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Problems continuing at Cullowhee development

Originally published in The Sylva Herald on Sept. 17, 2020.  As the fourth week of classes began for Western Carolina University students, many Husk residents were blindsided Sept. 8 by early morning flooding of their apartments. The Husk is an apartment complex mostly for WCU students off Little Savannah Road […]

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Absence of band director shakes POTM

Western Carolina’s very own Pride of the Mountains marching band was thrown for a loop when the long-time band director, David Starnes, officially resigned on August seventh. Since then the effects of his absence are becoming more and more evident as the practices roll on.   Students and staff alike were […]

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Cawthorn, Davis clash on night two of ‘Best in the West’ debate

The Saturday, Sept. 5 NC-11 Congressional debate between Democrat Moe Davis and Republican Madison Cawthorn featured words like “liberal lawyer,” “no experience” and “liar.” The ‘Best in the West’ doubleheader was hosted at Western Carolina University and organized by Blue Ridge Public Radio, Mountain Xpress and Smoky Mountain News. Night two centered […]

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WCU expands COVID-19 quarantine housing to The Village

On Thursday, Sept. 3, Western Carolina University announced the expansion of its quarantine housing. In an email to village residents by the executive director of residential living, Bryant Barnett, there are more than 40 vacant rooms across four empty houses (700, 1790, 1900 and 2100) at The Village. The Village […]

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Night One of ‘Best in the West’ Debate a Slobberknocker

“Best in the West: North Carolina’s 11th Congressional District Forum” are a series of two debates across Sept 4-5 between retired USAF Col. and Democratic nominee Moe Davis, against the young rising star of the Republican Party Madison Cawthorn.  Hosted by Blue Ridge Public Radio, Mountain Xpress and Smoky Mountain […]

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Elections 2020: NC-11 candidates for US Congress

As election day comes upon us, it’s crunch time for voters to decide who they want to represent them. Voters need to know who aligns more with their standards and look past the soundbites they hear from news outlets, social media and attack ads. Candidate profiles are extremely vital to […]

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Covid Cluster Rocks Western Students

On Tuesday, Sept. 1, Western Carolina University released a statement exposing a cluster of 17 COVID-19 cases from students, all residing from Harrill Residence Hall. This is the first and largest cluster of cases we have seen yet this school year and raises some concerns with parents and students alike. […]