Day: July 24, 2012


Dr. Beth Lofquist speaks out about the state budget

Dr. Beth Tyson Lofquist, interim provost until August, spoke exclusively to The Western Carolinian about her thoughts and speculations about the upcoming state budget. Currently, decisions have been delayed for Western Carolina University and the rest of the UNC-System schools because the state budget has yet to come through. Governor […]


Graveyard Fields: The best of all worlds

Graveyard Fields is a land lost in time. The trail takes hikers through mountains, fields and waterfalls for the best of all worlds. Those looking for an easy to moderate hike will be pleasantly surprised by all Graveyard Fields has to offer. Graveyard Fields is located off of the Blue […]


Pinnacle Park boasts breathtaking views and strenuous climbs

Pinnacle Park is a well-maintained 1,100-acre area in Sylva where several miles of hiking trails can be found.  By taking a left past the McDonald’s onto Skyland Drive, drivers are on their way to the trailhead. After a few miles, turn left onto Fischer Creek, which dead ends at the […]