Gun found in local park sparks police investigation

Konehete Park, News


Photos courtesy of Alice Miller

MURPHY, N.C.- The Murphy Police Department is actively investigating after a gun and several other questionable items were found at Konehete Park Saturday morning.


In the morning hours of Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, Alice Miller, a resident of Cherokee County, North Carolina, came upon five items, which included an unloaded pistol, flash light, cell phone, one boot, and a small case, found abandoned at Konehete Park.

Miller immediately called Murphy Police Department with the findings.  Issuing a statement on the incident, Assistant Chief of Police Dustin Smith said:

MPD Officers notified me of the items found in the park on Saturday. MPD Officer Wooten did attempt to locate the owners of the items and determine the reason for the items being in the park. We have not been able to determine that as of this time.  The firearm was not listed in the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) database as a stolen firearm and does not match stolen reports as of now. We will continue to investigate this incident and try to find answers as to why these items were left unattended in the park.”

At this time, MPD does not have a person of interest and have not made any arrests in this case. However, the investigators and law enforcement officers at MPD are working diligently on this case.

“It is important to make sure people are alert and if they see something suspicious to call it in.” Miller wrote in an email regarding the incident. “People should be careful, but not fearful.”

If you have any information regarding this case or any other suspicious activity, please contact Murphy Police Department at 828-837-2214. Continue to check back with us at Fetch Your News for updates on this story and other news in Cherokee County, North Carolina. attracts more than 300,000 page views and 3.5 million impressions per month for ad server. FYNTV attracts approximately 15,000 viewers per week and has between 15,000 to 60,000 per week Facebook page reach. For the most effective, least expensive local advertising, call 706-276-6397 or visit [email protected].

Feminism As A Weapon


The screaming attacks by brainwashed ninny’s on US Senators over the Kavanaugh
confirmation vote, no matter how the media tries to frame it, it still remains that ignorant young
women of college age, many quite probably Georgetown students or grads, infected with the
disease of Marxist feminism, have been rallied to the Anti-Fa cause to destroy, on the
Democrats behalf, a singular individual whose personal testimony by practice and example,
stands as a threat to their advancement of Socialism. America must be feminized!

Their argument is: ‘What counts is only what women say and women, therefore, must be
believed.’ Men are grouped collectively as sexist, immoral pigs with no legitimate reason to exist
except to obey and procreate on demand. “Otherwise they can just shut up and go away.” I
wonder how many real mothers will subscribe to that notion? How many moral, happy families
will be adversely affected by this philosophy when their own children go to college.

Like the anti-fascists, these organized squadrons of feminist Amazons, financially supported by
the George Soros organization, Hillary Clinton’s backers and other anti-Trump PAC’s, can be
thrown into the breach of any social conflict when numbers and loud voices are needed to kill an
unpopular proposal, mangle an idea, intimidate politicians and bully conservatives.

Several years ago, Rush Limbaugh revealed his list of life’s undeniable truths. I forget how
many there were but one I recall was “feminism was invented so ugly women could have sex.” It
also required beer. But, alas, lo these many years later they apparently still haven’t got the sex
they wanted so now, by God, nobody can have any, or beer either for that matter because it
harms women.

In a change of tactics, the Democrat derangement syndrome has refocused on women the
Democrats are fast losing to conservatism, including American women of African descent. They
are desperate to recapture the issue of women as victims while at the same time, using the
power of the scream to destroy Trump’s second conservative Supreme Court nominee from
he rightful elevation to that high bench. He is too dangerous to them on several levels.

In light of the scurrilous charges made against judge Kavanaugh as an individual alleging that,
when he was a teen age boy thirty-six years ago he attempted to fondle a teenage female, by
today’s standards is a complete violation of the feminists rules against fraternization between the
sexes for any reason. In consequence, these hoards of failed female sexless vampires have
descended on Congress to bully and inflame passions against only one person, judge
Kavanaugh, like it was he and he alone who was responsible for them not getting laid.

So, according to the new feminist mantra, if one is a teenage white male who matriculated
through the American school system(s) without being sufficiently indoctrinated, then he is
automatically disqualified from high office. If he drinks beer he’s disqualified from any office.

The shameful thing is that many of these “feminists” who graduated from their schools of
Marxist indoctrination are now professors in those colleges and universities promulgating the
very anti-man hatred that may soon be visited on them. An unleash feminist mob, without a
mans steady guiding hand, will naturally turn to screaming idle threats, wearing silly pink hats
glorifying the vagina’s they don’t use, and wearing their voices hoarse screaming at men who
will pay them no attention. Remember, freedom is the goal, the Constitution is the way. Now, go
get ‘em! (06Oct18)

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 help places of worship create security plans to keep citizens safe during the holiday season.

The group was established by Sheriff Hubert A. Peterkin (Hoke County, N.C.), President of the NCSA, at the suggestion of Sheriff John W. Ingram V (Brunswick County, N.C.) as a result of recent attacks at community gatherings and in places of worship in the U.S. and abroad.

The group’s goal was to prepare materials to be used by sheriffs and their personnel to train places of worship to develop security plans designed to minimize harm done in the event of an active shooter.

“When you’re a sheriff, you have to be prepared for many different types of events in order to effectively protect the citizens that you serve. In light of last summer’s tragic attack in a Charleston (S.C.) church, North Carolina sheriffs from the mountains to the coast have received requests to provide training at churches and other places of worship regarding appropriate security measures,” said Peterkin.

The NCSA Church Security Group worked this fall to develop materials that all sheriff’s offices in North Carolina can use to provide training, upon request, to places of worship in their county. The training is designed to teach church personnel and members how to attempt to prevent critical incidents and how to react if a critical incident occurs during worship services.

“We have typically felt safe in our communities without much thought of danger in our places of worship. However, recent events have shown that no community is safe. From Charleston, South Carolina, to Sutherland Springs, Texas, we see that no community is exempt from tragedy. It is our duty to provide training to any place of worship that desires to be proactive and help make our communities as safe as possible,” said Sheriff Palmer.

Topics discussed in the training materials include:

– Conducting a Security Risk Assessment;

– Developing a Place of Worship Security Plan;

– What to do during the Critical Incident;

– What to do immediately after the Critical Incident; and

– The need to provide Crisis Intervention Stress Management afterward.

“The sheriff’s of North Carolina are dedicated to assisting the churches and houses of worship in their counties with security and safety training to improve public safety across our state. A place of worship should be a place of peace and a safe haven,” said Peterkin.

Sheriff Palmer will be leading this training on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, at 7 p.m. The location will be at Little Brasstown Baptist Church 6120 Harshaw Rd, Brasstown, NC 28902. All citizens are invited to attend.

Anyone with questions concerning the training seminar can contact the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office at 828-837-2589. attracts more than 300,000 page views and 3.5 million impressions per month for ad server. FYNTV attracts approximately 15,000 viewers per week and has between 15,000 to 60,000 per week Facebook page reach. For the most effective, least expensive local advertising, call 706-276-6397 or visit [email protected].

Convicted felon found with semi-automatic guns and drugs in Murphy

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MURPHY, N.C.- Sheriff Derrick Palmer announced that on Nov. 25, 2017, Victor Thomas Jacob Runge, 23, of Murphy, North Carolina, was arrested for charges involving illegal possession of drugs and a stolen gun.   

On or about Nov. 25, 2017, the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office was assisting the North Carolina Highway Patrol who was operating a driver’s license checkpoint. As Runge, who came through the checkpoint, was questioned concerning his driver’s license, Runge was observed reaching for something in the center console. During a incident to arrest search of the vehicle, a stolen semi-automatic pistol was located, which later was identified as being stolen from Athens, Tennessee. Additionally in the search, a quantity of suspected methamphetamine was seized along with U.S. currency. Additional investigation revealed that Runge was previously convicted of a felony and was not allowed to have a firearm in his possession.

Runge was transported to the Cherokee County Detention Center where the North Carolina Magistrate set a $30,000 secure bond for the following charges: felon in possession of firearm. possession of stolen firearm, possession of methamphetamine, carrying concealed weapon, possession of drug paraphernalia. Runge is expected to appear in Cherokee County District Court on Dec. 5, 2017.   

Sheriff Palmer stated, “This had the potential of a very bad ending. We do not know what this individual’s intentions were by reaching toward the console where the gun was found, but alert officers were able to diffuse the situation and get drugs and guns off the street. This is a great example of the teamwork we enjoy with fellow agencies in Cherokee County. We appreciate the cooperative effort of the Troopers and all the law enforcement agencies that help keep Cherokee County safe and secure.”

Sheriff Palmer asks if you should have any information concerning this case or any other case, to report suspicious activity and suspected violations of the law and please call 828-837-3144 or submit a tip at [email protected]. attracts more than 300,000 page views and 3.5 million impressions per month for ad server. FYNTV attracts approximately 15,000 viewers per week and has between 15,000 to 60,000 per week Facebook page reach. For the most effective, least expensive local advertising, call 706-276-6397 or visit [email protected].

Dallas Dwayne Carringer pled guilty to assault with a deadly weapon


MURPHY, N.C. — Dallas Dwayne Carringer, 25, of Murphy pled guilty to assault with a
deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury in Cherokee County Superior Court
presided over by the Honorable Gary Gavenus on Nov. 13, 2017.

In May 2017, the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence on Candy
Mountain Road in the Hiwassee Dam community of Cherokee County to a report of an
individual being shot. At the culmination of the investigation, Carringer was arrested.

Judge Gavenus sentenced Carringer to not less than 67 months nor more than 93 months in

Sheriff Palmer stated, “This was some outstanding work by individuals in my office who
quickly made an arrest. We thank District Attorney Welch and her staff on teaming up with us
to present a case and bring Carringer to justice.”

Sheriff Palmer encourages anyone that has information on this crime or any other to
report it. To report crime in Cherokee County, you can call the anonymous tip line at 828-837-
1344 or email a tip at crime.[email protected] or call 911 if you observe a crime in

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