Jim Davis and Jane Hipps debate at WCU tomorrow night

Republican Jim Davis and Democrat Jane Hipps, candidates for state Senate District 50, will debate at WCU on Oct.27 at 7 p.m. in room 204 of the Health and Human Sciences building down the street across from the main campus. This will be the last of several local debates that have taken place at WCU […]

Is change coming? Candidates battle it out

This story was written by Tanner Hall, originally published in The Sylva Herald. Some of Jackson County’s most pressing issues – the ones current officials have been working to solve for the better part of the past year – are helping to shape the upcoming local election. Candidates running for the Jackson County Board of Commissioners […]

UC presidential debate viewing party leaned toward Clinton

In a history-making presidential debate, Trump and Clinton came together on the stage for the first time this election season for a full 90 minutes. It was the most viewed and most tweeted debate in history exceeding 84 million viewers and 10.3 million tweets, setting the bar higher than it ever has been in the […]

Government shutdown headlines District 11 congressional debate

Western Carolina’s campus filled with eager voters who were mostly older men and women with a sprinkle of youth here and there among the crowd as incumbent Mark Meadows (R-Jackson) and Rick Bryson (D-Swain) took center stage for debate. The Black Lives Matter movement, government shutdowns, and law enforcement were just a few of the highlighted topics of debate between […]

Third party presidential debate offers unheard voices, other choices

The day after Democratic President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney debated for the third and final time, four lesser-known third-party presidential candidates convened in Chicago for a debate at the Hilton Hotel on Tuesday, Oct. 23. The four candidates included Jill Stein of the Green Party, Rocky Anderson of the Justice Party, Virgil […]

Election events at WCU this week

A series of election-related events will unfold at WCU this week as students return to classes from fall break.  Each event will be free and open to the public. The third debate between incumbent President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney will be broadcast live 8:30-10:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 22 in the A.K. […]