Thousands flock to the Greening Up the Mountains festival

The 20th annual Greening Up the Mountains festival was April 22. According to event coordinator, Amy Ammons Garza, she’s estimating there were around 1,200 visitors, this is 2,000 more than last year.  Garza said the streets of downtown Sylva were very crowded, not even the rain could discourage visitors. “When it rained, I think people went into […]

Greening Up The Mountains one tradition at a time

Every 4th Saturday in April, thousands of people from across the southeast crowd the streets of downtown Sylva for a fun-filled day of music, food, arts and crafts and more. This Saturday, April 22, is just around the corner, so get ready! Since 1997, Sylva, North Carolina, has been home to the Greening Up The Mountains festival. […]

Football player’s story inspires writing effort

This story was written by Rachel Plouse, originally published in The Sylva Herald. Sandra McMahan, the mother of two members of the Mountain Faith band and wife of another, has always had a passion for children. After Mountain Faith garnered new found fame from America’s Got Talent, McMahan decided it would be a great opportunity to use […]

Local band The Log Noggins gains traction at recent shows

Local blues-rock band, The Log Noggins, made a name for themselves Friday night, Oct. 28, at No Name Sports Pub in Sylva. Vocalist/guitarist Adrian Brinkly, guitarist Gavin Welch, bassist Cole Laughter, and drummer Wayne Redden took the stage at 10:30 p.m. on Oct. 28, and spent the night accruing a crowd of friends and fans. […]

Mountain parade for mountain band

Jackson County is hosting a “Welcome Home Parade” for the local band, Mountain Faith which was a big hit this year on America’s Got Talent. The parade is tomorrow, Sept. 10, starting at 6:30 p.m. on Main Street in downtown Sylva and end with a performance by Mountain Faith at Bridge Park. The local bluegrass group […]

The weather won’t keep the locals down

The weather called for a 92 percent chance of rain, but the people of Sylva still brought out their guitars, grills and their mountain attitudes on Saturday, April 25, to celebrate Earth Day. The Greening up the Mountains festival is a local tradition, that’s been running for 18 years, in Sylva to celebrate the coming […]