Community forum

The next virtual meeting of the BPR Community Forum is scheduled for Wednesday September 15, 6:00-7:30 PM via Zoom. 

Jackson County courthouse
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The next meeting of the BPR Community Forum is open to the public and will be held on Wednesday, March, 11, 2020, at the Sylva Public Library, 310 Keener St in Sylva from 4:00 to 6:00 pm.

The Forum meeting will conclude with a Listening Session hosted by members of the BPR News team and journalists from the Smoky Mountain News. The public is invited to voice concerns about important issues facing their communities. Public feedback will help both news organizations improve service to the region during this busy election cycle.

Davin Eldridge

In a region where thousands of acres of national forest can easily separate one mountain town from the next, it’s not unusual for some residents to describe it as “the middle of nowhere”. One area brewery is looking to dispel that stigma, with the launch of a new public forum it says will show that there are, in fact, plenty of big things happening in the region. BPR’s Davin Eldridge has more…