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Sept. 11 program to focus on mountaintop removal

The fall “Living With the Land” folk life series will begin at Western Carolina University on Tuesday, Sept. 11, with a presentation by Dave Cooper, a Lexington, Ky., resident who travels across the nation educating communities about the effects of the mountaintop removal involved in coal extraction.
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Rob Neufeld to open lunchtime series Sept. 5

Local history writer and book critic Rob Neufeld will be the featured presenter as the 2007-08 edition of the Appalachian Cultural Lunchtime Series begins Wednesday, Sept. 5, at Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Center.
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WCU to host Aug. 14 symposium on the future of photonics

Representatives of five universities and from private business and industry will convene – some live and in person, others via videoconferencing – at Western Carolina University for a daylong symposium Tuesday, Aug. 14, on the future of photonics in North and South Carolina.