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What’s not to “Luv”? An Interview with Vera Confer

Vera Confer of Luv N Mountain Soap

What’s Not to “Luv”? An Interview with Vera Confer of Luv N Mountain Soap by Vera “As a person who struggled in high school chemistry and college chemistry I’m amazed that I like all this stuff,” says Vera Confer, owner of Luv N Mountain Soap by Vera, suiting herself up with mad scientist laboratory gloves,…

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An Interview with Dr. Anne Merkel

Dr. Anne Merkel, Ariela Group Wholistic Services

An Interview with Dr. Anne Merkel Hard to believe but we’ve already burned through the first two months of 2020. That means we’ve blown past interesting monthly observances like January’s Healthy Weight Awareness Month, National Global Belly Laugh Day, and February’s Leap of Kindness Day, just to name a few. March is Women’s History Month…

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An Interview with David Vowell

David Vowell speaks with the Cherokee County Chamber

Providing art experiences for the community – An Interview with David Vowell of the Cherokee County Arts Council The roles of the Valley River Arts Guild, the Arts Council, and even the Murphy Art Center get confused by visitors to our area – and even some locals. David Vowell, Executive Director of the Cherokee County…

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An Interview with Ann Miller Woodford

Ann Miller Woodford at the Murphy Art Center in Murphy NC

An Interview with Ann Miller Woodford “No matter what else I was doing, I’ve always believed I’m an artist.” – Ann Miller Woodford   Many people know Andrews, North Carolina native, Ann Miller Woodford, as the Executive Director of the long standing non-profit organization, One Dozen Who Care, Inc.  But in recent years, Woodford’s attention…

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Local Savor – Get your Cue here!

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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Citizen of the Year

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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Big Sweep with Mainspring

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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Summer Memories

Valley River RV

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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September Networking

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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Dinner for Three….

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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