WCU announces gradual move-out process to limit number of students, helpers on campus

  CULLOWHEE – Western Carolina University students who left personal belongings in on-campus residence halls as the university began to dramatically curtail operations in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic in March will be allowed to retrieve those items during a gradual and controlled 10-day move-out schedule. Through a new process announced More...

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By Scott On Wednesday, April 29th, 2020
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Cherokee’s Memorial Day Fishing Tournament cancelled 

  Due to the Covid-19 threat, the extended closure of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, and the need to protect members of the tribe and the general public, tribal leadership has made the decision to cancel More...

By Scott On Monday, April 27th, 2020
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Educational Outreach unit donates WCU-branded hand sanitizer to Irene Wortham Center

  CULLOWHEE – Western Carolina University’s Division of Educational Outreach recently donated 500 bottles of WCU-branded hand sanitizer to Buncombe County’s Irene Wortham Center in response to an appeal More...

By Scott On Tuesday, April 21st, 2020
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Park announces cancellation of synchronous firefly viewing event

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials have canceled the synchronous firefly viewing event in a continuing effort to support federal, state, and local efforts to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus More...

By Scott On Tuesday, April 21st, 2020
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May, June orientation sessions moving online for incoming WCU students

  CULLOWHEE – Western Carolina University will be moving its on-campus orientation programs scheduled for May and June online and instead of the typical in-person format as the COVID-19 pandemic continues More...

By Scott On Monday, April 20th, 2020
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Park requests transportation and recreation planning feedback

  Great Smoky Mountains National Park is seeking public feedback for multiple transportation and recreation planning efforts that will address visitor access, safety, transportation, and recreation associated More...

By Scott On Friday, April 17th, 2020
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Park and partners launch ‘SmokiEEEs @ Home’ during National Park Week

  Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials invite the public to experience ‘SmokiEEEs @ Home’ during National Park Week. This new website at www.smokieees.org features videos and activities that connect More...

By Scott On Wednesday, April 15th, 2020
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2020 Census adjusting operations in light of COVID-19

  The 2020 Census is underway and more households across America are responding every day. Over 70 million households have responded to date, representing over 48 percent of all households in America. In light More...

By Scott On Tuesday, April 14th, 2020
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SCC holding virtual town hall for businesses impacted by Coronavirus

  SYLVA – The Small Business Center at Southwestern Community College is offering a free, live COVID-19 Virtual Town Hall featuring a panel of key business experts from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, April More...

By Scott On Friday, April 10th, 2020
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Deceased members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (Oct. 1, 2019 – March 31, 2020) 

  This is a list of deceased members of the Tribe whose estate is entitled to a pro rata share of the deceased members per capita distribution of net gaming revenues for the period October 1, 2019-March 31, More...