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Progress photos by Becky Long

The morning rains subsided and smoke and crowds filled the Hayesville square for Saturday’s Butts & Spuds Festival cook-off.

An assault turned into Cherokee County’s first murder of the year when a local man died Wednesday, May 11 from injuries sustained a day earlier from a gunshot wound to the head.


e impressive Hayesville High School track and field season came to a close on Friday, May 20 with the state championship meet held in Greensboro, N.C.

ountain Spring Pickleball Classic was held at the Towns County Pickleball Complex in Hiawassee, Friday-Sunday, May 20-22.

Clay County 4-H Mountain Explorers are serving the community at the Hayesville Evening Market each Thursday. Members are available to assist vendors or customers from 4-7p.m. each week.


George Allen Swonke, 44, of Hayesville, passed away Thursday, May 19, 2016 at his residence.

Bennie Jo Palmer, 74, born Oct. 21, 1941, of Murphy, passed away Thursday, May 19, 2016 in a Buncombe County, N.C. hospital.

Dexter V. Hodges, 58, of Hayesville, passed away Tuesday, May 17, 2016 in a Buncombe County, N.C. hospital.

Clay County Progress

Mailing Address: PO Box 828, Hayesville, NC 28904
Physical Address: 43 Main Street, Hayesville, NC 28904
Phone: 828-389-8431
Fax: 828-389-9997

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