Jerry and Dorothy Leslie, both 76, practice table tennis twice a week to stay ready for the Cherokee/Clay County Senior Games. Photo by Ben Katz
Brutus waits for someone to adopt him at the Valley  River Humane Society on Tuesday afternoon. Photo by Kelsey Richardson
Murphy High School alumnus Lt. James Hubbard lands a Navy T-6B plane at Western Carolina Regional Airport in Andrews on Friday afternoon. Photo by Kelsey Richardson
Hailey Raxter and Brooke Yarborough’s first grade class premieres their published book, “All about Me,” at Andrews Elementary School.
Andrews High's Tiffany Holloway poses with Brad Allen, NFL official and an NCHSAA Supervisor of Officials for football. Allen was a guest speaker at the NCHSAA's Performance of the Week Banquet in Chapel Hill on Saturday. Holloway was named the NCHSAA's top performer for the week of April 5 after setting the AHS record in shot put on March 30.
Diamond Hedrick offered paintings and conversation during the weekend’s Earth Day Festivities. Photo by Ben Katz

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Jerry and Dorothy Leslie, both 76, practice table tennis twice a week to stay ready for the Cherokee/Clay County Senior Games. Photo by Ben Katz

The subtle tapping of ping-pong balls echoed through the Andrews Senior Center, as local seniors competed Tuesday in the early stages of the Cherokee/Clay County Senior Games.

Brutus waits for someone to adopt him at the Valley  River Humane Society on Tuesday afternoon. Photo by Kelsey Richardson

Dogs running into traffic, people feeding pets they don’t own, animals flooding into the shelter – for residents of the Andrews area, these misfortunes are regular complaints.

Murphy High School alumnus Lt. James Hubbard lands a Navy T-6B plane at Western Carolina Regional Airport in Andrews on Friday afternoon. Photo by Kelsey Richardson

Lt. James Hubbard landed his Navy T-6B at Western Carolina Regional Airport in Andrews on Friday during a cross-country flight with his student, Terry Yamin.

Sports

Andrews High's Tiffany Holloway poses with Brad Allen, NFL official and an NCHSAA Supervisor of Officials for football. Allen was a guest speaker at the NCHSAA's Performance of the Week Banquet in Chapel Hill on Saturday. Holloway was named the NCHSAA's top performer for the week of April 5 after setting the AHS record in shot put on March 30.

Andrews junior Tiffany Holloway has had an eventful, tiresome week, to say the least.

Senior James Hoke pitched his way to his first victory of the season from the mound, and fellow senior Cameron Debty went 3-for-4 with two RBI as the Wildcats rallied from behind to dismantle the C

Jacqueline West gets a hug from teammate Morgan Mashburn before Tuesday’s game. Photo by Sarah Woodall

    Hayesville pitchers Jacqueline Stewart and Lindsay Davis played a big part in ruining the fun for the Andrews Lady Wildcats’ during Tuesday’s Senior Day celebration at Valley River Park.

Obituaries

Edward Carroll, age 68, passed away Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015. He was from Andrews. No services are planned at this time. Townson-Rose Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Tom Wallace, age 83, passed away Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015.

Phyllis West Rayburn, 68, of the Robinson Road community of Andrews, passed away Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015, at her residence. She was a native of Cherokee County and the daughter of the late Clarence