Dynamic Homes
Advertise:   ads@blueearthmarketing.com   712.224.5420

Business
Eastern Band in talks to host Wal-Mart Supercenter


The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians is in talks with Wal-Mart to bring a Supercenter to the reservation in North Carolina.

No decisions have been made. But the tribal council will consider a resolution to authorize Principal Chief Michell Hicks to negotiate a lease with the retail giant.

Richard Sneed, a longtime business owner, welcomes the idea, saying it will keep dollars on the reservations. Curt Wildcatt, the manager of the Radio Shack, says Wal-Mart will hurt local businesses.

Wal-Mart already operates a Supercenter about 20 minutes from the reservation.

Get the Story:
Cherokee may get Wal-Mart (The Asheville Citizen-Times 1/9)

Relevant Links:
Eastern Band of Cherokee - http://www.cherokee-nc.com

Related Stories:
Eastern Band brings Christmas to tribal elders (12/19)
Eastern Band chief weighs absentee voting bill (12/12)
Eastern Cherokees lose leader with death of Leon Jones (01/04)
Eastern Cherokees to audit enrollment records (10/10)
Voters oust chairman of Eastern Cherokee council (09/02)
Eastern Cherokee Band holds council election (9/1)
Eastern Cherokees made $1M in political donations (01/12)
Eastern Cherokees award $4.5 million in grants (09/28)
Column: Eastern Cherokees give money to enemies (09/07)
Eastern Cherokee Band's $49M resort plan approved (07/22)