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Local students to take part in WCU’s Youth Congress

About 200 students from Western North Carolina will get a chance to voice their opinions on a variety of local, state and federal government issues, while getting an interactive lesson on the legislative process when they convene in a youth assembly Saturday, March 24, in the Asheville Civic Center Banquet Hall.
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Costumes a big part of WCU’s ‘Music Man’

Students and faculty members from the costume shop at Western Carolina University have been preparing all semester for the production “The Music Man,” set to open Thursday, Feb. 22, with the most costumes they have ever had to make for a single show.
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Author of Blue Ridge Parkway history to speak Feb. 21

Anne Mitchell Whisnant, author of “Super-Scenic Motorway,” a history of the Blue Ridge Parkway, will be the featured presenter as the Appalachian Cultural Lunchtime Series continues Wednesday, Feb. 21, at Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Center.