Nantahala joins Sylva’s craft beer scene

Originally published in The Sylva Herald by Gavin Stewart. Jackson County residents were abuzz on Facebook after finding out the brewery that makes some of their favorite beers, such as Dirty Girl Blonde and Bryson City Brown, plans to open a taproom and brewery in downtown Sylva this year. Joe Rowland, owner of Nantahala Brewing […]

Student Government Association looking to increase turnout in upcoming elections

On a campus of over 11,000 students, it can feel difficult for students to have their voice heard by the people higher up. The best way for students to communicate a problem that they want fixed is to go through the Student Government Association who are having elections in March. Elections for the Student Government […]

The search for WCU’s next Chancellor continues through forums

Co-written with Jonathan Birek A leader is someone of great confidence, composure and compassion. They are resilient yet accountable. Western Carolina University was able to see this first-hand from former Chancellor, David O. Belcher. The university is now tasked with finding his successor while continuing to grow and prosper. The new chancellor should be ready […]

Whee Lead Conference

Do you think you have what it takes to be a leader? WCU students will have the opportunity to fine tune their leadership skills in a one-day leadership conference from 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 17, in the UC. The conference provides students, faculty and staff with the opportunity to engage in […]

What you can do to stay healthy this flu season

This winter a rapid flu epidemic is sweeping across the nation. Around 53 deaths have been reported across the United States from flu symptoms alone. According to Pam Buchanan of WCU Health Services, an average of 10-15 patients a day come to the Byrd medical center with flu-like symptoms – approximately 10 percent of the student […]

NC Congressional and Legislative maps under scrutiny

North Carolina has a problem – a map problem to be specific. Both North Carolina’s Generally Assembly map and the U.S. Congress map have been challenged in federal and state courts. In an email, Dr. Todd Collins, WCU’s Public Policy Institute Director and political science professor, explains how the two maps impact North Carolina’s future elections […]