Since its launch by Western Carolina University in June, the North Carolina Data Dashboard has proven to be an effective and reliable source of information about the westernmost counties, say those involved with the project.
The lack of broadband internet access in rural areas of Western North Carolina and the quest to find long-term employees for outdoor recreation-related businesses were a couple of the challenging issues highlighted as WCU hosted its inaugural Outdoor Economy Conference.
Sylva storyteller Gary Carden will perform his iconic “Blow the Tannery Whistle” on Thursday, Oct. 18, as part of the ongoing “The Way We Worked” exhibit being hosted by Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Center.
A recent collaboration of Western Carolina University and the Canton Area Historical Museum preserves aspects of an important era of Haywood County and Western North Carolina, and gives the public an easy access to peek into the past.
Western Carolina University will host the Rooted in the Mountains symposium, designed to integrate indigenous and local knowledge with health and environmental issues, on Thursday, Sept. 27, and Friday, Sept. 28, on campus in the Blue Ridge Conference Room.