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September 22, 2017

Weekend Drowning Claims Life of Jackson County Child

Authorities say a 6-year-old Jackson County boy died in a hotel pool in Morganton over the weekend.  The death has been determined as an accidental drowning. The Morganton Department of Public Safety said that the child drowned Saturday night in an indoor pool at a Comfort Inn & Suites. The boy was...
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Fall Color Predictions

It’s September in the hills when Western Carolina University’s fall foliage forecaster Beverly Collins attempts to quantify the quality of the annual color show in Western North Carolina through a scientific-based prediction. And, Collins is anticipating a good display across the mountains this year. Ea...
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Experiencing the eclipse without sight

Safe solar-viewing glasses were of no use to Clayton Ammons on Aug. 21. Neither were telescopes, cameras or any of the other devices most folks used to enhance their eclipse-viewing experience in Western North Carolina. Struck by retinitis pigmentosa in his early teenage years, Ammons’ vision went perma...
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WCU ranked among best in South by US News & World Report

Western Carolina University once again is ranked as a top university in the South in two categories in the 2018 edition of the U.S. News & World Report “Best Colleges” guidebook. The recently-released guidebook lists WCU as 13th among “top public regional universities” in the South, the university’s...
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