Archives for January 2018

Countdown to the mound

The countdown is on for The Cats with Bats to swing back into action. The Western Carolina University baseball team is scheduled for a heavy schedule with more home series this year than in years past. The Cats, who won the SoCon Championship in 2016, are scheduled to have 26 home games this coming season […]

Urban Bush Women hit the stage at WCU

Story originally published in The Guide and written by Gavin Stewart The WCU Performance Series will resume Tuesday, Feb. 6, when “Urban Bush Women: Hair & Other Stories” comes to Western Carolina University’s John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center. The show, which features dance, music and text with the history, culture and spiritual traditions of African-Americans […]

WCU student support fund eyes student financial relief

This story was written by Haley Smith, originally published in The Sylva Herald. Originaly published on 01/08/2018 Western Carolina University faculty members hope to help ease the strain of short-term financial emergencies for struggling students. Beginning this month, the student support fund can help students who run out of food, need medication, lack winter clothing or don’t […]

Blast of Arctic weather challenges homeless, those who serve them

This story was written by Quintin Ellison, originally published in The Sylva Herald. Along with cooking for the local soup kitchen’s regular clientele, Gary Wood was hard at work Tuesday preparing enough chili and cornbread to serve an extra 39 people – Jackson County’s homeless. Those facing the vicious cold without homes are finding shelter in local […]

Tar Heel politics: A look at what 2018 offers

This story was originally published in The Sylva Herald. Given the turbulence of politics in 2017 in North Carolina, The Herald decided to turn to Chris Cooper, professor and head of the Department of Political Science and Public Affairs at Western Carolina University, for his thoughts on what lies ahead here in 2018, a year that […]