News Stories

North Carolina’s International Folk Festival Folkmoot returns to the region for the 33rd annual event Friday, July 21-Sunday, July 21. 

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians have been talking about building a bowling center for nearly a decade, and the Tribe finally broke ground on the project on Tuesday, July 19.

People have different ways of connecting and learning about their family history.  


The first week of practice began on Tuesday, July 12 for youth football for Termites (ages 7-8), Mites (9-10) and Midgets (11-12) at Swain Recreational Park in preparation of the upcoming s

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.


Sue Crisp, 81, went home to be with the Lord, Saturday, July 16, 2016. A native of Swain County, she was the daughter of the late Tom Cook and Julia Fields, and wife of the late Charles L. Crisp.

Suzanne Davis Bunn, aged 82, passed away at Cypress Glen Retirement Community in Greenville, North Carolina on July 19, 2016 after a long illness. 

Larry York, 64, of the Alarka community was called home to meet his Heavenly Father peacefully Sunday, July 10, 2016 in a Jackson County healthcare facility.

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