Support needed for Darnell Farms expansion
Darnell Farms would like to expand to offer more for families when they visit, but it needs support from the community to make it happen.
State dismisses candidate challenge against Swain sheriff
Swain County Sheriff Curtis Cochran will remain a candidate on the November ballot after the State Board of Elections & Ethics Enforcement upheld the decision of the Swain County Board of Elections panel in regard to a candidate challenge filed against him.
Swain County elects new chairman
Swain County Board of Commissioners will have a new chairman in November after a majority of voters cast their ballot for challenger Ben Bushyhead.
Swain completes recreation master plan
Swain County commissioners recently approved a 10-year master plan for its parks and recreation programs and facilities, but it appears any major improvements will have to wait until more grant funding is available.
Walking in someone else’s story: Swain students find common ground with NYC students
On the surface, students in Swain County grow up worlds apart from students in New York City.
Sheriff candidate challenge appealed to state board
Swain County resident Jerry Lowery has appealed his candidate challenge against Sheriff Curtis Cochran to the N.C. Board of Elections after the county board dismissed the case earlier this month.
Camp Watia offers affordable fun for local youth
A YMCA camp in Swain County specifically caters to youth in Western North Carolina by offering an affordable weeklong outdoor adventure experience.
Six candidates compete in Swain commissioner primary
Six candidates for Swain County commissioner — three Republicans and three Democrats — will appear on the May 8 Primary Election ballot.
Challenge against Swain sheriff dismissed
The packed Swain County courtroom broke into thunderous applause as the newly seated board of elections unanimously dismissed a candidate challenge against incumbent Sheriff Curtis Cochran Monday evening.
Bushyhead challenges Carson for chairman seat
After serving as chairman of the Swain County Board of Commissioners for two terms, incumbent Phillip Carson will be challenged by fellow Democratic commissioner Ben Bushyhead.