Thursday Dec 5
Jailer guilty of aiding escape
A former Swain County jailer who fell in love with an inmate and freed him so they could be together is not guilty of accessory after the fact to the murders he was charged with, a jury decided on Wednesday in her trial.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
Elders' lawsuit aims to close bear zoo on reservation
Two tribal elders in the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday aimed at shutting down a bear zoo they claim is abusive and cruel to endangered grizzly bears.
The Mountaineer Publishing Company
Community theater presents 'A Laura Ingalls Wilder Christmas'
The play will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6 and 13; Saturday, Dec. 7 and 14; at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8 and 15 and at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9 at the theater, located at 134 Main Street, in downtown Bryson City.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
The Report Card
Got an idea that makes the grade? Send it to JBuchanan@CITIZEN-TIMES.com F to the Nov. 30 guest commentary for not quoting Jesus when referring to the duty of church leaders.
Western North Carolina on the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad
Mountains and trains seem to go together, especially in the Appalachian mountains near the east coast.
Scenic train travel in western North Carolina
The Smoky Mountains can be viewed in many ways, but one of the best is by train.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
Swain jail escape case ends
Attorneys in the trial of a former Swain County jailer accused of helping a murder suspect escape are expected to make their closing arguments.
Bryson City courthouse to close
The federal courthouse that has served residents of North Carolina's far western counties since the early 1960s will close at the end of the year.
Wed Nov 27, 2013
Beer Guy: Hi-Wire, Burial team on Belgian ale
It is always fun when two local breweries get together to make a beer. It's even better when the breweries are neighbors and both new to the scene.
Tue Nov 19, 2013
New North Pole Village Opens In Bryson City, N.C.
This year, passengers on the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad's The Polar Express train are the first to see the brand new North Pole Village that the railroad created for this yearly event.
Sun Nov 17, 2013
Winter's blessings: A bird, berries, curious wood
Each season has its characteristic plants and animals. Winter -- my favorite season -- is no exception.
Wed Nov 13, 2013
Trial starts for Swain jailer accused of aiding escape
Jury selection began today in the trial of a former Swain County jailer accused of helping a murder suspect escape from jail.
Tue Nov 12, 2013
The Charlotte Observer
All aboard The Polar Express for holiday fun
For everyone wanting to experience the thrills and magic of The Polar Express book and hit movie, the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad offers you a memorable train ride in the beautiful North Carolina Mountains.