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WNC students to compete at Science Fair Feb. 13-14

Students from 16 Western North Carolina counties will come together at Western Carolina University on Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 13 and 14, to showcase science projects and compete for the opportunity to exhibit at the North Carolina State Science Fair in Raleigh.
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Tennessee marching band wins WCU’s Tournament of Champions

Although high school marching bands from four states attended the competition, only Dobyns-Bennett High School from Kingsport, Tenn., was named grand champion of Western Carolina University’s Tournament of Champions, an invitational event hosted by Western’s Pride of the Mountains Marching Band on Saturday, Oct. 13.
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Western launches institute to study watershed issues

Western Carolina University is home to a new institute that will bring together scientists, policymakers, economic development experts, natural resource managers and other interested parties in an effort to preserve regional water resources while trying to ensure economic prosperity.
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WNC students study math, science at WCU’s Pre-College Program

Ninety-one rising middle school students from Macon, Swain, Haywood and Jackson counties and from the Qualla Boundary of the Cherokee Indians participated in a two-week Pre-College Program at Western Carolina University designed to develop interests in science- and mathematics-based fields of higher education.