Swain County positive cases attended community gatherings 

  The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Public Health and Human Services (PHHS) and Cherokee Indian Hospital Authority (CIHA) identified two Swain County residents on Thursday, May 28 who tested positive for COVID-19 at a Cherokee Indian Hospital Authority drive-thru testing site. One resident is currently hospitalized and the other is isolated More...

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By Scott On Wednesday, May 27th, 2020
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Harrah’s Cherokee Casinos opening Thursday morning

Harrah’s Cherokee Casinos have announced that it will open to the public at 6am on Thursday, May 28, in accordance with directives from the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI). The properties initially More...

By Scott On Friday, May 22nd, 2020
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School Board finalizes operating budget for 2020-21

  By JONAH LOSSIAH ONE FEATHER STAFF    The May 15 meeting of the Cherokee Central Schools (CCS) Board of Education was called to order with Chairperson Jennifer Thompson; Vice Chair Isaac Long; Secretary More...

By Scott On Thursday, May 21st, 2020
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Tribe, State of North Carolina moving into Phase II of re-opening 

  By SCOTT MCKIE B.P. ONE FEATHER STAFF    People on the Qualla Boundary and throughout the State of North Carolina will be able to sit down and have a meal in a restaurant again, get their hair cut, More...

By Scott On Wednesday, May 20th, 2020
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Bicyclist fatality following cardiac arrest on Foothills Parkway

  Great Smoky Mountains National Park rangers responded to a medical emergency involving a bicyclist on the Foothills Parkway at 11:16 a.m. on Sunday, May 17. Michael Barker, 59 from Seymour, Tenn., was riding More...

By Scott On Tuesday, May 19th, 2020
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Nikwasi Initiative hires first executive director

  Following an extensive talent search, Nikwasi Initiative (N.I.) has hired Elaine Eisenbraun of Long Creek, Ore., as its first executive director.  “Elaine has already begun working from her home, and will More...

By Scott On Tuesday, May 19th, 2020
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Tsali Care staff taking precautions to safeguard residents 

  By SCOTT MCKIE B.P. ONE FEATHER STAFF    Tsali Care Center is currently testing residents and staff for the coronavirus (COVID-19) in efforts to stay ahead of the game in the fight against the virus.  More...

By Scott On Wednesday, May 13th, 2020
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Cherokee’s Immediate Care Center closing until further notice on May 15

  By SCOTT MCKIE B.P. ONE FEATHER STAFF    The Immediate Care Center (ICC) in Cherokee will close until further notice on Friday, May 15.  The Center is operated by the Cherokee Indian Hospital Authority More...

By Scott On Tuesday, May 12th, 2020
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Vice Chief submits legislation to harshen penalties for tribal drug offenses 

  By SCOTT MCKIE B.P. ONE FEATHER STAFF    In an effort to combat the illicit drug issue on the tribal lands of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI), Vice Chief Alan B. Ensley has submitted legislation More...

By Scott On Friday, May 8th, 2020
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Tribe delays opening; Harrah’s Cherokee casinos starting phased re-opening 

  By SCOTT MCKIE B.P. ONE FEATHER STAFF    In the current, unpredictable landscape surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, things change sometimes hourly and that is no different for the Eastern More...