Despite the weather traditional MHD 5k race was successful

Western Carolina University’s biggest event of the year, Mountain Heritage Day, starts with a 5k race hosted by the Sport Management Association (SMA). Dr. Charlie Parrish and the SMA met outside the Stillwell science building at 5:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 26. Their goal was to get as many runners as possible to participate in […]

‘Ready, Set, Blow’ with Jackson County Green Energy Park

Jackson County Green Energy Park (JCGEP) will host an artist open house competition from 2 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 11. “The artist open house competition is an incentive to get the artists out to the JCGEP and experience our brand of studios,” said Timm Muth, director of JCGEP. JCGEP is searching for artists […]

Offshore drilling may be coming off the East Coast

The Obama administration proposed a plan in Jan. 2015 to allow companies to buy leases of federally owned land for oil and gas exploration in the Atlantic Ocean spanning from the Georgia coast to Virginia. This plan could even lead to seeing the huge oil rigs on North Carolina coast. Two companies, Spectrum Deo inc. […]

Welcoming the Winter season on a snowboard

Fall has ended,  leaves have fallen and winter is officially here in North Carolina. What better way to celebrate the winter season than to go learn a winter sport? With the optimistic idea of celebrating Mother Nature, I decided to challenge snowboarding. At the beginning of November, the day arrived that I would learn how to […]

Same sex marriage legalized in North Carolina

Same sex marriage in North Carolina is now legal, based on a ruling on October 10, 2014. People throughout Western North Carolina have some very opposing views when it comes to this issue, but most people understand that for now it is here to stay. Watch the full story below.

Volunteering brings new hope, options for Haywood homeless

Everyone who volunteers has a different reason for doing so, whether it’s to get credit for it in a class or because they believe in the organization that they’re volunteering for, but the reason that they volunteer doesn’t really matter in the end. What matters is that they are there and doing what needs to […]