BREAKING NEWS: ‘BOUT DAMNED TIME!!
It’s a day many didn’t think they’d ever live to see, but last Saturday, Swain County, North Carolina leaders were presented a check for $35.2 million for the North Shore Road settlement, ending a 70-year-old battle with the federal government and the National Park Service. Ironically, much embattled U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is the guy on the white horse who saw to it that the feds finally made good on the Road to Nowhere debacle.
Zinke along with U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis, R-NC, U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows, R-Asheville, State Sen. Jim Davis, R-Franklin, and state Reps. Kevin Corbin, R-Franklin, and Mike Clampitt, R-Bryson City, made the trip to Bryson City to present the check at the Swain County Heritage Museum...