• Darryl Brown hired as county attorney

    [Featured image: Judge Tessa Sellers congratulates Murphy attorney Darryl Brown after being sworn in as the new Cherokee County attorney Tuesday, April 3. (Photo courtesy of Maria Hass)] MURPHY, N.C. – After an extended executive session at Monday night’s meeting, the Cherokee County Board of Commissioners reconvened to hire Darryl Brown as county attorney. County […]

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  • City council receives request for funding of wellness center

    MURPHY, N.C. – A request for funding was made by the Hiwassee Valley Recreation Foundation to the Murphy City Council at the council’s Monday, April 2, meeting. Representing the Foundation was Dr. Brian Mitchell and Ralph Robinson, director and operator of the Hiwassee Valley Pool and Wellness Center. Mitchell requested an annual financial subsidy in […]

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  • Commissioners, Sheriff Palmer hear of bull situation in Unaka community

    MURPHY, N.C. – The future of a red, nocturnal bull loose in the Unaka community was discussed at the Cherokee County Board of Commissioners April 2 meeting. Linda Dubois spoke in public commentary on behalf of herself and her husband, Jon Dubois. Linda DuBois explained they have been residents in the Unaka community for over […]

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  • State officials assume operations of Cherokee County child welfare services

    MURPHY, N.C. – After an executive session at the March 19 Cherokee County Board of Commissioners meeting, Michael Becketts, assistant secretary for human services with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS), spoke to the commissioners about the recent NCDHHS oversight into the county Department of Social Services (DSS) child welfare services. […]

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  • Commissioners hear road name dispute, tell of DC visit

    MURPHY, N.C. – A dispute over the name of a road was presented to the Cherokee County Board of Commissioners during their Monday, March 19, meeting. On the agenda was Anthony McCray, who is a 25-year resident of Lambert Road in Marble. McCray told the commissioners the road had formerly been known as Lower Vengeance […]

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  • Conley discusses school safety at Board of Education meeting

    MURPHY, N.C. – At the Thursday, March 8, Cherokee County Board of Education (BOE) meeting, Dr. Jeana Conley, school superintendent, delivered an update on current school safety guidelines and policies as well as plans for continued improvement in this area. After the Feb. 14 school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, […]

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  • Two-hour delay for Cherokee County Schools Wednesday

    MURPHY, N.C. – Due to the threat of inclement weather this morning, all Cherokee County Schools will operate on a two-hour delay today (Wednesday, March 21), according to a post issued on the school system’s website. The school system will continue to monitor and access the weather situation and stated a possibility of closure is […]

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  • Severe thunderstorms possible today in Cherokee County

    NORMAN, Okla. – The National Weather Service (NWS) in Norman, Oklahoma, is predicting a potential for strong thunderstorms for a wide swath of the southeastern U.S. as a storm system sweeps across the Mid-South and into the southern Appalachian region. According to the NWS: …THERE IS AN ENHANCED RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS OVER MIDDLE TENNESSEE…CENTRAL/NORTHERN […]

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