WCU embarks on building spree

This story was written by Quintin Ellison, originally published in The Sylva Herald. Within two years, Western Carolina University leaders hope to start at least five construction projects with a total estimated worth of $226 million. The campus building spree promises to transform WCU and boost the region’s economy. Campus leaders say when possible they’ll rely on […]

WCU adds stoplight to front of campus

This story was co-written with Haley Smith. Western Carolina University is adding a second traffic light on campus. The North Carolina Department of Transportation is funding and installing the new light at the request of the university. It will be placed at the intersection of Centennial Drive and University Way, at the corner of Bardo Arts Center. Fred […]

“WNC could see conditions close to the blizzard of ’93,” says Greer Meterologist

If you have spent any time outdoors within the past week you’ll have noticed the strange change in temperature. Going from a high of 70 degrees last Thursday to extreme weather conditions this coming week has many Cullowhee residents scratching their heads. “The weather in WNC changes more than I change my underwear,” said Sabrina […]

UNC system has 11 new goals for WCU and other universities

This story was written by Quintin Ellison, originally published in The Sylva Herald. The UNC system’s strategic plan “aligns nicely” with Western Carolina University’s historic mission of serving first-generation mountain students, with a new statewide emphasis on enrolling more low-income and rural students while ensuring timely graduation, according to Chancellor David Belcher. By August, WCU and the […]

Former SMHS assistant principal to lead the new Catamount School

This story was originally published in The Sylva Herald. Bob Dinsdale, former assistant principal at Smoky Mountain High School, has been appointed to direct the Catamount School, the new “lab school” partnership between Western Carolina University and Jackson County Public Schools. Dinsdale, currently assistant principal at Asheville High School, will be the chief administrator for the Catamount […]

Forums set for Catamount School

This story was written by Austin McDowell, originally published in The Sylva Herald. Parents interested in enrolling their children in an innovative, new school through Western Carolina University can ask questions in an upcoming forum. The event is scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday, March 16, in the University Commons Catamount Room on WCU’s campus. A second […]