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Murder charges for Cherokee County, North Carolina man

CHEROKEE COUNTY, N.C. — The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office says officers arrested a 24-year-old man on Sunday and charged him with a recent homicide. Sheriff Derrick Palmer says Hayden Drake Norris called police to report the murder on June 25th. But police ended up putting him in custody. The...
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Suspect being held with no bond in Cherokee County murder investigation

CHEROKEE COUNTY, N.C. (WLOS) — A Cherokee County man has been arrested and charged with murder after a body was found over the weekend. The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office says in the early morning hours of Saturday, June 25, 2022, Cherokee County Emergency Communications received a call indicating an individual at a Marble, North Carolina, residence was deceased.
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Cherokee School Board discusses end-of-year budget

Most of the Thursday, June 23 meeting of the Cherokee Central Schools (CCS) Board of Education was spent in a closed session to discuss personnel issues. The first part of the meeting was open and began with an update of the finances on the school and the Board. Ashford Smith, of the Cherokee Boys Club, and Howard Wahnetah, of CCS Finance, were present to offer these reports.

VIDEO: Miami target 2023 RB Christopher Johnson at Legends Camp

CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- Watch Dillard running back Christopher Johnson at the Legends Camp on Saturday. Johnson, a three-star prospect according to the 247Sports composite rankings, showcased his abilities in a number of drills led by running backs coach Kevin Smith. Johnson holds an offer from Miami in addition to...

LETTER: Commerce Secretary McCoy’s update on Cherokee Indian Fair and Fairgrounds

Siyo Cherokee Community! Hopefully this message can clear up and provide some context regarding the news about the upcoming Cherokee Indian Fair. We have gone through vigorous analysis of the best possible avenues for conducting the Fair, considering we have not been able to enjoy the event for several years due to the pandemic, but simply cannot take the risk of compromising the safety of our community. My team understands the frustration of the late news and limited options but will work hard to make sure we can have an event that the community can enjoy.

VA Medical Center updates visiting policy for Western North Carolina locations

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) — The Western North Carolina VA Health Care System has updated its companion/caregiver visiting policy. As of Friday, June 24, 2022, facemasks will again be required on the grounds of Charles George VA Medical Center and Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) in Rutherford County, Hickory and Franklin. Additionally, children under the age of 16 are not permitted at this time.

Indigenous Conservation Corps to provide conservation training and federal benefits to tribal crew members

The Indigenous Conservation Corps (ICC) started its eight-week service and conservation program on June 6, emphasizing traditional ecological knowledge (TEK) and natural resource conservation. It is an all-Indigenous corps in partnership with the EBCI, Tribal Employment Rights Office (T.E.R.O.), Bureau of Indian Affairs, Conservation Legacy, AmeriCorps, Conservation Corps NC, and the U.S. Forest Service.

Highlands local raising money to help his father

Since getting in a car accident in 2019, life for Highlands local Austin Baty’s father, Scott, has never been the same. In an attempt to make his father’s life easier, Baty has started a GoFundMe, with $1,705 raised already. “In 2019, my father was in a car accident...

North Carolina community college begins 'virtual Fridays' with operations shifting online one day a week due to 'ever-rising costs of gasoline'

A community college in North Carolina has started teaching virtually on Fridays with operations shifting online one day a week because of rising gas prices. Southwestern Community College, in Sylva, North Carolina, announced the decision on the school's website earlier this month, blaming the 'ever-rising costs of gasoline'. It read:...

Cherokee Youth Council to host discussion on generational trauma

The Cherokee Youth Council (CYC) is tackling the tough topic of generational trauma in Indian Country during an upcoming event. CYC’s event entitled “A Discussion on Generational Trauma” is scheduled for Monday, July 11 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Harrah’s Cherokee Convention Center.

Arrests for June 23, 2022

The Macon County Sheriff’s Department, Franklin Police Department or Jackson County Sheriff’s Department made the following arrests June 12 – 20. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Macon County Sheriff’s Department. June 13. Samantha Katurah Phillips, was charged with fugitive...