Swimmer found guilty of second degree murder

  ASHEVILLE – A federal jury in Asheville convicted Shane McKinley Swimmer, 21, of Cherokee, of second degree murder late on Thursday, Sept. 9, announced William T. Stetzer, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina. Chief U.S. District...
OBITUARY: Sandra Leigh Ledford Robbins

OBITUARY: Sandra Leigh Ledford Robbins

  Sandra Leigh Ledford Robbins, 41, of Whittier, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021.  She was born on April 10, 1980 to Gail Ledford Johnson, who survives her. Sandra worked as a Cosmetologist at Perfect Reflections in Sylva.  She received her degree in...
OBITUARY: Sandra Leigh Ledford Robbins

OBITUARY: Carolyn Sue Bird

  Carolyn Sue Bird, 62, of the Snowbird Community, passed away on Monday, Aug. 30, 2021.  She was born in Swain County on June 12, 1959 to the late William Bird and Ellen Bird who survives her. She worked as a home health care nurse for most of life and was...