• 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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