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Murphy High football game stopped & evacuated after reported nearby shooting  WLOS

UPDATE: On Saturday, Murphy police said the shooting was fatal, and a suspect is in custody. The Murphy High School Bulldogs and the North Georgia Falcons ...

Year in Review: Top 5 teams of 2018  Asheville Citizen-Times

The Citizen Times picks its Top 5 high school sports teams of 2018.

WNC high school football: 2018 All-WNC Team  Asheville Citizen-Times

The Citizen Times has released its All-WNC football teams for the 2018 season.

The road to 400 wins: Murphy's David Gentry shares a look back at a prolific coaching career  Asheville Citizen-Times

The longtime Murphy football coach reflects on his past, present and future and how he made it to 400 career wins.

Accused Murphy High School principal now on administrative leave without pay  WTVC

Administrators at Cherokee County Schools say Murphy High School's principal is now on administrative leave without pay.On January 26th, Thomas Graham ...

Murphy volleyball continues dominance of Hayesville  The Cherokee Scout

Hayesville – It took a lot of tenacity, but the Murphy Lady Bulldogs got the job done.

School open house schedule set  The Cherokee Scout

Before the public school year begins Monday, Aug. 27, most area schools allow students and parents to stop by the campus for a special event to meet their ...

WNC high school football: Murphy state championship game preview  Asheville Citizen-Times

The Citizen Times breaks down the 1A state title game between Murphy and Pamlico County.

SCOUTING AROUND: Bulldog alum begins filming of 'Murphy'  The Cherokee Scout

Some people at Murphy High School's football game Friday night may have noticed a film crew present. They were recording footage to be used in Erik Rollins' ...

UPDATE: Murphy High School principal indicted on two charges of indecent liberties with student  WRCB-TV

Cherokee County Schools has suspended Murphy High School Principal Thomas Graham in response to allegations of misconduct.

Murphy High School principal accused of indecent liberties with student  WLOS

The principal of Murphy High School is arrested on charges of indecent liberties.The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office says Thomas Graham is charged with two ...

Murphy volleyball set to defend conference title  The Cherokee Scout

Murphy – Last year, Murphy High School volleyball made history.

HOMECOMING 2018: Martin takes the crown  The Cherokee Scout

Ellie Martin was thrilled to have the crown placed on her head at Murphy's homecoming Friday night.

Suspect apprehended, charged with murder after shooting that ended Murphy ballgame  WLOS

A man is in custody and charged with murder after a fatal shooting ended a high school game in Murphy Friday night. On Friday September 7, 2018 at around 9 ...

Murphy High principal suspended, faces sexual misconduct charges  Asheville Citizen-Times

Thomas Graham, Murphy High School principal, was suspended and later arrested on two charges of misconduct involving a student. The charges were sexual ...

ELECTION 2018: Coffey faces school board challenge from Curtis  The Cherokee Scout

Coffey hopes another term on school board. Andrews – Tim Coffey waited until the absolute last moment to decide whether to run for another term on the ...

Year in Review: Top 10 games of 2018  Asheville Citizen-Times

With 2019 quickly approaching, The Citizen Times has compiled its picks for the Top 10 games of 2018.

Graham firing seems inevitable  The Cherokee Scout

Murphy – With a Thursday deadline looming on principal Thomas Graham's suspension from Murphy High School, interim principal Jason Forrister was ...

Bulldogs double down with two female kickers  The Cherokee Scout

Murphy – The Murphy High School football program has found the perfect way to fill its kicking role over ... PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM *CONTENT* Our ...

Murphy's David Gentry to be inducted into national Hall of Fame  Asheville Citizen-Times

Murphy coach David Gentry has added another accolade to a career that includes seven state titles and 404 career wins.

Homicide at nearby store forced cancellation of Murphy football game  Asheville Citizen-Times

The incident at Nate's Country Store forced the evacuation of Murphy High School's Bob Hendrix Memorial Stadium during Friday night's football game.

SCOUTING AROUND: Middle Schools honor top students  The Cherokee Scout

Graduating from middle school can be a big deal in Cherokee County, as many students have gone to school in the same building since pre-kindergarten.

SCOUTING AROUND: Murphy Elementary quilt resurfaces at thrift store  The Cherokee Scout

The minute she walked into the Re-Seller Thrift Store, Elaine Dumas knew the quilt hanging in the front entryway was the same one that used to hang in Murphy ...

Dogs, Knights make fools out of MaxPreps rankings  The Cherokee Scout

Murphy – So, exactly how is that MaxPreps playoff ranking system working out? Well, Murphy lost one less game than Mitchell during the regular season, yet ...

Canes clash with Murphy for 1A football title  New Bern Sun Journal

BAYBORO - Even though Pamlico County and Murphy High Schools are separated by pretty much an entire state (493.5 miles), the two schools still share some ...

Special Olympics come to Murphy Friday  The Cherokee Scout

Murphy – After a lengthy period of planning, the Far West Special OIympics have finally arrived.

Kids enjoy Big Brothers Big Sisters fire muster  The Cherokee Scout

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cherokee County put on their third annual fire muster for kids with the help of Murphy Fire Department officials on Monday afternoon ...

Newcomers vie for GOP nomination for at-large school board  The Cherokee Scout

Murphy – The Republican nomination in the race for the at-large seat on the Cherokee County Board of Education will be contested by two candidates in the ...

Western NC high school football scoreboard Week 10  Asheville Citizen-Times

It's Week 10 of the high school football season, and the Citizen Times is gearing up for another great Friday night of coverage. Make sure you've got all the ...

Officers finally corner wanted man after dangerous chase  The Cherokee Scout

Texana – The outbreak of high-speed chases in Cherokee County over recent weeks came to a head again Wednesday afternoon, when a wanted man from ...

Friday Football Frenzy -- A look back at the 2018 season  WLOS

When the high school football schedules came out in August, it was thought the playoffs would begin Friday night, Nov. 9. But Mother Nature had other plans.

Murphy principal put on leave without pay during indecent liberties investigation  Asheville Citizen-Times

After allegations of indecent liberties with a student, Murphy High School Principal Thomas Graham is now suspended without pay.

NSJ Coach of the Year: Satterfield parlays App State success into Louisville job  North State Journal

Appalachian State was the preseason favorite to win the Sun Belt Conference's East Division and play in the league's first-ever postseason championship game.

2018 North Carolina High School Football State Championships  WLOS

2018 North Carolina High School Athletic Association Football State Championships (NCHSAA) Times by Venue: All times EST. UNIVERSITY OF NORTH ...

WNC high school football: Third-round capsules  Asheville Citizen-Times

Breadowns and predictions of the third round WNC football playoff games Friday night.

Murphy's David Gentry nominated for NFHS Hall of Fame  Asheville Citizen-Times

Murphy's legendary football coach David Gentry has been nominated to be inducted into the Class of 2019's National High School Hall of Fame.

Clapsaddle, Barolet make college choices  The Cherokee Scout

Murphy – Two Murphy High School seniors have chosen to continue their athletic pursuits at the next level. Aubrey Clapsaddle inked her name on the dotted ...

North Carolina playoff schedule altered in wake of Hurricane Florence  USA TODAY High School Sports

The North Carolina High School Athletic Association announced changes to the regular season and playoff schedules of several sports.

Police: Student who fired gun at Murphy High School will be charged as an adult

No one was injured today when shots were fired at Mobile's Murphy High School, according to Mobile police. 16-year-old student Jonah Neal is in custody in ...

Martins Creek, Murphy middle, high litter competition winners  The Cherokee Scout

In 2016-17, the N.C. Litter-Free Coalition visited several Cherokee County Schools to discuss the negative effects of litter. We also encouraged a year-end ...

Cherokee County considers combining schools  WTVC

Crumbling, deteriorating schools moves one teacher to tears.Right now, school leaders in Cherokee County are weighing whether to consolidate schools they ...

Principal placed on leave after indecent liberties charge  Seattle Times

MURPHY, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina high school principal has been placed on administrative leave without pay after he was charged with taking indecent ...

NC Baseball Coaches Association releases 2018 all-state team  The Charlotte Observer

The N.C. Baseball Coaches Association has named its 2018 all-state baseball team. Seven Mecklenburg County stars and a plethora of Observer-area players ...

SCOUTING AROUND: Piano Man entertains for Big Brothers Big Sisters  The Cherokee Scout

Lee Alverson is a talented piano player in his own right, but Friday night, like many other nights, he stepped out on stage at McGuire's Millrace Farm in Peachtree ...

Wood all smiles as Murphy's homecoming queen  The Cherokee Scout

Murphy – There's no other feeling in the world that even comes close.

Antonio Moore, Northeastern take part in NCHSAA football championship media day | w/Video  The Daily Advance

Thursday, December 13, 2018. RALEIGH — Northeastern head football coach Antonio Moore was dressed for the occasion. With a white dress shirt, khaki pants ...

FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS: Wendy Leatherwood  The Cherokee Scout

This is one of an occasional series of articles that draws attention to ordinary Cherokee County residents and their extraordinary lives.

Journal set to merge with Scout | Andrews Journal, Andrews, North Carolina  Andrews Journal

When driving east on the four-lane highway from Murphy or west coming from the Nantahala Gorge into Andrews, some of the best views in Cherokee County ...

Murphy hoops sweeps Hiwassee Dam in rematch  The Cherokee Scout

Hiwassee Dam – Playing an in-county rival twice in a 12-day span can have its advantages and disadvantages.

WNC high school football: Third-round playoff scoreboard  Asheville Citizen-Times

It's the third week of the NCHSAA high school football playoffs, and the Citizen Times is gearing up for another great Friday night of coverage.

ELECTION 2017: Meet Murphy's town council candidates  The Cherokee Scout

There are eight candidates for Murphy Town Council in the general election Tuesday, Nov. 7.

DA hires new prosecutor  Smoky Mountain News

The District Attorney's Office recently hired a new prosecutor, Kimberly Hayes Harris. Harris is a native of Cherokee County. Upon graduating from Murphy High ...

Championship weekend is set  Mount Airy News

CHAPEL HILL — The 105th edition North Carolina High School Athletic Association Football State Championships are set for this weekend.

Several WNC standouts named to NCBCA All-State baseball teams  Asheville Citizen-Times

The North Carolina Baseball Coaches Association released its picks for All-State teams this week, with several WNC standouts finding their names on the list, ...

Jack Coleman  Cleveland Daily Banner

Jack Kimsey Coleman, 77, of Old Fort, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, at his home. A native of Murphy, N.C., he was born on June 4, 1941, to the late ...

YOUR FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS: Terry Postell  The Cherokee Scout

Terry Postell. This is one of an occasional series of articles that draws attention to ordinary Cherokee County residents and their extraordinary lives. Andrews ...

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Murphy's Wood commits to Western Carolina for track  The Cherokee Scout

Murphy senior Peyton Wood committed to run both cross-country and track for Western Carolina on Thursday. “It feels amazing,” Wood said. “I never dreamed ...

Bulldogs win 1A state championship  The Cherokee Scout

Chapel Hill – Back-to-back defensive encroachments are often frowned upon, but especially so in a state championship game.

CROSS COUNTRY: CMS boys, girls take second in Conference Championship  Cherokee One Feather

By SCOTT MCKIE B.P.. ONE FEATHER STAFF. What started as a rainy, gloomy morning ended up as a sunny day full of wondrous clouds over the Cherokee ...

Thousands of scholarships available for local students  The Cherokee Scout

Searching for college scholarships is a daunting task for high school juniors and seniors. Fortunately, there are many local scholarships originating from ...

SCOUTING AROUND: Christmas parade to honor Special Olympians  The Cherokee Scout

Murphy's Hometown Christmas Parade will march through downtown Saturday afternoon with bands, floats and very special guests of honor.

Coleman, Jack Kimsey (Old Fort)  The Chattanoogan

Jack Kimsey Coleman, 77, of Old Fort, passed away Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at his home. A native of Murphy, NC, he was born June 4, 1941 to the late ...

Polk County silencing doubters during surprising playoff run  Asheville Citizen-Times

After a 3-8 regular season, Polk County's record told one story. The Wolverines' coaches pleaded with them to author a new one after they slipped into the 1AA ...

Harris joins district attorney staff | News  The Mountaineer

Kimberly Hayes Harris has joined the staff of the 30th Prosecutorial District.

Murphy tops Asheville in preseason scrimmage  The Cherokee Scout

Asheville – Take everything you have ever believed about the basics of football classification and throw them out the window. The 1A Murphy High School ...

YOUR FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS: Wanda Stalcup  The Cherokee Scout

This is one of an occasional series of articles that draws attention to ordinary Cherokee County residents and their extraordinary lives.

YOUR FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS: Bill Vespasian  The Cherokee Scout

This is one of an occasional series of articles that draws attention to ordinary Cherokee County residents and their extraordinary lives.

BASKETBALL: Braves win conference tournament, Lady Braves runner-up  Cherokee One Feather

By SCOTT MCKIE B.P.. ONE FEATHER STAFF. MURPHY – The Cherokee Braves (16-5) won the Big Smoky Mountain Conference tournament with a 90-78 win ...

Commissioners to upgrade park, litter honorees recognized  The Cherokee Scout

Murphy – The Cherokee County Board of Commissioners voted Monday night to invest as much as $57000 to improve the restrooms and playground in ...

NRA grants help local students learn safety  Smoky Mountain News

Recent efforts to enhance student safety by placing armed volunteers in the nation's schools have resulted in predictable blowback from anti-gun activists, some ...

Murphy's Stroup reaches 1000-point mark  The Cherokee Scout

Hayesville – The 1,000-point threshold is difficult for any athlete to attain in high school basketball. But this is no ordinary athlete. This is Emma Stroup, a senior ...

Murphy native, wife join fugitive reality show  The Cherokee Scout

Greensboro – A Murphy native and his wife recently went on the lam, running from government agents and hoping not to be captured.

HUMANS OF CHEROKEE COUNTY: Monica Stiles  The Cherokee Scout

Editor's note: This is one of an occasional series of articles that draws attention to ordinary Cherokee County residents and their extraordinary lives.

PEAKS AND VALLEYS: Playgrounds, parks thrill kids in the summer  The Cherokee Scout

Whether a family wants to balance on a slackline, play ball or simply go for a walk, Cherokee County has plenty to offer between the efforts of the county, towns, ...

Female athletes tackle high school football in WNC  Asheville Citizen-Times

Murphy's Katelyn Jones and Rosman's Madison Fischer have become the first female football players at their respective high school's.

Moore, Doris Wells  Winston-Salem Journal

PFAFFTOWN Sept. 29, 1933 - Nov. 13, 2018 Doris Wells Moore, 85, of Pfafftown died on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 Doris was born September 29, 1933 in ...

18 shooting incidents have occurred on school grounds in the US in 2018  WFMY News 2

Within the first couple months of 2018, there have now been 18 school shootings across the United States. Not all shootings that have happened this year are ...

Difficult decision to change high schools paid off for Georgias Michael Curry  Online Athens

Three years ago, Michael Curry was the new guy on the Gainesville (Ga.) High School baseball team. He had just moved from North Carolina, leaving behind ...

The Most Beautiful Public High School in Every State in America  Architectural Digest

For most students, summer has ended and schools across America are back in session (to the delight of some, to the chagrin of others). So what better time to ...

N.C. State student mourned at home after tragedy  The Cherokee Scout

Raleigh – A Hiwassee Dam native set to graduate from N.C. State University later this week died tragically in a car crash Sunday morning. Cheyanne Hass, 22 ...

Lady Bulldogs primed for playoffs  The Cherokee Scout

UPDATE: The Murphy Lady Bulldogs received a bye in the first round of the state playoffs. They will host a second-round game at 6 p.m..

Tarnowski named new WHS girls' soccer coach | Local Sports  Watauga Democrat

BOONE — Chris Tarnowski was an assistant coach with the Watauga girls' soccer team last season.

PIGSKIN 2016: Bulldogs have lofty expectations  The Cherokee Scout

Murphy – One look at the various polls that come out prior to a high school football season and it is once again obvious that the Murphy High School Bulldogs ...

SCOUTING AROUND: Former Girl Scouts reconnect, recall lightning incident  The Cherokee Scout

An article first seen on the front page of the Cherokee Scout/Clay County Progress in 1967 got a happy ending thanks to National Public Radio's Missed ...

Slade McTaggart named News 13 Player of the Week  WLOS

Murphy High School junior Slade McTaggart has been named News 13 Prep Player of the Week for week 12 of prep football. The running back only had 8 ...

Eight Mecklenburg Co. players named to N.C. all-state baseball team  Charlotte Observer

The N.C. Baseball Coaches Association released its all-state team for all classes Friday and eight Mecklenburg Co. players made the list.

Seven Midlands players selected for Shrine Bowl  The State

Spring Valley's Channing Tindall and Dutch Fork's Bryce Thompson headline this year's Midlands selection for Shrine Bowl.

Walk-up music plays important role in high school baseball, softball  Asheville Citizen-Times

Walk-up music may seem trivial, but it's quickly become an integral part of the high school baseball and softball experience.

Football Friday  Mount Airy News

Only eight 1A teams in the entire state had the honor of putting on the pads and practicing on Thanksgiving Day.Two of those eight are right here in Surry…

3 Mecklenburg County stars to play in Shrine Bowl Saturday  The Charlotte Observer

Three Mecklenburg County stars will play in the annual all-star game Saturday.

Fourth school considers forfeit against Archbishop Murphy High  Q13 FOX

Cedar Park Christian School is the latest school considering a forfeit against powerhouse Archbishop Murphy High School.

All-state baseball teams announced  Asheville Citizen-Times

The N.C. Baseball Coaches Association has announced its all-state teams and they include 10 players from Western North Carolina.

Bears back for Redemption  Elkin Jonesville Tribune

History is written by the victors. Rather, in this case, the newspaper headline is written by the victors. The Mount Airy Bears stormed the playing field Friday night ...

Bears' kicker eyes milestones in last game  Mount Airy News

Mount Airy senior placekicker Robert Brown (1) has a shot at several career milestones in the MAHS and NCHSAA record books as he plays in his final ...

WRESTLING: Two Braves win Conference Championships  Cherokee One Feather

MURPHY – Two members of the Cherokee Braves varsity wrestling team won championships in their division at the Smoky Mountain Conference tournament ...

MS BASKETBALL: Braves use Cherokee language to win SMC championship  Cherokee One Feather

By AMBLE SMOKER. ONE FEATHER STAFF. MURPHY – Few instances can replicate the emotional power of athletic sporting events and the proud traditions of ...

These are all the school shootings that have taken place so far in 2018 and it's only February - NY Daily News  New York Daily News

There have been 18 school shootings so far this year, including one that claimed 17 lives at a Florida public school Wednesday.

DOT will consider Asheville Merrimon Ave. narrowing idea  Asheville Citizen-Times

A state transportation engineer has said the Department of Transportation will consider a city proposal to remove two lanes on part of Merrimon.

Students are honored with good citizen awards  Clay County Progress

Five area high school students were honored as the Archibald D. Murphey Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen of their respective ...

Varner, Raymond Mathias Jr. (Ringgold)  The Chattanoogan

Raymond Mathias Varner Jr., 81, of Ringgold, passed away on Monday, May 7, 2018. Raymond was born 1936 to the late Raymond Sr. and Alberta Varner in ...

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