• 38 senators voice opposition to massive Cleveland Co. casino plan

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    CLEVELAND COUNTY, N.C. - Thirty-eight senators sent a letter to Capitol Hill asking them not to allow plans for a massive casino in Cleveland County.

    The Catawba Indian Nation of York County wants to build the casino off of Interstate 85 near Kings Mountain.

    The chief went to legislators in Washington to try to get support for approval earlier this month.

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    The state senators who wrote the letter said it should be up to the state and towns, not the federal government.

    Both U.S. senators from North Carolina support the idea.

    Supporters said it will bring thousands of jobs and hundreds of millions of dollars into the economy.

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