• Cherokee Board of Commissioners debate liquor privatization resolution

    MURPHY, N.C. -Cherokee County Commissioner C.B. McKinnon, District 2 (Republican), stated, “We shouldn’t be in the pot business or the liquor business” after the ‘Resolution of the Cherokee Board of Commissioners Opposing the Privatization of Retail Sale and Wholesale Distribution of Liquor’ was introduced at Monday’s meeting. Emotions were high as the Commissioners debated the […]

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  • Drug bust in Murphy, N.C.

    MURPHY, N.C. – In a Press Release received by FYN late this afternoon, Murphy Police Department announced the arrest of Brian John Majercik and Leslie Marie Cartwright in a drug bust at the Murphy’s Day’s Inn. Bond set at $500,000. Official Press Release Location: Days Inn, Hwy. 64 West, Murphy, NC 28906 Defendant #1: Brian John […]

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  • Cherokee County NC supports Cherokee Nation

    MURPHY, N.C.- “Cherokee Indians are our Indian people,” stated Cherokee County (N.C.) Board of Commissioners Chairman Gary Westmoreland (R). Westmoreland was speaking in reference to supporting the Opposition To Catawba Indian Nation Casino in North Carolina Resolution proposed at the April 2019 meeting of Cherokee County Commissioners. The Resolution was passed. “While the [Eastern Cherokee] […]

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  • Flash Flood Warning until 12:30 p.m. today

    Cherokee County North Carolina is facing up to 2 more inches of rain which may cause flash flooding. The National Weather Service in Morristown has issued a Flash Flood Warning for Cherokee County in southwestern North Carolina and Clay County in southwestern North Carolina until 12:30 p.m. EDT. At 9:29 a.m. EDT, Doppler radar indicated […]

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  • Bicycle Helmets and Watch for Me NC

    It is Spring and may cyclists will be heading outdoors for a joyous afternoon of exercise and sunshine. North Carolina Department of Transportation is reminding all motorized vehicle drivers to be on the look out for these cyclists. Cherokee County is among many North Carolina counties who is participating in the ‘Watch for Me NC’ […]

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  • Cherokee County NC could experience severe thunderstorms

    CHEROKEE COUNTY, N.C. – This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of southwest North Carolina, east Tennessee and southwest Virginia. Counties affected are: Cherokee, Clay, Scott, Campbell, Claiborne, Hancock, Hawkins, Sullivan, Johnson, Morgan, Anderson, Union, Grainger, Hamblen, Northwest Cocke, Cocke Smoky Mountains, Northwest Greene, Southeast Greene, Washington, Unicoi, Northwest Carter, Southeast Carter, Roane,Loudon, Knox, Jefferson, […]

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  • Home invasion on Sales Street in Murphy NC.

    MURPHY, N.C. – Murphy Police Department Assistant Chief Dustin Smith has issued a Press Release regarding a recent home invasion on Sales Street. Six individuals of which three were juveniles were apprehended and charged with the incident. Press Release On March 2nd 2019 around 2:00pm Cherokee County Dispatch received a 911 call in reference to […]

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  • Deputy Chief Mark Thigpen terminated

    Press Release On March 27, 2019 Cherokee County finance made Sheriff Palmer aware of an issue that concerned the use of a county issued cell phone.  Chief Deputy Mark Thigpen was in charge of the issuance of county issued cell phones to employees of the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office.  Sheriff Palmer questioned Chief Deputy Thigpen […]

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  • Cherokee BOC in opposition to SB 179 and HB 278

    MURPHY, N.C.- County Manager Randy Wiggins explained to the Cherokee Board of Commissioners how Senate Bill 179 and House Bill 278 would affect the county if passed, possibly costing Cherokee County taxpayers large amounts of money in the future. According to the resolution before the Board at its bi-monthly meeting on Monday, April 1, 2019, […]

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  • Cherokee County NC-Gun Sanctuary Resolution adopted

    Cherokee County First County in North Carolina to become a Gun Sanctuary County On March 14, 2019, in Dr. Dan Updates, by FreedomForum At its regular meeting on March 4, 2019, the Cherokee County (NC) Commission passed a Resolution declaring Cherokee County to be a GUN SANCTUARY COUNTY. The resolution is patterned after similar resolutions and […]

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  • Strong winds until midnight

    From the Cherokee County Emergency Management There is a slight risk for severe weather late this evening until midnight. The biggest threat for our area could be strong winds and brief periods of heavy rain with a total of 1-1.5 inches of rain possible. Please use caution if you are caught in any of these […]

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  • North Carolina Litter-Free Coalition anti-litter contest

    If you are a North Carolina public, private, charter or home school, please consider entering the North Carolina Litter-Free Coalition anti-litter contest, the image and economy of your community depends upon changing the habits of those that litter. “America the Beautiful Club” Anti-Litter Contest Rules The North Carolina Litter-Free Coalition is encouraging all Cherokee County […]

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  • The Town of Murphy water repairs completed

    Cherokee Emergency Management update: The Town of Murphy is rescinding the phase 3 water shortage emergency effective immediately. All water advisories have been canceled. Final repairs were completed Thursday evening. We appreciate the cooperation and patience of all our customers and apologize for the inconvenience this has caused. Thank you for your patience and understanding. […]

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  • Phillips’ motive a mystery in mass grave desecration

    A Graham County NC woman was arrested in Cherokee County on 61 felony counts of mass grave desecration. On Saturday, Dawn Renee Phillips, of Pendleton, is alleged to have entered the Lone Oak Cemetery in the Lake Santeetlah area of Graham County on March 2, 2019. Using church surveillance cameras, she was reportedly seen entering […]

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  • NC House Bill 145 could effect Cherokee County Schools

    The General Assembly Of North Carolina Session 2019 House Bill Primary Sponsors, Representatives Wesley Harris (Economic Consultant), John Autry (Freelance Media Production), Brandon Lofton (Lawyer), and Christy Clark (Paralegal), could have some impact on Cherokee County schools. There has been no comment from the Cherokee County Board of Education at the time of publication. FetchYourNews.com […]

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