• Murphy City Council approves budget, non-partisan elections

    MURPHY, N.C. – At the Monday, June 4, meeting, the Murphy City Council unanimously approved and adopted the city budget for fiscal year 2018-19. The council began the meeting by opening the floor for a public hearing on the proposed budget. Receiving no public comments regarding the budget, the council, later in the meeting, briefly discussed […]

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  • Commissioners’ budget talks lead to discussion over county trash sites

    MURPHY, N.C. – Cherokee County Board of Commissioners met Wednesday, May 30, for a budget work session to review and discuss the proposed budget for fiscal year 2018-19. The budget, as recommended by County Manager Randy Wiggins, calls for a total of $44,212,558 with $38,083,967 designated for the general fund and $6,128,591 in special revenue […]

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  • Commissioners consider opiod litigation

    MURPHY, N.C. – At its Thursday, May 10, meeting, the Cherokee County Board of Commissioners heard from Garry Whitaker, a Winston-Salem attorney involved with federal litigation against pharmaceutical manufacturers and distributors concerning the national opiod epidemic. Whitaker told commissioners 643 government entities nationwide are apart of the litigation seeking compensation for damages incurred from the […]

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  • Council rezones property, Mack wins logo contest

    [Featured image: A prototype drawing of the winning logo in the Town of Murphy Logo Contest created by artist and local resident Justin Mack.] MURPHY, N.C. – The Monday, May 7, Murphy City Council meeting saw the council rezone property on the Hiwassee River and announce the winner of the City Logo Contest. A public […]

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  • No county commissioners meeting tonight

    MURPHY, N.C. – According to Maria Hass, assistant county manager and clerk to the Board of Commissioners, the regular Cherokee County commissioners meeting scheduled for tonight (May 21) has been cancelled due to a light agenda. In addition, Hass added the public hearing concerning the proposed budget for fiscal year 2018-19 that was also to […]

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  • Rep. Meadows moves on to November, Palmer to remain sheriff

    MURPHY, N.C. – Tuesday’s primary election yielded two tight local races and decided several other local races with no Democratic opposition moving into the November general election, according to unofficial results from the county Board of Elections. Nationally, incumbent Mark Meadows won in a landslide over challenger Chuck Archerd both at the county level and […]

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  • Andrews soccer field discussed by commissioners, Mayor Reid

    MURPHY, N.C. – Grant money for a new soccer field located at Heritage Park in Andrews was discussed by the Cherokee County Board of Commissioners along with Andrews Mayor James Reid at the April 23 county commissioners meeting. “Previously, the board had approved the soccer club to use and construct a field at Heritage Park,” […]

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