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Discover Precious Stones by Visiting Franklin’s Gem Mine

One of the driving forces in the settlement of this country was the pursuit of wealth. Settlers pushed ever deeper into the unknown wilderness, as rumors of gold and other precious minerals reached civilized lands. Today, gem mining in areas like Franklin offers the public a chance to experience the […]

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Former WCU Graduate Wins Film School Fellowship

Tad Daggerhart, a 2008 graduate of Western Carolina University, has been awarded an Annenberg Graduate Fellowship to continue his studies in the writing program at the University of Southern California Film School The USC Annenberg Graduate Fellowship Program provides eligible graduate students in three USC schools funding so they may […]

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Volunteers Needed at Harris Regional Hospital Auxiliary Thrift Shop

The WestCare Health System offers a plethora of volunteer opportunities to the region. Of those, the Harris Regional Hospital Auxiliary Thrift Shop, known by locals as the “HA”, has experienced tremendous success. This is in spite of their move from the downtown Sylva location, to a more ambiguous one on […]

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A Look at Jackson County’s Habitat for Humanity

(Editor’s Note: The following is the fourth article in an ongoing series of articles that look at where students can and are volunteering their time.) Jackson County Habitat for Humanity, Inc. is a non-profit ministry. Their mission is to build simple, decent houses with community volunteers. They are in partnership […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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