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A winter storm warning remains in effect for Swain County until 2 p.m. Monday.

Swain County residents are preparing for winter weather as a huge storm makes its way across the United States with a forecast f

The death of a young man found on the side of the road in Bryson City is under investigation. 


Swain County High School Maroon Devils are off to a good start for the 2018-2019 basketball season, returning from Blue Ridge with a 72-43 win over the Bobcats on Tuesday, December 4.

The Maroon Devil varsity wrestling team posted a pair of wins Tuesday, December 4.  First was a conference win against Andrews with the Devils earning 66-12, then the Devils followed up by overtaki

The 2019 Maroon Devils football season will begin with the same enthusiasm it does every year— the stands will be full, the adrenaline will be running high for the athletes and the cheers will echo


Peggy Jo Hayes, 79, of Bryson City passed peacefully on Monday December 3, 2018. She was the daughter of the late Carl and Flora Watson of Cherokee.

 Robert Lee Gilchrist was born on March 5th,1935, at Fryeside in Swain County, a community soon to be swallowed by Fontana Lake.  

Lonnie Herron, 67, formerly of Bryson City and currently of Waynesville, passed away Thursday, November 29, 2018 in a Buncombe County hospital.

Smoky Mountain Times

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