The Whole Store

We hear self care, natural, and wellness quite a bit so we all know that we need to make healthier choices. The questions is, where do we start? The Whole Store is an amazing local resource that offers natural foods, supplements, herbs, and more. Pat and the staff at The Whole Store are knowledgeable and able to answer many questions as you begin to make the small changes on your path to wellness.

Open 7 days a week at 10:00am!
3090 West US Hwy 64 #105 Murphy NC 28906

In addition to supplements, teas, frozen and pantry food items, you can also find pet supplements and beauty care products. Most impressive is the wall of bulk herbs and resources to help you make wise decisions regarding your health. Be sure to watch The Whole Store’s “Backyard Remedies” show on our local Cable TV channel 49 and tune in to WKRK the 1st Thursday of the month at 10:30am!

Summer Art Around Town

School may be out…but The MAC Summer Art Program is in! Throughout July, art classes are offered to kids in downtown Murphy. An exhibition featuring these young artists and their work will be Friday August 2, 5:00-8:00 pm during the Murphy Art Walk.

Student Art Exhibit Saturday August 2nd, 5:00-8:00pm in Murphy

The kids aren’t the only ones to enjoy art, the Valley River Arts Guild hosts a variety of classes for adults at The MAC throughout the year. From guitar lessons to watercolor, the opportunities to express yourself creatively are endless. Just across the street at Trudy’s Creations, you can also enjoy acrylic pouring classes or purchase one of many handcrafted designs. If you’re looking for a unique conversation piece for your home or that one-of-a-kind gift, be sure to explore our locally owned shops at the August 2nd Art Walk.

Black & White Market is a picker’s dream come true with vintage and locally crafted pieces that are unique to Murphy. Just a few doors down you’ll find impressive wooden creations, local photography, jewelry, and pottery at Gallery 26. Around the corner, Marketplace Antiques and Lotsa Memories Antiques & More have an eclectic mix of collectibles and vintage finds.

You’ll find local art for sale on the walls of Bistro 29, Daily Grind and Wine, and The BakeShop… not to mention all the artists set up at Rumors Clothing, Curiosity Shop, Simply Sweet Baby Boutique, and Serenity Mountain Gift Shop. So put a reminder in your calendar for First Friday Art Walk and enjoy this amazing community’s creativity on display for the Murphy Art Walk. We’ll see you August 2nd from 5:00-8:00 pm!

Award Winning Tastes

As you stroll down Main Street in Andrews you’ll find the FernCrest Winery tasting room. From April to mid-December, you can stop in Thursdays and Fridays, 12:30-6:30, Saturdays and Sundays, 12:30-5:30, and every Thursday for Locals Night, 3:00-6:00 pm. You can meet the owners, enjoy award winning wine, and learn about their local vineyard in the Snowbird Mountains and partners throughout North Carolina.

Jan and Kurt Olson are quite active in the community, so you will often see FernCrest Winery at festivals in Andrews, Murphy, and throughout the region, including our very own Forks and Corks – Local Savor. We know you’ll love their wine once you try it, so you can now buy online! Simply explore their menu and click “buy now” to use the VinoShipper shopping site or better yet, just give them a call to order limited release wines.

Pinterest-Worthy Talent at Trudy’s Creations

We all know those people that can create anything with a sewing machine or paint brush. We also know those people that have a “Pinterest Fails” board that need a little supervision with a hot glue gun or pair of scissors. I’m not going to lie, I struggle sewing a straight line, but this is not the case for Trudy McFerrin. She offers classes to those who may have potential, but for all of us who lack the time or God-given talent to create, she has a boutique full of adorable handcrafted goods in downtown Murphy!

We celebrated the grand opening of Trudy’s Creations in downtown Murphy with a ribbon cutting on Tuesday May 14th. Owner and creator, Trudy McFerrin is pictured with the scissors and joined by Debbie Louder, Phyllis Miller, holding the ribbon on the left, and on the right, Laura Williams. Many thanks to Curiosity Shop, Creative Designs, Cherokee County Arts Council, Autumn Ridge Home Watch and Concierge, Cliff Melton Tractor Services, McNabb Properties, State Farm Insurance-Steven Aft Agency, Cruise Planners, Land & Cruise Experts, Cherokee County Master Gardeners, and Chamber Ambassadors: Sherry Palmer, Ninna Curtis, Debbie Bruce, and Corey Bailey for welcoming this new business to our community. Visit Trudy’s Creations at 46 Valley River Avenue to see her impressive selection of handcrafted items and class offerings.