Eastern Band candidates debate as election nears
The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians in North Carolina holds elections for chief and vice chief in September.

Incumbent Chief Michell Hicks faces a challenge from Patrick Lambert, an attorney and director of the tribal gaming commission. At a debate Monday night, Hicks and Lambert sparred over failed negotiations for a Class III gaming compact.

incumbent Vice Chief Larry Blytheis being challenged by Teresa McCoy, who questioned Blythe's record on a number of different issues.

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Cherokee candidates square off at forum (The Waynesville Smoky Mountain News 8/8)

Relevant Links:
Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians - http://www.cherokee-nc.com
Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, site 2 - http://www.nc-cherokee.com
Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, unofficial - http://www.easternband.com