High school construction meets hiccup


For most Swain County Schools students, the first day of classes will be Monday, Aug. 17. However, last week, the district announced that the high school wouldn’t begin classes until Aug.

Vacant house in town burns down


An old vacant house on Deep Creek Road, just past Nantahala Burger + Bar (in the old R.C. Cola plant) downtown Bryson City, caught fire on Saturday morning and was completely destroyed.