Upcoming Single-Lane Closures on Spur in Park for tree removal

  Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials announced that tree-removal crews will implement temporary, single-lane closures along the northbound and southbound lanes of the Spur (US 441) between Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, beginning Monday, Feb. 26 through Thursday, March 8. Trees will be removed between the intersection of Huskey Grove Road More...

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By Scott On Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

Jones-Bowman Leadership Award Program accepting applications

  The Jones-Bowman Leadership Award Program is currently recruiting EBCI tribal members who are undergraduate college students to participate in its 2018-2019 program. Undergraduate students with a minimum More...

By Scott On Monday, February 12th, 2018

Per Capita Loan deadlines for upcoming cycle

  The EBCI Office of Budget & Finance is about to begin a new cycle of loan assistance for EBCI tribal members for the months of April – September.  If you wish to begin receiving loan assistance in More...

By Scott On Thursday, February 8th, 2018

Notice of Tribal Privilege Tax increase

  The EBCI Tribal Council approved an increase in the rate of Tribal Privilege tax from 3 percent to 4 percent effective Thursday, March 1. This tax applies to hotels, motels, tourist homes, tourist camps, More...

By Scott On Wednesday, February 7th, 2018

 Eastern Band Community Foundation announces Bill Taylor Scholarship availability

  Applications for the Bill Taylor Scholarship are now being accepted by the Eastern Band Community Foundation.  This scholarship is available to all EBCI tribal members or their immediate family members who More...

By Scott On Monday, January 29th, 2018

VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) available

  The 2018 offering of Tax Assistance begins Wednesday, Feb. 7.  If your annual income is $54,000 or less, you are eligible to have your taxes prepared at no cost at the EBCI Cooperative Extension Office at More...

By Scott On Monday, January 29th, 2018

EBCI Enrollment deadline notice for new applicants

  In order to be considered for the June 2018 per capita distribution, completed enrollment applications for new applicants to the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians must be submitted to the Enrollment Office More...

By Scott On Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

Park announces frontcountry camping fee increase

  Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials announced a fee increase for frontcountry campgrounds and picnic pavilions effective March 1. Over the past year, officials reviewed public comments, operating More...

By Scott On Saturday, January 13th, 2018

The Heart to Heart Program is moving

  This month, the Heart to Heart Child Advocacy Center is moving to a new location within the Ginger Lynn Welch Complex. The Heart to Heart Child Advocacy Center works with a team of professionals who coordinate More...

By Scott On Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

January is Volunteer Blood Donor Month

  January is known as Volunteer Blood Donor Month.  According to the Red Cross, “It’s the month that presents the most challenges in recruiting people to give blood.” The requirements for giving blood More...