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Eastern Band of Cherokee

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.

4/7/2013

article A growing industry
(North Carolina) -- Whether or not one is opposed to gambling, there’s no denying the economic impact the gaming industry has created in Cherokee, located only...

4/5/2013

article WSOP Circuit Event Begins at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino
(North Carolina) -- Joey Squiers, a 24-year-old poker player from Asheville, has plans to take part in the World Series of Poker (WSOP) Circuit tournament, which will be...

4/4/2013

article Poker tournament at Harrah's expected to be big draw
(North Carolina) -- Joey Squiers can’t wait to see what the cards have in store for him. The 24-year-old Asheville resident plans to enter the World Series of...

3/28/2013

article EBCI students learn about casino careers
(North Carolina) -- “What education do I need for this position?” “How much do you make?” “Is it fun working at the casino?” Those...

3/26/2013

article CNE unveils newly finished Hard Rock tower
(New Carolina) -- One of the main attractions of the new 10-story hotel tower at the tribe’s Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa are the 98 suites that guests have...

3/25/2013

article Cherokee Casino Resort finishes $650M expansion
(North Carolina) -- They’re calling it the “Masterpiece in the Mountains.” Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort recently completed a $650 million...

3/24/2013

article Casino an economic boon to tribe
(North Carolina) -- Michell Hicks sees more than flashing lights and upscale decor when he looks at the renovations to Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort.
article Casino finishes $650M expansion
(North Carolina) -- They’re calling it the “Masterpiece in the Mountains.” Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort recently completed a $650 million...

3/22/2013

article Grand Opening Held For Casino Expansion
(North Carolina) -- Ground was broken on the third hotel tower for Harrah’s Cherokee on July 10, 2009. That event marked the beginning of the $650 million...

3/12/2013

article Tribe puts off casino decision / Council plans to hold public work session Monday
(North Carolina) -- Getting a casino built in Cherokee County will have to wait, for now. A public work session has been scheduled for 5 p.m Monday in Tribal Council...

3/7/2013

article Tribe holds action on casino resolution
(North Carolina) -- Getting a casino built in Cherokee County will have to wait, for now. Citing numerous unanswered questions from their communities, the Eastern Band...

3/6/2013

article Cherokee leaders contemplate second casino in Murphy
(North Carolina) -- The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians could decide soon whether to move forward with a second casino near Murphy, but some tribal members are raising...

2/27/2013

article With sequestration threat looming, Eastern Band preps for the worst
(North Carolina) -- The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians could see an estimated $2.2 million evaporate from its budget in March if Congress does not reach an agreement...

2/26/2013

article Tribe eyes Murphy for casino
(North Carolina) -- After purchasing land in Marble with the intent of using nearby tribal land for a casino, Tribal Casino Gaming Enterprise officials are now...

2/23/2013

article Harrah’s Cherokee renovation attracts gamblers, families, and yes, even pets
(North Carolina) -- Far removed from the whirring, pinging and dinging of slot machines and the cheers and moans at the card tables, the quiet, serene Mandara Spa...

2/22/2013

article TCGE takes Cherokee County Casino idea to the communities
(North Carolina) -- The Tribal Casino Gaming Enterprise (TCGE) board is proposing the construction of a new casino to be located in Cherokee County near Murphy. Board...

2/21/2013

article Tribe interested in casino location closer to Murphy
(North Carolina) -- After purchasing land in Marble with the intent of using nearby tribal land for a casino, Harrah's Cherokee Casino officials are now considering...

2/18/2013

article Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort gets a facelift
(North Carolina) -- Far removed from the whirring, pinging and dinging of slot machines and the cheers and moans at the card tables, the quiet, serene Mandara Spa...

2/8/2013

article Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Cherokee Tribe Hope Incentive Will Speed Road Repairs
(North Carolina) -- Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians hope some financial incentives, and disincentives, will speed repairs to...

2/7/2013

article Eastern Band of Cherokees Propose $93 Million Indoor Water Park Resort
(North Carolina) -- In an effort to attract visitors to the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians’ reservation in North Carolina year-round, tribal officials have...

2/4/2013

article Major Poker Tournament Comes To NC
(North Carolina) -- The World Series of Poker (WSOP) Circuit Event is on its way to Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort. It will be held April 4 thru April 15, 2013.

12/29/2012

article Harrah's employees pack 4,000 lbs. of rice for MANNA food bank
(North Carolina) -- Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort HERO (Harrah's Employees Reaching Out) Program volunteered to test an onsite project for community partner...
article Harrah's workers help MANNA
(North Carolina) -- Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort provided its events center banquet kitchen to host a rice-bagging event. Some 26 workers volunteered a total of...

12/24/2012

article Eastern Cherokee gaming per capita payment was about $7K
(North Carolina) -- Members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians received slightly more than $7,000 from the tribe's gaming operation, The Smoky Mountain News...

12/19/2012

article Billing error for casino IT services translates into $4.1 million refund for tribe
(North Carolina) -- The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians was accidentally overbilled $2.7 million for IT service over several years by the company that manages Harrah’s...

12/5/2012

article Report to the EBCI Executive Office and Tribal Council
(North Carolina) -- The Tribal Casino Gaming Enterprise (TCGE) and TCGE Finance Staff requested a review of charges related to IT services provided by Caesars...

12/4/2012

article Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort wins more HOSPYs
(North Carolina) -- International design firm Cuningham Group Architecture, Inc. (Cuningham Group®) recently accepted industry-leading recognition awards for “...

11/30/2012

article 3 arrested in Shelbyville woman's shooting death at N. Carolina casino
(North Carolina) -- Three people have been arrested in connection with the September murder and robbery of an Indiana woman next to a casino in North Carolina.
article Arrests made in Cherokee homicide
(North Carolina) -- Three Cherokee residents have been arrested in connection with the shooting death of a woman during an armed robbery in a motel parking lot across...

11/19/2012

article Worth the Gamble? Part 2
(North Carolina) -- "It means a lot more dollars," said Dwight Ryals. Dwight Ryals is crowing about his breakfast and his business. He works at Peter's...

11/7/2012

article Tribe tables $2 million casino site evaluation
(North Carolina) -- A resolution that would authorize $2 million for site evaluations to determine estimated infrastructure cost for a Cherokee County casino has been...

10/12/2012

article Cherokees send more political money to Raleigh
(North Carolina) -- The Eastern Bank of Cherokee Indians, now in the table-game gambling business thanks to the General Assembly signing off on it earlier this year,...

9/29/2012

article EDITORIAL: State must tax and heavily regulate and tax gambling
(North Carolina) -- As the $625 million expansion of the Harrah’s Casino complex in Cherokee nears completion, state lawmakers should be reminded once again of the...

9/15/2012

article $650M Harrah's makeover is a big deal
(North Carolina) -- Folks who visited Harrah's Cherokee Casino & Hotel a few months ago probably wouldn't recognize the place now, as a $650 million...
article Casino development continues to boost western North Carolina
(North Carolina) -- With a major expansion project almost finished, Harrah's Cherokee Casino & Hotel is expected to bring in more jobs and other economic...
article Cherokee plan family attraction near NC casino
(North Carolina) -- The Cherokee Indians are planning to spend nearly $100 million to build an indoor adventure park to lure families year-round to a territory now home...

9/14/2012

article Cherokee eyes indoor fun park
(North Carolina) -- The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians is planning a $92 million indoor adventure park intended to provide a year-round family attraction for the area.

9/13/2012

article At North Carolina Casino, Mitt Romney's Odds Look Good
(North Carolina) -- The glossy, towering multiplex of Harrah's Cherokee hotel and casino stands out as an island of optimism in this otherwise bleak reservation town.
article Myers named VP of Casino Marketing
(North Carolina) -- Harrah’s Cherokee Casino & Hotel announced on Wednesday, Sept. 12 that Paxton Myers as Vice-President of Casino Marketing.

9/12/2012

article Tribal council delves into ABC salary dispute
(North Carolina) -- Some Cherokee leaders are questioning if compensation for members of its various commissions should face the chopping block next fiscal year —...

9/11/2012

article Construction winding down on casino expansion
(North Carolina) -- The massive expansion at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino & Hotel is nearing completion. Work is expected to be finished on the $633 million...

9/6/2012

article Judge rules Marble woman’s land cannot be taken for casino
(North Carolina) -- A Cherokee County casino may have to wait a while after Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Judge Matthew Martin ruled Thursday against the tribe taking...

9/5/2012

article Satellite land dispute throws wrench in plans for smaller casino
(North Carolina) -- A Cherokee judge ruled last week in a case that could affect a long-range plan of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians to build a low-level casino on...

9/4/2012

article Court: Tribe cannot take land
(North Carolina) -- A Cherokee County casino may have to wait a while after Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Judge Matthew Martin ruled Thursday against the tribe taking...

9/2/2012

article Editorial: State's uneven gambling policy
(North Carolina) -- The Greenville City Council waded into a simmering state controversy last month when it imposed a moratorium on the creation of additional...

8/30/2012

article Court rules Eastern Band of Cherokees can't take land targeted for casino
(North Carolina) -- A planned Cherokee County casino may have to wait a little longer to be built after Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Tribal Court Judge Matthew...

8/29/2012

article Cherokee ABC board claims their generous salary is warranted
(North Carolina) -- The high salaries collected by the five members of the Alcoholic Beverage and Control Commission for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians have drawn...
article Live gaming brings Harrah's staff to nearly 2,500
(North Carolina) -- Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians tribal leaders and state officials gathered at Harrah's Cherokee Casino on Tuesday for the official start of...

8/24/2012

article Column: Chris Fitzsimon says casinos are the wrong way to go
(North Carolina) -- Gov. Beverly Perdue headed to Cherokee Tuesday to join officials of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians to officially open live-table gaming at...

8/23/2012

article Gov. Perdue and Chief Hicks bask in mutual success of live gaming deal at Harrah’s
(North Carolina) -- North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue and other dignitaries gathered at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino and Hotel Tuesday to officially mark the...

8/22/2012

article Live table games officially open at Harrah’s Cherokee
(North Carolina) -- As Gov. Bev Perdue and other state officials looked on, Rebecca Chiltoskie dealt a hand of blackjack to Principal Chief Michell Hicks and Vice Chief...
article NC gov, Senate leader visit casino with new games
(North Carolina) -- A ceremony kicking off live table gambling at the Cherokee casino in western North Carolina attracted state elected officials who helped reach a deal...

8/20/2012

press release Governor Beverly Perdue to Attend Harrah's Cherokee Casino & Hotel's Official Live Opening Ceremony
(North Dakota) -- On Tuesday, Aug. 21 at 2:30 pm, Gov. Beverly Perdue and Principal Chief Michell Hicks of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, along with other tribal...

8/16/2012

article Cherokee casino in western NC now has live games
(North Carolina) -- The casino on Cherokee tribal lands in western North Carolina is now operating live table games two months after the Legislature changed gambling...
article Live table games start at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino
(North Carolina) -- Live table games have now come to Harrah’s Cherokee Casino. The first hands of blackjack were dealt during a special event for high rollers...

8/15/2012

article First live cards dealt at Cherokee
(North Carolina) -- It didn’t take long for Jim Moulton to win blackjack Wednesday night. Playing two hands at a table inside the sprawling Harrah’s Cherokee...

8/8/2012

press release Harrah's Cherokee Casino & Hotel Hiring 500 New Employees
(North Carolina) -- In an area of North Carolina where there's historically high unemployment, there's good news. Harrah's Cherokee Casino & Hotel is...
article Harrah's Cherokee Casino to hire 500, add live games
(North Carolina) -- Harrah's Cherokee & Casino Hotel is looking to hire 500 workers to staff the newly expanded resort, according to a statement from the company.

8/6/2012

press release Department of the Interior completes process for live gaming at Harrah's Cherokee Casino
(North Carolina) -- On Friday, August 3, 2012, the Department of the Interior signed into law the amendment to the gaming compact between the Eastern Band of Cherokee...

8/4/2012

article Harrah's Cherokee gets federal approval for new gaming compact
(North Carolina) -- Harrah's Cherokee Casino announced Friday that the federal government gave final approval North Carolina's new gambling compact.

7/24/2012

article Cherokee's North Carolina casino hiring 500 for expansion
(North Carolina) -- North Carolina's only casino has hundreds of jobs to fill and is looking for table game dealers, bartenders, housekeepers and others.

7/23/2012

article Job Fairs helping recruitment at Harrah’s Cherokee
(North Carolina) -- Recent job fairs at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino & Hotel are proving to show great success in enlisting more than 500 full time and part time...

7/20/2012

article Matthews-based PokerTek sees plenty of action in electronic poker
(North Carolina) -- When Harrah’s Cherokee Casino doubled the size of its casino floor, it turned to a Matthews-based company to help fill its new poker room.

7/15/2012

article Broadwell: Lots of gold rolling from these hills
(North Carolina) -- This is what's called a pipe dream. But it's grounded in reality, rooted in the heart of Cherokee in the Great Smoky Mountains of western...
article Panic Street Lawyer: Cherokee past in present
(North Carolina) -- In last week’s PSL I mentioned my need for only one form of personal identification while I was a tourist in North Carolina, South Carolina and...

7/11/2012

article Harrah's holding two job fairs
(North Carolina) -- Harrah’s Cherokee Casino spent years winning the chance to offer gambling from the hands of live dealers. Now, preparations for opening day...

7/10/2012

article Casino work delayed in court
(North Carolina) -- A Thursday, Aug. 30, court date to consider whether a will is valid has implications for the future of a casino in Cherokee County.
article Cherokee's casino holds job fair to fill 500 slots
(North Carolina) -- A new gambling agreement between the state of North Carolina and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians is prompting operators to hold two job fairs to...
article Speak Your Piece: Rescued by the Cherokee?
(North Carolina) -- In 1837 the federal government began the forced expulsion of the Cherokee people from North Carolina. Now the counties in the western end of the...
article Harrah’s Cherokee hosts Dine-Around
(North Carolina) -- Harrah’s Cherokee Casino & Hotel hosted a Dine-Around on Tuesday, July 2, a media event for various media sources from around the Southeast.

7/8/2012

article Cherokee casino hiring 500 workers
(North Carolina) -- The gaming compact between the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and the state of North Carolina is resulting in a hiring frenzy at Harrah’s...

6/28/2012

article Lawsuit blames Cherokee for investment losses in children’s trust fund
(North Carolina) -- The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians has denied any wrongdoing in a lawsuit related to investment losses in a trust fund that safeguards casino...

6/27/2012

article Cherokee casino preparing for Vegas-style gaming
(North Carolina) -- The bright lights and fancy machines highlight what you'll find right now at Harrah's Cherokee Casino. And before the end of the year - if...

6/20/2012

article All hands on deck: live gaming approved by state
(North Carolina) -- After nearly a decade of negotiations and broken promises, the state finally approved an agreement that allows table games with live dealers at...

6/19/2012

article BLOG: Tar Heel state finally gets live poker dealers
(North Carolina) -- North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue on June 6 signed a law that allows the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, which owns Harrah’s Cherokee near...
article Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Hopes to Debut Live Table Games on July 4 Holiday
(North Carolina) -- Gov. Beverly Perdue signed a bill on June 13, following the North Carolina Senate’s approval that morning, allowing the Eastern Band of the...

6/18/2012

article Cherokee Casino cleared for live poker in North Carolina
(North Carolina) -- On Wednesday, June 13, Gov.Beverly Perdue of North Carolina signed a bill to allow the Cherokee Indians to offer live poker and other live table...

6/16/2012

article OP/ED: Government and Gambling Don't Mix
(North Carolina) -- Taking from the poor and giving to the government is not supposed to be the method used to finance public services. But that may be the regressive...

6/15/2012

article BRIO opens in Harrah’s Cherokee
(North Carolina) -- The acclaimed BRIO Tuscan Grille opened on Friday, June 15 at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino & Hotel, providing guests another culinary option as...

6/9/2012

article Smith: Suppressing gambling is a long shot
(North Carolina) -- In Lumberton, officials are steaming because of an oversight that enabled someone to request a privilege license for an "Internet sweepstakes...

6/8/2012

article Tribal Council approves gaming compact, now onto DC
(North Carolina) -- Two days after Gov. Perdue signed state legislation paving the way for live table games at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino, Principal Chief Michell...

6/7/2012

article Cherokee casino targets July 4th for live dealers
(North Carolina) -- Gov. Bev Perdue has signed a bill that modifies gambling laws in North Carolina so a compact between the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and Gov....
article Cherokee County focus for casino after live dealers approved
(North Carolina) -- After the N.C. General Assembly approved legislation Wednesday that will allow live dealers at Harrah's Cherokee Casino, the tribe is focusing...
article Gov. Perdue signs legislation to allow table games at Harrah’s Cherokee
(North Carolina) -- After months of political wrangling, it’s over…but, in a good way for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. Gov. Bev Perdue signed...

6/6/2012

article Bill permitting new Cherokee gambling becomes law
(North Carolina) -- The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians wants the tribe's casino to have new live dealer games in place for the July 4 holiday now that its new...
press release Cherokee Chief Hails New Casino Compact
(North Carolina) -- Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians' principal chief Michell Hicks has called the new gaming legislation signed into law today by Gov. Bev Perdue...
article Cherokees get OK to offer table games at NC casino
(North Carolina) -- The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians won state approval Wednesday to offer live poker and other table games at its tribal casino in western North...
article NC casino gets final legislative OK for new games
(North Carolina) -- The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians will soon add live table games to its gambling repertoire at its far western North Carolina casino.
article State legislators deal Harrah’s Casino winning hand
(North Carolina) -- Live table games at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino cleared its final hurdle this week with passage in the N.C. House of Representatives. Both the...
article With bill signing, Las Vegas-style card games expected to debut July 4th at Cherokee casino
(North Carolina) -- North Carolina’s Cherokee casino expects to offer live games like blackjack, roulette and poker starting July 4 after state lawmakers put aside...

6/5/2012

article NC gambling law changes to allow Cherokee casino games expansion given final House approval
(North Carolina) -- Changes to North Carolina gambling law to permit live table games at the Cherokee casino may now be just one vote away from Gov. Beverly Perdue's...

6/4/2012

article BLOG: Amazing gambling stat of the day: Addicts outnumber casino workers
(North Carolina) -- Recent Policy Watch Crucial Conversation headliner Les Bernal of the national Stop Predatory Gambling Foundation is out with a press release that...

6/3/2012

article Dealer games at Cherokee Indian casino possible
(North Carolina) -- Live dealer games at the Cherokee Indian casino in western North Carolina moved one step closer to reality Thursday when the state House gave initial...
article NC ups ante on gaming
(North Carolina) -- Gov. Jim Hunt was blunt in September of 1982 when asked about the possibility of creating a lottery to fund programs for children.

6/1/2012

article BLOG: The casino deal might be a bad bet
(North Carolina) -- North Carolina's proposed new compact to allow table games with live dealers at casinos in Cherokee may violate the state constitution, Jeanette...
article House gives initial approval to Cherokee gambling compact
(North Carolina) -- House lawmakers approved a gambling compact allowing the Cherokee tribe to build new casinos in western North Carolina and offer live-dealer games.
article Live gambling at Harrahs Casino in Cherokee passes key legislative hurdle
(North Carolina) -- In a 66-49 vote, the North Carolina House passed a bill that puts live, Vegas-style gambling one step closer at Harrah's Casino in Cherokee,...

5/31/2012

article Dealer games at Cherokee Indian casino possible
(North Carolina) -- Live dealer games at the Cherokee Indian casino in western North Carolina moved one step closer to reality Thursday when the state House gave initial...
article House backs gambling changes to aid casino
(North Carolina) -- A divided state House is supporting changes to North Carolina gambling laws that will allow live table games at the Cherokee Indian casino.
article NC House prepares for Cherokee gambling vote
(North Carolina) -- House Republicans preparing for a key vote to allow expanded gambling at the Cherokee Indian casino in western North Carolina are getting lobbied...
article State House gives nod to new Cherokee casinos and Las Vegas-style games
(North Carolina) -- With echoes of the contentious state lottery debate, the N.C. House gave initial approval Thursday to legislation allowing new casinos and Las Vegas-...

5/30/2012

article With tweaks, Cherokee gambling compact moves to House floor
(North Carolina) -- A gambling compact between the state and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians is headed for a full House vote after lawmakers added a provision...

5/29/2012

article NC House panel OKs Cherokee casino game expansion
(North Carolina) -- Changes to state gambling laws which allow the Cherokee casino in western North Carolina to offer live dealer poker and other table games have...
article Casino bill making its way through the House
(North Carolina) -- The House Appropriations subcommittee on Natural and Economic Resources Committee just passed S 582, which would allow the Eastern Band of Cherokees...

5/23/2012

article Amended Cherokee casino pact signed by Hicks, Perdue
(North Carolina) -- Gov. Beverly Perdue and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians signed Tuesday an updated edition to its new agreement to allow live-dealer poker and...

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