Murphy stopped North Stanly last week and earned a third-round home game with East Surry.
The Hiwassee Valley Pool & Wellness Center even welcomes the Hayesville High School's swim team for practice during the winter.
Laura Magdycz of Murphy works on a loom to weave rugs and other items as part of the home business she created. Photo by BEN KATZ
Volunteers from Reid’s Chapel United Methodist Church prepare to deliver meals Sunday. They include (from left) Michael Quinn, Sam Starks, Bobby Henry (hidden), Carolyn Henry, Joni Langston, Alex Starks, Michael Starks, Buddy Snow, Rusty Langston, Anne Quinn, Patricia Roberts, Wayne Roberts, Nancy Williamson, Lowell Williamson and pastor Wayne Sutton. Photo by MELODY STARKS
Marble Springs Baptist Church leaders and children partake in Youth Night at Andrews Elementary School.
Cody Cantrell (56) puts the pressure on North Stanly quarterback Avery Merrit on Friday night, during a round two 1-AA playoff game in New London. Photo courtesy of Earl Bradshaw Photography

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The top three placers in the 2017 Cherokee County Spelling Bee were (from left) Rachel Reid, Murphy (first place); Jaden Shorette, Hiwassee Dam (second place); and Jared Wills, Hiwassee Dam (third place).

   Martins Creek – Fifteen students from across the county converged at Martins Creek School on Thursday to participate in the 12th annual Cherokee County Spelling Bee.

Laura Magdycz of Murphy works on a loom to weave rugs and other items as part of the home business she created. Photo by BEN KATZ

   Murphy – Behind the smiling, friendly face of the young woman who asks for your order at The Daily Grind & Wine downtown is a world of yarn, looms and handwoven home textile

   Boiling Springs – A fugitive from Georgia and a woman who allegedly was helping him evade law enforcement authorities were captured Thursday.

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Cody Cantrell (56) puts the pressure on North Stanly quarterback Avery Merrit on Friday night, during a round two 1-AA playoff game in New London. Photo courtesy of Earl Bradshaw Photography

   New London – The last three state championships for the Murphy Bulldogs, including last year’s title, came in the 1A subdivision.

Bikers from the Southern Appalachian Bicycle Association begin the inaugural ride at Piney Knob Trails, moments after the 7-mile area opened to the public Saturday. Photo by KEVIN HENSLEY

   Murphy – Forest hiking on neatly-cut trails, within the city limits?
   It was once a dream, but now it is a reality.

Hiwassee Dam senior C.J. Anderson (right) cuts up the court as Fannin’s Jack Gobble attempts to keep up, during the Eagles’ season opener on Saturday.

   Blue Ridge, Ga. – Starting your season on the road is a tough obstacle.

Obituaries

    Virginia Lynn Shook, 68, of Brevard, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017.        

    Alan James West, 73, of Dawsonville, Ga., and formerly of Roswell, Ga., passed away Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, surrounded by his loving family.

    Roy Almond, 80, of Murphy, passed away Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017, at his residence.
    He was a native and lifetime resident of Cherokee County.