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An inspiration ‘Forged In Fire’

Blacksmith Brock Martin has yet to make his coolest thing. Or has he? The world will find out soon when Martin, a Western Carolina University alumnus, will be a contestant on the History Channel’s hit show “Forged In Fire.” His episode is part of Season 4, which began April 11, and will air on a yet-to-be-determined date.

Paws, the official mascot for Western Carolina University’s Catamounts, makes the holiday spirit contagious in WCU’s traditional season’s greetings video to cam...

Amanda Muse | WCUInspires

Amanda Muse is one of very few female snare drum players who perform at the highest levels of marching band. After overcoming stereotypes and physical challenge...

Back to School

In a flurry of activities and events, Western Carolina University says “welcome home” to new and returning students for the 2016-17 academic year.

From Ruin to Renew

Once the location of the campus hangout, The Townhouse, and later to other campus treasures, the string of buildings along Centennial Drive was damaged beyond reasonable repair by a fire in 2013. A mixed-use facility named Noble Hall rises, phoenix-like, from the ashes in these photos.