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 April 1 opening of trout fishing season is highly anticipated among those who fish, as many areas have been stocked with rainbow, brook and brown trout.