Ann Miller Woodford, shown giving a talk at the Andrews Public Library in 2016, is one of the top authors and historians in western North Carolina. Photo by Ben Katz
Hiwassee Dam’s Reece Howard (30) is greeted by teammates and coaches after scoring his 1,000th point Friday night.
Shawn Clark, Steven Greene and James Wyble (from left) dig out footings for a ramp to help Kassandra Greene safely enter her house in Andrews. Photo by Samantha Sinclair
Curtis shows Trista Burrell one of the many dresses available inside Karlie’s Closet. Photo by Kevin Hensley
First United Methodist Church of Union County hosted its second “Night to Shine” prom for special needs individuals Friday night.

News for Subscribers

    Granny Squirrel – There has been talk about Corridor K providing swift travel through the mountains for the last 40 years, but nothing ever seems to get done.

    Murphy – In an effort to raise morale at the embattled Cherokee County Detention Center, the inmates held a pizza party to watch Super Bowl 53 on Feb. 3.

Sports for Subscribers

Hiwassee Dam’s Reece Howard (30) is greeted by teammates and coaches after scoring his 1,000th point Friday night.

    Hiwassee Dam – It seemed like everyone in the crowd knew when it was coming.

Led by the ecstatic faces of Kabe Ellis (5), Eric Maennle (12) and Cody Mathis (20), the Wildcats celebrate after pulling out a late 74-73 victory over Nantahala on Feb. 5. Photo by Kevin Hensley

    Andrews – After a strong win over Cherokee on Friday night, Andrews had a chance to claim a share of its first Smoky Mountain Conference title since 2001.

Obituaries

    O.D. Scott, 97, of Murphy, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, in a Blairsville, Ga., care facility.

    Neva Jean Bates Whitener, 81, of Murphy, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, in a Murphy care facility.

    Jennifer Lynn Martin, 47, of Murphy, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, at her home.
    Jennifer was born Nov. 9, 1971, in Andrews to Randall Davidson and Cathy Holloway Davidson.

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.

The Cherokee Scout

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