Archives for March 30, 2017

Ballad “Barbara Allen” jump starts a hopeful career for a young storyteller

“(Ballads are) a way for me to connect with a world that I was told a lot about by relatives of mine…” said James Woodburn, Asheville local and musician. “…but funnily enough, I feel closer to it than the stuff you hear on the radio today. It’s ephemeral, it’s like words in stone that seem […]

Catamount Softball sweeps UNC Charlotte

Western’s Softball team beat UNC-Charlotte twice in dramatic fashion on Wednesday, March 30. Both games had slow starts by the Catamounts but they rallied in the late innings to be victorious. The first game Western was down 1-0 heading to the bottom of the 5th inning with both teams in a defensive struggle. The only […]

Football player’s story inspires writing effort

This story was written by Rachel Plouse, originally published in The Sylva Herald. Sandra McMahan, the mother of two members of the Mountain Faith band and wife of another, has always had a passion for children. After Mountain Faith garnered new found fame from America’s Got Talent, McMahan decided it would be a great opportunity to use […]