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.
Canvass, when the Board of Elections makes election results official, has been delayed in Swain County and across the state.
The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians honored one of its most heroic enrolled member veterans with a bronze statue at Cherokee Veterans Park last Friday morning for Veterans Day.