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In the Air with Riley – Ziplining at the Nantahala Outdoor Center You are perched hundreds of feet above the forest floor. The silhouette of mountains on the horizon, shrouded by a thin veil of fog. A lake shimmering in the distance. A river snaking through the valley. The soothing voice of your guide, explaining…

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Categories Chamber Events Community Interest COVID-19 Related Economic Development in Cherokee County Food & Brew For Immediate Release From the Executive Director Human Interest Member Spotlight Members Miscellaneous Our Great Outdoors Visit NC Farms Where WNC Begins Submitted by Theresa Jo Gaffney Rotary Club of Murphy Public Information Officer Beloved Caboose Gets a Facelift Earlier…

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Sherry Raines and Tim Radford host the Cherokee County Chamber's 1st Virtual After Hours

1st Virtual AfterHours and Door Prize Winners Announced Well we are back! Holding our first Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce’s AfterHours Networking event since February was tremendous. We decided to attempt this event on a virtual platform; Facebook Live. To be honest we were not sure what kind of response we would have and more…

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Cherokee County Chamber NC Virtual After Hours Event Oct. 1, 2020

Cherokee County Chamber’s Virtual After Hours from Downtown Murphy with WKRK As is the case with all our After Hours events, the public is welcome! Our first After Hours since February’s standing room only event at Parson’s Pub, will be no different. The public is welcome. Well – maybe, a little different. Instead of members…

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Fall leaves | © Ronda Birtha 2008

WHERE WNC BEGINS First Day of Fall 2020 Fall leaves along Yellow Creek Road in Graham County | © Ronda Birtha We may not have been setting temperature records lately but the cool days and cooler evenings offer a promise of something pleasant and hopeful to look forward to. What is that? First, let’s drop…

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Hiwassee Lake with Hiwassee Dam in the distance, Murphy NC

DAY TRIPPIN’: HIWASSEE LAKE LOOP One of many beautiful views of Lake Apalachia, Cherokee County, Murphy, NC Hiwassee Lake is one of the crown jewels of Cherokee County. Whether it is fishing, swimming, boating, or just panoramic views this non-commercialized reservoir has it all. Looking for a fun drive? There is an easy loop around…

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Yellow Branch Cheese and Pottery in Graham County NC

Promoting Agritourism in Graham County – the Neighbor in our Region Since activating the Visit NC Farms app in July of this year for Cherokee, Clay, and Graham Counties it has been an interesting journey for us into the world of agritoursim. Who knew so many rural businesses could be counted under that umbrella. Farm…

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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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Visit NC Farms

Visit NC Farms App – Connecting You to Local Produce, Local Business and Local Fun Are you looking for farm fresh produce, eggs, fruits, and vegetables? Is beef what’s for dinner – if only you could find a farm that raises Angus responsibly? Has COVID-19 curbed your travel options and you’re now looking to take…

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On the Road with Riley - Fires Creek

Fire’s Creek in Hayesville, NC – A Local Favorite with Lots to Offer Back on Firm Ground This week, we are back on firm ground, exploring the trails at the Fires Creek Recreation Area in the Nantahala National Forest. Fires Creek is composed of a variety of paths of differing lengths. For those in search…

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