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Ideally located at 3,500 feet, you’re surrounded by mountains, waterfalls, breathtaking scenery and appealing village shops. The pace of life is gentle. The golf courses are green. Visit soon. You may not want to leave. Cashiers Area Chamber PO Box 238 • Cashiers, NC 28717 info@CashiersAreaChamber.com

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Our mission is to provide high quality, personalized and compassionate obstetrical and gynecological care to women beginning in adolescence and continuing through menopause. We strive to consistently exceed the expectations of all of our patients.

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828-631-1960 Sylva or 828-369-5754 Franklin Visit our website

www.mysmoga.com Janine L. Keever, MD, FACOG • Anton vanDuuren, MD • Mila Shah-Bruce, MD, JFACOG Betsy Swift, CNM • Cindy Noland, CNM • Anne Karner, CNM • Melanie Emery, CNM

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Through the combination of efficient aging-in-place design, utilization of durable components and old-world craftsmanship Legacy Home Builders strives to lead the industry in maximizing value and market desirability in our homes while decreasing the carbon footprint and maintenance needs required. Call or go online to learn more about Legacy Home Builders.

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The Western North Carolina Fly Fishing Trail features some of the best trout waters in the Great Smoky Mountains.The trail takes anglers to 15 excellent spots for catching brook, brown and rainbow trout. MARK HASKETT PHOTO

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Our community . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 County statistics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Calendar of events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Profile: Balsam Range’s Darren Nicholson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Profile: Green Energy Park . . . . . . . . 14 Community news in brief . . . . . . . . . 18 Membership directory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

Creative Commerce: Finders Keepers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nichols House . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sassy Girls Consignment. . . . . . . . . . . . . Jones Country Store . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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he Jackson County Chamber of Commerce has been helping Jackson County businesses for 90 years! The Chamber provides an opportunity to network on a monthly basis through events such as After Hours, small business seminars and social events. The Chamber also has a very active Facebook page and 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 7:30-9:30 p.m. at the Bridge Park in Sylva. Concerts are free, but could not produced without the help of the Chamber’s Partners. Champion Credit Union and Stanberry Insurance are the 2013 Chamber Platinum Partners. Their ongoing financial support is the reason the Chamber is able to offer quality events to the community. If you are interested in being active in the business community in a positive environment, join the Chamber today by calling 828-586-2155. 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!

Chamber Events for 2013 January 24 Andy Shaw Ford February 21 Lowes March 28 Dogwood Crafters April 24 Annual Golf Tournament May 23 Fusions Spa June 13 Annual Picnic @ Sundrop Properties/Caney Fork July Happy Summer! August 22 Finders Keepers September 7 WNC’s Largest Indoor Yard Sale September 26 Jack the Dipper October 24 Southwestern Community College November TBD Our Holiday House Party December 7 Holidazzle

Concerts on the Creek and Holidazzle are also hosted by the Chamber. Visit www.mountainlovers.com for complete details and event updates.


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Editor/Publisher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Scott McLeod Advertising Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Greg Boothroyd Advertising Sales . . . . . . . . . Amanda Bradley, Drew Cook Writing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Garret K. Woodward Art Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Travis Bumgardner Production . . . . . . . . . Micah McClure, Emily Kepley Moss Contributing Photographers . . . . . . . . . . Ashley T. Evans, Mark Haskett, Garret K. Woodward

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JACKSON COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BOARD OF DIRECTORS Thom Brooks, Chair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Southwestern Community College Larry Hinton, Vice Chair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Andy Shaw Ford Robert Edwards, Treasurer. . . Western Carolina University Heather Baker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Coward, Hicks, & Siler PA Gorham Bradley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WCU Catamount Club & WCU Athletics Jeff Carpenter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jackson County Parks & Recreation Dept. John Faulk. . . . . . . . . Firehouse Catering and B& Al’s Grill Amy Grimes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Community Table Mary Hartbarger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Jarrett House Mickey Luker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Caney Fork General Store Jeff Manka . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Western Builders, Inc. Jan Revis. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . First Citizens Bank Brooks Robinson . . . . . Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort Kevin Stanberry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stanberry Insurance Julie Hooper Spiro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Executive Director ————————————————————————————————————

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ON THE COVER: Owner of Jones Country Store, Marion Jones has been a picker for most of his life, sifting through old barns, flea markets and auctions in search of that one special item. Jones (right) is pictured with his grandchildren at his shop. MARK HASKETT PHOTO

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home, Forest Hill. Today, the township is home to a number of university faculty members.

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Dillsboro (facing page) has been a tourist draw for many years, with walkable streets and a variety of shops featuring locallymade goods. High Hampton Inn’s Hampton Lake (above) and Whiteside Mountain provide a scenic backdrop for golf at the historic resort. MARK HASKETT PHOTO (FACING PAGE) • HIGH HAMPTON INN PHOTO (ABOVE)

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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.”

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 Cullowhee, which means “white lily” in south for mid-nineteenth century aristocrats. Cherokee, is an unincorporated township One such aristocratic family was the comprised mostly of Western Carolina Hamptons. Wade Hampton III was the bestUniversity and the surrounding businesses known member of the family due to his servand resiice as a generdences al in the designed to Confederate service faculArmy and ty and stuactive political dent needs. career. In Professor 1890, Dr. Robert Lee William S. Madison Halstead, who founded married into Western the Hampton Carolina family, bought University — the Hampton originally home, renamchartered as ing it High Cullowhee Hampton Western Carolina University, located in Cullowhee, is becoming a destination High School after his ancescampus for students looking for a peaceful quality of life and proximity to out— in August tral home High door recreation opportunities. MARK HASKETT PHOTO of 1889. Halstead in Beginning about 1912, the status of the school England. The High Hampton Country Club was gradually raised. The university went later was constructed on the same property. through several name changes as its course Now, Cashiers is home to several similar offerings increased and it wasn’t until 1967, resorts and golf courses but also boasts great when the school was designated a regional uniopportunities for outdoor recreation such as versity by the North Carolina General hiking and mountain climbing. Assembly, that the name Western Carolina Also of note are some of the smaller comUniversity was finally settled upon. munities one passes traveling south on N.C. Near Cullowhee is the Forest Hills town107 from the county seat of Sylva to Cashiers ship, named for the 1878-1880 postmaster’s such as East LaPorte. Located alongside the

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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 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 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 1940-41, 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

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Downtown Sylva (left) is home to the Greening Up the Mountains festival, a yearly event that celebrates the budding of Spring foliage in the mountains. The Tuckasegee River runs through Jackson County, giving anglers and paddlers (above) plenty of water to play in. MARK HASKETT PHOTOS

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 TOWNS, continued from page 7 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 8

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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 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 18acre 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

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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.)


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

Statistics TAXES & SALES Sales Tax .................................................6.75% Property tax/$100 value ..............................28¢ Gross Retail Sales (2010, in millions)......................................$317.2

INCOME & HOUSING Median household income.....................$36,826 Per capita personal income....................$20,226 Median value of owner-occupied housing units (2011) ..............................$165,800

POPULATION 2011 .......................................................40,285 2010 .......................................................40,271 2009 .....................................................38,337

DEMOGRAPHICS 0-19.........................................................24.3% 20-29 ......................................................19.3% 30-39 ......................................................10.5% 40-49.......................................................11.2% 50-59 ......................................................12.9% 60+ .........................................................21.8%

TOURISM STATISTICS (2011) Tourism was responsible for $66.79 million in spending in 2011 in Jackson County. Travel generated $10.68 million in payroll. State and local tax revenue from travel and tourism amounted to $8.42 million. This represents a $209.01 tax saving to each county resident.

UTILITIES ELECTRIC Duke Power, Nantahala Area ..........800-777-9898 PSNC Energy ................................828-670-3535 WATER Tuckaseigee Water & Sewer Authority.......................................828-586-5189 TELEPHONE/INTERNET Frontier..........................................877-462-8188

HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS (2011) Number of physicians....................................76 Physicians per 10,000 population .................18.7 RNs per 10,000 population ..........................90.9 Dentists per 10,000 population ......................3.7 Pharmacists per 10,000 population................6.4

MEDIA & COMMUNICATIONS CABLE/INTERNET BalsamWest FiberNET ....................828-339-2900 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 540AM WRGC...............................828-586-2221 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

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

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


Calendar of events March • WNC’s Largest Indoor Yard Sale March 23 • 828-293-9223 • Easter Hat Parade March 30 • 800-962-1911

April • Stonewall Challenge Golf Tournament April 24 • 828-586-2155 • Greening Up the Mountains Festival April 27 • 828-586-2719 The Dillsboro Easter Hat Parade (above) provides an opportunity for participants of all ages to display their over-the-top fashions. MARK HASKETT PHOTOS

May • Southeast Fly Fishing Festival May 17 & 18 • 828-586-2155 • Concerts on the Creek May 31 • 828-586-2155

June • Kids Learn to Fish Day June 1 • 828-293-3053 • Spring Rod Run June 7 & 8 • 828-497-2603 • Summertime Arts and Craft Show June 29 & 30 • 828-524-3405

July • Fourth of July Celebration July 4 • 828-293-3053 • Glenville Fireworks July 4 • Festival of Native Peoples July 12 & 13 • 828-554-6471

August • Talking Trees Children’s Trout Derby August 2 & 3 • 828-497-1898 • Volkswagen Show August 10 • 828-554-6471

September Dance and be merry at Concerts on the Creek Concerts on the Creek is a free summer music series at the Bridge Park in Sylva. Concerts are every Friday night from 7:30pm-9:30pm beginning Memorial Day weekend and concluding Labor Day weekend. Contact the Jackson County Chamber for information and a complete schedule at 586-2155 or visit www.mountainlovers.com. 10

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• WNC’s Largest Indoor Yard Sale September 7 • 828-586-2155 • Southeast Tribes Celebration September 20 & 21 • 828-497-3481 • Mountain Heritage Day September 28 • 828-227-3193


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• Colorfest Art and Taste of Appalachia October 5 • 828-631-4587 • Leaf Festival October 11 & 13 • 828-743-8428

• WNC Pottery Festival November 2 • 828-586-5100 • Christmas & Santa on the Green November 22 • 828-743-8428 • Hard Candy Arts and Crafts Show November 29 & 30 • 828-524-3405

• Lights and Luminaries December 6 & 7, 13 & 14 • 800-962-1911 • Holidazzle December 7 • 828-586-2155 • Sylva Christmas Parade December 14 • 828-586-2719 • Cashiers Christmas Parade 828-743-5191

Dillsboro’s annual Lights and Luminaries (left) celebrates the magic of the holiday season. The Greening Up the Mountains Festival is a springtime powerhouse for those seeking music, crafts and entertainment in downtown Sylva. MARK HASKETT PHOTOS

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There’s just something about Jackson County that Darren Nicholson can’t shake.

A mountain man forever Balsam Range’s Darren Nicholson keeps his feet firmly grounded in Jackson County as the band’s success soars

Acclaimed mandolinist Darren Nicholson (center) of Balsam Range is proud of his local heritage as he moves forward in the music industry. MARK HASKETT PHOTOS

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“It’s home,” he smiled. Mandolinist for renowned Western North Carolina bluegrass group Balsam Range, Nicholson spent the first decade of his life growing up in the small community of Tuckasegee. His father was from Caney Fork, his mother raised in Dillsboro. “My dad liked to hunt and fish a lot, so I was always in the mountains of Jackson County,” he said. “You can’t help but fall in love with it.” Of all the things he remembers and cherishes about his hometown, Nicholson looks fondly on those Friday and Saturday nights watching and participating in music jam sessions in his living room. “I just remember [the sense] of community,” he said. “Music was a big part of my childhood. Ten or 20 people would be in my living room playing. Music was always around. You find that theme all over the Appalachians.” Turning that musical ambition into a career, Nicholson has garnered a wide array of success. Along the way, he and Balsam Range received a Grammy nomination, performed on the Grand Ole Opry, appeared on CMT and ESPN, toured with Merle Haggard and was an International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) winner for “Album of the Year,” among other accolades. “You have to have perspective on what makes [success] happen,” he said. “I love to make music and sing, but if nobody buys an album or comes to listen, then what you’re doing is pretty much in vain.” And with that modesty, Nicholson is humbled by the support he’s not only received from the music industry, but most importantly from those who know him best – family and friends. “There’s nothing better than when people come up to you and congratu-


late you on your success,” he said. “The music business is really tough, but the people from Jackson County are very supportive. It makes you feel good.” Balsam Range seems to have come into its own recently and is finding success across the music industry, pulling listener after listener into their world of mountain music and soul. Winner of the IBMA award for “Song of the Year” (2011), the quintet released their acclaimed album “Papertown” in 2012 and found themselves backing singer/songwriter John Driskell Hopkins (of the Zac Brown Band) on his latest solo release “Daylight.” “We’re so fortunate that our music is striking a chord and people like it so much,” Nicholson said.

“When you’re a young kid and trying to make music around these folks, and they pat you on the back and tell you to keep it up. Well, I’ll never forget that.” — DARREN NICHOLSON

For the better part of the last four years, Nicholson found himself driving nearly every weekend to Nashville to perform and record. He would find himself making the four-hour trek one way, only to play a few songs and immediately head back. But it was worth it, chasing his musical dreams, while still having one foot in his homeland. “I love Nashville, and it’s a nice place to visit, but this place is my home,” he said. “I’ve always had the same feeling, when I hit eastern Tennessee and see those mountains, of like ‘I won’t move.’” And it’s that welcoming embrace of Jackson County that still sticks with Nicholson. It’s about those older musicians who let him sit and play, those people who pushed him forward into his own endeavors. “When you’re a young kid and trying to make music around these folks, and they pat you on the back and tell you to keep it up. Well, I’ll never forget that,” he said. With his roots deeply embedded in the high peaks and low valleys of Western North Carolina, Nicholson perpetuates the friendliness, hospitality and musicianship he was taught by those who he was raised around. “Whenever we’re on the road, we brag about how the people are and how proud we are to be from Western North Carolina,” he said. “And that’ll never change as long as I’m playing music.”

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What sounded like a jet engine echoed out of the building tucked away on the hill.

Peering into the large bay doors of the metal studio at the Jackson County Green Energy Park (JCGEP) in Dillsboro, one can see that the booming noise is coming from a foundry in the corner used to turn metals into molten liquid for casting. “It’s surprising how thin the molten metal gets,” said Timm Muth, director of the JCGEP. “It pours out like Kool-Aid when I was expecting it to be like honey. It comes out quick and makes it a little scary.” Fueled by methane from a now-closed county landfill The Jackson County next door, the foundry is Green Energy Park is known as the only one of its located at 100 Green kind in the world to run Energy Park Rd. in entirely on the sustainable Dillsboro. For information, gas. The highly flammable tours, or studio space gas produces a large flame availability, contact Timm that shoots out of the small Muth at 828-631-0271, opening at the top of the email info@JCGEP.org, or barrel. With temperatures visit www.jcgep.org. hovering around 2,200 degrees, the high level of heat is needed to properly melt down the bronze (melting point of 1,742 degrees) and aluminum (melting point of 1,220 degrees). Since its creation in 2005, the JCGEP has led the way in Western North Carolina in being able to transform the discarded waste of the past into renewable and reusable resources for the future. With over 30 years of experience in the energy industry, Muth is leading that charge, and the results have been quite plentiful. “As renewable energy resources become more important and more widely accepted, the JCGEP can expand its role as a leading example of community scale use,” he said.

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Turning the past into the future Jackson County’s Green Energy Park

Director of Jackson County’s Green Energy Park, Timm Muth (above) carefully places bronze into the foundry to mold the metal for casting. The park’s foundry runs on sustainable methane from a landfill nearby, as do greenhouses and artist spaces (inset). GARRET K. WOODWARD PHOTO (ABOVE) • ASHLEY T. EVANS PHOTO (INSET)

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One of the many key partnerships emerging from the park, Western Carolina University teams up the school and its students with the facility and other members of the community like Tracy Kirchmann (above) and Aaron Shufelt (below). ASHLEY T. EVANS PHOTOS

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Last year was monumental for the facility. Alongside four gallery showings for resident artists in 2012, the space also held special glass and pottery demonstrations, a youth arts festival (attracting around 1,500 people) and continued to increase its social and media presence within the region and beyond. “Art is a vital element in almost any successful community,� Muth said. “The JCGEP helps to get more community members involved in art, and expands their appreciation in such.� Pushing steadily into the future, the park now offers an array of programs and departments for public use, which include a glass studio, blacksmith/metal foundry, ceramics kiln, greenhouse, art gallery and sculpture garden. Muth sees the next step being able to establish the “Friends of the Green Energy Park� into a See GREEN ENERGY, page 16 J AC KSON COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERC E

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“This facility … shows that even with meager resources, small communities can find ways to meet their own energy needs and expand their economic opportunities.” — TIMM MUTH, GREEN ENERGY PARK DIRECTOR

One of the many aspects of the Green Energy Park, bronze casting takes the solid metal and melts it down with temperatures hovering around 2,000 degrees. ASHLEY T. EVANS PHOTO

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Panthertown one of the gems of Jackson County Burt Kornegay gets a little nostalgic thinking about the wildness that once enveloped Panthertown. The bowl-like 6,700-acre valley flanked by granite domes — known as Yosemite of the East — perches on the Cashiers plateau, its waterfall-laden streams feeding the headwaters of the Tuckaseegee River. It’s a place of sheer rock faces and diverse vegetation. In the old days, visible campsites were few. You could stake claim to your very own waterfall. Encounters on the trail were modest. There were no signposts or trail markers. “That is one of the things that drew people to it. It was a wild experience to find your way around. You had to be somewhat trail savvy,” said Kornegay, who runs the guide service and outfitter Slickrock Expeditions. For years, the only maps of Panthertown trails were stick figure diagrams passed

Burt Kornegay has mapped the once obscure trails of Panthertown Valley, a 6,700 acre valley considered to be the Yosemite of the East. DONATED PHOTOS

amongst fellow hikers. But as Panthertown’s popularity grew, lost hikers became more common. So Kornegay finally committed the trail system to paper in the mid-90s, drawing lines on a topo map as he hiked. “I knew the Valley the way I do my house,” said Kornegay, an authority on Panthertown. Kornegay’s maps went fast, with more than 10,000 sold since the first edition. Once considered a “best-kept secret,” the popularity of Panthertown is easy to understand. The influx of people to the Cashiers and Sapphire area is a big factor. “Panthertown is close to many developments,” Kornegay said. “Those developments have people in them who are very outdoorsy and like to hike.”

There are numerous self-appointed trail docents in Panthertown, what Kornegay described as “unofficial and surreptitious trail building and maintenance.” “It has been an all-in-the-family kind of recreation area,” Kornegay said. But one man can take credit for many of Panthertown’s trails — Carlton McNeil. Until passing away, McNeil hiked into Panthertown from his neighboring home almost daily. “He would find a pretty place and just make a trail to it,” Kornegay said. “He was a short, little, skinny guy and he cut out just enough room for a short, little, skinny guy to hike.” But as more people followed in his footsteps, the trail would grow. “There are trails now well-beaten that when I started running trips were the faintest of trails most people would have a hard time following,” Kornegay said. These days, taking care of the trails is one of the main jobs undertaken by the Friends of Panthertown, a nonprofit entity. In 2010, at the request of U.S. Forest Service, and due to many visitors getting lost in Panthertown, Friends of Panthertown funded and installed trail-head bulletin boards with maps, and trail markers with trail usage designations at each of the major intersections. Between the trail markers and maps that are now available (including Kornegay’s), usage is up.

Go hike Trail maps of Panthertown Valley can be purchased at Highland Hiker in Highlands and Blackrock Outdoors in Sylva. Or go to www.slickrockexpeditions.com, or send $6 to Slickrock Expeditions, P.O. Box 1214, Cullowhee, NC 28723.

Help out The Friends of Panthertown is a nonprofit that works in conjunction with the U.S. Forest Service to maintain this treasured wilderness area. Call 828-269-HIKE (4453); email friends@panthertown.org; or visit www.panthertown.org.

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Bringing back the Cullowhee lily An effort to re-establish the Cullowhee lily on the Western Carolina University campus got underway this past fall with a fundraising drive, a bulb sale and ceremonial planting in the Centennial Garden. A white flower with six petals formally called the Zephyranthes atamasca, the Cullowhee lily once common at Western Carolina now grows in only a few spots on campus. Some speculate the water-loving plant began to disappear from the Cullowhee region when the low valley wetlands were drained first for farm use then later during con-

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struction. The proliferation of aggressive kudzu along the river banks may have been another factor in the disappearance of this non-competitive lily. A committee of WCU alumni, staff and community members began meeting in spring 2012 out of a desire to bring the Cullowhee lily back and to do so in a way that also raises money for the WCU Alumni Scholarship Fund. “In cultivating the lily we are also cultivating our heritage and our students,� said Susan Belcher, wife of Chancellor David O. Belcher and a leader in the initiative. Supporters of the Cullowhee lily initiative who give a $50 donation toward planting and maintaining a lily bed on campus and supporting the WCU Alumni Scholarship Fund will be honored as charter members of the Cullowhee Lily Society. Those who donate $250 will receive a framed limited edition and numbered photo of the Cullowhee lily printed on canvas and signed by Chancellor David O. Belcher. As of the end of 2012, nearly $6,000 had been raised for the scholardship fund. Dr. Frances Owl-Smith, president-elect of the WCU Alumni Board of Directors, said she is particularly excited that the effort will support scholarships. “This cannot be more appreciated at this time of economic stress for our students in need of financial support who want to receive their education at this fine university,� said Owl-Smith. To volunteer to assist with the initiative, contact Cindi Magill with the Office of Alumni Affairs at 828-227-7335 or magill@wcu.edu. Direct gifts to the Alumni Association Scholarship also can be made online at give.wcu.edu.

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Everyone likes a good deal. In Jackson County, we have a plethora of antique stores, second-hand shops and consignment botiques that stock everything from cheap and funky clothes to one-of-a-kind heirlooms. Visiting these stores is more like a treasure hunt than a typical shopping excursion. But today, “junkin” is more than just about saving money. It’s also rewarding to find new uses for vintage clothing and furniture that other people would rather discard. As the saying goes, “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” And one more point about many of these stores: the proceeds benefit some of the charitable institutions and nonprofits in Jackson County that provide 20

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much-needed help to our neighbors. So go find your own treasure. You can save money, reuse someone’s refuse, and help your neighbors all at the same time.

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April “Dixie” Brendel found her heart in downtown Sylva. Owner of Finders Keepers, Brendle is all smiles about how her business has taken off in Jackson County. Focusing on home and garden décor, vintage and antique items, the business has garnered a loyal following since opening its doors in April 2012. “I’m just amazed that I’ve made it work and put it all together,” she chuckled. “I’ve been really excited with feedback from the community.” A lifelong Sylva resident, Brendle was a jack-of-all-trades, working for a hospital or selling T-shirts, but something didn’t feel right. She wanted more, and that something was her own store where she could share unique items. It was a passion — APRIL “DIXIE” BRENDLE, that originated OWNER OF FINDERS KEEPERS from her childhood, going to her aunt’s house and being in wonder of all the things displayed in her home. “I always looked forward to going to her place and looking at all of the old things,” she said. “I’d go around with her to auctions, digging around boxes and trying to find cool stuff.” Eventually, that deep urge molded itself into a dream, which pushed forward into a reality that came to fruition in 2009. “[I thought], ‘This is what you love, why aren’t you doing this?’” she said. So, she opened Whistlin’ Dixie in Dillsboro, a location that harbored an array of vintage and antique pieces, with an aim to accessorize a garden or home to the variety of tastes each customer may have. But, Brendle felt the space was too small, especially if she wanted to add in a furniture component to the business. “[Whistlin’ Dixie] was on a smaller scale, more touristfocused, with more crafts,” she said. “It was halfway where my heart was, and I just didn’t have the space.”

“I like having a shop like this here because there’s nothing else like it.”

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And when Cope’s Superette and Newsstand, a legendary Sylva business, decided to vacate its downtown building, Brendle jumped on the opportunity. She now had the room to grow and could offer spaces on the property to be rented and used by other vendors looking to promote and sell their items. “I love the vibe here,” she said. “It’s very eclectic, a little piece of Asheville sitting right here in Sylva.” With more than 50 people (vendors and consigners) involved with Finders Keepers, the business continues to grow as each person brings forth their ideas alongside their hard-tofind pieces. Those curious can buy, sell or trade, with a comfortable atmosphere always at the forefront. Classic rock music wafts through the building, while a cozy ambiance immediately greets visitors.

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“When I started this business, I wanted to rent spaces to other vendors who have the same vision as I do,” she said. Specializing in mid-20th century furniture, vintage/retro lighting and antique garden decorations, Brendle also offers handmade soaps and jewelry, a craft she greatly enjoys doing. She hopes to expand as things move along, with aspirations to take on more vendors. “It’s a real good mix of old and little bit of new,” she said. “We’re always looking for ways to grow and there are more vendors wanting to come in.” Brendle is optimistic about the economic climate of Jackson County. She’s eager to get involved more with the business community and sees a lot of opportunity for Sylva. It’s a town within reach of numerous people, places and possibilities, and Finders Keepers is right in the middle of it all. “It’s a funky shop,” she said. “And I like having a shop like this here because there’s nothing else like it.”


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The Hart of what matters Tapping into the spirit of Appalachia

What started out as helping his father eventually led to a career for Dave Hart. Co-owner of Nichols House Antiques in downtown Sylva, Hart spent his younger years clearing out and renovating homes in Florida that his father bought in an effort to revitalize and save unique buildings. “And I started collecting things,” he said. “We’d find items to fill up the homes we restored. We felt it was better to sell a furnished home, rather than an empty one.” Continuing in the profession, Hart then found himself looking for a second home in Western North Carolina. He landed in Sylva, a location that had a certain charm to it. “I just fell in love with the town,” he said. “I really like the tourists and the locals. Everybody is great. It’s a place you really want to recommend to people to come and visit.” Hart crossed paths with Pat Kessing, a Virginian who also shared an interest in collecting and selling antiques. The duo decided to go into business together. And when the historical Nichols House came on the market, they seized the opportunity. Purchasing the building, they stripped it down and renovated the property, transforming it into an elegant structure in the heart of Jackson County. “When we opened in 2008, we wanted to be a part of the community, but offer something different,” Hart said. “We don’t want to be your typical mall space or thrift store, we want things of great interest at a great price.” Taking a more high-end approach, Nichols House Antiques looks for certain pieces that can make a room pop or fill a house with traditional wares of Southern Appalachia. Hart is amazed at some of the things, once tossed out or taken for granted, that are making a comeback. “There’s stuff from the 1960s, like metal cabinets and lockers, that were considered ‘crap’ and thrown out,” he said. “Now they’re antiques, now people want those things, and I can see why.”

Co-owner of Nichols House Antiques in downtown Sylva, Dave Hart aims to offer higher-end antique and decorative items, which can be used to furnish a home, cabin or office. MARK HASKETT PHOTOS

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“When a customer steps out of the crowd, you want to be the one they think of when they’re looking for something.” — DAVE HART, CO-OWNER OF NICHOLS HOUSE ANTIQUES

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With those highly desirable finds, Hart said it takes years of trial and error, of combing through auctions and estate sales to truly know what to not only know what to look for, but also know exactly how much it’s worth. “Sometime people have this false perception of what things are worth,” he said. “Nothing is worth anything, only if somebody is willing to buy something.” Harts also points to the advantages of sav-

ing and preserving what he finds and what comes into the shop. The mere fact of reusing something from the past, and finding new ways to incorporate it into modern societal needs, is a win-win for him. “Now we have a culture where people recycle,” he said. “This is another way we’re recycling and reusing these items.” Though the national economy is slowing coming back, Hart feels Jackson County is on

the rise again. He feels the ups and downs of the scene will filter out, leaving businesses to prosper once again in Western North Carolina. “The economy is going to come back, and is already in some ways,” he said. “You always keep improving. When a customer steps out of the crowd, you want to be the one they think of when they’re looking for something.” Coming into his fourth decade in the antique industry, Hart said it never ceases to amaze him the things he finds and the people he crosses paths with. It’s been a bountiful career for him, one that continually teaches him something new everyday. “It all pretty much works hand-in-hand,” he said. “You do learn a lot from other people, other vendors and shop owners. You never stop learning.”

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Three years ago, Melissa Rogers was a marketing professional, a tough job in an even tougher economy. She had an idea to open a consignment shop, a dream she had been toying with for a while. “I just wanted to have my own business and thought this one would work,” she said. “And obviously, I’m a girl, so I like clothes and fashion. I decided to combine my interests.” In September 2009, Rogers opened Sassy Girls Consignment in Sylva. The shop is a place that provides women of Jackson County and beyond with affordable clothing and accessories, attainable designer items, full of style and taste, that never compromise one’s budget. “We focus on women and juniors, and carry everything that has to do with a woman,” she said. “We started out with half the racks we have now and just have expanded. It’s been amazing.” When she sat down to write out her vision for the business, Rogers wanted to create a place where women didn’t feel shortchanged, where they could come get quality clothes at a fair price. She points out that a lot of women spend their time and money on husbands and children, thus leaving little left for themselves. “And you might not take the time to care for yourself,” she said. “Women’s clothes are expensive and they want to change up their look a little more, and here we give them a way to do that and still stay on a budget.” On opening day, Rogers was excited to see her dream come to fruition. Through Facebook and word-of-mouth, there was an immediate following, one that has grown exponentially since. Besides Jackson County customers, others have wandered in

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from all over Western North Carolina, Georgia and Florida. “It’s been a very successful business,” she smiled. “I don’t think we’ve changed from what we initially thought, but it has exploded in how much we do.” From sweaters to dresses, jewelry to purses, the shop offers an endless variety of brands. There are vintage items from older clients and newer designs from tourists passing through the region. This wide spectrum makes the location as sought-after as what is displayed on the shelves and in the racks.

“A lot of women who come in genuinely want your input and help. It’s a lot of fun, and we enjoy doing it.” — MELISSA ROGERS, OWNER OF SASSY GIRLS CONSIGNMENT

“There are so many different styles and personalities,” Rogers said. “You have these purses that grandmothers bring in and I can’t tell you how excited these young girls are when they find these purses.” The idea behind consignment shops is to facilitate a continual flow of items and customers in a comfortable, embracing environment. With over 1,200 customers in their database, Sassy Girl clients bring in their discarded clothing and accessories, to which the shop figures out what they can sell and not sell. From there, the store will give the client 40 percent of the selling price, money that can be applied to store credit or a check that can be given the following month. “What makes me happy is that people trust us,” Rogers said. “We’ll do our best to sell their clothing at a reasonable price and help them make a little extra money.” When someone walks into the shop, Rogers wants each woman to feel welcome and not pressured to buy something. And, if they need it, help will always be available for those curious how an outfit or accessory may look on them. “Here, we encourage them to try things on that may be out of their comfort zone,” she said. “A lot of women who come in genuinely want your input and help. It’s a lot of fun, and we enjoy doing it.” And with the shop expanding further into the closets of Western North Carolina, Rogers has never lost sight of that original dream. She’s proud to be apart of the Jackson County economy, something that holds true with the original intent of her business. “We want you to feel like a million dollars, but only spend 20 bucks,” she said. “And, you can’t beat that.”

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The thrill of the chase One man’s find is another man’s treasure

Though he may not look 75, Marion Jones will be the first to say otherwise. “I used to think I was getting lazy, but I’m just getting old,” he chuckled. Moving back and forth in his trusty rocking chair, situated squarely in the middle of his shop, Jones was born and raised in Jackson County. He’s a beloved father and husband, and also the owner of Jones Country Store, a vibrant antique business in the hustle and bustle of downtown Sylva. “[Antiquing] has been good to me, not always monetarily, but it keeps you busy and gives you something to do,” he said. When he got out of high school in the late 1950s, Jones went to seek his fortune in Florida. After that didn’t pan out as he had planned, he and some friends signed up for the Navy Air Corps. Finding himself in jet engine maintenance, he enjoyed the work, but, when he finished his service and headed back to Western North Carolina, there was no need for those skills.

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Owner of Jones Country Store, “There was no demand for Marion Jones has been a picker for jet maintenance in Jackson most of his life, sifting through old County,” he said. “So, I went barns, flea markets and auctions in search of that one special item. Jones back to school at Western (right) is pictured with his grandson at Carolina University and studhis shop. MARK HASKETT PHOTO ied business administration.” Soon, he was married (and has been for the last 51 years to his wife, Wanda) with children. Getting a position as a driver’s license examiner for the local DMV, Jones did that for a period before landing in the county district attorney’s office as a mediator for intricate criminal court cases. It was a pilot program, funded by the federal government, which resulted in Jones as the first mediator in the history of the state. “Sometimes the judges would have me do certain cases they didn’t even want to go near,” he laughed. “We had this one case years ago that involved 16 warrants, and the judge knew it would tie up the court for weeks, so I had to take care of it.” Retiring from the office in 1986, Jones decided to open an antique business in Dillsboro, something that brought forth his lifelong hobby of pickin’ and collecting. He started his hobby at renowned flea markets around the south, going with friends who were pickers and knew the ins and outs of the industry.


“I just started buying whatever I liked, and I didn’t know what I liked until I saw it,” he said. “Back then, you could find some good stuff. It’s a lot harder these days. I think everyone is hoarding things like me, I suppose.” Now in downtown Sylva, the walls of the store are adorned with innumerable items, many of which Jones has a story for. It’s about preserving the history of the region and being able to explore your homeland, seeing places and meeting people you might not have crossed paths with otherwise. “That’s what I love about this business, being able to talk to folks from all around the country,” he said. And as his hobby grew exponentially, Jones decided not to step on his wife’s toes, thus putting most of the collection in storage. But, once in awhile, he would sneak things into their home here and there. As he began selling to other collectors, he remembers going to grab an item he snuck into the house. “[My wife] asked what I was doing and I told her I was selling the piece,” he smiled. “She said she liked it and wanted it to stay where it was. I knew, even then, that I had won and you don’t win too much with your wife.” Nowadays, though his wanderings and purchases may have slowed down, Jones still loves the thrill of the chase, of tracking down that one key item to display in his store and

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home or gift to a friend or family member. These days, you can find him moving back and forth in his rocking chair, chatting up the history of Southern Appalachia (and a few tall tales) with his peers who come and sit with him in the store. “When they leave and go home, I usually do too,” he said. “I tell them I got to get home and do some mechanic work. They say, ‘Mechanic work?’ and I say, ‘Yeah, I’ve got to put a rear end in the recliner.’”

“I just started buying whatever I liked, and I didn’t know what I liked until I saw it.” — MARION JONES, OWNER OF JONES COUNTRY STORE

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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 jbhill4563@gmail.com www.eagletaxbreaks.com H & R Block (828) 586-8159 162 Sylva Plaza • Sylva, NC 28779 jelder1@aol.com • www.hrblock.com Stephanie H. Manka, CPA (828) 586-0134 201 Bonnie Lane • Sylva, NC 28779 smcpa@morrisbb.net Sylva Office Support, Inc. d/b/a Price Accounting (828) 631-1313 773 West Main St. • Sylva, NC 28779 bibi@peoplepc.com

ACCUPUNCTURE Andrea & the 3 Healing Disciplines (828) 586-6336 68 Asheville Hwy. • Sylva, NC 28779 andreaford@peoplepc.com www.andreahealing.blogspot.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

ATTORNEYS

WNC Insider (828) 606-2513 62 Edwin Place • Asheville, NC 28801 wncinsider@gmail.com wncinsider.com

Western Carolina Rentals.com (828) 586-2460 414A West Main St. • Sylva, NC 28779 erik.enberg@gmail.com www.wcrentals.com

AIRPORTS

APPLIANCE REPAIR

Asheville Regional Airport (828) 684-2226 708 Airport Rd. • Fletcher, NC 28732 tkinsey@flyavl.com www.flyavl.com

Vance Hardware & Applianaces (828) 586-4251 634 W. Main St. • Sylva, NC 28779 vancehardware@hotmail.com

Jackson County Airport (828) 586-0321 626 Airport Rd. • Sylva, NC 28779 mc_smokies@yahoo.com

ARCADES

Coward, Hicks & Siler, PA (Franklin) (828) 524-6475 43 West Main St. • Franklin, NC 28734 heatherbaker994@gmail.com www.cowardhicksandsiler.com/ our-offices/coward-hicks-and-silerfranklin-nc-offices/

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

Earwood & Moore, PLLC (828) 339-1010 559 W. Main St. • Sylva, NC 28779 sharon@earwoodandmoore.com www.earwoodandmoore.com

Fun Factory in the Smokies (828) 349-8888 1024 Georgia Rd • Franklin, NC 28734 alysia@thefactory.bz www.funfactoryinthesmokies.com

Melrose, Seago & Lay, P.A. 828-586-3200 2775 Hwy. 74 East • Sylva, , NC 28779 bryson@mountainverdict.com www.mountainverdict.com

ARCHITECTS

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

ANTIQUES Finders Keepers (828) 586-8959 635 Mill St. • Sylva, NC 28779 whistlingdixieusa@gmail.com Jones Country Store & Museum (828) 507-2758 494 West Main St. • Sylva, NC 28779 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 theoldmill1886@netzero.net www.CherokeeMill.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 Jackson Village Apartments (828) 586-4272 45 Winterhaven Dr. • Sylva, NC 28779 jacksonvillage@frontier.com

Real Estate Buyers Guide, The 828-349-5845 208 E Palmer St • Franklin, NC 28734 lukeb@dnet.net www.therebg.com

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

Silver Star Promotions (828) 586-8636 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 summitatcullowhee.com

Coward, Hicks & Siler, P.A. (828) 586-2147 705 West Main St. • Sylva, NC 28779 jkcoward@chspa.com www.cowardhicksandsiler.com

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

Pavey Law Firm, P.A. (828) 586-8987 33 Dillsboro Rd. • Sylva, NC 28779 anne.masson@pdlawnc.com https://www.pdlawnc.com

ARTS & CRAFTS Dogwood Crafters (828) 586-2248 90 Webster St. • Dillsboro, NC 28725 Brendaanders@frontier.com www.dogwoodcrafters.com Green Energy Park - Jackson County (828) 631-0271 100 Green Energy Park Rd. Dillsboro, NC 28725 info@jcgep.org www.jcgep.org Mountain Artisans (828) 524-3405 155 N Womack St • Franklin, NC 28734 djhunter@dnet.net www.mountainartisans.net Riverwood Pottery (828) 586-3601 60 Craft Circle (Riverwood Shops) • Dillsboro, NC 28725 riverwoodpottery@frontier.com www.riverwoodpottery.com Stuff and Such (828) 497-2393 29 Main St. • Whittier, NC 28789 joverock@gte.net Tree House Pottery (828) 631-5100 148 Front St. • Dillsboro, NC 28725 treehousepottery@hotmail.com www.treehousepotterync.com

Ridenour, Murphy & Goss , PA (828) 586-3131 21 Colonial Square • Sylva, NC 28779 sylvalawyers@hotmail.com www.sylvalawyers.com Thomas R. Crawford Law Firm (828) 586-1013 180 Jackson St. • Sylva, NC 28779 trc@crawford-lawfirm.net www.thomascrawfordlaw.com

ATTRACTIONS Cherokee Fun Park (828) 497-5877 1897 Tsali Blvd. 441 N Cherokee, NC 28719 herzog@entechcreative.com www.cherokeefunparknc.com Country Side Lanes (828) 631-4754 347 Jackson Plaza • Sylva, NC 28779 countrysidelanes@frontier.com www.countrysidebowling.com Great Smoky Mountains Railroad, Inc. (828) 586-8811 226 Everett St. • Bryson City, NC 28713 kimalbritton@gsmr.com www.gsmr.com

Nantahala River Gem Mine (828) 488-6345 12121 Hwy. 19 West • Bryson City, NC 28713 bdills@swain.main.nc.us www.carolinaoutfitters.com Old Mill 1886, The (828) 497-6536 3082 US 441 North • Whittier, NC 28789 theoldmill1886@netzero.net www.CherokeeMill.com Rafting With My Kids (828) 586-3510 5427 Hwy, 74 W • Whittier, NC 28789 info@raftingwithmykids.com www.raftingwithmykids.com Rolling Thunder River Co. (828) 488-2030 10160 Hwy. 19W • Bryson City, NC 28713 rafting@RollingThunderRiverCo.com www.RollingThunderRiverCo.com Santa’s Land (828) 497-9191 571 Wolfetown Rd. • Cherokee, NC 28719 santa@santaslandnc.com www.santaslandnc.com Smoky Mountain Gold & Ruby Mine (828) 497-6574 441 North - Downtown Cherokee Cherokee, NC 28719 santa@santaslandnc.com www.smgrm.com

AUCTIONS 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 Dillsboro Automotive (828) 586-1298 18 JSD Farms Rd. • Sylva, NC 28779 dillsboroautomotive@frontier.com www.dillsboroautomotive.com Professional Brake & Tire (828) 631-3480 509 D Asheville Hwy. • Sylva, NC 28779 bhcagle@gmail.com Smart Choice Auto Sales (828) 631-4425 1188 W. Main St. • Sylva, NC 28779 tarheelrob1@hotmail.com Tims Auto Parts (828) 586-6569 509 Asheville Hwy. • Sylva, NC 28779 Marciagjones@gmail.com

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BANKS

BOOKSTORES

B B & T of Sylva (828) 586-8954 186 Grindstaff Cove Rd. • Sylva, NC 28779 jbrant@bbandt.com

City Lights Bookstore (828) 586-9499 3 East Jackson St • Sylva, NC 28779 more@citylightsnc.com www.citylightsnc.com

First Citizens Bank (828) 586-5566 609 West Main St. • Sylva, NC 28779 jan.revis@firstcitizens.com www.firstcitizens.com Jackson Savings Bank, SSB (828) 586-2451 741 West Main St. • Sylva, NC 28779 jacksonsavebk@dnet.net Macon Bank (828) 631-9700 498 E. Main St. • Sylva, NC 28779 rkirkpatrick@maconbank.com www.maconbank.com

Friends of the Jackson County Library (828) 586-1221 536 W Main St • Sylva, NC 28779 info@jacksoncountylibraryfriends.org Jacksoncountylibraryfriends.org River Jordan Christian Store, The (828) 586-2000 36 Allen St. • Sylva, NC 28779 customerservice@theriverjordan.biz www.theriverjordan.biz

BOUTIQUES

SunTrust (828) 586-1300 624 West Main St • Sylva, NC 28779 lisa.smallwood@suntrust.com www.suntrust.com

Cheddar Box (828) 586-4442 104 Front St • Dillsboro, NC 28725 mountaindivadillsboro@gmail.com

United Community Bank (828) 631-9166 1640 East Main St. • Sylva, NC 28779 becky_reeves@ucbi.com www.ucbi.com

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

BED & BREAKFASTS/ COUNTRY INNS BUILDERS/ CONTRACTORS/ Balsam Mountain Inn (828) 456-9498 DEVELOPER 68 Seven Springs Dr • Balsam, NC 28707 merrily@balsaminn.net www.balsaminn.net

Chalet Inn, The (828) 586-0251 285 Lone Oak Dr. • Dillsboro, NC 28725 paradisefound@chaletinn.com www.chaletinn.com Dillsboro Inn (828) 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 Jarrett House (828) 586-0265 The Jarrett House • Dillsboro, NC 28725 j.house@morrisbb.net www.jarretthouse.com River Lodge Bed & Breakfast, The (828) 293-5431 619 Roy Tritt Rd. • Cullowhee, NC 28723 cathy@riverlodge-bb.com www.riverlodge-bb.com

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

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America’s Home Place, Inc (Franklin) (828) 858-1980 335 NP&L Loop • Franklin, NC 28734 stacyb@americashomeplace.com www.americashomeplace.com/ franklin_new_homes.htm Beasley Builders, Inc. (828) 631-1512 1878 US 441 S • Sylva, NC 28779 beasleybuilders@yahoo.com Goshen Timber Frames, Inc. (828) 524-8662 37 Phillip St. • Franklin, NC 28734 info@goshenframes.com www.timberframemag.com Preserve at Rock Creek (828) 577-0583 10 W. Whitetail Dr. • Sapphire, NC 28774 info@preserveatrockcreek.com www.rockcreeknc.com R.L. Wright Construction, Inc. (828) 586-6587 186 Wildbird Lane • 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

BOOKKEEPING

BUSINESS ASSISTANCE

Sylva Office Support, Inc. d/b/a Price Accounting (828) 631-1313 773 West Main St. • Sylva, NC 28779 bibi@peoplepc.com

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

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Mountain Bizworks (828) 253-2834 153 S Lexington Ave. • Asheville, NC 28801 joann@mountainbizworks.org www.mountainbizworks.org

Blevins Vacation Cabins (813) 785-1135 14 Bell St. • Whittier, NC 28789 blevinscabins@aol.com www.dnet.net/blevinscabins/

Hemlock Hill Lakefront Cottage (843) 422-0112 Lake Glenville • Glenville, NC 28736 bernadineslove@cashiersnc.com www.cashiersnc.com

SCC Small Business Center (828) 339-4218 447 College Dr. • Sylva, NC 28779 s_haynes@southwesterncc.edu www.southwesterncc.edu/economicdevelopment/small-business-center

Brethauer, Mel & Jane (828) 586-8459 287 Middle Ridge Rd • Sylva, NC 28779 mbrethauer3@gmail.com

Moose Creek Lodge, The (561) 964-5470 1436 Falling Leaf Trail • Sylva, NC 28779 kelleystree123@yahoo.com www.themoosecreeklodge.com

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

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

Mountain Brook Cottages (828) 586-4329 208 Mountain Brook Rd. Sylva, NC 28779 michele@mountainbrook.com www.mountainbrook.com

Sequoyah Fund, Inc. The (828) 497-8142 810 Acquoni Road/GLWC Cherokee, NC 28719 russseag@nc-cherokee.com www.sequoyahfund.org

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

Panther Creek Cabins (828) 497-2461 3542 Wrights Creek Rd. Cherokee, NC 28719 panthercreekcabins@gmail.com www.panthercreekresort.com

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

Cedar Cliff Lake House (800) 984-7680 136 Dars Lane • Tuckasegee, NC 28783 info@cedarclifflakehouse.com www.vrbo.com/285880

Red Canoe Lakefront Cottage (828) 422-0112 Lake Glenville • Cashiers, NC 28717 bernadineslove@cashiersnc.com cashiersnc.com

Cellars at Betty’s Creek, The (478) 320-2660 25 Pomme de Terre Rd. Sylva, NC 28779 thecellarsatbettyscreek.com www.thecellarsatbettyscreek.com

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

BUSINESS BROKERAGE & APPRAISAL SERVICE R.A. Kent Company. LLC (828) 550-1455 43 Amaroo Ridge • Sylva, NC 28779 rakcnfco@gmail.com kentappraisals.com

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

BICYCLE SHOP

Chestnut Creek Cabin (828) 586-9557 767 Chestnut Cove Rd. • Sylva, NC 28779 jannis@dnet.net www.franklin-chamber.com/ chestnutcreekcabin

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

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

CABINS/COTTAGES/ EFFICIENCIES/ CHALETS Along the River Cottage (800) 984-7680 369 Bugle Boy Lane • Cullowhee, NC 28723 info@alongtherivercottage.com www.alongtherivercottage.com

Fern Bank Lakefront Cottage (843) 422-0112 Lake Glenville • Cashiers , NC 28717 bernadineslove@cashiersnc.com www.cashiersnc.com Forget Me Not Getaway (828) 488-7500 83 Forget Me Not Lane Whittier, NC 28789 info@carolinamountainvacations.com www.carolinamountainvacations.com/Ca binRentals/NC_Cabins/ForgetMeNot.php Fox Hollow Lakefront Cottage (843) 422-0112 Lake Glenville • Glenville, NC 28736 bernadineslove@cashiersnc.com www.cashiersnc.com

Apple Dumplin’ Getaway (828) 293-7030 Shook Cove Rd. • Tuckasegee, NC 28783 beverlyt63@msn.com www.appledumplingetaway.com

Fox Hollow Retreat, LLC 828-507-1864 146 Fox Hollow Rd. Cullowhee, NC 28723-5128 foxhollowretreat@gmail.com www.foxhollowretreat.com

Arrowmont Stables & Cabins (828) 743-2762 276 Arrowmont Trail • Cullowhee, NC 28723 information@arrowmont.com www.arrowmont.com

Great Smoky Mountain Log Cabins (828) 497-6182 Olivet Church Rd. • Whittier, NC 28789 info@gsmcabins.com www.gsmcabins.com

Bear Trail Cabins (828) 331-0559 152 Gentle Ridge • Sylva, NC 28779 TerryStephenson1@bellsouth.net www.BearTrailCabins.com

Great Smoky’s Cabin Rentals (828) 488-4630 1560 Main St • Bryson City, NC 28713 rentals@4smokys.com www.4GSCR.com

Smoky Mountain Cabins (828) 538-1413 1 River St • Bryson City, NC 28713 info@mtvacd.com www.smokymountaincabins.travel Sunset Farm Cabins (828) 497-2200 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

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 92 KOA Kampground Rd. Cherokee, NC 28719 qdutcher@koa.net www.cherokeekoa.com


Flaming Arrow Campground, Inc. (828) 497-6901 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

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

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

CLOTHING Blackrock Outdoor Co. (828) 631-4453 570 W. Main St, • Sylva, NC 28779 blackrockoutdoor@gmail.com www.facebook.com/pages/ Blackrock-OutdoorCompany/94416887225 Country Road Farms (828) 586-5515 41 Hall Town Rd./Hwy. 441 S Sylva, NC 28779 crfng123@hotmail.com www.countryroadfarms.com

CHIROPRACTORS

Jackson’s General Store (828) 586-9600 582 West Main St. • Sylva, NC 28779 jacksonsgs@aol.com

Wilson Family Chiropractic (828) 587-2273 73 West Main St. • Sylva, NC 28779 katiewilsondc@sylvanc.net www.wilsonfamilychiropractic.net

Krismart Fashions (828) 586-6144 56 East MAin St • Sylva, NC 28779 kris2ks@aol.com

CHRISTIAN ENTERTAINMENT

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

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

Carolina Crossmen 828-507-1733 PO Box 2158 • Sylva, NC 28779 jon@carolinacrossmen.com www.carolinacrossmen.com

Arts Council of Jackson County (828) 354-0253 310 Keener St, Room 102 Sylva, NC 28779 sylviasmythe728@yahoo.com www.jacksoncountyarts.org

CARPET CLEANERS

Inspirations, The (828) 497-2060 5200 Hwy. 74 W. Suite 4 • Whittier, NC 28789 theinspirations@aol.com www.theinspirations.com

Moonshine Creek Campground & Cabins (828) 586-6666 2486 Dark Ridge Rd. • Sylva, NC 28779 moonshinecreek@hotmail.com www.moonshinecreekcampground.com Tuckaseegee RV Resort (828) 497-3598 78 Wilmont Rd. • Whittier, NC 28789 tuckaseegeerv@gmail.com www.tuckaseegeervresort.com

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 Service Master by Hooper (828) 586-5483 1744 Hwy. 441 S. • Sylva, NC 28779 servicemaster28779@frontier.com www.servicemasterbyhooper.com Sunshine Cleaners & Restoration, Inc. (828) 586-9324 28 CrossStitch Mtn Rd. • Sylva, NC 28779 sunshinecleanersnc@yahoo.com www.sunshinecleanersnc.com

CASINOS

Mountain Faith (828) 631-0808 138 Old Mater Farm Rd. • Sylva, NC 28779 sammac138@gmail.com www.mountainfaith.bandzoogle.com

CHRISTMAS TREE GROWERS Jackson County Christmas Tree Association (828) 506-2231 Sylva, NC 28779 rholquist@aol.com www.jacksoncountytrees.com

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

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

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

CATERERS

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

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 ZAXBY’S (828) 631-3100 284 East Main St. • Sylva, NC 28779 jorfoods@bellsouth.net www.zaxbys.com

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

Jackson County Visual Arts/Gallery One (828) 507-4248 604 West Main St. • Sylva, NC 28779 jimesmythe@mac.com Main Street Sylva Association (828) 586-2719 83 Allen St. • Sylva, NC 28779 proberson@townofsylva.org www.sylvabusiness.org Share Your Mission (828) 586-0094 138 Heavenly View • Sylva, NC 28779 winn@winnhenderson.com www.theultimatesecrettohappiness.com

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

Smoky Mountain Quilters Guild (828) 349-0883 nancileedills@gmail.com www.smokymtnquilters.org Sylva Garden Club (828) 293-9100 201 Cedar Creek Farm Rd. Tuckasegee, NC 28783 simplycharlotte11@yahoo.com

Hens and Chicks (828) 507-6056 24 Steeple Rd. • Sylva, NC 28779 rachelkoehler@bellsouth.net hensandchicks.biz

Sylva Lions Club (828) 506-5401 wnc.honeybee@gmail.com

Sassy Girls, Inc. (828) 586-3399 280 Marsh Lilly Dr. # A Sylva, NC 28779 melissarogers74@yahoo.com

Sylva Rotary Club (864) 630-5544 PO Box 465 • Sylva, NC 28779 lynlazar@gmail.com www.sylvarotaryclub.org WCU- Athletics (828) 227-7338 92 Catamount Road, Ramsey Center Cullowhee, NC 28723 jreaton@email.wcu.edu www.catamountsports.com WCU- Catamount Club (828) 227-3794 92 Catamount Rd. • Cullowhee, NC 28723 bradley@email.wcu.edu www.catamountsports.com Wilderness Society, The 828 587 9453 563 West Main St. Suite 1• Sylva, NC 28779 brent_martin@tws.org www.ncmountaintreasures.org

Dillsboro Merchant’s Association (828) 507-8972 468 Haywood Rd. Dillsboro, NC 28725 countrytraditions@frontier.com www.visitdillsboro.org

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

COMPUTER SALES & SERVICE

Jackson County Cooperative Extension (828) 586-4009 538 Scotts Creek Rd. • Sylva, NC 28779 robert_hawkencsu.edu www.jackson.ces.ncsu.edu

iSalve (828) 246-3660 3740 # 7 Hwy. 74 E • Sylva, NC 28779 iSalve.LLC@gmail.com www.isalve.com

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

CONFERENCE FACILITY

CLEANING

Jackson County Home Builders Association (828) 743-0278 209 Hwy. 107 N • Cashiers, NC 28717 hbajacksonco@aol.com www.jchba.org

Gunny Sac, Inc. (828) 788-0182 PO Box 107 • Whittier, NC 28789 liberty519@zitomedia.net

Blessings Closet, The (828) 631-0055 West Sylva Shopping Center Sylva, NC 28779 info@lifechallengewnc.org www.lifechallengewnc.org

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

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

Habitat for Humanity Macon/Jackson County NC 828 369-3716 167 Sloan Rd. • Franklin, NC 28734 hfhmc@dnet.net www.maconcountyhabitat.org/

CONSIGNMENT/ THRIFT STORE

High Hampton Inn & Country Club (828) 743-2411 1525 Hwy. 107 S • Cashiers, NC 28717 cmeads@highhamptoninn.com www.highhamptoninn.com WCU- Educational Outreach (828) 227-7397 138 Camp Building • Cullowhee, NC 28723 rgilman@wcu.edu • learn.wcu.edu

Teen Challenge of the Smokies, Inc. (828) 586-9966 4218 US Hwy. 441 S • Sylva, NC 28779 peggymphillips@yahoo.com www.teenchallengeofthesmokies.com

CONVENIENCE STORE/GAS STATION Caney Fork General Store (828) 293-7032 7032 Hwy. 107 • Cullowhee, NC 28723 mickliker@aol.com www.facebook.com/pages/ Caney-Fork-General-StoreGas/321435721220282

COUNSELING Jackson County Psychological Services (828) 586-6600 98 D. Cope Creek Rd. • Sylva, NC 28779 gmetcalf@jcpsmail.org www.jacksoncountyps.org

CREDIT UNIONS Champion Credit Union (828) 648-1515 1 Academy St. • Canton, NC 28716 ccu@championcu.com www.championcu.com Champion Credit Union (Waynesville) (828) 456-6268 311 Walnut St. • Waynesville, NC 28786 ccu@championcu.com www.championcu.com Mountain Credit Union (828) 586-0425 30 Hwy. 107 South • Sylva, NC 28779 TonjaBailey@mountaincu.org www.mountaincu.org State Employees’ Credit Union (828) 586-8921 1746 East Main St. • Sylva, NC 28779 jim.schwalm@ncsecu.org www.ncsecu.org

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CULTURAL ARTS Friends of the Arts 828-227-7028 389 Centennial Dr. • Cullowhee, NC 28723 cbthompson@email.wcu.edu www.wcu.edu/29235.asp Museum of the Cherokee Indian (828) 497-3481 589 Tsali Blvd. • Cherokee, NC 28719 kenblank@cherokeemuseum.org www.cherokeemuseum.org Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts (828) 524-1598 1028 Georgia Rd. • Franklin, NC 28734 Frankie.Reynolds@WNCfinearts.com www.greatmountainmusic.com Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center (828) 479-3364 121 Schoolhouse Rd. • Stecoah, NC 28771 beth@stecoahvalleycenter.com www.stecoahvalleycenter.com Unto These Hills (828) 497-2111 564 Tsali Blvd • Cherokee, NC 28719 lblythe.cha@gmail.com www.cherokeeadventure.com WCU- Bardo Arts Center (828) 227-2505 199 Centennial Dr. • Cullowhee, NC 28723 lormand@wcu.edu www.wcu.edu/fapac

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

Wolf Creek Tree Farm & Nursery, Inc. (828) 293-5115 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 mmurray@jcps.org www.jcps.k12.nc.us Southwestern Community College (828) 586-4091 447 College Dr. • Sylva, NC 28779 d_tomas@southwesterncc.edu www.southwesterncc.edu WCU- College of Business (828) 227-7412 104 Forsyth • Cullowhee, NC 28723 jhwilliams@wcu.edu www.wcu.edu/2517.asp Western Carolina University (828) 227-7100 501 HFR Admin Building Cullowhee, NC 28723 welcht@wcu.edu www.wcu.edu

ELECTRICAL CONTRACTING

DENTIST

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

John V. Edwards, DDS, PA (828) 586-8868 1609 East Main St. • Sylva, NC 28779 johnvedwardsddspa@frontier.com

ELECTRICAL POWER

LeMay, David M., D.D.S. (828) 586-2870 1259 Asheville Hwy. • Sylva, NC 28779 dr.lemay@me.com www.sylvasmiles.com

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

McGuire, David S., DDS, PA (828) 631-3283 45 King St. Suite 200 • Sylva, NC 28779 office@davidmcguire.com www.davidmcguire.com McGuire, F. Patrick, DDS, PA (828) 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 spillardsmd@frontier.com www.sylvadentist.com

DISTRIBUTORS Dodge Packaging Specialties, Inc. (828) 369-7584 733 Lake Emory Rd. • Franklin, NC 28734 DPackagingDean@morrisbb.net Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company, Inc. (828) 497-1235 180 Clearwood Rd. • Whittier, NC 28789 rbowers@pepsihky.com

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

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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 Great Smoky Mountains Railroad, Inc. (828) 586-8811 226 Everett St. • Bryson City, NC 28713 kimalbritton@gsmr.com www.gsmr.com Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort (828) 497-7777 777 Casino Dr. • Cherokee, NC 28719 brrobinson@cherokee.harrahs.com www.harrahscherokee.com

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Liars Bench Theater (828) 399-3653 236 Cherry St. • Sylva, NC 28779 garycarden498@aol.com Mountain Faith (828) 631-0808 138 Old Mater Farm Rd. Sylva, NC 28779 sammac138@gmail.com www.mountainfaith.bandzoogle.com Museum of the Cherokee Indian (828) 497-3481 589 Tsali Blvd. • 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

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

FINANCIAL SECURITY Northwestern Mutual (828) 316-9614 165 Country Club Dr. • Waynesville, NC 28786 stephen.mcneil@nmfn.com www.nmfn.com/stephenmcneil

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

Quin Theaters, INC. (828) 586-5659 10 East Sylva Shopping Center Sylva, NC 28779 maneypl@yahoo.com www.quintheater.com

Brookings Cashiers Village Outfitters (828) 743-3768 49 Pillar Dr. • Cashiers, NC 28717 info@brookingsonline.com www.brookingsonline.com

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

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

EVENT PLANNER Pinnacle Events 828-226-0181 PO Box 850 • Sylva, NC 28779 julie@pinnacleeventswnc.com www.pinnacleeventswnc.com

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

FARM SUPPLY Bryson Farm Supply (828) 586-6969 1552 E. Main St. • Sylva, NC 28779 debbhooper@gmail.com www.brysonfarmsupply.com

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

FARMS Shelton Family Farm (828) 497-5323 500 Thomas Cove Rd. Whittier, NC 28789 sheltonfamilyfarm@frontier.com sheltonfamilyfarm.com Thomas Berry Farm (828) 293-5132 78 Medallion Dr. • Cullowhee, NC 28723 jpelhamt@aol.com www.ncfarmfresh.com/ FarmMarketDisplay.asp?FarmID=1352

Fontana Guides (828) 736-2318 3336 Balltown Rd. • Bryson City, NC 28713 fishfontana@aol.com www.fontanaguides.com Hooker’s Fly Shop & Guide Service (828) 587-4665 546 W. Main St. • Sylva, NC 28779 hookersflyshop@yahoo.com www.hookersflyshop.com Tumbling Waters Campground & Trout Pond (828) 479-3814 1612 Panther Creek Rd. • Almond, NC 28702 tumblingwaterscg@yahoo.com www.tumblingwaters.com

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

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

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

FURNITURE/ DECOR Finders Keepers (828) 586-8959 635 Mill St. • Sylva, NC 28779 whistlingdixieusa@gmail.com Hopberry (828) 743-3254 262 Marsh Lilly Dr • Sylva, NC 28779 amyaalbury@gmail.com Sleep USA Mattress (828) 586-1199 334-B East Main St • Sylva, NC 28779 rjcampbell@dnet.net

GALLERIES 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 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 Lane • Whittier, NC 28789 trashmanhh@gmail.com www.HelpingHandsServiceCo.com

GEM MINING Old Mill 1886, The (828) 497-6536 3082 US 441 North • Whittier, NC 28789 theoldmill1886@netzero.net www.CherokeeMill.com

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

GIFTS B & B Gifts and Interior LLC (828) 586-1507 594 West Main St. • Sylva, NC 28779 bg52497@netzero.net Bradley’s General Store (828) 586-1888 52 Front St. • Dillsboro, NC 28725 roseann@bradleys-since1888.com www.bradleys-since1888.com

FUNERAL SERVICES/ CREMATION

City Lights Bookstore (828) 586-9499 3 East Jackson St. • Sylva, NC 28779 more@citylightsnc.com www.citylightsnc.com

Appalachian Funeral Services & Crematorium (828) 586-2444 165 Skyland Dr. • Sylva, NC 28779 eddie@appalachianfuneralservices.com www.appalachianfuneralservices.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 Golden Carp, The (828) 586-5477 107 Webster St. • Dillsboro, NC 28725 goldencarp609@aol.com www.thegoldencarp.com Jackson’s General Store (828) 586-9600 582 West Main St. • Sylva, NC 28779 jacksonsgs@aol.com Nancy Tut’s Christmas Shop (828) 586-5391 488 Haywood Rd. • Dillsboro, NC 28725 lisabpotts@aol.com www.nancytutschristmasshop.com Old Mill 1886, The (828) 497-6536 3082 US 441 North • Whittier, NC 28789 theoldmill1886@netzero.net www.CherokeeMill.com

GOLF & TENNIS Bear Lake Reserve Hospitality (828) 293-7414 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. • Sapphire, NC 28774 jgainey@spmresorts.com www.foxhuntsv.com Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort (828) 497-7777 777 Casino Dr. • Cherokee, NC 28719 brrobinson@cherokee.harrahs.com www.harrahscherokee.com High Hampton Inn & Country Club (828) 743-2411 1525 Hwy. 107 S • Cashiers, NC 28717 cmeads@highhamptoninn.com www.highhamptoninn.com Smoky Mountain Country Club (828) 497-7622 1300 Conleys Creek Rd. • Whittier, NC 28789 mike@carolinamountaingolf.com www.carolinamountaingolf.com

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

GOVERNMENT Dillsboro, Town of (828) 586-1439 42 Front St • Dillsboro, NC 28725 dillsboro@jackson.main.nc.us www.dillsboronc.info 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 allamericanpellets.com Goshen Timber Frames, Inc. (828) 524-8662 37 Phillip St. • Franklin, NC 28734 info@goshenframes.com www.timberframemag.com

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

GUTTER COVERS/CLEANING LeavesOut (828) 586-6904 193 Songbird Lane • Sylva, NC 28779 thechimsweep@gmail.com www.wnc-guttercovers.com

HARDWARE Vance Hardware & Applianaces (828) 586-4251 634 W. Main St. • Sylva, NC 28779 vancehardware@hotmail.com

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

HOLISTIC WELLNESS Andrea & the 3 Healing Disciplines (828) 586-6336 68 Asheville Hwy. • Sylva, NC 28779 andreaford@peoplepc.com www.andreahealing.blogspot.com Carole Lilly, LMBT (828) 507-9581 45 King St. • Sylva, NC 28779 carole@carolelillymassage.com www.carolelillymassage.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 73 West Main St. • Sylva, NC 28779 katiewilsondc@sylvanc.net www.wilsonfamilychiropractic.net

HOME MAINTENANCE/ INSPECTIONS

Hampton Inn and SuitesCashiers/Sapphire Valley (828) 743-4545 3245 Hwy. 64 E • Sapphire, NC 28774 hamptonsapphire@gmail.com www.blueridgemtnshotel.com

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

Holiday Inn Express & Suites of Dillsboro (828) 631-1111 26 Rufus Robinson Rd • Sylva, NC 28779 holidayinnexpressdillsboro@yahoo.com www.hiexpress.com/esdillsboronc

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

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

Hunter Enterprises (828) 450-3953 PO Box 81 • Webster, NC 28788 mjhunter41@live.com

Sylva Inn (828) 586-3315 2807 US Hwy. 74 East • Sylva, NC 28779 thesylvainn@gmail.com www.sylvainn49@yahoo.com

Lowes of Sylva (828) 586-1170 1716 N. Main St. • Sylva, NC 28779 timothy.r.hollifield@store.lowes.com www.lowes.com

HUMAN SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS

HORSEBACK RIDING

AWAKE, Inc (828) 586-3574 563 W Main St. • Sylva, NC 28779 awake.inc@frontier.com www.awakecacenter.org

Arrowmont Stables & Cabins (828) 743-2762 276 Arrowmont Trail Cullowhee, NC 28723 information@arrowmont.com www.arrowmont.com

Barium Springs - WNC (828) 586-8958 151 DeSoto Trail • Sylva, NC 28779 aweil@bariumsprings.org www.bariumsprings.org

Smokemont Riding Stable (828) 497-2373 135 Smokemont Riding Stable Cherokee, NC 28719 smokymtn@hughes.net www.smokemontridingstable.com

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

HOSPITALS Med-West Harris (828) 586-7432 68 Hospital Rd • Sylva, NC 28779 steve.heatherly@medwesthealth.org www.medwesthealth.org/ urgent_emergency_care.aspx

Entrepreneur Skills Network (828) 497-0160 8682 US Hwy. 74 West • Whittier, NC 28789 esn2assist@gmail.com www.advocatesforexcellence.org

HOTELS/MOTELS

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

Azalea Motel (828) 586-2051 97 Skyland Dr. • Sylva, NC 28779 Balsam Mountain Inn (828) 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 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 (828) 586-0251 285 Lone Oak Dr. • Dillsboro, NC 28725 paradisefound@chaletinn.com www.chaletinn.com Dillsboro Inn (828) 586-3898 146 North River Rd. Dillsboro, NC 28725 info@dillsboroinn.com www.dillsboroinn.com

Mountain Mediation Services (828) 631-5252 Jackson County Justice Center Rm. 254 Sylva, NC 28779 mmsbryson@dnet.net www.mountainmediation.org Mountain Projects, Inc. (828) 452-1447 2251 Old Balsam Rd. • Waynesville, NC 28786 pdowling@mountainprojects.org www.mountainprojects.org NC Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services (828) 586-4032 100 Bonnie Lane, Suite A • Sylva, NC 28779 robbie.benton@dhhs.nc.gov Reach of Macon County (828) 369-2040 158 Heritage Hollow Lane Franklin, NC 28734 reach@reachofmaconcounty.org www.reachofmaconcounty.org Region A Partnership for Children (828) 586-0661 116 Jackson St. • Sylva, NC 28779 officemanager@regionakids.org www.regionakids.org

Teen Challenge of the Smokies, Inc. (828) 586-9966 4218 US Hwy. 441 S • Sylva, NC 28779 peggymphillips@yahoo.com www.teenchallengeofthesmokies.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 www.jackthedippericecream.com

INSURANCE Allstate Insurance (828) 631-9455 36 Marsh Lily Dr. • Sylva, NC 28779 myramente@allstate.com www.allstate.com Jackson County Farm Bureau, Inc. (828) 586-8906 1627 East Main St. • Sylva, NC 28779 jennifer.nicholson@ncfbssc.com MetLife Financial Services (828) 586-0104 1260 W. Main St. • Sylva, NC 28779 bobcarpentersylvanc@gmail.com 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 State Farm Agency Recruiting (336) 294-5740 1501 Highwoods Blvd. Ste. 302 Greensboro, NC 27410 jeunesse.wright.md5h@statefarm.com State Farm Insurance (828) 586-4026 180 Webster Rd. • Sylva, NC 28779 charles@charleswwolfe.com www.statefarm.com Sylva Insurance Agency (828) 586-2512 470 West Main St. • Sylva, NC 28779 phyllissia592@frontier.com

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

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

INTERNET SERVICES

LIBRARY

Dnet Internet Services (828) 349-3638 189 E. Palmer St. • Franklin, NC 28734 smarketing@sitedart.net www.sitedart.net

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

Local Yokel Weather 704-962-0209 286 S Painter Rd • Cullowhee, NC 28723 localyokelweather@yahoo.com www.localyokelweather.com

INVESTMENT ADVISORS Edward Jones- Greene (828) 586-2292 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

LIQUOR SALES ABC Board of Sylva (828) 586-6280 30 E. Sylva Shopping Center • Sylva, NC 28779 sylvaabc@frontier.com abc.nc.gov/abc_boards/ county.aspx?county=Jackson

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

MAKEUP CONSULTANT Mary Dellinger - Mary Kay Consultant (828) 736-4402 64 Unity Rd. • Sylva, NC 28779 mdellinger3@marykay.com www.marykay.com/mdellinger3

MANUFACTURING

JEWELRY Finders Keepers (828) 586-8959 635 Mill St. • Sylva, NC 28779 whistlingdixieusa@gmail.com

Jackson Paper Manufacturing Co. (828) 586-5534 152 West Main St. • Sylva, NC 28779 tcampbell@jacksonpaper.net www.jacksonpaper-nc.com

Hollifield Jewelers (828) 586-4274 600 West Main St. • Sylva, NC 28779 holjwlrs@msn.com

T&S Hardwoods (828) 586-4044 3635 Skyland Dr. • Sylva, NC 28779 drowe.tshardwoods@yahoo.com

KITCHEN WARE

Webster Enterprises, Inc. (828) 586-8981 140 Little Savannah Rd. • Sylva, NC 28779 grobinson@websterenterprises.org www.websterenterprises.org

Ora Lee Davidson, Pampered Chef Director (828) 226-7759 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

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MASSAGE Andrea & the 3 Healing Disciplines (828) 586-6336 68 Asheville Hwy. • Sylva, NC 28779 andreaford@peoplepc.com www.andreahealing.blogspot.com

MOROTCYCLE/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

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

Skyland Care Center, Inc. (828) 586-8935 193 Asheville Hwy. • Sylva, NC 28779 sccadmissions@yahoo.com www.skylandcarecenternc.com

Vodak, Robert, Patron (828) 586-4246 133 Oakwood Lane • Sylva, NC 28779

Oconaluftee Indian Village (828) 497-2111 US Hwy. 441 North • Cherokee, NC 28719 lsquirrel@cherokeehistorical.org www.cherokeeadventure.com

OFFICE EQUIPMENT/ SUPPLIES

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

Advanced Business Equipment (828) 210-4305 3072 Sweeten Creek Rd. Asheville, NC 28803 scross@abecarolina.com www.abecarolina.com

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

WCU- Fine Arts Museum Bardo Art Center (828) 227-3591 Fine Art Museum • Cullowhee, NC 28723 mdewitt@wcu.edu fineartsmuseum.wcu.edu

Cherokee Office Supply (828) 497-7907 cherokeeofficesupply1@frontier.com www.cherokeeofficesupply.com

WCU- Mountain Heritage Center (828) 227-7129 WCU • 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 inyourearmusic@gmail.com

NATURAL GAS

Blackrock Outdoor Co. (828) 631-4453 570 W. Main St, • Sylva, NC 28779 blackrockoutdoor@gmail.com www.facebook.com/pages/BlackrockOutdoor-Company/94416887225 Brookings Cashiers Village Outfitters (828) 743-3768 49 Pillar Dr. • Cashiers, NC 28717 info@brookingsonline.com www.brookingsonline.com Hooker’s Fly Shop & Guide Service (828) 587-4665 546 W. Main St. • Sylva, NC 28779 hookersflyshop@yahoo.com www.hookersflyshop.com

NEWSPAPERS

PAINTING

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

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

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

PARKS & RECREATION

Country Road Farms (828) 586-5515 41 Hall Town Rd./Hwy. 441 S Sylva, NC 28779 crfng123@hotmail.com www.countryroadfarms.com 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 8833 Hwy. 107 • Cullowhee, NC 28723 wctf@frontier.com www.wolfcreektreefarm.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

PHYSICIANS OUTFITTERS

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

NURSERIES/ GREENHOUSES

PAWN SHOP

Jackson Co. Recreation/Parks Dept. (828) 293-3053 88 Cullowhee Mountain Rd. Cullowhee, NC 28723 jeffcarpenter@jacksonnc.org www.jacksonnc.org/ parks-and-recreation.html

PATRONS Espey, John and Martha (Patrons) (828) 452-3355 3543 Dark Ridge Rd. • Sylva, NC 28779 jeme205@knology.net Haire, Connie, Patron (828) 586-4091 Post Office Box 727 • Sylva, NC 28779 connie@southwesterncc.edu Joe Hamilton (828) 586-7530 401 Grindstaff Cove Rd. • Sylva, NC 28779 joehamilton@jacksonnc.org www.jacksonnc.org

NURSING HOME/ ASSISTED LIVING/ MEMORY CARE

Joe Sam Queen, Patron 58 Pigeon St. • Waynesville, NC 28786 joesam@joesamqueen.com joesamqueen.com

Mountain Trace Nursing & Rehab Center (828) 631-1600 417 Mountain Trace Rd. • Sylva, NC 28779 atoomey@adcarehealth.com

Norma Clayton (828) 631-1921 68 Montana Dr. • Sylva, NC 28779 normamedford@gmail.com

Current Dermatology (828) 631-1852 61 Bonnie Lane • Sylva, NC 28779 roros@currentdermatology.com Dogwood Wellness (828) 586-6262 114 W. Hemlock St. • Dillsboro, NC 28723 info@dogwoodwellness.com www.dogwoodwellness.com Mountain Ear, Nose & Throat Associates, PA (828) 586-7474 40 Mitchell Rd. • Sylva, NC 28779 www.mountainent.com Mountain Pathology Services (828) 586-7114 68 Hospital Road (Harris Regional Hospital Laboratory) • Sylva, NC 28779 Wellspring Family Practice (828) 586-7705 81 Medical Park Loop, Suite 202 • Sylva, NC 28779 Betty_Clayton@westcare.org

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

PREGNANCY CARE Smoky Mountain Pregnancy Care Center (828) 293-3600 4699 Little Savannah Rd. Cullowhee, NC 28723 outreachsmpccco@dnet.net www.smpcc.org Wellspring Family Practice (828) 586-7705 81 Medical Park Loop, Suite 202 Sylva, NC 28779 Betty_Clayton@westcare.org

PRINTING 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 ebateman@maconprinting.com www.maconprinting.com Print Haus, The (828) 586-4287 509 Asheville Hwy. - Suite B Sylva, NC 28779 jeff@theprinthaus.com www.theprinthaus.com Smoky Mountain News (828) 452-4251 9 N. Main St. • Waynesville, NC 28786 info@smokymountainnews.com www.smokymountainnews.com Sylva Herald Publishing Co., Inc., The (828) 586-2611 539 West Main St. • Sylva, NC 28779 news@thesylvaherald.com www.thesylvaherald.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 Sulphur 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 Silver Star Promotions (828) 586-8636 353 Bee Tree Knob Cemetery Rd. Whittier, NC 28789 silver@promostar.com www.promostar.com

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT/ RENTALS Home Away Solutions (828) 293-7032 7032 Hwy. 107 • Cullowhee, NC 28723 mickluker@aol.com

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

RACQUET CLUB Cedar Creek Racquet Club 828-743-9380 42 Racquet Club Dr. • Cashiers, NC 28717 shandback@cedarcreekracquetclub.com www.cedarcreekracquetclub.com/

RADIO STATION

RESORTS

540 am WRGC Radio (828) 586-2221 1846 Skyland Dr. • Sylva, NC 28779 info@wrgc.com www.wrgc.com

Balsam Mountain Preserve (866) 452-3456 81 Preserve Rd. • Sylva, NC 28779 Bruce.Challengegolf@gmail.com www.balsammountainpreserve.com/

RAFTING Carolina Outfitters Whitewater Rafting (828) 488-6345 12121 Hwy. 19 West • Bryson City, NC 28713 bdills@swain.main.nc.us www.carolinaoutfitters.com Rafting With My Kids (828) 586-3510 5427 Hwy, 74 W • Whittier, NC 28789 info@raftingwithmykids.com www.raftingwithmykids.com Rolling Thunder River Co. (828) 488-2030 10160 Hwy. 19W • Bryson City, NC 28713 rafting@RollingThunderRiverCo.com www.RollingThunderRiverCo.com

REALTORS Bear Lake Reserve (828) 293-7414 503 Harbor Ridge Dr. Tuckasegee, NC 28783 timothy.laughridge@terramesaresorts. com www.bearlakereserve.com Johnson Realty (828) 507-0196 68 Asheville Hwy. Suite C Sylva, NC 28779 johnsonrealtywnc@gmail.com www.johnsonrealtywnc.com

Bear Lake Reserve Hospitality (828) 293-7414 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. • Sapphire, NC 28774 jgainey@spmresorts.com www.foxhuntsv.com Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort (828) 497-7777 777 Casino Dr. • Cherokee, NC 28719 brrobinson@cherokee.harrahs.com www.harrahscherokee.com High Hampton Inn & Country Club (828) 743-2411 1525 Hwy. 107 S • Cashiers, NC 28717 cmeads@highhamptoninn.com www.highhamptoninn.com Smoky Mountain Country Club (828) 497-7622 1300 Conleys Creek Rd. Whittier, NC 28789 mike@carolinamountaingolf.com www.carolinamountaingolf.com

RESTAURANTS B & Al’s Grill (828) 586-5686 1558 West Main St. • Sylva, NC 28779 johnfaulk1051@aol.com

Kim Preston Real Estate, Inc. (828) 586-4616 7 Colonial Square, Suite 201 Sylva, NC 28779 kimprestonrealestate@frontier.com www.KimPrestonRealEstate.com

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

Prudential Great Smokys Realty (828) 631-9303 625A West Main St. • Sylva, NC 28779 kelly@4smokys.com www.4smokys.com

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

Smoky Mountain Getaways, Inc. (828) 586-8058 5184 Hwy. 74 W. • Whittier, NC 28789 info@smokymtngetaways.net www.smokymtngetaways.net Sundog Places (828) 293-1000 6925 Hwy. 107 • Cullowhee, NC 28723 jeanninesowers@me.com www.sundogvacationrentals.com Western Carolina Properties/Cullowhee Office (828) 293-3708 721 Speedwell Rd. Cullowhee, NC 28723 www.wcproperties.com Western Carolina Properties/Dillsboro Office (828) 586-3442 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

El Patron Mexican Restaurant (828) 586-8805 170 Wal Mart Plaza • Sylva, NC 28779 micasalopez@yahoo.com

Brio Tuscan Grille 828-497-8233 777 Casino Dr. • Cherokee, NC 28719 chrk.manager@bbrg.com www.BrioItalian.com Burger King (828) 586-3867 66 Hwy. 107 • Sylva, NC 28779 TM_Lackey@msn.com City Lights Cafe (828) 587-2233 3 E. Jackson St. • Sylva, NC 28779 bern@citylightscafe.com www.CityLightsCafe.com

Fun Factory in the Smokies (828) 349-8888 1024 Georgia Rd • Franklin, NC 28734 alysia@thefactory.bz www.funfactoryinthesmokies.com Great Smoky Mountains Railroad, Inc. (828) 586-8811 226 Everett St. • Bryson City, NC 28713 kimalbritton@gsmr.com www.gsmr.com

Ruth’s Chris Steak House 208-481-1038 777 Casino Dr. • Cherokee, NC 28719 gmcherokee@ruthschris.com www.ruthschris.com Ryan’s Family Steakhouse (828) 631-2520 374 Walmart Plaza • Sylva, NC 28779 store2408@buffetsinc.com Smoky Mountain Country Club (828) 497-7622 1300 Conleys Creek Rd. • Whittier, NC 28789 mike@carolinamountaingolf.com www.carolinamountaingolf.com

Half Past (828) 586-1212 623 E. Main St. • Sylva, NC 28779 halfpast@frontier.com

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

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

South of Philly (828) 586-0550 44 East Sylva Shopping Center Sylva, NC 28779 southofphilly@rocketmail.com

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

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

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

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

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

ZAXBY’S (828) 631-3100 284 East Main St. • Sylva, NC 28779 jorfoods@bellsouth.net • www.zaxbys.com

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

ROCK QUARY/ ASPHALT

Jimmy Mac’s Restaurant (828) 488-4700 121 Main St. • Bryson City, NC 28713 jimmac4519@aol.com Kosta’s Family Restaurant (828) 631-0777 489 Haywood Rd. Dillsboro, NC 28725 xcelr18@verizon.net www.kostasdillsboro.com

Harrison Construction Co. (828) 524-5455 614 Macktown Rd. • Sylva, NC 28779 dbmathis@harrisoncc.com www.harrisoncc.com/

SALON The NTH Degree Salon (828) 226-9334 486 West Main St. • Sylva, NC 28779 shearcourtney@gmail.com www.thenthdegreesalon.com

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

Visage Salon (828) 631-9058 1143 West Main St. • Sylva, NC 28779 visagesalonsylva@yahoo.com www.visagesalonsylva.com

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

SELF STORAGE

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

Nick & Nate’s Pizzeria (828) 586-3000 #38 The Overlook Village Sylva, NC 28779 j_ewart@msn.com www.nickandnatespizza.com

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

No Name Sports Pub (828) 586-2750 1070 Skyland Dr. • Sylva, NC 28779 scott.nonamesportspub@gmail.com www.nonamesportspub.com

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

Robbies Burgers (828) 586-2723 7 East Sylva Shopping Center Sylva, NC 28779 duramax77@frontier.com

Highlander Self Storage (828) 631-1911 40 Pond View Dr. • Sylva, NC 28779 highlanderselfstorage@yahoo.com J & W Rentals (828) 586-8705 1560 West Main St. • Sylva, NC 28779 jandwrentals@frontier.com www.budgettruck.com

SIGNS/GRAPHIC DESIGN A to Z Signs & Engraving (828) 454-0983 1516 Sulphur Springs Rd. • Waynesville, NC 28786 joan@signsandengraving.net www.signsandengraving.net

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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

SMALL BUSINESS LENDING Sequoyah Fund, Inc. The (828) 497-8142 810 Acquoni Road/GLWC Cherokee, NC 28719 russseag@nc-cherokee.com www.sequoyahfund.org

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@innsights.com • www.innsights.com

SPA Fusions Spa (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

SURVEYORS Alliance Land Surveying, PC (828) 586-5256 919 Haywood Rd. • Sylva, NC 28779 jamie@alliancelandsurveyingpc.com alliancelandsurveyingpc.com Lipkin Land Surveying Inc. (828) 293-3030 51 East Rogers Rd. • Cullowhee, NC 28723 beckylipkin@frontier.com www.surveylipkin.com

TELECOMMUNICATIONS BalsamWest FiberNET, LLC (828) 339-2900 52 Colonial Square • Sylva, NC 28779 msaenger@balsamwest.net www.balsamwest.net

TRUCK RENTALS

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

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

TENT RENTAL UTILITIES

Tent Masters (828) 506-8480 269 CB Patton Place Franklin, NC 28744 carypatton3218@yahoo.com

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

THEME PARK

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

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

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

TRADING POST Country Trading Post (828) 989-4566 3740 Hwy. 74 E, Unit 9 • Sylva, NC 28779 bige555@msn.com Disability Partners, Your Pathway to Independent Living (828) 631-1167 525 Mineral Springs Dr. Sylva, NC 28779 bdavis@disabilitypartners.org www.disabilitypartners.org

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

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

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

Freeman Gas (828) 586-9797 4515 US 74 East • Balsam, NC 28707 sylva@freemangas.com www.freemangas.com Frontier (828) 645-1801 15 South Main St. • Weaverville, NC 28787 ken.maxwell@ftr.com PSNC Energy (828) 670-3535 15 Overland Industrial Blvd. Asheville, NC 28806 dhallingse@scana.com • www.psnc.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 nhoyle@twsanc.us • www.twsanc.us

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

VACATION REALTY RENTALS Bear Lake Reserve Hospitality (828) 293-7414 503 Harbor Ridge Dr. Tuckasegee, NC 28783 timothy.laughridge@terramesaresorts.com www.bearlakereservevacations.com Smoky Mountain Getaways, Inc. (828) 586-8058 5184 Hwy. 74 W. • Whittier, NC 28789 info@smokymtngetaways.net www.smokymtngetaways.net

Sundog Places (828) 293-1000 6925 Hwy. 107 • Cullowhee, NC 28723 jeanninesowers@me.com www.sundogvacationrentals.com

VACATION TRIP PLANNERS Stay and Play in the Smokies (828) 349-5880 208 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 info@cashiersareachamber.com www.cashiersareachamber.com Cherokee Chamber of Commerce (828) 497-6700 1148 Tsali Boulevard • Cherokee, NC 28719 amy@cherokeesmokies.com www.cherokeesmokies.com Cherokee Marketing & Promotion (828) 497-8129 810 Acquoni Rd • Cherokee, NC 28719 robejump@nc-cherokee.com www.cherokee-nc.com Jackson County Chamber of Commerce (828) 586-2155 773 West Main St. • Sylva, NC 28779 julie@nc-mountains.com www.mountainlovers.com Smoky Mountain Host (828) 369-9606 4437 Georgia Rd. • Franklin, NC 28734 david@visitsmokies.org www.visitsmokies.org

WEB DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT Deep Creek Arts (828) 497-2574 87 Heather Lane • Whittier, NC 28789 Ellen@DeepCreekArts.com www.DeepCreekArts.com

WEDDING PLANNER Pinnacle Events 828-226-0181 PO Box 850 • Sylva, NC 28779 julie@pinnacleeventswnc.com www.pinnacleeventswnc.com

WEDDING SUPPLIES Ora Lee Davidson, Pampered Chef Director (828) 226-7759 9 Foxhill Court • Columbia, SC 29223 oldchef1@gmail.com www.pamperedchef.biz/old

WEDDING VENUE Cellars at Betty’s Creek, The (478) 320-2660 25 Pomme de Terre Rd. Sylva, NC 28779 thecellarsatbettyscreek.com www.thecellarsatbettyscreek.com

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 73 Holly Hills Vista Rd. Franklin, NC 28734 aprilcocke@hughes.net heddenbroswelldrilling.com/ J & H Pump Service (828) 586-0294 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

YOGA Sylva Yoga (828) 506-8909 612 West Main Street (Above Lulu’s) Sylva, NC 28779 sylvayoga@gmail.com www.sylvayoga.com

Dnet Internet Services (828) 349-3638 189 E. Palmer St. • Franklin, NC 28734 smarketing@sitedart.net www.sitedart.net

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J AC KSON COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERC E


• Family Law • Driving Offenses • Driving Privileges • Drug Offenses • Theft & White Collar Nathan Earwood

David D. Moore

• Sex Offenses

Downtown Sylva

• Misdemeanor

Serving the seven western counties and the Qualla Boundary

• WCU Judicial Hearings

559 W. Main St., Sylva 828.339.1010 earwoodandmoore.com

• Felonies


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Since 1995, Jackson Paper Manufacturing has been a proud part of the Sylva and Jackson County communities. As one of the largest private employers in Jackson County, we are committed to the people and prosperity of our region.

And as the largest manufacturer of recycled paper in North Carolina, we take very seriously our role as good and responsible stewards of our environment. We owe our success to our highly skilled and dedicated employees, and the support of the communities that we all call home.

www.jacksonpaper-nc.com


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