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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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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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