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October 16, 2019

Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Tribal Health Assessment

EBCI Public Health & Human Services Secretary Vickie Bradley presented the 2018 (THA), which came out last month, at the Health Board meeting held on Wednesday, July 17.  As part of her slide presentation to the Board, she explained that the THA is performed every five years as part of the tribal he...
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SCC Automotive Club Car Show

Get ready to rev your taste buds and motors as Southwestern Community College’s Automotive Club hosts its annual car show at the Mountain High BBQ Festival. Join the fun on Aug. 9-10 at the Wayne Proffitt Agricultural Center in Franklin.  All makes, models and years are welcome to register for the car s...
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Infant Suspicious Death in Haywood

At approximately 4:30 p.m. Thursday, July 18, 2019, deputies were called to a residence on Lookout Lane in the Jonathan Creek area of Haywood County in reference to an echo cardiac arrest of a 10- month old baby. The baby was transported to an area hospital and was pronounced deceased later that evening...
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Zimmer Development Company Erosion Control Measures

Zimmer Development Company out of Wilmington is building the units across from WCU campus on Killian Road. But the state says it failed to install erosion control measures with sediment running into nearby creeks and eventually into the Tuckasegee River. The company says it put runoff controls in place,...
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EBCI Could Soon Offer Sports And Horse Wagering

North Carolina’s only federally recognized American Indian tribe could soon offer sports and horse wagering to patrons at its two casinos. The General Assembly gave final approval Monday night to a measure that would give the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians the authority to offer the additional b...
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Evergreen Foundation First Quarter Funding

The Evergreen Foundation board of directors voted at their June meeting to provide $428,715 in first quarter funding to 13 agencies providing programs and services for individuals with behavioral health, substance use and intellectual/developmental disabilities. Agencies awarded grants include: • Southw...
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Look Before You Lock

LOOK BEFORE YOU LOCK: SAFE KIDS JACKSON COUNTY REMINDS CAREGIVERS ABOUT THE DANGERS OF HOT CARS As temperatures soar during July, Safe Kids Jackson County reminds people of the dangers of leaving children unattended in hot cars, even for a just a few minutes.  “Don’t forget to ‘look before you lock,’” s...
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Tony Childress Passes

Former WRGC Radio personality Tony Childress passed away on Friday at the age of 59.  For many years he was the host of the Anything Goes Show heard mornings on Radio Station WRGC during which time he spoke with political and community leaders about events and issues of importance in the local area.  Ch...
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(EBCI) Is One Step Closer 

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) is one step closer to entering the multi-billion dollar cannabis industry.  A feasibility study was commissioned by the Tribe in February and its findings were presented to Tribal Council Wednesday morning. No decisions were made concerning the study nor its f...
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