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A time to give thanks….. Every year since I was a child I remember the same question at Thanksgiving: What are you thankful for? Whether posed by a teacher, parent, friend, or peer this question always gave me pause. Of course the things that we are thankful for change with maturity. So this year I…

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Famous North Carolina Barbecue; visitors from all over the world have heard tell of it. But what many do not realize is even in North Carolina there is a Barbecue debate. Both traditional styles are pork based but the debate for “the Best” is regional with Lexington style and Eastern Style. The important differences are…

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Our October AfterHours was hosted by The Bake Shop. Owned by Wayne Peacock and Eugene Apanasevich this stylishly adorned little bakery on the corner of Tennessee Street boasts some the best bagels, donuts, and assorted pastries you could put in your mouth. And don’t even get us started on the coffee. This month’s networkers were…

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No need to go to Connecticut, all you need is a buddy to run or walk our Glo Train 5K in Murphy! Not feeling that distance? Find two buddies and rock it relay style with a 3-Person Team. However you finish, you’ll cross that line and go straight into our family-friendly festival at Murphy Health…

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Each year the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce awards a Business, Organization, and Citizen of the Year at the Annual Dinner. Last year, Larry Kernea of Murphy Electric Power Board was our Citizen of the Year. Our 2017 Cherokee County Citizen of the Year, Ann Miller Woodford of Ann’s Tree African American Art, is gaining much deserved notoriety.
So now the question on everyone’s mind… Who will be awarded the 2019 Citizen of the Year at the Annual Dinner Thursday September 26th?

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Each year, Mainspring Conservation Trust organizes Hiwassee BigSweep. We invite you to be a part of this SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 21st, 8:30am-12:30pm.
Contact Sara Posey at 46 Valley River Avenue in downtown Murphy and let us know… What’s your favorite way to preserve the beauty of our region?

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We welcome new businesses, announce new locations, and celebrate anniversaries with Chamber Members. Ribbon Cuttings are a wonderful opportunity to announce in the Cherokee Scout, share on social media, and invite the business community to learn of all the wonderful things happening at your business or organization.

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Murphy is home to many veterans and when someone asked why we didn’t have a Veterans Day parade, Brenda McPherson-Mahoney of Rocking M Retreat felt compelled to make it happen.
We’re giving you plenty of notice to start planning your float, so the only question is, just what will you bake for the cake auction?

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We’ve all just enjoyed the last of the Summer holidays, so it’s obviously time to start planning the next vacation! Join us this Thursday, September 5th at Cruise Planners in Downtown Murphy. We’ll be networking with Judy Bruce, your local Land & Cruise Expert, and our business community. Bring your business card and stop in any time between 5:00 and 7:00 pm.

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Or just drinks….. Well our pick for August was Daily Grind & Wine; Forks and Corks 2019 Best Drink Winner. This little joint is truly the local hang out. Whether your popping in for breakfast, lunch or an evening with friends you can’t help but notice the camaraderie and cozy atmosphere. To quote the Grind’s…

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