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Lilly Knoepp

Cherokee County’s former Department of Social Services director pleaded guilty to felony obstruction of justice at the end of October. The charge focuses on Cindy Palmer’s use of an illegal custody agreement which could have unlawfully removed as many as 50 children from their homes in the county. Carolina Public Press’ lead investigative reporter Kate Martin has been covering the trails of those families for two years and spoke with BPR’s Lilly Knoepp about ongoing litigation.

Lilly Knoepp

Last summer, BPR reported on rallies across Western North Carolina in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. These demonstartions echoed those seen across the country during the months of protests for racial justice following the murder of George Floyd.  One such rally was in Murphy. TeLor Allen was one of the organizers.