The basics of Fly Fishing

This story was co-written with Ashley Kairis Fly fishing is immensely popular in western North Carolina. According to The WNC Fly Fishing Trail, Jackson County alone has more than 4,000 miles of trout streams and is the home of the state record for the largest rainbow trout ever caught. Living in an area that has such a […]

Donations fuel Hillside Grind’s commitment to WCU students

Hillside Grind coffeehouse has served WCU students for almost two years. What sets it apart from the other coffeehouses in the Cullowhee area is not only its exceptional coffee according to students, but also the fact it is one of the only coffeehouses that’s donation-based and a non-profit organization. The coffeehouse is open Monday-Friday from […]

WCU students work to restore a Pisgah trail

The Pisgah Conservancy and Western Carolina University students hosted the second Pisgah Pride Day on April 22 to repair and restore damaged trails along the Pisgah Trail route. Justin Ness and Alexander Bennett have more on the event:

Thousands flock to the Greening Up the Mountains festival

The 20th annual Greening Up the Mountains festival was April 22. According to event coordinator, Amy Ammons Garza, she’s estimating there were around 1,200 visitors, this is 2,000 more than last year.  Garza said the streets of downtown Sylva were very crowded, not even the rain could discourage visitors. “When it rained, I think people went into […]

Family fun day for a good cause – stop bullying in schools

Sylva’s Mountain Mediation Services is hosting a Bridges to Peace Family Fun Day at the Jackson County Recreation Center in Cullowhee this Saturday, April 29, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. This carnival-style family fun day is a fundraiser to support upcoming programs to spread awareness and prevention for bullying in schools. During the day, there […]

WNC communities organize Town Hall on healthcare; Mark Meadows plays hooky

People from 16 Western North Carolina counties and over a dozen organizations from North Carolina’s District 11 gathered outside of the Haywood County Courthouse in Waynesville on Sunday, April 23. “Where is Mark Meadows?” was the question on many signs of an estimated 450 people standing outside the courthouse in the heavy rain. Meadows currently serves as […]