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The 2020 Census is approaching and it is more important than ever that everyone is counted; once, only once, and in the right place. Why It Matters Hospitals. Fire departments. Schools. Even roads and highways. The census can shape many different aspects of your community. Each year, the results help determine how more than $675…

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As all the kids in Cherokee County gear up for new school year, many throughout the community are joining together to make this an amazing year of opportunities for our local students. Murphy Electric Power Board stepped up to the plate in a big way to help Murphy Elementary School go from #goodtobetter. Hiwassee Dam…

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It’s not everyday that you get to celebrate your golden anniversary, but on September 26th the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce is celebrating our 50th Anniversary. At 5:30 pm Chamber Members will gather in the elegance of McGuire’s Millrace Farms beneath the glow of the chandeliers.

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If you own a boat, or simply want to rent for a day, you can live your best life right here where NC begins! So pick one of these 3 marinas and tell us… What’s your favorite thing about a lake day?

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We’ll see you Thursday August 15th from 5:00-7:00 pm at the Pavilion near the Rock Gym and Murphy Health & Fitness. Click here to watch our WKRK Wednesday Facebook Live video with Elo-ly and Corey Bailey of Heritage Partners as they share details about this Networking event.

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Wwhatever you order, it’s going to be amazing. You may leave with a to-go container, but you won’t leave hungry. So plan a lunch date and enjoy some Red Brick Deli. They’re open Tuesday – Saturday, 11:00 – 3:00 and Wendy and Bram will happily welcome you for a delicious lunch and some of the best service you can find in Downtown Murphy.

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Our July Ambassador is the best two-for-one… Elo-ly Bailey is always out and about with her husband, Corey, volunteering with Cherokee County Master Gardeners, Arts Council, Heritage Partners, and our Chamber of Commerce. Logging 1,000 volunteer hours in just the Master Gardeners alone, they have also served on the Friends of Murphy Library and Valley…

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As I was researching what to blog about in the area of Economic Development for Cherokee County I was served an epiphany by a member who just stepped into the office to talk. A recent new business venture was struggling. Why? Several reasons but first and foremost lack of experience and lack of a solid…

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You can schedule a time to tour his studio and watch from the viewing balcony as he creates, just give him a call to schedule a tour. BUT… I highly recommend his Hot Summer Nights concert series. Get to know locals and visitors as you enjoy live music and truly experience David’s time-honored techniques as he produces bold, vibrant sculptures along the shores of Lake Chatuge.
You’ll definitely want to take home a souvenir so be sure to explore the Goldhagen Gallery during your visit. David’s sculptures, fused glass, ornaments, platters, and all of his creations make a truly one-of-a-kind gift that is sure to be a conversation piece. If you’re traveling, no worries! Goldhagen Art Glass Studio will happily ship your items for you.

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