Democrat candidates for commissioner weigh in on Swain issues

election timeFive Swain County Democrats are heading for the March 15 primary election in hopes of securing a seat on the board of commissioners.

SCC master plan calls for $34 million of construction in Jackson, Swain

fr sccplanWhat’s the best way to spend $55 million? As far as the leadership at Southwestern Community College is concerned, the answer is simple — build, build, build until the lengthy checklist returned from its recently completed master plan is all done.

Free clinic to serve uninsured in Swain County

fr freeclinicDr. Frank VanMiddlesworth is on a mission to bring free medical care to the uninsured in Swain County and improve the overall health of its residents.

Macon flood damage exceeds $1 million

fr floodingHeavy rains and high waters in December have resulted in more than $1 million in flood damage in Macon County.

Bill introduced for Swain to receive school funding

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. 

Cattle-loading facility, intended for Jackson County, could come to Swain

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.

Swain animal control ordinance takes shape

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. 

Seven in running for Swain commission

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

Sign ups are underway for commissioner seats

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

Swain County to get first FM radio station

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

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