Longtime former Museum director passes away 

    By SCOTT MCKIE B.P. ONE FEATHER STAFF    A man who became synonymous with the preservation of Cherokee history and culture through his work at the Museum of the Cherokee Indian has passed away.  Ken Blankenship, an elder of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians from the Big Cove Community who served as executive director at the Museum More...

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By Scott On Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021
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EBCI holds second-dose vaccine clinic 

  By JONAH LOSSIAH ONE FEATHER STAFF    Hundreds of people in Cherokee received their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine thanks to another mass clinic held at Tribal Bingo on Wednesday, March 3. Charlene More...

By Scott On Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021
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Anniversary approaching of Cherokee’s first COVID-19 case 

  By SCOTT MCKIE B.P. ONE FEATHER STAFF    Later this month, the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) will mark a year since the first case of COVID-19 was reported in the Cherokee community.  Tribal More...

By Scott On Thursday, February 25th, 2021
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‘We’re ready today’: Long released on unsecured bond, prepares for trial

  By JONAH LOSSIAH ONE FEATHER STAFF    The case involving Benjamin Cody Long will continue on April 28, and the defense looks to go to trial. Thursday morning (Feb. 25) marked the latest pre-trial date More...

By Scott On Thursday, February 25th, 2021
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The EBCI Tribal Option and what it means for Medicaid beneficiaries

    Eligible Medicaid members will begin to receive letters on Monday, March 15 from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) notifying Medicaid beneficiaries of open enrollment More...

By Scott On Wednesday, February 17th, 2021
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Benjamin Cody Long dismissed of felony charges in cyberattack case

  By JONAH LOSSIAH ONE FEATHER STAFF    Tribal prosecutors of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) have dismissed both felony charges against Benjamin Cody Long.  Long was arraigned and detained More...

By Scott On Thursday, February 11th, 2021
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Vaccine event in Cherokee accelerates rollout

  By JONAH LOSSIAH  ONE FEATHER STAFF    The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) ramped up COVID-19 vaccine distribution with the first fully public event on Wednesday, Feb. 10. Hosted at Tribal More...

By Scott On Thursday, February 4th, 2021
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Cherokee Cinemas and More to open after a year-long shutdown 

  By SCOTT MCKIE B.P. ONE FEATHER STAFF    After being closed for a year due to COVID-19, Cherokee Cinemas and More is set to re-open its doors on Friday, March 19.   “We believe we will have the More...

By Scott On Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021
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CCS to remain virtual until March

  By JONAH LOSSIAH  ONE FEATHER STAFF    In a 5-to-1 vote this week, the Cherokee Central Schools (CCS) Board of Education chose to remain entirely virtual until at least Monday, March 15. In place of More...

By Scott On Monday, February 1st, 2021
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Cherokee Police Commission holds first meeting of 2021

  By JONAH LOSSIAH ONE FEATHER STAFF    The Cherokee Police Commission, of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) began Wednesday’s (Jan. 27) meeting by first introducing Kym Parker as the newest More...