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WCU, A-B Tech, UNCA partner to seek biotech research center at Enka site

Western Carolina University Chancellor John W. Bardo announced plans Wednesday, Nov. 8, to seek a biotechnology and genomics center at the former BASF plant in Enka, with three mountain educational institutions partnering with a major company in the burgeoning field of biotechnology to help Western North Carolina tap into opportunities of the 21st-century economy.
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Overflow crowd of 2,000-plus sees Glover, Justice program at WCU

A standing-room-only crowd of more than 2,000 people watched and listened Wednesday (Feb. 9) at Western Carolina University as acclaimed African-American actors Danny Glover and Felix Justice became the living embodiment of the words of poet Langston Hughes and civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.