Day: September 14, 2011

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Sylva’s commercial radio station goes off air

The only commercial radio station in Jackson County, WRGC 680 AM, went to static on Aug. 31. According to a statement on the radio station’s website, they were forced to go off the air due to a decline in revenue. The station’s main source of income came primarily from advertisers […]

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WCU finances OK despite overall outlook being reduced to “negative”

Moody’s Investor Services announced recently that Western Carolina University was deemed high quality after receiving a credit issuer rating of Aa3. According to the release, however, the university’s overall outlook has been reduced from “stable” to “negative.” Western’s issuer rating, a score determining how well an institution can honor it’s […]

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WCU students and faculty help analyze Irene’s damage on N.C.

Students and faculty from the Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines (PSDS) at Western Carolina University got to see firsthand the damage Hurricane Irene left on North Carolina’s Outerbanks the weekend of Aug. 26. The program is a research center on campus that takes a worldwide and scientific view […]

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Before They Were Educators: Gabe Nucci

The Olympic Games, the Super Bowl, the World Series. What do all of these have in common? They’re all events that Assistant Professor of Broadcasting Gabe Nucci has contributed to and thrived in. Born in snowy Rochester, N.Y., Nucci spent most of his childhood in sunny Miami, Fla. An amateur […]

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Western Carolina University prepared if disaster strikes

September is “National Preparedness Month”, and in honor of the recent trembles felt from the 5.9 magnitude earthquake that rocked Virginia and the East Coast, The Western Carolinian thought it wise to delve into the world of emergency preparedness on the Western Carolina University campus. WCU Emergency Manager Tammi Hudson […]

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Where does all the money go? A look at parking operations at WCU

On a yearly basis at WCU, students who have a hard time finding a parking spot at one time or another question where their money goes after purchasing a parking permit. For those unlucky to have received a parking fine, even more questions are pondered. WCU Police Chief Earnie Hudson […]

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WCU’s ‘A Christmas Carol’ wins second national award

A Western Carolina University re-creation of the 1938 Campbell’s Playhouse radio classic “A Christmas Carol” was recently named the winner of a 2011 Gabriel Award from the Catholic Academy for Communication Arts Professionals. Gabriel Awards, which are designed to honor works of excellence that uplift and nourish the human spirit, […]

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WCU arts and culture series opens 2011-12 season with Doxita

A checkpoint on the Pakistan-India border and Peruvian workers traveling by boat to an island of birds are just two of the scenes from the upcoming opening of the Arts and Cultural Events Performance Series at Western Carolina University. The ACE series opened at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, in […]

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North Carolina General Assembly eliminates Teaching Fellows program

The Teaching Fellows program was placed on the chopping block and taken off the state budget by the North Carolina General Assembly in June. Since 1986, the North Carolina Teaching Fellows Program has been an integral part of educating future teachers for North Carolina. Each year, 500 high school seniors […]

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Alcohol sales may come to Cullowhee if referendum passes

Pending a vote in primary elections, alcohol sales could be coming to Cullowhee. In recent discussions by the Jackson County Board of Commissioners, the board has decided to include an alcohol referendum on May’s ballot. If passed, this would allow businesses in Cullowhee at WCU to serve beer, wine and/or […]