The Post and Courier
Catawba Nation members are considering cutting ties with Sky Boat, the company that helps operate its casino. Federal gaming regulators have threatened the tribe with fines and the temporary closure of its North Carolina gaming hall. Two cousins running against each other to succeed the long-time Chief William "Bill" Harris plan to mount a campaign to cut ties. If a motion to drop Skyboat wins a majority of support from members at a weekend meeting, it could be the end of the Nation's business dealings with Wallace Cheves. He was named in a Wall Street Journal report calling into question arrangements between his companies and families of S.C. politicians.