Archaeological evidence has shown that people have lived in what is now called Cullowhee Valley for thousands of years, and several Native American villages once stood on what is now the campus of Western Carolina University.
A new book by a Western Carolina University history professor tells the story of the rise of the tourism industry in Western North Carolina, from the early 1800s when low-country planters escaped the summer heat by heading to higher elevations to the arrival of casino gambling in Cherokee.
Western Carolina University decided to add a little warmth to the cold winter nights back in January by sponsoring a series of informal old-time and bluegrass music jam sessions and traditional dance gatherings -- open to everyone in the region with a hankering to pick, sing and kick up their heels.
More than 80 writers from across the state will meet to read from their works and honor Raleigh author Sally Buckner during the annual N.C. Writers Conference on Saturday, July 31, at Western Carolina University.
Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Center recently unveiled its first online exhibit, “Southern Appalachian Quilts,” featuring photographs and information about 37 quilts in the center’s collection.
Fourth-grade students across Western North Carolina will have an opportunity to learn the historic tradition of quilting this fall through a program created by Western Carolina University's Mountain Heritage Center.
The Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., will be just a mouse click away for teachers participating in "An Adventure of the American Mind," a federally funded project being administered in North Carolina's seven westernmost counties through Western Carolina University's College of Education and Allied Professions.