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Catawbas break ground on $300M Vegas-like casino in Kings Mountain

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SCENE AND BRING YOU AN UPDATE IF THINGS CHANGE OR LET YOU KNOW WHAT HAPPENS OUT THERE AFTER YEARS OF CHALLENGES INCLUDING A LAWSUIT CREWS HAVE BROKEN GROUND ON A NEW CASINO

HERE'S FROM FROM THAT TODAY IN KINGS MOUNTAIN THE TRIBE SAYS THE PROJECT'S WORTH $300 MILLION GREG SUSKIN HAS FILED THE CASINO DEBATE FOR YEARS OUT THERE FOR THE GROUNDBREAKING TODAY THE CONSTRUCTION OFFICIALLY WILL START OUT THERE TOMORROW A TRADITIONAL KATAVA SONG LAUNCHED AN EVENT THE YORK COUNTY TRIBE HAS BEEN WORKING TOWARDS FOR MORE THAN A DECADE CHIEF OF THE KATAVA INDIAN NATION

THIS WILL HAVE A FIERCE ECONOMIC IMPACT ON THIS AREA AS WELL AS THE NATION THE TRIBE BROKE GROUND FOR A IT $73 MILLION CASINO AND RESORT THAT WILL PUMP $300 MILLION A YEAR INTO THE ECONOMY AND BRING THOUSANDS OF JOBS IT'S FEET FROM I-85 AND KINGS MOUNTAIN PART OF THEIR ANCESTORIAL LAND BEING GIVEN BACK TO THEM BY THE US GOVERNMENT

CHIEF HARRIS STRUGGLED TO DESCRIBE WHAT THAT MEANS TO A NATIVE AMERICAN I DON'T KNOW IF THERE'S ANY WORD THAT ACTUALLY DESCRIBES WHAT IT MEANS TO HAVE A RIGHTING OF A HISTORICAL WRONG I THINK YOU HAVE TO EULY WALK IN MY SHOES THE EASTERN BAND OF CHEROKEE INDIANS WHICH RUNS CASINOS IN WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA FILED SUIT TO STOP THE PROJECT CLAIMING A SOUTH CAROLINA TRIBE SHOULDN'T BE GIVEN THAT LAND THE COUNTY MAYOR SEES IT THIS WAY

SO MUCH IS BEING SAID ABOUT KATAVA IT'S JUST THE SOUTH CAROLINA TRIBE GUYS TO BE A SOUTH CAROLINA TRIBE NECESSARY QUO FINALLY MOVE AHEAD THEY EXPECTED TO BE AT LEAST THREE YEARS OR MORE BEFORE THE CASINO IS DONE AND THAT MEANS THE CASINO RESORT, HOTEL AND RESTAURANTS ALL OF THAT THREE YEARS THEY'RE STILL IN AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE TRIBE AND THE STATE THAT HAS TO BE APPROVED TO ALLOW THE HIGH STAKE GAMBLING TO HAPPEN

THAT DEAL HAS NOT BEEN REACHED YET EITHER CREWS ARE STARTING ON THAT CASINO IN THE MIDST OF THE PANDEMIC AND CASINOS HAVE BEEN HIT HARD HARRIS HAS TWO CASINOS OPERATING AT 30% CAPACITY YOU HAVE TO WEAR A MASK AND

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