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The casino expansion that almost wasn’t; Tribal Council votes to continue with $250 million Harrah’s project

Amid planning issues and timing concerns, the Tribal Council of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians narrowly rejected a resolution that would have squashed an expansion project at its Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort, according to the Smoky Mountain News.

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1/30/2017

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1/11/2017

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10/25/2016

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10/5/2016

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10/1/2016

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8/31/2016

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8/16/2016

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8/10/2016

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8/1/2016

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7/28/2016

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7/20/2016

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7/19/2016

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7/18/2016

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7/13/2016

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7/11/2016

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7/7/2016

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7/6/2016

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7/5/2016

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6/29/2016

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6/21/2016

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6/17/2016

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6/15/2016

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6/13/2016

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6/10/2016

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article Dismissal motions in pay raise lawsuit heard in Tribal Court
(North Carolina) -- Motions to dismiss the lawsuit (Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians for Justice & Accountability v. Henry et. Al., Case No. CV 15-475) on the issue...

6/8/2016

article Cherokee council considers revoking part of former vice chief’s will
(North Carolina) -- The widow of a former Vice Chief of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians may be out of a home if Tribal Council decides to slash the portion of a...

6/3/2016

article Cherokee Voices offer 'real deal' of tribe's culture
(North Carolina) -- When Sonny Ledford dresses for work each day, he dons breechcloth and leggings, puckered buffalo skin moccasins and drapes around his neck silver...

5/30/2016

article Cherokee pauses to honor those who served
(North Carolina) -- A gentle breeze fell over Yellowhill Veterans Cemetery as Cherokee took a few moments on Monday morning to honor those who gave the ultimate...
article Chief’s Monthly Report for May
(North Carolina) -- I have a lot of good things to report to you for the past month that have been accomplished for our Tribe. We still have a long way to go to get our...

5/27/2016

article Eastern Cherokee elder translates 'Charlotte's Web' into Tsalagi
(North Carolina) -- Students at New Kituwah Academy, the immersion school operated by the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, are getting to read a classic children's...

5/20/2016

article EDITORIAL: It takes money, education and trust to make money
(North Carolina) -- The Eastern Band of Cherokee Nation is known as being the biggest economic engine in western North Carolina. Since the advent of the casino,...

5/18/2016

article Cherokee pays off millions of debt
(North Carolina) -- A massive load of debt left the shoulders of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians last week following enactment of legislation to pay off $96 million...

5/15/2016

article Eastern Cherokee judge dismisses lawsuit filed by fired gaming officials
(North Carolina) -- Three gaming commissioners who were fired by the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians in North Carolina lost a lawsuit in tribal court, The Cherokee One...

5/13/2016

article Former TGC commissioners’ lawsuit dismissed
(North Carolina) -- A lawsuit filed in Tribal Court by three former Tribal Gaming Commissioners has been dismissed. Donald Rose, TGC Chairman, was removed from the...

5/11/2016

article DEBT-FREE: Tribe pays off hospital, waste water treatment plant loans
(North Carolina) -- Five days after Tribal Council approved legislation to pay off the loans on the new Cherokee Indian Hospital and the Cherokee Waste Water Treatment...

5/4/2016

article The “hidden” world of the Cherokee Indians
(North Carolina) -- When I worked for the Eastern Band of Cherokees as a grants writer, I became addicted to the “lost or hidden” history of the Cherokees....

5/3/2016

article Horrible Cherokee Bear Zoo Doesn’t Violate Endangered Species Act, Says Judge
(North Carolina) -- Four sad grizzly bears living in concrete pits will get no salvation from a federal court in North Carolina. As miserable as their lonely lives are,...

5/2/2016

article Cherokee council to vote on marijuana study, free press
(North Carolina) -- At its Thursday, May 5, meeting, the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians’ Tribal Council is slated to take up two increasingly debated issues: the...

4/25/2016

article Tourism Overview presented to Cherokee businesses
(North Carolina) -- The EBCI Destination Marketing Program and the Cherokee Chamber of Commerce met at the Fairfield Inn in Cherokee for breakfast and a time of sharing...

4/23/2016

article Salvatore DiCarlo Wins 2015/16 WSOP Circuit Harrah’s Cherokee $580 No-Limit Hold’em
(North Carolina) -- Ring Event #9 of the 2015/16 WSOP Circuit Harrah’s Cherokee schedule has its winner – Salvatore DiCarlo from Las Vegas, Nevada, who...

4/20/2016

article Harrah’s Casino parking-deck troubles mount
(North Carolina) -- A ramp in the parking garage at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort collapsed Friday, April 15, causing one minor injury. Visitors have been...
article 133-year-old newspaper donated to Museum
(North Carolina) -- Joel Nelson, owner of a Civil War shop in Chickamauga, Ga., and his wife, Martha, planned a trip to Cherokee for this week. Before he left home, he...

4/18/2016

article Another parking deck collapse at Harrah’s Cherokee
(North Carolina) -- Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort security officials were directing traffic around the casino parking deck on the afternoon of Friday, April 15...
article Part of parking deck ramp collapses at Cherokee casino
(North Carolina) -- Officials at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino say a part of a ramp at the casino’s parking garage in the North Carolina mountains has collapsed....

4/17/2016

article Bill would return state land to Cherokees
(Tennessee) -- A congressional bill seeking to return 76 acres of tribal land along the Little Tennessee River to the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians is making its way...
article Big Win For Georgia Swarm on Native American Heritage Game Day Celebration
(Georgia) -- Amid the sights and sounds of a Native American Heritage game day celebration sponsored by the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, the Georgia Swarm (5-9)...

4/15/2016

article Parking garage ramp collapses at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino
(North Carolina) -- Crews are working on a ramp collapse that happened at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort parking garage. Sherri Booth, a spokesperson for the...
article Part of Cherokee casino parking deck collapses
(North Carolina) -- The first floor ramp of the Harrah's Cherokee Casino's parking garage collapsed Friday morning, a spokesperson wrote in an email.
article Portion of Harrah's casino parking garage ramp collapses
(North Carolina) -- First responders were on the scene at a Harrah’s casino in Cherokee, North Carolina after a portion of the parking garage apparently collapsed...

4/13/2016

article Casino board member under investigation
(North Carolina) -- A member of Cherokee’s Tribal Casino Gaming Enterprise board is under investigation following a public uproar surrounding her alleged behavior...
article Cherokee Bear Zoo survives lawsuit
(North Carolina) -- After two-and-a-half years of litigation, the verdict is in on the Cherokee Bear Zoo — the case is dismissed, and business may continue as...

4/12/2016

article EBCI joins Eastern Shawnee in joint repatriation, reburial
(North Carolina) -- In an unique collaboration, the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Tribal Historic Preservation Office (THPO) joined Eastern Shawnee tribal officials...

4/10/2016

article Following in Cherokee footsteps across WNC
(North Carolina) -- Crossing the green field and climbing the hill, Lamar Marshall stops and unfolds his topo map from his backpack. This wind-whipped summit overlooking...

4/7/2016

article OP/ED: Handouts Are Often Better Than a Hand Up
(USA) -- WHEN we talk about how the United States can be more competitive with the rest of the world, childhood poverty rarely comes up. Yet America has a higher rate of...

4/6/2016

article Corruption found in preliminary Cherokee audit results
(North Carolina) -- Principal Chief Patrick Lambert bore the look of a man on a mission when he presented Tribal Council with a first look at results of an ongoing...
article Cherokee re-examines adventure park idea
(North Carolina) -- After four years of hibernation, Cherokee’s plan to build a one-of-a-kind family adventure park is back on the table. In 2012, Tribal Council...

4/5/2016

article Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort to host WSOP Global Casino Championship this August
(North Carolina) -- The World Series of Poker Circuit will end its 12th season with the 2016 World Series of Poker Global Casino Championship, an event scheduled for...

4/4/2016

article Tribal Council confirms the removal of three gaming commissioners
(North Carolina) -- ribal Council, the Executive Office and the three ex-gaming commissioners (Bob Blankenship, Don Rose and Sheila Brown) had legal counsel in tow for a...

4/2/2016

article Cherokee Indian Tribe to partner for program
(North Carolina) -- North Carolina School for the Deaf is forming a special summer program for students as a way to honor a former teacher, coach and alumni who recently...

3/30/2016

article Gaming commissioners argue for their jobs back
(North Carolina) -- After being ousted from their jobs when the September elections brought a new Tribal Council and executive administration, the three people who had...

3/25/2016

article Eastern Cherokees debate $92M family-friendly 'adventure park'
(North Carolina) -- Leaders of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians in North Carolina are once again considering a $92 million family-friendly "adventure park...

3/23/2016

article Cherokee implements full-circle rehabilitation for drug recovery
(North Carolina) -- It’s been a while since the old Mountain Credit Union building in Cherokee saw foot traffic from people looking to deposit checks or get...

3/21/2016

article Chief seeks new policies governing Cherokee Language credits
(North Carolina) -- High school students in North Carolina have been able to use credits earned in Cherokee Language courses towards their “foreign language...

3/17/2016

article Increased tribal preference for casino work sought by Eastern Cherokees
(North Carolina) -- It is likely the ordinance that outlines preference rules for tribally owned businesses will be changed in the near future. The rules affect contract...
article Push to certify teaching Cherokee language
(North Carolina) -- Leaders in Swain County and Cherokee are looking at ways to streamline the ability to teach the Cherokee language. Swain County educators say federal...

3/16/2016

article Eastern Cherokees seek more tribal preference for casino work
(North Carolina) -- Members and leaders of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians are seeking to strengthen the tribe's preference laws, especially when it comes to...
article Tribe looks to strengthen preference laws for tribal businesses
(North Carolina) -- Change is likely coming to the ordinance outlining preference rules for tribally owned businesses. The rules come into play when bidding contracts...
article Tribe looks to strengthen preference laws for tribal businesses
(North Carolina) -- Change is likely coming to the ordinance outlining preference rules for tribally owned businesses. The rules come into play when bidding contracts...

3/14/2016

article Visit NC 365 Conference held in Cherokee
(North Carolina) -- Once deemed the annual Governor’s Conference on Tourism, the 2016 Visit NC 365 Conference was held in Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort...
article EDITORIAL: Springing into outdoor tourism
(North Carolina) -- By the time this edition hits the newsstands, we will be days away from the March 21 kick off to springtime. After a lackluster winter with very few...

3/4/2016

article TERO Commission working on Ordinance changes
(North Carolina) -- Ernest Tiger, an EBCI tribal member and businessman, is unhappy with the current laws and structure of the Tribal Business Preference Law and the...

2/29/2016

article Tribal Council Chairman’s Report for February 2016
(North Carolina) -- I traveled with members of tribal council to Washington, D.C. for the United South and Eastern Tribes (USET) Impact Week on Feb. 7-11 and to the...
article Cherokee Look for Ways to Save Their Dying Language
(North Carolina) -- In a cozy house in a bucolic valley, a handful of students gather weekly to learn how to speak the language of their Cherokee ancestors. The Cherokee...

2/26/2016

article Chief Lambert meets with President, testifies on House bill
(Washington D.C.) -- Principal Chief Patrick Lambert recently took his first official trip to Washington, DC as the leader of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians....

2/22/2016

article TCGE sues construction companies in parking deck collapse
(North Carolina) -- The Tribal Casino Gaming Enterprise (TCGE) of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians has filed a lawsuit in federal court against several construction...

2/15/2016

article Eastern Band seeks $4M for collapse of casino parking lot deck
(North Carolina) -- The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians is seeking at least $4 million in damages in connection with the collapse of a parking deck at the North...

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