Across the state, more than 46,000 acres have been impacted by fires. Gov. Pat McCrory’s office estimates the cost has reached more than $15 million.
A community meeting held at SCC and hosted by the Southern Area Incident Management Red Team and US National Forest Nantahala District on Sunday afternoon drew around 250 people and answered questi
Governor Pat McCrory declared a state of emergency for wildfires, in several Western North Carolina counties including Swain.
Wildfires continue to burn across in Jackson, Swain and Macon counties, causing firefighters to work nonstop to keep brushfires away from structures and contain the flames tearing through forests.
Swain County voters cast ballots in record numbers for the 2016 General Election at 61 percent of the county’s 10,129 registered voters participating in the election.