Megan Kilpatrick rides with her horse through the barrel racing and pole bending events at the Mountain Folk Center on Saturday. Photo by BEN KATZ
The Hiwassee River  Watershed Coalition regularly monitors water quality in Cherokee County’s rivers and streams. Photo by BEN KATZ
Drs. Will and Brenda Chambliss at their studio in Murphy. Photo by BEN KATZ
Charlie Spence chats with new Executive Director of Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce Meredith Jorgenson at an event at ShoeBooties Cafe on June 30. Photo by BEN KATZ
Last year, more than 70 volunteers showed up to the event, a large chunk of them from Tri-County Early College High School in Peachtree. Photo by STEVE BAUMGARTNER
Murphy's Adam Powell (76) tackles Hendersonville's Terrold Gary (20) during the season opener on Friday, Aug. 21, 2015 at Bob Hendrix Memorial Stadium.  Photo by RYAN REVOCK

News Stories

   Cleveland, Ga. – A Murphy man suspected of being a major player in the drug trade in Georgia and North Carolina was arrested July 20 in White County, Ga.

    Murphy – Police are searching for an armed gunman who robbed a video store on Andrews Road on Monday night.

Megan Kilpatrick rides with her horse through the barrel racing and pole bending events at the Mountain Folk Center on Saturday. Photo by BEN KATZ

    Ranger – Since Faith Woody was 2 years old, she’s been riding horses. On Saturday evening, she even sang the national anthem from atop her horse.

Sports

Murphy's Adam Powell (76) tackles Hendersonville's Terrold Gary (20) during the season opener on Friday, Aug. 21, 2015 at Bob Hendrix Memorial Stadium.  Photo by RYAN REVOCK

    Murphy – David Gentry is entering his 33rd year at the helm of the Murphy High School Bulldogs’ football program.

Harrison Duncan is seated with (from left in back) Bulldogs teammates Hayden Hughes, Jacob Bates and Joe Coker, plus brother Hayden Duncan. Harrison, the son of Jim and Andria Duncan of Murphy, signed a baseball scholarship with Emmanuel College on Friday.

    Murphy – It took years to sell Harrison Duncan on baseball.

Murphy’s Joey Curry (left) denies Rosman’s Josh Rice a stolen base with a tag out at second during the Bulldogs’ April 19 matchup with Rosman.

    Murphy – Rising Murphy junior Joey Curry has been named to the 2016 N.C. Baseball Coaches Association All-State Team.

Obituaries

    Fannie Stalcup Smart, 96, of Hayesville, died Monday, July 25, 2016, in a Gastonia hospital.

    Fannie Stalcup Smart, 96, of Hayesville, died Monday, July 25, 2016, in a Gastonia hospital.
    Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Ivie Funeral Home, Hayesville.

    Raymond Snoekstra, 80, of Andrews, passed away Sunday, July 23, 2016, at his residence.
    A memorial service will be held at a later date.

The Cherokee Scout

Mailing Address:
89 Sycamore St. 

Murphy, NC 28906
Phone: 828-837-5122
Fax: 828-837-5832