Harrahs Cherokee Valley River Casino and Hotel is Officially Open in Murphy NC

Harrahs Casino Murphy NC Harrahs Casino Opening Day in Murphy NCIt’s official! The approximately 110 million dollar project known as Harrahs Cherokee Valley River Casino and Hotel officially opened its doors for business today right here in Murphy NC. The attendance was so great it literally caused a several mile long traffic jam on the the eastbound 74! It’s an exciting business that has brought some great job opportunities to the area. As you can see from the pictures, there were a lot of people there checking it out.

It’s been over a year ago since the Cherokee representatives met with local Realtors in the area, and its amazing to see such an ambitious construction project come to fruition. It’s another thing to add to the To Do List in Murphy NC. As we understand, there are more phases in the long range plan that will bring ever more entertainment, food, and more right here to Murphy. If you’re a casino goer, enjoy! 😀

John Poltrock – REMAX of Murphy NC – www.MyMurphy.comJohnPoltrock@gmail.com – Call us Toll Free at 1-866-Murphy-NC or 1-866-687-7496 – Murphy’s #1 Real Estate Team

John Poltrock is elected to the Board of Directors for the Mountain Lakes Board of Realtors

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Today was the annual Mountain Lakes Board of Realtors meeting where real estate agents from all companies in the area met to vote on who was going to serve on the Board of Directors. John Poltrock served as the Secretary this past year and is now elected to a 3 year period as a Director. It is a great opportunity to work with other agents in the area and make it better for all the agents in the area to work together, help our customers and friends, and sell real estate 🙂

The Poltrock Team – REMAX of Murphy NC – www.MyMurphy.comJohnPoltrock@gmail.com – Call us Toll Free at 1-866-Murphy-NC or 1-866-687-7496 – Murphy’s #1 Real Estate Team

Blue Ridge Parkway Quarter Released Honoring Western North Carolina

Blue Ridge Parkway Quarter 1It’s rare places in Western North Carolina are honored by the likes of the Unites States Treasury. However, 2015 is the year it does! I was handed change at the store and noticed it and was very pleasantly surprised!

The Blue Ridge Parkway stretches 469 miles from the mountains of North Carolina all the way to Virginia. If you’ve never had the privilege of driving it, you certainly need to! You’ll see amazing views and scenic sights that will never leave your memory. It is stunning! And now when you get change at the store like I did, perhaps you’ll end up with a little piece of Western North Carolina in your pocket.

Blue Ridge Parkway Quarter2The Poltrock Team – REMAX of Murphy NC – www.MyMurphy.comJohnPoltrock@gmail.com – Call us Toll Free at 1-866-Murphy-NC or 1-866-687-7496 – Murphy’s #1 Real Estate Team

Hanging Dog Moonshine Hits Stores in Murphy NC

Hanging Dog Moonshine in Murphy NC
A bottle of Hanging Dog Moonshine signed by the man himself, Wayne Nix

Yes, it’s true. Murphy NC now has its own legal moonshine thanks to Wayne Nix. Wayne was featured on the Discovery Channels’s Moonshiners TV show… and that was just the start. Now his Hanging Dog Moonshine is being sold in Murphy NC’s local ABC Store! Not only that, you can buy it by the shot at Doyle’s Cedar Hill Restaurant. So go on, give it a try and say you had some true mountain moonshine!

Learn more at Hanging Dog Moonshine’s Facebook Page or Website.

 The Poltrock Team – REMAX of Murphy NC – www.MyMurphy.comJohnPoltrock@gmail.comCall us Toll Free at 1-866-Murphy-NC or 1-866-687-7496 – Murphy’s #1 Real Estate Team

Hanging Dog Moonshine

Scholarships Given by Mountain Lakes Board of Realtors to 2014 Seniors

scholarship picture 2014The Mountain Lakes Board of Realtors, headquartered in Murphy NC, gives out scholarships to graduating high school seniors each year. The funds are generously donated by our local Realtors. Students in Cherokee, Clay, and Graham Counties are eligible. Earlier this year, we were able to give out three $1,000 scholarships to these amazing students. Having been the chair person of the Scholarship Committee for the past several years, it’s always an honor to award it to such deserving kids. We wish you the best!

See Last Years Scholarship Winners Here

 The Poltrock Team – REMAX of Murphy NC – www.MyMurphy.comJohnPoltrock@gmail.com – Call us Toll Free at 1-866-Murphy-NC or 1-866-687-7496 – Murphy’s #1 Real Estate Team

Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River Casino and Hotel in Murphy NC Update

Cherokee Harrahs Casino Valley RiverAt the Mountain Lakes Board of Realtors Luncheon today, two representatives of Harrah’s, one of which was Lumpy Lambert, were kind enough to join us and provide an update on how the casino construction project is going here in Murphy, NC. They were able to provide some great updates I thought I would share with you:

  • They said it will take “at least 900 jobs” to run the casino with an estimated payroll of $32-39 million.
  • There will be approximately 50,000 square feet of gaming.
  • It will not have a restaurant initially. It will have a “Food Market” that will feature four food company choices and are planned as follows:
    • Nathan’s Famous
    • Panda Express
    • Starbucks
    • Earl of Sandwich
  • They have multiple phases in development. Phase 1 is what they are building now and each respective phase will build on the next. With 86 acres, there are many opportunities of what’s to come.

As progress continues to develop, you’ll hear it in many sources. They’re estimating and August 2015 opening. We will see more of what’s to come.

Check out the Opening Day Post for Harrahs Cherokee Valley River Casino and Hotel.

The Poltrock Team – REMAX of Murphy NC – www.MyMurphy.comJohnPoltrock@gmail.com – Call us Toll Free at 1-866-Murphy-NC or 1-866-687-7496 – Murphy’s #1 Real Estate Team

RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon Visits Murphy NC for Fourth of July Celebration at Konaheeta Park

This Fourth of July, we were fortunate to have the RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon visit us in Murphy NC. The Fourth’s Celebration is always held at Konaheeta Park, and we simply could not have asked for a more pristine, perfect Fourth of July.

In the almost ten years I’ve worked with RE/MAX, it’s always exciting to see the Hot Air Balloon in real life. It’s a “logo” that truly turns heads, and I’m not different! It’s magnificent to watch it go from a giant tube sock to a 90,000 cubic foot icon. So to share the fun we had, here’s a lot of pictures we took. Enjoy!

One great thing was we charged $5 per person to ride the balloon and we were able to donate every penny of proceeds to two needy families here in Cherokee County. It’s a blessing to be able to help those who need it. And to all who rode the ballon, thank you for participating and helping someone who truly needs it. Happy Fourth! We hope to see you next year!

The Poltrock Team – REMAX of Murphy NC – www.MyMurphy.comJohnPoltrock@gmail.com – Call us Toll Free at 1-866-Murphy-NC or 1-866-687-7496 – Murphy’s #1 Real Estate Team

NCDOT Awards the Bridge Construction Project to Service Harrahs Casino in Murphy NC

It was just notified that the construction project has been awarded to build the bridge to service the Harrahs Cherokee Casino in Murphy NC. The contract was recently awarded to Simpson Construction Company for $2,520,623. Construction is estimated to begin in March and should be done by the middle of November.

Progress is being made! This bridge will tie into 74 just East of Murphy’s Wal-Mart to cross over the Valley River and tie in to the site where the casino is being built. They have already started some land clearing and major construction is posed to begin later this year.

Looking to purchase or sell real estate in the area? Be sure to contact us and let us know what we can do to help.  We’re here for you!  😀

The Poltrock Team – REMAX of Murphy NC – www.MyMurphy.comJohnPoltrock@gmail.com – Call us Toll Free at 1-866-Murphy-NC or 1-866-687-7496 – Murphy’s #1 Real Estate Team

Walgreens Pharmacy and Drug Store to be in Murphy NC

Walgreens_Logo_2It looks to be official! Walgreens Pharmacy is coming to Murphy, NC! They purchased Kerr Drug and will be taking over their operations here. It remains to be seen if they opt to build one of their trademark stores in the future, but as of right now they will continue to operate in the same location as Kerr Drug.  They are located in the Ingles Grocery Store shopping center at 2044 US 19 and can be reached at 828-837-1148. The transition is scheduled to take some time, but we should see the official change later this year.

The Poltrock Team – REMAX of Murphy NC – www.MyMurphy.com – JohnPoltrock@gmail.com – Call us Toll Free at 1-866-Murphy-NC or 1-866-687-7496 – Murphy’s #1 Real Estate Team

Cherokee Harrahs Casino Update for Murphy NC

Earlier in July, I shared my thoughts on what impact I believed the casino coming to Murphy would have. The project is still unquestionably on and scheduled to be built. They have begun clearing the site and the grade work has started. It is scheduled to be open and ready for business sometime in June 2015. Cherokee County has shared with us some projections for the project being built, and I wanted to share that presentation with you.

Harrahs Casino Update for Murphy NC

The Poltrock Team – REMAX of Murphy NC – www.MyMurphy.comJohnPoltrock@gmail.com – Call us Toll Free at 1-866-Murphy-NC or 1-866-687-7496 – Murphy’s #1 Real Estate Team