The annual John C Campbell Folk School Annual Gala and Benefit Auction is this Saturday, June 9 2012 starting at 5pm. Here is a link to thier website for more info…

Murphy’s annual Christmas parade will arrive downtown about 2 pm on Saturday, December 3rd. The Christmas fair will open in the pocket park at 10am. Regestration is open for both in the area events section at or call Barbara Hughes about the parade at 837-6821 and Sande Kimball at 835-7274 about the Christmas fair.

Come to Murphy NC this Saturday, September 3 for free admission to good times for all! The annual Heritage Walk and Festival has lots of music, good food, and local charm and the fun starts at 10am. Check out this link to the Highlander for much more info, see you there! PS don’t miss the antique tractors!

USFS has closed 3 miles of 420-1 known as Davis Creek or Tipton Creek road for improvements to eliminate steep switchbacks. Engineer Karl Buchholz can field questions at 828-257-4262

Unaka community development club and Heritage preservation committee have a history book available for the Bethel, Copper Creek, Ogretta, Upper Beaverdam and Unaka communities for $20 plus $5 mail call Carolyn Wiler at 828-837-4846

July 8-10 come celebrate the 150th anniversary of Clay County with a street dance, arts & crafts, food and entertainment on the downtown square 828-389-1401

Mountain Home Show Weekend

The Mountain Home Show is this weekend Friday from 2 to 7 and Saturday from 9 to 5  April 22nd and 23rd at the North Georgia Tech Campus in Blairsville, Georgia. More info at

Debbie and Jim Rodby now have opened the latest in Cherokee County fun just past Fields of the Wood on US 294. WagonMaster Adventure Ranch features wagon rides, gem mining, mini golf, arcage-style target galleries for paintball and airsoft, mini cars, bounce castles and more. There are picnic areas, camping, volleyball and a playground. For more info call 828-494-9521.

Finallly! The highway down the Ocoee gorge is now open!

US 64 Closed to Cleveland, TN

A huge rockslide has closed Highway 64 at the Ocoee Dam site just at the end of the 4lane on the Ocoee River. Here is a link to live cam and updates from Tennessee DOT…