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Honey contest to help highlight pollinator issue

The story was originally published in The Sylva Herald, Feb. 16 edition and online on The Western Carolina Journalist. Honey lovers can get a taste of local honey and learn more about bees and the pollination crisis at the first honey tasting contest at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino on April 26. […]

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Catamounts maul Purple Eagles

Originally published in The Western Carolina Journalist.  The catamount baseball team opened up their 2022 regular season with a four-game series against the Niagara Purple Eagles on Feb. 18 through Feb. 20. See the full story:     The Cats collected an astounding amount of offense during the opening series. […]

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Catamount dining services carries on throughout pandemic

College students are simple creatures. They require an internet connection, a place to sleep, and calories. Lots of calories. Without food, students and staff alike would struggle significantly to produce the results they desire. That being said, feeding a university is no small task.  Western Carolina University has a population […]

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New football players sign with WCU for next season

Originally published in The Western Carolina Journalist.  Western Carolina University football team is getting 30 new players hoping for an even better season than the 2021 season. The WCU Catamount Club and the Western Carolina Football coaching staff hosted a national signing day event via Zoom on Feb.3 and presented […]

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SGA holding annual elections Feb. 28 – March 1

Originally published in The Western Carolina Journalist.  The Student Government Association (SGA) is holding its annual elections for the Student Senate, Student Body Vice-President and the Student Body President. The candidate filing period was open from Jan. 10 – Jan. 24 for candidates to apply to run. After being vetted […]

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Free internet to bring life to downtown Sylva

Free, public access Wi-Fi will soon be available in downtown Sylva thanks to a grant focused on bringing internet to rural communities. The partnership between SkyFi, Inc., BalsamWest, the Southwestern Commission, Jackson County Economic Development, Jackson County Chamber of Commerce, Jackson County Tourism Development Authority, Town of Sylva and a […]

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WCU fees change amid student confusion and concerns

Story co-written/produced with Nick Childs Originally published in The Western Carolina Journalist.  WCU students might see increases in the bills for their school in Fall 2022. Last semester the Board of Trustees approved increases in athletics fees, meal plan rates, residential room rates and introduced a CEAP Teacher Education Course […]

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WCU Baseball has new captains for the season

Originally published in The Western Carolina Journalist. Pitchers Zebby Matthews and Jacob Corn have been elected as team captains for the 2022 baseball season. Matthews, a junior right-handed starting pitcher, and Jackson County native, started in ten games last year, before an elbow injury sidelined him for the remainder of the season. In his […]