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Barbara Hughes

Barbara is from Murphy, North Carolina, and has been a strong community activist throughout her life, but even more so since retiring in 1998 from her thirty-two year career with Cherokee County Schools in Special Education. Barbara has been married for fifty years to Murphy Mayor Bill Hughes and has two daughters.

Barbara is President & Founder of Heritage Partners of Cherokee County – 501c3 and has organized and participated in such things as the Heritage Walk and Festival, Murphy River Walk, Relay for Life, Reach to Recovery, Murphy Spring Festival and the Christmas Parade and Fair.