The Murphy Arts Center hosted several Valentine's Day events this week. Photo by BEN KATZ
Herman Milo Hardin Jr., 50, of Andrews
The internationally acclaimed National Danish Performance Team will dazzle local residents at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, in the Murphy High School gym.
Kaitlyn Stiles works hard to cut out her traced hands to make limbs and leaves for trees.
Murphy's Shelby Shore drives against Rosman during the Smoky Mountain Conference Tournament. Photo by KEVIN HENSLEY
This year’s Lady Eagles seniors – Maci Sena, Savannah Wills, Kailey Wiggins, Zoey Jacobsen and Alysha Floyd (from left) – were recognized prior to Friday night’s regular-season finale against Nantahala. Photo by DWIGHT OTWELL

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Herman Milo Hardin Jr., 50, of Andrews

   Andrews – Cherokee County sheriff’s deputies and Andrews police officers got their man on Feb.

The internationally acclaimed National Danish Performance Team will dazzle local residents at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, in the Murphy High School gym.

   Murphy – After dazzling millions from around the globe, the world-renown National Danish Performance Team will grace the town with radiant dance routines and self-empowerment at 7 p.m.

    Murphy – Mayor Bill Hughes has accomplished one of his two biggest remaining goals before his time in office ends Dec. 1.

Sports

This year’s Lady Eagles seniors – Maci Sena, Savannah Wills, Kailey Wiggins, Zoey Jacobsen and Alysha Floyd (from left) – were recognized prior to Friday night’s regular-season finale against Nantahala. Photo by DWIGHT OTWELL

   Hiwassee Dam – On Senior Night, the Lady Eagles (15-9, 6-0) overwhelmed the Nantahala Lady Hawks (1-22, 0-6) on their home floor Friday at “The Nest.”

Murphy Bulldog Cory Farmer wrestles Swain’s William Paul during the regional semifinal match at Alleghany last weekend. Farmer won the match 4-2 before falling 3-2 in the finals, ending a good season.

   Greensboro – The historic coliseum has hosted numerous professional wrestling events, basketball games and concerts.

Obituaries

    Donald Phillip Martin, 91, of Murphy, passed away Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, at his home.

    Winnie Ruth Hughes, 79, of Murphy, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, at Murphy Medical Center Nursing Home.

    James “Red” Henson, 80, of Murphy, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017, at his home.