Bicyclist fatality in Cades Cove

  Great Smoky Mountains National Park rangers responded to a report of a bicycle accident in Cades Cove at 10:58 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 16. The cyclist, 60-year-old Harold D. Pardue, from Elkin, suffered severe head trauma and was unconscious following the...
OBITUARY: Douglas Swimmer

OBITUARY: Douglas Swimmer

  Douglas Swimmer, 72, of Cherokee, passed away peacefully at his home, after an extended illness, on Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020. The son of the late Thomas Swimmer and Alice Sherrill Swimmer, he is preceded in death by his late paternal great grandparents, John...