Just when you thought it was over… Gubernatorial recount in Durham County and Election ’17

In the weeks following Nov. 8, Americans all across the U.S. could take solace in the fact that election season was finally over. Unfortunately for North Carolinians, the most tumultuous and divisive election season in recent memory refused to leave The Old North State. Democratic challenger Roy Cooper appeared to have won the governor’s seat […]

Debate for NC House District 119 highlights

This story was co-written with Charles Hadley.  North Carolina State Rep. Joe Sam Queen (D-Haywood) and challenger Mike Clampitt (R-Swain) engaged in a substantive debate Wednesday night, Oct.12, on the campus of Western Carolina University. About 60 people attended the debate between Clampitt and Queen in the Health and Human Sciences building at WCU. The […]

N.C. House debate will be held at WCU

In the coming weeks, the North Carolina House of Representatives candidates for District 119 will debate who shall win the seat on Nov. 4. On Tuesday, Sept. 23, Western Carolina University will host the incumbent Joe Sam Queen (D) of Haywood County and the challenger Mike Clampitt (R) of Swain County.  This debate will take […]

Voter Registration Day makes voting count

(Story was updated on Sept. 26, 2012) Success could define the National Voter Registration Day that was held on Tuesday, Sept. 25 on the UC lawn. The students had a chance to meet some of the candidates running for office, register to vote in November and channel their inner child on several carnival-style inflatables. Photos […]

Students turn out for Voter Registration Day

With a state primary and referendum coming in May and a national election looming in November, Western Carolina University students filed out in droves for Voter Registration Day on Thursday, February 23. The event ran from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the A.K. Hinds University Center lawn and included a live student debate.  Hundreds […]