On just about any drive through the North Carolina countryside, you may see a colorful painted quilt block pattern adorning a barn, public building, shop or private home. Such encounters are always a pleasant and unexpected surprise. They’re all part of...
Years before Bryson City had its well-known ‘Road to Nowhere’, there was another road that really did go somewhere. In the 1930s, NC 288 was the only road connecting Bryson City to Proctor, a lumber town in the western end of Swain County, and beyond. The...
Once the holidays have passed, Bryson City has the perfect remedy for those dreaded winter doldrums — a weekend escape to the North Carolina Smokies. And even though you may assume it’s the ‘off-season’, Bryson City offers many ways to enjoy your...
46th Annual Bryson City Christmas Parade December 4, 2 pm This year, the Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade departs from its tradition of honoring a single Swain County citizen as grand marshall. Instead, the parade will acknowledge and celebrate the actions of the...
By 2010, ten years after Elk had been reintroduced to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, park officials were concerned that the herd population might never grow in size. Calves were being born but two out of three were not surviving the first year, mostly the...
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