Cherokee County Business and Restaurant operations


Cherokee County, NC- (Updated 3/20) On March 17th at 5 p.m. North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper gave the order that all restaurants and bars were to be closed to sit-down services and open to curbside takeout and delivery only. Since then, many local businesses have followed suite and modified the way that they are operating on a day to day bases, in an effort to help combat the spread of the Coronavirus. Below is a list of businesses in and around Cherokee County and how they will be operating during this time. 


The Town of Murphy and The Town of Andrews have declared a State of Emergency as of Friday, March 20, 2020. Curfews have been implemented barring pedestrian traffic within the city limits from 9:00pm to 6:00 am. 

Valley River Humane Society- During this time of concern please do not forget about the Animals. Valley River Humane Society Animal Shelter is still open to the public. They are very close to full capacity and have lowered some of the adoption costs hoping to place animals with new families.

John C Campbell Folk School- Suspending all classes, events, dances and concerts until April 18th. EMPTY BOWLS, our annual fundraiser for Cherokee and Clay county food banks (initially scheduled for March 21), has been postponed.

Peachtree Community Center- Grocery bingo at Peachtree Community Club canceled 3/20, 2020. Also the facility is temporarily unavailable for rental until further notice due to federal and state government recommendations.

Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce- Closed to the public, available via phone

NC Works Career Center- Closed to the public, available via phone

Cherokee County Senior Games- Senior Games registration and events have been canceled until further notice.

First United Methodist Church- Worship services are online, under “Worship” on their homepage.

Shepherd of the Mountain Church- Sunday Morning livestream services at and on the Shepherd Church facebook page. 

Village Church- Sunday Morning livestream services on Facebook. 


Cherokee Valley River Casino- Closed for 2 weeks effective March 18th.

Jim Miller State Farm- Not meeting face to face with clients at this time. 

Steven Aft State Farm- Closed to Public until further notice. 

Farley Insurance- Agency has decided to close all our lobbies until further notice. We are committed to servicing our policies and helping our customers in the best way possible; and in order to remain open to do this, we ask that you try phone and email contact prior to visiting our locations for the time-being.

Rumors Clothing- Open as of now

Peacock Performing Arts Center- rescheduled “Legacy Motown Review” from April 4th 2020 to November 7th 2020. Tickets already purchased  for April 4th show have been switched as valid for the November 7th rescheduled date. Peacock Performing Arts Center has rescheduled “The Last Round-Up of the Guacamole Queens” from May 2020 to May 21st- May 30th of 2021. Tickets already purchased  for May of 2020 show have been switched as valid for the May 2021 rescheduled dates. 

LUV N Mountain Soaps located in downtown Murphy staying open with precautions.  Hours will be Friday and Saturday 10pm- 4pm. 

Great Smoky Mountain RailRoad- Suspended until April 1st

Camp Happy Dog- Providing full services including day care from 8am-6pm and over night boarding. 

Lake Chatuge Animal Hospital- Appointments are encouraged and limited space in the lobby is available. Curbside patient pickup available on request.

Tri-County Animal Clinic- open by appointment only. The lobby has been closed with the exception of a one owner rule accompanied by the patient. Payments can be done over the phone and Curbside medication assistance is available.   

Black and White Market- open Monday through Friday 11am-4pm and on Saturdays 11am-3pm.

Ameriprise Financial Advisor Carmen Lance- Closed to walk ins and open by appointment only

Edward Jones Financial Advisor Charlie Spence- Closed to walk ins and open by appointment only during the COVID-19 response

Edward Jones Financial Advisor Christie Standish- Closed to walk ins and open by appointment only during the COVID-19 response. 

First Citizens Bank- encourages drive through services, However many of our branch lobbies remain open for business and you can also feel free to call your banker for an appointment.  

Murphy Farmers Market- Cancelled until further notice

WagonMaster Ranch Fun Park- We ask that if you have a sick family member, please don’t come during this time. We are open Wednesday – Saturday 11 am – 5 pm.

Edward Jones Financial Advisor Trevor Walker- Closed to walk ins and open by appointment only during the COVID-19 response.

Restaurants Offering Takeout-

  • Copper Door
  • Ronnies Bar & Grill
  • Graneri’s Italian Restaurant 
  • Bojangles 
  • So’s Good Kitchen
  • Zaxbys 
  • Monte Alban Mexican Restaurant 
  • Ingles Markets 
  • Grandpa Charlies Country Cookin
  • Chik-Fil-A
  • Dunkin Donuts
  • Parson Pub
  • Rib Country
  • Rods Rockin Rolls
  • The Bake Shop
  • Captain D’s
  • Shoebooties
  • McDonalds
  • Valley River Eatery and Brewery
  • Chevelles
  • Sals Brooklyn Pizza
  • Hoppy Trout
  • Calaboose Cellars
  • Julie’s Place
  • Arby’s 
  • Burger Boy
  • Wendy’s
  • Taco Bell
  • Waffle King
  • Waffle House
  • Subway at Fatbacks & Walmart
  • Hardee’s 
  • Mainstreet USA


If you think you may have contracted SARS-CoV-2 or COVID-19 please call your primary healthcare provider first. Your doctor will advise you as to whether you need to come in for testing. Do visit an Emergency Room if you feel that you have life threatening symptoms. It is advised to call hospitals or doctor’s offices ahead of time to let them know that you are on your way. This allows time for staff to prepare for your arrival and minimize the possibility of contact with patients in high risk categories.

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