News Stories

Local animal advocacy agency and shelter, PAWS, was to the rescue for a dog truly in need recently. The dog, given the shelter name “Ms A,” was found shot through her body with an arrow. 

On September 12, 2018, two Vietnam Veterans made the trek from different parts of the country to Swain County to pay tribute to a fellow soldier who died in combat on September 12, 1968. 

Like others across the Carolinas, Swain County residents watched the weather reports last week with caution as Hurricane Florence made its way to the coast.


Adding a bit of pitch-and-catch to the standard Swain veer offense, coach Ryan McMahan conducted the Maroon Devils junior varsity train to a 40-0 victory over Andrews on Thursday night.


Rounding into the second half of the 2018 volleyball season, Coach Kayla McMahan urged her team to think of the remaining schedule as a fresh start.

Swain County’s slow star Tuesday night proved too much to overcome, despite a furious Maroon Devil comeback in the third se


Crystal Gail Cochran Styles, 36, of Bryson City passed away September 12, 2018.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Jerry Cochran.

Dallas Hilton Spivey (Pal) 81, of Bryson City went home to be with the Lord Saturday, September 8, 2018.

Arvil LeQuire, 79, of the Alarka Community, died Monday September 3, 2018. A native of Swain County, he was the son of the late Glen and Mae LeQuire.

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