WCU faculty, students with Chinese ties bring much-needed surgical masks to area

CULLOWHEE – A chat room conversation between colleagues at Western Carolina University with ties to China led to fast action that is putting surgical masks into the hands of front-line health workers in the region’s smaller care facilities. Yue Cai Hillon, professor of management at WCU, said the effort began with the simple, but oft-repeated More...

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By Scott On Monday, March 30th, 2020
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‘Being prepared is key’: CCS feeding students despite elongated closure

  By JONAH LOSSIAH ONE FEATHER STAFF    When N.C. Governor Roy Cooper ordered the closure of all public schools on March 14, the first question on a lot of minds was, ‘what about families that rely More...

By Scott On Monday, March 30th, 2020
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Cherokee Choices providing online exercise programs during quarantine 

  By SCOTT MCKIE B.P. ONE FEATHER STAFF    With families of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) quarantining themselves to help stop the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), an EBCI tribal program More...

By Scott On Friday, March 27th, 2020
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Tribal officials report first case of COVID-19 on Qualla Boundary 

  By SCOTT MCKIE B.P. ONE FEATHER STAFF    Tribal officials of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians announced the first confirmed case of coronavirus (COVID-19) on the Qualla Boundary during a press conference More...

By Scott On Thursday, March 26th, 2020
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COVID-19 cases in North Carolina through March 26 

  Note: These figures were compiled by Dr. Reva Ballew using data from the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services.  March 3: First case of COVID-NC in North Carolina.  This person was in Wake County More...

By Scott On Wednesday, March 25th, 2020
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North Carolina reports first COVID-19 associated deaths

  The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is reporting the first COVID-19 associated deaths. A person from Cabarrus County died on March 24 from complications associated with the virus. The More...

By Scott On Tuesday, March 24th, 2020
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Cherokee Indian Hospital officials urge self-isolation while awaiting COVID-19 test results 

  By SCOTT MCKIE B.P. ONE FEATHER STAFF    Cherokee Indian Hospital Authority (CIHA) officials are urging members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) to self-isolate, especially while awaiting More...

By Scott On Wednesday, March 18th, 2020
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Listing of dining options in Cherokee (as of March 19)

  Due to the dine-in restrictions for restaurants, due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), issued by Principal Chief Richard G. Sneed and Gov. Roy Cooper on Tuesday, March 17, the One Feather provides this listing More...

By Scott On Sunday, March 15th, 2020
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Tribe, casino to maintain operations; schools closing due to coronavirus

  By SCOTT MCKIE B.P. ONE FEATHER STAFF    With nationwide closures and cancellations mounting due to the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), several of the major entities of the Eastern Band of Cherokee More...

By Scott On Saturday, March 14th, 2020
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North Carolina schools, Cherokee Central Schools to close for two weeks due to coronavirus

  ONE FEATHER STAFF REPORT    Following nationwide closings and cancellations of events due to the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper issued an executive order this afternoon, More...