Larry Morgan, a real life Captain Planet, works in his Bellview garden. Photo by Ben Katz
Demonstrators gathered Friday night at the Cherokee County Courthouse steps to protest conditions at immigrant detention centers. Protesters sang songs, read poems and shared personal stories. Photo by Penny Ray
Taylor Coffey (fourth from left) applauds after being named the winner of Marble's Karaoke Stars event Saturday night. Photo by Ben Katz
Paige Tester, president of the NC Trail of Tears Association presents the Cherokee County Historical Museum with membership to the association. Mary Ann Thompson, vice president for the Historical Museum Board; Terrisa Carringer, director of the Museum; and board member Billy Ray Palmer received the certificate of acknowledgement on behalf of the museum. Photo by Ben Katz
The gate welcoming visitors the Gribble home is a repurposed metal bed headboard made by Jim Vaughn. Beside the gate is a dwarf-weeping cherry tree.
Murphy’s Justice Dorsey gets up high for a catch during 7-on-7 scrimmages at Union County High School (Ga.) on July 10.

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Andrews’ Joslyn Parker-Booth will continued to direct the Wildcats band this year amid changes around the county. Photo by Ben Katz

    In her second year as principal at Hiwassee Dam Elementary/Middle School, Ruby Cutshaw is seeing just how creative she has to be in planning the upcoming school year.

Raegan Williams

    Texana – A local woman died in a single-car crash Saturday evening.

Benjamin Lee Stanley, 41, of Andrews

    Robbinsville – Cherokee County sheriff’s deputies are still searching for a convicted felon who is wanted on warrants as well as potentially being involved in child exploitatio

    Raleigh – North Carolina’s only federally recognized American Indian tribe could soon offer sports and horse wagering to patrons at its two casinos.

    Andrews – Town aldermen voted to rescind a paving contract after one of the bidders argued the comparisons were unreasonable.

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Murphy’s Justice Dorsey gets up high for a catch during 7-on-7 scrimmages at Union County High School (Ga.) on July 10.

    Blairsville, Ga.

Andrews’ Tucker Holloway sets and fires during the 7-on-7 scrimmage at Union County (Ga.) High School on July 10.

    Blairsville, Ga. – Andrews High’s football team is looking to take a big step forward in head coach James Phillips’ fourth year.

Elliot Salinas and Rob Turner were among the 5K runners at the Compound on Saturday morning. Photos by Ben Katz

    Andrews – Runners were out in force early Saturday morning to help raise money for a team that could have big things in its future.

Class of 2018 Murphy High School graduate Cory Farmer has adopted an unusual, albeit task: journey from Murphy to Manteo on his mountain bike. Farmer plans to begin his trip in August.

    Murphy – When crossing the state line from Tennessee into North Carolina on U.S. 64 East, travelers are greeted with a sign that indicates “Manteo, 563.”

Line Drive Sports Academy held its grand opening Saturday, with the 10,000 square-foot facility including batting cages and even a birthday party area.

    Murphy – It seems to be a natural fit: batting cages and karate under the same roof.


    Dewey L. Moss, 78, of Marble, passed away Tuesday, July 16, 2019, in a Chattanooga, Tenn., hospital.
    He was a native of Marble and proudly served in the United States Navy.

    Travis Gene McGrady, 41, of Murphy, passed away Friday, July 12, 2019, at his residence.

    Joyce Allen, 87, of Murphy, passed away Sunday, July 14, 2019, in a Murphy care facility.

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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 


    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

Mailing Address:
89 Sycamore St. 

Murphy, NC 28906
Phone: 828-837-5122
Fax: 828-837-5832