Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Murphy/Cherokee news

The region has been getting lots of attention this week in the regional newspaper, the Asheville Citizen-Times. A rundown on the latest coverage:

Interstate 3 study stirs WNC protest: this story backgrounds the possibility of I-3 coming through the far Western corner of NC and has comments by local Cherokee County residents. It also discusses other road improvement projects in WNC.

Inmates harvest new skills at Cherokee prison farm; nice photos and article about Cherokee County's innovative jail program.

Once best-known as bomber hideout, Murphy now a second-home magnet, and Second-home boom leading buyers into new areas of WNC, both stories from the Associated Press, discussing a new high-end development being built in Marble by the owner of Moose Hollow Trading Company, and Murphy's recent ranking as one of the best towns in the country for second homes.

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