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By Scott On Friday, September 13th, 2013
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Student Opportunities: Your College Entrance Essay, the words that define you

You’ve heard it before from most English teachers in school; write a 1000 word essay of your choice. You begin to scramble for ideas, clever approaches, and interesting slants on the subject provided, but this time… the subject is YOU. Most colleges ask for these essays so that the student becomes more to them than […]

By Scott On Friday, September 13th, 2013
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2014 Costa Rica Eco-Study Tour seeking participants

High school students ages 14 – 17, are you looking for an adventure that takes you out of your comfort zone for 12 days, while learning in an Eco-friendly environment serving people from a different culture?  With the goal to help you develop leadership skills, the Costa Rica Eco-Study tour is for you. Tour dates […]

By Scott On Friday, September 13th, 2013
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Park Superintendent to retire

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Superintendent, Dale Ditmanson, announced plans to retire on Jan. 3, 2014 after 36 years with the National Park Service (NPS). He has served in the Smokies as Superintendent since May of 2004 and has been recognized for his exceptional leadership as the 2009 Southeast Region’s Superintendent of the Year and […]

By Scott On Friday, September 13th, 2013
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JV FOOTBALL: Robbinsville 44 Cherokee 36

The JV Robbinsville Black Knights defeated the JV Braves 44-36 at Robbinsville on Thursday, Sept. 12.

By Scott On Friday, September 13th, 2013
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EBCI Transit shopping trip to Tennessee

EBCI Transit is offering a special shopping trip to Pigeon Forge, Tenn. to the Tanger Outlet on Wednesday, Sept. 18.  The bus will leave Transit at 4:30pm en route to Tennessee and will leave the Tanger Outlet at 9pm to return to Cherokee.  The price is $20 per person, and you are responsible for your […]

By Scott On Friday, September 13th, 2013
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TCP-Inventory Building & Landfill site closing

The TCP-Inventory Building & Landfill site will be closed Thursday, Sept. 19 and Friday, Sept. 20.  The Inventory staff will be preparing for the Year-End count and audit.  Both locations will also be closed on Wednesday, Sept. 25 from 7:45am – 12:45pm.  

By Scott On Thursday, September 12th, 2013
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Big Y Meeting rescheduled

Big Y has rescheduled their meeting for this coming Tuesday, Sept. 17 at 6pm at the Big Y Community Building.

By Scott On Thursday, September 12th, 2013
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Congressman Meadows nominated as UN Rep.

WASHINGTON – Representative Mark Meadows (R-NC) released the following statement after President Obama nominated him to be a Representative of the United States to the Sixty-eighth Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations on Thursday, Sept. 12. “I am honored to have been selected as a congressional delegate to the United Nations and […]

By Scott On Thursday, September 12th, 2013
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Area farmers eligible for flood damage

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack declared a natural disaster in the State of Tennessee on Aug. 28 based on damages and losses caused by excessive rain and flooding that occurred from March 1 and continuing.  In accordance with Section 321(a) of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act, six adjacent counties in North Carolina are named […]

By Scott On Thursday, September 12th, 2013
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Fall Harvest to be celebrated at the Mountain Farm Museum

The annual Mountain Life Festival in Great Smoky Mountains National Park will take place on Saturday, Sept. 21 from 10am – 4pm at the Mountain Farm Museum adjacent to the Oconaluftee Visitor Center just outside of Cherokee. This event continues to preserve the legacy of Appalachian folkways and is a tribute to the many families […]

By Scott On Thursday, September 12th, 2013
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EBCI Energy Tip of the Week (week of Sept. 19)

By Scott On Thursday, September 12th, 2013
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Cherokee remains found in Tennessee cave

Remains of 15 individuals that are possibly more than one thousand years old were inadvertently found by spelunkers this spring in a cave in Tennessee.

By Scott On Thursday, September 12th, 2013
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Jackson County Democrats Qualla Precinct Meeting

Sept. 26 at 5:30pm at the Qualla Community Building.  This is for all Democrats in Cherokee and in the Qualla Community.  Bring a covered dish to share with others, your favorite beverage and non-perished food items to be donated to the Grace House Food Pantry in Whittier or school supplies for Smoky Mountain Elementary School.  […]

By Scott On Thursday, September 12th, 2013
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Region A Partnership for Childrens seeks nominations for Champions for Children Awards

The Region A Partnership for Children (RAPC) is celebrating 20 years of success with Smart Start this year! Smart Start is the nationally recognized, statewide early childhood initiative that creates, coordinates and mobilizes resources for children birth to five years old and their families. This year, the RAPC will honor Champions for Children in western […]

By Scott On Wednesday, September 11th, 2013
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Congressman’s thoughts on Sept. 11 anniversary

WASHINGTON – Representative Mark Meadows (R-NC) released the following statement today on the 12th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. “On this 12th anniversary of September 11th, 2001, we remember those who lost their lives in such a horrific attack on our nation,” Rep. Meadows said.  “Our first responders deserve our deepest gratitude for their […]

By Scott On Wednesday, September 11th, 2013
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Wilson overseeing Western North Carolina Leadership Initiative

Juanita Wilson, an alumna of Western Carolina University and EBCI tribal member, has joined the staff of WCU’s Division of Educational Outreach as director of the Western North Carolina Leadership Initiative.

By Scott On Wednesday, September 11th, 2013
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Thank you from the family of Jess Toineeta

The family of Jess Toineeta would like to thank all of those that sent flowers, food, thoughts and prayers during our time of hurt. Special thanks to Tribal EMS and Fire Department, Jessica Lambert and Jim Panther, Chief Hicks, Vice Chief Blythe, Tribal Construction, Glen Bradley, Brian Waldroup, George Burgess, Travis Smith, Adam Brown, B. and […]