There’s something therapeutic about days spent on the lake. Lazily floating with the mountains surrounding you and the sun reflecting off the water is truly good for the soul. We’re blessed to have Lake Hiwassee, Lake Appalachia, and Cherokee Lake right here in our county, not to mention more than 100,000 acres of Forest Service Land.
We have 3 marinas on Lake Hiwassee that offer slip rentals, both long and short term, as well as:
Pontoon Boat Rentals
Paddle Board Rentals
Pedal Boat Rentals
Fishing/ Power Boat Rentals
Bait, Boating Supplies, Snacks, and Drinks
So if you own a boat, or simply want to rent for a day, you can live your best life right here where NC begins! So tell us, what’s your favorite thing about a lake day?
The Heritage Partners is an active organization throughout our community and best know for their work on the Murphy River Walk. It’s only fitting that we take in the natural beauty of our community during this last month of Summer.
Congratulations to our Door Prize Winners at last month’s AfterHours! Elo-ly Bailey, Barbara Hughes, and Corey Bailey were the lucky table at Bojangles’ in Murphy!
We celebrated the first anniversary of Bojangles’ in Murphy with a Ribbon Cutting and AfterHours networking event Thursday July 18th. Bojangles’ provided true Southern hospitality and an impressive spread, including their new pimento cheese that wowed all in attendance. Pictures center with scissors are owner, Crystal and general manager, Kristi. Holding the ribbon at the left is marketing director, Regina and on the right, catering manager, Ronda. For information and catering, contact Bojangles’ at 828-516-2105 and visit their location at 1563 Andrews Road in Murphy.
The Peacock Performing Arts Center is a community favorite in the far western counties of North Carolina. Providing a venue for musicians, aspiring actors, and all who appreciate the arts, this community theater has a steady lineup that always entertains.
The Peacock has quite the calendar with four productions in the Theatrical Season, year-round Main Stage Events, and the Song Writer Showcase concert series from April through September. With such an intimate venue, there truly is no bad seat. The talent that takes the stage is always amazing and the camps that are offered to foster a love of the arts in our community is priceless.
Get your tickets for one of these performances and remember… experiences such as this make great gifts. So what will it be, theatre… concert… or both? Let us know your favorite and we’ll see you at the Peacock!
We are beyond grateful to have Elo-ly and Corey supporting this community that they have called home for the past 15 years. With the experience from their career in Claims and Risk Management, they have been an asset to the boards on which they serve. While they love to be a part of our community with such diverse interests, they moved to be closer to their daughter and grandchildren in Marietta. We honestly don’t know how they keep up with it all, but we’re so grateful!
In their free time, Elo-ly and Corey enjoy the quiet beauty around their house. Sharing their 5 acres with deer, turkeys, wood ducks, fish, 8 cats, and 1 dog certainly helps them recharge to go right back out and serve in this beautiful mountain community.
If you haven’t met the Baileys yet, we would love to introduce you at our August 15th AfterHours with Heritage Partners on the Murphy River Walk. They’re always fun to chat with, so grab a glass of wine and they can tell you about some great ways to experience the whole county: from the rivers to the mountains, the fun of small town shopping, and some delicious local restaurants. Just remember to let us know… what’s your favorite way to enjoy Cherokee County?
People are always impressed by the number of artists living in and around Cherokee County. From live music at local establishments to our very own Goldhagen Art Glass Studio, we’re an experience that simply can’t be replicated.
While you can find David Goldhagen’s art glass in places like New York and Philadelphia, it’s all created in his studio right here in Hayesville, North Carolina. To watch this process is truly amazing…
You can schedule a time to tour his studio and watch from the viewing balcony as he creates, just give him a call to schedule a tour. BUT… I highly recommend his Hot Summer Nights concert series. Get to know locals and visitors as you enjoy live music and truly experience David’s time-honored techniques as he produces bold, vibrant sculptures along the shores of Lake Chatuge.
You’ll definitely want to take home a souvenir so be sure to explore the Goldhagen Gallery during your visit. David’s sculptures, fused glass, ornaments, platters, and all of his creations make a truly one-of-a-kind gift that is sure to be a conversation piece. If you’re traveling, no worries! Goldhagen Art Glass Studio will happily ship your items for you.
Some come to the mountains to unwind and relax…others come for the adventure and thrill of our rivers. If you want to step away from the screen time and get that adrenaline rush, white water rafting is for you. If you’re not a thrill seeker, we have plenty of opportunities for you to take in the mountains, lakes, and rivers at your own pace.