Western Carolina University is accepting nominations for the Mountain Heritage Award, an honor bestowed annually on one individual and one organization playing a prominent role in researching, preserving and/or interpreting Southern Appalachian history, culture and issues.
The deadline for vendor applications for Mountain Heritage Day, Western Carolina University’s annual fall festival of traditional Appalachian culture, is rapidly approaching. Organizers said the close of business Friday, April 22, will be the final consideration for arts, crafts and food vendors to submit applications to participate in the family-oriented daylong celebration.
Fresh off their appearance as semifinalists on the popular television show "America's Got Talent," the members of bluegrass band Mountain Faith eagerly accepted an invitation to perform for WCU's annual holiday video greeting card.
A benefit bluegrass concert sponsored by the Sylva Herald newspaper and WCU’s Mountain Heritage Center netted $3,000 that will be used to provide assistance to victims of the March 22 landslide in Snohomish County in Washington state.
Two shows by the bluegrass headliner Balsam Range and the opening of a Smithsonian exhibit highlight a full schedule of activities for Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Day, coming up Saturday, Sept. 29, on the campus in Cullowhee.