WCU named ‘hidden gem’ in education

Western Carolina University was recognized as a “College of Distinction” by an online guide that puts the spotlight on the “hidden gems” of higher education. Ashville Citizen-Times reports that WCU is one of six colleges and universities in North Carolina recognized by the website collegesofdistinction.com, which is designed for prospective college students, their parents and […]

BREAKING NEWS: Smoke at Harrill Hall at WCU ceased

11:00 am:  Smoke has ceased at Harrill Hall but firefighters are still monitoring the area.  No cause has been released why the fire happened.  Some speculate it was just smoke and no fire,  and could have been caused by installation in the building.  Fire officials are checking the building. *Harrill Hall is currently under renovations and plans to be reopened […]

Belcher: A breath of fresh air

Genuine, passionate, excited, energetic, and visionary are all terms used to describe David O. Belcher, Western Carolina University’s 11thchancellor, during Thursday’s installation ceremony. Almost a year ago the “super hero” team of David and Susan Belcher began making their impact on the WCU campus and have more in store for the future. The themes of […]

Fellow Catamount loses life

10:22 a.m., Tuesday, March 27 – Last night a vigil for Stephanie Deese was held at the Central Plaza. The Asheville Citizen-Times reported on the student effort to install a guardrail on Speedwell Road. TJ Eaves commented on Deese, and described her as a carefree person. The story from the Asheville Citizen-Times can be read […]

Forever a Catamount

Former, current, and future Catamounts filled the U.S. Cellular Center to watch a phenomenon which hadn’t occurred since 1996. Catamount Pride was far from lacking at the 2012 Southern Conference Championship game Monday night, March 5, as a sea of purple and the roar of chants filled the U.S. CellularCenter, previously known as the Asheville […]

Community Connection results in grant

The Jackson County Farmers Market and the Community Table have received a combined grant allowing both to move into a new location and promote local foods and eating locally.  The grant allowed the community table to improve their new location’s kitchen.  This will not only help with serving meals at the community table, but will allow farmers […]