Sgt. Andrew Sampson works the nightshift Tuesday in town. He will soon join the Cherokee Police Department.
Cherokee County Food Bank volunteers (front row) Robert Bruce, Judi Faulkner, Kim Schuck, Jessica Vernon, Barbara El-Khouri, (back row) Becky Snoekstra, Tom Headley, Gene Craig, Milburn Miller, Frank Hamilton, Joel Franks and Frank Jones wake up bright and early every Tuesday and Saturday mornings to serve local families.
Friends of the Library member Gretchen Jackett decorates a Christmas tree at the Andrews Public Library on Tuesday.
Mars Hill’s Tiffany Holloway (11) splits the defense of Belmont-Abbey’s Emry Tsitouris (32) and Maria Kuhlman (15) during a home game Nov. 14. The 2017 Andrews High School graduate already has made a significant impact for the Lady Lions as a freshman. Photo courtesy of Mars Hill University
Leslie Mason and Pat Hegstrom joined in the caroling fun during Saturday’s Christmas on Main Street celebration in downtown Andrews.
Knights of Columbus member Anthony El-Khouri (Middle) presents two dozen coats on behalf of his organization to Appalachian Angels board members (in no particular order) Pam Carmen, Pat Ackerman, Barbara El-Khouri, Shelly Stephens, Joan Blook, Annie Lance, Ann Mansbridge and Beth Thompson for the annual Coats for Kids drive.

News for Subscribers

   Andrews Mayor-elect James Reid and incoming aldermen Steve Jordan, Richelle Phillips, Mike Sheidy and Scott Stalcup will be sworn in Tuesday at the Valleytown Cultural Arts Center downtown.

   The body found Nov. 20 near the old Bear Ridge Mall off U.S. 19 has been identified by authorities as John Thomas Villa, 40, of Andrews.

The Andrews Christmas Parade begins at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2.

   Everyone’s favorite Christmas stories will come to life Saturday night during the Andrews Christmas Parade.

Sports for Subscribers

Mars Hill’s Tiffany Holloway (11) splits the defense of Belmont-Abbey’s Emry Tsitouris (32) and Maria Kuhlman (15) during a home game Nov. 14. The 2017 Andrews High School graduate already has made a significant impact for the Lady Lions as a freshman. Photo courtesy of Mars Hill University

   Coaches and spectators alike at Mars Hill University are learning what Wildcats sports fanatics already knew: Tiffany Holloway is a one-of-a-kind athlete.

Nantahala’s Abigail O’Dell (left) eyes a Woody Gap defender on Nov. 14.

   Four games into the 2017-18 season and the Nantahala Lady Hawks have already surpassed their win total from last year.

Nantahala’s Ethan Passmore (2), shown soaring toward the basket against Woody Gap on Nov. 14, scored a team-leading 18 points against Copper Basin on Nov. 16.

   Coming hot off the heels of season-opening victories, Nantahala was pitted with an old nemesis: Copper Basin, Tenn.

Obituaries

Wilma June Donovan

   Wilma June Donovan, 74, of Andrews, passed away Monday, Nov. 27, 2017, in a Murphy hospital.

John Gilbert LaDouceur

   John Gilbert LaDouceur, 65, of Topton, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, at Mission Hospital in Asheville.

    John Thomas Villa, 40, of Andrews, passed away Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, in Andrews.
   No services are planned at this time.

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