Editorial

Shop local, please!

Friday, July 14, 2017

We applaud local participation in the mid-summer community promotion known as Crazy Days.

That being said, we have to acknowledge that the event doesn’t generate the kind of retail buying that there once was in downtown Cherokee.

We are battling loss of business to Internet purchasing. People need to think about the importance of shopping locally.

We have given this message before and will do so again (at least once more this year, during the Christmas shopping season).

There is nothing individual citizens can do that has a more important impact on the economic health of our community than shopping at local retail establishments.