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Get in the "KNOW" to say "YES"
- From the Mayor's Desk

Aug. 30th

The Towns of Andrew and Murphy put the challenge out to break a World Record for whistling a song.  See the record we are attempting to break: Click here

Sept. 7th

A petition booth was established at the Murphy Artwalk from 5pm to 8pm. Information was handed out and signatures were taken for the petition. 

Sept. 10

A list was compiled for coverage of the Oct. 5th event.  The list was then sent to the follow:
PR Newswire
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
CNN News Director
WAGA-TV Atlanta
WSB-TV Atlanta
Asheville Citizen-Times
Chattanooga Times Free Press
Associated Press - Atlanta Bureau
Associated Press - Charlotte Bureau
WLOS-TV Asheville
WDEF-TV Chattanooga
WTVC-TV Chattanooga
WRCB-TV Chattanooga
Dan Fisher - NCDOT
Senator Jim Davis
Representative Kevin Corbin
Congressman Mark Meadows   


Oct. 5th

We did it. Woo Woo.


The record shows we had over 2,000 people in the middle of town in the event square.


We handed out 1,500 whistles.  In order to have received an official train whistle for the event, you had to register and sign in.


Besides the Website, you can go to this facebook page created back in 2011, which has great photos and other historic information about bringing the train back.  Andrews to Murphy Rail Reactivation. 

The top video to the left is from the event. The bottom video is an interview conducted by Austin Tibbets and Richard More with past Mayor Bill Hughes.

In this interview conducted on April 24, 2018, Austin Tibbetts and Richard More interview Mr. Bill Hughes, a retired mayor and elementary school principal in Murphy, NC on his memories of the Murphy branch railroad operations in and around Murphy, NC. Enjoy the time Bill gave us as he shares about his memories of the Murphy branch line and his grandfather's link to the railroad which gave Mr. Bill first hand experience of its operations.