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 […]

Food changes coming up with a slight increase in the meal plan

Aramark has had a vision for the future of food on campus for the past few years, and that vision will start to become reality in the next year. In the fall of this year, the newly renovated Brown building will open for business and will feature Steak ‘n Shake, Starbucks, a new dining hall […]

A photo recap of graduation day

WCU gained a new batch of alumni on Saturday as the Class of 2017 undergraduate commencement ceremonies were held. The Ramsey Center filled with proud parents, friends and professors as one by one, each student was recognized for their academic achievements. For a photo recap of the festivities, check out the photos below! WCU Spring […]

A moment in time – class of 2017

This story was co-written with Jessica Wooten. With the end of the semester around the corner, everyone is busy with finals, turning in last minute assignments and awaiting summer vacation. For many students, it is the final countdown. This weekend is the marker that ends a college career and begins a new chapter in life for the class […]

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 […]

Writer urges students: ‘read and persevere’

This story was originally published in The Sylva Herald. Every Monday night since January, 10 students have met for class in the Coulter building on Western Carolina University’s campus. They read stories, write and present on contemporary work—all while learning from one of America’s towering professional writers: WCU professor and Jackson County resident Ron Rash. […]