News Stories

Bryson City and local realty group Bryson City Realty will be featured in two upcoming HGTV episodes season three of “Log Cabin Living.” The town was featured on a show in 2014 during season 1. 

Correy Hunter Price, one of eight men charged in the March 2, 2013 death of Calup Joe Caston, pleaded guilty to murder and robbery charges in a plea deal in Swain County Superior Court on Wednesday

A Bryson City man was beaten within an inch of his life during a confrontation at a Cherokee County residence on Jan. 9, and he died two days later from his injuries.


The train keeps on rolling for the Swain County High School Maroon Devils boys basketball team, winning its sixth straight game after dismantling Robbinsville High School 85-67 at home on Tuesday,

After four years of losing to Robbinsville High School, senior Gabby Jones refused to let the Swain County High School Lady Devils basketball team to lose its eighth straight game to them.

The Swain County High School Lady Devils basketball team stole, rebounded and shot their way past Hayesville High School in convincing fashion 76-34 at home on Tuesday, Jan. 10.


Lou Raines, 28, of Bryson City, went home to be with the Lord, Tuesday January 10, 2017. A native of Swain County, he was the son of Ricky and Ruthie Crowe Griggs of Bryson City.

Nelson Ramsey Messer, Jr., of Knoxville, Tennessee, went home to be with the Lord on, Saturday, January 7, 2017. 

Ruth Carver Hollifield, 87, of Bryson City, NC, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, January 6, 2017 at Blue Ridge on the Mountain in Sylva, NC. 

Smoky Mountain Times

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