Penny Ray/pennyray@cherokeescout.com The Holloway family of Andrews reflects on their blessings during the Thanksgiving season. Clockwise are Kilby Helms, Moses, Lailee, Tucker, Little, Brody and Juliet.

Virus unites family at holiday

The smell of sausage, syrup and coffee filled the house as the Holloway family settled into their morning routine, trying their hardest to ignore a reporter in the dining room.  This particular morning required the children to attend school virtually, which made matters easier for the family of seven. That includes four grade-school students, who all attend different institutions.

5,000 people honor veterans

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Andrews – Western Carolina Regional Airport was filled with about 5,000 families and veterans Saturday for the second annual Welcome Home Tribute to Veterans event.

Killer Start

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Murphy – After breaking the huddle following the Lady Bulldogs’ 3-0 victory over Nantahala on Friday, Murphy head coach Nikol Edwards watched as her masked players raced to be the

Kindergarten hand washing lesson

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Teachers in Cherokee County Schools do a great job of teaching our kids what they need to know, including how to wash their hands. Here's Ranger School Kindergarten teacher Shelby Golden with a lesson for everyone.