Local

2 fire departments get land

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Murphy – Commissioners agreed to deed county-owned land to the Murphy and Hiwassee Dam fire departments at virtually no cost instead of leasing the property to the agencies.

Summer Santas

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There will be Christmas this year for all children in Cherokee County, as bikers made the first steps to guarantee that Saturday during the Toys for Tots Toy Run. “We’re ecstatic with the turnout,” said Corey Wike, one of the organizers from Western NC Wingmen motorcycle club.

Rotary and polio eradication

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For more than 40 years Rotary International has been working to eradicate polio worldwide. In 1979, Rotary received a grant so its members could immunize 5 million children in the Philippines.

The Otter Place

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    Cherokee County is filled with interesting people with compelling stories to share, and one of them lives in “The Otter Place” between Andrews and Marble making Hillbilly Wind Chimes.

Moss turns 95

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Peachtree – The coronavirus wasn’t going to stop local resident Leon Moss from celebrating a milestone birthday last week.