Rick Flowe has been consulting the town of Andrews for nearly a year.
J.D. Baker and Charlie McCowan of Andrews VFW post 7620 present Kary McClure with her Award.
Alaina Ledford helps Landan Hedden to grow bacteria samples.  With funds Ledford  recently received her students will soon be able to identify those bacteria.
Andrews High School student Maraeh Carringer worked as a paige for the N.C. House of Representatives last week.
Aly Jordan sings to Haylee Smiley during a birthday concert at Murphy High School last week. Photo by Ben Katz
Andrews’ Kenzie Gunter looks for an opening against Robbinsville in the Smoky Mountain Conference Tournament. Photo by Kevin Hensley

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Rick Flowe has been consulting the town of Andrews for nearly a year.

    Now that the Andrews Comprehensive Plan has been approved by the Board of Aldermen, the town now has the green light to revitalize the local economic position of the community.

J.D. Baker and Charlie McCowan of Andrews VFW post 7620 present Kary McClure with her Award.

   Andrews Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7620 presented Peachtree Elementary teacher Kary McClure with the VFW Teacher of the Year award on Feb. 15.

Alaina Ledford helps Landan Hedden to grow bacteria samples.  With funds Ledford  recently received her students will soon be able to identify those bacteria.

    Andrews Middle’s STEM teacher Alaina Ledford received a grant last week from N.C. Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts Auxiliary for $500.

Sports

Andrews’ Kenzie Gunter looks for an opening against Robbinsville in the Smoky Mountain Conference Tournament. Photo by Kevin Hensley

    Road weary and leg weary, Andrews’ girls basketball team ran out of steam Tuesday night in the first-round of the Class 1A state playoffs, losing 53-38 to Atkins High School on the Camels’ home

Wildcats senior Knox Chapman beats the defense of Cherokee’s Tye Mintz for a layup, during round one of the Smoky Mountain Conference tournament at Hayesville Feb. 10. Photo by Kevin Hensley

    And just like that, it is over.
    The Andrews Wildcats have been known this season for being a scrappy team, no matter the situation.

Cherokee’s Holden Straughan attempts to penerate the Andrews defense of (from left) Kylan Thompson, Drew Pyle and Taylor Parker, during a round one Smoky Mountain Conference tournament game Friday at Hayesville. The Wildcats dropped the game to the Braves, 68-59.

   The three teams that make up the Andrews High School basketball program each received an early exit from the 2016-17 Smoky Mountain Conference tournament.

Obituaries

    Jennie Smedlund, 74, of Marble, passed away Saturday, July 30, 2016, in a Murphy hospital.

    Mr. Roy Arlen McClure, 73, of Andrews, died Friday, July 29, 2016, at his residence.

   Betty Ann Grant, 81, of Chattanooga, Tenn., died Thursday, July 28, 2016, at her residence.