NFocus researcher Rick Flowe (left) talks with citizens after the presentation of his findings on Aug. 17. Photo by Ben Katz
In designing her classroom in Andrews, Alaina Ledford “tried to make it look realistic, but whimsical and psychedelic at the same time.” Photo by Ben Katz
Anna Claire LaChance loves the sound of music, and Amy Rasmussen of Andrews helps her learn to make it. Photo by Ben Katz
Hanging baskets are on display in downtown Andrews. Photo by Ben Katz
Bill Bateman shows the proper technique for the Heimlich maneuver during Tuesday’s session of a first-aid demonstration at the Andrews Library. Photo by Ben Katz
Andrews’ Pierce Christensen sticks Brevard’s Jesse Lowery at the line during Friday night’s season-opening football game. Photo by Ben Katz

News Stories

NFocus researcher Rick Flowe (left) talks with citizens after the presentation of his findings on Aug. 17. Photo by Ben Katz

    After interviewing 180 community members and compiling 900 answers, Andrews’ planning consultant Rick Flowe found leadership to be the top priority in improving the town.

In designing her classroom in Andrews, Alaina Ledford “tried to make it look realistic, but whimsical and psychedelic at the same time.” Photo by Ben Katz

    Andrews Middle School’s new principal, Julie Higdon, is revitalizing the upcoming school year with fresh energy, changes and ideas.

Anna Claire LaChance loves the sound of music, and Amy Rasmussen of Andrews helps her learn to make it. Photo by Ben Katz

   With her gentle spirit and skillful guidance, Amy Rasmussen inspires music students from ages 4-70.

Sports

Andrews’ Tiffany Holloway leaps for a kill attempt against Smoky Mountain on Aug. 18. Holloway nailed 10 kills, two blocks and three digs in the Lady Wildcats’ loss. Photo by Kevin Hensley

    Both the varsity and junior varsity Andrews High School Lady Wildcats pushed the Smoky Mountain Lady Mustangs to tie-breaking sets Aug. 18.

Andrews’ Pierce Christensen sticks Brevard’s Jesse Lowery at the line during Friday night’s season-opening football game. Photo by Ben Katz

    The shock was palpable at Hugh Hamilton Stadium on Friday night.

    A new year, a new coach and hopefully a fresh start  is what the Nantahala High School Lady Hawks’ volleyball squad faces for the 2016 season, as it looks to put a 3-15 mark from last season be

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.