The Safer Syringe Initiative is a project through the North Carolina Division of Public Health. The Safer Syringe Initiative began after syringe exchange programs were legalized in North Carolina in July 2016. Approximately 20 percent of AIDS cases and upwards of 55 percent of Hepatitis C cases can be attributed to injection drug use, which underscores the viability of syringe exchange programs. Many studies have confirmed the cost efficiency of syringe exchange programs as a prevention effort to reduce the spread of HIV, Hepatitis C and other blood borne illnesses (NC Health and Human Services: Syringe Exchange). Please take this short 2 minute survey to give your opinion on Syringe Exchange in Swain county
About Swain County
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Geographically, the county is spectacular. Much of it lies within the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, including its highest peak, Clingmans Dome. Four scenic rivers, the Nantahala, the Tuckasegee, the Oconaluftee and the Little Tennessee flow through the county and form the sprawling Lake Fontana, west of Bryson City, the county seat.
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The county also encompasses much of the Cherokee Indian Reservation, with its own independent government. Formed in 1871 from parts of Jackson County and Macon County, the county was named for David L. Swain, governor of North Carolina from 1832 to 1835. The estimated population in 2010 was 13,981. This was an increase of 7.8% from the 2000 census.
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Swain County has an opening for a Payroll Clerk. This is a Full time position with benefits. Open until filled. Please contact Lottie Barker in Swain County Human Resources at 828-488-9273 for more information.
Swain County Courthouse and Swain County Convenience Site and Recycling Center will be closed May 28 In observance of Memorial Day.
The Swain County Board of Commissioners announce changes to the May schedule.
Swain County has an opening for a 911 Dispatcher. This is a Full time position with benefits. Open until filled. Please contact Lottie Barker in Swain County Human Resources at 828-488-9273 for more information.
The Swain County Board of Commissioners are accepting nominations for appointment to various boards/commissions. Details
Swain County has posted a new job listing: CPS Social Worker.
Swain County has posted a new job listing: Office Assistant.