West Swain accepts the check

Local fire departments receive state grants

N.C. Insurance Secretary Michael Causey was on hand last Wednesday in Needmore to deliver a $5,000 check to both the West Swain Volunteer Fire Department and the Alarka Volunteer Fire Department. The two grants are a part of funding made available…

Great Outdoors Act passes Senate


The US Senate passed the bipartisan Great American Outdoors Act Wednesday, June 17, that would provide funding for the deferred maintenance backlog for national parks and public lands including the

Workouts begin for high school athletes


After months away from one another, Swain County varsity athletes were finally able to reunite with teammates for optional workouts on Monday, June 15, but it is hardly what they remembered.