• Governor Cooper Signs Three Executive Orders to Help Struggling North Carolinians

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    RALEIGH: Today, Governor Roy Cooper signed three Executive Orders. Executive Order 206 extends North Carolina’s statewide residential eviction moratorium through June 30, 2021 in coordination with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s recent extension of the nationwide moratorium through the same date. Executive Order 207 expedites the processing of unemployment insurance claims and is […]

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  • Slaughter found guilty of assault with a deadly weapon

    Murphy, NC— After a lengthy trial, a Cherokee County Jury returned a verdict of guilty in the State of North Carolina v Jackie Slaughter for the charge of Assault With a Deadly Weapon Inflicting Serious Bodily Injury. In May of 2017, the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office began an investigation into a report of an individual […]

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  • Severe Weather Expected Across NC Thursday

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    RALEIGH – Governor Roy Cooper reminds North Carolinians to make sure their families are prepared for the severe weather threatening a large portion of the state over the next 24 hours. “With severe weather expected tomorrow, people should prepare to monitor emergency alerts and review their family emergency plan,” Governor Cooper said. “Everyone should pay attention […]

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  • Murphy man arrested for sexual assault of a minor

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    Murphy, NC— Sheriff Derrick Palmer announced the arrest of 29-year-old Charles Anthony (CJ) Payne, of Murphy, North Carolina on sexual assault charges against a minor child. In September 2020, the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office began an investigation into a missing juvenile female. During the investigation Charles Anthony (CJ) Payne became a person of interest in […]

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  • Cooper Reminds North Carolinians to Prepare and Practice for Severe Weather

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    RALEIGH: Governor Roy Cooper has declared March 7-13 Severe Weather Preparedness Week and urges North Carolinians to prepare and practice safety plans in case severe weather strikes. Severe thunderstorms and tornadoes are not unusual in North Carolina, and while spring is the most active season for severe weather, the recent thunderstorms that resulted in a deadly […]

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  • Daylight Savings Time begins Sunday, March 14

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    Daylight Savings Time begins this Sunday, March 14th at 2 a.m. Be sure to set your clocks ahead one hour before going to bed Saturday evening (Spring Forward), and remember to check the batteries in your home smoke detectors. A bill for Georgia to stay in Daylight Savings Time Recently passed by House with a […]

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  • Three arrested in methamphetamine distribution conspiracy

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    Murphy, NC— Sheriff Derrick Palmer announced the February 26, 2021 arrest of 53-year-old Terry Leon Simmons of Andrews, North Carolina, 43-year-old Tina Jane Hill of Marble, North Carolina, and 39-year-old Keith Ryan Noles also of Marble, North Carolina for conspiring to possess crystal methamphetamine. In October 2020, the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office conducted a search […]

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  • Drugs and cash found during house search

    Murphy, NC— Sheriff Derrick Palmer announced on February 11, 2021, a search of a residence in Murphy North Carolina located a large amount of methamphetamine and U.S. currency which was seized. Additional items were seized during the search and will be submitted for analysis. During the search of the residence 32-year-old Justin Phillips was arrested […]

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  • Governor Cooper, State Education Leaders Say it’s Time for In-Person Instruction

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    RALEIGH – Top state education leaders joined Governor Roy Cooper today to call on K-12 school districts across the state to allow in-person instruction for all students. The Governor joined North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) Secretary Mandy Cohen, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Catherine Truitt and State Board of Education Chair Eric Davis […]

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  • COVID-19 outbreak identified at Cherokee County Detention Center

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    MURPHY, NC – An outbreak of Covid-19 has been identified at the Cherokee County Detention Center. Seven staff members and 28 inmates have been confirmed positive for Covid-19. On 1-28-2021 the Sheriff’s Office requested assistance from the Cherokee County Health Department after the first few cases were identified. The health Department tested all Detention staff […]

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  • North Carolina Extends Modified Stay At Home Order as Numbers Begin to Stabilize in an Effort to Continue to Slow the Spread

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    RALEIGH – Governor Roy Cooper and North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mandy Cohen today announced that North Carolina’s Modified Stay At Home Order, requiring people to be at home from 10 pm – 5 am, will be extended. Face covering requirements and restrictions on individuals gathering in both indoor and outdoor settings […]

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  • Erlanger recruits 65 physicians and advanced practice providers in 2020

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    Chattanooga, Tenn. – Erlanger Health System recruited 65 full-time physicians and advanced practice providers (APP) in 2020. Of these new providers, Thirty-four are physicians and 31 are APPs; Fifty-two are adult providers and 13 are pediatric providers; Adult providers represent 11 clinical specialties and areas of medicine – women’s services, orthopaedics and sports medicine, primary care, […]

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  • Governor Cooper Extends Modified Stay At Home Order

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    Governor Cooper extended North Carolina’s Modified Stay At Home Order that requires people to be at home from 10 pm – 5 am to last through at least Friday, January 29. Secretary Cohen also issued a Secretarial Directive with stark warnings for North Carolinians to avoid indoor spaces without masks and gatherings between households. Read here […]

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  • NCDHHS to Expand Reach Out and Read to All North Carolina Counties Through New Medicaid Initiative

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    RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services recently received approval to use federal matching funds to expand services for the evidence-based early childhood program, Reach Out and Read. Research shows that children who Reach Out and Read have improved literacy and language comprehension, and clinics have improved patient-clinician relationships and well-child visit […]

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  • North Carolina’s new stay at home order started last Friday

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    MURPHY, NC – On Tuesday, Governor Roy Cooper and NCDHHS Secretary Mandy Cohen announced a modified stay at home order that will go into effect Friday, December 11, and last until January 8, 2021. Cooper has the option to extend the order if necessary. They cited the “rapid” increase in key COVID-19 trends in the […]

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