Glen Gale of American Legion Post 96 presents David Duffek with a U.S. flag to honor his father, Robert Duffek, during Ranger School’s Veterans Day ceremony. Photo by SAMANTHA SINCLAIR
Carolers sing during last year’s Christmas on Main Street in Andrews. Photo by BEN KATZ
Commissioner Cal Stiles was out late on Election Night posting “Thank You” signs after winning his seat for another term with 72 percent of the vote. Photo by BEN KATZ
Hoke Henson (left), Fred Lundsford (seated center) and Ralph Myers (seated right) are acknowledged for their service during World War II during the Veterans Day Service at Peachtree Memorial Baptist Church on Monday. Photo by BEN KATZ
Runners like Murphy’s Caleb Jones (left) and Tri-County Early College’s Sydney Bolyard have played crucial roles in their respective cross-country team’s success this season. Photos by BYRON HOUSLEY
Johnny Woolsey torches a sculpture he and other blacksmiths (Phillip Glass, Ron Nichols, Bill England, Nathan Primm, Rob Roberston, Clint “Buzz” Busbee, John Haley, and Denise Haley) from the Rutherford County Blacksmith’s Association created for the Blacksmith and Fine Art Auction.

News for Subscribers

Mark Patterson will begin serving as a school resource officer on Dec. 3.

    Former jail administrator Mark Patterson is unlikely to ever take office as a school board member.

Isaiah Zavier Nelson

    Marble – For the second time in as many years Saturday night, Cherokee County law enforcement officers found themselves in a standoff with Isaiah Zavier Nelson.

Glen Gale of American Legion Post 96 presents David Duffek with a U.S. flag to honor his father, Robert Duffek, during Ranger School’s Veterans Day ceremony. Photo by SAMANTHA SINCLAIR

    Ranger – Principal Kelley McDonald said Thursday she didn’t think Ranger School could ever do too much for our country’s veterans.

Sports for Subscribers

    Murphy – As expected, the Murphy Bulldogs received a first-round bye in the N.C. High School Athletic Association’s playoffs.

Runners like Murphy’s Caleb Jones (left) and Tri-County Early College’s Sydney Bolyard have played crucial roles in their respective cross-country team’s success this season. Photos by BYRON HOUSLEY

    Murphy – There’s no denying the rising popularity of cross-country running in Cherokee County.

Murphy freshman Torin Rogers splits the Erwin defense for a layup during Saturday’s scrimmage.

    Hendersonville – The only way to gauge your team in the preseason is to get them on the court against some tough competition.

Obituaries

    John Clayton “J.C.” Newton, 74, of Marble, entered his heavenly home Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018, at home with his family by his side.

    Alice Bourne, 88, of Highway 141, Murphy, passed away Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, at Union General Hospital in Blairsville, Ga.

    Katina Brown-Martin, 49, of Murphy, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018.

Celebrate Cherokee

Carolers sing during last year’s Christmas on Main Street in Andrews. Photo by BEN KATZ

   52 Things to Celebrate About Cherokee County: No. 46 – Christmas on Main Street

The Friendship House is at 73 Blumenthal St. in Murphy.

    52 Things to Celebrate About Cherokee County: No. 45 – Hurlburt-Johnson Friendship House

Harshaw Chapel and its cemetery in Murphy are two of the many spooky spaces to spot apparitions. Photo by BEN KATZ

    52 Things to Celebrate About Cherokee County: No. 44 – Ghost Stories

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.