Andrews sophomore Kabe Ellis sends up a floater during the first round of the 1A state playoffs against Union Academy on Feb. 26. Photo by Ben Katz
Frank Colontonio takes a minute to multi-task before making breakfast at Granieri’s on Main Street restaurant in downtown Andrews under the shadow of ol’ blue eyes, Frank Sinatra. Photo by Ben Katz
Some town workers were nearly up all night taking care of the water emergency, which closed a few businesses. Photo by Ben Katz
Wally Avett was a presenter at a reading night for kids at Martins Creek School.  Photo by Ben Katz
Lady Bulldogs freshman Torin Rogers soars past Avery County’s McKenzie Franklin on her way to the basket during the fourth round of the 1A state playoffs on March 5 in Newland.
Trout get a new home Thursday afternoon in Fires Ceek as part of a stocking by the Unaka Chapter of Trout  Unlimited and the N.C. Wildlife Resource Commission.

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    Raleigh – It was a stone-cold lock that it would happen; it was just a matter of when.

    Murphy – As the town prepares for the second annual Spring Festival on May 4, another parade idea was brought up at Monday night’s council meeting.

    Andrews – Perhaps it’s time to start from scratch.

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Andrews sophomore Kabe Ellis sends up a floater during the first round of the 1A state playoffs against Union Academy on Feb. 26. Photo by Ben Katz

    Cherokee County is officially the house of hoops for western North Carolina this season.

Lady Bulldogs freshman Torin Rogers soars past Avery County’s McKenzie Franklin on her way to the basket during the fourth round of the 1A state playoffs on March 5 in Newland.

    Hickory – As the ball sank through the net, so did the collective hearts of the Lady Bulldogs nation.

Lady Eagles freshman Tiffany Raper puts a charge into an eventual 2-run double in the bottom of the seventh Thursday against Swain. Moments later, fellow classmate Payton Palmer (right, in on-deck circle) replicated the feat, lifting Hiwassee Dam past the Lady Devils for a 5-4 win.

    Hiwassee Dam – For the second time in as many weeks, Swain County had a late advantage at Hiwassee Dam.

Obituaries

    Laura Mae Postell, 80, of Franklin, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 10, 2019.

June 19, 1929-Feb. 22, 2019
    Rev. Dr. William Joseph “Bill” Thompson, 89, of La Grange, N.C., was called home to his Heavenly reward on Friday, Feb. 22, 2019.

    Sue Peace Wayman, age 97, of Murphy, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 9, 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.

The Cherokee Scout

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Murphy, NC 28906
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