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Where WNC Begins – The Blog

September 25, 2020
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Daytrippin’, Local Savor, and Guest Spot – 3 New Regular Features for our “Where WNC Begins” Blog It’s no surprise that the most common question we get asked at the…

Staying Connected: Cherokee County Chamber’s First FB Live After Hours Event

September 24, 2020
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…

Mortgage Utility and Rent Relief Program aims to Help Qualifying Small NC Businesses Affected by COVID-19

September 24, 2020
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Mortgage Utility Rent Relief Progam Aims to Help Qualifying Small Businesses Affected by COVID-19 The North Carolina Department of Commerce announced the MORTAGE UTILITY RENT RELIEF program…

Opening Day of the Fall Season

September 22, 2020
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…

7 Myths About Social Media and How to Leverage it for Better Business Connections

September 21, 2020
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GUEST POST: BASE NOTE LABS 7 Myths About Social Media and How to Leverage it for Better Business Connections You’ve probably heard from most of your business friends, or a…

Hiwassee Lake Loop

September 17, 2020
Hiwassee Lake with Hiwassee Dam in the distance, Murphy NC

DAY TRIPPIN’: HIWASSEE LAKE LOOP 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…

Promoting Agritourism in Graham County with the Visit NC Farm App

September 1, 2020
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…

The Future Workforce of NC Depends on YOU

August 25, 2020
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Calling Construction and Trades, Manufacturing, and Hospitality and Tourism Industries You’re invited to a Business/Industry focused NC Credentials Conversation What will the workforce look like in our region, as well…

NC Works provides Virtual Career Center Assistance for Graham County Residents

August 24, 2020

***** FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ***** NC Works Offering Virtual Career Center Assistance in Graham County Starting August 25, 2020 NC Works will offer Virtual Career Center assistance to Graham County…

USS San Jacinto Sailors Return Home

August 24, 2020
USS San Jacinto, Jake Hinke and Family, Volunteers

***** FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ***** Welcome Home USS San Jacinto Sailors! The US Naval Ship San Jacinto is finally home! After more than six months at sea – the longest…


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The Media Center

Weekly Facebook Live with WKRK

Listen up as Sherry catches us up on the Veterans Parade, First Citizens Bank Annual Shred Day, Virtual Lunch and Learn with Base Note Labs, Skyview Energy's Employment Opportunities, the Murphy Rehabilitation and Nursing's Open House and Ribbon Cutting.

Guest, Mark Mason, owner of the Velvet Poodle talks about how he got started in the dog grooming business and barkery.

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