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Coosa Creek, a marketing products firm in Blairsville, GA

Coosa Creek – Reaching out, Making masks “I cannot wait until we can sit and have a cup of coffee together”  Shelley Eyerly of Coosa Creek Marketing and Scrubs expressed in a FB video post last week how eager she was to get back in touch with customers and friends in the community. With 600…

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Dana Luther, owner of Horseshoe Creek Riding Stables, in Murphy NC

Challenges of Caring for Rescue Horses During the COVID-19 Pandemic Saving the horses. That is the biggest part of Dana Luther’s life out at Horseshoe Creek Riding Stables. From early childhood Dana has saved horses from devastating situations and she continues her crusade still. Her non-profit organization, Equine Second Chance is wholly supported by her…

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Baby Alpacas at the Alpaca Ranch at Cobb Creek Cabins in Murphy, NC

Life on the Farm: Vacation in Alpaca Paradise “Welcome to the Old Cobb Homestead” is the sign that beckons me forward as I enter The Alpaca Ranch at Cobb Creek Cabins. I have appointment with owner Veronica Taraszewskifor a tour of this prime example of agritourism. This is a working farm with six fully furnished log…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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