Cherokees to break ground for new casino
(Hendersonville Times-News) North Carolina’s Cherokee Indians are moving ahead with plans to build a second casino. Tribal leaders are holding a ceremonial kick-off Tuesday for the $110 million project. They say the new casino and hotel will create 900 jobs and inject as much as $39 million in wages into the western North Carolina mountains. The new casino and hotel is owned by the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, but operated by Caesars Entertainment Corp. The North Carolina Transportation Department is building a new bridge and making other improvements to improve access to the casino.
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