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Anyone who has sat in district court at the Swain County Courthouse knows it can be cramped and stuffy.

Many are aware that substance abuse including opioids are a problem in Swain County, but the question is what can be done to reduce substance use and related health issues? 

A magnitude 4.4 earthquake centered near Decatur, Tennessee was enough to wake a few people in Swain County as windows rattled a


Swain used a 18-8 run in the opening of the second half to blow open a close game and cruise to a 72-55 win, in their home opener last Friday, over Highlands.  The largest Maroon Devil lead had bee

The Lady Devils picked up their first win of the season Tuesday night, in their Smoky Mountain Conference opener.  Swain used a strong 2nd half to push them to a 53-38 win over Andrews.  In the fin

When it comes to team running programs, the focus is usually athletic achievement.


Vonnie Lee Oliver Manning, 85, of Clover, SC passed away on Friday, November 23, 2018 at Harbor Chase of Rock Hill, SC.

Maxine Monteith Bivens, 83, of Bryson City passed away Friday, December 7, 2018.

Georgia Annabelle Cochran passed away Saturday, December 8, 2018. 

She was a native of Swain County and was the daughter of Neavil Cochran and Inez Bowers Cochran. 

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