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Christ School rolls past Murphy  Asheville Citizen-Times

MURPHY - Christ School's reputation as a growing power in WNC was only strengthened by its performance Friday night against the 2018 1A defending state ...



Murphy's Cory Farmer completes journey across N.C  Asheville Citizen-Times

Cory Farmer did exactly what he set out to do. On June 17, Farmer tweeted that he would ride his bike from Murphy to Manteo — a ride of nearly 600 miles — if ...



Asheville Middle football player survives shooting that killed mother, siblings  WLOS

This week marked an exciting moment for one football team. The Cougars from Asheville Middle played itsfirst home game in more than 30 years. WLOS. “We've ...



Football Frenzy: West Henderson vs. East Henderson, 09-06-19  WLOS

WLOS/WMYA — West Henderson: 41. East Henderson: 10. FINAL. This video file cannot be played.(Error Code: 102630). WLOS ...



DHHS memo: NC agency knew early about DSS unlawful actions  WRAL.com

District attorney and civil attorney for families furious that DHHS didn't report potential felonies or act quickly to correct Cherokee DSS problems.



Reynolds takes undefeated showdown against West Henderson, 3-1  WLOS

WLOS - How long can one hold a grudge? Apparently at least 343 days. On October 4, 2018 the A. C. Reynolds volleyball team held a 2-0 lead against ...



CROSS COUNTRY: CMS Lady Braves take second at Bulldog XC Open - The Cherokee One Feather  Cherokee One Feather

The Cherokee High School (CHS) and Middle School (CMS) cross country teams participated in the Bulldog XC Open, hosted by Murphy High School, ...



Murphy coach's wife reveals secrets to making marriage and coaching work  WLOS

Marriage and coaching go hand-in-hand. There's no one who knows this better than Kelly and David Gentry. "We met in March of '86,” Kelly Gentry said.



GRADUATION 2019: Murphy's top grads leave their mark  The Cherokee Scout

Murphy – After four years of dedicated work and studying, the Murphy High School Class of 2019 is about to graduate and begin the next phase of their lives.



Lewis Hamilton crashes in 3rd and final Belgian GP practice  WLOS

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium (AP) — World champion Lewis Hamilton apologized to his Mercedes team after a rare mistake saw him crash during the third ...



Gronkowski advocates for CBD recovery in professional sports, launches business venture  WLOS

The big question coming into Rob Gronkowski's Tuesday press conference in New York was if the former star tight end would return to football or not. Gronk left ...



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.



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 ...



Murphy's Gentry inducted into National Hall of Fame  The Cherokee Scout

Bismarck, N.D. – It might be 1,493 miles from Murphy to Bismarck, but David Gentry looked right at home. The historic coach of the Murphy High School Bulldogs ...



School officials: 'Evacuating Murphy HS stadium due to nearby shooting right call'  WRCB-TV

UPDATE: A high school football game was put on hold and the stadium evacuated when a murder suspect took off on foot less than a mile from where hundreds ...



SCOUTING AROUND: Danish dance team makes Murphy last stop on U.S. leg of tour  The Cherokee Scout

Murphy – The National Danish Performance Team is stopping by Cherokee County to present their all-new show before heading back to Europe on their world ...



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 girls claim 1A track title, edge East Carteret in final event  HighSchoolOT

The Murphy Bulldogs got a second-place finish in the final event of the meet, the 4x400 relay, to edge East Carteret 49.5-47.5 and claim the Bulldogs' second ...



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 lineman picks up SEC offer  Asheville Citizen-Times

Add an SEC offer to a growing list of interest for Murphy sophomore lineman Yousef Mugharbil.



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 ...



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's Shope, Nelson make college football plans  The Cherokee Scout

Murphy – National Signing Day proved to be special for two Murphy High School football standouts. Both Hunter Shope and Micah Nelson signed to play ...



SCOUTING AROUND: Art Walk returns with new and familiar faces  The Cherokee Scout

Murphy – The rain stayed away for the first Art Walk of the year Friday night.



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.



High schoolers find joy in mentoring  The Cherokee Scout

Murphy – Every day Murphy High School senior Jillian Phillips visits Murphy Elementary School, Jason comes running out of his second-grade classroom to ...



Winning state titles creates scheduling conflicts for Murphy  Asheville Citizen-Times

Murphy football coach David Gentry spends the winter months wearing out the numbers on his office telephone.



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.



Cash 4 Trash program gets plenty of support  The Cherokee Scout

Anti-litter activist Gary Chamberlain has done it again.



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.



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 ...



Murphy's Mugharbil picks up ACC offer  Asheville Citizen-Times

Murphy sophomore lineman Yousef Mugharbil has picked up his first college offer.



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.



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 ...



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.



Cherokee County saw scandals, successes in 2018  The Cherokee Scout

Ever is a long time, but 2018 may have been the busiest news year ever in Cherokee County.



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 ...



TRACK & FIELD: Cherokee hosts Smoky Mountain Conference meet - The Cherokee One Feather  Cherokee One Feather

By SCOTT MCKIE B.P.. ONE FEATHER STAFF. The Smoky Mountain Conference Track & Field Championship meet was held at Cherokee High School on the ...



Commissioners: Gun sanctuary first of many in state, nation  The Cherokee Scout

Murphy – Two commissioners said Monday they believe a resolution declaring Cherokee County a gun sanctuary will sweep across the state and nation.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



2019 All-WNC Preseason Football Team  Asheville Citizen-Times

Quarterback. Navy Shuler, Christ School, Sr. As a junior, Shuler became the first player in WNC history to pass for more than 4,000 yards in a season.



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 ...



SCOUTING AROUND: Leaders plan dinner to help Scouts  The Cherokee Scout

As Scouting continues to grow in Murphy, Nantahala District leaders and community leaders are planning a dinner to raise funds for area Boy Scouts of America ...



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: Bulldog cheerleader takes 'awesome' trip to London  The Cherokee Scout

Murphy's All-American cheerleader, Cami McClure, got to spend New Year's Day dancing to Janet Jackson's “Rhythm Nation” on the streets of London.



Vote: Which WNC football team will win a state title in 2019?  Asheville Citizen-Times

The Citizen Times is asking its readers to vote for which WNC high school football team they believe will win a state title in 2019.



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 ...



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 ...



Friday Football Frenzy| Nov. 2, 2018: All your scores & highlights  WLOS

It's the last night for regular-season play for 33 teams across Western North Carolina and we're all a little excited to see how it all ends! We'll be updating these ...



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.



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.



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



The September 20 edition of the Cherokee Scout is out ... School plans debated, Citizens call for animal control and more  The Cherokee Scout

Murphy – The school board is considering a two high-school scenario in its long-term plans, with one built in the eastern part of Cherokee County and one in the ...



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.



Special Olympics come to Murphy Friday  The Cherokee Scout

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



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. Nearly 400 high ...



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

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



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 ...



SCOUTING AROUND: Weather hinders volunteer efforts on RiverWalk  The Cherokee Scout

The website for the Murphy RiverWalk touts, “Every day is a good day on the RiverWalk.” However, damage caused by Mother Nature has caused some people ...



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 ...



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.



Storm's Alysha Clark raises money for dialysis unit  WLOS

NEW YORK (AP) — Seattle Storm guardAlysha Clark makes her biggest assists off the basketball court, at Seattle's Children's Hospital. Through an annual drive ...



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 ...



SCOUTING AROUND: County native graduates from prestigious school  The Cherokee Scout

Hailey Porter graduated high school a week earlier than most of the kids she went to school with in Martins Creek.



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 ...



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. Murphy – Bill Vespasian ...



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.



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 ...



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.



Student Arrested with Gun at Murphy High School  WKRG

The student did not threaten anyone with the gun, according to school officials, and he has been suspended and recommended for expulsion.



WNC powers Murphy, Pisgah kick off 2017 prep football season  WLOS

Over the past half-century, Murphy High and Pisgah have combined to play nearly 1300 football games.Both schools have a sustained history of excellence in ...



YOUR FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS  The Cherokee Scout

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



Dogwood Health adds Tri-County Community College president to board, now at 15 members  Asheville Citizen-Times

Dogwood Board of Directors member Martha Tyner said the body is "extremely fortunate" to be able to add Tipton-Rogers, citing her background and ...



Times, dates set for NC high school football state championships  CBS17.com

Games are being held at NC State, UNC-Chapel Hill, and Duke.



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: 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. Murphy – Wanda Stalcup ...



EBCI students honored at Principal Chief's Awards - The Cherokee One Feather  Cherokee One Feather

The following students, all members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, were honored at the annual Principal Chief's Awards ceremony on Wednesday, ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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, ...



How Cardinals rookie DB Byron Murphy became a man while sitting out a football season  The Athletic

Shannon Strickland still remembers watching powerlessly as her 18-year-old son, Byron Murphy, was consumed by stress in the days leading up to his college ...



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 ...



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. For the teams that ended up on the losing end of ...



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, ...



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.



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 ...



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.



Tri-County Community College president joins Dogwood Health Trust board of directors  Spruce Pine Mitchell News

ASHEVILLE – Dogwood Health Trust, a private, non-operating foundation whose purpose is to dramatically improve the.



CARL P. MERONEY - The Tryon Daily Bulletin  Tryon Daily Bulletin

COLUMBUS – Carl Porter Meroney of Columbus passed away, Friday evening, May 17, 2019. at his home. Born in Cherokee County, NC, he was the son of the ...



Alabama native has her ‘shot’ in cast of ‘Hamilton’  AL.com

As a member of the ensemble and an understudy for three characters, Nikisha Williams performs in eight shows of the megahit musical per week.



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 ...



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



Harris joins district attorney staff | News  The Mountaineer

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



School Shootings List in Twenty Years Since Columbine: 240 and Counting  Westword

Twenty years ago tomorrow, on April 20, 1999, two seniors at Columbine High School killed twelve students and a teacher before taking their own lives in an ...



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 ...



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 ...



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