Cherokee council OKs Wal-Mart

Full story: Asheville Citizen-Times

The Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians Tribal Council this week approved legislation to move ahead with the development of a Wal-Mart Supercenter on property near Cherokee Indian Hospital.

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Mike

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Aug 4, 2007
 
Good for you, even though Walmart is a corperate giant. It will be great for the local economy. Now, we won't to go Sylva anymore.

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Aug 4, 2007
 
Mike wrote:
Good for you, even though Walmart is a corperate giant. It will be great for the local economy. Now, we won't to go Sylva anymore.
amen, where i live there will also be a super walmart in 2009, but id rather have a super target rather than a super walmart!!!!
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MAYBE AFTER THEY OPEN THE WALMART THE PROUD CHEROKEE NATION CAN SUPPORT ITSELF. AND STOP DRAINING OUR TAX DOLLARS TO SUPPORT THEM. WE OWE THEM NOTHING. WHAT EVER HAPPEND WAS HOW MANY YEARS AGO. THEY ARE PAID IN FULL WITH A HELL OF ALOT OF INTREST. SUPPORT YOURSELF PROUD CHEROKEE NATION.

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Aug 4, 2007
 
Damn, there goes the neighborhood!! Super Wal-Mart will be bigger than the reservation..gadddssss..

Perhaps we should change the name of WNC to 'Super Wal-Mart'.

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Aug 4, 2007
 
I guess the human race has finally went over the edge...

When the original settlers of this nation sell out to China .....we really do have a problem here ...

I shall fly my flag at half staff.......if that is ok with the Kuhns ....
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Miami Heat wrote:
MAYBE AFTER THEY OPEN THE WALMART THE PROUD CHEROKEE NATION CAN SUPPORT ITSELF. AND STOP DRAINING OUR TAX DOLLARS TO SUPPORT THEM. WE OWE THEM NOTHING. WHAT EVER HAPPEND WAS HOW MANY YEARS AGO. THEY ARE PAID IN FULL WITH A HELL OF ALOT OF INTREST. SUPPORT YOURSELF PROUD CHEROKEE NATION.
It's bigots like you that are keeping this region behind. Your ignorance speaks volumes. We do support ourselves a lot better than most surrounding communities. Every rural area in this country, of which all of WNC is (except for Asheville), gets money from the feds. The federal support that the EBCI receives is minimal and mostly in the form of competitive grants that are applied for and require match monies that the Tribe must put up. For the past 10 years we have been THE economic force in WNC and will continue to be. Have you been to Cherokee lately? Things are happening buddy, and we're leading the way. It is far more than Wal-Mart and the Casino too. We have the most advanced fiber optic infrastructure any rural community can offer, and we own it. We have helped our people through money we have generated on our own land, and we're helping the non-members as well with job opportunities and levy that is gathered off every item we purchase off of the Reservation. This is just skimming the surface too, I could write for 2 days on this. You definitely removed all doubt of your overwhelming stupidity when you opened your mouth.
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JDLLWL wrote:
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It's bigots like you that are keeping this region behind. Your ignorance speaks volumes. We do support ourselves a lot better than most surrounding communities. Every rural area in this country, of which all of WNC is (except for Asheville), gets money from the feds. The federal support that the EBCI receives is minimal and mostly in the form of competitive grants that are applied for and require match monies that the Tribe must put up. For the past 10 years we have been THE economic force in WNC and will continue to be. Have you been to Cherokee lately? Things are happening buddy, and we're leading the way. It is far more than Wal-Mart and the Casino too. We have the most advanced fiber optic infrastructure any rural community can offer, and we own it. We have helped our people through money we have generated on our own land, and we're helping the non-members as well with job opportunities and levy that is gathered off every item we purchase off of the Reservation. This is just skimming the surface too, I could write for 2 days on this. You definitely removed all doubt of your overwhelming stupidity when you opened your mouth.
LOL no looks like you showed yours more than I my Cheif friend. If you don't need the money then hell when you get that per cap check I can give you a address to send it. Fiber optic is that all you cherokee have done. And who do you think paid for it? Either grants from the state or goverment. LOL you kill me Cheif. Things are happening buddy, and we're leading the way. We have the most advanced fiber optic infrastructure any rural community can offer, and we own it. Thats all you can show for 10 PROUD YEARS. Maybe you forgot that Charles Taylor got it past where this whole WESTERN NC area if not now will have what your talking about. 10 years and all you can show for it is fiber optic. So you showed your ignorance my Cheif friend. Wikipedia says this about fiber optics. The first photonic crystal fibers became commercially available in 1996. 1996 this is 2007 and your leading the way in fiber optics? I don't think so Cheif.
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The majority of Cherokee people are very hard working people, many in highly professional positions. I'm proud of those people. You go CHEROKEES!!!! By the way you spelled Cheif wrong there, guy. It's CHIEF! Anywhooo,I do agree with MTNBRED. Do we need another Wal-Mart? Do we need another Sylva? Howse about some good old native ingenuity, creativity, and UNIQUENESS.Please, how about something that has culture and originality. Anddddd, while you're at it, how about some really good, healthy places to eat, instead of all these fast food fat-fortified places! All-right already! I'll shut-up{-:
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well CHIEF how i look at it why do we owe you anything? did we make YOU walk the trail of tears? NO i didnt think so! now they would have to call it trail of beers anyway! but our tax money does support you! you all get 2 checks a year! i see children starving around us that need that money more than the lazy drunks on the reservation! i think you all should have to work like we do and pay taxes the same that we do i go to cherokee but will not purchase anything cause we put enough money there for you to get more. and if you want to see a place that has grown why dont you see franklin, nc it has as still growing and we do support ourselves so why dont you send us a check for our taxes you have collected for years??????????
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Oct 20, 2008
 
Pardon, but not everybody in this town is a lazy drunk. Yes, there are some, and I hate it, but certainly not everybody. I have many many proud hardworking friends in this town who have put a lot of effort into the community. The reservation shares a lot of problems that any other town would experience. Please think about keep the negative comments to a minimal, placing blame does not change the facts. If you really do care about what goes on in Cherokee, then you should take a stand and help out. Either get over it or change it. 'Nuff said.
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Oct 20, 2008
 
Miami Heat GWYZGGPT wrote:
<quoted text> LOL no looks like you showed yours more than I my Cheif friend. If you don't need the money then hell when you get that per cap check I can give you a address to send it. Fiber optic is that all you cherokee have done. And who do you think paid for it? Either grants from the state or goverment. LOL you kill me Cheif. Things are happening buddy, and we're leading the way. We have the most advanced fiber optic infrastructure any rural community can offer, and we own it. Thats all you can show for 10 PROUD YEARS. Maybe you forgot that Charles Taylor got it past where this whole WESTERN NC area if not now will have what your talking about. 10 years and all you can show for it is fiber optic. So you showed your ignorance my Cheif friend. Wikipedia says this about fiber optics. The first photonic crystal fibers became commercially available in 1996. 1996 this is 2007 and your leading the way in fiber optics? I don't think so Cheif.
You cannot even spell Chief correctly so you really should not be telling someone else how ignorant they are.
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brenda1anu2 wrote:
well CHIEF how i look at it why do we owe you anything? did we make YOU walk the trail of tears? NO i didnt think so! now they would have to call it trail of beers anyway! but our tax money does support you! you all get 2 checks a year! i see children starving around us that need that money more than the lazy drunks on the reservation! i think you all should have to work like we do and pay taxes the same that we do i go to cherokee but will not purchase anything cause we put enough money there for you to get more. and if you want to see a place that has grown why dont you see franklin, nc it has as still growing and we do support ourselves so why dont you send us a check for our taxes you have collected for years??????????
You are so stupid! In fact you DID make us walk the Trail of Tears...do you think we went on it of our own accord? The money we get comes from OUR casino NOT FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. Have you checked the unemployment rate on the Bounday and WNC lately? It's practically zero - hence almost every Cherokee is working! Since we are working we pay Federal taxes just like you do and the programs we have here are also available across the country for ALL people. You really should learn the facts before you start running your ignorant mouth.
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Oct 20, 2008
 
A little off the subject but...does anyone around Cherokee Reservation know a man by the name of Leonce Boudreaux AKA Two Wolves. I am his son and I need to find him. He is married to a lady named Sarah.
April C

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Oct 23, 2008
 
do you know hold old he is?
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Oct 26, 2008
 
April C wrote:
do you know hold old he is?
Yes, he is approximately 56 years old.
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Nov 20, 2008
 
I don't know who you are or where you get your information but you need to do a bit of research before you post a comment like this. The "Proud Cherokee Nation" has been supporting itself for years now. Get your facts straight before making yourself look like an inconsiderate, incompetent ASS. We do not recieve any more tax dollars then any other race recieves. AND you cannot repay me for killing my ancestors and ripping them from their homes and lands. We did not ask for your people to do that to us nor do we ask for handouts now. PS...F**K Wal-Mart!
Miami Heat wrote:
MAYBE AFTER THEY OPEN THE WALMART THE PROUD CHEROKEE NATION CAN SUPPORT ITSELF. AND STOP DRAINING OUR TAX DOLLARS TO SUPPORT THEM. WE OWE THEM NOTHING. WHAT EVER HAPPEND WAS HOW MANY YEARS AGO. THEY ARE PAID IN FULL WITH A HELL OF ALOT OF INTREST. SUPPORT YOURSELF PROUD CHEROKEE NATION.
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Nov 21, 2008
 
brenda1anu2 wrote:
well CHIEF how i look at it why do we owe you anything? did we make YOU walk the trail of tears? NO i didnt think so! now they would have to call it trail of beers anyway! but our tax money does support you! you all get 2 checks a year! i see children starving around us that need that money more than the lazy drunks on the reservation! i think you all should have to work like we do and pay taxes the same that we do i go to cherokee but will not purchase anything cause we put enough money there for you to get more. and if you want to see a place that has grown why dont you see franklin, nc it has as still growing and we do support ourselves so why dont you send us a check for our taxes you have collected for years??????????
Yes please stay in Franklin! What little income you would bring us by shopping here is really not needed. Stupidity is not a virtue!!!
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Nov 23, 2008
 
Miami Heat wrote:
MAYBE AFTER THEY OPEN THE WALMART THE PROUD CHEROKEE NATION CAN SUPPORT ITSELF. AND STOP DRAINING OUR TAX DOLLARS TO SUPPORT THEM. WE OWE THEM NOTHING. WHAT EVER HAPPEND WAS HOW MANY YEARS AGO. THEY ARE PAID IN FULL WITH A HELL OF ALOT OF INTREST. SUPPORT YOURSELF PROUD CHEROKEE NATION.
The word happened is not spelled happend - get an education so you can support yourself.
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Apr 18, 2009
 
I am saddened to see that WAL mart is opening here . I have seen wal mart destroy lives and small towns !! Very sad news here !!!
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You are so stupid! In fact you DID make us walk the Trail of Tears...do you think we went on it of our own accord? The money we get comes from OUR casino NOT FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. Have you checked the unemployment rate on the Bounday and WNC lately? It's practically zero - hence almost every Cherokee is working! Since we are working we pay Federal taxes just like you do and the programs we have here are also available across the country for ALL people. You really should learn the facts before you start running your ignorant mouth.
Did YOU really walk the trail of tears? And out of curiosity who does pay for the hospital and all the free medical that is received there? And who pays for all the houses which the "natives" get for next to nothing a month?
Not bashing just wondering.I have cherokee blood in my veins too..and get nothing for free..work every day.

Not sure a super walmart is the best thing for all the little shops in Cherokee tho!

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