Discovering Detroit

It was 4th of July weekend, and Detroit was calling my name. A small town girl from Roanoke Rapids, N.C., I was more than little excited when my boyfriend Zack invited me up to Michigan. We stayed the nights right outside Monroe, just 40 miles from Detroit. Fields of beans and corn surrounded us. I […]

A hike into ‘Paradise’

With only one year left in college, I thought I had hiked all around western North Carolina. But there was one view I hadn’t seen: the aptly named Paradise Falls. Located in the Nantahala National Forest, Paradise Falls is a natural wonder. Three tiers tall, this waterfall is tucked into a tight chasm of massive […]

Local brew means big business in WNC

Brewing business is seeing a boom in industry, especially in the area of Western North Carolina. Twenty years ago, it was merely a hiccup in the draft market and today, according to The Asheville Citizen Times, it is a multi-million dollar business. The NC Brewers Guild estimates that there are around 100 breweries and brewpubs — […]

An apple a day… helps support the local economy

The 67th annual NC Apple Festival began under cloudy skies on Friday, August 30. But a little threat of rain and thunderstorms all weekend wasn’t enough to deter people from packing both sides of the street, moving at a snail’s pace akin to rush hour on a Friday afternoon. “The apple has been called the loveliest […]

Volunteers lend a hand in Maryland

The Center for Service Learning and Last Minute Productions (LMP) co-sponsored a community service based Alternative Spring Break trip to Charm City’s Baltimore, Maryland. Twenty volunteers had the opportunity to make a difference in a foreign community and tour the city in their spare time. Almost every Spring Break, several alternative trips are offered to […]

WCU students remained in Cullowhee over break

For some students like the women’s and men’s track team, baseball team, softball team, dance team, and cheerleaders having this break all to themselves was out of the question. Dance team member Dawn Henderson stayed at WCU because of scheduled rehearsals for an upcoming National Dance Alliance (NDA) competition which is being held in Dayton, […]