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Tuckasegee River has more than just garbage

Originally published in The Western Carolina Journalist In the early afternoon, with mist still clinging to the waters of the river, hundreds of WCU students descend to the banks of the Tuckasegee river for the Tuck River Cleanup. Throughout the day, thousands of pounds of trash are removed. Digging through the muck and […]

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WCU’s University Participant Program taking national steps 

WCU’s University Participant Program (UP) has high chances of being the first inclusive postsecondary education program (IPSE) to gain accreditation in the country.    The UP Program is a two-year, on-campus living and learning experience for college-aged students with intellectual disabilities. UP students audit college classes, have an internship or job […]

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Community Table helping with food wants and needs

The Community Table of Jackson County is a valuable resource for people who may need food assistance as well as people who may just want a plate of food that is not from the dining halls. The Table is located at 23 Central St., Sylva.    Students may be put into […]

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Recognizing the land during Native American Heritage Month

November is Native American Heritage Month, a time to recognize and respect Indigenous culture. This month also recalls the dark past of colonized land.  Land acknowledgements, formal documents honoring tribal homelands, are used by institutions across America, including WCU.   WCU sits on land that was, and remains, the ancestral and […]

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Gemini Tattoo shop now open in Sylva 

A new tattoo shop, Gemini Tattoo and Body Piercing, is up and running in Sylva beside Cook Out. The studio, established by Curtis Lamoureux, opened July 2022.  The shop is open from noon to 10 p.m. weekdays and noon to midnight Fridays and Saturdays. Gemini Tattoo currently has two artists, […]