News Stories

The 2018 Freedom Fest in downtown Bryson City had plenty of great vendors and activities for people to enjoy, and as tradition holds, ended with a huge fireworks show.

It’s official—Swain County has been designated as the home of the Fly Fishing Museum of the Southern Appalachians. 

Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians tribal leaders and healthcare professionals met with community members at a town hall on Thursday, June 28, to discuss the opioid epidemic plaguing their community,


The Swain County High School track teams competed in the 1A Western Regional Championships on Saturday, May 12 in Cherokee.  The Lady Devils tied for second place overall with 80.50 total points. 

The Swain County High School softball team ended their season in game one of the playoffs against Bessemer City High School on Wednesday, May 9.  The Lady Devils lost 12-2 in five innings.  They ha

The Swain County High School baseball team won game one of the playoffs against Chatham Charter High School on Wednesday, May 9, by a score of 6-5.  The Maroon Devils scored six runs off of six hit


Larry Burton Spence, age 77, went home to the Lord on July 7th. He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather.

Jackie Joe Crowder, 77, of Canton, formerly of Bryson City went home to be with the Lord Thursday, June 28, 2018.

Nova Eugene Stucker Jr., a mechanical engineer and former Marine, died in his home on June 22, 2018 at the age of 60.

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