• Security training provided for places of worship

    MURPHY, N.C.- The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office announced via Facebook Sheriff Derrick Palmer will be providing security training to places of worship this holiday season. The announcement on Facebook reads: The North Carolina Sheriff’s Association (NCSA) has convened a group of sheriffs and sheriff’s personnel from across the state to develop training materials that will […]

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  • Widespread power outages reported in Tri-State area

    MURPHY, N.C.- UPDATE: Union County, Georgia, EMA in conjunction with the American Red Cross and House of Prayer has opened a temporary emergency shelter at House of Prayer Family Life Center located at 145 Bible Camp Circle in Blairsville. If you are without power, have no alternate heat and need shelter, please travel to the shelter. […]

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  • Winter Storm Warning for Cherokee and Clay Counties, North Carolina

    Winter Storm Warning for Cherokee and Clay counties, North Carolina   Posted at 3:15 pm from the National Weather Service: Accumulating snowfall expected on Friday across Southwest North Carolina and the mountains of Eastern Tennessee… WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EST SATURDAY… Light to moderate snow occurring. Plan on difficult travel conditions, including […]

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  • School closings and traffic reports

    UPDATE: All Cherokee County Schools’ athletic events scheduled for this evening are cancelled. The Murphy versus Hiawassee Dam high school basketball game will be played Monday. The Andrews versus Robbinsville high school game will be rescheduled for a later time. All wrestling matches are cancelled as well. We are now under a winter weather warning, […]

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  • Holiday Events in Murphy and surrounding areas

    MURPHY, N.C.- Here is a list of holiday events happening in Murphy and the surrounding areas: The annual Harshaw Rd. synchronized Christmas light display will be taking place from now until New Year’s Eve with weather permitting. Any proceeds made will go directly to Toys for Tots. Hours of the display are Monday through Thursday […]

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  • BOLO: Missing Teen from Andrews, N.C.

    ANDREWS, N.C.- The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office is asking for assistance in locating a 17-year-old caucasian male, Brenden Witt, who is listed as a runaway. Current information is that Brenden may be in the Andrews community. Anyone having information concerning the location of Brenden please call the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office at 828-837-2589 or Cherokee […]

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  • Courthouse construction causes road closure

    MURPHY, N.C.- Murphy Police Department announced on Facebook today that beginning tomorrow morning (Dec. 7) at 8:30 a.m., a construction crew will be placing construction materials on the roof of the Cherokee County Courthouse. During this time, Peachtree St. will be closed from the intersection of Central St. (Cherokee County Courthouse) to Alpine St. (Murphy […]

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  • BOC approves Eichenbaum to remain as chairman in 2018

    MURPHY, N.C. – Dan Eichenbaum was elected to stay in his current position as head chairman of the Cherokee County Board of Commissioners (BOC) during the commissioners Monday, Dec. 4, meeting. However, the vote to keep Eichenbaum as head chairman was not unanimous. There was some tension between Commissioner Cal Stiles and Eichenbaum at the […]

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