Gov. Roy Cooper visits with Erlanger Western Carolina Hospital officials Mark Kimball (right) and Kevin Spiegel (left), along with other community leaders, in hopes of raising support for expanding Medicaid in North Carolina. Photo by Ben Katz
Forty of Eva  Maiden’s relatives were killed by the Nazi military during the Holocaust. Photo by Ben Katz
At the 50/50 art show at the Valleytown Cultural Arts Center in downtown Andrews, Jake Orr observed as Kirby Phillips found that "the shape of" one of the mirrors featured in the gallery, "and the colors" of it turned an everyday object "different than a traditional mirror." Photo by Ben Katz
At the Multicultural Women's Development Conference, Marion Price-White, who grew up in Jamaica, delighted attendees with her dance to Jamaican folk music, even inspiring some audience participation. Photo by Samantha Sinclair
Tommy “Shawn Schultz” Phillips cranks a reverse chinlock on independent wrestling superstar Joey Ryan during a 2017 wrestling bout. A member specialist at Murphy Health & Fitness today, Phillips was a professional wrestler for more than 18 years and is focusing on promoting shows.
Steve Riedel is an expert on stained glass. “I start out with big sheets, most of them are about 2 feet by 1 foot, or a foot square. As I cut glass, it goes into different bins. The smaller it gets, it will end up in a tray.” Photos by Ben Katz

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    Murphy – Cherokee County has nearly run out of landfill space much sooner than expected, which could cost county taxpayers at least $560,000 over the next seven months.

Greg and Cindy Bradshaw have fostered 25 children in Cherokee County over a decade’s time.

    Out of the 561 reports of child abuse the Cherokee County Department of Social Services screened last year, about 14 percent of them were substantiated.

Gov. Roy Cooper visits with Erlanger Western Carolina Hospital officials Mark Kimball (right) and Kevin Spiegel (left), along with other community leaders, in hopes of raising support for expanding Medicaid in North Carolina. Photo by Ben Katz

    Peachtree – Democratic Gov.

Forty of Eva  Maiden’s relatives were killed by the Nazi military during the Holocaust. Photo by Ben Katz

    Blairsville, Ga. – When Eva Maiden arrived in the New York, the United States was yet to be bombed.

    Raleigh – Some local students go to a fast food restaurant to do their homework because they don’t have access to high-speed internet.

Sports for Subscribers

Cherokee County Commissioner Roy Dickey (left) and Cherokee County Soccer League Director Roddy Alt eye the new plans for a proposed soccer facility at Heritage Park in Andrews on June 17, 2016. The complex was never built, and in the almost three-plus years that have followed, the league has been forced to move games to Clay County after exhausting all local facilities.

    Marble – A 28-year county recreation league is looking for answers after being forced to host its spring 2019 season beyond its borders.

Murphy’s McKenzie Seabolt takes a strategic lead down the third-base line against Hayesville on March 19.

    Murphy – She’s back. And with a vengeance.

Teammates pour out of the dugout to congratulate Murphy sophomore Dawson Hensley, who closes in on home plate after hitting a grand slam at Andrews on  Monday. Hensley had six RBI in the Bulldogs’ 15-3 win over the Wildcats. Photo by Kevin Hensley

    Andrews – If you were one that believed Murphy baseball would be down this year, you were not alone.

Tommy “Shawn Schultz” Phillips cranks a reverse chinlock on independent wrestling superstar Joey Ryan during a 2017 wrestling bout. A member specialist at Murphy Health & Fitness today, Phillips was a professional wrestler for more than 18 years and is focusing on promoting shows.

    Murphy – You never really leave the business for good. Just ask Tommy Phillips.        

Hiwassee Dam’s Lauren Brooks brings in a pop fly during a home game against Andrews on March 26. Photo by Kevin Hensley

    Copperhill, Tenn. – Hiwassee Dam’s first varsity baseball and softball ventures since Spring Break left both teams with more questions than answers.

Obituaries

    Ruth Nelson Matheson, 92, of Andrews, went home to meet her God on Thursday, April 18, 2019, at her residence.

    June Earwood, 84, of Luke Smith Road, Jones County, Ga., died Monday, April 8, 2019, at a local hospital.

    William Albert Stiles,74, of Sanford, formerly of Cherokee County, passed away Sunday April 14, 2019.

Celebrate Cherokee

The Town of Murphy and surrounding area as seen from an aerial view earlier this year. Photo by BEN KATZ

   52 Things to Celebrate About Cherokee County: No. 52 – Our Mountain Lifestyle

Natalie and Madison King got to Shop With a Cop (in this case Murphy police Officer Samuel Allen, foreground) on Saturday, getting Christmas presents for themselves and their families. Photos by BEN KATZ

   52 Things to Celebrate About Cherokee County: No. 51 – Christmas Charities

The United Way donated to 11 county agencies in 2018. From left, first row are Grace Henderson, Cherokee County 4-H; Lynda Christen, Cherokee County Sharing Center; Karen Borchers, United Way executive director; Cecilia Crawford, REACH; Dianne Young, United Way president; Netta McFaddin, Far West Families First. Second row are Roger Holloway, United Way treasurer; Crystal Glenn, HAVEN Children’s Advocacy Center; Pat Meeks, Hurlburt-Johnson Friendship House homeless shelter; and Joel Franks and Eugene Craig.

   52 Things to Celebrate About Cherokee County: No. 50 – Local Clubs & Organizations 

ScoutBlog

    The Fourth of July Parade in Murphy made a nice comeback Wednesday, led by American Legion Post 96 and Cub Scout Pack 400 and followed by plenty of terrific entries.

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