This morning Congressman Heath Shuler announced that he had been able to
negotiate a new agreement with Ken Salazar, Secretary of the Interior for a Monetary
Settlement with Swain County for the North Shore Road in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Salazar has announced that he will be in Bryson City on Saturday, February 6th,
to sign the new agreement. Supporters are welcome to see this historic event.
New appropriations provided for the the agreement will bring the settlement
amount up to $52 Million.
Once the new Agreement has been signed, the infamous “1943 Agreement”
will be ended and can never be revived.