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Sylva’s July 4 fireworks approved, concert still in question

On Tuesday, June 9, the Jackson County Board of Commissioners approved the fireworks permit for the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce’s annual July 4 fireworks display in downtown Sylva.
The chamber is still planning to have the fireworks display in Sylva on Saturday, July 4, 2020 at dark (about 9:45 p.m.) From this point, the chamber is awaiting to see how the Governor moves forward from Phase 2 to Phase 3 of Covid-19 recovery and how that affects crowd size numbers for gatherings. Once those recommendations are released (believed to be on or before June 24-26), the chamber will be able to make a decision about whether or not it will still host the concert by the All in One Party Band in Sylva’s Bridge Park, tentatively scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 4, 2020.
“Worst case, we’ll all be able to see the fireworks in downtown Sylva from various safe social distances in the surrounding downtown area,” said Jackson County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Julie Donaldson. “We’ll keep you posted and hope that we can all be together to celebrate Independence Day safely in Sylva.”
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Andy Rogers

Andy has worked in broadcasting around Western North Carolina over the last 17 years. He serves as the Operations Manager and Program Director for WRGC and WBHN. “I’ve been with the crew here at Five Forty Broadcasting since the idea of bringing the station back to Jackson County at 540-AM. I feel a personal connection with community radio and the area”. In the past, Andy has worked with iHeart Media and Sky Country Broadcasting. He resides in Haywood County.
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