Cherokee

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians has unseated its chief, accusing him of using his office for personal gain. Meanwhile, a South Carolina man who kept a woman chained in a storage container for two months has pleaded guilty to killing seven people over 13 years. And a woman has been extradited to the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office to face charges related to the murder of a 25-year-old man in April. Afternoon headlines on WFAE.

Most of North Carolina’s local school boards are elected without any party labels attached to candidate’s names. But state lawmakers are now considering bills that would make elections for five school boards partisan. It’s something of a trend.


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Several dozen deer are about to swap the Piedmont for Cherokee reservation lands in western North Carolina.  At the request of the tribe, the state and federal government are helping to relocate the deer to grow that area’s deer population.