Mary Bandy feels "happy because my parents and little nephew came" to the IOI celebration Friday. Photo by Ben Katz
Mitch Briggs, owner of MakAly’s, built this ramp to help the elderly onto the  sidewalk, which the Town of  Andrews recently painted to help limit falls. Photo by Kelsey Richardson
The Andrews Garden Club has worked to make the town as pretty as their downtown headquarters.
This map shows what a one-mile expansion of Andrews’ town borders would look like. That cannot happen now without the county commissioners’ approval.
County Commissioner Roy Dickey (left) and Cherokee County Soccer League Director Roddy Alt eye new plans for the soon-to-be soccer facility at Heritage Park on Friday.

News Stories

Mary Bandy feels "happy because my parents and little nephew came" to the IOI celebration Friday. Photo by Ben Katz

    Adult basic education students celebrated their year-long accomplishment of taking college courses with an afternoon filled with well-deserved recognition, lively dancing and rambunctious music

    Valleytown Fire Department’s plans to add more professionals has been put on hold for now, as the Cherokee County was passed Monday night without any increases to the fire tax.

Mitch Briggs, owner of MakAly’s, built this ramp to help the elderly onto the  sidewalk, which the Town of  Andrews recently painted to help limit falls. Photo by Kelsey Richardson

   The Andrews planning board met Tuesday night to further review the drafted subdivision ordinance and highlight areas for potential economic growth and increased safety in the community.

Sports

County Commissioner Roy Dickey (left) and Cherokee County Soccer League Director Roddy Alt eye new plans for the soon-to-be soccer facility at Heritage Park on Friday.

    If you build it, they will come. Cliche or not, that is the belief of local soccer advocate Roddy Alt when it comes to a brand new soccer facility coming to Heritage Park by 2017.

Andrews Athletic Director Lance Bristol admires a Wildcat quilt made for him by Debbie Ambler as a gift from the athletes after a successful 2015-16 school year. Photo by Sarah Woodall

   Andrews Athletic Director Lance Bristol couldn’t figure out why Debbie Ambler kept requesting old Andrews High T-shirts in the weeks leading up to Saturday’s annual Athletic Banquet.

Andrews' Isaiah Jacobs (right) runs the 25-meter dash at the North Carolina Special Olympics on Saturday in Raleigh. Picture by Byron Housely

    Andrews classmates and best buds Dakoda Silvers and Isaiah Jacobs, along with their eight fellow Cherokee County comrades returned with some handsome hardware after competing in the Special Oly

Obituaries

    Emogene Ledford, 91, of Andrews passed away Monday, June 20, 2016 in an Andrews care facility. She was a native and lifetime resident of Cherokee County.

    Azalea Holloway Matheson Walker, age 87 of the Sweetwater Community of Robbinsville, NC went home to be with her Heavenly Father on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at Memorial Mission Hospital in Ashevi

    Elizabeth (Betsy) Lewis passed away Monday, June 13, 2016, at Skyland Care Center in Sylva after a brief illness. She had just reached her 79th birthday.