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Smoky Mountain Times, Bryson City, North Carolina, 28713

 
Computers giving deputies an edge with lawbreakers
07/13/2006

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Bryson City, North Carolina (STPNS)- It?s becoming increasingly   more difficult to get away from the cyberworld. Even for lawbreakers.... View

 
Crime statistics flawed
07/13/2006

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Bryson City, North Carolina (STPNS)- Crime statistics that were released last month by the North Carolina Attorney General/SBI did not give an accurate picture of the crime rate in Swain County, Sheriff Bob Ogle said last week.... View

 
High elevation issues on Alarka
07/13/2006

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Bryson City, North Carolina (STPNS)- The balance between private property rights, the interests of neighbors and the public are playing out on Alarka?s highest ridgetop.... View

 
Senator Burr addresses national, economic security
07/13/2006

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Bryson City, North Carolina (STPNS)- U.S. Senator Richard Burr made a stop in Bryson City last Thursday on a scheduled swing through western North Carolina.... View

 
State tourism official visits Bryson City
06/22/2006

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Bryson City, North Carolina (STPNS)- Frances "Mikie" Wall was in Bryson City for a couple of days last week to see first hand the area's dynamic tourism industry.... View

 
United Community Banks to purchase two First Charter branches
06/22/2006

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Bryson City, North Carolina (STPNS)- United Community Banks, Inc. (NASDAQ: UCBI) has announced an agreement to purchase two area branches from First Charter Corporation (NASDAQ): FCTR) in Bryson City and Sylva.... View

 
Minor quake rattles area
06/22/2006

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Bryson City, North Carolina (STPNS)- It was mild and it was brief, but most people noticed a minor earthquake that shook the area from Swain County to Maggie Valley June 22.... View

 
Hospital going smoke free July 1
06/22/2006

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Bryson City, North Carolina (STPNS)- The days of employee smoke breaks or taking a drag of a cigarette before entering Swain County Hospital are about to be snuffed out.... View

 
Dam still most controversial point in Duke relicensing
06/15/2006

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Bryson City, North Carolina (STPNS)- In the year since the last Federal Energy Regulatory Commission hearing on the relicensing of Duke Energy hydro operations on the Tuckasegee and Oconaluftee rivers, not much had changed.... View

 
Bob Thomas: Last of a breed
06/15/2006

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Bryson City, North Carolina (STPNS)- Bob Thomas doesn't remember the exact moment he decided he wanted to become a teacher; he just knew he always wanted to be one.... View

 
Streams feeding Fontana Lake to receive designation
06/08/2006

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Bryson City, North Carolina (STPNS)- At a public hearing Monday night, the North Carolina Environmental Management Commission  (EMC) listened to support and opposition for a proposed reclassification of selected tributaries along the north shore of Fontana Lake. ... View

 
Lands Creek watershed sale near completion
06/08/2006

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Bryson City, North Carolina (STPNS)- The Town Board of Aldermen voted Monday night for an agreement that will finalize the sale of the Lands Creek watershed as a conservation easement.... View

 
Couple reports seeing strange lights
06/08/2006

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Bryson City, North Carolina (STPNS)-

A Swain County couple who reported seeing unexplained lights around their home last week were willing to talk about but could reach no conclusions about what they witnessed.

Arville (A.J.) and Vergie Walls are both Swain County natives who settled into jobs in the Gastonia area after... View


 
IGA back in busisness
06/08/2006

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Bryson City, North Carolina (STPNS)- If you counted ?em out, you were wrong. ... View

 
Proposed Bryson City budget nearly $2.3 million
05/25/2006

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Bryson City, North Carolina (STPNS)- Town leaders are considering a new year budget proposal totaling $2,277,559.... View

 
County officials lobby for Medicaid relief
05/25/2006

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Bryson City, North Carolina (STPNS)-

Hundreds of county officials from across North Carolina convened at the Legislative Building in Raleigh May 17 to lobby for relief from the county share of Medicaid.

The day-long event was sponsored by the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners.

Glenn Jones, Chairm... View


 
Snow introduces plan to strengthen property rights
05/18/2006

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Bryson City, North Carolina (STPNS)- Sen. John Snow has introduced legislation in the North Carolina Senate to strengthen property owners' protections against the use of eminent domain by local governments.... View

 
New state legislation affects ATV operation
05/18/2006

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Bryson City, North Carolina (STPNS)- New state legislation is now in effect governing the use of ATVs (All- Terrain Vehicles), local law enforcement officials advise.... View

 
Low turnout for primary vote
05/11/2006

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Bryson City, North Carolina (STPNS)- By Pete Lawson,... View

 
BOE selects new Swain principal
05/11/2006

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Bryson City, North Carolina (STPNS)- The Swain County Board of Education met in regular session at 7 p.m. Monday, May 8,  in the Media Center of Swain Middle School.  The board discussed several personnel issues, including the hiring of a new principal for Swain County High School to replace Janet Clapsaddle, who i... View