Michael Becketts of the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services reported Monday night to the county commissioners that he was “honored and proud” to be turning leadership back over to local control.
Danish students (from left) Sara Busch, Ida Willumsgaard, Rolf Wiecker, Mie Mortensen, Bettina Kristensen, Anitta Kristensen, Mortem Flyvholm Soldiers and Rasmus Weile gather at Tri-County Early College on Tuesday.
Sarah Benoit of JB Media Institute speaks about making businesses more socially conscious through the application of “B-Corporations” at the 2018 Business Summit. Photo by BEN KATZ
David Vowell, executive director of the Cherokee County Arts Council, displays Tim Ford’s steampunk-inspired photo, which will be awarded to the best costume at the Steampunk Halloween Gala on Saturday, Oct. 27.
Murphy coach David Gentry is going for his 400th career win Friday night, as the  Bulldogs host Smoky Mountain Conference rival Swain.
Murphy’s Devonte Murray finds an open hole for one of his two rushing touchdowns Friday night at Hayesville.

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Joshua Warren Boyle, 34, of Orlando, Fla.

    Marble – A Florida man was arrested early Saturday morning after he was chased by Cherokee County’s Sheriff’s deputies while riding a motorcycle that was allegedly stolen.

Michael Becketts of the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services reported Monday night to the county commissioners that he was “honored and proud” to be turning leadership back over to local control.

    Murphy – After seven months, Cherokee County is nearly back in command of child welfare at the Department of Social Services.

Danish students (from left) Sara Busch, Ida Willumsgaard, Rolf Wiecker, Mie Mortensen, Bettina Kristensen, Anitta Kristensen, Mortem Flyvholm Soldiers and Rasmus Weile gather at Tri-County Early College on Tuesday.

    Murphy – Cherokee County Schools had a plan to finance the $5 million grant match for their new school grant, but they recently came up with an even better plan – just pay cash

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Murphy coach David Gentry is going for his 400th career win Friday night, as the  Bulldogs host Smoky Mountain Conference rival Swain.

    Hayesville – Everyone is talking about it.

Murphy’s Devonte Murray finds an open hole for one of his two rushing touchdowns Friday night at Hayesville.

    Hayesville – The game was over before it really got underway.

    Murphy – It was not the way the Murphy Bulldogs soccer team hoped the season would end.

Obituaries

    Wynn Anthony Abernathy, 52, of Murphy, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018.

    Ashley Annette Weaver, 34, of Murphy, passed away Friday, Oct. 5, 2018, at her home.
    She was the daughter of Rick Barmore and Teresa Millsaps, both of Murphy.

    A graveside memorial service will be held for Irving Carl Ruff and his son, Michael Irving Ruff, at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, 2018, in Greenlawn Cemetery.

Celebrate Cherokee

Hayesville Hurler’s Signs Fast Shooter added 15 feet to its barrel last year, helping them reach the half-mile mark in the 9th Annual Punkin’ Chunkin’. Photo by BEN KATZ

   52 Things to Celebrate About Cherokee County: No. 42 – Punkin’ Chunkin’

Remi Reid  places a pinwheel to commemorate victims of  domestic violence at the memorial ceremony held by REACH on Friday night at Entegra Bank.

   52 Things to Celebrate About Cherokee County: No. 41 – REACH

The Sticks in the Mud Morris Dancers perform at the festival barn during John C. Campbell Folk School’s 43rd annual Fall Festival last year.

    52 Things to Celebrate About Cherokee County: No. 40 – John C. Campbell Folk School    

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    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.