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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:
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