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Cherokee County Commissioners Move Meeting Because Of Mask Requirement

Lilly Knoepp
Blue Ridge Public Radio
Masks are now required for anyone entering a court facility such as the courthouse.

The Cherokee County Board of Commissioners have changed the location of its monthly meeting because of the new requirement that persons entering court facilities must wear a mask.

The board’s meetings usually take place at the Cherokee County Courthouse.

The July 20 meeting will be held at the Penland Senior Center in Murphy, located at 69 Alpine Street. The board says all future meetings will take place at the senior center while court facilities are under COVID-19 pandemic requirements. The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. 

The emergency directive requiring masks at court facilities was issued by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court on Thursday.  

Lilly Knoepp is Senior Regional Reporter for Blue Ridge Public Radio. She has served as BPR’s first fulltime reporter covering Western North Carolina since 2018. She is from Franklin, NC. She returns to WNC after serving as the assistant editor of Women@Forbes and digital producer of the Forbes podcast network. She holds a master’s degree in international journalism from the City University of New York and earned a double major from UNC-Chapel Hill in religious studies and political science.
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