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New life being breathed into Hawthorn teen rescue shelter

The doors of Hawthorn Heights rescue teen shelter in Bryson City were shuttered this past spring. Many hoped that Childrens Hope Alliance was making the congregate home closure temporary due to the coronavirus pandemic, but it turned out the move…

First snow of season


The start of December brought with it a taste of winter weather to Swain County following blue skies and warm weather for the holiday weekend of Thanksgiving.

Lady Devils volleyball now 2-2 on season


After starting the season with two straight-sets victories over Cherokee and Andrews, Swain County volleyball dropped consecutive matches against Rosman and Murphy to bring its record to 2-2 four g

Girls cross country


The Swain County girls cross country team continued its hot start to the chilly, late-fall season with another dominating performance ahead of the Thanksgiving break.