Ashley Butcher, who has been publisher since October 2012 is departing come May 30th, 2019. Jessica Webb, editor since May 2014, will become general manager/editor at the Times.

Readers are invited to visit the Times office on Thursday, May 30 from 3-5 p.m. for a drop-in reception.

Since taking the reins at the Times, Butcher modernized the weekly small town newspaper and built lasting relationships in the local business community.

Having moved from Gainesville, Florida to take the position with the Times, she has truly made Swain County a home.

“I have written many times about how fortunate I feel to have made a home here in Bryson City,” Butcher said. After resigning, Butcher will be staying in the community with her two boys and husband.

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