Posts By: Geoff Cantrell

Mountain Heritage Day set for 43rd year Saturday, Sept. 30

Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Day, a free family oriented festival that celebrates Southern Appalachian culture through concerts, living-history demonstrations, competitions and awards programs, will be held Saturday, Sept. 30, on the WCU campus, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Autumn leaves must fall, but not before being tourism draw

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.

Winter garners Impact Academy fellowship

Kim Winter, dean of the College of Education and Allied Professions at Western Carolina University, recently was awarded an Impact Academy fellowship by the Deans for Impact nonprofit organization.