News Stories

For some, the idea of being a firefighter provokes images of running into a burning house to save a child, battling a wildfire to protect a family’s home or even rescuing a cat in a tree. 


A thunderstorm with high-speed winds ripped through Swain County on Tuesday night starting around 9 p.m., leaving downed limbs and widespread power outages in its wake.

David Monteith, 70, died on Friday, March 10. With his passing, Swain County is losing one of its biggest advocates. 



The Swain County High School Maroon Devils baseball have fallen into a bit of a skid, dropping their third straight game on Tuesday, March 21 at home to Rosman High School 10-5.


The Swain County High School Maroon Devils baseball team held Robbinsville High School in check in its 9-2 win at home on Thursday, March 9.


James Franklin Davis passed away peacefully at home on March 19, 2017 at the age of 77.  

Hazel Davis Blanton, 92, of Whittier, passed away on Saturday, March 18, 2017. She was the daughter of the late Erastus and Lillie (Revis) Davis.

LaWanda Sue French Myers, 70, went home to be with the Lord and her heavenly home on March 13, 2017. LaWanda was born September 27, 1946 in Cherokee.

Smoky Mountain Times

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