Murphy’s Dallas Rayburn (71) and Chase Roberts (40) sandwich Robbinsville quarterback Landon Orr during the second quarter of Friday night’s game. Photo by KEVIN HENSLEY
The Murphy Bulldogs celebrate with their 1A Western Regional Championship plaque, after defeating Robbinsville 28-6 for the crown Friday night on David Gentry Field. Seated in front are Reid Beal (left) and Micah Nelson. Standing in back (from left) are Nick Wells, Slade McTaggart, Kaitlynn Wheaton, Robert Bodine, Kyle Wright, Elias Tefft, Christian Gentry, Hunter Shope, Patrick Allen, Barron Srabian, Hayden Phillips, Hunter Cornwell and K.J. Allen. Photo by BEN KATZ
Hundreds of people gathered at the intersection of Hiwassee and Valley, Peachtree and Tennessee streets for the Christmas tree-lighting ceremony in downtown Murphy on Sunday evening. Photo by BEN KATZ
The singing Christmas Tree by Murphy First Baptist Church is a local staple of the holidays.
During Troop 101’s Court of Honor, Briar Stevens lights candles representing the 12 points of the Scout Law as his parents, T.J. and Jenny Stevens, stand beside him.
Shon Crisp is the new administrator of the Cherokee County Detention Center.

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Cherokee County Sheriff Derrick Palmer (left) is sworn in Monday by Judge William Coward for his second term in office. Photo by BEN KATZ

    Murphy – Cherokee County Sheriff Derrick Palmer took the oath of office for a second term Monday amid a tumultuous eight-month period to complete his first.

    Murphy – A collective sigh of relief went up from Peachtree on Monday night, as the Cherokee County Board of Commissioners eased the funding burden that has weighed on Tri-Coun

    Murphy – Cherokee County again stood its ground Monday night on an edict sent down earlier this year by the N.C.

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Murphy’s Dallas Rayburn (71) and Chase Roberts (40) sandwich Robbinsville quarterback Landon Orr during the second quarter of Friday night’s game. Photo by KEVIN HENSLEY

    Durham – It will be Murphy’s sixth state championship appearance of the decade Saturday, as the Bulldogs will travel to Wallace Wade Stadium, on the campus of Duke University,

The Murphy Bulldogs celebrate with their 1A Western Regional Championship plaque, after defeating Robbinsville 28-6 for the crown Friday night on David Gentry Field. Seated in front are Reid Beal (left) and Micah Nelson. Standing in back (from left) are Nick Wells, Slade McTaggart, Kaitlynn Wheaton, Robert Bodine, Kyle Wright, Elias Tefft, Christian Gentry, Hunter Shope, Patrick Allen, Barron Srabian, Hayden Phillips, Hunter Cornwell and K.J. Allen. Photo by BEN KATZ

    Murphy – It went exactly as predicted: smash-mouth, hard-nosed football between the top two teams in the West.

    Murphy – Storied Murphy High School head football coach David Gentry has been notified of his selection to the National High School Athletic Coaches Association’s Hall of Fame.

Obituaries

    Jimmie Lee Warner, 83, died at his home in Murphy about 6 a.m. Monday, Nov. 26, 2018.

    Donald Wayne “Don” Reavis, 79, beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend to many, passed on to glory Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018.

    Leslie “Wayne” Pierce, a Vietnam War era veteran, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018.
    Wayne was a native of Portsmouth, Va.; Gatesville, N.C.; and Hayesville.

Celebrate Cherokee

The singing Christmas Tree by Murphy First Baptist Church is a local staple of the holidays.

   52 Things to Celebrate About Cherokee County: No. 49 – Singing Christmas Tree

Nicole Lipson gives her son Corbin a boost to see everyone gathered in Murphy to see the Christmas tree lighting last year. Photo by BEN KATZ

   52 Things to Celebrate About Cherokee County: No. 48 – Christmas Parades

Lorraine  Kilpatrick,  Dorothy  Conklin,  Rebecca  Conklin and Mara Sooy  peruse possible gifts at the Truett Missionary Bazaar on Saturday.

   52 Things to Celebrate About Cherokee County: No. 47 – Small Businesses

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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.