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Alitama Perkins named 2022-23 Teen Miss Cherokee

Alitama Perkins named 2022-23 Teen Miss Cherokee

Alitama Perkins, a member of the Deer Clan from the Wolftown Community, will represent the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) as the 2022-23 Teen Miss Cherokee.  She won the title during a pageant at the Chief Joyce Dugan Cultural Arts Center on the evening of Thursday, Sept. 29. 

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2022 Cherokee Indian Fair Schedule

2022 Cherokee Indian Fair Schedule

Note: This is the finalized schedule of events, per the Cherokee Indian Fair Committee.  The outdoor stage and exhibit hall locations referenced are at Harrah's Cherokee Casino.  The outdoor stage will be located in the parking lot area, and the exhibit hall is in the...

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One Feather wins 13 N.C. Press Awards

One Feather wins 13 N.C. Press Awards

The Cherokee One Feather received a total of 13 awards from the N.C. Press Association at its 149th Annual Convention held in Raleigh on Thursday, Aug. 25.  As a staff, the paper took second place in Division A for Community Coverage and third place for Use of Social Media. 

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SPEAKING OF FAITH: Trust God’s plan for us

“This new truck is crazy and all in a good way.”  “I can say, okay, Ford, set the cruise control at sixty-five, and it does.”  “Okay, turn the lights on.”  It will, or I can say, “I want to listen to the radio, and it will turn to my favorite radio stations.”  Who knew that was possible?”

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COMMENTARY: Why are teachers leaving?

COMMENTARY: Why are teachers leaving?

In recent years, we have seen a number of people leaving the teaching profession or moving to other states for higher salaries among other reasons. According to the NC Department of Public Instruction, the percentage of teachers leaving the profession increased from 7.53 percent in 2019-20 to 8.20 percent in 2020-21. In 2020-21, the most common reason for leaving the profession was personal reasons (44.6 percent), followed by other reasons (25.5 percent), beyond control of the district (24 percent), and initiated by the district (5.9% percent).

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COMMENTARY: Just like old times

COMMENTARY: Just like old times

Only a few days away from the beginning of the Cherokee Indian Fair. It has been a long time coming for those of us who remember the pre-pandemic days of fun and laughter at the Cherokee Indian Fairgrounds.

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