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National whitewater organization moves headquarters to Western

American Whitewater, an organization that promotes paddle sports and river conservation, has relocated its national headquarters from Silver Spring, Md., to Western Carolina University, a move designed to boost whitewater activities as a growing element of Western North Carolina's recreation and tourism industry.
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Talent Search director looks back on Lewis and Clark trek

After students and staff members from Western Carolina University's Talent Search Program rolled the last mile to the Pacific Ocean and dismounted from their mountain bikes, completing a three-year effort to retrace the path of the Lewis and Clark Expedition from St. Louis, Mo., to the Oregon coast, there was a predictable round of hugs, tears and high-fives as they dipped their feet in the salty waters.