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Cherokee leaders approve $200 million casino expansion

The tribe's leaders approved plans earlier this month for a $200 million expansion to add at least 600 additional hotel rooms, as well as 100,000 feet of convention space.

McCrory signs 7 bills into law, including regulatory bill

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory has signed the legislature's annual "regulatory reform" bill into law despite complaints from environmental groups about provisions affecting seasonal streams and involving potential exemptions from civil penalties for polluters.

Revenue growth slows at NC’s Indian casino

A weak economy has slowed gambling revenues at US Indian casinos just as North Carolina's Cherokee Indians build a second gambling hall.

Tribal elders sue Cherokee bear zoo

Members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians are suing a North Carolina roadside zoo that keeps bears in concrete pits on reservation land.

Cherokee offer bounty for killing coyotes

The Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians in western North Carolina is offering bounty payments of $25 for each coyote carcass that is turned into the tribe.

Cherokee’s casino holds job fair to fill 500 slots

The new gaming agreement between the state of North Carolina and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians is prompting operators to hold two job fairs to add 500 new positions.

Cherokees, Perdue sign amended gambling deal

Gov. Bev Perdue and North Carolina's Cherokee tribe have reached an agreement to allow live card dealers at the tribe's casino in the mountains in exchange for a cut of revenues from the new games going to local school districts.

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