Early voting a resounding success at WCU

Zane Perkins and Amber Degree contributed to the reporting of this story Since early voting began in Jackson County on Oct. 27, nearly 40 percent of registered voters have cast their ballot. As of 2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 4, there were 11, 277 total votes accounted for, with over 2,300 at WCU, and over 1,500 at […]

Final debate at WCU gets heated

Amber Degree contributed to the reporting The candidates for the North Carolina state Senate District 50, incumbent Jim Davis (R) and Jane Hipps (D), debated on Oct. 27, on healthcare, education and taxes, trying to convince voters to vote for them. This was the final debate on the WCU campus and around 75 people attended. The crowd […]

WCU parking changes; residents are not happy

Changes are coming to parking at Western Carolina University beginning this fall. These changes will impact residents who live on campus, commuters, and visitors to WCU. “Residential halls will be enforced from 7 o’clock in the morning to 11 p.m. at night,” said WCU’s Director of Parking and Transportation, Frederick J. Bauknecht. WCU will have a […]

WCU baseball fans no longer allowed behind right field

Western Carolina University baseball fans are no longer allowed to watch games sitting behind right field. This rule will start on the game on April 29 when WCU faces Mercer. The new policy comes after fans complained of racist, hateful comments toward a student-athlete at the April 20 game against Virginia Tech, according to an email […]

WCU Police investigating theft on campus

CULLOWHEE, N.C. — Western Carolina University Police are investigating a theft that happened around 9:30 a.m. Monday. The theft occurred in an office in the Stillwell Science building. The suspect has been described as a black male around 5’10” wearing a red shirt, dark shorts, bright orange shoes and carrying a black backpack. Anyone with […]

Catamounts fall to Mocs in semifinal of SoCon Tournament

The Western Carolina University men’s basketball team was defeated by the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Mocs 73-69, Sunday, March 6, in the Southern Conference semifinal game. The crowd provided plenty of energy throughout the second half of the game at the SoCon Basketball Championships in Asheville, NC. The Catamounts rallied late in the game, after […]