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Landfill crunch could cost county $560K

    Murphy – Cherokee County has nearly run out of landfill space much sooner than expected, which could cost county ...

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Child abuse victims seek advocates
Greg and Cindy Bradshaw have fostered 25 children in Cherokee County over a decade’s time.

    Out of the 561 reports of child abuse the Cherokee County Department of Social Services screened last year, about ...

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Hospital officials urge governor to fight for Medicaid expansion
Gov. Roy Cooper visits with Erlanger Western Carolina Hospital officials Mark Kimball (right) and Kevin Spiegel (left), along with other community leaders, in hopes of raising support for expanding Medicaid in North Carolina. Photo by Ben Katz

    Peachtree – Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper has faced a lot of challenges from North Carolina’s Republican leadership over the ...

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FIRESIDE CHATS: Local visitor survived hate of the Holocaust
Forty of Eva  Maiden’s relatives were killed by the Nazi military during the Holocaust. Photo by Ben Katz

    Blairsville, Ga. – When Eva Maiden arrived in the New York, the United States was yet to be bombed.   

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Broadband bill could help expand service to rural areas

    Raleigh – Some local students go to a fast food restaurant to do their homework because they don’t have ...

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New floodplain ordinance coming to Andrews

    Andrews – The N-Focus drama is not quite over yet.     With the civil lawsuit behind them, town officials must ...

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Talented artists make 50/50 show a hit
At the 50/50 art show at the Valleytown Cultural Arts Center in downtown Andrews, Jake Orr observed as Kirby Phillips found that "the shape of" one of the mirrors featured in the gallery, "and the colors" of it turned an everyday object "different than a traditional mirror." Photo by Ben Katz

    Andrews – Sara Shields was talking about her artwork Friday night at the Andrews 50/50 Art Show when something ...

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DOT grants county possible lot for EMS station

    Murphy – Cherokee County was granted a new potential site for Emergency Management Services Station 1.     The N.C. Department ...

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Woman denies trying to run over relative

    Murphy – An area woman arrested earlier this month on charges that she allegedly tried to run over a ...

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Conference inspires, educates women
At the Multicultural Women's Development Conference, Marion Price-White, who grew up in Jamaica, delighted attendees with her dance to Jamaican folk music, even inspiring some audience participation. Photo by Samantha Sinclair

    Hayesville – About 70 women from a variety of backgrounds gathered Saturday for the 17th Multicultural Women’s Development Conference ...

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