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Murder in Murphy NC has a “No-Change” verdict on Day 3 deliberations

The jury has been in deliberations since Monday at approximately 3:15 p.m. after hearing about the evidence surrounding a murder committed in Murphy, NC in 2014. Today, at the close of court, the jury came back with a “No-Change” verdict against John Anthony Hill. Hill’s trial has been in session fo


Bigamy charge against North Carolina man accused of being married to two women at same time

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. — A North Carolina man is accused of being married to two women at one time. David Roe Jones II, 44, was charged Monday by the Jacksonville Police Department with felony bigamy.


Flu outbreak closes Cherokee County schools

MURPHY, NC – Cherokee County school will be closed Tuesday, Feb. 19 due to a surplus of students infected with the influenza virus. Cherokee County School Superintendent Jeana Conley informed that a high student absence level led to the decision to cancel classes. “Today for the first time we had th


Search underway for inmate who escaped from North Carolina prison

SPINDALE, N.C. – Authorities are looking for an inmate accused of escaping from a North Carolina prison. WJZY reported that 22-year-old Jeremy Keith Fincannon went missing Thursday morning from the Rutherford Correctional Center.


North Carolina board votes to hold new House election over absentee ballot fraud

The North Carolina Board of Elections voted unanimously to hold a new election in the state’s 9th District after overwhelming evidence of vote tampering. Prior to the board’s decision, Republican Mark Harris, the declared winner in the race who had been fighting for his election to be certified, cha


Wizarding world returns to library

Murphy – Wizarding students didn’t have to find Platform 9¾ to get to Hogwarts on Thursday night – all they had to do was find the Murphy Public Library. A Niffler was looking for treasures in the book return. Visitors could relax in Gryffindor’s common room as they sampled Bertie Bott’s Every Flavo


North Carolina lagging behind as marijuana legalization sweeps nation

Marijuana legalization can affect multiple things from a state's tax income to incarceration rates. Will North Carolina legalize it? And if so, when?


Cherokee County Board of Commissioners 2019 meeting schedule

Cherokee Board of Commissioners meet at the Cherokee County Courthouse, 75 Peachtree Street, Multi-Purpose Room 342, Murphy, NC. FetchYourNews.com attracts more than 300,000 page views and 3.5 million impressions per month for ad server. FYNTV attracts approximately 15,000 to 60,000 per week Faceboo


New Election Ordered in North Carolina House District Over Possible Fraud

Will the fraud allegations ruin Harris’s 905-vote lead? Photo: David T. Foster III/TNS via Getty Images. Mark Harris, the Republican candidate at the center of a major electoral fraud scandal in North Carolina’s Ninth Congressional District, called for a new election on Thursday. A short time later,


Gas prices skyrocketing across North Carolina

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) - Gas prices have gone up by 12 cents in North Carolina in just the last week, AAA reports. Last Wednesday, the average price of gas was $2.15. It is now $2.27 and that's even four cents higher than Tuesday.


Statue Of General Lee Vandalized In North Carolina. It Was The Wrong General Lee.

Vandals targeted a statute of General Lee outside a North Carolina museum in what the museum curator believes was an act of mistaken identity. The statue defaced was that of General William C. Lee – who fought during World War II – not of General Robert E. Lee, the Confederate general during the Civ


SCOUTING AROUND: Veterans groups honor Limons for their service

Murphy – Warriors Veteran Outreach honored Ruth and Larry Thunder Wolf Limon last week for their support to local veterans, especially for their continued response in helping the Jensen family.


Lion killed intern at No. Carolina zoo when gate was blocked, witness says in report

BURLINGTON, N.C. — A witness told authorities a gate blocked by a ball at a North Carolina animal preserve allowed a lion to reach three people cleaning an enclosure and begin a fatal attack, biting one intern's ankle and pulling her into the enclosure, according to a medical examiner's report.


Several school districts in Chattanooga area closing, delaying opening Thursday

Several school districts in the greater Chattanooga area will be closed or open on a delay Thursday because of the inclement weather and illness. Bradley County, Cleveland City, Meigs County and Polk County schools will open on a two-hour delay on Thursday, Feb. 21, because of weather conditions, ac


North Carolina authorities find missing inmate

SPINDALE, N.C. – Authorities in North Carolina say an inmate who went missing at the Rutherford Correctional Center has been captured not far from the facility. The North Carolina Department of Public Safety said in a statement that department K-9 staff and members of the Rutherford County Sheriff's


Officials searching for missing boater in Polk County

POLK COUNTY, Tenn. (WDEF) – Crews are searching for a missing boater in Polk County. Family members reported the boater missing Sunday morning from Tumbling Creek. Personnel from several different agencies including the sheriff’s Office, East Polk and West Polk Fire and rescue are participating in t


Andrews Journal left a lasting legacy after six decades

Andrews – The histories of the Town of Andrews and the Andrews Journal newspaper have been intertwined for more than a century. In 1909, Thomas Jackson Christy moved his family from Waynesville and opened Andrews Printing Co., establishing the first newspaper in the Valley. He was publisher and edit


Feed Fannin celebrates 10 years of service

Blue Ridge, Ga. – Feed Fannin is celebrating 10 years of serving Fannin County and throughout the years the all volunteer organization has grown and become a template for other projects across the state of Georgia.


Melanie Dallas: Taking our message to the Georgia Capitol

Each year during Georgia’s legislative session, I and other representatives of Highland Rivers Health go to the Capitol and meet with as many of our legislators as we can. We work to educate them about what Highland Rivers does, the services we provide and why adequate funding for those services is


Drug court participants to share stories of struggle and success

HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Drug abuse is an epidemic in the United States and one would be hard pressed to find someone who hasn’t been affected, directly or indirectly, by addiction.