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Piney Knob

By | May 22, 2020
Riley LaChance, guest vlogger at Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce hikes Piney Knob Trail in Murphy, NC

Piney Knob Trail Running, Hiking, or Biking? Yes. Are you interested in exploring the tranquil wilderness of Western North Carolina? Are you in need of a hiatus from the monotonous…

Visit NC Farms

By Sherry Raines | May 12, 2020

Visit WNC Farms Promoting Agritourism The Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce is offering an exceptional marketing opportunity to promote the agritourism industry in Western North Carolina. We want to help…

Giving Back – Coosa Creek

By Ronda Birtha | May 5, 2020
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…

Saving the Horses

By Sherry Raines | May 4, 2020
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…

Life on the Farm: Vacation at an Alpaca Paradise

By Sherry Raines | April 27, 2020
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.…

COVID-19 Relief for Small Business

By Sherry Raines | April 10, 2020

From the Executive Director Information on COVID-19 Relief: This week I had the opportunity to participate in a virtual meeting regarding information on COVID-19 relief with the North Carolina District…

Being Productive

By Sherry Raines | March 30, 2020
At the home office | (c) Annie Spratt - Unsplash

Stay Connected Keeping busy and being productive is one of the best ways to stave off boredom and depression. Many of us are finding ourselves out of kelter with our…

Help for Businesses

By Sherry Raines | March 24, 2020

A message from Economic Development Director Paul Worley Good Afternoon, We understand that these are difficult times for everyone, especially our business community. There is a plethora of issues that…

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

By Ronda Birtha | March 23, 2020
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…

The Coronavirus has impacted our Community

By Sherry Raines | March 20, 2020

A Word from the Director Looking Out for Each Other…. Trying times; that is what we are experiencing. The Coronavirus has impacted our community. How should we handle it? I…


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