Thursday's data on COVID-19 cases in Swain County

Commissioners add 80+ hours of COVID sick pay

Vaccines now for those 65+, all healthcare workers     It wasn’t on the initial agenda for Swain County Board of Commissioners regular meeting Thursday, Jan. 14, but COVID-19 ended up becoming the biggest topic of the evening. In actions, the…

Swain schools go remote for 2 week over virus


Swain County Schools announced Monday night the district would go to Plan C, full remote learning, effective immediately for two weeks, due to a rising number of teachers and staff people either te

Vaccines going to people 75+


Swain County Health Department started providing COVID-19 vaccines to those in Phase 1b, group 1, those 75 years or older, on Tuesday, Jan. 12.

Real estate market is red hot


In a year marked by economic uncertainties, the local real estate market in 2020 turned out to be an exceedingly good bet— with demand and sales western North Carolina hasn’t seen since before the

Lady Devils CC are SMC conference champs


The Swain girls’ cross country team claimed the Smoky Mountain Conference championship and the boys finished in second as both teams secured berths in the field of Saturday’s regional meet at Kituw