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Autumn leaves must fall, but not before being tourism draw

It’s September in the hills when Western Carolina University’s fall foliage forecaster Beverly Collins attempts to quantify the quality of the annual color show in Western North Carolina through a scientific-based prediction. And Collins is anticipating a good display across the mountains this year.

Four seniors fulfill internships for same company

Four seniors from Western Carolina University’s Construction Management Program found themselves fulfilling internships this summer for the same Peachtree City, Georgia-based business – Kiewit Infrastructure South Co., a construction firm that is part of the Fortune 500 contracting giant Kiewit Corp.