Garrin Hogsed secures the top of the flagpole as it sets into concrete below. Photo by BEN KATZ
Kason Miller, Gabe Kurti, Michael Samten, Miriam King, Ethan Taylor (with the technical assistance team),  Gabby  Patrick, Sarah  Morton, Noah  Spence,  Will Crayton,  and Reid Schoeffler discuss how to make their robots work as printing teams create a key in the background. Photo by BEN KATZ
BEN KATZ/bkatz@cherokeescout.com He's an Indian born in Africa, raised in the UK, and succeeding as a small business owner here in the mountains.
BEN KATZ/bkatz@cherokeescout.com In an effort to raise funds for physician’s assistant Kelly Hyde, Dan Miller dressed as a doctor to “surgically extract peoples money to support our sister in need,” while serving as auctioneer for the benefit auction at Broken Shells Ministries in Murphy on July 8.
KEVIN HENSLEY/khensley@cherokeescout.com A large crowd of Murphy and Andrews football players look on as Bulldogs senior quarterback Joey Curry fires a round as part of a 7-on-7 scrimmage at Union.
Taz, the emotional support service dog, enjoys everyone he meets on his rounds at the Murphy Medical Center Nursing Home. Photo by BEN KATZ

News for Subscribers

    Murphy – Hope is coming for one of the worst drug addiction problems in western North Carolina.

   Murphy – Royse Brown became the city’s fourth candidate to succeed longtime Mayor Bill Hughes last week, despite controversy over his actual place of residence.

William Kraig Moran, 53, of Murphy

   Murphy – A local resident was arrested last week on allegations that he has maintained a sexual relationship with an underage girl for a year.

Sports for Subscribers

Rising Murphy High School senior Royce Peterson has been hard at work this summer with the Georgia Jackets 17u National Team and is catching the attention of college scouts as a result.

   Alpharetta, Ga. – A Bulldog in the spring becomes a Jacket in the summer.

KEVIN HENSLEY/khensley@cherokeescout.com A large crowd of Murphy and Andrews football players look on as Bulldogs senior quarterback Joey Curry fires a round as part of a 7-on-7 scrimmage at Union.

    Blairsville, Ga. – What better way to repeat as state champions, than to test your toughness before the season even begins?

Hiwassee Dam graduate Haylie Shope just completed her freshman year with the Kennesaw State (Ga.) Lady Owls.

   Kennesaw, Ga. – When the name Haylie Shope is mentioned in Cherokee County, people take notice.

Obituaries

    Sally T. Winnan, 73, of Topton, passed away Wednesday, July 19, 2017, at Harris Regional Hospital in Sylva.

    Thomas A. Malinics, 57, of Murphy, passed away Saturday, July 22, 2017, in a Chattanooga, Tenn., hospital.
    Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the funeral home.

    Enoch Emmon Morrow, 95, of Cumming, Ga., passed away Thursday, July 20, 2017.