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It looks like Hayesville is one step closer to having a new food and entertainment venue on the square.

Born in 1919, between Murphy and Hayesville in the Fires Creek area, Garnet Johnson grew up on a family farm during a time when there were no good roads between Murphy and Hayesville.

Two Hayesville residents face drug charges after a K-9 drug dog alerted on their car, prompting a search of the suspects’ vehicle, according to a release from the Clay County Sheriff’s Office.

Sports for Subscribers

Shannon Babb made a clean sweep of the racing action on Friday night in the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series' first-ever appearance at Luxemburg Speedway.
Courtesy of WCU Athletics

Western Carolina senior left-hander Bryan Sammons limited league regular-season champion Mercer to two runs on just four hits in tossing his second career complete game as the Catamounts claimed th


Randy Baumgarten, 56, of Hayesville, passed away Friday, May 12, 2017 at Murphy Medical Center.

Margaret Ruth Gibson, 91, of Hayesville, passed away Saturday, May 13, 2017 in a Clay County care facility. She was a native of Clay County, but had lived most of her life in Springfield, Mass.

A fellow confided to his friend one day that his wife treats him just like God.

“So, she worships and honors and obeys you?” The friend asked.

Clay County Progress

Mailing Address: PO Box 483, Hayesville, NC 28904
Physical Address: 43 Main Street, Hayesville, NC 28904
Phone: 828-389-8431
Fax: 828-389-9997