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December 15, 2019

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Lori A. Lewis Is Stepping Down

Western Carolina University Chancellor Kelli R. Brown announced that Lori A. Lewis is stepping down from her position as the university’s vice chancellor for advancement, effective today (Monday, Aug. 12). Brown made the announcement about the change in leadership for WCU’s Division of Advancement in a...
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Broadband Expansion Legislation

Broadband expansion legislation that stalled earlier this year after strong opposition from cable and telecommunications providers cleared a key N.C. House committee Thursday, but only after a long debate on the role of government in providing internet access.  House Bill 431, the FIBER NC Act, would el...
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Legislative Districts Challenged

Gov. Roy Cooper and Attorney General Josh Stein have formally asked North Carolina judges to quickly strike down dozens of legislative districts drawn by Republicans that are at the center of a partisan gerrymandering lawsuit. The top elected Democratic leaders on Wednesday requested that the judges acc...
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Opioid Awareness Campaign

The Jackson County Department of Public Health has partnered with the Jackson County Community Foundation to implement an Opioid Awareness Campaign during the months of September and October. The campaign will start with the Jackson County Board of Commissioners recognizing September as Opioid Awareness...
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Alterations To WCU Womens Inaugural Coaching Staff

Western Carolina head women’s basketball coach Kiley Hill announced alterations to his inaugural coaching staff ahead of the 2019-20 season.  Shyla Coleman, who was brought on board to take on the task as Director of Basketball Operations, has been promoted to assistant coach.  Additionally, Megan Brown...
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Careful With That Last Minute Beach Trip

According to the Associated Press A North Carolina ocean rescue official says more than 40 people had to be saved from dangerous rip currents at a single beach in one day.  Dave Baker, ocean rescue director for Wrightsville Beach, confirmed dozens of swimmers were rescued from rip currents there by late...
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Western Carolina Men’s And Women’s Basketball Teams

The nonconference portion of the 2019-2020 regular season schedule for both Western Carolina men’s and women’s basketball teams is set and features a total of 26 out of conference games – 11 for men’s basketball and 15 for the women. All told, Catamount men’s basketball will face three nonconference tea...
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N.C. Education Lottery Raised The Most Money Ever

The N.C. Education Lottery raised the most money ever for education programs in fiscal year 2019, setting a new record of $708.3 million. The $708 million, up $38 million from the amount raised the year before, means that on average the lottery generated more than $1.9 million a day for education, accor...
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