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

BREAKING NEWS, WEATHER

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 1 to 3 inches of rain has already fallen across Cherokee and Clay counties over the last three hours. An additional inch or two will be possible over the next few hours as well, especially over northern Clay and Cherokee county border areas. As a result, flash flooding is expected to begin shortly.

Some locations that will experience flooding include Andrews, Murphy, Hayesville, Nantahala Lake, Shooting Creek, Tusquitee, Topton, Marble, Brasstown, and Culberson.

Severity:
Severe – Significant threat to life or property

Urgency:
Immediate – Responsive action SHOULD be taken immediately


* AFFECTED AREAS: CLAY, NC … CHEROKEE, NC

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Bicycle Helmets and Watch for Me NC

Press Release

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’ program.

PRESS RELEASE

RALEIGH, N.C.- A record number of children, more than 3,300, across the state will be receiving lifesaving bicycle helmets through the department’s Bicycle Helmet Initiative. The program is part of ongoing efforts to reduce bicycle injuries and deaths in North Carolina.

Helmets save lives. While less than half of all children typically wear a helmet while biking, they can reduce the risk of severe brain injuries by nearly 90 percent.

NCDOT uses funds from the sale of the “Share the Road” specialty license plate to pay for the helmets, which are given to underprivileged children.

In addition to the helmet initiative, the department’s Watch for Me NC program is also working to reduce pedestrian and bicyclist fatalities and injuries.

Started in 2012, the program educates and engages the community in working to keep people safe on the road. Law enforcement officers are trained in ways to communicate, improve and enforce safety rules in their area.

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Cherokee County NC could experience severe thunderstorms

WEATHER

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, Northwest Blount, Blount Smoky Mountains, North Sevier, Sevier Smoky Mountains, Sequatchie, Bledsoe, Rhea, Meigs, McMinn, Northwest Monroe, Southeast Monroe, Marion, Hamilton, Bradley, West Polk, East Polk, Lee, Wise, and Russell.

possible heavy rain fall ahead of cold front expected in Cherokee County NC

Strong to severe thunderstorms could impact the southern plateau and southeast Tennessee tonight ahead of a cold front. The main threat will be damaging straight,line winds in excess of 60 mph, but an isolated tornado cannot be ruled out. Locally heavy rainfall will accompany the showers and thunderstorms which could lead to localized flooding of low lying or poor drainage areas. Mountain wave enhancement of the winds is expected late today through tonight, with very strong and gusty winds across some of the higher elevations and foothills of the East Tennessee mountains. A high wind warning has been issued for these areas.

PRESS RELEASE

It will be breezy today with strong to possibly severe thunderstorms and heavy rain tonight.

Rain could total 1 inches to 2 inches and localized amounts up to 3 inches.

Timing will be 10 p.m. tonight through 4:00 a.m. in the morning.

Winds could gust up to 30 mph.

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Cherokee County NC chooses Advanced Disposal Mineral Bluff for temporary waste transfer

BREAKING NEWS

MURPHY, N.C. – The Cherokee Board of Commissioners has agreed to allow its Solid Waste Department to transfer materials to Advanced Disposal Waste Transfer Station in Mineral Bluff.

Robert Ward, Cherokee County NC Solid Waste Director speaks to Commissioners urging immediate waste transfer to Mineral Bluff, GA.

Robert Ward, Solid Waste Director, stated there had been an 11 percent increase in local waste in the last five years, helping to fill the current cell faster than was originally planned. But, until the new Phase Five cell can be constructed, waste was needed to be transferred out to another location to ease the burden on the current landfill.

He told the commissioners that as of April 12, 2019, there “was only 12 weeks of air space left”. He further added the loss of the compactor within the last year is the main reason the landfill was being filled to capacity. Landfill track hoes simply “could not compact trash as needed” as a compactor does.

County Manager Randy Wiggins agreed with Ward saying, “The loss of the compactor result(ed) in the loss of air space.”

Ward said immediately transferring waste would be at a cost of $56.14 per ton to the Mineral Bluff facility where Advanced Disposal agreed they would accept all loads.

It was further agreed Cherokee County could cancel the transfer at any time thus not tying the county to a long-term obligation.

A new compactor has recently been purchased, but has not come in time to alleviate the air space situation which is in its critical phase at this time.

Hauling to Mineral Bluff will begin next week.

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Deputy Chief Mark Thigpen terminated

BREAKING NEWS

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 if he allowed the use of a county issued cell phone to be used by an ex-employee.  The employee in question was his wife Libby Thigpen who was terminated from employment December 20, 2018.  Chief Deputy Thigpen acknowledged that he in fact allowed her to continue to use a county cell phone for personal use approximately three months after her termination.  Sheriff Palmer immediately terminated Chief Deputy Thigpen’s employment.  Chief Thigpen immediately surrendered his firearm and credentials and was escorted from the property.

This conduct is in direct violation of county policy and procedure regarding the conduct and use of county issued property.  See below for county policy:

From page 23 of County Personnel Policy and Procedures Manual

 

Section 4.        Use of County Property

Cherokee County NC Sheriff Derrick Palmer

Use of property owned or leased by the county is intended for official county business only.   Property including supplies, tools, materials, & equipment are not for personal use and should not be removed from
county premises except in the conduct of official county business.

 

 

Former Chief Deputy Thigpen made inquiry to County Manager Randy Wiggins office as to the amount of reimbursement to the county for the use of the cell phone.  On March 28, 2019 Former Chief Deputy Thigpen made reimbursement to Cherokee County in the amount of $190.07.  Attached are all known emails and a receipt for reimbursement.

Sheriff Derrick Palmer
577 Regal Street
Murphy NC 28906
Office-828-837-2589
Cell-828-557-3069
derrick.palmer@cherokeecounty-nc.gov

 

 

 

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Cherokee County NC-Gun Sanctuary Resolution adopted

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS, BREAKING NEWS

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 ordinances already passed by counties in the states of Oregon, Washington, and Illinois and are also being considered in many other locations. 

The resolution passed in our county defines, explains, and affirms the moral and legal basis for local officials to uphold and support the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution and the Constitution of the State of North Carolina.  The resolution then designates Cherokee County (NC) as a Gun Sanctuary County to preserve the Second Amendment rights of its citizens as defined by the body of laws outlined in the preamble of the resolution and by governmental authority. 

The resolution concludes by prohibiting the government of Cherokee County from using taxpayer funds to support any actions that infringe on the right of the people to keep and bear arms as defined by law.  The resolution does not change any state or federal laws.

The Sheriff spoke at the commission meeting in support of the resolution, urging the commission to adopt it.  He further stated that, as a constitutional sheriff, he would not support or assist in actions that infringed on our Second Amendment rights as defined by law. 

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Cherokee County Board of Commissioners 2019 meeting schedule

Community, Politics

Cherokee Board of Commissioners meet at the Cherokee County Courthouse, 75 Peachtree Street, Multi-Purpose Room 342, Murphy, NC.

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Cherokee County (NC) Board of Education meeting schedule for 2019

Cherokee County Schools, Community, News

The 2019 Cherokee County Board of Education meeting schedule is now available. For more information, please phone 828-837-2722 for times and school location addresses. You may also visit their website at https://www.cherokee.k12.nc.us/ for more details.

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