Former Rep. Bill Taylor shares struggle with alcoholism
Appearing in Tribal Council chambers for the first time since facing criminal charges in October, former Wolfetown Rep. Bill Taylor gave an emotional testimony Wednesday, Feb. 1, to set the record straight on what did — and did not — happen the evening of Oct. 6, 2022.
Sylva starts social district test period
The Sylva social district opened for business, just in time for last weekend’s Greening Up the Mountains festival.
Downtown Sylva to test social district
The Sylva Social District test period is one step closer to launch following input from a community task force.
Waynesville begins research on social districts
After Alderman Anthony Sutton floated the idea near the end of a Jan. 11 meeting, the Town of Waynesville will now take a methodical, deliberate approach to the question of whether or not – and where – social districts could end up being established .
ABC store opens in Cherokee
Just six months after Cherokee voters said yes in a referendum election , a liquor store is open on the Qualla Boundary — making the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians the first tribe in the country to have one.
Sylva approves plan for open carry alcohol
Despite a strong public showing against the proposed social district at Sylva’s town meeting on Thursday, commissioners voted 3-2 to approve the measure.
Sylva considers creating social districts
After a bill allowing cities and counties to create their own social districts passed through the general assembly last September, towns across the state are exploring their options. Sylva is among the latest to do so in Western North Carolina.
Alcohol referenda pass in Cherokee
In a historic vote, Cherokee voters said yes to expanded alcohol sales on the Qualla boundary following a Sept. 2 referendum.
Alcohol referenda to appear on Cherokee’s September ballot
Cherokee voters will decide whether to loosen alcohol regulations on the Qualla Boundary this September by answering three referendum questions Tribal Council approved Wednesday, July 7 .
Cherokee alcohol referendum proposal tabled
A trio of resolutions seeking to put three alcohol-related referendum questions before Cherokee voters this year was withdrawn in Tribal Council Jan. 14 but will likely reappear on the agenda this spring.