Cherokee Nation loses nine fluent speakers in September 

  The Cherokee Nation has lost nine fluent Cherokee speakers in the month of September.  Those who passed away include:  – Rachel Mae Best (Dec. 26, 1942 – Sept. 1, 2020)  – Eliza Mae Deere (June 12, 1942 – Sept. 9, 2020)  – Nathaniel Teehee (April 12, 1942 – Sept. 11, 2020)  – Melvin T. McCoy (June More...

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By Scott On Saturday, October 10th, 2020
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COVID-19 cluster at Big Cove church 

  The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) Public Health and Human Services (PHHS) and Cherokee Indian Hospital Authority announced on Friday, Oct. 9 they have identified a COVID-19 cluster associated with More...

By Scott On Friday, October 9th, 2020
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Cherokee Centrals Schools to remain remote “until further notice”

  By JONAH LOSSIAH  ONE FEATHER STAFF    The Cherokee Central Schools (CCS) Board of Education has reversed its decision to reopen their school system.  It will remain in remote learning, per a decision More...

By Scott On Tuesday, October 6th, 2020
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Tribe reporting COVID-19 uptick due to “community spread”

  By SCOTT MCKIE B.P. ONE FEATHER STAFF   The community of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) is facing a significant uptick in COVID-19 cases due to gatherings, according to information from More...

By Scott On Monday, October 5th, 2020
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Tribal Court Judgment Summary for Sept. 30

  Blanton, Shannon 14-15.1 Public Intoxication – Guilty, Prayer for Judgment Continued 14-10.60 Larceny – Dismissed 14-60.30 False Pretenses – Dismissed 14-25.12 Disorderly Conduct – Guilty, Prayer More...

By Scott On Monday, October 5th, 2020
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Federal court orders forfeiture of drug house near WCU

  ASHEVILLE – U.S. Attorney R. Andrew Murray announced on Monday, Oct. 5 that the U.S. District Court in Asheville has ordered the forfeiture of a residence located at 129 Reservoir Ridge Drive, in Cullowhee, More...

By Scott On Friday, October 2nd, 2020
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Woman suffers cardiac event in Cades Cove

  Great Smoky Mountains National Park rangers responded to a report of a woman in cardiac distress in Cades Cove on Tuesday, Sept. 29 at 2:31 p.m. Ima M. King, 82, of Knoxville, Tenn., experienced a cardiac More...

By Scott On Thursday, October 1st, 2020
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Tribe, State moving into Phase III of COVID re-opening 

  By SCOTT MCKIE B.P. ONE FEATHER STAFF   Both the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) and the State of North Carolina are moving into Phase III of COVID-19 re-opening beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday, More...

By Scott On Wednesday, September 30th, 2020
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Asheville man facing state charges following alleged bomb threat 

  Josiah A. Hemmen, 25, of Asheville, is facing a state charge of False Bomb Report (public building) after he allegedly called in a bomb threat on Wednesday, Sept. 9.   According to a report issued by the More...

By Scott On Wednesday, September 30th, 2020
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Operations moving forward at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino 

  By JONAH LOSSIAH ONE FEATHER STAFF    The Harrah’s Cherokee Casino and Resort was one of the first major retail operations in Cherokee that reopened after the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown.  Harrah’s More...