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Take a Trip to Whitewater Falls

Whitewater Falls, a few miles outside of Cashiers, North Carolina, offers the biggest waterfall east of the Mississippi River. The waterfall, at 411 feet tall, taller than Niagara Falls, is comparable to many beautiful waterfalls throughout the world. A ¼ of a mile paved walkway leads you to the upper […]

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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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SCC/WCU Establish Articulation Agreements in Entrepreneurship, Construction Management

Students enrolled in entrepreneurship and civil engineering technology programs at Southwestern Community College will be able to transfer seamlessly to complete related bachelor’s degree programs at Western Carolina University in just two years of study under a pair of articulation agreements recently signed by leaders of the two institutions. One […]

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Seven Summertime Auto Myths Debunked

The added heat of summer driving places a strain on your car’s cooling and electrical systems. Batteries don’t live as long in high underhood temps, and the extra heat and pressure places a strain on hoses and belts. High speeds and hot pavement are also tough on tires and brakes. […]

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WCU to Offer Specialty Classes this Fall

Western Carolina University will offer the workshop “Learning for Fun: Stained Glass” from 6 to 9 pm on Thursdays, Aug. 27 through Oct. 1, in the south lobby of Cordelia Camp Building. Appropriate for both beginners and advanced students, the course will follow the Tiffany Method of stained glass, which […]

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WCU Students Win Awards at Asheville’s 48 Hour Film Project

A group of Western Carolina University filmmakers and actors won five awards including Best Film and Best Directing at the 2009 Asheville 48 Hour Film Project. This is the third year in a row that WCU students have won five or more awards at the Asheville event. The film project […]

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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 […]