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8/30/2015

article Cherokee Tri-Council Festival continues today
(North Carolina) -- On Friday, the Cherokee came home. The three federally-recognized tribes of the Cherokee people, the Eastern Band of the Cherokee from Western North...

8/26/2015

article Native American journalists face unique issues when it comes to free press
(North Carolina) -- Joe Martin had never worked for a newspaper or owned a handgun when he took the reins of the tribally owned Cherokee One Feather in 1995. But when...
article Tribe moving along with child welfare system
(North Carolina) -- Principal Chief Michell Hicks signed a Title IV-E Pre-Print, which is a document containing plans and policies for the Tribe’s new child...
article EBCI artists win at Santa Fe Indian Market
(New Mexico) -- Two EBCI tribal members landed first place prizes at the 2015 Southwestern Association for Indian Arts (SWAIA) Santa Fe Indian Market held Aug. 22-23....

8/25/2015

article Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River Casino opening Sept. 28; Food outlets announced
(North Carolina) -- Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River Casino & Hotel near Murphy, North Carolina is set to officially open their doors to patrons at 2pm on...

8/24/2015

article New Harrah's Cherokee Casino just weeks away from grand opening
(North Carolina) -- The Harrah's Cherokee Valley River Casino and Hotel grand opening in Murphy, NC is just over a month away! Doors open Sept. 28, at 2 p.m. The...

8/23/2015

article New Cherokee casino opening just two hours away from Chattanooga area
(North Carolina) -- Casino gambling is about to move closer to Chattanooga. Harrah's Cherokee Valley River Casino will open on Sept. 28 near Murphy, N.C., about an...

8/19/2015

article Chief candidate Lambert lays out platform
(North Carolina) -- If Patrick Lambert wins his bid for principal chief of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, he expects to be looking a monstrous political version...
article Mary Crowe hopes for chief’s job with write-in campaign
(North Carolina) -- Mary Crowe isn’t a councilmember, but when a Tribal Council session starts up in Cherokee, hers is one face you might expect to see —...

8/18/2015

article Trial against Cherokee Bear Zoo can proceed
(North Carolina) -- A trial date for a lawsuit against Cherokee Bear Zoo was set Tuesday to start Sept. 14 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of North...

8/17/2015

article Cherokee Children’s Home officially opens
(North Carolina) -- The new Cherokee Children’s Home officially opened its doors on Friday, Aug. 14 at a ribbon cutting ceremony at the new location on Goose Creek...

8/12/2015

article Chief candidates square off: Debate gets candidates on record about issues
(North Carolina) -- Whether from a seat in the auditorium or at home on the couch, more than 1,000 Cherokee people blocked out Thursday night (Aug. 6) to see the people...

8/11/2015

article Harrah’s to open new casino in North Carolina this fall
(North Carolina) -- A new Harrah’s casino is set to open next month just a couple of hours away from Knoxville. The $100 million casino and hotel destination is...

8/10/2015

article Cherokee Casino Hotel expects fall completion date
(North Carolina) -- Cherokee Casino & Hotel Roland is eying a fall opening for the hotel portion of its new $80 million “premier entertainment development....
article Countdown on for Opening of New Harrah's Casino, Hotel
(North Carolina) -- The new casino and hotel near Murphy, in Cherokee County, is set to open next month. Harrah's Cherokee Valley River Casino and Hotel says it will...

8/6/2015

article Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River Casino awaits infrastructure; opening September
(North Carolina) -- Lumpy Lambert is the General Manager of the Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River Casino, which is currently under construction just outside of Murphy...

8/5/2015

article Murphy casino on track for September open
(North Carolina) -- A new casino under construction outside of Murphy is coming along on schedule and on budget, according to General Manager Lumpy Lambert. “We...
article JLC, One Feather host Vice Chief candidate debate
(North Carolina) -- The two candidates for the Office of EBCI Vice Chief squared off in a presidential-style debate at the Chief Joyce Dugan Cultural Arts Center on the...

8/4/2015

article Eastern Cherokee budget depends heavily on gaming revenues
(North Carolina) -- Gaming revenues are funding key programs and services for members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians in North Carolina. Chief Michell Hicks, who...

8/3/2015

article The Riches Of Cherokee, North Carolina
(North Carolina) -- In 1813, the brave Cherokee leader Junaluska became a hero. He regretted it forever. Over a hundred Native Americans were recruited by him to join...
article Cherokee reclaim landmarks of ancient Asheville
(North Carolina) -- Where paddlers float in polyurethane kayaks around the bend of the French Broad River Park today, Cherokee ancestors may have raced dug-out canoes...

8/1/2015

article Loni Harwood Wins 2015 WSOP National Championship
(North Carolina) -- The fifth-ever WSOP National Championship, which took place at Harrah’s Cherokee in Cherokee, North Carolina, was completed late on Friday.

7/31/2015

article Chief Hicks proposes $557 million budget
(North Carolina) -- Principal Chief Michell Hicks proposed the annual budget (FY 2016), the last one of his term, to Tribal Council on Tuesday, July 28. The total amount...

7/29/2015

article OP/ED: Tribal council takes the wrong stand on openness
(North Carolina) -- The Tribal Council kicked us out again. Holly Kays, a reporter for The Smoky Mountain News, was told on July 9 to leave a meeting of the Cherokee...

7/25/2015

article Harrah’s Cherokee announces CDP promotions
(North Carolina) -- Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort (HCCR) and Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River Casino & Hotel (HCVR) announced the following Cherokee...

7/14/2015

article Tribe looking to overhaul Tax Code
(North Carolina) -- An ordinance, submitted by Principal Chief Michell Hicks, would overhaul the Tax Code of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians if passed. Ordinance No...

7/10/2015

article Harrah’s Cherokee donates $30,000 to MANNA FoodBank
(North Carolina) -- Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort donated $30,000 to MANNA FoodBank for the organization’s 2015 fundraising efforts recently.
article Elvis Contest In Cherokee
(North Carolina) -- There are several Elvis sightings going on right now in Cherokee. Harrah’s Cherokee Casino is hosting the ultimate Elvis tribute artist contest...

7/9/2015

article Eastern Cherokee Band Recognized by EPA for Harnessing Rainwater
(North Carolina) -- Creative use of storm water and runoff has earned the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians kudos from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in...

7/1/2015

article Some alcohol permits could now be allowed in Cherokee
(North Carolina) -- In Cherokee, alcohol could soon be available in more places than just Harrah’s Cherokee Casino following Gov. Pat McCrory’s signature on...

6/21/2015

article Harrah’s Cherokee Valley opening September; Job fair Tuesday
(North Carolina) -- After several delays, Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River Casino is now set to open near Murphy, North Carolina in September. A temporary casino was...

6/16/2015

article New Casino in Cherokee County, NC Will Bring Hundreds of Jobs to Area
(North Carolina) -- It's a big development for a small town in North Carolina, just 90 minutes from Chattanooga. NewsChannel 9 was allowed inside for an exclusive...

6/11/2015

article Lambert comes out ahead in Cherokee primaries
(North Carolina) -- fr lambertAs results poured in from the Primary Election for an open chief’s seat, Patrick Lambert’s campaign came out a clear winner,...

6/9/2015

article Tribal members honored in SCC pinning ceremonies
(North Carolina) -- Graduating students in eight of Southwestern Community College’s health sciences programs were honored during pinning ceremonies that took...

6/3/2015

article Dispute over Cherokee pay raises headed for court
(North Carolina) -- A group of Cherokee people angry over Tribal Council’s decision last fall to give itself a 15 percent pay raise and back pay is planning to...
article Cherokee tribe signs instructional agreement with UNC
(North Carolina) -- Members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians will have free opportunities to attend UNC Asheville as part of an instructional credit agreement...

5/20/2015

article MCKIE: What is Section 17?
(North Carolina) -- It’s been over a year since Tribal Council passed a resolution (No. 182 – 2014) authorizing a draft to be crafted for a Section 17...

5/18/2015

article Cherokee Friends share tribal culture with visitors
(North Carolina) -- The Museum of the Cherokee Indian has trained a group of cultural ambassadors to help visitors explore and experience the tribe's rich heritage...

5/14/2015

article Harrah's job fair held at Snowbird center
(North Carolina) -- Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River Casino held a job fair last Thursday at the Snowbird Youth Center in Robbinsville. Dozens of people attended the...
article Cherokee actress to hold discussions for new project
(North Carolina) -- Actress DeLanna Studi, a Cherokee Nation citizen, announced her new project on Wednesday, May 13, “And So We Walked/An Artist’s Journey...

5/10/2015

article Tribal Council holds annual Awards Day
(North Carolina) -- Students who are EBCI tribal members from schools around western North Carolina were honored for their academic achievement at the annual Tribal...

5/7/2015

article Chief candidates weigh in on issues
(North Carolina) -- It’s election season in Cherokee, and with the long-time chief Michell Hicks opting not to seek re-election, five candidates are vying for the...

5/6/2015

article Cherokee Chief Won't Seek 4th Consecutive Term
(North Carolina) -- The Principal Chief of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, Chief Michell Hicks has decided not to seek re-election. Hicks is only the second Chief...

5/5/2015

article UNC Asheville and Eastern Band of Cherokee Agreement
(North Carolina) -- The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and the University of North Carolina Asheville have signed a formal agreement that may result in more members of...

5/1/2015

article UNC Asheville, Eastern Band of Cherokee sign agreement
(North Carolina) -- Members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians will have new opportunities to attend UNC Asheville as part of an instructional credit agreement that...
article Wolfe wears mantle of Cherokee culture as Beloved Man
(North Carolina) -- Most days you'll find Jerry Wolfe behind the ticket counter of the Museum of the Cherokee Indian. He's reading a yellow-bound New Testament,...

4/29/2015

article Cherokee members threaten to sue over raises, back pay for elected officals
(North Carolina) -- When the Cherokee Tribal Council voted to give itself a hefty pay raise last fall — $10,000 extra a year plus tens of thousands in backpay for...

4/28/2015

article EBCI members dispute Cherokee Tribal Council pay increases
(North Carolina) -- As the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians faces a growing controversy over how top officials were paid recent raises — and how even former...

4/25/2015

article North Carolina Cherokees challenge Tribal Council pay raises
(North Carolina) -- In an unusually public fight, a Cherokee advocacy group is challenging a half-million dollars in extra pay the Tribal Council recently approved for...

4/23/2015

article North Carolina Cherokees challenge Tribal Council pay raises
(North Carolina) -- In an unusually public fight, a Cherokee advocacy group is challenging a half-million dollars in extra pay the Tribal Council recently approved for...

4/22/2015

press release Eastern Band of Cherokee Chief Named National Tribal Leader of the Year
(Texas) -- Michell Hicks, Principal Chief of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI), in Cherokee, N.C., has been named Tribal Leader of the Year by the Native...

4/21/2015

article New casino to host job fair in Snowbird
(North Carolina) -- Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River Casino & Hotel is hosting a job fair at the Snowbird Youth Center outside Robbinsville on Thursday, May 7...
article EDITORIAL: Get involved on Earth Day
(North Carolina) -- According to Earthday.net, Earth Day came into being in 1970. It was the brainchild of U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin.

4/20/2015

article ON THE SIDELINES: Be more like Wally and the Beaver
(North Carolina) -- Lately, I’ve been watching a lot of the classic American television show Leave it to Beaver. One thing I’ve noticed is that Wally and the...

4/14/2015

article Cherokee Transportation Worker Killed in Head-On Wreck
(North Carolina) -- A Tribal transportation worker was killed in a head-on wreck Tuesday morning. It happened about 8 a.m. along Highway 19 in the Birdtown community....

4/8/2015

article Cherokee chief won’t seek another term
(North Carolina) -- In the years leading up to Michell Hicks’ first election in 2003, there was speculation that it had become impossible for anybody to win more...

4/6/2015

article Harrah’s Cherokee to host WSOP National Championship
(North Carolina) -- The eleventh season of the WSOP Circuit will wrap up under the bright lights of the ESPN cameras with the 2015 WSOP National Championship – an...

3/27/2015

article Hopes of preserving Cherokee language rest with children
(North Carolina) -- Kevin Tafoya grew up hearing Cherokee all around him — his mother, a grandmother and grandfather, aunts and an uncle all spoke the language...

3/18/2015

article The Cherokee Tribal Fish Hatchery
(North Carolina) -- When most people think of eating fish in North Carolina, they think of the coast, of fishmongers like Mott’s Channel, or of reeling in one...

3/1/2015

article The argument for a basic income
(North Carolina) -- Earlier this year, I visited a town where residents are cut a check just for being alive. It's not some Scandinavian utopia. It's not part of...

2/21/2015

article EPA approves Tribe’s Water Quality Standards program
(Georgia) -- The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians has been granted the authority by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to administer the Water Quality...

2/20/2015

article Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort partners with local production agency
(North Carolina) -- Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort has announced the airing of two television commercials produced by local production company, Raven’s Eye...
article My Turn: Lingering questions remain regarding casino
(North Carolina) -- Most all of you know that I am not a news reporter and that I don't work for any news media. If I had chosen that career I would like to think I...
article Partial Parking Deck Collapse at Harrah's
(North Carolina) -- No injuries have been reported after a partial parking deck collapse at North Carolina's Harrah's Casino and Hotel on Thursday. Casino...

2/19/2015

article Part of Parking Deck Collapses at Harrah's Casino
(North Carolina) -- Part of the parking deck at the Harrah's Casino collapsed, Thursday afternoon. There's no word on any injuries at this time. It appears the...
article Section of parking deck at Harrah's Casino collapses
(North Carolina) -- No injuries have been reported after a partial parking deck collapse at Harrah's Cherokee Casino and Hotel on Thursday. Some vehicles reportedly...

2/18/2015

article Murphy casino project on track for summer
(North Carolina) -- When the Tribal Casino Gaming Enterprise board opted to get rid of the project manager position for its Murphy casino construction project last year...

1/21/2015

article Harrah’s Cherokee employees donate 10,000 items to tribal public health
(North Carolina) -- Through a community service initiative led by the Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort Operations Division, employees collected 10,264 needed items...

1/20/2015

article Lambert retires as Executive Director of Gaming Commision
(North Carolina) -- At the Jan. 8 session of Tribal Council, Patrick Lambert announced his retirement from the Cherokee Tribal Gaming Commission. This will end his 22-...

1/18/2015

article Cherokee Casino Event [2nd Item]
(North Carolina) -- Cherokee Nation Entertainment officials are celebrating the the topping out of the new Cherokee Casino & Hotel Roland at 11 a.m. Monday. The...

1/15/2015

article Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort unaffected by Caesars Chapter 11 filing
(North Carolina) -- Caesars Entertainment Operating Company (CEOC) announced on Thursday, Jan. 15 that it has voluntarily filed for reorganization under Chapter 11 of...

1/5/2015

article Tribal Council holds work session on internet access
(North Carolina) -- A Tribal Council work session was held on Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014 to discuss information technology and the future of the Eastern Band of Cherokee...

12/23/2014

article Cherokee cuts the ribbon on $26 million justice center, tribe’s first jail
(Oklahoma) -- It’s not every day that the scent of barbecue meatballs wafts through the open doors of a jail filled with smiling people wearing slacks, sport coats...
article Council excludes media from tribal meeting
(North Carolina) -- Though Cherokee Tribal Council meetings are broadcast live online and through tribal television — as well as recorded on DVDs — council...
article Macon requests funding for Cherokee gravesite memorial
(North Carolina) -- Plans to memorialize a Cherokee gravesite found earlier this year in the midst of construction for a new baseball tournament complex in Macon County...
article Questions continue about Cherokee council raises
(North Carolina) -- It’s been two months since Cherokee Tribal Council members voted to increase their salaries by $10,800 — and receive backpay for the...
article WCU assists with Cherokee documentary
(North Carolina) -- Two Western Carolina University faculty members assisted on a recently released award-winning film that chronicles efforts to revitalize the Cherokee...

12/16/2014

article WCU faculty assist with award-winning Cherokee language documentary
(North Carolina) -- Two Western Carolina University faculty members assisted on a recently released award-winning film that chronicles efforts to revitalize the Cherokee...

12/10/2014

article Legal or not? Cherokee council votes themselves a pay raise, public protests
(North Carolina) -- There wasn’t much discussion in the chamber Oct. 14 when Cherokee Tribal Council passed its budget for 2014-15. But as news of backpay and a $...

12/4/2014

article Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort donates $5,000 to ALS Association
(North Carolina) -- Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort, along with its employees, recently raised $5,000 for the ALS Association. Harrah’s Cherokee employees...

12/1/2014

article Harrah’s Cherokee named Outstanding Business in Philanthropy
(North Carolina) -- Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort was selected as the recipient of WNC Association of Fundraising Professionals’ (AFP) 2014 Outstanding...
article Tribal communities honored by WNC Communities
(North Carolina) -- WNC Communities celebrated 65 years of community achievement through the WNC Honors Awards Program held on Saturday, Nov. 22. Over 250 community...

11/26/2014

article Harrah's Cherokee Casino recognized for philanthropy
(North Carolina) -- There's more to Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort than slot machines and blackjack tables. The 17-year-old institution was recently named the...
article New management at Cherokee golf course
(North Carolina) -- Sequoyah National Golf Club has come out in the red every year since it first opened in 2009, but the Cherokee golf course’s new general...

11/24/2014

article Excitement Builds for New Cherokee Indian Hospital
(North Carolina) -- With an emotional blessing of the land, participants broke ground on a 150,000 sq. ft. (13,935 sq m) Cherokee Indian Hospital and clinical space that...

11/12/2014

article Working to preserve ‘Cherokee Traditions’
(North Carolina) -- In writing the text for an exhibition on Cherokee culture a few years ago, I began with this opening line, “Chances are, where you are standing...

11/5/2014

article YIKES: ‘Here Comes Honey Boo Boo’ Update: Uncle Poodle Says Mama June’s Sex Offender Ex Got Close To Alanna Thompson Once
(North Carolina) -- Mama June came under fire when it was revealed she may be back with sex offender ex Mark McDaniel, and Uncle Poodle (Lee Thompson) is having none of...

10/24/2014

article New Cherokee Indian Hospital is 'topped out'
(North Carolina) -- To the cheers of tribal leaders, members and visitors, the new $75-million Cherokee Indian Hospital was topped out Friday, marking completion of the...

10/10/2014

article Franklin passes resolution to keep Nikwasi, allow Cherokee maintenance
(North Carolina) -- Franklin leaders made their intention to keep Nikwasi Mound in town possession clear this week, rejecting a formal call from the Eastern Band of...

9/26/2014

article Bet on having fun: More to Harrah’s than games
(North Carolina) -- Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort is just over an hour from Asheville. But walk through the doors of this big flashy complex and it’s like...

9/22/2014

article Harrah’s Cherokee employees donate to Cherokee PHHS
(North Carolina) -- Through a community service initiative led by the Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort Operations division, employees collected 10,264 needed items...

9/20/2014

article Tribe told to end veterans services
(North Carolina) -- Services that have been offered for years to Lumbee veterans through the Lumbee Tribal Government can no longer be funded by federal money provided...

9/14/2014

article Nancy Williams: Mom heads to casino, as sons disapprove
(North Carolina) -- The morning after my maiden voyage to Harrah's in Cherokee, I asked College Son, "if I go out on Friday night and come home in the wee hours...

9/10/2014

article Mars Hill University renews agreement with Eastern Band
(North Carolina) -- Representatives from Mars Hill University and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians this week signed an agreement “solidifying and renewing the...

9/7/2014

article Cherokee Calls for Return of Sacred Mound
(North Carolina) -- Cherokee leaders say the Town of Franklin is not properly caring for one its sacred mounds. Now they want the deed to the land back.

9/4/2014

article Eastern Band of Cherokee aids effort to save fish
(North Carolina) -- The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians is working with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and other agencies in an attempt to save an endangered fish...

9/2/2014

article Tribal Council files Motion to Intervene on Paul’s Diner case
(North Carolina) -- Tribal Council has filed a motion in a case involving a restaurant in the Yellowhill Community.

8/27/2014

article Harrah’s Cherokee donates $15,000 to NC Senior Games
(North Carolina) -- Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort has donated $15,000 to the North Carolina Senior Games, Inc. (NCSG) for its annual Senior Games state finals....

8/25/2014

article Eastern Cherokees resist Catawba Nation casino in North Carolina
(North Carolina) -- The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians don't want the Catawba Nation to open a casino in North Carolina. The Eastern Cherokees operate the Harrah...
article Injunction filed on Paul’s Diner case
(North Carolina) -- The fate of a Cherokee restaurant might lie with a complaint filed in Cherokee Tribal Court on Wednesday, Aug. 13. Hannah Smith, EBCI Office of the...

8/23/2014

article Gambling competition for Catawbas looms over growth in Cherokee
(North Carolina) -- To see why the Catawba Indian Nation is pressing hard for a $339 million casino in Cleveland County, look to the mountains.
article New casino games fuel growth in Cherokee, even as potential for gambling competition looms
(North Carolina) -- On a sunny summer afternoon, the yellow earth-movers clanked and roared as they carved into the lush green mountains, scraping at the red dirt to...

8/8/2014

article N.C. Attorney General addresses Tribal Council
(North Carolina) -- North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper addressed Tribal Council on Friday, Aug. 8 and discussed many topics ranging from DNA evidence to illegal...

8/7/2014

article Senator Hagan visits Cherokee
(North Carolina) -- Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC) visited Cherokee on Wednesday, Aug. 6 and met with tribal leaders while touring sites around the reservation. She met with...

7/30/2014

article Cherokee chief testifies before Senate on tribal gaming
(North Carolina) -- Michell Hicks, principal chief of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, told a U.S. Senate committee in testimony on July 23, that gaming on the...

7/28/2014

article Chief Hicks testifies at Senate gaming hearing
(Washington D.C.) -- Principal Chief Michell Hicks told a U.S. Senate committee in testimony on Wednesday, July 23 that gaming on the Cherokee reservation has had a...
article Swimmer sworn-in as Cherokee Clerk of Court
(North Carolina) -- Leslie Shannon Swimmer, an EBCI tribal member from the Painttown Community, was sworn-in as the new Clerk of Court for the Cherokee Tribal Court on...

7/26/2014

article New Kituwah holds Pre-K Graduation
(North Carolina) -- Eight students from the New Kituwah Academy graduated from Pre-Kindergarten during a ceremony at the Chief Joyce Dugan Cultural Arts Center on Friday...

7/17/2014

article GOLF: PGA Pro-Am held at Sequoyah National
(North Carolina) -- PGA professionals and golf amateurs from all over the Carolinas converged on The Sequoyah National Golf Club on Monday, July 14 and Tuesday, July 15...

7/15/2014

article NC casino sets Guinness World Record for largest Elvis gathering
(North Carolina) -- There may have been a lot of blue suede shoes at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort on Saturday. Hundreds of Elvis Presley fans and impersonators...

6/28/2014

press release Jon Proudstar cast as Cherokee warrior Dragging Canoe in upcoming dramatic film
(North Carolina) -- Jon Proudstar, who has appeared in several Hollywood films including Geronimo and Into The West, will portray the legendary warrior Dragging Canoe in...

6/18/2014

article Tribal board eliminates Murphy construction management position
(North Carolina) -- Two months after a management shake-up in which the Tribal Casino Gaming Enterprise removed construction manager Sneed, Robertson and Associates from...

6/11/2014

article Tsali, Harrah’s team up for annual Senior Celebration
(North Carolina) -- Nearly 600 seniors from seven surrounding counties in Western North Carolina gathered at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort for the 23rd annual...

6/9/2014

article NC GOP lightens stance on gambling14 hours ago
(North Carolina) -- The NC Republican State Convention is over. State conventions typically mark the official beginning of state and national campaigns.
article NCGOP holds Convention in Cherokee
(North Carolina) -- The North Carolina Republican Party (NCGOP – “Grand Ol’ Party) held its Convention at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort this...
article Some Republicans sit out, others test their luck in Cherokee
(North Carolina) -- Jacque Esslinger packed a jar of quarters for her three-day trip to the North Carolina Republican Convention at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort.
article Remembering The Removal by looking ahead
(North Carolina) -- It was 175 years ago when the last of more than 20,000 Cherokees were forced from our ancestral lands in North Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee and...

6/8/2014

article Fear and loathing in Cherokee
(North Carolina) -- A political convention at a casino provided a rich lens to explore to explore the dichotomy of the N.C. Republican Party this weekend, one marked by...

6/4/2014

article Eastern Cherokees host state Republican convention at casino
(North Carolina) -- The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians is hosting the North Carolina Republican Party at its casino this weekend. Top Republicans will be at the Harrah...

5/28/2014

article EBCI to receive more than $4.8 million in Federal Highway Administration grants
(North Carolina) -- The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians will receive more than $4.8 million in federal grants for highway repairs and economic development, according to...

5/8/2014

article Opt-In Regional Summit held in Cherokee
(North Carolina) -- After 16 community workshops involving over 1,000 western North Carolina residents, Southwestern North Carolina’s Opportunity Initiative...

4/28/2014

article EBCI, Lambert growing Cherokee County’s Valley River Casino
(North Carolina) -- When it comes to gambling in Western North Carolina, the landscape is shifting to one tribal and casino leaders bet will have hard-to-ignore impacts...

4/9/2014

article Cherokee chief’s garden project promotes good health
(North Carolina) -- Continuing a program begun in 2004, Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians’ Principal Chief Michell Hicks last week handed out 750 springtime garden...
article Cherokee museum looks to the future
(North Carolina) -- The Museum of the Cherokee Indian has been having some trouble with its exhibit light and sound system lately, but that’s not too much of a...

4/8/2014

article NCDOT awards contract for access route to casino in Cherokee County
(North Carolina) -- The N.C. Department of Transportation has awarded a contract to build an access road from U.S. 19/74/129 and Regal Road to the Eastern Band of...

4/5/2014

article Answer Woman: Casino smoking, traffic tubes
(North Carolina) -- You know how, when you’re having a crazy week, and you think to yourself “Man, I could really go for a Rubik’s Cube right now!...

4/1/2014

article Eastern Band of Cherokee distributes gardening kits
(North Carolina) -- Continuing a program begun in 2004, Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians’ Principal Chief Michell Hicks last week handed out 750 springtime garden...

3/28/2014

article Meet Native America: Michell Hicks, Principal Chief of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians
(Washington D.C.) -- Please introduce yourself with your name and title. Michell Hicks, principal chief of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.

3/26/2014

article Cherokee Foundation announces $1M in new grants
(North Carolina) -- The Cherokee Preservation Foundation has awarded over $1 million in grants to 20 projects preserving the tribe’s heritage, promoting a green...

3/20/2014

article Eastern Band of Cherokee Break Ground on Hospital
(North Carolina) -- Work began on the new $75 million Cherokee Indian Hospital Tuesday as tribal leaders broke ground on the 150-thousand square foot facility. The...

3/19/2014

article Harrah’s Cherokee showcases careers for students
(North Carolina) -- Where can a high school student play with a mixing board, get a message, indulge in free smoothies and cupcakes, and learn about exciting career...

3/17/2014

article Report to Birdtown Community from Rep. Rose
(North Carolina) -- To the Members of Birdtown Community: I want to express my thanks and appreciation for the opportunity to serve our community and Tribe.

3/15/2014

article Report: Casino expansion = lower risk of childhood obesity
(North Carolina) -- Last year, the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians celebrated a massive casino expansion that has created new jobs and boosted the economy of the...

2/27/2014

article Duke study shows effect of casino money on Cherokee families
(North Carolina) -- Professor E. Jane Costello of the Duke University Center for Child and Family Policy testified on Wednesday before the U.S. Senate Committee on...

2/20/2014

article Eastern Cherokees set to open second casino by end of the year
(North Carolina) -- The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians is working quickly to open a new casino in North Carolina.

2/19/2014

article Preparing For A New Casino
(North Carolina) -- By the end of this year, the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians hopes to have a small section of a new casino open in Cherokee County. Once up and...
article NC DOT to build bridge at casino site
(North Carolina) -- The North Carolina transportation department has awarded a contract to build a bridge to the site of a casino under construction in Cherokee County.

2/18/2014

article DOT to build bridge to Murphy casino site
(North Carolina) -- The state Department of Transportation has awarded a contract to build a bridge to the site of a casino under construction off U.S. 19-23-74 to the...

2/17/2014

article Place your bet on Harrah’s: Playing and gaming in the Cherokee Nation
(North Carolina) -- When the North Carolina GOP descends upon Cherokee in June for its state convention, the local economy and the state revenue coffers will feel the...

2/13/2014

article Fixing Poverty Is More Complicated Than Handing Out Cash
(USA) -- This is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. I'm Michel Martin. It's been 50 years since President Lyndon Johnson declared a war on poverty so all this year we...

2/4/2014

article County, tribe to seek sidewalk along U.S. 441 in Gateway area
(North Carolina) -- Local leaders here and in Cherokee want the state to build sidewalks and add some lights along U.S. 441 after two men were run over by cars and...

1/30/2014

article Tribal member named general manager of new Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River Casino
(North Carolina) -- In an historic move, Lumpy Lambert, an enrolled member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, has been named General Manager of the new Harrah'...

1/28/2014

article Tribal member named GM of new casino
(North Carolina) -- Lumpy Lambert has been named general manager of Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River Casino & Hotel, which is currently being built in Cherokee...

1/21/2014

article Area builders learn about casino jobs
(Massachusetts) -- Contractors, subcontractors and tradesmen interested in job opportunities that will be coming with the construction of Harrah’s Cherokee Valley...
article New casino may be flagship for Caesar’s
(North Carolina) -- Steering committee members for a Cherokee County comprehensive plan Thursday discussed the need for planning along commercial corridors like U.S. 74...

1/20/2014

article Cherokee group gives $200k for children's home
(North Carolina) -- A new home for children is on its way to completion on the Cherokee Indian Reservation thanks to a big grant from a foundation funded by gambling...

1/18/2014

article What Happens When the Poor Receive a Stipend?
(North Carolina) -- Growing up poor has long been associated with reduced educational attainment and lower lifetime earnings. Some evidence also suggests a higher risk...

1/14/2014

article Harrah’s Cherokee wins $10K to donate to ACS
(North Carolina) -- Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort won $10,000 from the Caesars Foundation to be donated to the local American Cancer Society – Making...

1/8/2014

article Tribe encourages youth to use windfall to become entrepreneurs
(North Carolina) -- Since Harrah’s Cherokee Casino opened and started bringing an influx of steady cash to the Eastern Band of Cherokee, it’s been a boost to...

12/28/2013

article Cherokee's solid foundation
(North Carolina) -- Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle spearheads a rising generation of leaders cultivated by the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, thanks in part to steady...

12/4/2013

article Lawsuit filed against Cherokee bear zoo
(North Carolina) -- Two tribal elders in the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday aimed at shutting down a bear zoo they claim is abusive and...

12/3/2013

article Tribal elders are suing Cherokee bear zoo
(North Carolina) -- Members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians are suing a North Carolina roadside zoo that keeps bears in concrete pits on reservation land.

11/14/2013

article New Tribal Council chair is first woman to hold position
(North Carolina) -- Terri Henry has been elected as the first female Tribal Council chair of the Eastern Band of Cherokee, some six years after the U.S. House of...

11/7/2013

article Cherokee tribe will open second casino in NC
(North Carolina) -- North Carolina's Cherokee Indians are moving ahead with plans to build a second casino. Tribal leaders are holding a ceremonial kickoff Tuesday...

10/23/2013

article NC Cherokees and New Casino: Gambling and What the Bible Has to Say About It
(North Carolina) -- One of the most trusted men in America once expressed the way he saw the danger of gambling to our nation. In the program, "The Dice are Loaded...

10/22/2013

article Leaders Gamble on New Cherokee Casino
(North Carolina) -- Cherokee and North Carolina leaders have high hopes for a new casino near Murphy, N.C. The new resort and gambling facility, set to open in 2015,...

10/20/2013

article OP/ED; Cherokees break ground for new casino
(North Carolina) -- One of the most trusted men in America once expressed the way he saw the danger of gambling to our nation. In the program, The Dice are Loaded;...

10/18/2013

article Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Breaks Ground on New$110M Harrah's Casino
(North Carolina) -- Roughly an hour drive from Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort, located in the town of Cherokee, North Carolina, the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians...

10/17/2013

article North Carolina Tribe Breaks Ground On Second Casino In State
(North Carolina) -- On Tuesday, the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, located in North Carolina, broke ground on their new casino in the state. The new property will...

10/16/2013

article Cherokee hold groundbreaking for new casino
(North Carolina) -- North Carolina's Cherokee Indians are moving ahead with plans to build a second casino. Tribal leaders held a ceremonial kick-off Tuesday outside...
article Cherokee-led firm gets going on new casino
(North Carolina) -- After just a year in business, a Cherokee-based construction management company has landed the biggest trout in town — the $110 million...
article Opt-In meetings gather public input on future needs
(North Carolina) -- How would you spend $800 million? Residents and opinion leaders from the seven westernmost counties and the Qualla Boundary have just completed a...

10/15/2013

article Tribe breaks ground on Cherokee County casino
(North Carolina) -- A project many years in the making officially got underway on Tuesday, Oct. 15 as ground was broken for the Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River...

10/14/2013

article Indians plan groundbreaking for new casino
(North Carolina) -- North Carolina's Cherokee Indians are moving ahead with plans to build a second casino. Tribal leaders are holding a ceremonial kick-off Tuesday...

10/11/2013

article Assessment of workforce needs for new casino moves forward
(North Carolina) -- The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, Tri-County Community College, Cherokee County’s Economic Development Department and Harrah’s...
article Face Time: Video Conferencing App Improves Business Relations for Eastern Band of Cherokees
(North Carolina) -- Many employees of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians who tote tribal issued mobile devices are—or will be soon—getting more face time...

10/10/2013

article Tribe and Caesars reach Management Agreement for new casino
(North Carolina) -- Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians officials announced on Wednesday, Oct. 9 that they have reached an agreement with Caesars Entertainment Corporation...

10/6/2013

article NC GOP To Meet At Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort
(North Carolina) -- The North Carolina Republican Party is holding its convention next June in the hotel right next to the casino operated by the Eastern Band of...

10/4/2013

article Cherokees Spend Big In NC Politics
(North Carolina) -- North Carolina Republicans announced this week they will hold their 2014 convention at the state's only casino, operated by the Eastern Band of...
article NC GOP picks Harrah’s for convention, fights plans for similar area resort
(North Carolina) -- As Gov. Pat McCrory is scheduled to be in Shelby on Friday for a major jobs announcement, more information is emerging linking state Republicans who...
article NC Republican convention coming to Cherokee resort
(North Carolina) -- The North Carolina Republican Party is holding its convention next June in the hotel right next to the casino both operated for the Eastern Band of...

9/26/2013

article Cherokee Casino Donates School Supplies
(North Carolina) -- Employee volunteers from Cherokee Casino in Ramona recently visited Caney Valley Elementary School to deliver donated supplies for classrooms in need.
article Eastern Band of Cherokees cite federal law in effort to remove grizzlies from pits in NC
(North Carolina) -- Members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians said Wednesday they’re planning to sue a North Carolina roadside zoo that houses bears in...

9/25/2013

article SCC table gaming courses leading to careers
(North Carolina) -- Army veteran Doug Chase may be pursuing a new career. The Murphy resident was among more than 65 who attended last week's Harrah's Cherokee...

9/8/2013

article What could casino resort mean for us? A look at Harrah's Cherokee
(North Carolina) -- People who experienced the effects of a similar development 130 miles west state there is little doubt it would alter things for the better.

9/7/2013

article Cherokee offers glimpse at what casino, hotel might mean here
(North Carolina) -- If a South Carolina-based Indian tribe opens a hotel and casino near western Gaston County, it may not cure every ill within the regional economy....

8/30/2013

article Cherokee casino thriving a year after adding live gaming
(North Carolina) -- The hills of western North Carolina are known for their beauty, tranquility, & now as the home of one of North Carolina’s biggest tourist...

8/15/2013

article A town of living legends: Cultural traditions and Harrah's casino draw visitors to Cherokee, N.C.
(New York) -- As the headquarters for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, the town of Cherokee, N.C., has managed to keep 11,000 years of history alive.

8/14/2013

article A town of living legends: Cultural traditions and Harrah's casino draw visitors to Cherokee, N.C.
(North Carolina) -- As the headquarters for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, the town of Cherokee, N.C., has managed to keep 11,000 years of history alive.

8/6/2013

article Casino land purchase completed
(North Carolina) -- After years of hopeful speculation and widespread rumors about a casino coming to Cherokee County, the project is on its way to becoming a reality.

7/24/2013

article Harrah’s Casino one of the few big games in town for job seekers
(North Carolina) -- Since Harrah’s Cherokee Casino and Resort added table games with live dealers last year they’ve had to round up hundreds of new card...

7/22/2013

article Body found in creek beside Cherokee casino
(North Carolina) -- Police are investigating the discovery of a man’s body this morning in a creek near Harrah’s Cherokee Hotel and Casino.

7/11/2013

article Elk are thriving in Park
(North Carolina) -- Re-introduced to the area 12 years ago, elk have quickly become a stately symbol of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and surrounding areas.

6/26/2013

article Paula Deen restaurant will close in Cherokee
(North Carolina) -- Paula Deen’s restaurant at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino will close, according to the company that manages the business.

6/22/2013

article Tribe chided for grant loss
(North Carolina) -- A $1 million grant that has paid for academic and cultural activities for American Indian high school students may have been lost because of...

6/20/2013

article Student Opportunities: The National Native American Youth Initiative
(North Carolina) -- For many students, summer is a time to relax with friends, enjoy time away from early school mornings, studying, and tests, but don’t forget...

6/19/2013

article Cherokee hopes to make inmates pay their own way
(North Carolina) -- The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians could make the inmates housed in its future jail pay — literally. The tribe is considering a plan to...

6/3/2013

article Tribe gets Hall Mountain back
(North Carolina) -- Sometimes it takes a while — in some cases more than 200 years — but when things are meant to be, they’re meant to be.
press release Tsali Manor Senior Care honors elders
(North Carolina) -- Each May, Tsali Manor Senior Care on the Cherokee Indian Reservation honors elders across the region at the annual Senior Celebration.

5/22/2013

article Cherokee-run welfare office provides easier access to aid
(North Carolina) -- From the outside, Sandy Cloer’s office doesn’t look like much — not even a real office, in fact. The three double-wide trailers...

5/15/2013

article Cherokee casino hits earning milestone
(North Carolina) -- Harrah’s Cherokee Casino and Resort’s bottom line is improving steadily each year as the nation continues to recover from the recession...

4/24/2013

article DOT to pave the way for new casino coming to Murphy
(North Carolina) -- The construction of a bridge and entrance road to the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians’ second casino in Murphy has jumped from not even on the...

4/17/2013

article The luck of the draw
(North Carolina) -- All bets are on in Cherokee. The first major poker tournament held at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino and Resort has lured crowds of card sharks from...

4/16/2013

article Tribe OKs casino for county
(North Carolina) -- Work on a Cherokee County casino could begin this year after the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Tribal Council approved the $110 million project to...

4/15/2013

article Cherokee County Casino approved
(North Carolina) -- Cherokee County should soon see a much-needed economic boost to their area. Tribal Council voted 11-1 to build a casino on a tract of trust land in...

4/13/2013

article Cherokee move ahead with plans to build 2nd casino
(North Carolina) -- North Carolina's Cherokee Indians are moving ahead with plans to build a second casino near Murphy, according to a report published Friday.

4/12/2013

article Eastern Band to build second casino
(North Carolina) -- The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians is moving ahead with plans to build a second casino near Murphy. Principal Chief Michell Hicks confirmed...
article New Casino Approved
(North Carolina) -- The Eastern Band of Cherokee may be opening a new casino in the mountains. Tribal council approved plans to build a second casino in Murphy.

4/8/2013

article Landslide on 441 makes for longer trip to Cherokee
(North Carolina) -- While the landslide that has closed U.S. Route 441 between Gatlinburg and Cherokee, N.C., doesn’t seem to have affected business too much on...
article Editorial: Healthy, thriving Cherokee Casino good news for Sevier County as well
(North Carolina) -- We in Sevier County like to think we have everything a visitor could want. And we do have a huge variety of attractions. But not all.

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