News Stories

As the spring season rolls into the area, one of the biggest welcome signs in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and other forested areas offer is colorful wildflowers. 

The Bryson City Town Board of Aldermen wasted no time to move the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad Polar Express full steam ahead with a full 56-day closure of Fry Street as GSMR originally requested

The people have spoken. And the people have voted to keep Principal Chief Patrick Lambert in office, despite Tribal Council’s advances to remove and impeach him.



The Swain County High School Maroon Devils baseball have fallen into a bit of a skid, dropping their third straight game on Tuesday, March 21 at home to Rosman High School 10-5.


Walter (Bud) Franks, 67, of the Needmore Community, went home to be with the Lord, Saturday April 15, 2017. 

Theodore Jerome Brady, 80, of Bryson City went home to be with the Lord Saturday, April 15, 2017. 

A native of Swain County, he was the son of the late Mary Brady McMillan. 

Willard Cook of Darrington, Washington, was born October 1, 1938, to Edna and Albert Cook in Wilmot, NC, and passed away at home on March 16, 2017.

Smoky Mountain Times

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