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GUEST POST: CECELIA CRAWFORD for DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH How to Support Victims of Abuse Cecilia Crawford, Executive Director of Reach, Inc in Murphy, NC, has written an insightful guest post about Domestic Violence in recognition of this being Domestice Violence Awareness Month. Crawford’s article turns attention, not to the direct victims of violence, but…

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Mountain Credit Helps Customer Get Dream Truck

Mountain Credit Union – Making Dreams Come True A few months ago JR found his dream truck. A 1957 Chevy Apache. This vintage truck had been customized and was the perfect example of what he had been wishing for since childhood. However the price was a little beyond his means. Just when it looked like…

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Erlanger Western Carolina Hospital in Murphy NC 28906

Local Hospital Gets Top Honors For Immediate Release: 8/10/20 Erlanger Western Carolina Hospital named among 25 top safety-net hospitals in the U.S. by Washington Monthly Magazine Murphy, N.C. – Erlanger Western Carolina Hospital (EWCH) was recently named one of the 25 top safety-net hospitals in the U.S. by Washington Monthly Magazine. In partnership with the Lown…

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Charlie Kissling - Walnut Hollow Ranch

WNC Agritourism Done Right at Walnut Hollow Ranch Meet Charlie Kissling; owner of Walnut Hollow Ranch, member of the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce and an engaged participant in the Visit NC Farms program. Arriving a bit early for my appointment I find Charlie giving a tour of the ranch to a family so I…

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The Learning Center, Murphy NC

The Learning Center – Offering a Future-Ready Campus for Future-Ready Kids Tuition-Free Alternatives for K-8 Students The Learning Center Charter School, a tuition-free public charter school, continues to break ground with high-quality offerings in 21st century education. On-going facility improvements are designed for rich academic opportunities on this “future-ready” campus. The Learning Center Charter School…

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Judy Bruce, Cruise Planners, Murphy, NC

Judy Bruce of Cruise Planners Discusses Creatively Approaching Travel Planning in the time of COVID Early in June Sherry met with Judy Bruce of Cruise Planners to discuss how COVID-19 has affected the travel industry, and how she’s creatively accommodating clients. Check out the video series throughout this post to get the latest info from…

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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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