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It didn’t work the first time when Swain County Board of Commissioners approved having a referendum for a quarter-cent local option sales tax on the ballot two years ago.

During the public comment portion of the Swain County Board of Education meeting on Monday, May 14, parents addressed the board regarding a bullying issue at Swain County Middle School. 


Rep. Mike Clampitt (R-119, Bryson City) never anticipated he would become an advocate for syringe exchange programs in Western North Carolina. 


The Swain County High School track teams competed in the 1A Western Regional Championships on Saturday, May 12 in Cherokee.  The Lady Devils tied for second place overall with 80.50 total points. 

The Swain County High School softball team ended their season in game one of the playoffs against Bessemer City High School on Wednesday, May 9.  The Lady Devils lost 12-2 in five innings.  They ha

The Swain County High School baseball team won game one of the playoffs against Chatham Charter High School on Wednesday, May 9, by a score of 6-5.  The Maroon Devils scored six runs off of six hit


Sidney Lee Myers, 78, of Camp Creek went to be with the Lord, Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at his residence. A native of Blount County TN, he was the son of the late Charles and Mary Wear Myers.

NOVEMBER 17, 1940 – MAY 8, 2018


Leonard Kirkland, age 62, of Bryson City died Saturday, May 12, 2018. Leonard was born in Bryson City and was a lifelong resident. He owned and operated Kirklands Logging, Inc.

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