Western Carolina University

Western Carolina University
Jun 2023
For nearly 100 years, the Ela Dam has interrupted the flow of the Oconaluftee River. But now, a team of locals are restoring the waterway.

Mar 2023
The latest from throughout Western North Carolina

Aug 2022
A partnership between local universities brings Appalachian history online

Mar 2022
A dream retirement home in Asheville is a slam-dunk win

Dec 2021
Student health ambassadors program expands

Aug 2021
After so many months of cancelled and postponed events, the urge to get together and celebrate is palpable. Here to satisfy is a season of great gatherings bursting with local culture: From woolly worms, elk, and Bigfoot to mountain arts, food, music, and more, these festivals truly have something for everyone.

Jun 2021
Meet Western North Carolina’s 2021 Olympic hopefuls—Manteo Mitchell and Abbey Cooper

Jun 2021
During a year of racial reckoning, public symbols have been renamed and removed

Mar 2021
Strike out to discover native floral treasures in WNC

Dec 2020
For all of its storm and stress, 2020 proved to be a watershed for WNC authors, with a wave of them publishing particularly notable titles

Dec 2020
Inaugural WNC poetry contest salutes local verse

Aug 2019
The Mountain Gateway Museum puts decades of WNC writers on display

Jun 2019
The latest from throughout Western North Carolina

Dec 2018
Locals, especially, can confirm Western North Carolina holds a wealth of riches. From natural wonders and cultural treasures to splurge-worthy experiences, the indulgences afforded in our mountains are, in many ways, priceless.

Dec 2018
Bourbon Barrel is an anchor for the growing revitalization of a once-busy commercial district that had fallen on quiet times

Oct 2018
Find something for everyone on your gift list at these regional markets

Apr 2018
The latest from throughout Western North Carolina

Feb 2018
Two Henderson County brothers are rocking the plant world

Dec 2017
The latest from throughout Western North Carolina

Aug 2017
From the practice room to the stage to the studio, WNC’s garage rockers forged an indelible sound

Jun 2017
WCU reprints legendary outdoorsman’s mountain memoir

Jun 2017
Rising novelist David Joy sheds light on mountain life through exquisitely told dark tales

Jun 2017
Service Learning

Jun 2017
Parks & Rec

Jun 2017

Jun 2017

Dec 2016
WCU’s bachelors in emergency medical care—the oldest in the country—goes way beyond textbooks

Apr 2016
As tourism continues to rise, local college students size up the economic impact

Feb 2016
Tracing the origin of WNC’s preeminent marketing phrase, Land of the Sky

Dec 2015
Spread the love with Baxley’s Chocolates’ ganache truffles

Jul 2015
Forty years after Elvis rocked Asheville, the city’s still all shook up about it

Apr 2015
Specialty plates already raise funds for natural areas, and two new ones could help protect species of native fish

Dec 2014
WCU Fine Art Museum offers a retrospective exhibit of Vadim Bora’s portraits

Nov 2014
Celebrate a joyous season with performances galore

Aug 2014
A new exhibit uncovers local history

Apr 2013
Cullowhee reels in the Southeastern Fly Fishing Festival

Mar 2013
An exhibit unveils an obscure bit of African-American history

Jan 2013
Make the most of winter’s laid-back pace with our list of guaranteed ways to pamper yourself—mind, body, and spirit

Jun 2012
Round-Trip: 8.6 miles Difficulty: Strenuous

Apr 2012
How Harvey K. Littleton’s vision sparked an artistic revolution and ignited the Studio Glass Movement.