When Swain County residents were evacuated due to the threat of wildfires last month, law enforcement went door to door to notify people.
The 40th annual Christmas parade held in downtown Bryson City and sponsored by the Swain County Chamber of Commerce returns on Saturday, Dec. 3.
Western North Carolina has escaped structure loss from recent wildfires, but a forest fire in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park quickly spread into Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge this past week,
As of Tuesday morning, the Tellico fire in Swain County was 91 percent contained after burning 13,874 acres, according to media spokesperson Lisa Jennings of US Forest Service.
Starting on Jan. 3, 2017, the Swain Community Hospital will be going through a change in its emergency room operations from midnight to 8 a.m.