Author: Sarah Kucharski


Studio Engineer Earns National Emmy for Olympics Work

John E. Wells, studio engineer for Western Carolina University’s Center for Applied Technology, recently won an Emmy award from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Wells served as an edit systems maintenance engineer for an NBC team that was honored with a Sports Emmy Award for Outstanding Technical […]


WCU English Professor Finds Encouragement Through Others

Webster local Dr. Mary Adams not only teaches English, but rescues animals as well. Along with fellow volunteers, the ARF (Animal Relief Friends) organization (Jackson County’s Humane Society) rescues animals from shelters, roads, and the community. ARF is all-volunteer and has a no-kill policy. On Saturdays, adoptive parents gather just […]



Justin Caudell was named Editor-in-Chief of the Western Carolinian during the 2009 spring semester. An award-winning reporter before joining the staff, Justin has been with the Crossroads Chronicle newspaper in Cashiers, North Carolina for eight years. He first joined the paper as a weather reporter in 2003 and became a […]


Swine Flu Cases Affect WNC Boy Scout Camp

All Boy Scouts attending Camp Daniel Boone in Haywood County are being continuously checked for swine flu after 19 scouts were sent home early last month after showing its symptoms, ten of which tested positive for the swine flu virus. Recently, there has been only one swine flu case following […]