growers from Henderson County bring in cider and pies. Shelf products including candies, chips, and salsas are provided by UNFI, a leading organic distributor. The 1400-acre Inn opens for its 90th season in late April.

— PAT THOMAS On the fourth Tuesday evening of each month, City Lights Café hosts “Yappy Hour,” from 6 to 8 p.m. on their porch. Pets and about 10 owners mingle, and coffee drink proceeds are donated to ARF, the Jackson County Humane Society. Smoky Mountain Dog Bakery in Waynesville provides the dog treats. City Lights Café owner Bernadette Peters said outdoor dining — she can seat about 22 outside — is a big part of her business. “People like to come hang out with their dogs or just sit and enjoy the beauty while they eat a leisurely meal or enjoy a glass of wine.” Co-owner and special events coordinator Pat Thomas said Yappy Hour “can allow the pet owners to meet other like-minded people and to let people know we are a pet-friendly business.” A group of Sylva residents who call themselves “Sylva Dog Park Advocates” on a Facebook page are in talks to create a place for canine exercise. “There are lots of pet owners in Sylva, who would love to have a dog park here,” said Pat Thomas. Kessa Thomas, the manager for PAWS Animal Shelter in Bryson City, said she is a regular at Yappy Hour with Oscar, her longhaired dachshund mix. “I’d like to see more opportunities for animal lovers to get together,” she said.

Jackson County farmer William Shelton and his son Will help customers load up a box of produce at the weekly Farmer’s Market in Sylva. MARK HASKETT PHOTO

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Jackson County Chamber of Commerce 773 West Main St. Sylva, NC 28779 828-586-2155 800-962-1911

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ACCOUNTANTS/ TAX SERVICES Dixon Hughes Goodman (828) 586-6200 500 Ridgefield Court Asheville, NC 28806 mitch.crisp@dhgllp.com www.dixonhughesgoodman.com DR Accounting Services, INC. (828) 586-1127 8658 US 441 South • Sylva, NC 28779 drob17@frontier.com draccountingservices.com Eagle Tax Breaks (828) 631-0238 334-A East Main St. • Sylva, NC 28779 jhill9999@dnet.net www.eagletaxbreaks.com H & R Block (828) 586-8159 162 Sylva Plaza • Sylva, NC 28779 jelder1@aol.com www.hrblock.com Liberty Tax Service (828) 631-0669 42 Asheville Hwy., Downstairs Sylva, NC 28779 apriln@libertytax.com www.libertytax.com Stephanie H. Manka, CPA (828) 586-0134 201 Bonnie Ln. • Sylva, NC 28779 smcpa@morrisbb.net Susan’s Accounting and Tax Service (828) 631-2600 30 Marsh Lily Dr. • Sylva, NC 28779 susansaccounting1@frontier.com www.susansaccounting1.com Sylva Office Support, Inc. d/b/a Price Accounting (828) 631-1313 834 Cope Creek Rd., Apt. 1 Sylva, NC 28779 bibi@peoplepc.com

ADVERTISING Allison Outdoor Advertising Ltd. (828) 586-2737 35 Outdoor Dr. • Sylva, NC 28779 gary@allisonoutdoor.com www.allisonoutdoor.com Lavidge & Associates, Inc (865) 584-6121 6700 Baum Dr. Suite 25 Knoxville, TN 37919 lavidge@lavidgeinc.com www.lavidgeinc.com Official Interstate Guide, The (865) 908-6383 • (800) 919-0696 1239 East Ridge Rd. Sevierville, TN 37862 mdmcghee@theoig.com www.theoig.com

Silver Star Promotions (828) 586-8636 • (888) 998-0001 353 Bee Tree Knob Cemetery Rd. Whittier, NC 28789 silver@promostar.com www.promostar.com

Summit at Cullowhee, The (828) 293-5465 55-A Alta View Dr. Cullowhee, NC 28723 thesummit@twincityinc.com www.twincityinc.com

Yellow Book USA (828) 232-1111 1340 D Patton Ave. Asheville, NC 28806 kristina.parker@yellowbook.com www.yellowbook.com

Western Carolina Rentals.com (828) 293-2460 721 Speedwell Rd. Cullowhee, NC 28723 erik.enberg@gmail.com www.wcrentals.com

AIRPORTS

WPLLC (828) 508-1912 PO Box 10 • Tuckasegee, NC 28783 owner@wcuapartments.com www.wcuapartments.com

Asheville Regional Airport (828) 684-2226 708 Airport Rd. • Fletcher, NC 28732 pr@flyavl.com • www.flyavl.com Jackson County Airport (828) 586-0321 626 Airport Rd. • Sylva, NC 28779 mc_smokies@yahoo.com

ANTIQUES Nichols House (828) 586-0500 83 Landis St. • Sylva, NC 28779 pkessing@aol.com Old Mill 1886, The (828) 497-6536 3082 US 441 North Whittier, NC 28789 njb184@aol.com www.CherokeeMill.com Queen’s Junque, The (828) 586-4951 78 Front St. • Dillsboro, NC 28725 queensjunque@gmail.com Whistlin’ Dixie (828) 507-7122 94 Front St. #133 Dillsboro, NC 28725 whistlingdixieusa@gmail.com www.whistlingdixieusa.com

APARTMENTS & RENTALS Blanton’s Residential Rental (828) 631-9390 Locust Creek Rd. • Sylva, NC 28779 Catamount Peak Apartments (828) 293-9939 36 Peak Dr. • Cullowhee, NC 28723 rhurd@catamountpeak.com www.catamountpeak.com

Stuff and Such (828) 497-2393 29 Main St. • Whittier, NC 28789 joverock@gte.net

Custom Truck Covers (828) 586-2566 221 East Main St. • Sylva, NC 28779 ctcaccessories@yahoo.com

Tree House Pottery (828) 631-5100 148 Front St. • Dillsboro, NC 28725 treehousepottery@hotmail.com www.treehousepotterync.com

Dillsboro Automotive (828) 586-1298 18 JSD Farms Rd. • Sylva, NC 28779 dillsboroautomotive@frontier.com www.dillsboroautomotive.com

ATTORNEYS

Smart Choice Auto Sales (828) 631-4425 1188 W. Main St. • Sylva, NC 28779 tarheelrob1@hotmail.com

Coward, Hicks & Siler, P.A. (828) 586-2147 • (800) 849-8966 705 West Main St., • Sylva, NC 28779 jkcoward@chspa.com www.cowardhicksandsiler.com Melrose, Seago & Lay, P.A. 828-586-3200 • 800-222-2430 2775 Hwy.. 74 East • Sylva, NC 28779 bryson@mountainverdict.com www.mountainverdict.com

ARBORIST Western Carolina Tree Care LLC (828) 631-2333 1315 West Main St. • Sylva, NC 28779 Polsonjv1999@netscape.com

Michele D. Smith, Attorney at Law, PA (828) 587-7000 76 New Dawn Ln. • Sylva, NC 28779 michele@mdsmithlaw.com www.mdsmithlaw.com

ARCADE Cherokee Fun Park (828) 497-5877 1897 Tsali Blvd. 441 N Cherokee, NC 28719 herzog@entechcreative.com www.cherokeefunparknc.com

Ridenour & Murphy, PA (828) 586-3131 21 Colonial Square • Sylva, NC 28779 sylvalawyers@hotmail.com www.sylvalawyers.com

Fun Factory in the Smokies (828) 349-8888 • (866) 482-2386 1024 Georgia Rd. • Franklin, NC 28734 lbass@dnet.net www.funfactoryinthesmokies.com

ATTRACTION Cherokee Fun Park (828) 497-5877 1897 Tsali Blvd. 441 N Cherokee, NC 28719 herzog@entechcreative.com www.cherokeefunparknc.com

ARCHITECT Thompson, Mahaley Odell, Architect (828) 586-8686 773 West Main St. • Sylva, NC 28779 motarch@aol.com

Great Smoky Mountains Railroad, Inc. (828) 586-8811 • (800) 872-4681 226 Everett St. • Bryson City, NC 28713 kimalbritton@gsmr.com www.gsmr.com

ARTS & CRAFTS Dogwood Crafters (828) 586-2248 90 Webster St. • Dillsboro, NC 28725 mt396lady1@frontier.com www.dogwoodcrafters.com

Old Mill 1886, The (828) 497-6536 3082 US 441 North Whittier, NC 28789 njb184@aol.com www.CherokeeMill.com

Green Energy Park - Jackson County (828) 631-0271 100 Green Energy Park Rd. Dillsboro, NC 28725 info@jcgep.org • www.jcgep.org

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Jackson Village Apartments (828) 586-4272 45 Winterhaven Dr. • Sylva, NC 28779 jacksonvillage@frontier.com

Mountain Artisans (828) 524-3405 155 N Womack St. • Franklin, NC 28734 djhunter@dnet.net www.mountainartisans.net

Laurel Oaks Apartments (828) 293-5551 4214 Little Savannah Road, Apt 36 Cullowhee, NC 28723 nclaureloaks@aol.com www.nclaureloaks.com

Riverwood Pottery (828) 586-3601 60 Craft Circle (Riverwood Shops) Dillsboro, NC 28725 riverwoodpottery@frontier.com www.riverwoodpottery.com

WNC Brokers LLC (828) 586-9622 474 West Main St. • Sylva, NC 28779 wncbill@gmail.com www.wncbrokers.com

AUTOMOBILE SALES/ SERVICE/SUPPLY Andy Shaw Ford, Inc. (828) 586-0900 1231 East Main St. • Sylva, NC 28779 larry.hinton@andyshawford.com www.andyshawford.com

Tims Auto Parts (828) 586-6569 509 Asheville Hwy. • Sylva, NC 28779 Marciagjones@gmail.com

BANKS B B & T of Sylva (828) 586-8954 186 Grindstaff Cove Rd. Sylva, NC 28779 jbrant@bbandt.com First Citizens Bank (828) 586-5566 609 West Main St. Sylva, NC 28779 barry.buchanan@firstcitizens.com www.firstcitizens.com Jackson Savings Bank, SSB (828) 586-2451 741 West Main St. • Sylva, NC 28779 dlburrell@dnet.net Macon Bank (828) 631-9700 • (800) 438-2265 498 E. Main St. • Sylva, NC 28779 rkirkpatrick@maconbank.com www.maconbank.com SunTrust (828) 586-1300 • (800) 786-8787 624 West Main St • Sylva, NC 28779 Susan.M.Haney@suntrust.com www.suntrust.com United Community Bank (828) 631-9600 1640 East Main St. • Sylva, NC 28779 becky_reeves@ucbi.com www.ucbi.com

BED & BREAKFASTS/ COUNTRY INNS Balsam Mountain Inn & Restaurant (828) 456-9498 • (855) 456-9498 68 Seven Springs Dr. Balsam, NC 28707 merrily@balsaminn.net www.balsaminn.net Chalet Inn, The (800) 789-8024 • (828) 586-0251 285 Lone Oak Dr. Dillsboro, NC 28725 paradisefound@chaletinn.com www.chaletinn.com

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Dillsboro Inn (828) 586-3898 • (866) 586-3898 146 North River Rd. • Dillsboro, NC 28725 info@dillsboroinn.com www.dillsboroinn.com Freeze House, The (828) 586-8161 71 Sylvan Heights • Sylva, NC 28779 freezehouse@dnet.net www.freezehousebnb.com

America’s Home Place (Cashiers) (828) 631-4663 • (866) 226-3818 342 Hwy.. 64 W. Cashiers, NC 28717 stacyb@americashomeplace.com www.americashomeplace.com/cashiers

Jarrett House (828) 586-0265 • (800) 972-5623 The Jarrett House Haywood Rd. • Dillsboro, NC 28725 j.house@morrisbb.net www.jarretthouse.com

America’s Home Place, Inc (Franklin) (828) 349-0900 • 888-NUB-UILT 335 NP&L Loop • Franklin, NC 28734 stacyb@americashomeplace.com www.americashomeplace.com/ franklin_new_homes.htm

River Lodge Bed & Breakfast, The (828) 293-5431 • (877) 384-4400 619 Roy Tritt Rd. • Cullowhee, NC 28723 cathy@riverlodge-bb.com www.riverlodge-bb.com

Beasley Builders, Inc. (828) 631-1512 1878 US 441 S • Sylva, NC 28779 beasleybuilders@yahoo.com

Tuckasiegee River Mountain Lodge (828) 631-2531 1475 Smoky Cove Rd. • Whittier, NC 28789 reservations@whittierlodge.com www.whittierlodge.com

BEDDING FURNITURE Sleep USA Mattress (828) 586-1199 334-B East Main St • Sylva, NC 28779 rjcampbell@dnet.net

BICYCLE SALES/ SERVICE Motion Makers Bicycle Shop (828) 586-6925 552 West Main St. • Sylva, NC 28779 info@motionmakers.com www.motionmakers.com

BOOKKEEPING Sylva Office Support, Inc. d/b/a Price Accounting (828) 631-1313 834 Cope Creek Rd., Apt. 1 Sylva, NC 28779 bibi@peoplepc.com

BOOKSTORES City Lights Bookstore (828) 586-9499 • (888) 853-6298 3 East Jackson St • Sylva, NC 28779 more@citylightsnc.com www.citylightsnc.com Friends of the Jackson Co. Library (828) 586-1221 536 W Main St • Sylva, NC 28779 fojcml@gmail.org Jacksoncountylibraryfriends.org

BOUTIQUE Mountain Diva (828) 631-9611 27 Church St. • Dillsboro, NC 28725 goinapepro@aol.com

BREWERY Heinzelmannchen Brewery, Inc. (828) 631-4466 545 Mill St. • Sylva, NC 28779 gnome@yourgnometownbrewery.com www.yourgnometownbrewery.com

BUDGET TRUCK RENTAL J & W Rentals (828) 586-8705 • 1-800-283-4382 1560 West Main St. • Sylva, NC 28779 jandwrentals@frontier.com www.budgettruck.com

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Goshen Timber Frames, Inc. (828) 524-8662 37 Phillip St. • Franklin, NC 28734 info@goshenframes.com www.timberframemag.com Legacy Home Builders (828) 507-8582 1634 Quest Ridge Rd. Sylva, NC 28779 ben@legacyhomebuilders.net www.legacyhomebuilders.net Preserve at Rock Creek (828) 577-0583 • (800) 259-3551 10 W. Whitetail Dr. Sapphire, NC 28774 info@preserveatrockcreek.com www.rockcreeknc.com R.L. Wright Construction, Inc. (828) 586-6587 186 Wildbird Ln. • Sylva, NC 28779 theresa@rlwrightco.com Riverstone Development Group Inc. (828) 293-2108 217 Stonehaven Dr. Cullowhee, NC 28723 info@riverstonedevelopmentgroup.com www.riverstonedevelopmentgroup.com Western Builders (828) 586-5094 164 WBI Dr. • Dillsboro, NC 28725 info@westernbuildersinc.com www.westernbuildersinc.com

BUSINESS ASSISTANCE Dickson Interactive, LLC (336) 331-2185 3815 Velinda Dr. Winston-Salem, NC 27106 sdickson@dicksoninteractive.com www.dicksoninteractive.com

WCU- Small Business Technology Development Center (828) 227-3441 WCU Forsyth - Suite 226 Cullowhee, NC 28723 fbarringer@sbtdc.org • www.sbtdc.org

CABINETRY Design Center (The) (828) 631-9992 • (800) 273-6051 91 W Main St • Sylva, NC 28779 jcarver@haywoodbuilders.com www.haywoodbuilders.com

CABINS/COTTAGES/ EFFICIENCIES/ CHALETS Along the River Cottage (941) 624-4463 • (800) 984-7680 369 Bugle Boy Ln. Cullowhee, NC 28723 info@alongtherivercottage.com www.alongtherivercottage.com Apple Dumplin’ Getaway (828) 293-7030 Shook Cove Rd. Tuckasegee, NC 28783 beverlyt63@msn.com www.appledumplingetaway.com Applegate Retreat (828) 506-3463 290 Hemlock St. • Dillsboro, NC 28725 office@applegateretreat.com www.ApplegateRetreat.com Arrowmont Stables & Cabins (828) 743-2762 • (800) 682-1092 276 Arrowmont Trail Cullowhee, NC 28723 information@arrowmont.com www.arrowmont.com Bear Trail Cabins (828) 331-0559 152 Gentle Ridge • Sylva, NC 28779 TerryStephenson1@bellsouth.net www.BearTrailCabins.com Blevins Vacation Cabins (813) 785-1135 • (800) 247-3057 14 Bell St. • Whittier, NC 28789 blevinscabins@aol.com www.dnet.net/blevinscabins/ Brethauer Haus (828) 586-8459 287 Middle Ridge Rd. • Sylva, NC 28779 brethauer@frontier.com brethauer.br.funpic.org/ Brookings Cashiers Village Outfitters (828) 743-3768 123 Monte Vista • Cashiers, NC 28717 info@brookingsonline.com www.brookingsonline.com

Mountain Bizworks (828) 631-0292 200 Marsh Lily Dr. • Sylva, NC 28779 sheryl@mountainbizworks.org www.mountainbizworks.org

Cabins at Seven Foxes, The (828) 877-6333 Seven Foxes Lane (3 miles in from Hwy.. 64) Lake Toxaway, NC 28747 reservations@sevenfoxes.com www.sevenfoxes.com

SCC Small Business Center (828) 339-4218 447 College Dr. • Sylva, NC 28779 shaynes@southwesterncc.edu www.southwesterncc.edu/swain/ small-bus-ctr/index.htm

Carolina Vacation Lodging (828) 488-6345 • (800) 468-7238 12121 Hwy.. 19 West Bryson City, NC 28713 bdills@swain.main.nc.us www.carolinaoutfitters.com

Seagle Management Consulting (828) 269-1776 52 Briar Patch Rd. Cullowhee, NC 28723 russ@seagleconsulting.com www.seagleconsulting.com

Cherokee KOA (828) 497-9711 • (800) 562-7784 92 KOA Kampground Rd. Cherokee, NC 28719 qdutcher@koa.net www.cherokeekoa.com

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Chestnut Creek Cabin (828) 586-9557 767 Chestnut Cove Rd. Sylva, NC 28779 jannis@dnet.net www.franklin-chamber.com/ chestnutcreekcabin Falling Waters Adventure Resort (828) 488-2384 • (800) 451-9972 10345 US Hwy.. 19 West Bryson City, NC 28713 wwltd@nuvox.net www.fallingwatersresort.com Forget Me Not Getaway (828) 488-7500 • (877) 488-8500 83 Forget Me Not Ln. Whittier, NC 28789 info@carolinamountainvacations.com www.carolinamountainvacations.com/ CabinRentals/NC_Cabins/ ForgetMeNot.php Great Smoky Mountain Log Cabins (828) 497-6182 Olivet Church Rd. • Whittier, NC 28789 info@gsmcabins.com www.gsmcabins.com Great Smoky’s Cabin Rentals (828) 488-4630 • (800) 655-9771 1560 Main St • Bryson City, NC 28713 rentals@smokys.com www.4GSCR.com HomeAway Smoky Mountain Cabin Rentals (877) 228-3415 Jackson County, NC afaulkner@homeaway.com www.homeaway.com/ vacation-rentals/north-carolina/ north-carolina-mountains/r298 Moose Creek Lodge, The (561) 964-5470 1436 Falling Leaf Trail • Sylva, NC 28779 kelleystree123@yahoo.com www.themoosecreeklodge.com Mountain Brook Cottages (828) 586-4329 208 Mountain Brook Rd. Sylva, NC 28779 michele@mountainbrook.com www.mountainbrook.com Mountain Vacation Deals (828) 538-1413 • (800) 995-8558 Whittier, NC 28789 info@mtvacd.com www.mountainvacationdeals.com Panther Creek Lodge and Cabins (828) 497-2461 • (866) 282-0884 3542 Wrights Creek Rd. Cherokee, NC 28719 carla@panthercreekresort.com www.panthercreekresort.com

Sunset Farm Cabins (828) 497-2200 • (800) 408-4889 68 Vacation Dr. • Whittier, NC 28789 info@sunsetfarmcabins.com www.sunsetfarmcabins.com Timber Frame Vacation Rentals (828) 421-0352 37 Phillips St. • Franklin, NC 28734 pringlehomes@gmail.com www.TimberFrameRentals.com Tuckaseigee Valley Cabins (828) 507-1201 897 Roy Tritt Rd. • Cullowhee, NC 28723 herren@dnet.net • www.tuckcabins.com Windcrest Loft (850) 585-7241 40 Windcrest Ridge • Sylva, NC 28779 cpayton01@yahoo.com www.windcrestloft.com Winding Waters Cottage (828) 586-3328 1941 Herron Branch Rd. Dillsboro, NC 28725 woodyellengarcia@aol.com www.windingwaterscottage.com

CABLE TELEVISION Morris Broadband (828) 697-3601 1134 Skyland Dr, Suite C Sylva, NC 28779 beth.bell@morrisbroadband.com

CAMPGROUNDS/ RV PARKS Adventure Trail Campground (828) 497-3651 Camp Creek Rd. • Cherokee, NC 28719 advtrail@aol.com www.atcampground.com Cherokee KOA (828) 497-9711 • (800) 562-7784 92 KOA Kampground Rd. Cherokee, NC 28719 qdutcher@koa.net www.cherokeekoa.com Flaming Arrow Campground, Inc. (828) 497-6901 • (877) 497-6161 283 Flaming Arrow Dr. Whittier, NC 28789 flamingarrowcamper@yahoo.com www.flamingarrowcampground.com Fort Tatham RV Park (828) 586-6662 175 Tatham Creek Rd. • Sylva, NC 28779 forttatham@nhcmgt.com www.carefreervresorts.com Holly Cove RV Resort (828) 631-0692 341 Holly Cove Rd. • Whittier, NC 28789 hollycove1@aol.com www.hollycovervresort.com

Poplar Lodge (828) 631-1921 Blanton Branch Rd. • Sylva, NC 28779 normamedford@gmail.com www.vrbo.com/345720

Moonshine Creek Campground & Cabins (828) 586-6666 2486 Dark Ridge Rd. • Sylva, NC 28779 moonshinecreek@hotmail.com www.moonshinecreekcampground.com

Rivendell (828) 369-2730 • (800) 994-6462 536 Henderson Rd. Franklin, NC 28734 Hostess@RivendellCabin.com www.rivendellcabins.com

Tuckaseegee RV Resort (828) 497-3598 78 Wilmont Rd. • Whittier, NC 28789 tuckaseegeerv@gmail.com www.tuckaseegeervresort.com

Sundog Vacation Rentals (828) 293-1000 • (888) 786-3648 6925 Hwy. 107 • Cullowhee, NC 28723 jsowers@sundogplaces.com www.sundogvacationrentals.com

Tumbling Waters Campground & Trout Pond (828) 479-3814 1612 Panther Creek Rd. • Almond, NC 28702 tumblingwaterscg@yahoo.com www.tumblingwaters.com

CARPET CLEANERS Cashiers Carpet Cleaners (828) 743-2125 245 Big Sheep Cliff Rd. Cashiers, NC 28717 cashcarpet@aol.com Justice Clean Care (828) 293-3329 85 Cherry Cove Rd. Cullowhee, NC 28723 drjustice@hotmail.com

CASINO Harrah’s Cherokee Casino & Hotel (828) 497-7777 • 800-HARRAHS 777 Casino Dr. • Cherokee, NC 28719 brrobinson@cherokee.harrahs.com www.harrahs.com

CATALOG STORE American Cleaners (828) 631-3413 1262 West Main St. • Sylva, NC 28779 sylva44388@gmail.com

CATERERS Bogart’s Restaurant (828) 586-6532 35 E Main St • Sylva, NC 28779 TimHall@frontier.com Firehouse Catering (828) 586-5686 290 Hemlock St. • Dillsboro, NC 28725 JohnFaulk1051@aol.com Half Past (828) 586-1212 623 E. Main St. • Sylva, NC 28779 halfpast@frontier.com

CHALLENGE COURSE Moonshadow Learning Services, Inc. (828) 354-4034 617 Olivet Church Rd. Whittier, NC 28789 office@moonshadow.net www.moonshadow.net

CHIMNEY SWEEP Chimney Sweep (828) 586-6904 193 Songbird Ln. • Sylva, NC 28779 sue@moonshadow.net www.thechimneysweep.net

CHIROPRACTORS Wilson Family Chiropractic (828) 587-2273 286 E Main St, Suite 4 Sylva, NC 28779 wfc@sylvanc.net www.wilsonfamilychiropractic.net

CHURCHES

Grace Community Church of Western North Carolina (828) 586-0061 2807 U.S. 74 • Sylva, NC 28779 mail@richpeoples.org www.gracewnc.org

Jackson County Home Builders Association (828) 743-0278 Lake Glenville Business Park Hwy. 107 N Glenville, NC 28736 hbajacksonco@aol.com

CLEANING

Jackson County Visual Arts/Gallery One (828) 507-4248 604 West Main St. • Sylva, NC 28779 jimesmythe@mac.com

Gunny Sac, Inc. (828) 788-0182 PO Box 107 • Whittier, NC 28789 liberty519@frontier.com Sunshine Cleaners & Restoration, Inc. (828) 586-9324 • (888) 750-8411 28 CrossStitch Mtn Rd. Sylva, NC 28779 sunshinecleanersnc@yahoo.com www.sunshinecleanersnc.com

CLOTHING Blackrock Outdoor Co. (828) 631-4453 570 W. Main St, • Sylva, NC 28779 blackrockoutdoor@gmail.com Krismart Fashions (828) 586-6144 56 East MAin St • Sylva, NC 28779 kris2ks@aol.com

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS American Legion, William E. Dillard Post 104, Inc. (828) 293-5835 PO Box 104 • Sylva, NC 28779 jknicholl@frontier.com www.legion.org Arts Council of Jackson County (828) 587-2787 203 Keener St. • Sylva, NC 28779 info@jacksoncountyartscouncil.org www.jacksoncountyarts.org Barium Springs Youth Resources (828) 586-8958 151 DeSoto Trail • Sylva, NC 28779 lhall@bariumsprings.org www.myrnc.us Cashiers Historical Society Zachary-Tolbert House (828) 743-7710 1940 107 South • Cashiers, NC 28717 info@cashiershistoricalsociety.org www.cashiershistoricalsociety.org Catch The Spirit of Appalachia, Inc. (828) 631-4587 29 Regal Ave • Sylva, NC 28779 amyammons1@frontier.com www.spiritofappalachia.com Community Table (The) (828) 586-6782 • Sylva, NC 28779 CTofJackson@gmail.com www.communitytable.org

Little Tennessee Watershed Association (828) 369-6402 93 Church St. Suite 214 • Franklin, NC 28734 info@ltwa.org • www.ltwa.org Share Your Mission (828) 586-0094 • (877) 787-3127 138 Heavenly View • Sylva, NC 28779 winn@winnhenderson.com www.theultimatesecrettohappiness.com Smoky Mountain Quilters Guild (828) 349-0883 PO Box 1381 • Franklin, NC 28744 nancileedills@gmail.com www.smokymtnquilters.org

CONSIGNMENT/ THRIFT STORE Disability Partners, Your Pathway to Indpendent Living (828) 631-1167 525 Mineral Springs Dr. Sylva, NC 28779 bdavis@disabilitypartners.org www.disabilitypartners.org

CONVENIENCE STORE/GAS STATION Caney Fork General Store (828) 293-7032 7032 Hwy. 107 • Cullowhee, NC 28723

COUNSELING Appalachian Community Services (828) 631-3999 206 Marsh Lily Dr • Sylva, NC 28779 info@acsnc.com • www.acswnc.com Jackson County Psychological Services (828) 586-6600 98 D. Cope Creek Rd. • Sylva, NC 28779 lisaallen@jcpsmail.org www.jacksoncountyps.org

Sylva Garden Club (828) 293-9100 201 Cedar Creek Farm Rd. Tuckasegee, NC 28783 simplycharlotte11@yahoo.com

CREDIT UNIONS Champion Credit Union (828) 648-1515 • (800) 204-0596 1 Academy St. • Canton, NC 28716 ccu@championcu.com www.championcu.com

Sylva Lions Club (828) 506-5401 wnc.honeybee@gmail.com Sylva Rotary Club (828) 631-3567 PO Box 465 • Sylva, NC 28779 nfo@sylvarotaryclub.org www.sylvarotaryclub.org

Champion Credit Union (Waynesville) (828) 456-6268 • (800) 204-0596 311 Walnut St. • Waynesville, NC 28786 ccu@championcu.com www.championcu.com

WCU- Athletics (828) 227-7338 • (800) 344-6928 92 Catamount Road, Ramsey Center Cullowhee, NC 28723 fcantler@email.wcu.edu www.catamountsports.com

Mountain Credit Union (828) 586-0425 30 Hwy. 107 South • Sylva, NC 28779 TonjaBailey@mountaincu.org www.mountaincu.org

WCU- Catamount Club (828) 227-3794 92 Catamount Rd. • Cullowhee, NC 28723 bcfrerking@email.wcu.edu www.catamountsports.com

COFFEE & TEA HOUSE

State Employees’ Credit Union (828) 586-8921 • (800) 222-5837 1746 East Main St. • Sylva, NC 28779 jim.schwalm@ncsecu.org www.ncsecu.org

CULTURAL ARTS Museum of the Cherokee Indian (828) 497-3481 589 Tsali Blvd. • Cherokee, NC 28719 kenblank@cherokeemuseum.org www.cherokeemuseum.org

Dillsboro Chocolate Factory (828) 631-0156 28 Church St. • Dillsboro, NC 28725 Bob@dillsborochocolate.com www.dillsborochocolate.com

Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts (828) 524-1598 • (866) 273-4615 1028 Georgia Rd. • Franklin, NC 28734 Frankie.Reynolds@WNCfinearts.com www.greatmountainmusic.com

COMPUTER SALES & SERVICE Apex PC Repair (828) 587-2739 559 West Main St. • Sylva, NC 28779 jrice@apexpcrepair.com www.apexpcrepair.com

Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center (828) 479-3364 121 Schoolhouse Rd. • Stecoah, NC 28771 beth@stecoahvalleycenter.com www.stecoahvalleycenter.com

DATA SOLUTIONS Workplace Solutions, LLC (828) 497-9180 8716 Hwy. 74 W, Gateway Plaza, Suite 8 Whittier, NC 28789 office@wncemployees.com www.getworkplacesolutions.com

DENTIST John V. Edwards, DDS, PA (828) 586-8868 1609 East Main St. • Sylva, NC 28779 johnvedwardsddspa@frontier.com LeMay, David M., D.D.S. (828) 586-2870 1259 Asheville Hwy. • Sylva, NC 28779 david.lemay@mac.com web.mac.com/david.lemay/ David_M._LeMay,_DDS/Welcome.html McGuire, David S., DDS, PA (828) 631-3283 • (888) 585-2400 45 King St., Suite 200 Sylva, NC 28779 office@davidmcguire.com www.davidmcguire.com McGuire, F. Patrick, DDS, PA (828) 631-3567 • (877) 631-3567 45 King St., Suite 200 Sylva, NC 28779 office@fpatrickmcguire.com www.startsmilingtoday.com Spilliards, D.M.D, Timothy S. (828) 586-0404 230 Poplar Dr. • Sylva, NC 28779 kspillz@frontier.com www.sylvadentist.com

DISTRIBUTORS Dodge Packaging Specialties, Inc. (828) 369-7584 • (800) 882-1003 733 Lake Emory Rd. Franklin, NC 28734 DPackagingDean@morrisbb.net Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company, Inc. (828) 497-1235 • (877) 422-1777 180 Clearwood Rd. Whittier, NC 28789 rbowers@pepsihky.com Wholesale Supply Group Inc. (828) 586-6355 317 W. Main St. Sylva • Sylva, NC 28779 bill.thompson@wsginc.com www.wsginc.com Wolf Creek Tree Farm & Nursery, Inc. (828) 293-5115 • (888) 293-5116 8833 Hwy.. 107 • Cullowhee, NC 28723 wctf@frontier.com www.wolfcreektreefarm.com

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS Jackson County Public Schools (828) 586-2311 398 Hospital Rd. • Sylva, NC 28779 sjones@jcps.k12.nc.us www.jcps.k12.nc.us

East Sylva Baptist Church (828) 586-2853 61 Faith Ave. • Sylva, NC 28779 pastor@eastsylvabaptist.org www.eastsylvabaptist.org

Dillsboro Merchant’s Association (828) 586-1600 102 Webster St. • Dillsboro, NC 28725 countrytraditionsnc@frontier.com www.visitdillsboro.org

Fathers House of Prayer (828) 631-9050 2468 Hwy. 441 South Sylva, NC 28779 drowe.tshardwoods@yahoo.com www.thefathershousemfc.org

Downtown Sylva Association (DSA) (828) 586-1577 563 W. Main St., Suite 8 Sylva, NC 28779 info@downtownsylva.org www.downtownsylva.org

High Hampton Inn & Country Club (828) 743-2411 • (800) 334-2551 1525 Hwy. 107 S • Cashiers, NC 28717 cmeads@highhamptoninn.com www.highhamptoninn.com

Unto These Hills (828) 497-2111 • (866) 554-4557 564 Tsali Blvd. • Cherokee, NC 28719 lblythe.cha@gmail.com www.cherokeeadventure.com

Southwestern Community College (828) 586-4091 447 College Dr. • Sylva, NC 28779 d_tomas@southwesterncc.edu www.southwesterncc.edu

First Baptist Church of Sylva (828) 586-2095 669 West Main St • Sylva, NC 28779 pat@fbcsylva.org www.FBCsylva.org

Jackson County Genealogical Society (828) 631-2646 42 Asheville Hwy. • Sylva, NC 28779 www.jcncgs.com/

WCU- Educational Outreach (828) 227-7397 • (800) 928-4968 138 Camp Building • Cullowhee, NC 28723 rgilman@wcu.edu www.learn.wcu.edu

WCU Fine and Performing Arts Center (828) 227-2479 199 Centennial Dr. • Cullowhee, NC 28723 lormand@wcu.edu www.wcu.edu/fapac

Western Carolina University (828) 227-7100 • (800) 224-4928 501 HFR Admin Building Cullowhee, NC 28723 kwoody@wcu.edu • www.wcu.edu

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ELECTRICAL CONTRACTING E.T.E.C. Electrical Contracting, Inc. (828) 631-0341 6356 Hwy. 441 South • Sylva, NC 28779 mail@etecelectrical.com www.etecelectrical.com

ELECTRICAL POWER Duke Energy (800) 777-9898 • (800) 777-9898 271 NP & Loop • Franklin, NC 28734 fred.alexander@duke-energy.com www.duke-energy.com/north-carolina.asp

ELECTRONICS Radio Shack Dealer/ Total Data Systems (828) 586-8133 90 E Main St • Sylva, NC 28779 sossamon@usa.net Village Electronics (828) 743-5581 44 Cashiers Shopping Center Cashiers, NC 28717 sossamon@usa.net

ENTERTAINMENT Country Side Lanes 828-631-4754 347 Jackson Plaza Sylva, NC 28779 www.countrysidebowling.com Great Smoky Mountains Railroad, Inc. (828) 586-8811 • (800) 872-4681 226 Everett St. • Bryson City, NC 28713 kimalbritton@gsmr.com www.gsmr.com Harrah’s Cherokee Casino & Hotel (828) 497-7777 • 800-HAR-RAHS 777 Casino Dr. • Cherokee, NC 28719 brrobinson@cherokee.harrahs.com www.harrahs.com Inspirations, The (828) 497-2060 5200 Hwy. 74 W. Suite 4 Whittier, NC 28789 theinspirations@aol.com www.theinspirations.com Liars Bench (828) 399-9653 236 Cherry St. • Sylva, NC 28779 gcarden498@aol.com Museum of the Cherokee Indian (828) 497-3481 589 Tsali Boulevard • Cherokee, NC 28719 kenblank@cherokeemuseum.org www.cherokeemuseum.org Oconaluftee Indian Village (828) 497-2111 US Hwy. 441 North • Cherokee, NC 28719 lsquirrel@cherokeehistorical.org www.cherokeeadventure.com Unto These Hills (828) 497-2111 • (866) 554-4557 564 Tsali Blvd. • Cherokee, NC 28719 lblythe.cha@gmail.com www.cherokeeadventure.com

ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES Chonzie, Inc. (828) 293-0269 178 Nicholson Cove Rd. Cullowhee, NC 28723 chonceandjen@frontier.com www.chonzieinc.com

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FITNESS

GIFTS

GOVERNMENT

Chonzie, Inc. (828) 293-0269 178 Nicholson Cove Rd. Cullowhee, NC 28723 chonceandjen@frontier.com www.chonzieinc.com

Dillsboro Inn (828) 586-3898 • (866) 586-3898 146 North River Rd. Dillsboro, NC 28725 info@dillsboroinn.com www.dillsboroinn.com

B & B Gifts and Interior LLC (828) 586-1507 594 West Main St. • Sylva, NC 28779 bg52497@netzero.net

Dillsboro, Town of (828) 586-1439 42 Front St. • Dillsboro, NC 28725 dillsboro@jackson.main.nc.us www.dillsboronc.info

FARMER’S MARKET

FLOOR COVERING

Jackson County Farmer’s Market (828) 631-3033 Railroad Ave. • Sylva, NC 28779 jennywm@buncombe.main.nc.us

Lewis Carpets (828) 586-8556 510 Asheville Hwy. • Sylva, NC 28779 lewiscarpets@frontier.com

FARMS

FLORIST

Thomas Berry Farm (828) 293-5132 78 Medallion Dr. • Cullowhee, NC 28723 jpelhamt@aol.com www.ncfarmfresh.com/ FarmMarketDisplay.asp?FarmID=1352

Ray’s Florist and Greenhouse (828) 586-5830 • (800) 315-8222 250 Marsh Lily Dr. • Sylva, NC 28779 RaysFlorist@gmail.com www.Rayandcoflorist.com

FESTIVALS

FUNERAL SERVICES/ CREMATION

Western NC Pottery Festival (828) 586-3601 60 Craft Circle • Dillsboro, NC 28725 riverwoodpottery@frontier.com www.wncpotteryfestival.com

FINANCIAL SECURITY Northwestern Mutual Financial Network (828) 316-9614 165 Country Club Dr. Waynesville, NC 28786 stephen.mcneil@nmfn.com www.nmfn.com/stephenmcneil Sequoyah Fund, Inc. The (828) 497-8142 810 Acquoni Road/GLWC Cherokee, NC 28719 russseag@nc-cherokee.com www.sequoyahfund.org

FISHING AB’s Fly Fishing Guide Service (828) 226-3833 60 Bristol Dr. • Sylva, NC 28779 abflyfishing@gmail.com www.abfish.org Brookings Cashiers Village Outfitters (828) 743-3768 123 Monte Vista • Cashiers, NC 28717 info@brookingsonline.com www.brookingsonline.com Dillsboro Inn (828) 586-3898 • (866) 586-3898 146 North River Rd. Dillsboro, NC 28725 info@dillsboroinn.com www.dillsboroinn.com Hooker’s Fly Shop & Guide Service (828) 587-4665 • (877) 518-7369 546 W. Main St. • Sylva, NC 28779 hookersflyshop@yahoo.com www.hookersflyshop.com Rivers Edge Outfitters (828) 497-9300 1235 Seven Clans Ln. Whittier, NC 28789 info@flyshopnc.com www.flyfishcherokee.com Tumbling Waters Campground & Trout Pond (828) 479-3814 1612 Panther Creek Rd. Almond, NC 28702 tumblingwaterscg@yahoo.com www.tumblingwaters.com

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Appalachian Funeral Services & Crematorium (828) 586-2444 165 Skyland Dr. • Sylva, NC 28779 eddie@appalachianfuneralservices.com www.appalachianfuneralservices.com

GALLERY Green Energy Park - Jackson County (828) 631-0271 100 Green Energy Park Rd. Dillsboro, NC 28725 info@jcgep.org • www.jcgep.org It’s By Nature (828) 631-3020 678 West Main St. • Sylva, NC 28779 itsbynature@gmail.com www.itsbynature.com Penumbra Gallery & Studio (828) 631-5278 528 West Main St. • Sylva, NC 28779 Penumbragallery@gmail.com www.penumbragallery.com Tree House Pottery (828) 631-5100 148 Front St. • Dillsboro, NC 28725 treehousepottery@hotmail.com www.treehousepotterync.com

GARBAGE REMOVAL Helping Hands Service Co. (828) 586-3080 102 Arrowhead Ln. • Whittier, NC 28789 trashmanhh@gmail.com www.HelpingHandsServiceCo.com

GEM MINING Nantahala River Gem Mine (828) 488-6345 • (800) 468-7238 12121 Hwy. 19 West Bryson City, NC 28713 bdills@swain.main.nc.us www.carolinaoutfitters.com Smoky Mountain Gold & Ruby Mine (828) 497-6574 441 North - Downtown Cherokee Cherokee, NC 28719 santa@santaslandnc.com www.smgrm.com

GENERAL MERCHANDISE Wal-Mart (828) 586-0211 210 Wal-Mart Plaza • Sylva, NC 28779 rpdavis.s02440.us@wal-mart.com www.walmart.com

Bradley’s General Store Dillsboro (828) 586-3891 52 Front St. • Dillsboro, NC 28725 chgates1@yahoo.com Country Traditions (828) 586-1600 102 Webster St. • Dillsboro, NC 28725 countrytraditionsnc@frontier.com www.countrytraditionsnc.net Dillsboro Chocolate Factory (828) 631-0156 28 Church St • Dillsboro, NC 28725 Bob@dillsborochocolate.com www.dillsborochocolate.com Fusions (828) 631-0232 96 West Sylva Shopping Center Sylva, NC 28779 fusionsgraphics@gmail.com www.fusionsspa.com Golden Carp, The (828) 586-5477 107 Webster St. • Dillsboro, NC 28725 goldencarp609@aol.com www.thegoldencarp.com Nancy Tut’s Christmas Shop (828) 586-5391 • (800) 742-7155 488 Haywood Rd. • Dillsboro, NC 28725 nancytuts@aol.com www.nancytutschristmasshop.com Old Mill 1886, The (828) 497-6536 3082 US 441 North • Whittier, NC 28789 njb184@aol.com www.CherokeeMill.com

GOLF & TENNIS Bear Lake Reserve Hospitality (828) 293-7414 • 866-389-BEAR 503 Harbor Ridge Dr. Tuckasegee, NC 28783 timothy.laughridge@terramesaresorts.com www.bearlakereservevacations.com Foxhunt at Sapphire Valley (828) 743-7667 3065 Hwy.. 64 E. Village Square, suite B Sapphire, NC 28774 jgainey@spmresorts.com www.foxhuntsv.com

Jackson County Board of Commissioners & County Manager (828) 631-2213 401 Grindstaff Cove Rd. • Sylva, NC 28779 jackdebnam@jacksonnc.org www.jacksonnc.org Town of Sylva (828) 586-2719 83 Allen St. • Sylva, NC 28779 townmanager@townofsylva.org www.townofsylva.org

GREEN BUILDING All American Pellets & Storage (828) 586-8027 6356 U.S. Hwy. 441 S. • Sylva, NC 28779 mail@etecelectrical.com Aurora Professional Designers Guild, INC (828) 631-2734 563 West Main St., Suite 12 Sylva, NC 28779 charlene@aurorapdg.com www.aurorapdg.com Goshen Timber Frames, Inc. (828) 524-8662 37 Phillip St. • Franklin, NC 28734 info@goshenframes.com www.timberframemag.com Legacy Home Builders (828) 507-8582 1634 Quest Ridge Rd. • Sylva, NC 28779 ben@legacyhomebuilders.net www.legacyhomebuilders.net

GROCERIES Harold’s Supermarket (828) 586-4073 80 West Sylva Shopping Area Sylva, NC 28779 jbsylva@frontier.com www.haroldssupermarket.com

GUIDE SERVICE AB’s Fly Fishing Guide Service (828) 226-3833 60 Bristol Dr. • Sylva, NC 28779 abflyfishing@gmail.com www.abfish.org

High Hampton Inn & Country Club (828) 743-2411 • (800) 334-2551 1525 Hwy. 107 S • Cashiers, NC 28717 cmeads@highhamptoninn.com www.highhamptoninn.com

Brookings Cashiers Village Outfitters (828) 743-3768 123 Monte Vista • Cashiers, NC 28717 info@brookingsonline.com www.brookingsonline.com

Maggie Valley Club & Resort (828) 926-1616 • (800) 438-3861 1819 Country Club Dr. Maggie Valley, NC 28751 membership@maggievalleyclub.com www.maggievalleyclub.com

Hooker’s Fly Shop & Guide Service (828) 587-4665 • (877) 518-7369 546 W. Main St. • Sylva, NC 28779 hookersflyshop@yahoo.com www.hookersflyshop.com

Smoky Mountain Country Club (828) 497-7622 • (800) 474-0070 1300 Conleys Creek Rd. Whittier, NC 28789 carolyn@carolinamountaingolf.com www.carolinamountaingolf.com

Rivers Edge Outfitters (828) 497-9300 1235 Seven Clans Ln. • Whittier, NC 28789 info@flyshopnc.com www.flyfishcherokee.com

GOURMET GOODS

GUTTER COVERS/CLEANING

Dillsboro Chocolate Factory (828) 631-0156 28 Church St. • Dillsboro, NC 28725 Bob@dillsborochocolate.com www.dillsborochocolate.com

LeavesOut (828) 586-6904 193 Songbird Ln. • Sylva, NC 28779 sue@moonshadow.net www.wnc-guttercovers.com

HANDMADE FURNITURE & GIFTS Dillsboro Gifts (828) 631-3332 468 Haywood Rd. Dillsboro, NC 28725 dillsborogifts12@yahoo.com

HARDWARE & APPLIANCE REPAIR Vance Hardware & Applianaces (828) 586-4251 634 W. Main St. • Sylva, NC 28779

HEALTH & FITNESS Awaken Health & Fitness (828) 586-5153 18 Marsh Lilly Dr. • Sylva, NC 28779 awakenhf@gmail.com www.awakenhealthandfitness.com

HEATING & HVAC All American Pellets & Storage (828) 586-8027 6356 U.S. Hwy. 441 S. Sylva, NC 28779 mail@etecelectrical.com Geno Air Conditioning & Heating, Inc. (828) 586-6971 195 Webster Rd. • Sylva, NC 28779 genohvac@frontier.com Tim’s HVAC Service & Repair (828) 627-8185 184 Obsure Cove Waynesville, NC 28785 tkt333@zoho.com Ward Plumbing & Heating, Inc. (828) 586-4213 548 Mill St. • Sylva, NC 28779

HOLISTIC WELLNESS Carole Lilly, LMBT (828) 507-9581 45 King St. • Sylva, NC 28779 carole@carolelillymassage.com www.carolelillymassage.com Fusions (828) 631-0232 96 West Sylva Shopping Center Sylva, NC 28779 fusionsgraphics@gmail.com www.fusionsspa.com Moonlight Spa and Retreat (828) 477-4357 129 Moonlight Dr. • Sylva, NC 28779 info@moonlight-spa.com www.moonlight-spa.com Wilson Family Chiropractic (828) 587-2273 286 E Main St, Suite 4 Sylva, NC 28779 wfc@sylvanc.net www.wilsonfamilychiropractic.net

HOME MAINTENANCE/ INSPECTIONS Hunter Enterprises (828) 450-3953 PO Box 81 • Webster, NC 28788 mjhunter41@live.com Lowes of Sylva (828) 586-1170 1716 N. Main St. • Sylva, NC 28779 bob.r.cline@store.lowes.com

HORSEBACK RIDING Arrowmont Stables & Cabins (828) 743-2762 • (800) 682-1092 276 Arrowmont Trail Cullowhee, NC 28723 information@arrowmont.com www.arrowmont.com Smokemont Riding Stable (828) 497-2373 135 Smokemont Riding Stable Cherokee, NC 28719 smokymtn@hughes.net www.smokemontridingstable.com

HOSPITALS Med-West Harris (828) 586-7432 68 Hospital Rd. • Sylva, NC 28779 michael.poore@haymed.org www.medwesthealth.org

HOTELS/MOTELS Azalea Motel (828) 586-2051 97 Skyland Dr. • Sylva, NC 28779 Balsam Mountain Inn & Restaurant (828) 456-9498 • (855) 456-9498 68 Seven Springs Dr. Balsam, NC 28707 merrily@balsaminn.net www.BalsamInn.net Best Western Plus River Escape Inn and Suites (828) 586-6060 • 800-WESTERN 248 WBI Dr. • Dillsboro, NC 28725 megan@bwriverescape.com www.bwriverescape.com Blue Ridge Inn (828) 586-2123 756 West Main St. • Sylva, NC 28779 blueridgeinn@gmail.com Chalet Inn, The (800) 789-8024 • (828) 586-0251 285 Lone Oak Dr. Dillsboro, NC 28725 paradisefound@chaletinn.com www.chaletinn.com Econo Lodge (828) 497-4575 20 River Rd. • Cherokee, NC 28719 sakinsland@yahoo.com www.choicehotels.com/ hotel-cherokee-northcarolina-nc475 Gear Head Inn (828) 488-2398 6280 Ela Rd. • Whittier, NC 28789 reservations@gearheadinn.com www.gearheadinn.com Hampton Inn and SuitesCashiers/Sapphire Valley (828) 743-4545 3245 Hwy. 64 E Sapphire, NC 28774 marylanning@hilton.com www.blueridgemtnshotel.com

Sylva Inn (828) 586-3315 2807 US Hwy. 74 East • Sylva, NC 28779 thesylvainn@gmail.com www.sylvainn49@yahoo.com University Inn (828) 293-5442 • (877) 293-5442 563 N. Country Club Dr. Cullowhee, NC 28723 the_university_inn@msn.com www.universityinnmotel.com

Smoky Mountain Baseball Club (828) 269-9118 PO Box 2260 • Cullowhee, NC 28723 smokymountainbaseballclub@gmail.com

ICE CREAM PARLOR Ice Cream Station (828) 508-1735 45 Big Cove Rd. • Cherokee, NC 28719 lindaw828@aol.com Jack the Dipper Ice Cream (828) 586-9441 170 E. Sylva Shopping Center Sylva, NC 28779 pollyannawog@yahoo.com

HUMAN SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS AWAKE, Inc (828) 586-3574 563 W Main St. • Sylva, NC 28779 awake.inc@sylvanc.net www.awakecacenter.org

INSTRUMENTAL STUDIO Kincaid Studio of Music & Performance (828) 506-8802 128 Front St. • Dillsboro, NC 28725 fiddlerpd@yahoo.com

Disability Partners, Your Pathway to Indpendent Living (828) 631-1167 525 Mineral Springs Dr. Sylva, NC 28779 bdavis@disabilitypartners.org www.disabilitypartners.org

INSURANCE Allstate Insurance (828) 631-9455 36 Marsh Lily Dr. • Sylva, NC 28779 myramente@allstate.com www.allstate.com

Entrepreneur Skills Network (828) 497-0160 8682 US. Hwy. 74 West Whittier, NC 28789 Esn2assist@gmail.com www.advocatesforexcellence.org

Jackson County Farm Bureau, Inc. (828) 586-8906 1627 East Main St. • Sylva, NC 28779 jennifer.nicholson@ncfbssc.com

Good Samaritan Clinic of Jackson County, The (828) 587-8265 Community Services Building Sylva, NC 28779 beckyolsons@msn.com

MetLife Financial Services (828) 586-0104 715 E. Main St., Suite 2 Sylva, NC 28779 bobcarpenter@sylvanc.net

Moonshadow Learning Services, Inc. (828) 354-4034 617 Olivet Church Rd. Whittier, NC 28789 office@moonshadow.net www.moonshadow.net Mountain Mediation Services (828) 631-5252 • (800) 789-4675 Jackson County Justice Center Rm. 254 Sylva, NC 28779 mmsbryson@dnet.net www.dmet.net/mtnmediation Mountain Projects, Inc. (828) 452-1447 • (800) 627-1548 2251 Old Balsam Rd. Waynesville, NC 28786 pdowling@mountainprojects.org www.mountainprojects.org

Nationwide Insurance/Howard Allman Agency (828) 586-2923 447 W Main St • Sylva, NC 28779 allmanh@nationwide.com www.nationwide.com Smith Insurance Services, Inc. (828) 586-3754 60 Woody Hampton Rd. Sylva, NC 28779 smith@smith-ins.com www.smith-ins.com Stanberry Insurance Agency, Inc. (828) 586-8926 715 E. Main St. • Sylva, NC 28779 kevin.stanberry@stanberry-ins.com www.stanberry-ins.com

NC Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services (828) 586-4032 100 Bonnie Ln., Suite A Sylva, NC 28779 robbie.benton@dhhs.nc.gov

State Farm Insurance (828) 586-4026 • (866) 586-4026 180 Webster Rd. • Sylva, NC 28779 charles@charleswwolfe.com www.charleswwolfe.com Sylva Insurance Agency (828) 586-2512 470 West Main St. • Sylva, NC 28779 phyllissia592@frontier.com

Region A Partnership for Children (828) 586-0661 116 Jackson St. • Sylva, NC 28779 heidi@regionakids.org www.regionakids.org

INTERIOR DESIGN

Holiday Inn Express & Suites of Dillsboro (828) 631-1111 • 800-Holiday 26 Rufus Robinson Rd. Dillsboro, NC 28725 holidayinnexpressdillsboro@yahoo.com

Salvation Army, The (828) 452-9728 330 Pigeon St. • Waynesville, NC 28786 roland.cox@uss.salvationarmy.org

Laurelwood Mountain Inn (828) 743-9939 • (800) 346-6846 58 Hwy. 107 N. Cashiers, NC 28717 laurelwoodmi@gmail.com www.laurelwoodmountaininn.com

Senior Center of Jackson County, The (828) 586-4944 100 County Services Park Sylva, NC 28779 laurarodi@jacksonnc.org www.jacksonnc.org

INTERNET SERVICES Dnet Internet Services (828) 349-3638 • (877) 790-7263 208 E. Palmer St. • Franklin, NC 28734 sales@sitedart.net • www.sitedart.net

INVESTMENT ADVISORS Edward Jones- Greene (828) 586-2292 • (800) 730-3342 454 East Main St.- Suite 2 • Sylva, NC 28779 debbie.greene@edwardjones.com www.edwardjones.com Edward Jones- Preston (828) 586-3848 7 Colonial Square - Suite 100 Sylva, NC 28779 david.preston@edwardjones.com www.edwardjones.com Nationwide Insurance/ Howard Allman Agency (828) 586-2923 447 W Main St • Sylva, NC 28779 allmanh@nationwide.com www.nationwide.com

JEWELRY Hollifield Jewelers (828) 586-4274 600 West Main St. • Sylva, NC 28779 holjwlrs@msn.com Whistlin’ Dixie (828) 507-7122 94 Front St. #133 • Dillsboro, NC 28725 whistlingdixieusa@gmail.com www.whistlingdixieusa.com

KITCHEN WARE Ora Lee Davidson, Pampered Chef Director (803) 240-8593 9 Foxhill Court • Columbia, SC 29223 oldchef1@gmail.com www.pamperedchef.biz/old

LANDSCAPING B. H. Graning Landscapes, Inc. (828) 586-8303 64 Bella Rd. • Sylva, NC 28779 BHGLandscapes@yahoo.com www.bhglandscapes.com Bowers Lawn Care, Inc. (828) 586-8526 159 Garden View Dr • Sylva, NC 28779 bowerslawncare@yahoo.com www.bowerslawncareinc.com R & R Landscaping (828) 342-8877 515 Cabe Rd. • Sylva, NC 28779 Shuler’s Tree Trimming (828) 508-6261 253 Maple St. • Bryson City, NC 28713 ashul9851@aol.com Western Carolina Tree Care LLC (828) 631-2333 1315 West Main St. • Sylva, NC 28779 Polsonjv1999@netscape.com

Aurora Professional Designers Guild, INC (828) 631-2734 563 West Main St., Suite 12 Sylva, NC 28779 charlene@aurorapdg.com www.aurorapdg.com

LAUNDROMAT/ CLEANERS

Golden Carp, The (828) 586-5477 107 Webster St. • Dillsboro, NC 28725 goldencarp609@aol.com www.thegoldencarp.com

Suds Your Duds (828) 293-0222 26 Aztec Drive, Suite C Cullowhee, NC 28723 info@themusicvillage-nc.com

American Cleaners (828) 631-3413 1262 West Main St. • Sylva, NC 28779 sylva44388@gmail.com

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LAWN & GARDEN EQUIPMENT Sylva Lawn & Garden Equipment (828) 586-4199 21 East Hall Heights • Sylva, NC 28779 sylvalandg@email.dnet.net www.sylvalawnandgardenequipment.net

LIBRARY Jackson County Public Library (828) 586-2016 310 Keener St. • Sylva, NC 28779 dbrunette@fontanalib.org www.fontanalib.org

LIQUOR SALES ABC Board of Sylva (828) 586-2295 30 E. Sylva Shopping Center Sylva, NC 28779 sylvaabc@frontier.com

LOG HOMES Goshen Timber Frames, Inc. (828) 524-8662 37 Phillip St. • Franklin, NC 28734 info@goshenframes.com www.timberframemag.com Legacy Home Builders (828) 507-8582 1634 Quest Ridge Rd. Sylva, NC 28779 ben@legacyhomebuilders.net www.legacyhomebuilders.net

MAIL SERVICES MMS (828) 236-0076 88 Roberts St. • Asheville, NC 28801 csr@mmsdelivers.com www.mmsdelivers.com

MAKEUP CONSULTANT Heather Baker- Avon Representative (828) 507-0440 994 University Hts. Rd. Cullowhee, NC 28723 heatherbaker994@gmail.com www.youravon.com/hbaker Mary Dellinger - Mary Kay Consultant (828) 736-4402 64 Unity Rd. • Sylva, NC 28779 mdellinger3@marykay.com www.marykay.com/mdellinger3

MANUFACTURING Jackson Paper Manufacturing Company (828) 586-5534 152 West Main St. • Sylva, NC 28779 tcampbell@jacksonpaper.net T&S Hardwoods (828) 586-4044 3635 Skyland Dr. • Sylva, NC 28779 drowe.tshardwoods@yahoo.com Webster Enterprises, Inc. (828) 586-8981 140 Little Savannah Rd. Webster, NC 28788 grobinson@websterenterprises.org www.websterenterprises.org

MARTIAL ARTS White Dragon Academy (828) 269-8144 310 Main St Ste 8 • Sylva, NC 28779 chris@wdacademy.com www.wdacademy.com

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MEETING FACILITY Applegate Retreat (828) 506-3463 290 Hemlock St. • Dillsboro, NC 28725 office@applegateretreat.com www.ApplegateRetreat.com

MOTORCYCLE/ATV SERVICE & REPAIRS Precision Cycle Motorsports (828) 586-9955 22 Steeple Rd. • Sylva, NC 28779 dwlandes@gmail.com

MUSEUMS Cashiers Historical Society Zachary-Tolbert House (828) 743-7710 1940 Hwy. 107 South Cashiers, NC 28717 info@cashiershistoricalsociety.org www.cashiershistoricalsociety.org Museum of the Cherokee Indian (828) 497-3481 589 Tsali Boulevard Cherokee, NC 28719 kenblank@cherokeemuseum.org www.cherokeemuseum.org Oconaluftee Indian Village (828) 497-2111 US Hwy. 441 North Cherokee, NC 28719 lsquirrel@cherokeehistorical.org www.cherokeeadventure.com Old Mill 1886, The (828) 497-6536 3082 US 441 North • Whittier, NC 28789 njb184@aol.com www.CherokeeMill.com Stuff and Such (828) 497-2393 29 Main St. • Whittier, NC 28789 joverock@gte.net WCU- Fine Arts Museum (828) 227-3591 137A Fine & Performing Arts Center Cullowhee, NC 28723 mdewitt@wcu.edu www.edu/fapac/galleries WCU- Mountain Heritage Center (828) 227-7129 Cullowhee, NC 28723 philyaw@wcu.edu www.wcu.edu/mhc/

MUSIC In Your Ear Music Emporium (828) 586-6404 573 West Main St. • Sylva, NC 28779 inyourear@sylvanc.net

NATURAL GAS PSNC Energy (828) 670-3535 15 Overland Industrial Blvd. Asheville, NC 28806 dhallingse@scana.com www.psnc.com

NEWSPAPER Gooder Publishing Corp./Macon County News (828) 369-6767 107 Highlands Rd. • Franklin, NC 28734 Editor@MaconNews.com www.MaconNews.com Smoky Mountain News (828) 452-4251 9 N. Main St. • Waynesville, NC 28786 info@smokymountainnews.com www.smokymountainnews.com

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Sylva Herald Publishing Co., Inc., The (828) 586-2611 • (800) 849-3193 539 West Main St. • Sylva, NC 28779 news@thesylvaherald.com www.thesylvaherald.com

NURSERIES/ GREENHOUSES Mountain Brooks Shrubbery Farm (828) 586-3633 1243 Ben Cook Rd. • Sylva, NC 28779 ehulbert2@frontier.com Wolf Creek Tree Farm & Nursery, Inc. (828) 293-5115 • (888) 293-5116 8833 Hwy.. 107 • Cullowhee, NC 28723 wctf@frontier.com www.wolfcreektreefarm.com

NURSING HOME/ ASSISTED LIVING/ MEMORY CARE Chestnut Hill- Assisted Living & Retirement Community (828) 787-2114 • (888) 473-5093 64 Club House Trail Highlands, NC 28741 jhe.chestnuthill@yahoo.com ChestnutHillAt Highlands.com Hermitage - Assisted Living & Memory Care, The (828) 586-9070 185 Brickfarm Rd. • Dillsboro, NC 28725 ap@meridiansenior.com www.thehermitagealf.com Mountain Trace Nursing & Rehab Center (828) 631-1600 417 Mountain Trace Rd. Sylva, NC 28779 atoomey@adcarehealth.com Skyland Care Center, Inc. (828) 586-8935 193 Asheville Hwy. • Sylva, NC 28779 sccadmissions@yahoo.com www.skylandcare.com

OFFICE EQUIPMENT/ SUPPLIES Advanced Business Equipment (828) 210-4324 • (800) 627-1556 3072 Sweeten Creek Rd. Asheville, NC 28803 tlatak@abecarolina.com www.abecarolilna.com Cherokee Office Supply (828) 497-7907 1655 Acquoni Road Suite 4 Cherokee, NC 28719 cherokeeofficesupply1@frontier.com www.cherokeeofficesupply.com

Rivers Edge Outfitters (828) 497-9300 1235 Seven Clans Ln. • Whittier, NC 28789 info@flyshopnc.com www.flyfishcherokee.com

Mountain Ear, Nose & Throat Associates, PA (828) 586-7474 40 Mitchell Rd. • Sylva, NC 28779 www.mountainent.com

PAINTING

Mountain Pathology Services (828) 586-7114 68 Hospital Rd. (Harris Regional Hospital Laboratory) Sylva, NC 28779

Lewis Paints & Decorating (828) 586-8511 510 Asheville Hwy. • Sylva, NC 28779 lewiscarpets@frontier.com

PARKS & RECREATION Jackson County Recreation/ Parks Department (828) 293-3053 88 Cullowhee Mountain Rd. Cullowhee, NC 28723 jeffcarpenter@jacksonnc.org www.rec.jacksonnc.org

PATRONS Clampett, J.M. (828) 736-6222 1154 Toot Hollow Rd. Bryson City, NC 28713 mike6222@live.com Clayton, Norma (828) 631-1921 68 Montana Dr. • Sylva, NC 28779 normamedford@gmail.com Espey, John and Martha (828) 452-3355 3543 Dark Ridge Rd. • Sylva, NC 28779 jeme205@knology.net Haire, Connie (828) 586-4091 Post Office Box 727 • Sylva, NC 28779 connie@southwesterncc.edu

Wellspring Family Practice (828) 586-7705 81 Medical Park Loop, Suite 202 Sylva, NC 28779 Betty_Clayton@westcare.org

PLUMBING Mr. Rooter Plumbing (828) 349-0881 • (888) 349-0881 130 Lopes Circle • Franklin, NC 28734 Raoul.Chasse@mail.MrRooter.com www.jackson.mrrooter.com Smoky Mountain Plumbing (828) 508-5267 271 Keener St • Sylva, NC 28779 Ward Plumbing & Heating, Inc. (828) 586-4213 548 Mill St. • Sylva, NC 28779

PLUMBING/ HEATING Wholesale Supply Group Inc. (828) 586-6355 317 W. Main St. Sylva • Sylva, NC 28779 bill.thompson@wsginc.com www.wsginc.com

Vodak, Robert (828) 586-4246 133 Oakwood Ln. • Sylva, NC 28779

Wellspring Family Practice (828) 586-7705 81 Medical Park Loop, Suite 202 Sylva, NC 28779 Betty_Clayton@westcare.org

PAWN SHOP Plaza Pawn/JC Enterprises (828) 586-4500 365 Jackson Plaza • Sylva, NC 28779 plazapawn@live.com plazapawnshop.com

PEST CONTROL Bug Lady of WNC, Inc.(The) (828) 243-9318 92 Racking Cove Rd. • Sylva, NC 28779 thebugladyofWNC@gmail.com www.thebugladyofwnc.com

PHOTOGRAPHY

Blackrock Outdoor Co. (828) 631-4453 570 W. Main St, • Sylva, NC 28779 blackrockoutdoor@gmail.com

Penumbra Gallery & Studio (828) 631-5278 528 West Main St. • Sylva, NC 28779 Penumbragallery@gmail.com www.penumbragallery.com

Hooker’s Fly Shop & Guide Service (828) 587-4665 • (877) 518-7369 546 W. Main St. • Sylva, NC 28779 hookersflyshop@yahoo.com www.hookersflyshop.com

Thomas C. Wilson, MD, MS (828) 631-2717 47 East Fork Rd. • Sylva, NC 28779

Hamilton, Joe (828) 586-7530 401 Grindstaff Cove Rd. Suite 108 Sylva, NC 28779 joehamilton@jacksonnc.org www.jacksonnc.org

OUTFITTERS

Brookings Cashiers Village Outfitters (828) 743-3768 123 Monte Vista • Cashiers, NC 28717 info@brookingsonline.com www.brookingsonline.com

Smoky Mountain Gynecology (828) 631-1960 64 Eastgate Dr. • Sylva, NC 28779 marie@smokymountainobgyn.com www.mysmoga.com

PHYSICIANS Current Dermatology (828) 631-1852 61 Bonnie Ln. • Sylva, NC 28779 roros@currentdermatology.com Dogwood Women’s Health (828) 586-6262 137 Medical Park Loop Sylva, NC 28779 graemeandbae@yahoo.com

PREGNANCY CARE

PREGNANCY CARE/ COUNSELING Smoky Mountain Pregnancy Care Center - Cullowhee (828) 293-3600 4692 Little Savannah Rd. Cullowhee, NC 28723 outreachsmpccco@dnet.net www.smpcc.org

PRINTING Gooder Publishing Corp./ Macon County News (828) 369-6767 107 Highlands Rd. • Franklin, NC 28734 Editor@MaconNews.com www.MaconNews.com Lavidge & Associates, Inc (865) 584-6121 6700 Baum Dr. Suite 25 Knoxville, TN 37919 lavidge@lavidgeinc.com www.lavidgeinc.com Macon Printing (828) 524-7045 219 East Palmer St. Franklin, NC 28734 lukeb@dnet.net www.maconprinting.com

Print Haus, The (828) 586-4287 509 Asheville Hwy.. Suite B Sylva, NC 28779 jeff@theprinthaus.com www.theprinthaus.com

Rolling Thunder River Co. (828) 488-2030 • (800) 408-7238 10160 Hwy. 19W Bryson City, NC 28713 rafting@rollingthunderriverco.com www.rollingthunderriverco.com

Foxhunt at Sapphire Valley (828) 743-7667 3065 Hwy.. 64 E. Village Square, suite B Sapphire, NC 28774 jgainey@spmresorts.com www.foxhuntsv.com

Dillsboro Smokehouse (828) 586-9556 403 Haywood Rd. Dillsboro, NC 28725 eat@dillsborobarbeque.com www.dillsborobarbeque.com

Smoky Mountain News (828) 452-4251 9 N. Main St. Waynesville, NC 28786 info@smokymountainnews.com www.smokymountainnews.com

Tuckaseegee Outfitters (888) 593-5050 • (888) 593-5050 4909 Hwy. 74 & 441 at Barkers Creek Whittier, NC 28789 JacksonRealtor@earthlink.net www.RaftNC.com

Harrah’s Cherokee Casino & Hotel (828) 497-7777 • 800-HARRAHS 777 Casino Dr. Cherokee, NC 28719 brrobinson@cherokee.harrahs.com www.harrahs.com

El Pacifico Restaurante Mexicano (828) 586-0681 410 E. Main St. • Sylva, NC 28779

Sylva Herald Publishing Co., Inc., The (828) 586-2611 • (800) 849-3193 539 West Main St. Sylva, NC 28779 news@thesylvaherald.com www.thesylvaherald.com

Wildwater Adventure Centers (828) 488-2384 • (800) 451-9972 10345 Hwy.. 19S/74W Bryson City, NC 28713 wwltd@nuvox.net www.wildwaterrafting.com

PROFESSIONAL CIVIL ENGINEER Stillwell Engineering, P.A. (828) 586-6066 116 Central St • Sylva, NC 28779 w.stillwell@stillwellengineering.net www.stillwellengineering.net

PROMOTIONAL PRODUCTS A to Z Signs & Engraving (828) 454-0983 1516 Sulpher Springs Rd. Waynesville, NC 28786 joan@signsandengraving.net www.signsandengraving.net Print Haus, The (828) 586-4287 509 Asheville Hwy. - Suite B Sylva, NC 28779 jeff@theprinthaus.com www.theprinthaus.com Silver Star Promotions (828) 586-8636 • (888) 998-0001 353 Bee Tree Knob Cemetery Rd. Whittier, NC 28789 silver@promostar.com www.promostar.com

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT/ RENTALS Alexander’s Property Service (828) 506-9551 468 Mills Branch Rd. Sylva, NC 28779 Treeman864@frontier.com Home Away Solutions (828) 293-7032 7032 Hwy. 107 • Cullowhee, NC 28723

PUBLICATIONS Fun Things To Do In The Mountains (828) 631-4587 • (866) 751-4386 29 Regal Ave. • Sylva, NC 28779 amyammons1@frontier.com www.funthingstodointhemountains.net

RAFTING Carolina Outfitters Whitewater Rafting (828) 488-6345 • (800) 468-7238 12121 Hwy. 19 West Bryson City, NC 28713 bdills@swain.main.nc.us www.carolinaoutfitters.com Rafting With My Kids (828) 586-3510 • 1-888-994-7238 5427 Hwy., 74 W • Whittier, NC 28789 info@raftingwithmykids.com www.raftingwithmykids.com

REALTOR Bear Lake Reserve (828) 293-7414 • 866-389-BEAR 503 Harbor Ridge Dr. Tuckasegee, NC 28783 timothy.laughridge@terramesaresorts. com www.bearlakereserve.com Kim Preston Real Estate, Inc. (828) 586-4616 7 Colonial Square, Suite 201 Sylva, NC 28779 kimprestonrealestate@frontier.com www.KimPrestonRealEstate.com Maggie Valley Club & Resort (828) 926-1616 • (800) 438-3861 1819 Country Club Dr. Maggie Valley, NC 28751 membership@maggievalleyclub.com www.maggievalleyclub.com Prudential Great Smokys Realty (828) 631-9303 • (888) 983-5263 334-C East Main St. • Sylva, NC 28779 kelly@4smokys.com www.4smokys.com Smoky Mountain Getaways, Inc. (828) 586-8058 • (866) 586-8058 5184 Hwy.. 74 W. • Whittier, NC 28789 info@smokymtngetaways.net www.smokymtngetaways.net Western Carolina Properties/Cullowhee Office (828) 293-3708 • (800) 289-7513 721 Speedwell Rd. Cullowhee, NC 28723 www.wcproperties.com Western Carolina Properties/Dillsboro Office (828) 586-3442 • (800) 289-7311 335 Haywood Rd. Dillsboro, NC 28725 information@wcproperties.com www.wcproperties.com WNC Brokers LLC (828) 586-9622 474 West Main St. • Sylva, NC 28779 wncbill@gmail.com www.wncbrokers.com

RESORTS Balsam Mountain Preserve (866) 452-3456 81 Preserve Rd. • Sylva, NC 28779 Bruce.Challengegolf@gmail.com www.balsammountainpreserve.com/ Bear Lake Reserve Hospitality (828) 293-7414 • 866-389-BEAR 503 Harbor Ridge Dr. Tuckasegee, NC 28783 timothy.laughridge@terramesaresorts.com www.bearlakereservevacations.com

High Hampton Inn & Country Club (828) 743-2411 • (800) 334-2551 1525 Hwy. 107 S • Cashiers, NC 28717 cmeads@highhamptoninn.com www.highhamptoninn.com Maggie Valley Club & Resort (828) 926-1616 • (800) 438-3861 1819 Country Club Dr. Maggie Valley, NC 28751 membership@maggievalleyclub.com www.maggievalleyclub.com Smoky Mountain Country Club (828) 497-7622 • (800) 474-0070 1300 Conleys Creek Rd. Whittier, NC 28789 carolyn@carolinamountaingolf.com www.carolinamountaingolf.com

RESTAURANTS Balsam Mountain Inn & Restaurant (828) 456-9498 • (855) 456-9498 68 Seven Springs Dr. Balsam, NC 28707 merrily@balsaminn.net www.BalsamInn.net

Fun Factory in the Smokies (828) 349-8888 • (866) 482-2386 1024 Georgia Rd. • Franklin, NC 28734 lbass@dnet.net www.funfactoryinthesmokies.com Great Smoky Mountains Railroad, Inc. (828) 586-8811 • (800) 872-4681 226 Everett St. • Bryson City, NC 28713 kimalbritton@gsmr.com • www.gsmr.com Half Past (828) 586-1212 623 E. Main St. • Sylva, NC 28779 halfpast@frontier.com Harrah’s Cherokee Casino & Hotel (828) 497-7777 • 800-HARRAHS 777 Casino Dr. • Cherokee, NC 28719 brrobinson@cherokee.harrahs.com www.harrahs.com High Hampton Inn & Country Club (828) 743-2411 • (800) 334-2551 1525 Hwy. 107 S • Cashiers, NC 28717 cmeads@highhamptoninn.com www.highhamptoninn.com

Mountain Breeze Cafe (828) 586-0606 1593 West Main St. • Sylva, NC 28779 cindy.t@frontier.com Nick & Nate’s Pizzeria (828) 586-3000 #38 The Overlook Village Sylva, NC 28779 j_ewart@msn.com www.nickandnatespizza.com No Name Sports Pub (828) 586-2750 1070 Slyland Dr. • Sylva, NC 28779 greggers@bellsouth.net www.nonamesportspub.com Rana Rinata (828) 524-3663 57 Highlands Rd. • Franklin, NC 28734 s.moritz@ranarinata.com Robbies Burgers (828) 586-2723 7 East Sylva Shopping Center Sylva, NC 28779 duramax77@frontier.com Ryan’s Family Steakhouse (828) 631-2520 374 Walmart Plaza • Sylva, NC 28779 store2408@buffetsinc.com Smoky Mountain Country Club (828) 497-7622 • (800) 474-0070 1300 Conleys Creek Rd. Whittier, NC 28789 carolyn@carolinamountaingolf.com www.carolinamountaingolf.com

Hooper’s Restaurant (828) 587-5116 556 W. Main St. • Sylva, NC 28779

Sonic Drive-In (828) 631-4200 1233 E Main St • Sylva, NC 28779 sonicsylva@frontier.com www.sonicdrivein.com

Bogart’s Restaurant (828) 586-6532 35 E Main St • Sylva, NC 28779 TimHall@frontier.com

Huddle House (828) 369-3906 Hwy. 441 & 23 • Dillsboro, NC 28725 huddlehouse@dnet.net

Speedy’s Pizza (828) 586-3800 285 West Main St. • Sylva, NC 28779 walsch@frontier.com

Bone Shack Steak & Seafood, The (828) 586-3663 86 B West Main St. • Sylva, NC 28779 boneshack@yahoo.com

Jade Dragon (828) 586-6688 1461 East Main St. • Sylva, NC 28779 gaohuazheng2000@yahoo.com

Well House Inc., The (828) 586-8588 65 Craft Circle Riverwood Shops Dillsboro, NC 28725 thewellhousedeli@yahoo.com

Burger King (828) 586-3867 66 Hwy. 107 • Sylva, NC 28779 TM_Lackey@msn.com

Jarrett House (828) 586-0265 • (800) 972-5623 The Jarrett House Haywood Rd. • Dillsboro, NC 28725 j.house@morrisbb.net www.jarretthouse.com

City Lights Cafe (828) 587-2233 3 E. Jackson St. Downtown Spring St. Sylva, NC 28779 bern@citylightscafe.com www.CityLightsCafe.com

Jimmy Mac’s Restaurant (828) 488-4700 121 Main St. • Bryson City, NC 28713 jimmac4519@aol.com

Coffee Shop, The (828) 586-2013 385 W Main St • Sylva, NC 28779 mamagibson2001@yahoo.com

Kosta’s Family Restaurant (828) 631-0777 489 Haywood Rd. Dillsboro, NC 28725 kostas2009@frontier.com www.kostasdillsboro.com

Community Table (The) (828) 586-6782 Sylva, NC 28779 CTofJackson@gmail.com www.communitytable.org

Lulu’s On Main (828) 586-8989 612 West Main St. • Sylva, NC 28779 lu@lulusonmain.com www.lulusonmain.com

Cullowhee Cafe (828) 293-3334 3074 Old Cullowhee Rd. Cullowhee, NC 28723 cullowheecafe@yahoo.com

Maggie Valley Club & Resort (828) 926-1616 • (800) 438-3861 1819 Country Club Dr. Maggie Valley, NC 28751 membership@maggievalleyclub.com www.maggievalleyclub.com

Dillsboro Chocolate Factory (828) 631-0156 28 Church St. • Dillsboro, NC 28725 Bob@dillsborochocolate.com www.dillsborochocolate.com

Mill & Main (828) 586-6799 462 West Main St • Sylva, NC 28779 leelee1035@aol.com

WNC Smoothie King (828) 631-4333 1336-A Hwy.. 107 • Sylva, NC 28779 jarch68304@aol.com www.smoothieking.com ZAXBY’S (828) 631-3100 284 East Main St. • Sylva, NC 28779 jorfoods@bellsouth.net www.zaxbys.com

ROCK QUARY/ ASPHALT Harrison Construction Co. (828) 524-5455 614 Macktown Road (Darrell Mathis) Sylva, NC 28779 dbmathis@harrisoncc.com

RUSTIC FURNITURE Smoky Mountain Decor (828) 586-3232 423 Haywood Rd. • Dillsboro, NC 28725 soldout2y@gmail.com www.smokymtndecor.com

SALON Shear Images, LLC (828) 586-0135 619 East Main St. • Sylva, NC 28779 shear-images@frontier.com

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Studio 127 (828) 586-5333 1526 E. Main St. • Sylva, NC 28779 studio127salon@gmail.com www.studio127salon.com Visage Salon (828) 631-9058 453 E. Main St. • Sylva, NC 28779 visagesalonsylva@yahoo.com www.visagesalonsylva.com

SIGNS A to Z Signs & Engraving (828) 454-0983 1516 Sulpher Springs Rd. Waynesville, NC 28786 joan@signsandengraving.net www.signsandengraving.net Allison Outdoor Advertising Ltd. (828) 586-2737 35 Outdoor Dr. • Sylva, NC 28779 gary@allisonoutdoor.com www.allisonoutdoor.com Print Haus, The (828) 586-4287 509 Asheville Hwy. - Suite B Sylva, NC 28779 jeff@theprinthaus.com www.theprinthaus.com

SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING Dickson Interactive, LLC (336) 331-2185 3815 Velinda Dr. Winston-Salem, NC 27106 sdickson@dicksoninteractive.com www.dicksoninteractive.com INNsights Internet Marketing (828) 226-4492 Sylva, NC 28779 info@insights.com www.innsights.com

SPA Fusions (828) 631-0232 96 West Sylva Shopping Center Sylva, NC 28779 fusionsgraphics@gmail.com www.fusionsspa.com

SURVEYORS

TRANSPORTATION

Lipkin Land Surveying Inc. (828) 293-3030 51 East Rogers Rd. Cullowhee, NC 28723 beckylipkin@frontier.com www.surveylipkin.com

Jackson County Transit (828) 586-0233 876 Skyland Dr., Suite 1 Sylva, NC 28779 jctransit@jacksonnc.org www.jacksoncountytransit.com

TELECOMM.

TREE TRIMMING

BalsamWest FiberNET, LLC (828) 339-2931 52 Colonial Square • Sylva, NC 28779 kmonteith@balsamwest.net www.balsamwest.net

Shuler’s Tree Trimming (828) 508-6261 253 Maple St. Bryson City, NC 28713 ashul9851@aol.com

Frontier (828) 645-1801 15 South Main St. • Weaverville, NC 28787 ken.maxwell@ftr.com

TUBING

TEMPLE Sylvan Hearth Pagan Temple (828) 331-8688 sylvanhearthpagantemple@gmail.com www.sylvanhearth.com

THEME PARK Santa’s Land (828) 497-9191 571 Wolfetown Rd. Cherokee, NC 28719 santa@santaslandnc.com www.santaslandnc.com

Frontier (828) 645-1801 15 South Main St. Weaverville, NC 28787 ken.maxwell@ftr.com

TIMBER FRAMES Goshen Timber Frames, Inc. (828) 524-8662 37 Phillip St. • Franklin, NC 28734 info@goshenframes.com www.timberframemag.com

PSNC Energy (828) 670-3535 15 Overland Industrial Blvd. Asheville, NC 28806 dhallingse@scana.com www.psnc.com

TRADESHOW SPECIALISTS

STORAGE RENTAL

TRADING POST

J & W Rentals (828) 586-8705 • 1-800-283-4382 1560 West Main St. • Sylva, NC 28779 jandwrentals@frontier.com www.budgettruck.com

Country Trading Post (828) 989-4566 3740 Hwy. 74 E, Unit 9 Sylva, NC 28779 bige555@msn.com

Blossman Gas, Inc. (828) 586-1588 • (828) 586-1588 536 E Main St. • Sylva, NC 28779 lycochran@blossmangas.com

Freeman Gas (828) 586-9797 • (800) 810-1427 4515 US 74 East • Balsam, NC 28707 sylva@freemangas.com www.freemangas.com

Carole Lilly, LMBT (828) 507-9581 45 King St. • Sylva, NC 28779 carole@carolelillymassage.com www.carolelillymassage.com

Diversified Exposition Services, Inc. (828) 631-3374 264 Wilkes Crescent Dr. Sylva, NC 28779 psterka@diversifiedexpo.com www.diversifiedexpo.com

UTILITIES

Duke Energy (800) 777-9898 • (800) 777-9898 271 NP & Loop • Franklin, NC 28734 fred.alexander@duke-energy.com www.duke-energy.com/ north-carolina.asp

THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE

Moonlight Spa and Retreat (828) 477-4357 129 Moonlight Dr. • Sylva, NC 28779 info@moonlight-spa.com www.moonlight-spa.com

Tuckaseegee Outfitters (888) 593-5050 • (888) 593-5050 4909 Hwy. 74 & 441at Barkers Creek Whittier, NC 28789 jacksonrealtor@earthlink.net www.raftnc.com

Smoky Mountain Gas Log & Propane (828) 586-5522 24 W Sylva Shopping Area (Harold’s Plaza) • Sylva, NC 28779 smokymountainpropane@gmail.com Tuckaseigee Water and Sewer Authority (828) 586-5189 1246 West Main St. Sylva, NC 28779 jcline@twsanc.us • www.twsanc.us

VACATION REALTY RENTALS

WEB DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT

Bear Lake Reserve Hospitality (828) 293-7414 • 866-389-BEAR 503 Harbor Ridge Dr. Tuckasegee, NC 28783 timothy.laughridge@terramesaresorts.com www.bearlakereservevacations.com

Deep Creek Arts (828) 497-2574 • (800) 901-4423 87 Heather Ln. • Whittier, NC 28789 ellen@deepcreekarts.com www.deepcreekarts.com

HomeAway Smoky Mountain Cabin Rentals (877) 228-3415 Jackson County, NC afaulkner@homeaway.com homeaway.com/vacation-rentals/northcarolina/north-carolina-mountains/r298 Smoky Mountain Getaways, Inc. (828) 586-8058 • (866) 586-8058 5184 Hwy.. 74 W. • Whittier, NC 28789 info@smokymtngetaways.net www.smokymtngetaways.net

VACATION TRIP PLANNER Stay and Play in the Smokies (828) 349-5880 219 E. Palmer St. • Franklin, NC 28734 melinda@stayandplayinthesmokies.com www.stayandplayinthesmokies.com

VETERINARIAN Shearer Pet Health Hospital (828) 586-3300 1054 Haywood Rd. • Sylva, NC 28779 shearerpethealthhospital@hotmail.com www.shearerpethealth.com Sylva Animal Hospital Inc (828) 586-8587 1307 Asheville Hwy. • Sylva, NC 28779

VISITOR CENTERS Cashiers Area Chamber of Commerce (828) 743-5191 202 Hwy. 64 West • Cashiers, NC 28717 cashcham@dnet.net www.cashiersnorthcarolina.com Cherokee Marketing & Promotion (828) 497-8129 • (800) 438-1601 810 Acquoni Rd. • Cherokee, NC 28719 robejump@nc-cherokee.com www.cherokee-nc.com Jackson Co. Chamber of Commerce & Travel and Tourism Authority (828) 586-2155 • (800) 962-1911 773 West Main St. • Sylva, NC 28779 julie@nc-mountains.com www.mountainlovers.com Smoky Mountain Host (828) 369-9606 • (800) 432-4678 4437 Georgia Rd. • Franklin, NC 28734 david@visitsmokies.org www.visitsmokies.org

Dnet Internet Services (828) 349-3638 • (877) 790-7263 208 E. Palmer St. • Franklin, NC 28734 sales@sitedart.net • www.sitedart.net

WEDDING SUPPLIES Ora Lee Davidson, Pampered Chef Director (803) 240-8593 9 Foxhill Court • Columbia, SC 29223 oldchef1@gmail.com www.pamperedchef.biz/old

WELDING Banks Welding & Fabrication (828) 586-2258 465 Old Settlement Rd. • Sylva, NC 28779 rabanks@dnet.net

WELL /PUMP SERVICE Hedden Brothers Well Drilling, Inc. (828) 369-9591 • (800) 325-9591 73 Holly Hills Vista Rd. • Franklin, NC 28734 aprilcocke@hughes.net J & H Pump Service (828) 586-0294 • (800) 241-8515 94 Frontier Dr. • Sylva, NC 28779 JoePump1@aol.com

WINDOW TINTING Custom Window Tinting (828) 226-3038 3 Pump Mtn. Dr. • Sylva, NC 28779 albury_r@earthlink.net www.customwindowtinting.us

WOODWORKING Design Center (The) (828) 631-9992 • (800) 273-6051 91 W Main St • Sylva, NC 28779 jcarver@haywoodbuilders.com www.haywoodbuilders.com

YOGA Fusions (828) 631-0232 96 West Sylva Shopping Center Sylva, NC 28779 fusionsgraphics@gmail.com www.fusionsspa.com Sylva Yoga (828) 506-8909 612 West Main St. (Above Lulu’s) Sylva, NC 28779 sylvayoga@gmail.com www.sylvayoga.com

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