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U.S. Senators introduces legislation supporting Catawba Indian Nation gaming facility in N.C.

U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham, Richard Burr and Thom Tillis have introduced legislation supporting efforts of the Catawba Indian Nation to build and operate an Indian gaming facility in King’s Mountain, North Carolina.

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3/23/2019

article Catawba Nation predicts 'huge' economic impact with casino on homelands
(North Carolina) -- The Catawba Nation is looking forward to a brighter future with a proposed gaming facility on its homelands in North Carolina. Chief Bill Harris told...

3/21/2019

article A casino in York County? New bill could make it a reality
(North Carolina) -- The Catawba Indian Reservation is made up of two large pieces of land in York County. Hundreds of people reside there, and the tribe itself claims a...
article Catawba tribe wants to open a casino near Charlotte. Cherokees call it a ‘land grab.’
(North Carolina) -- The Carolinas’ two biggest Indian tribes are locked in battle over a proposed Charlotte-area casino, reigniting a feud over centuries-old land...

3/20/2019

article Catawba Nation predicts 'huge' economic impact with casino on homelands
(North Carolina) -- The Catawba Nation is looking forward to a brighter future with a proposed gaming facility on its homelands in North Carolina. Chief Bill Harris told...
article Catawbas seeking casino in North Carolina
(North Carolina) -- The Catawba Indian Nation is seeking a casino near Kings Mountain, and a recent Senate bill would help pave the way for them to open up for business...

3/19/2019

article KM casino introduced in US Senate
(North Carolina) -- Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) introduced legislation in Washington, D.C. last Wednesday, March 13, allowing the Catawba Indian Nation to take land...

3/16/2019

article Tribal casino clash brewing in North Carolina
(North Carolina) -- In a move that has stirred up controversy, Wednesday reportedly saw United States Senator Lindsey Graham introduce federal legislation that would...

3/15/2019

article Lindsey Graham pushes for Catawba Indian casino in NC near state line
(Washington D.C.) -- U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., introduced a bill this week that would put land off Interstate 85 into a trust for the Catawba Indian Tribe for...
article U.S. Senators introduces legislation supporting Catawba Indian Nation gaming facility in N.C.
(Washington D.C.) -- U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham, Richard Burr and Thom Tillis have introduced legislation supporting efforts of the Catawba Indian Nation to build and...

3/14/2019

article Federal Bill Would Bring South Carolina Tribe’s Casino to North Carolina
(Washington D.C.) -- US Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S. Carolina) on Wednesday dropped a bill on Capitol Hill that, if passed, would take land into trust for the Catawba...
article New bill marks first move to bring Indian tribe casino to Cleveland County
(North Carolina) -- South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham introduced a bill Wednesday night that would set aside land along I-85 corridor in Cleveland County into a...
article Senators introduce legislation on Catawba Indian Nation Application
(Washington D.C.) -- U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Richard Burr and Thom Tillis (R-NC) introduced legislation on Thursday that clarifies the authority of the...

1/4/2019

article Native Americans in South Carolina: ‘A great survival story’
(South Carolina) -- Near the foothills of Appalachia, just south of the South Carolina-North Carolina line and a few miles from Andrew Jackson State Park, the Catawba...

4/25/2018

article The Catawba Indian Nation carries on 4,000 year old traditions in S.C.
(South Carolina) -- Before the United States, before the Carolinas, before the Americas, thousands of years before our European and African ancestors landed, willingly...

10/21/2017

article Catawba Indian Nation seeking donations after a dozen residents displaced by apartment fire
(South Carolina) -- Most of the vertical caution tape wrapped around columns at the Green Earth development apartments on the Catawba Indian Reservation isn’t real...

10/20/2017

article Former resident authors book on Catawba Indians
(South Carolina) -- Former Sanford resident Judy Canty Martin, a member of the Catawba Indians who helped settle the San Luis Valley in the 1880’s, authored a book...
article Apartment fire at Catawba Indian Nation in York County displaces 5 families
(South Carolina) -- A fire in apartments on the Catawba Indian reservation in York County Friday night displaced as many as a dozen people from five apartment units,...

10/15/2017

article Catawbas remember ‘medicine man’ at memorial service
(South Carolina) -- Members of the Catawba Indian Nation said goodbye to their former medicine man and U.S. Navy veteran John George Saturday.

10/10/2017

article Official Catawba Indian ‘medicine man’ John George dies at 71
(South Carolina) -- Among the Catawba Indian Nation in York County, one person knew the plants that dated back millenia. He knew how the plants are used, the meanings of...

9/10/2017

article Catawba Nation remains in limbo years after submitting casino application
(North Carolina) -- It's been four years since the Catawba Nation submitted a casino application to the Bureau of Indian Affairs and it's anyone's guess when...

9/9/2017

article North Carolina tribe still waiting on land-into-trust decision
(North Carolina) -- Despite filing a land-into-trust application with the federal government for a 16-acre plot of North Carolina land over four years ago, the Catawba...

9/7/2017

article Fate of casino still undecided
(South Carolina) -- The wait is not over yet. And there appears to be more waiting in store before we know whether Kings Mountain will become home to a 16-acre Catawba...
article Schiele to host Catawba Indian Festival
(South Carolina) -- The Schiele Museum of Natural History and Planetarium will host The Catawba Indian Festival on Saturday, Sept. 9. The festival will be from 10 a.m....

9/6/2017

article Feds still holding the cards in casino decision
(South Carolina) -- Four years ago, the Catawba Indian Nation petitioned the federal government for the rights to land in the Kings Mountain area to build a $600 million...

9/2/2017

article Feds still holding the cards in casino decision
(North Carolina) -- Four years ago the Catawba Indian Nation petitioned the federal government for the rights to land in the Kings Mountain area to build a $600 million...

5/10/2017

article Catawba Indian Nation closes bingo hall in Rock Hill
(South Carolina) -- The Catawba Indian Nation has closed its bingo operation on Cherry Road in Rock Hill. In a news release Wednesday night, the tribe said the closing...

5/8/2017

article Native American Two Spirit Fights to Keep Tribe’s Language Alive
(South Carolina) -- The ancestral home of DeLesslin "Roo" George-Warren's tribe is along the banks of the Catawba River, near the modern border of North...

1/22/2017

article Catawba Indian Nation leader says $4.5 million debt is hardship for tribe
(South Carolina) -- The Rock Hill school district’s latest attempt to collect a decades-long $4.5 million debt from the Catawba Indian Nation would hurt the tribe...

12/13/2016

article Rock Hill school district works with Catawba Indian Nation to settle decades-long debt
(South Carolina) -- School officials are taking legal action aimed at settling a decades-long $4.5 million debt. In October, the Rock Hill school board approved a...

11/18/2016

article Catawba Indian Nation ends talks with producer on potential $350M movie studio
(South Carolina) -- Catawba Indian Nation leaders voted this week to end negotiations with a film producer to build and manage a movie studio on tribal land in eastern...

10/20/2016

article Native American bingo hall faces opposition from local charities in North Charleston
(South Carolina) -- The Catawba Indian Nation hopes to open a high-stakes bingo hall in North Charleston, a move decried by local charities that raise money from the...

10/8/2016

article Brooke Bauer, PhD, comes home to preserve her Catawba culture
(Michigan) -- Brooke Bauer grew up listening to the voices of native women sitting in the shade of a huge oak tree in front of her grandmother’s mobile home on the...

7/16/2016

article NC youth group volunteers in York County
(South Carolina) -- A youth group from First Baptist Church in Lincolnton, N.C. spent the week in York County as part of its summer mission trip.

6/16/2016

article Former SC chief justice among those paying tribute to beloved Catawba Indian Chief Blue
(South Carolina) -- There can be only one chief. At any given time – just as America has a single president, South Carolina has a single governor – the...

6/13/2016

article Funeral Wednesday for Gilbert Blue, former Catawba Indian chief
(South Carolina) -- The funeral for Gilbert Blue, the former Catawba Indian Nation chief, is set for 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints...

6/11/2016

article Former Catawba Chief Gilbert Blue, who fought for tribe’s state and national recognition, has died
(South Carolina) -- Gilbert Blue, the legendary former Catawba Indian Chief who was the driving force behind the tribe getting recognition by the United States...

5/11/2016

article Catawba Indian chief to receive state honor for pottery work, advocacy
(South Carolina) -- Catawba Indian Chief Bill Harris will be honored for his artistry in Catawba pottery with a state award Wednesday. Harris is one of two 2016...

5/9/2016

article 4,000 Year-old Catawba Indian Pottery, Revived By New Generation Of Potters
(South Carolina) -- For as far back as 2,000 BC, mothers in the Catawba Indian tribe have been using special techniques to craft unique pieces of hand-made pottery,...

5/5/2016

article Catawba Indians and ‘Pocahontas’ star announce film production partnership
(South Carolina) -- Native American actress Irene Bedard is known for lending her voice to her craft. As an advocate and one of the most recognizable Native American...

3/21/2016

article Catawba Indian Nation buys multi-media production company
(South Carolina) -- The Catawba Indian Nation has bought its own multi-media production company, a move that comes at a strategic time for the tribe. The Herald of Rock...

3/19/2016

article Catawba Indians buy movie, television production company
(South Carolina) -- The Catawba Indian Nation has gained instant credibility for a proposed $350 million film studio project, buying its own multi-media production...

3/1/2016

article Rare photos document Catawba Indian ‘Renaissance’
(South Carolina) -- A collection of 23 rare original, nondigital images by photojournalist Catherine Bauknight documenting the three-year period she spent with the...

2/8/2016

article Catawba Studio backer forms South Carolina Film Advisory Board
(South Carolina) -- When people dream big, they usually have more than their share of doubters. So when the Catawba Indian Nation and Bert Hesse joined forces, each...

1/28/2016

article Group continues to oppose Catawba casino near Charlotte
(North Carolina) -- Federally recognized in both South Carolina and North Carolina, the Catawba Indian Nation has high hopes for two significant projects in the not so...

1/27/2016

article What does a casino in the Charlotte area mean for the community?
(North Carolina) -- While the Catawba Indian Nation hopes to begin construction on a multi-million-dollar movie studio just south of Charlotte in the coming months, a...

1/23/2016

article Catawba Indian Assistant Chief Wayne George dies
(South Carolina) -- Wayne George, assistant chief for the Catawba Indian Nation, has died. George, 67, was assistant chief since 2011. He was re-elected in 2015 and...

1/22/2016

article Catawba Studios eyes June groundbreaking in York County
(South Carolina) -- If public and private funding is secured soon, the Catawba Indian Nation could break ground on a $350 million movie studio project in June.

12/30/2015

article LOOKING AHEAD: Questions remain about future of proposed casino
(North Carolina) -- In 2013, The Catabwa Indian Nation petitioned the federal government for the rights to land in the Kings Mountain area to build a $600 million casino...

12/23/2015

article Catawba Indian Nation loses domestic violence grant
(South Carolina) -- The Catawba Indian Nation is losing a federal grant to combat domestic violence, ending one full-time position in the tribe's social services...

12/22/2015

article Catawba Indians lose domestic violence grant funding, positions cut
(South Carolina) -- The end of the year will also bring an end to a domestic violence grant serving members of the Catawba Indian Nation, ending one full-time position...

11/29/2015

article Catawbas fought for land, recognition, gaming rights
(South Carolina) -- The Catawba Indians lost 144,000 acres along the Catawba River in an 1840 treaty with South Carolina. More than 150 years later, South Carolina...

11/11/2015

article Could new mayor, council alter casino’s fate?
(North Carolina) -- Opponents of a proposed casino-hotel complex say last week’s local election results will breathe new life into their efforts to stop the...

9/25/2015

article Catawba Indians reviewing overdue audit
(North Carolina) -- Tribal officials are reviewing an overdue audit that must be submitted to the federal government by the end of the month to keep federal money that...

9/23/2015

article $350M movie studio envisioned for Catawba reservation in SC
(South Carolina) -- A $350 million movie studio and entertainment complex is being proposed for 124 acres on the Catawba Indian reservation in York County.

9/22/2015

article Catawba film studio project backers seek ‘right money’ at ‘right time’
(South Carolina) -- Supporters of a proposed movie studio-entertainment complex on the Catawba Indian Reservation are seeking the “right money at the right time....

9/2/2015

article Anti-casino groups planning vigil
(North Carolina) -- The Kings Mountain Awareness Group in conjunction with an organization called Stop Predatory Gambling is holding a National Day of Action at Kings...

8/26/2015

article Burton brings anti-casino message to campaign
(North Carolina) -- One Kings Mountain man’s card reads, in part, “Do you think safe, clean, Christian small town living is wonderful and precious? Cast your...

8/12/2015

article BURTON: Between a rock and a hard place
(North Carolina) -- The continuance of efforts to keep a proposed casino in Kings Mountain in the spotlight, aided by the news media is the same to me as slowly...

8/5/2015

article Catawba Indian election results upheld
(South Carolina) -- Despite the protests of several candidates in last month’s Catawba Indian Nation elections, the tribal election committee has upheld the...

8/3/2015

article Catawbas, Hard Rock in talks over NC casino
(North Carolina) -- The chief of the Catawba Indian Nation said his tribe is negotiating with Hard Rock International to use the brand for a proposed casino in North...

8/1/2015

article Catawba tribe announces negotiations with Hard Rock, leaders cautiously optimistic
(South Carolina) -- Last week, the chief of the Catawba Indian Nation said his tribe is in negotiations with Hard Rock International to use the brand for a proposed...
article Editorial: Catawbas, Hard Rock partnership sounds like a winning hand
(South Carolina) -- The news keeps trickling out about a casino in Kings Mountain run by the Catawba Indian Nation. The latest: The casino could bear the brand of Hard...

7/30/2015

article Catawba Indian Nation pushes for $600M casino in Kings Mountain
(North Carolina) -- The Catawba Indian Nation has confirmed it is in talks with Hard Rock International in Orlando about managing $600 million casino in Kings Mountain....
article Catawba tribal election results challenged
(South Carolina) -- The results of last weekend’s elections in the Catawba Indian Nation are under challenge, with close results in at least two races being...

7/29/2015

article Casino branding: Catawba Indians in talks with Hard Rock
(South Carolina) -- The Native American tribe aiming to build a gaming and resort complex in Kings Mountain has announced it is in negotiations with Hard Rock...

7/27/2015

article Hard Rock Casino may be coming to Charlotte region
(North Carolina) -- Is a Hard Rock Hotel and Casino coming to the Charlotte region? Maybe. The Catawba Indian Nation is talking to Hard Rock International of Orlando,...
article Not enough Catawbas vote to get new tribal constitution
(South Carolina) -- A bid to create a new constitution for the Catawba Indian Nation has failed after not enough members of the tribe voted in a weekend election.

7/26/2015

article Catawba seeking national brand for N.C. casino project
(North Carolina) -- The proposed Catawba Indian Nation casino in Kings Mountain, N.C., could carry the nationally recognized Hard Rock brand name, say tribal leaders.
article Catawba seeking to brand North Carolina casino project on a national level
(South Carolina) -- Despite opposition by Governor Pat McCrory and other North Carolina officials, The Catawba Indian Nation is moving forward with the planning for...
article SC-based Catawbas talk to Hard Rock for brand for NC casino
(South Carolina) -- The chief of the Catawba Indian Nation said his tribe is negotiating with Hard Rock International to use the brand for a proposed casino in North...

7/24/2015

article Catawba Indians could change tribal constitution in Saturday vote
(South Carolina) -- Americans have lived under the same Constitution for more than 200 years. South Carolina adopted its current foundational document over a century ago...

7/22/2015

article Catawbas want $350M movie, TV studio on York County reservation
(South Carolina) -- The Catawba Indian Nation plans a $350 million movie and television studio on its York County reservation that could be in production by spring 2017...
article Failed Charlotte movie studio may end up on SC tribal land
(South Carolina) -- A multi-million dollar movie studio project that failed in Charlotte could see new life just across the border in South Carolina. The Catawba Indian...

7/21/2015

article Catawba Indians considering $350 million movie studio project
(South Carolina) -- The Catawba Indian Reservation could be home to one of the largest movie studios east of Los Angeles if tribal leaders and a film producer reach an...

6/25/2015

article Catawba Indian Nation considering movie studio project for reservation
(Alabama) -- The Catawba Indians and Studio South are considering a $125 million movie studio project on the Catawba Reservation, says Chief Bill Harris of the Catawba...

6/23/2015

article Money for Catawba school bill dropped from state budget
(South Carolina) -- The Legislature made progress toward getting a state budget together over the weekend, when a conference committee between the House and Senate...

6/16/2015

article State budget proviso would help pay Catawba Indian Nation bill for schools
(South Carolina) -- When state legislators return to Columbia on Tuesday, their overriding goal will be to hammer out a compromise budget that will keep South Carolina...

6/9/2015

article Catawba Indian funding plea axed over unpaid school tuition bill
(South Carolina) -- The Catawba Indian Nation’s loss is holiday ice skaters’ gain. Rock Hill will spend accommodations tax money on one less item next year after the...

5/13/2015

article Utility poles stir up casino talk
(North Carolina) -- Folks driving along Dixon School Rd. in the last few days may have noticed a line of fresh utility poles that have sprouted up along a stretch of the...

4/16/2015

article Rock Hill schools, Catawba Indians negotiating unpaid tuition bill
(South Carolina) -- The Catawba Indian Nation and the Rock Hill school district are negotiating over the terms of an unpaid tuition bill that could range from $2.7...

4/7/2015

article Three speak out against casino
(North Carolina) -- Beauford Burton, Adam Forcade and Rev. James Lockridge, three members of a group opposing a proposed Catawba casino and resort, returned to the Kings...

3/24/2015

article Catawba Indian culture explored in two new Lancaster exhibits
(South Carolina) -- Late 20th century photos of the Catawba Indians and native languages are the two new exhibits at the University of South Carolina’s Native...

3/13/2015

article Catawba teens get to see the president – eventually
(South Carolina) -- Three Rock Hill High School students had the chance of a lifetime to see the president of the United States in person – if only they could find...

2/25/2015

article Business owners rally behind casino idea
(North Carolina) -- Casino? No casino? Will we hear the rumble of slot machines and the clink of dice in Kings Mountain or will the patch of land on Dixon School Rd....

2/7/2015

article Casino still in holding pattern
(South Carolina) -- Plans for the Catawba Indian Nation resort and casino are under scrutiny in Washington, D.C.

2/6/2015

article Casino still in holding pattern
(South Carolina) -- Plans for the Catawba Indian Nation resort and casino are under scrutiny in Washington, D.C. “It has been reviewed for the past three or four...

2/4/2015

article 75 pastors sign letter, ask city to withdraw support of casino
(South Carolina) -- A letter signed by 75 pastors calling for city council to withdraw support of a proposed casino was presented to Mayor Rick Murphrey last Tuesday...
article Expert: No time limit on casino fate
(South Carolina) -- The fate of the multimillion dollar casino/resort development planned on a parcel of land at the intersection of I-85 and Dixon School Road still...
article Ministers rally against casino
(South Carolina) -- Railing against “an industry that capitalizes on people’s desperation,” a group of area ministers met last week to voice their...

1/28/2015

article Pastors speak out against proposed Kings Mountain casino
(North Carolina) -- A group of pastors said a proposed casino in Kings Mountain would hurt the county. Members of the group represent several denominations and launched...

12/31/2014

article Year in Review: 2014
(North Carolina) -- There were rumors. And there were arguments and protests. But 2014 brought no official word on the progress of a proposal that would put a casino in...

12/30/2014

article What's on the horizon in 2015? [5th Item]
(North Carolina) -- Plans for a potential 16-acre, 1.8 million square foot Catawba Indian Nation resort and casino are still in the hands of the federal government, who...

12/23/2014

article With casino in sights, Silver Villa moves closer to interstate
(North Carolina) -- Rick Hamrick began to look for a new home -- and possibly a new look -- for his popular bar The Silver Villa Restaurant about a year ago. He and his...
article Withdraw casino support, say church groups
(North Carolina) -- “You still have time to withdraw your support of a casino” was the message of a standing-room-only crowd representing four Kings Mountain...

12/17/2014

article Casino opposition group takes petition to Washington
(North Carolina) -- Five members of the Kings Mountain Awareness Group went to Washington, DC Monday and hand-delivered city councilman Tommy Hawkins' letter...
article Catawba Nation casino opponents meet with BIA officials in DC
(North Carolina) -- Opponents of the proposed Catawba Nation casino in North Carolina met with Bureau of Indian Affairs officials in Washington, D.C., on Monday. The...

11/20/2014

article My Turn: Proposal to build casino in Cleveland County was a sneak attack
(North Carolina) -- We do have lots to be thankful about in these United States. We’ve enjoyed the best and most blessed country in the world. We’ve had ups...

11/4/2014

article Hawkins retracts casino support
(North Carolina) -- Ward III Councilman Tommy Hawkins surprised a packed city hall crowd last Tuesday, which included 52 responders to a recent search for a missing...

10/15/2014

article Oldest Catawba Indian had ‘a truly great soul’
(South Carolina) -- Bertha George Harris was not just an elder in the Catawba Indian Nation, she was the eldest elder. Harris, at 101, was the oldest member of the 2,800...

10/12/2014

article City urged to rescind support for Catawba Nation casino plan
(North Carolina) -- Some residents of Kings Mountain, North Carolina, are urging the city to rescind its support for the proposed Catawba Nation casino. The tribe plans...

10/8/2014

article Debate continues on benefits, detriments of possible casino
(North Carolina) -- A standing-room-only crowd listened to 10 people, six who asked city council to withdraw support of a proposed Catawba Indian Nation resort/casino,...

10/7/2014

article Catawba potter’s miniatures ‘will live forever’
(South Carolina) -- No other group on this earth of 7 billion people makes pottery the way the Catawba Indians of York County make it. Using clay hand-dug from Catawba...

10/5/2014

article OP/ED: Gambling's 'pernicious effect' on government
(North Carolina) -- It may come as a surprise for many, but just within the lifetime of most Americans, legal casino gambling existed in only two places in our nation:...

9/26/2014

article Catawba Indian section of Carolina Thread Trail opens
(South Carolina) -- If you take a walk on the Catawba Indian Nation Greenway Trail, it’s a bit like walking back in time, a chance to see the woods, the river and...

8/31/2014

article Opinion: There’s more to casino debate than meets the ear
(North Carolina) -- Gambling is good, says the Cherokee tribe, because it spins off money to build up the reservation. Gambling is bad, says the Cherokee tribe, if it is...

8/27/2014

article Teens speak out against casino plans; Anti-casino group returns to KM city council meeting
(North Carolina) -- Protestors against the proposed resort and casino in Kings Mountain aren’t backing down anytime soon. At the Kings Mountain City Council...

8/26/2014

article What was missing from the weekend News & Observer story on casinos
(North Carolina) -- If you subscribe to or frequently check out Raleigh’s News & Observer, you probably saw the featured Sunday story that looked at casino...

8/14/2014

article Wait not over: One year later, fate of proposed casino still undecided
(South Carolina) -- Fifty-two weeks of political finger pointing. Fifty-two weeks of petitions for and protests against. Fifty-two weeks of waiting.

8/12/2014

article Rock Hill meth ringleader who burned barn while on bond gets 15 years prison after guilty plea
(South Carolina) -- A man described by prosecutors as a ringleader in past York County methamphetamine production and distribution was sentenced to 15 years in prison...

7/31/2014

article Casino opponents show up at City Hall
(North Carolina) -- Tuesday’s Kings Mountain City Council meeting was packed to overflow, not to hear about plans for applying for grant money, but to speak out...

7/29/2014

article COLUMN: There will be more losers than winners with casino plan
(North Carolina) -- How many synonyms does it take to accurately describe what has happened to the good citizens of Kings Mountain and Cleveland County? Truthfully, the...
article Protesters speak out against Kings Mountain casino plans
(North Carolina) -- Several dozen protesters against the proposed Catawba Indian Nation resort and casino made their presence known with homemade signs at Tuesday night...

7/28/2014

article Group opposing casino to protest at city hall
(North Carolina) -- A group opposed to plans to bring a Catawba Indian Nation resort and casino to Kings Mountain will publicly protest during Tuesday's regularly...

7/19/2014

article Bingo a winning number for Catawba Indians
(South Carolina) -- Five minutes before the first number was called, three Charlotte women – “old retired broads,” they call themselves – sat...
article Catawba Indian Nation offers something different with bingo
(South Carolina) -- The Catawba Indian Nation officially gets back into bingo gaming this weekend. The tribe got out of the bingo business back in 2006, citing...
article Group fighting Catawba Nation casino brings in national figure
(North Carolina) -- A group that's fighting the proposed Catawba Nation casino in North Carolina is holding a public forum tonight. Les Bernal, the national director...

7/18/2014

article A look inside the new Catawba bingo hall in Rock Hill
(South Carolina) -- The Catawba Indian Nation returns to the business of bingo in Rock Hill on Saturday. First game at the new hall on Cherry Road is 2 p.m. and the...

7/17/2014

article Waiting on word of casino, Catawba Indian Nation plays bingo
(North Carolina) -- The Catawba Indian Nation is getting back into bingo gaming in for the first time since 2006. Catawba Bingo on Cherry Road in Rock Hill opens to the...

7/16/2014

article Proposed casino in Kings Mountain facing mounting backlash
(North Carolina) -- The plan to transform a field in Kings Mountain into a $340 million casino is meeting major backlash. Today, Les Bernal, the national director of a...

7/11/2014

article In South Carolina, piety doesn't pave roads - but casinos would
(South Carolina) -- How dare those Democrats try to introduce sin and vice to South Carolina. Don't they know this is a good, pious state?

7/7/2014

article Catawba Nation sees support for gaming plan in North Carolina
(North Carolina) -- The Catawba Nation of South Carolina is seeing support for its proposed casino in North Carolina. Rep. Jim Moran (D-Virginia) and Rep. George Miller...
article Congressmen support Catawba in casino plans
(North Carolina) -- Three longtime congressmen have urged the Interior Department to approve the Catawba Indian Nation’s trust application for land in Kings...

7/4/2014

article Catawba Trust Land Support Boosted by Three Congressmen
(North Carolina) -- Three longtime congressional friends of Indian country have urged the Interior Department to approve the Catawba Indian Nation’s trust...

6/30/2014

article Group opposing Catawba Nation casino posts misleading photos
(North Carolina) -- An anti-casino activist who boasts that his Facebook group has more than 1,000 followers has been posting misleading photos in his fight against the...

6/27/2014

article Opponents stepping up fight against proposed Catawba Indian casino in Kings Mountain
(North Carolina) -- Opponents of the Catawba Indian tribe’s plan to build a casino near Kings Mountain are stepping up their fight against the controversial...

5/26/2014

article Catawbas hire NC tribe to build new SC bingo hall
(South Carolina) -- When the Catawba Indians wanted to turn a former grocery store into a bingo hall, they did what any other business would do: They hired a contractor.

5/18/2014

article Catawba, Lumbee Indian nations united by common concerns
(South Carolina) -- When the Catawba Indians wanted to turn a former grocery store into a bingo hall, they did what any other business would do: They hired a contractor...

5/9/2014

article LETTER: Why I'm against proposed casino
(South Carolina) -- The proposed Catawba gaming / casino project has me greatly concerned. As I have followed it in the Kings Mountain Herald plus the Kings Mountain...

4/17/2014

article Opponents say 'casiNO' to Kings Mountain proposal
(North Carolina) -- Opposition to a proposed Catawba Indian Nation casino in Kings Mountain is growing. The recently established Kings Mountain Awareness Group is...

4/9/2014

article Opponents of Kings Mountain casino holding educational sessions for public
(North Carolina) -- As the federal government continues to review the Catawba tribe’s plan to build a casino near Kings Mountain opponents are busy countering...

4/4/2014

article Catawba bingo could return to Rock Hill as soon as next month
(South Carolina) -- The Catawba Indian Nation is looking to bring high-stakes bingo back to Rock Hill as soon as May. That was the word today from Catawba Chief Bill...

4/2/2014

article SC justices say cruise ship exception doesn't mean casinos are allowed on Catawba reservation
(South Carolina) -- A statewide ban on video gambling means that South Carolina's only federally recognized tribe cannot have a casino on its York County reservation...
article SC Justices: No Casino Allowed on Catawba Land
(South Carolina) -- South Carolina's highest court says the state's only federally recognized tribe cannot have a casino on its reservation.
article SC Supreme Court says Catawbas can’t offer video poker on York County reservation
(South Carolina) -- The S.C. Supreme Court has ruled that the Catawba Indian Nation does not have the right to offer video poker on its reservation. The court announced...
article SC Supreme Court says Catawbas can’t offer video poker on York County reservation
(South Carolina) -- The Catawba Indian Nation does not have the right to offer video poker on its reservation, the S.C. Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday.
article Sen. Hayes: Video poker is the ‘crack cocaine’ of gambling
(South Carolina) -- The South Carolina Supreme Court has shot down a request by the Catawba Indian Nation to open video poker gaming facility on its York County...

3/31/2014

article Catawbas forge successful job partnership with BeaconMedaes
(South Carolina) -- When Turgay Ozan arrived in Rock Hill almost three years ago to lead BeaconMedaes’ North American operations, he faced several workforce issues.

3/27/2014

article Report: Economy slows gambling as resort planned for Kings Mountain
(North Carolina) -- A weak economy has slowed gambling revenues at U.S. Indian casinos, according to a national report released Wednesday, as the Catawba Indian Nation...

2/28/2014

article Construction begins on new Catawba bingo parlor in Rock Hill
(South Carolina) -- A subsidiary of the company assisting the Catawba Indian Nation in its efforts to open a gambling casino will manage the tribe’s new bingo...

2/19/2014

article Catawbas take their gambling case to SC Supreme Court in video
(South Carolina) -- This video probably won’t go viral but it’s interesting viewing for those curious about whether the Catawba Indian Nation will ever be...
article Catawbas’ argument for a York County casino now online
(South Carolina) -- Court documents and oral arguments in the Catawba Indian Nation’s case against South Carolina regarding a casino at the tribe’s York...

2/15/2014

article North Carolina casino developer has ties to video poker
(North Carolina) -- A South Carolina Indian tribe's effort to open a gambling casino in neighboring North Carolina is being spearheaded by a businessman with long...

2/8/2014

article Catawba casino developer has long ties to video poker industry [fixed broken link]
(South Carolina) -- A South Carolina businessman with long ties to the video poker industry is at the center of the Catawba tribe’s effort to build a casino in...

2/4/2014

article LETTER: Arguments against Catawba resort don't hold up
(South Carolina) -- In regard to the article your paper wrote on Jan. 19, 2014, under “Politics of the Project” referring to the Catawba Indian nation’...

1/24/2014

article Tribe: Existing SC law allows reservation gambling
(South Carolina) -- South Carolina’s only federally recognized tribe argued before the state’s Supreme Court Wednesday that current law allows them to have a...

1/22/2014

article Catawba casino case goes before S.C. high court
(South Carolina) -- How the S.C. Supreme Court interprets the phrase “to the same extent” may determine whether the Catawba Indian Nation can open a casino...
article Catawba Indian Nation taking bid to build reservation casino to SC Supreme Court
(South Carolina) -- South Carolina's only federally recognized tribe is taking its quest to build a casino to the state Supreme Court.

1/18/2014

article Catawba Indians: Casino project for KM moving forward
(South Carolina) -- Catawba Chief Bill Harris says Cleveland County’s interest in 4,000-plus potential new jobs and availability of interstate-adjacent land made...

1/17/2014

article Catawba Indian Nation chief: County 'caught the eye of everybody' for resort
(North Carolina) -- Cleveland County’s interest in 4,000-plus potential new jobs and availability of interstate-adjacent land made it the Catawba Indian Nation...
article Local experts talk politics of proposed resort project
(North Carolina) -- The Associated Press reported this past week that Gov. Pat McCrory's administration spent months in 2013 discussing the project proposal, an idea...
article Resort application reveals more details about proposed project
(North Carolina) -- This month, through a Freedom of Information Act request by The Star, the U.S. Department of the Interior provided the Catawba Indian Nation’s...

1/13/2014

article Catawbas’ Bid For Off-Reservation Casino Has Precedent
(North Carolina) -- The South Carolina-based Catawba Nation would not be the first Indian tribe to operate a casino in a state where it has no reservation if it is able...
article McCrory aides spent months working on KM casino deal
(North Carolina) -- Gov. Pat McCrory's administration spent months discussing a South Carolina Indian tribe's proposal to build a gambling casino in North...

1/12/2014

article McCrory aides worked on SC tribe's NC casino idea
(North Carolina) -- Internal documents show Gov. Pat McCrory's administration spent months discussing a South Carolina Indian tribe's proposal to build a...

1/11/2014

article On proposed casino, McCrory’s interest faded abruptly
(North Carolina) -- Last April, just months into Gov. Pat McCrory’s first term, his office received a call about a major potential economic development project...

1/7/2014

article Catawbas first looked for York County land before launching NC casino idea
(South Carolina) -- The Catawba Indian Nation hatched the idea for building a $600 million casino in Cleveland County after they were stymied in buying land near its...

1/2/2014

article OP/ED; Catawba bingo hall is welcome addition
(South Carolina) -- The high-stakes bingo parlor the Catawba Indian Nation plans to open on Cherry Road would be an updated and upgraded version of the one it operated...

12/28/2013

article Congress Decree: Only Two North Carolina Tribes Can Have Gaming
(South Carolina) -- While many officials have fully embraced the job-creating gaming operations of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, some other officials have...

12/27/2013

article Catawbas plan bingo hall in South Carolina
(South Carolina) -- The Catawba Indian Nation plans to transform a former grocery store shopping center into a bingo hall in Rock Hill, S.C., Star news partner WSOC-TV...

12/25/2013

article Catawba Indian Nation signs lease on Rock Hill bingo hall
(South Carolina) -- The Catawba Indian Nation has signed a lease with a Cherry Road shopping center owner to bring high-stakes bingo back to Rock Hill by March.

12/22/2013

article No dice for Catawba’s casino bid
(North Carolina) -- The Catawba Indian Nation, a federally recognized South Carolina tribe, has floated a proposal for a 220,000-square-foot casino with two hotels and...

12/18/2013

article OP/ED: Support for resort/casino grows
(North Carolina) -- In recent months, there hasn't been all that much new to say about the proposed Catawba Indian Nation resort and casino planned for Kings...
article OP/ED; No dice for Catawba’s casino bid
(North Carolina) -- When it comes to Vegas-style gaming, Harrah’s Cherokee Casino and Resort has hedged its bets on being the only game in town … in the...

12/17/2013

article Resort support outpacing opposition?
(Alabama) -- A former secretary of the Department of the Interior and an Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians member living in Cleveland County have both come out in support...

12/13/2013

article COLUMN: Only two tribes can game in North Carolina
(South Carolina) -- While many officials have fully embraced the job-creating gaming operations of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, some other officials have...
article Support for Catawba’s North Carolina Casino May Be Outpacing Opposition
(South Carolina) -- A former secretary of the Department of the Interior has come out in support of the South Carolina-based Catawba Indian Nation’s proposal to...

12/5/2013

article Catawbas make case for N.C. land purchase, casino
(North Carolina) -- The Catawba Indian tribe says a 1993 settlement allows the federal government to designate land in North Carolina as a reservation, the first step...

12/4/2013

article Goodwin also opposes Catawba casino
(North Carolina) -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin is adding his name to the list of prominent North Carolina officials opposed to a Catawba tribal casino.

12/2/2013

article Roy Cooper opposes proposed Catawba casino
(North Carolina) -- Roy Cooper is traveling the state as the voice of opposition to Pat McCrory. But one issue where the Democratic attorney general and Republican...

11/29/2013

article LETTER: In support of Catawba resort
(North Carolina) -- This is my first letter to The Star in many years, but I feel compelled to add my voice to the discussion about the Catawba Indian casino/hotel/...

11/4/2013

article SC tribe looks to casino in NC to preserve its heritage
(South Carolina) -- In central South Carolina, clay is pulled from the land near the Catawba River by a Native American tribe of the same name. The loam is processed...

10/31/2013

article BIA urged to reject Catawba Nation casino land-into-trust bid
(North Carolina) -- Lawmakers in North Carolina are asking the Bureau of Indian Affairs to deny the Catawba Nation casino land-into-trust application.

10/30/2013

article NC Senate leaders make legal case against Catawba casino
(North Carolina) -- The legal fight about the Catawba Indian Nation’s plans to build a casino resort in North Carolina is escalating.
article Not in My State / NC governor opposes Catawba casino
(North Carolina) -- North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory said the Catawba Indian Nation, based in South Carolina, is using a loophole to try to open a casino in the state...

10/23/2013

article COLUMN: Should we support a local casino, resort?
(South Carolina) -- Should Cleveland County welcome an Indian resort and casino? The answer you get depends on who you ask. It could provide a job for more than 4,000...

10/10/2013

article Petitioners advocate for proposed Indian resort
(South Carolina) -- Last month more than 100 state House members signed a petition advocating against an Indian resort and casino proposed for the Kings Mountain area.

10/7/2013

article EDITORIAL: We need all kinds of jobs, not just manufacturing
(South Carolina) -- The arrival of October means Election Day isn't far off. In fact, if you're a Shelby or Kingstown resident, it's Tuesday. Everyone else...

10/5/2013

article NPR: Why the Catawbas are seeking a N.C. casino
(North Carolina) -- The Catawba Indian Nation want to build a $340 million casino and resort in Kings Mountain, N.C. – which is 45 miles northwest of their...

10/3/2013

article The Tangled Backstory Of Catawba Nation's North Carolina Casino Quest
(North Carolina) -- The Catawba Indians want to build a $340 million casino and resort in Kings Mountain, North Carolina – which is 45 miles northwest of their...

10/2/2013

article Davis, Queen oppose Catawba Casino
(North Carolina) -- Both state lawmakers who represent Swain County are against a South Carolina tribe building a casino west of Charlotte. While state Rep. Joe Sam...

9/27/2013

article Catawba tribe says North Carolina support not needed for off-reservation casino project
(North Carolina) -- The Catawba Indian Nation’s proposed casino in Cleveland County is drawing ardent opposition in Raleigh, but the tribe says the games could go...

9/25/2013

article Eastern Cherokee Opposition to Catawba Casino Fuels US Senate Race
(North Carolina) -- The South Carolina-based Catawba Indian Nation wants to build a casino just over the state line in North Carolina in a county that is within its...

9/23/2013

article NC Gov. Pat McCrory questions ‘loophole’ Catawba casino would create by opening in Kings Mountain
(North Carolina) -- N.C. Gov. Pat McCrory underscored his opposition to the Catawba Indian Nation’s plans for a casino in Kings Mountain during a morning visit...

9/17/2013

article N.C. Gov. McCrory won’t support Catawba casino in Kings Mountain
(North Carolina) -- Looks like the Catawba Indian Nation isn’t going to get support from N.C. Gov. Pat McCrory for a Kings Mountain casino. I asked McCrory’s...

9/16/2013

article Bad Odds: Catawba casino a long shot in our state
(North Carolina) -- State officials have the right answer, if not necessarily the right reasons, for opposing the Catawba Indian Nation's bid to open a casino just...
article When it comes to N.C. casino project, McCrory's no gambling man
(North Carolina) -- One week after the Catawba Indian Nation set the wheels in motion to build a $600M casino along Interstate 85 in Kings Mountain near Charlotte, Gov....

9/14/2013

article Catawba Indian Nation speaks out about opposition to casino
(North Carolina) -- The Catawba Indian Nation is speaking out on the governor's opposition to a casino in Cleveland County. On Friday, Gov. McCrory joined other...

9/13/2013

article Governor says he hasn't seen an argument that justifies SC-based Catawbas building NC casino
(North Carolina) -- Gov. Pat McCrory says he has strong concerns about a Native American tribe's plans to build a gambling casino on land along a busy North Carolina...
article LETTER: Casino is a bad bet
(North Carolina) -- Much has been written in recent days about the Catawba Indian Nation’s proposal to build a 220,000 square foot Las Vegas-style gambling casino...
article McCrory opposed to Catawba casino proposal
(North Carolina) -- North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory said Friday that he has strong concerns about a Native American tribe's plans to build a gambling casino on land...
article What could local resort jobs mean?
(North Carolina) -- Nearly 25,000 workers in Cleveland and four bordering North Carolina counties are unemployed. Local leaders are working to change that, collaborating...

9/12/2013

article Why does Raleigh oppose proposed resort?
(South Carolina) -- More than 100 state leaders have shown opposition to a new resort and casino that proposes more than 4,000 new jobs for Cleveland County.

9/11/2013

article Catawbas seeking casino in North Carolina
(North Carolina) -- The Catawba Indian Nation is the only federally recognized tribe in the state of South Carolina. The 2,800-member tribe wants to open a casino, but...

9/10/2013

article Catawba chief explains why NC makes sense for casino
(North Carolina) -- Bill Harris, chief of the Catawba Indian Nation, doesn’t understand why some state lawmakers oppose his group’s plans to operate a resort...
article How proposed resort could impact you
(North Carolina) -- It could bring thousands of new jobs to improve a double-digit local unemployment rate. Its tourism would bring revenue from visitors near and far...
article Initial OK up to the feds for casino land: Catawba’s attorney
(North Carolina) -- The state of North Carolina has little to say about the initial steps by the Catawba Indians to establish a casino in Kings Mountain, the tribe...
article Lawmakers trying to block Kings Mountain casino
(North Carolina) -- For the past few months, the Cleveland County Chamber of Commerce has been assisting local officials with the recruitment of a new regional economic...
article Mayor: Consider all impacts of Catawba resort
(North Carolina) -- County leaders have touted the Catawba Indian Nation’s casino resort project as a major boost to the local economy.

9/9/2013

article Catawba Nation files application for NC casino
(North Carolina) -- The Catawba Nation has filed an application with the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs in a first step toward gaining permission to build a casino and...
article Catawbas file application for NC casino project
(North Carolina) -- The Catawba Indian Nation is filing an application with federal officials to buy North Carolina land for a planned gambling casino that the tribe...

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