The drug problem in Cherokee County is the top complaint of many local residents, including infamous “backpackers” who have been part of the problem in Andrews.
Cherokee County provided this photo of a man who allegedly cut up a sofa and dumped it at Mountain Folk Center in Ranger over the weekend.
Bird Monitoring at Welch Farm continues collecting data after four years. Photo by BEN KATZ
Aubrey Clapsaddle leaps for a kill attempt during Thursday’s Murphy High School volleyball practice. Clapsaddle is one of five seniors who will look to help the Lady Bulldogs repeat as Smoky Mountain Conference champions.
Nanette Davidson mesmerizes palettes with the first cookbook offered from John C. Campbell Folk School in 25 years. It was worth the wait.
Noah Guerra pulled in “a nice smallmouth” bass and “a couple of largemouth” bass at the confluence of the Valley and Hiwassee rivers. Photo by BEN KATZ

News for Subscribers

    Two locals have died in traffic accidents this month.

    Five additional school resource officers will roam the halls of Cherokee County Schools this fall, protecting students and teachers from harm.

    Ranger – A woman who inexplicably ran into traffic Sunday night on U.S.

Sports for Subscribers

Luke Kuechley of the Carolina Panthers signs autographs after training camp Sunday. Photo by BEN KATZ

    Spartanburg, S.C. – The Carolina Panthers are getting ready to open the 2018 season at training camp at Wofford College.

Terrell Owens addresses the crowd gathered at his National Football League Hall of Fame induction speech inside the McKenzie Arena on Saturday afternoon. Photo by KEVIN HENSLEY

    Chattanooga, Tenn. – Leave it to Mr. Belding to put everything in proper perspective about enigmatic wide receiver extraordinaire Terrell Owens.

    Hiwassee Dam – With a stacked lineup consisting of multiple players and five seniors, nothing can get in the way of Hiwassee Dam volleyball and another conference championship.

Obituaries

    Dwight Roy Dolliver, 74, of Murphy, died at home on Sunday morning, July 29, 2018.

    James “Jim” Richard Gibson, 87, of Blue Ridge, Ga., passed away Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018, at his residence.
    He was a native of Murphy, but had lived in Blue Ridge since 1989.

    Cecil “Chuck” Carlton Hovey, 89, of Murphy, passed away Monday, Aug. 6, 2018, in Hayesville.
    He was a native of Bay County, Fla., and the son of the late Sam and Gina Hovey.

Celebrate Cherokee

Christy Armstrong (left), director of Family Resources of Cherokee County, reads to William and Rebecca Armstrong, along with Lynli and Patience Garrett (from left), during the Serendipity playgroup Friday.

   52 Things to Celebrate About Cherokee County: No. 32 – Family Resources

Noah Guerra pulled in “a nice smallmouth” bass and “a couple of largemouth” bass at the confluence of the Valley and Hiwassee rivers. Photo by BEN KATZ

   52 Things to Celebrate About Cherokee County: No. 31 – Hunting & Fishing

This historical marker is one of many found around Cherokee County. The Cherokee War marker sits in downtown Murphy adjacent to another historic place, the Cherokee County Courthouse.

   52 Things to Celebrate About Cherokee County: No. 30 – Local History

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.