Cherokee watches frog swallow the sun

he frog swallowed the sun in Cherokee on the afternoon of Monday, Aug. 21 as a rare total solar eclipse was visible.

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By Scott On Thursday, August 17th, 2017
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Court of Appeals overturns ruling in Bear Zoo case

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals has overturned a lower court’s decision in a case involving bears kept at the Cherokee Bear Zoo in downtown Cherokee.

By Scott On Tuesday, August 15th, 2017
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Solar eclipse impacting Cherokee, entire region

The town of Cherokee is fortunate to be in the viewing path as the frog swallows the sun (i.e. a total solar eclipse) on the afternoon of Monday, Aug. 21. This rare event is drawing thousands upon thousands of spectators to the areas in western North Carolina that are in the path of the eclipse.

By Scott On Thursday, August 10th, 2017
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Cherokee Hospital Pharmacy distributing Narcan

In an effort to reduce opioid overdose deaths in the community, the Cherokee Indian Hospital Pharmacy has begun distributing naloxone, sometimes referred to by the brand name Narcan, kits free of charge to the public.

By Scott On Wednesday, August 9th, 2017
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Chief Sneed ratifies purchase of land adjacent to Nikwasi Mound

Principal Chief Richard G. Sneed ratified legislation on Wednesday, Aug. 9 that authorizes the purchase of 0.59 acres of land adjacent to the Nikwasi Mound.

By Scott On Friday, August 4th, 2017
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Council formalizes approval of Special Election for Vice Chief

For the second time in a week, Tribal Council voted to have a Special Election to fill the vacancy of Vice Chief of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.

By Scott On Thursday, August 3rd, 2017
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Council approves needle exchange program

Council took action to help curb the spread of disease from dirty needles and passed a clean needle exchange program during its regular session on Thursday, Aug. 3.

By Scott On Thursday, August 3rd, 2017
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Tribe to purchase land adjacent to Nikwasi Mound

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians will soon own a small tract of land in Franklin that sits adjacent to the historic and culturally-significant Nikwasi Mound.

By Scott On Tuesday, August 1st, 2017
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Council approves TCGE funding request for fourth tower, convention center

In the near future, Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort will have a fourth hotel tower with expanded convention center space and parking garage.

By Scott On Tuesday, August 1st, 2017
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Old high school to be demolished

The old Cherokee High School building, which has sat vacant since 2009, will be demolished.