In the towns and communities in and around the Qualla Boundary, the Cherokee have endured like the ancient rhododendrons with which they share a home.
A Guide to Downtown Murphy
A Cherokee business owner in the westernmost county seat in North Carolina shares her favorite places to shop, dine, and learn more about her tribe’s history.
How a Tar Heel Moonshiner Got Away with Murder (in 1892)
Spoiler alert: The loophole that he used has since been closed.
The Town: Murphy
Although it is closer to the state capitals of five other states than it is to its own, the remote mountain town breathes with the trademark down-home kindness that makes it undeniably North Carolina.