Michael Becketts of the N.C. Department of Health & Human Services makes a point to Cherokee County commissioners Monday night.
Murphy Termites Conner Arrowood (60) and Talen Messer (67) take down a Franklin running back during the Smokey Mountain Youth Conference Cracker Bowl championship game in Robbinsville on Nov. 4. The conference is one of several youth leagues available to the future of Cherokee County sports.
Joshua Shane Long, 30, of Blairsville, Ga., passed away July 11.
Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River Hotel & Casino staff members test out of one of the 16 bowling lanes that will open in the new Ultra Star Multi-tainment Center on Monday. Photo by KEVIN HENSLEY
Unaka resident Jan Lukens voices concerns about a rash of burglaries at his residence to the Cherokee County Board of Commissioners at Monday night’s meeting.
Helping paint Murphy Elementary School is Hannah Nickalson, a volunteer from Florida. Photo by BEN KATZ

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    Murphy – Cherokee County has been playing hardball with Clay and Graham counties over funding at Tri-County Community College, but things appear to be getting worse before they

Harrah’s Cherokee Casino representatives presented a $35,000 check to the Folds of Honor organization Friday outside the new UltraStar Multi-tainment Center at Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River Casino & Hotel in Murphy.

    Murphy – A brief ceremony Friday was another example of the strength and brotherhood of Cherokee County’s military veterans.

Michael Becketts of the N.C. Department of Health & Human Services makes a point to Cherokee County commissioners Monday night.

    Murphy – “We paid you to do your job. You didn’t do your job.”

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Murphy’s Devonte Murray bats away a Union County  defender Thursday.

    Blairsville, Ga. – When it all comes together, it will be another dangerous team.

1978 Boston Red Sox Gold Glove recipient Rick Miller (right) works with athletes on proper swinging techniques during the clinic Thursday.

    Murphy – It’s not every day that former Atlanta Braves and Boston Red Sox players are spotted in town.

Obituaries

    Mary Ruth Penland, age 74, of Brasstown, passed away Saturday, July 14, 2018.

    Genevieve Carson Stout, 95, of Murphy passed away Tuesday, July 17, 2018 in a Murphy care facility.

    Mary Evelyn Smart, 72, of Hayesville, passed away Wednesday, July 11, 2018, at North East Georgia Medical Center.

Celebrate Cherokee

Murphy Termites Conner Arrowood (60) and Talen Messer (67) take down a Franklin running back during the Smokey Mountain Youth Conference Cracker Bowl championship game in Robbinsville on Nov. 4. The conference is one of several youth leagues available to the future of Cherokee County sports.

   52 Things to Celebrate About Cherokee County: No. 29 – Sports & Recreation

Four Square Community Action provides plenty of services that help children and families in the four westernmost counties of North Carolina.

    52 Things to Celebrate About Cherokee County: No. 28 – Four Square Community Action

Sgt. Andrew Sampson, formerly of Andrews police; Officer Ryan Cunningham of Murphy police; and sheriff’s Deputy Jake Bryson take a moment to reflect during Peace Officers Memorial Day in 2017.

    52 Things to Celebrate About Cherokee County: No. 27 – Local Law Enforcement Agencies