Holiday Events in Murphy and surrounding areas

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MURPHY, N.C.- Here is a list of holiday events happening in Murphy and the surrounding areas:

The annual Harshaw Rd. synchronized Christmas light display will be taking place from now until New Year’s Eve with weather permitting. Any proceeds made will go directly to Toys for Tots. Hours of the display are Monday through Thursday from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday through Saturday from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. The display is located at 3351 Harshaw Rd. in Murphy.

The Polar Express began Nov. 10 and will operate through December 31.
The round-trip excursion is a little over an hour long and is set to the sounds of the motion picture soundtrack. Guest will enjoy warm cocoa and a treat while enjoying the train ride. Santa Claus joins riders on The Polar Express for each ride, greeting all children and presenting them with a special gift, just as in the story, along with their own silver sleigh bell. Christmas carols are sung on the return trip back to the Bryson City Depot. For more information about the schedule and ticket pricing, please follow this link: Schedule and ticket information

Murphy First Baptist Church will hold its 41st annual Singing Christmas Tree. This event is free to the public and all are encouraged to attend. Dec. 9 through 11. Saturday’s performance is a matinee beginning at 4 p.m. while Sunday and Monday performances are slated to start at 7 p.m. First Baptist Church is located at 517 Hiwassee St. in Murphy.

Santa Claus will be at Bojangles in Murphy from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 9. Attendees bringing a toy for Toys for Tots will receive a free sausage, ham, gravy or jelly biscuit for children ages 12 and under. Murphy High School will be setting the tone for the special visit with the school chorus singing Christmas carols.

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BOLO: Missing Teen from Andrews, N.C.

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ANDREWS, N.C.- The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office is asking for assistance in locating a 17-year-old caucasian male, Brenden Witt, who is listed as a runaway.

Current information is that Brenden may be in the Andrews community.

Anyone having information concerning the location of Brenden please call the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office at 828-837-2589 or Cherokee County Dispatch at 911.

Andrews Police Department responds to lockdown at high school

Cherokee County Schools, News

ANDREWS, N.C.- Andrews Police Department released a statement via Facebook, about the lockdown that occurred at Andrews High School today. The statement posted on Facebook reads:

The Andrews Police Department (APD) would like to inform the community that there was lockdown at Andrews High School due to a domestic situation that arose out in the county earlier this morning.

“Andrews police officers were on the scene investigating a secondary incident and following up on the lockdown when a 911 call came in that a subject with a gun was in the building. The reporting parent rushed to advise Andrews officers that they had just received a text message from the child that an armed subject was in the school.

“Andrews officers and SROs (School Resource Officers) reacted immediately to the threat and began an immediate search of the school. The school was cleared and secured rapidly and APD officers along with SROs and the school staff had the situation under control.

“There were no armed individuals located in or around the school and no injuries were reported.

“The school superintendent responded and requested the sheriff respond with secondary support for the incident. The superintendent (along) with the sheriff made the decision to release school for the day. Andrews officers along with SROs and CCSO (Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office) deputies remained on scene to provide security for children and families while school let out.

“Andrews Police Department would like to commend the students, teachers and parents of Andrews High for their cooperation and understanding in a high-stress situation.”

 

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UPDATE: After Andrews High lock down, schools will have early dismissal

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UPDATE: Cherokee County Schools made an announcement on Facebook concerning the lock down that is occurring at Andrews High School. The posted announcement reads:

“There is no impending Danger to students in the Andrews area; however, due to parent concern, Andrews area students will be released immediately. We apologize for the inconvenience.”

ANDREWS, N.C.-  At about 11:30 a.m. this morning, the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Department announced that Andrews High School is on lockdown. At this time, it is unsure whether all of the schools in Andrews are on lockdown as well. The announcement posted on Facebook reads:

“The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office is aware that Andrews High School is currently in a lock down. This protective measure was taken by the Andrews High School due to a current domestic situation where a non-custodial parent had made statements about coming to the high school and removing a student.

“There is no current information to indicate that the individual who made the statements is on the grounds of the school. Presently all students and staff are safe and secure. The lockdown has been accomplished to ensure continued safety.

“The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office is working in conjunction with the Cherokee County Schools Company Police, and the Andrews Police Department continue to work with the school’s staff during this situation.”

Continue to check back with Fetch Your News as more information develops.

 

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Toys for Tots 11-13-2017

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Halloween Events in and around Murphy, N.C.

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Murphy, N.C.-  Halloween is one of my favorite times of the year! There are numerous events in the Cherokee County area to provide fun and safe Halloween festivities for you and your family. If musical’s are your thing, then you have to check out The Addams Family musical at the Valleytown Cultural Arts Center in downtown Andrews, N.C. October 27-29th. As for trick or treating, below is a list of things going on for Halloween around Cherokee County, N.C. Also, check out the Chamber of commerce for more info about all events coming up!

 

  • Duke Street in Murphy, N.C. on the 31st from 5-7 (the town will close off the area so no traffic!)
  • Downtown Murphy, N.C., businesses will be handing out candy from their store front. Usually starts around 4pm
  • In Marble on the 28th, the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians of Cherokee County will be handing out candy at the community center.
  • Lots of Trunk or Treating events at local churches.
  • On Saturday, Oct. 28th from 1-4pm,  bring your fur babies to Howl-O-Ween Pet Fest at Andrews Rec Park hosted by Andrews Veterinary Hospital.
  • Andrews will be having their Trick or Treating on the Main, October 28th from 5-7pm

 

I will be out in Murphy on Halloween, taking photo’s of the best costumes. So come check out all our county has to offer, and embrace the cool fall weather, the beautiful fall foliage, and the goriest Halloween costumes you can find! Have a safe and happy Halloween!

 

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Cherokee County Labor Day Weekend Forecast

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Labor Day Weekend weather update

Cherokee County Labor Day weekend Weather updateCHEROKEE COUNTY, N.C. – Today the temperature during the day will be 75 degrees, feels like 68 degrees, and expect thunderstorms all through the night starting around Noon today.

 

Friday, September 1, 2017, it will be more of the same, expect thunderstorms with lots of rain.

 

Saturday, the heavy thunderstorms will be making their way Northeast, and passing us by.

 

Expect for a clear and sunny Sunday, and Monday should be a beautiful sunny Labor Day.

 

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Cherokee County School Board Updates Policies

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CHEROKEE COUNTY, N.C.- During the July 31, 2017, Cherokee County School Board meeting, the Board updated several policies reviewed for a 2nd Reading.

Included in the updates were the policies 2220 Official School Spokesperson, 2325 Board Meeting News Coverage, 2330 Board Meeting Agenda, 2600 Consultants to the Board, 4150 School Assignment, 5022 Registered Sex Offenders, 6140 Student Wellness, 6306 School Bus Idling, and 7720 Employee Political Activities.

Although many of the changes were merely grammatical or updating the cross reference or legal references, several changes were notable.

In Policy 2220 Official School Spokesperson, the update establishes the board’s expectations of employees who are asked to comment on legislation, policy, or political issues in their official capacity in order to ensure a consistent message to the public.

In Policy 5022 Registered Sex Offender, the updates were in Section A to comply with statutory changes regarding individuals who are prohibited from being present on school system property, changing the age of the victim from under 16 to under 18.

Policy 6140 Student Wellness has many updates in order to reflect the regulations implementing the wellness policy requirements of the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act, and changes to the State Board of Education’s Healthy Active Children policy. Significant updates to this policy include:

  • The previous requirement to provide a copy of the policy to DPI each time it is revised has been eliminated.
  • The areas of concern to be addressed by the School Health Advisory Council are revised to be consistent with SBE policy changes.
  • A requirement to address nutrition standards for foods provided but not sold on school campuses is added.
  • The standard for food and beverage marketing on school campuses has been expanded to comply with federal requirements.
  • Annual reporting requirements have been revised.
  • A subsection on triennial assessments is added that includes the deadline for the first assessment.
  • The public notification requirements have been updated to require publication of the contact information for the lead wellness official.
  • The record keeping requirements have been clarified and revised to track requirements established in the federal rule and in SBE policy.

Also notable is in Policy 7720 Employee Political Activities, the updates clarify employees’ responsibilities when engaging in personal political activities to avoid confusion by the public.

 

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