Students honor veterans in candlelight service

President Truman once said, “Our debt to the heroic men and valiant women in the service of our country can never be repaid. They have earned our undying gratitude.” WCU students showed their undying gratitude in a candlelight service where they could personalize a paper bag, fill it with sand, place a candle inside and […]

Unseen Scars: The battle against PTSD

“There’s light at the end of the tunnel, you just have to find it. But no matter how successful you get, it will always stay with you,” said marine veteran Erik Watkins. He was talking about PTSD. The National Center for PTSD says that a post-traumatic stress disorder begins when someone goes through, sees, or learns about a […]

Local veteran programs make their mark on WNC

Western Carolina University was recently designated a “top school” in the Military Advanced Education 2015 Guide to Colleges & Universities. It’s no wonder why the university grabbed that distinction with people like Tom Baker from the Vet to Vet program. Baker, a chief organizer of the Vet to Vet program, has been interviewing with local […]

Student Veterans Association prepares for first ever softball season

The Student Veteran’s Association at Western Carolina University is gearing up for softball season with their first intramural sports team this spring. The SVA Softball Team will be not only the club’s first softball team, but the first time in SVA history that the club has participated in intramural sports. SVA was re-started at WCU […]

Unseen Scars

Local veterans will host their first round table discussion on Veteran’s Day at 7 p.m. featuring members from the Vet to Vet program. The program aids local veterans of all ages and genders to talk about traumatic experiences they may have encountered while in combat. Founders Darwin Thomas and Tom Baker started the program together when […]