School Board debates how to increase drug awareness

  By JONAH LOSSIAH One Feather Staff   The Cherokee Central Schools (CCS) Board of Education spent a large portion of their Monday, July 26 meeting discussing possibilities for combatting the drug issues on the Qualla Boundary. The Board welcomed to the meeting Josh Taylor from Tribal Alcohol Law Enforcement (ALE) and CCS Student Resource More...

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By Scott On Tuesday, July 27th, 2021
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Signs unveiled officially naming Beloved Man Dr. Jerry Wolfe Highway

  By SCOTT MCKIE B.P. One Feather Staff   A sign was unveiled on the warm summer afternoon of Tuesday, July 27 designating a stretch of US 441 from Exit 74 to the intersection of N.C. 19 as the Beloved More...

By Scott On Tuesday, July 27th, 2021
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COVID-19 cases increasing again in Cherokee

  By SCOTT MCKIE B.P. One Feather Staff   After several months of very low case counts of COVID-19 being reported by the EBCI (Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians) Joint Information Center (JIC), the Tribe More...

By Scott On Tuesday, July 27th, 2021
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Graham County man sentenced for sexual assaults of a child

  Following a two-week trial, a Graham County jury on Friday, July 23 returned a guilty verdict in 45 minutes against Casey Haney, 39, for repeated sexual assaults of a child, District Attorney Ashley Hornsby More...

By Scott On Tuesday, July 27th, 2021
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Long denied right to deposition of witnesses

  By JONAH LOSSIAH One Feather Staff   The pre-trial of Benjamin Cody Long continued Monday, July 26 to resolve an issue between the defense and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) Office of the More...

By Scott On Monday, July 26th, 2021
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Single vehicle collision on Foothills Parkway results in two fatalities 

  Great Smoky Mountains National Park rangers responded to a single-vehicle collision on the Foothills Parkway near the intersection with U.S. 321 at Wears Valley at approximately 7:04 p.m. on Sunday, July More...

By Scott On Monday, July 26th, 2021
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Police Commission discusses narcotics and animal control

  By JONAH LOSSIAH One Feather Staff   The Cherokee Police Commission held its last meeting on Thursday, July 15 and spent most of it discussing the drug issues on the Qualla Boundary. The monthly audience More...

By Scott On Sunday, July 25th, 2021
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Tribes enter into MOA with Western Carolina Univ. for language preservation

  By SCOTT MCKIE B.P. One Feather Staff   A little more than two years after the three federally recognized tribes of Cherokee people declared a state of emergency for the Cherokee language, a new agreement More...

By Scott On Friday, July 23rd, 2021
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Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians receives Homeowner Assistance Funds

  The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) has received $2,646,585 in Homeowner Assistance Funds (HAF) under the American Rescue Act Plan.  HAF will be administered by the Tribe’s Cherokee Indian Division More...

By Scott On Thursday, July 22nd, 2021
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Smith sworn in as assistant D.A. in Haywood County

  Sworn-in Monday, July 19, Haywood County native Christopher Smith is now an assistant district attorney assigned to the 43rd Prosecutorial District’s Waynesville office. Smith graduated Tuscola High School. More...