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Cashiers Small Area Plan Update - October 2018

The Cashiers Area Community Planning Council met on Monday, October 22 at the Cashiers-Glenville Recreation Center at 5:00 p.m. The Agenda included a public comment period and council discussion on the recently drafted document for the Cashiers Small Area Plan. The council has now secured a work session for Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. held at the Cashiers-Glenville Recreation Department to continue the document's review. 

The Cashiers Area Community Planning Council meets on the fourth Monday of every month at the Cashiers-Glenville Recreation Center, Frank Allen Road, Cashiers, NC. at 5:00 p.m.

September 2018 Updates: The Plan was completed by Jackson County consulting team Stewart Consulting and Friction Shift Projects and provides the Village of Cashiers with goals and strategies relevant to land use, transportation, utilities, natural resources, economic development including pedestrian safety, housing and other key area factors based on response and participation from the community. The Jackson County Planning Department hosted a three-day Small Area Plan Workshop in June of 2018 for Cashiers Area residents, business owners and stakeholders to provide input on key factors for future area planning and economic growth in the Cashiers Commercial District and surrounding area. The open-house style charrette, presentations and seminars were held at the Glenville-Cashiers Community Rec Center June 4-6 and provided generous opportunity for community members to share visions for progression. A small area plan survey for Cashiers community members provided additional opportunity for input.

View the full draft plan here and stay up-to-date with all Jackson County's Planning efforts on A review of the plan is expected to take place at the October Cashiers Planning Council meeting.

Photo Credit: Alan Rhew, PlateauPro

Southeast Tourism Society names 'Top 20 Event' to Sapphire Races

The Southeast Tourism Society (STS) Top 20 Festival and Event Awards have highlighted programs around the Southeast since 1985. This year, STS has awarded a 'Top 20 Event' title to Sapphire Valley's Annual Outhouse Races for the months of January/February with help from the Jackson County Tourism Development Authority. The STS 'Top 20 Events' are nationally publicized by STS. 

Read the entire press release here. STS, founded in 1983 and headquartered in Roswell, Ga., is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting travel and tourism within 12 states – Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.

About the Outhouse Races - You won’t find Outhouse Races on snow anywhere else in North Carolina! Dozens of outhouses race to compete for the throne. Spectators come from throughout the Southeast to line the course and cheer on those brave enough to see if the outhouse crashes and burns or sails across the finish line. Contact Sapphire Valley Ski Resort at 828-743-7663 for more information.


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