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Landing the big one: Rise in trout fishing supports outdoor economy

Originially published by The Mountaineer  Haywood County ranks in the top five most popular counties for trout fishing in North Carolina, which contributes $1.38 billion annually to the state’s economy, according to a comprehensive study that analyzed the economic impact of trout fishing.   The newly-released study was developed by the […]

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Whee swipe

Dating apps have increased in popularity over the last decade, marketing to more and more groups of people – from farmers to religious groups. The college demographic is no different.   Although dating apps are a common part of college culture now, they didn’t start that way.   Dating app popularity […]

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“We are still here”: Western Carolina University remains a Cherokee place

Originally published in The Western Carolina Journalist  November is Native American Heritage Month, but it’s not just a heritage for the Cherokee people of Western North Carolina. It’s a living, vibrant culture.    There are 547 federally recognized tribes in the United States. Native Americans were not automatically afforded U.S. citizenship […]

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Timeline for rollout of new FAFSA announced, WCU to host FAFSA Day – Press Release

CULLOWHEE –  In November, the U.S. Department of Education announced the timeline for rollout of the new Free Application for Federal Student Aid form and provided dates and timelines for schools as to when to expect applicant information.  The new FAFSA rollout comes as a result of the FAFSA Simplification […]


Support for Kevin Mabus

Kevin Mabus is the Cat-Tran student-shift supervisor and is a friend to all who know him. Through this role he has created meaningful relationships and shared his wisdom with countless students and staff all while maintaining a safe and welcoming working environment.   Unfortunately, last December, Mabus began to notice issues […]


Investigation continues in Shining Rock arson case

The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation has joined WCU Police in the Nov. 14 Shining Rock arson investigation.  The WCU Police Department received reports of a fire in Shining Rock Residence Hall Tuesday Nov. 14. Smoke was traced to two trash cans burning in a communal bathroom.   This marks […]

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Keeping an eye to the sky in Cullowhee

Birding, as it is formally known, is gaining popularity within the greater Tuckasegee area. Topher Stephens, a Caney Fork local, along with Sylva mayor Dave Nestler set out to create a community where they could enjoy their shared interest in birds.   Together they created Tuck Birders, a club with a […]