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Winners announced from Odyssey of the Mind tourney

Student teams from Fairview Elementary and Reynolds High schools in Buncombe County and Andrews Middle School in Cherokee County came out ahead of the pack by winning two first-place awards each during the Schuncke Memorial Odyssey of the Mind Tournament held Saturday, March 3, at Western Carolina University.
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WCU, tech company to develop disaster preparedness laboratory

The Institute for the Economy and the Future, the regional think tank and economic development arm of Western Carolina University, will team up with a leading technology company to develop a new laboratory to help Western North Carolina businesses and governmental entities prepare for terrorist attacks and natural disasters.
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WCU students give hands-on help to WNC businesses

The hands-on experience Hendersonville native Sarah Desforge took from an increasingly popular business consulting class at Western Carolina University helped her land a summer internship in Asheville that, to her, seemed too good to be true: working on a marketing plan for the Biltmore Estate Equestrian Center.