The Great Monsoon

By: Patrick O’Neal and Bayleigh Davis The rainfall that Cullowhee has been experiencing has not gone unnoticed by anyone. Four days of rainfall, flooding and poor conditions led to what many were calling the “monsoon.” However, it looks like the weather is finally clearing up now. Some residents living along Scott’s Creek in Sylva have […]

The right to bear arms

Firearms have played a major, albeit controversial role in American history. There are proponents for gun use that cite the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution, as well as staunch opposition that advocate the banning of firearms. There are consequences for owning guns that are both positive and negative. Guns can be used for […]

Motion Makers: “We sell happiness”

  Motion Makers is the one and only bike shop in Sylva. Founded in 1986 and currently owned by Kent Cranford, the shop plays an integral role in the cycling community of Western North Carolina. During the warmer months, Motion Makers hosts a weekly “Tuesday Night Ride”. This ride is an open invitation to all […]

Nick Lacombe: A life of pain

Pain is an unavoidable part of life and not something to run from. Nick Lacombe, a sophomore at Western Carolina University knows a thing or two about experiencing pain. At the age of 4, Nick tripped through a metal detector. This resulted in the loss of a tooth and damage to another. In the first […]

WCU cycling team excels in Georgia

CONYERS, Ga.– The WCU cycling team traveled to Atlanta over the weekend for their fourth mountain bike race of the season. Georgia Tech hosted the two-day event at a historic course used during the 1996 Olympics. Nick Lacombe (Raleigh, N.C.) and Matt Schumaker (Marietta, Ohio) represented WCU Saturday in the short track men’s B race. […]

Horace Kephart exhibit at WCU

The Mountain Heritage Center has a new exhibit titled, “Horace Kephart in the Great Smoky Mountains”. Horace Kephart was an author and avid outdoorsman, with ties to the local area, taking up residence in both Dillsboro and Bryson City, N.C.  He is most known for his book “Our Southern Highlanders,” published in 1913 which depicted […]