Upon accepting her new position as director of Western Carolina University’s Department of Intercultural Affairs, Dana Patterson couldn’t wait to get to Cullowhee. She was so excited that she moved here two weeks before her Sept. 1 start date.
As a kid with a vivid imagination and a self-admitted “class clown” while attending Fairview Elementary School in Sylva, perhaps Sean Bridgers should have known he had the ingredients to become an actor. Acting wasn’t something Bridgers ever really thought about – not until he left, then returned to Jackson County to enroll at Western Carolina University.
The inaugural beneficiary of an educational award program sponsored by Harris Regional Hospital and Swain Community Hospital is now on the job serving patients at Harris Regional Hospital Urgent Care Center, in the Walmart Plaza in Sylva, after completing the nurse practitioner program at Western Carolina University.
Law enforcement officials have confirmed that charges filed against two individuals in connection with the fatal shooting of a Western Carolina University student earlier this month have been upgraded to murder.