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Rivercane project wins $101,000 grant

The Cherokee Preservation Foundation awarded a $101,000 grant to a team of Western Carolina University scientists to support research for the restoration of the region’s once-plentiful river cane.
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WCU, Asheville schools receive literacy grant

Western Carolina University and the Asheville City Schools have received a grant of $149,749 to continue a project designed to improve reading instruction in secondary schools by increasing the number of teachers with the necessary skills to help their students become better readers.