Author: Max Poku-Kankam

Features

Artifacts of Sylva’s history uncovered

Originally published in The Sylva Herald  Robin Sharrett was clearing the basement of the former Farmhouse Mercantile and Coffee Bar in Sylva when he found something buried under the old shelves. He dug it up to find a cola bottle made by the Nehi Bottling Company in Bryson City in […]

Campus News News

ASP Abroad explores Europe in spring break adventure

Over spring break, WCU’s Academic Success Program (ASP) Abroad program brought former participants to Europe to gain experience from culture, history, and service. The program took them to the Czech Republic, Budapest and Vienna.  The students explored the cities, learned about different cultures, and participated in a variety of activities.   […]

Issues

WCU adjunct faculty receive raise, challenges remain

“Imagine that based upon your expertise in your field you have been recruited to teach on the faculty of a prestigious university. Imagine that after nine years’ service you have gained superior evaluations from your department head, excellent evaluations from your students, been awarded grants for study abroad, and are […]

Arts Arts, Entertainment & Culture

Press Release – Enjoy the music of Patsy, Loretta, and Dolly in a tribute to Trailblazing Women of Country at Bardo Arts Center!

Cullowhee, NC | Bardo Arts Center (BAC) is excited to welcome Trailblazing Women of Country to the BAC Performance Hall stage on Thursday, April 18, at 7:30 pm for a tribute to country music legends Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, and Dolly Parton.CMT’s 2022 “Next Woman of Country” Miko Marks and […]

News WNC News

BearWise keeps bears wild in Waynesville

Originally published by The Mountaineer Kim Parker was spending a normal weekend afternoon with family in the living room when she spied something out the window that left her speechless.  “I looked out and at first I couldn’t get the words out. I’m just pointing at the yard. The bear […]

Featured News WNC News

Drugs in Jackson County: A history of the issue

Originally published by The Sylva Herald  “The investigation led to 15 arrests on charges stemming from illegal guns, drug possession, trafficking and setting up places from which to deal drugs…” (The Sylva Herald Nov. 2022).  “Three men from outside Jackson County were arrested with multiple pounds of drugs and charges […]

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Settlement sends county money to fight drugs

Originally published by The Sylva Herald The US Government reached a historic $56 billion cumulative settlement agreement following the aftermath of various lawsuits concerning opioid exploitation by American pharmacies. The state of North Carolina is set to receive $1.5 billion in total according to Attorney General Josh Stein.  Jackson County […]