Tyler Sexton – A broken dream

Most athletes see injuries as a setback and a way to come back stronger in the game that they play and for the sport they love. For redshirt senior tight end, Tyler Sexton, football seasons come to an end way too quickly and sometimes without even getting to step on the game day field. Sexton […]

Jerry Wolfe: WWII veteran and Cherokee’s “Beloved Man”

For approximately the last 20 years, Eastern Band Cherokee Indian elder Jerry Wolfe, 93, has been working as a volunteer at the Museum of the Cherokee Indian greeting tourists and other visitors at the ticket counter with a “Siyo” meaning “Hello.” In an effort to preserve his traditions, Wolfe openly shares his Cherokee heritage to […]

WCU men’s basketball 2017-18 season preview

Following a tumultuous year filled with inconsistencies leading to a 9-23 finish, the Western Carolina men’s basketball team are hoping to establish rhythm early in 2017-18 season as it braces for Clemson on the road in its season opener at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 10.   This will be the second year in a […]

Western’s very own Shark Tank: 3rd annual Pitch Party

Every great idea must start somewhere, and what better place to start than right here on campus? On Thursday, Nov. 9, the student organization Encouraging Potential through Innovation and Collaboration (EPIC) will be hosting their 3rd Annual Pitch Party. It will be held in the UC Theater at 6 p.m. It is free to attend, and it […]

WCU soccer heads to SoCon

For the first time in 10 years, the WCU women’s soccer team is headed to the final four round of the Southern Conference tournament. The Cats will travel to face Furman in Birmingham, Alabama on Friday, November 3 after a 1-0 victory over VMI on Sunday Oct. 29 with a goal by Emily Threatt. “It […]

WCU student shot at off-campus apartment

This story was written by Quintin Ellison and Dave Russell, originally published in The Sylva Herald. Jackson County detectives are investigating another shooting involving a Western Carolina University student, less than three weeks after a WCU junior was shot and killed at the campus’ back entrance. Corey Ladarrius Alston, 19, was shot in the leg at […]