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By Scott On Friday, July 12th, 2013
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New Qualla Arts & Crafts members chosen

Qualla Arts & Crafts Mutual, Inc. held its quarterly meeting and new member dinner at the Birdtown Community Building on Thursday, July 11.

By Scott On Thursday, July 11th, 2013
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Unto These Hills Educational Fund announces scholarship recipients

The Unto These Hills Educational Fund Committee met on Thursday, July 11, 2013 and announced the following students were selected to receive their scholarship for the 2013-2014 school year:  Jason Nickerson, Stacy Smith Ledford, Douglas McCoy, Alexa Rae Armachain, Stephan Swimmer, Autumn “Leigh-Anne” Ledford, Hana Bushyhead, Joseph Owle, Tristan “Paige” Jackson, Tsaladi Sequoyah, Robert Waldroup, […]

By Scott On Thursday, July 11th, 2013
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MTW Vacation Bible School flyer

By Scott On Thursday, July 11th, 2013
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MARTIAL ARTS: Figueroa wins National Championship

Jackson Figueroa, a member of the Yellowhill Judo Club, won the Junior Judo National Championship for his division at the USJA/USJF National Junior Judo Championships held at Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh, Pa. on July 5-7. Other Yellowhill Judo Club members placed at the event in their respective divisions including: Silver Medalists – John “Ian” […]

By Scott On Thursday, July 11th, 2013
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Elk are thriving in Park

Re-introduced to the area 12 years ago, elk have quickly become a stately symbol of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and surrounding areas. When the elk are in the fields at Cataloochee or at the Oconaluftee Visitors Center, cars filled with tourists line up to catch a view of the majestic animals.

By Scott On Thursday, July 11th, 2013
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Injuries sustained by falling tree in Cades Cove

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Communications Center received a report around 4pm on Wednesday, July 10 of visitors who were struck by a falling tree at Missionary Baptist Church in Cades Cove. Rangers were dispatched to the scene and found a 41 year old female, who had been knocked unconscious, as well as her 1 […]

By Scott On Wednesday, July 10th, 2013
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Kolanvyi Fundaising event (new date)

Saturday, July 27 *Cornhole tournament – Registration fee $30 team – bring own partner.  Deadline to enter is 10am on July 20,  1st and 2nd place paid.   Double elimination *Volleyball tournament – Registration Fee $50 team – 5 person team,   3 men, 2 women at all times – double elimination.    1st place paid. *Tube rides – $3 each tube […]

By Scott On Wednesday, July 10th, 2013
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Unto These Hills Performing Arts School seeking fall semester students

If you have an interest in acting, singing and theatre world, then join the Unto These Hills Mountainside Theatre Performing Arts School located at 564 Tsali Blvd. in Cherokee.  This is located across the street from the Museum of the Cherokee Indian.  Applications are now being accepted, and scholarship are available for the fall semester. […]

By Scott On Wednesday, July 10th, 2013
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2nd Annual Youth Track Meet flyer and applications (updated with new age groups)

The 2nd Annual Youth Track Meet is scheduled for Aug. 1-2 at the Acquoni Expo Center track.

By Scott On Wednesday, July 10th, 2013
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DNA testing schedule for August 2013

The last day to be DNA tested in time for the Sept. 16 deadline will be Friday, Aug. 30 The following dates are available to schedule appointments for DNA collection: Friday, Aug. 2 Thursday, Aug. 8 Friday, Aug. 9 Wednesday, Aug. 14 Friday, Aug. 16 Wednesday, Aug. 21 Thursday, Aug. 22 Friday, Aug. 23 Wednesday, […]

By Scott On Wednesday, July 10th, 2013
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WNC Lady Royals win 7th grade National Championship

The WNC Lady Royals 7th Grade team won the AYBA Division I National Championship on July 4 in Concord.  The Lady Royals defeated teams from North Carolina, Maryland, and Washington, DC.  Team members include players from Carolina Day, Cherokee, Swain, Cane River, Erwin, and Reynolds Middle Schools including three EBCI tribal members: Timiyah Brown, Tori […]

By Scott On Tuesday, July 9th, 2013
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20th Annual Kenny Wildcatt Memorial Horseshoe Tournament

July 13 at 11am behind the Birdtown Gym.  Entry fee: $50/team.  Indian dinners and frybread will be available as long as they last.  50/50 drawing.  No alcohol allowed.  Info: 736-7116, 788-0468, 788-1040

By Scott On Tuesday, July 9th, 2013
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Rain no match for Cherokee Runners Third Annual Sunset 5K

The Cherokee Runners staged its third annual Sunset 5K and Fun Run on Thursday, July 4. Even with the pouring rain, everyone had a great time. Runners from as far away as Oklahoma, Florida and New Jersey competed, along with fifteen new runners from the Cherokee Runners Couch to 5K program.

By Scott On Tuesday, July 9th, 2013
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College Opportunities: Get your college checklist going early

Finally, it’s SENIOR year at long last! Like most rising high school seniors, I look forward to  attending football games, planning for prom, ordering my senior pictures, taking my last SAT and ACT tests, and yes…applying to college.  But, planning for college shouldn’t wait until you’re officially a senior; planning should start at the beginning […]

By Scott On Tuesday, July 9th, 2013
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Swan no longer Cherokee Central Schools superintendent

After several constructive discussions regarding the future direction of the Cherokee Central Schools, the CCS Board of Education and Superintendent Walt Swan mutually agreed to end his current employment contract.

By Scott On Tuesday, July 9th, 2013
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Sherman Taylor Family Reunion (updated listing)

Aug. 11 at 1pm at the Tsali Manor Pavilion. Bring family photos.  Children’s games to be held. Door prizes are being collected.  Bring a covered dish.  Info: Bessie Welch 497-0208, Katie Cooper 788-3133, Nancy Driver 497-0206, Stacy Rogers 508-0392

By Scott On Tuesday, July 9th, 2013
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Thank you letter from Chris Arch and Family

On June 22, I went to Baptist Hospital for a kidney transplant.  The surgery took 4 hours and went well.  I will be going for follow up visits for the next several weeks.  I want to thank my brother Tuff for driving me and Mom down on such short notice. Thank you to other family […]