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As this world is rapidly changing, we are keeping up by providing more information that is relevant to our members, to the community, and to visitors to this region. Please check often for our expanding #Where WNC Begins Blog that will keep you informed (and entertained) about what's happening with our Chamber Members, the local economy, and other important matters that affect everyone.

Facebook and WordPress’ – Irreconcilable Differences will Affect Countless Websites – Will Your Be One of Them?

October 21, 2020

Facebook and WordPress’ – Irreconcilable Differences will Affect Countless Websites – Will Yours Be One of Them? UDPATE 2 10/23/2020: Since information is still unclear about how the Facebook-Instagram-Wordpress embedding scenario is going to play out, we have decided to wait until AFTER the weekend before posting possible solutions to preserving existing or establishing new…

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In the Air with Riley

October 15, 2020

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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Beloved Caboose Gets a Facelift

October 15, 2020

Submitted by Theresa Jo Gaffney Rotary Club of Murphy Public Information Officer Beloved Caboose Gets a Facelift Earlier in the summer, we asked our Rotary club members if there were any projects that we could help out with. Murphy Mayor Rick Ramsey, one of our Rotarians, mentioned that the train caboose behind the L&N Depot…

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Erlanger Announces New Entrance Policy for Patients and Visitors

October 13, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE EWCH Announces New Patient and Visitor Entrance Process Beginning Monday, October 12, Erlanger Western Carolina Hospital will implement a new patient and visitor entrance process. All patients, including emergency patients, and visitors must drive to the main entrance canopy of the hospital where they will be screened in their vehicles. After being…

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Get to Know Your Local Veteran’s Organizations

October 13, 2020

2nd Annual “Welcome Home Veterans” Event Honors Local Veterans If you have been alive any length of time you have encountered a Veteran. We are generally familiar with Veterans we know personally; a relative, a neighbor, a co-worker, a friend, or even just a light acquaintance. But what about all those encounters with Veterans that…

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Mountain Credit Helps Customer Get Dream Truck

Mountain Credit Union Makes Dreams Come True

August 20, 2020

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…

Golf Classic sponsored by the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce

Rotary Club of Murphy’s 2020 Golf Tournament For Champions

August 20, 2020

PRESS RELEASES Rotary Club of Murphy’s 2020 Golf Tournament For Champions ***** FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE ***** It was the perfect day for a Golf Tournament! Saturday, July 25, 2020 the Rotary Club of Murphy held its “2020 Golf Tournament For Champions” at the Mountain Harbour Golf Club in Hayesville. With big blue skies above…

Base Note Labs - Zero Fluff Plan to Increased Web Traffic

The Number One Reason to Optimize Your Website for Google Search

August 17, 2020

The Number One Reason to Optimize Your Website for Google Search  Guest Post – David Hendrix, Base Note Labs Here’s the deal — people want to see your website. They just don’t know it’s there (yet!).  SEO, which stands for “search engine optimization”, is all about getting in front of people online. Because one of…

Governor Announces Grant Funding to Help Local Businesses and Non-Profits | Courtesy Vladimir Solomyani, Unsplash

NC Governor Announces New Program for Economic Relief to Qualifying Businesses and Non Profits

August 13, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 13, 2020 Contact: Ford Porter Phone: 919-814-2100 Email:   New Grant Program Accepting Applications to Help Businesses and Nonprofits Hurt by COVID-19 $15 million available from the new Job Retention Grant Program (JRG)   RALEIGH: Businesses and nonprofit organizations in North Carolina that have experienced interruption due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic could…

Erlanger Western Carolina Hospital in Murphy NC 28906

Erlanger Voted Top 25 Safety Net Hospitals in US

August 13, 2020

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…

Charlie Kissling - Walnut Hollow Ranch

Visit NC Farms – Walnut Hollow Ranch

August 12, 2020

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…

Visit NC Farms

Introducing VISIT NC FARMS

August 12, 2020

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…

Governor Extends Phase 2 for Five More Weeks

August 6, 2020

Sidebar Template NC Governor Roy Cooper extends Phase 2 by five weeks. Follow the link below to read the August 5, 2020 press release from the Governor’s office. #mc_embed_signup{background:#fff; clear:left; font:14px Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; } /* Add your own Mailchimp form style overrides in your site stylesheet or in this style block. We recommend moving…

On the Road with Riley - Fires Creek

Fire’s Creek – A Local Favorite

July 24, 2020

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…

The Learning Center, Murphy NC

The Learning Center – Offering Future Ready Campus for Future Ready Kids

July 15, 2020

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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