Archives for February 24, 2017

‘Queen of Bluegrass’ to take the stage on Feb. 24

Rhonda Vincent, proclaimed the “Queen of Bluegrass” by The Wall Street Journal, and the band, The Rage, will be performing at the Bardo Arts Center on Friday, Feb. 24, at 7:30 p.m. Rhonda Vincent is a Grammy-nominated music artist and an eight-time International Bluegrass Music Association vocalist of the year. She is sought as a […]

County landslide maps near completion

This story was written by Tanner Hall, originally published in The Sylva Herald. Geologists over the next few months will finish mapping all previous, current and potential landslides in Jackson County. The information should be available by June, according to Jennifer Bauer of Appalachian Landslide Consultants, an Asheville-based firm. County officials hired the company for $143,000 in […]

Residents protest student apartments on Speedwell

This story was written by Tanner Hall, originally published in The Sylva Herald. Longtime residents in a small Cullowhee neighborhood next to Western Carolina University worry that additional student housing in the Speedwell area could lead to tragedy. A developer wants to build apartments near Speedwell Acres. Residents say two-lane Speedwell Road cannot handle additional traffic. The […]

Bouncing back after Clemson

The Catamounts return home for opening weekend in Cullowhee on Friday Feb. 24 with the first pitch against Marshall at 4 p.m. Western Carolina is coming back from their lost battle against the Clemson Tigers in South Carolina on Wednesday. This was the first time visiting Clemson since losing to them in June, 2016 in the […]

Trails at Pinnacle Park deliberately spiked

This story was written by Quintin Ellison, originally published in The Sylva Herald. Police and volunteers used leaf blowers and metal detectors to sweep Pinnacle Park’s entire 18-mile trail system, uncovering and removing 50 or more booby-trap spikes forged from 16-penny nails. Someone hammered the nails into roots. The nails’ heads were clipped or cut off, leaving […]