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Freedom Fest

One thing is for certain—this holiday weekend will end with a bang! 


Country music legends Alabama once sang, “play me some mountain music like grandma and grandpa used to play.”



The Nantahala Outdoor Center hosted its annual Olympic Day, bringing in gold medal winners and former paddling Olympians to the waters of the Nantahala River for autographs, pictures and fun.

More than 300 people came to Swain County on Saturday, June 18 for a full day of soccer at the Swain Rec Park Soccer field.

The Swain County High School 2016 Athletic Banquet was held Monday night. 


Michael “Mike” George Slavish  of 1610 Needmore Rd passed away 6/23/2016 quietly in his sleep.

Cocoa, FL – Virginia Thompson Schenck, 88, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, June 23, 2016 at her summer home in Bryson City.

Rickie D. Earls, 61, of Bryson City went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, June 22, 2016. A native of Swain County, he was the son of the late D.C. Jr. and Maxine Cochran Earls.

Smoky Mountain Times

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