Catawba casino case goes before SC high court

By Don Worthington January 22, 2014 Updated 14 hours ago COLUMBIA — How the S.C. Supreme Court interprets the phrase “to the same extent” may determine whether the Catawba Indian Nation can open a casino at its York County reservation. Read More

Catawbas sign lease on Rock Hill bingo hall

ROCK HILL — The Catawba Indian Nation has signed a lease with a Cherry Road shopping center owner to bring high-stakes bingo back to Rock Hill by March. The tribe plans to open its bingo business in North East Plaza, Read More

Legendary Clemson football player, Catawba leader Buck George dies

ROCK HILL — Buck George could run like the wind. He was a record-setting halfback at Clemson University in the early 1950s, but it is his courage and character that will live on. George, a longtime leader of the York Read More

Longtime Tribal Leader, Fred Sanders, passed away at 87

Fred Sanders, a former vice chief for the Catawba Indian Nation and an ardent supporter of Native American rights, died Thursday at the age of 87 after a battle with cancer. Early Fred Sanders was a leading figure in the Read More

Catawba Nation Press Release concerning Cleveland County

During a tribal meeting on Saturday, September 7, 2013, Chief Bill Harris announced that the Catawba Nation has filed the required application with the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) for the securing of 16 acres of land in the Nation’s Read More

Catawba Indian basket maker revives almost-lost ancient tradition

Catawba Indian basket maker revives almost-lost ancient tradition Published: August 13, 2013 Updated 19 hours ago CATAWBA INDIAN RESERVATION — A Catawba Indian tradition that has been in danger of dying out is being rescued by a woman who stands Read More

Catawba Indian Nation looking to bring high stakes bingo back to Rock Hill By Anna Douglas —         The Catawba Indian Nation is working to finalize a lease agreement to bring back its “high stakes bingo” business on Cherry Road in Rock Hill. A tribal spokeswoman told The Herald this week that Read More

Catawba preschool incorporates air quality into kids’ learning

By Andrew Dys — Herald columnist Long before there were hippies, Greenpeace environmentalists ramming whaleboats, and sandal-wearing do-gooders, there were American Indians. In York County, since there have been humans in York County, the Catawba Indian tribe has practiced embracing Read More

Catawba chief relies on pride, purpose, passion to lead his nation

CATAWBA INDIAN NATION — Bill Harris stood in the center of the Round House, looking at the circle’s empty seats, envisioning them filled with his fellow Catawba Indians. Nothing, he said, can prepare you to be chief of the Catawba Read More