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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 […]

By Scott On Tuesday, July 9th, 2013
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Vacation Bible School at Waterfalls Baptist

July 22-26 from 6-8pm at Waterfalls Baptist Church.  Ages 2-adult.  Everyone is invited.  Info: 497-9680

By Scott On Tuesday, July 9th, 2013
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Vacation Bible School at Shoal Creek Baptist

July 17-20 from 5:30-8:30pm at Shoal Creek Baptist Church in Whittier.  Children and youth will experience an outdoor adventure of “God’s Backyard Bible Camp Under the Stars”.  Bible study, games, crafts and snacks will be provided.  Info: Pastor Steve 788-0355, Shirley 488-3532, Robin 488-6618

By Scott On Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013
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Letter of thanks and appreciation

Buddy Johnson and family would like to acknowledge and give thanks to God and all those folks associated with our recent fund raiser. Kudos to the Yellowhill Community Club for their warm welcome and use of their building.  Also, I would like to thank all of you that contributed to our cause.  Lastly, I would like to apologize to those folks […]

By Scott On Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013
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Benefit for Judy Maney

July 12 at 11am at Yellowhill Community Building.  $8/with drink, menu consists of: fresh corn, fresh green beans, fresh squash, new potatoes, slice of ham, sliced cucumber and tomatoes, cornbread.  Walk-ins welcome or delivery upon request (five or more orders).  Proceeds will go to help with medical bills.  Info: Lou Johnson 788-2853, Dinah Jumper 507-2010, […]

By Scott On Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013
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William “Bill” Reed – obituary

William “Bill” Reed – obituary

By Scott On Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013
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Park visitors urged to exercise caution near rivers

Great Smoky Mountains National Park rangers are reminding visitors that water recreation is not recommended in the Park due to numerous hazards and dangers. Weather forecasts for the Fourth of July holiday week include heavy rain and thunderstorms which can cause river levels to rise rapidly. Serious water-related injuries occur each year in the Park […]

By Scott On Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013
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American Cancer Society needs volunteers to help educate community on cancer

The American Cancer Society is looking for volunteers who are members of the Eastern Band of Cherokees and live and work within the Cherokee communities to educate local men and women about breast, cervical and colorectal cancer. It wants to help these community members to participate in lifesaving screening tests.

By Scott On Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013
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Cherokee hosts National HIV Testing Day event

Cherokee Community Health with its many healthcare partners, observed Cherokee’s 2nd annual “ National HIV Testing Day” on Thursday, June 27 by sponsoring an Island Celebration .

By Scott On Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013
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Speaker Consortium meets in Cherokee

The Speaker Consortium, which consists of fluent Cherokee from the Cherokee Nation, the United Keetoowah Band, and the Eastern Band of Cherokee, met in Cherokee and Robbinsville last week to discuss the Cherokee language.