In 11th, Meadows is ‘about as invulnerable as they come’

This story was written by Jim Buchanan, originally published in The Sylva Herald. “Meadows is about as invulnerable as they come,” according to Chris Cooper, a professor and department head of political science and Public Affairs at Western Carolina University. If anything, Cooper, widely regarded as the go-to political expert for this region, might be understating the […]

WNC communities organize Town Hall on healthcare; Mark Meadows plays hooky

People from 16 Western North Carolina counties and over a dozen organizations from North Carolina’s District 11 gathered outside of the Haywood County Courthouse in Waynesville on Sunday, April 23. “Where is Mark Meadows?” was the question on many signs of an estimated 450 people standing outside the courthouse in the heavy rain. Meadows currently serves as […]

Mark Meadows visits WCU political science class

North Carolina congressman Mark Meadows (R) spoke to a political science class at Western Carolina University on Monday, April 10, discussing health care, tax reform, Syria and other issues. Meadows is the leader of the congressional group known as the Freedom Caucus that was one of the main opponents of the Republican health care bill […]

Meadows and Hill Debate at WCU

A polished Republican Mark Meadows and a new on the block Democrat Tom Hill visited Western Carolina University’s campus for a congressional debate at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 4. The District 11 candidates addressed a wide range of issues including taxes, health care, immigration, human trafficking, foreign and domestic policies and fracking. Both parties recognized […]

Meadows and Rogers face-off at WCU

Mark Meadows and Hayden Rogers, candidates for US Congress in North Carolina’s 11th district, faced off in their final debate at Western Carolina University on Tuesday, Oct. 23. Education was an important topic at this specific debate as much of the audience was made up of students. The question on everyone’s mind, and a question […]

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. […]