Archives for December 2012

WCU Coach Middleton’s passion and past

One of Karen Middleton’s earliest memories is playing basketball in the backyard with her older brother and his friends.  This is where her passion for the game began. Today, almost 40 years later, her passion is still going strong.  She is the third year head coach for Western Carolina University, where she is using her […]

5th Annual Guitar Jam helps local children’s hospital to beat the odds

The Orange Peel in Asheville, NC played host to the 5th Annual Guitar Jam. 99.9 Kiss Country puts on the Guitar Jam every year, and the entire proceeds go to Mission Children’s Hospital. This years artists included Craig Morgan, Kix Brooks of Brooks and Dunn, Randy Houser, Dustin Lynch, and hometown rising star Matt Stillwell. […]

Matt Stillwell knows what it takes to make it in Nashville

Matt Stillwell is more than just your regular graduate of Western Carolina University. In the years since his graduation, Matt has come all the way from small town Cullowhee to big time Nashville, TN, where he is making a name for himself as a country music star. Recently, Matt has been a featured artist on […]

The end of the world

The end of the world and all the mystery’s that surround it has been the topic of conversation for years. But more recently the conversations have been focused on the thoughts of the Mayan prophecy ‘2012’. With the speculation surrounding the 2012 end of the world theory, WCJ spoke with students at Western Carolina University […]

End of the world prophecies duped

By Marysa Burchett and Ben Haines The sun sets and the day ends. The sun rises yet again to start a new day. Leaves fall, plants die, and seasons change. Winter eventually turns to spring. This is a reoccurring cycle in our lives. A fear that has also been reoccurring is the Mayan prediction of […]

Looking forward: Janae’ McKinney on her life and basketball

For redshirt senior Janae’ McKinney, basketball has been a part of her life from a young age. She grew up playing pick-up games at the local Boy’s and Girl’s Club and the game stuck. McKinney said she faced a lot of challenges being a female basketball player. “Basketball, for a female to want to come […]