Veteran dies by suicide at the Charles George VA Medical Center

  ASHEVILLE — On Sunday, Aug. 4, at approximately 8:48 a.m., a veteran died by suicide in the visitor parking lot of Charles George VA Medical Center. The Asheville Police Department is investigating the incident. “We are saddened by this loss and extend our deepest condolences to the Veteran’s family, friends and caregivers,” Charles More...

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By Scott On Friday, August 2nd, 2019
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Tribal Court Docket for Aug. 7

  This is a criminal docket date for the Cherokee Tribal Court.  All of the defendants listed have only been charged with the crimes/offenses listed and should be considered innocent until proven guilty in More...

By Scott On Friday, August 2nd, 2019
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Senate Committee approves Coharie tribal member’s nomination as NIGC chair, now onto full Senate

  By SCOTT MCKIE B.P. ONE FEATHER STAFF   E. Sequoyah Simermeyer is one step closer to being named the new chairperson of the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC). The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs More...

By Scott On Friday, August 2nd, 2019
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Heavy rainstorm results in rock slides, downed trees, and motorist fatality on Spur

  At approximately 3 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 1, the northern area of Great Smoky Mountains National Park near Gatlinburg, Tenn. experienced extremely heavy rainfall causing multiple small rock slides, downed More...

By Scott On Thursday, August 1st, 2019
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TERO recipient of Governor’s NCWorks Award of Distinction

During the regular session of Tribal Council on Thursday, Aug. 1, officials from the Oconaluftee Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center (JCCCC), the nominating agency, recognized the TERO program as the 2019 recipient More...

By Scott On Wednesday, July 31st, 2019
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Lynch found alive in Park after four nights missing

  After spending four nights lost in the backcountry of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Kevin Mark Lynch was found by searchers.  At approximately 4:25 p.m. on Wednesday, July 31, searchers discovered More...

By Scott On Wednesday, July 31st, 2019
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Search efforts continue in Park for missing Kevin Lynch

A grid team navigates dense vegetation in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park while searching for Kevin Lynch who has been missing since Saturday, July 27. (National Park Service photos)   Great Smoky Mountains More...

By Scott On Monday, July 29th, 2019
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Hitting the ground running: Harrah’s Cherokee working on sportsbooks

  By SCOTT MCKIE B.P. ONE FEATHER STAFF   One business day after N.C. Governor Roy Cooper signed legislation making sports betting legal for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, Harrah’s Cherokee Casinos More...

By Scott On Monday, July 29th, 2019
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Park searching for missing person in North Carolina

  Drivers License photo of Kevin Mark Lynch The attached photo was taken of Lynch on the day he was last seen. He was wearing a brown colored shirt and hat. (Photo provided by NPS) Great Smoky Mountains National More...

By Scott On Saturday, July 27th, 2019
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Gov. Cooper ratifies Tribe’s sport betting bill

  By SCOTT MCKIE B.P. ONE FEATHER STAFF   The ability to place bets on sports games and off-track horse racing at the two casinos operated by the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) is now legal. North More...