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Sylva, N.C.

View from Pinnacle Park

View from Pinnacle Park

Learn the Constellations

Mandy Newham-Cobb illustration

With a new year comes new resolutions. Whether you hope to hike more or stress less, eat better or give back, Smoky Mountain Living offers an only-in-Southern-Appalachia guide to making 2017 your best year yet. more

Dec 1, 2016 12:00 AM , , , , , , , Features

Standing behind the counter of High Country Tire in Sylva, North Carolina, Summer McMahan is a long way from the bright lights of New York City. Outside the shop and convenience store, cars zip and zoom by nonstop down U.S. 441. more

Dec 1, 2015 12:00 AM Sweet Appalachia

Looking over town

Tim Osment & Dawn Gilchrist photo

Husband-and-wife team Tim Osment and Dawn Gilchrist explored Sylva, North Carolina, in search of their favorite hallmarks of small-town living in Southern Appalachia—good pie, fresh coffee, smart books, and fine beer. more

Oct 1, 2015 12:00 AM , Departments

Sylva is Jackson County’s retail and professional center where day-to-day services meet unique history. The town’s development rose with the construction of the Western North Carolina Railroad in the 1880s. more

Oct 1, 2012 12:00 AM Departments