Archives for October 10, 2016

Governor’s race hangs in the balance for McCrory in wake of scandals

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory has a lot of work to do in the next 28 days if he hopes to keep his job.  Roy Cooper, McCrory’s Democratic competitor, currently has a six-point lead over McCrory in the election, according a Bloomberg Politics poll. One of the things helping Cooper in his campaign is his unwillingness […]

The best leaf color in WNC higher elevations is next weekend (Oct. 15-16)

Whether you resented or embraced the summer’s stifling refusal to leave us last month, its lingering high temperatures have greater significance than allowing our cardigans and hoodies to rest in the back of our drawers a while longer. Dr. Beverly Collins, Western Carolina University’s resident “fall color forecaster,” says a warmer September means a delayed and […]

Noble Hall creates headaches for firefighters

This story was co-written by Haley Smith and Meghan O’Sullivan. Originally published in The Sylva Herald. Some numbers have been updated. Volunteer firemen have rushed to Western Carolina University 54 times since the begining of August, because of malfunctioning fire alarms at new Noble Hall. “They tell me that they’re working to try to figure it […]