The Interior Department has paid $35.2 million to Swain County, completing an obligation to the N.C. mountain county that dates to 1943. The government had promised to compensate the county for roads and land flooded by construction of Fontana Dam, shown here.
The Interior Department has paid $35.2 million to Swain County, completing an obligation to the N.C. mountain county that dates to 1943. The government had promised to compensate the county for roads and land flooded by construction of Fontana Dam, shown here. File photo
The Interior Department has paid $35.2 million to Swain County, completing an obligation to the N.C. mountain county that dates to 1943. The government had promised to compensate the county for roads and land flooded by construction of Fontana Dam, shown here. File photo

Feds broke promises to NC county for 75 years. A big bank deposit changed all that.

July 03, 2018 12:00 AM