Cherokee Nation postpones opening cultural tourism sites

  TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — Cherokee Nation is postponing the planned reopening of its cultural tourism sites, originally slated to begin mid-July. In coordination with the tribe’s phased reopening plans and the recently announced delay of phase three, all tribal museums, welcome centers, retail operations and the Cherokee Heritage Center will begin More...

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By Scott On Sunday, July 5th, 2020
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Sequoyah Birthplace Museum cancels events 

  VONORE, Tenn. – The Sequoyah Birthplace Museum, located in Vonore, Tenn., has announced that several fall events have been cancelled due to COVID-19.  “It is with great sadness that we announce More...

By Scott On Tuesday, June 30th, 2020
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Swain Arts Center 2020 Open Juried Photography Competition

  The Swain Arts Center will host its fourth annual Open Juried Photography Competition on Oct. 17.  This year there will be two categories for photographs:  Weather Scenes and Mountain Views.  Submissions More...

By Scott On Wednesday, June 24th, 2020
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68th Annual Cherokee National Holiday to be “Virtual Holiday”

  TAHLEQUAH, Okla. – Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr., announced today that the 68th Annual Cherokee National Holiday will be a “virtual Holiday” this year. Traditionally, the Cherokee More...

By Scott On Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020
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Southwestern Community College announces official start date, revised format for fall semester

  SYLVA – Southwestern Community College will start its fall semester as scheduled on Aug. 17, and officials are rolling out a number of schedule adjustments and format changes to help keep students and employees More...

By Scott On Friday, June 19th, 2020
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Large events, gatherings curtailed for fall 2020 semester at WCU

  CULLOWHEE – Several events typically on the fall semester calendar at Western Carolina University are canceled for 2020 as part of significant changes to campus activities necessitated by state and health More...

By Scott On Friday, June 19th, 2020
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Cherokee Nation museums, Cherokee Heritage Center announce reopening plans beginning July 15

 TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — Cherokee Nation announced today a phased approach to reopen cultural tourism sites beginning Wednesday, July 15. The organizations temporarily suspended operations following the state of More...

By Scott On Thursday, June 18th, 2020
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Updates to Cherokee’s fishing tournaments 

  EBCI Natural Resources officials have announced that the remaining tagged fish tournaments in Cherokee are on schedule to proceed.  The Tim Hill Memorial Fish Tournament in July and the Qualla Country Fish More...

By Scott On Wednesday, June 17th, 2020
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Mountain Heritage Day will not take place this year

  CULLOWHEE – Mountain Heritage Day, the annual community and campus celebration of Southern Appalachian culture presented by Western Carolina University since 1974, will not happen this year. Organizers More...

By Scott On Saturday, June 6th, 2020
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Park set to restore limited campground and Visitor Center services

  Social distancing decals have been placed on the floor of the Sugarlands Visitor Center in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. (NPS photos) Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials announced More...