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swainSince 1940, the Federal Government has provided Impact Aid Funding to assist school districts that have lost a portion of their local tax base because of Federal ownership of property. 

fr cattleRob Hawk’s been trying since spring to find a landing place for the grant he’d helped get for a cattle loading facility, but in his search through Jackson County, the Cooperative Extension director came up short.

fr animalcontrolAfter conducting research and gathering public input for several months, an ad hoc committee finally has a working draft for what might be Swain County’s first animal control ordinance. 

election timeSeven candidates will be vying for two commissioner seats in Swain County next year.

election timeAs candidate sign-ups get underway, Swain County commissioner incumbents plan to seek another term.

swainStation manager Robert Lowe hopes to have Swain County’s first FM radio station up and running by next week.

fr helipadTwo newly completed infrastructure projects in Swain County are welcome additions for the emergency services staff.

fr wcyLeaders of Western Carolina University, Harris Regional Hospital and Swain Community Hospital announced the expansion and formalization of a partnership focused on ensuring access to quality health care in North Carolina’s westernmost counties.

fr mottoMembers of the U.S. Motto Action Committee have been making their way around the state asking county commissioners and town boards to display the national motto, “In God We Trust,” prominently on government buildings.

fr sccswainWhat should the future of Southwestern Community College look like in Swain County five to 10 years from now?

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