• Buncombe murder suspect arrested in Cherokee County

    MURPHY, N.C. – A Murphy man was arrested on October 11 on murder and breaking and entering charges from Buncombe County, NC. Cross Lamar Beaver, 22, was located by an off-duty deputy sergeant who saw Beaver operating a vehicle in the Ranger Community. The sergeant maintained loose surveillance and provided locational information which enabled Investigators […]

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  • Cherokee and Clay under flash flood watch

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    MURPHY, N.C. – Murphy and Hayesville are under a flash flood watch until Thursday, October at 8 a.m. Neighboring Georgia counties are also under a flash flood watch and portions of east Tennessee. The National Weather Service Office (NWS) cautioned residents to pay attention to later forecasts in case they need to take action. In […]

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  • Plane crash kills two near Andrews, North Carolina

    MURPHY, N.C. –  On Sunday, October 3, 2021, a private single engine plane crashed into a mountainside north of Andrews, North Carolina. The single engine, Beechcraft B35, took off from Western Carolina Regional Airport just before 8 p.m. Soon after, Atlanta air control received a distress signal from the aircraft’s emergency location transmitter. The wreckage […]

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  • Cherokee man plead guilty to drug trafficking and breaking and entering

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    MURPHY, NC – A Cherokee County man will spend more than a decade in prison after admitting to five criminal charges, including breaking and entering, trafficking and possessing illegal drugs. Marble resident Travis Timpson, 41, plead guilty in Cherokee County Superior County Court last month. The charges included second-degree burglary, breaking and entering, possess schedule […]

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  • Traffic stop leads to drug arrest of Murphy man

    Murphy, NC— After executing a traffic stop, Cherokee County Deputies arrested the driver for possession of methamphetamine and cocaine on September 4. Officers noticed a vehicle operating without rear lights on US Hwy 64 near Murphy’s city limits. They pulled the car over and the driver attempted to run away. Deputies searched Steven Brendle, 22, […]

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  • Massachusetts sex offender arrested in Cherokee County

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    Murphy, NC— Cherokee County Deputies assisted in the location and arrest of an absconded sex offender from New Hampshire. Shane M. Funchion, 36, allegedly cut through his ankle monitor in July 2021 and fled New Hampshire. He was previously convicted in Massachusetts and registered on two counts of indecent assault and battery on a child […]

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  • Drug bust at arcade off US Hwy 64

    MURPHY, NC – A search of The American Pride Sweepstakes Arcade led to the arrest of three suspects for violation of the North Carolina General Statutes pertaining to gambling and illegal possession of controlled substances. The September 14 arrest stemmed from evidence of illegal gambling and uncovering of methamphetamine, heroin, and Buprenorphine Naloxone on the […]

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  • Sex offender arrested for failing to report online identifiers

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    Murphy, NC— Sheriff Derrick Palmer announced the July 01, 2021 arrest of Anthony Wayne Dendy, a 44-year-old male who listed a Murphy, North Carolina address, for violations of the Sex Offender Registry. In March 2021, Dendy reported in person to the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office to register as a convicted sex offender. During the registration […]

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  • Downtown Murphy planning big Independence Day celebration

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    MURPHY, NC – The third annual Red, White, and Brew event will be held on Saturday, July 3 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tennessee Street. The Independence Day Celebration offers something for all ages and features local food, beer, and art. Live music plays all afternoon with talent from Western North Carolina. In […]

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  • Your Shot at a Million: Governor Cooper Announces $4 Million Summer Cash

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    RALEIGH: As part of North Carolina’s effort to encourage more North Carolinians to receive COVID-19 vaccines, Governor Roy Cooper announced $4 Million Summer Cash and College Tuition drawings to motivate those who have not yet been vaccinated — and thank those who have. Four vaccinated North Carolinians 18 and older will win $1 million each and four […]

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  • A Murphy Female was arrested on drug-related charges

    Murphy, NC— Sheriff Derrick Palmer announced the June 2, 2021 arrest of 31-year-old Ashley Wickline Ray, of Murphy North Carolina for charges stemming from violations of the North Carolina Controlled Substances statutes. On June 2, 2021, Detectives with Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle being driven by Ashley Wickline Ray. […]

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  • Andrews man arrested in connection to catalytic converter theft

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    Murphy, NC— Sheriff Derrick Palmer announced the May 19, 2021 arrest of 30-year-old, Caine Tyler Burnette, of Andrews, North Carolina for charges stemming from an investigation into the theft of catalytic converters in Murphy, North Carolina. On May 7, 2021, The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office received reports of larceny at a business. Caine Tyler Burnette […]

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  • NC SNAC Releases Nutrition Resource Programs Guide

    RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services and its partners with the State Nutrition Action Coalition (SNAC) have released a new NC Food and Nutrition Resource Programs quick reference guide, which provides a snapshot of 14 different U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service programs available in North Carolina, like the Summer Nutrition […]

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