News Stories

Bryson City board members plan to ink an agreement with the North Carolina Department of Transportation to go ahead with upgrading railroad crossings at Ramseur and Collins streets downtown. 

When Bryson City’s Jeff Delfield builds a banjo, he pays careful attention to each detail, striving to create an instrument with a pleasing sound that is as beautifully styled as it is functional. 

Southwestern Community College hosted the annual Heritage Arts Summer Festival on Saturday, July 13 at the SCC Swain Center (Old Almond School).


The Nantahala Gorge in Swain County is no stranger to world champion boaters. 

Evy Leibfarth, from Bryson City, is the latest taking international waters by storm. 

Think about your high school sports coaches. More than likely, unless you played soccer for Swain County, your coach competed in the same sport when they were school.

After losing the core of last year’s team to graduation, Swain County basketball coach Scotty McMahan is utilizing the summertime to bring his young team up to speed.


Helen Stevenson Odiear, 81, of Bryson City and formerly of Chapel Hill, went to her Heavenly home on Tuesday, July 9, 2019. 

September 1st, 1954 - June 29th, 2019


Debbie Callahan, daughter of Lewis Sr. and Georgia Snyder passed away after a long battle with cancer on 06/29/2019. 

Amy Elizabeth Jones Zuniga, 30, gained her wings on Tuesday, June 11, 2019, after a one-year courageous battle with leukemia. 

Smoky Mountain Times

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