WCU athletic trainers strive for a clean bill of health

Athletes prepare all year to be at their top performance when the first game of the season begins. It’s a constant battle between fatigue and conditioning to keep in shape for the season, and Jessi Webster is just one of the faces that help each and every athlete at Western Carolina University, get in shape. […]

Catamounts continue to produce bright student-athletes

Spectators to any college sporting event know what’s on the line. It’s a win-or-lose fight between two teams. What they don’t see, though, is how the battle doesn’t stop on the court. The Western Carolina University women’s basketball team knows all about the battle on and off the court. Each year, they’re not just fighting […]

Catamounts off to a blazing start

Don’t tell the Catamounts they’re a bad team, because they can’t hear you right now. Western’s women’s basketball team is off to its best start since 2007, when they made it to the Women’s National Invitational Tournament. Their 6-3 start before the final exam break is also the best start in Head Coach Karen Middleton’s […]

Echoes from Shanksville, PA: Twelve years later

Through my life, I’ve had to say goodbye to people I knew; too many times for one person so young to have to endure. One just assumes that this is life, and we are all meant to die at one point in time, no matter what the circumstance. Some pass on from natural causes, some […]

5th Annual Guitar Jam helps local children’s hospital to beat the odds

The Orange Peel in Asheville, NC played host to the 5th Annual Guitar Jam. 99.9 Kiss Country puts on the Guitar Jam every year, and the entire proceeds go to Mission Children’s Hospital. This years artists included Craig Morgan, Kix Brooks of Brooks and Dunn, Randy Houser, Dustin Lynch, and hometown rising star Matt Stillwell. […]

Matt Stillwell knows what it takes to make it in Nashville

Matt Stillwell is more than just your regular graduate of Western Carolina University. In the years since his graduation, Matt has come all the way from small town Cullowhee to big time Nashville, TN, where he is making a name for himself as a country music star. Recently, Matt has been a featured artist on […]