Winfield Clonts has worked to better the lives of local senior citizens through various county programs as well as his own personal outreach and service. Photo by Ben Katz
Andrews valedictorian Ariah Brown speaks at this year’s graduation. Next school year, valedictorians and salutatorians will not be named in Cherokee County Schools. Photo by Kevin Hensley
In a 2016 photo, Jordan Garcia leans an arm on his father, Kerbin Garcia.
The McCray boys – Elijah, Larry, Gilbert and Billy – of Andrews have made their parents and Scouting family proud. The three oldest are Eagle Scouts, while the youngest, Elijah, is well on his way to the highest rank in Boy Scouts of America. Photo by Samantha Sinclair
Tyler Bozeman was reunited with his 5-year-old daughter, who had been missing since shortly after her birth.

News for Subscribers

    Ranger – Several months of meeting minutes and agendas at the Cherokee County Department of Social Services Board are missing from county and state files, Carolina Public Press

    Andrews – A year ago, Sharon Edmundson delivered a straightforward message to town lawmakers: get your financial house in order, or the state will take control of the finances.

Winfield Clonts has worked to better the lives of local senior citizens through various county programs as well as his own personal outreach and service. Photo by Ben Katz

    Ranger – For a dozen years, seniors in Cherokee County have looked to Winfield Clonts for information, opportunity and fellowship.

Andrews valedictorian Ariah Brown speaks at this year’s graduation. Next school year, valedictorians and salutatorians will not be named in Cherokee County Schools. Photo by Kevin Hensley

    Murphy – Cherokee County Schools are moving to the Latin honors system, eliminating the valedictorian/salutatorian model after bringing it back only 11 years ago.

Volunteers from the  Hinton  Center stay busy  scrubbing the boardwalk near Leech Place on the Murphy River Walk on Monday afternoon.

    Murphy – The Murphy River Walk was the beneficiary of some tender loving care this week, as volunteers from Hinton Rural Life Center’s ministry program came to town Monday to s

Sports for Subscribers

Micah Nelson (left) and Brianna Moore were named Murphy High School’s respective Male and Female Athletes of the Year at the spring sports awards night May 30. Photo by Kevin Hensley

    Murphy – Quite the talented duo is departing the ranks of Murphy High School athletics, and now they have received their just due.

Andrews High School graduate Kelsey Fulgham won the Female Fixed Pin Class State Championship at the N.C. Scholastic 3-D Archery tournament June 8. Jill West/Contributing Photographer

    Mount Airy – It is not exactly be the state championship Kelsey Fulgham had in mind. But what a difference a year makes.

Murphy’s Alex Haines (seated, second from right) signed a dual cross country and track and field scholarship with UNC-Asheville on Friday. Sitting with Haines are grandmother Hazel Cook, mother Beverly Cook and stepfather Joe Anderson. Standing is Murphy High School boys cross country and track coach Davis Bryant.

    Murphy – All he is really doing is changing his color scheme.

Andrews High School’s Angelo Scionti (left) and Paige Lindley were named the respective Wildcat and Senior Athlete of the Year award winners at the year-end  ceremony May 21.

    Andrews – One is moving on to the next chapter of her life.
    The other is just hitting his stride.

Participants and assistants who represented Cherokee County at the 2019 N.C. Special Olympics Summer Games in Raleigh were (front row, from left) Laura Hays, Ruby Jones, Georgia Francis and Shakaela Sudderth. Second row (from left) is Cassie Lindley, David Lindley, Isaiah Jacobs, Josh Chatham, Amber Gladson, Dawn Sutton and Wes Totherow. Back row (from left) are Joel Rogers, Susanne Parker, Jacob Cresmen, Michael Adams, Arlie Jones, Billy Barker and Katie Erwin.

    Raleigh – The heat, crowds and every other element possible did little to deter the athletes that gathered at the N.C. Summer Games.

Obituaries

    R. Maurice Sherrill, 79, of Andrews, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 23, 2019.

    Robert “Claude” Stiles, 82, of Murphy, passed away Saturday, June 22, 2019, at his residence.

    Ruby L. Pace, 91, of Marble, born April 18, 1928, went home to be with Jesus and loved ones gone before on Saturday, June 22, 2019, at Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga, Tenn.

Celebrate Cherokee

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 

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.

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