Smoky Mountain High School students, clockwise from top left, Samantha Tilley (senior), Mitchell Russotti (junior), Elizabeth Sealy (sophomore) and Josh Handy (freshman) were selected as Mustangs of the Month for March. The award is presented to students who best exemplify the spirit of Smok…

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Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Western Carolina University’s Office of Professional Growth and Enrichment will offer a live two-day online Effective Organizational Change Management Certificate, from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Friday, May 21, and Wednesday, May 26. 

Wednesday, March 03, 2021

Smoky Mountain High School students, clockwise from top left, Samantha Tilley (senior), Mitchell Russotti (junior), Elizabeth Sealy (sophomore) and Josh Handy (freshman) were selected as Mustangs of the Month for March. The award is presented to students who best exemplify the spirit of Smok…

On Feb. 23 Jackson County Public Schools accepted these employee recommendations:

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Two years before a total solar eclipse left area residents breathless in 2017, Southwestern Community College started working with NASA in an effort to bring advanced Science, Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) education opportunities to Western North Carolina.

Thanks to a new articulation agreement with Western Carolina University, students enrolled in the Associate of Fine Arts degree at Southwestern Community College can now transfer credits to the Bachelor of Fine Arts in graphic design at WCU.

Amid the pandemic and a recession, total enrollment at Western Carolina University has dipped only slightly for the 2021 spring semester, while the number of graduate students enrolled moderately increased over previous years.

Matthew Toedt of Sylva earned the distinction of Faculty Honors for fall 2020 at the Georgia Institute of Technology. This designation is awarded to undergraduate students who have earned a 4.0 academic average for the semester.

One Dozen Who Care, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that seeks to empower, educate and encourage economic development for women, youth and elders in the far Western region of North Carolina, in order to bridge cultures and create community bonds.

Western Carolina University’s Office of Professional Growth and Enrichment will be offering a five-week online beginning German language course March 8-April 10. 

Matthew Turpin, 27, of Sylva, received his Juris Doctor from Campbell University Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law in May, 2020 and was sworn in to the N.C. Bar Association by Judge Brad Letts on Feb. 5. Turpin, left, interned with Letts while in law school. He is the son of Philip and Cin…

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Smoky Mountain High School students, clockwise from top left, Hataya Maney (senior), Rani Patel (junior), Olivia Rice (sophomore) and Phoenix Szittai (freshman) were selected as Mustangs of the Month for February 2021. The award is presented to students who best exemplify the spirit of Smoky…

Wednesday, February 03, 2021

East Tennessee State University has announced the names of students who attained a grade point average qualifying them for inclusion in the dean’s list for fall 2020.

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Smoky Mountain High School sophomore Autumn Hinton has earned a Silver Key at the WNC Regional Scholastic Art Awards for her painting, “Departure.” Hinton is a student in Autumn Hall’s Honors Visual Arts course.

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Smoky Mountain High School students, clockwise from top left, Natalie Parris (senior), Lela Crowe (junior), Megan Lillard (freshman) and Brianna Bryson (sophomore), were selected as Mustangs of the Month for January. The award is presented to students who best exemplify the spirit of Smoky M…

Wednesday, December 30, 2020
Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Travis Ashe (left), area manager for Pepsi-Cola of Whittier, presents a donation to Don Tomas, Southwestern Community College president, on Dec. 14. Behind them is Brett Woods, director of the SCC Foundation. Every year, Pepsi employees forego their annual holiday party and instead give $1,0…

Western Carolina University’s Office of Professional Growth and Enrichment will offer an online workshop titled “Facilitation: An Essential Leadership Skill,” from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21, with live, interactive instruction.

The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina recently awarded $2,955 to Jackson County Schools from the Learning Links grant program.

Although the pandemic kept Southwestern Community College from holding an in-person ceremony this fall, SCC officials welcomed 88 – including 36 from Jackson County – new members into the college’s chapter of the National Technical Honor Society with an induction video.

Wednesday, December 09, 2020

The Western Carolina University Board of Trustees endorsed a schedule of fees and rates for the 2021-22 academic year that would increase a mandatory student health services fee by 11.5 percent, or $36 per year.

Clockwise from left, Smoky Mountain High School students Jaden Brush (senior), Owen Yanik (junior), Hayes Stewart (freshman) and Christian Ramirez (sophomore) were selected as Mustangs of the Month for December. The award is presented to students who best exemplify the spirit of Smoky Mounta…

Wednesday, December 02, 2020

The Faculty Senate and the Staff Senate of Western Carolina University have approved a joint resolution endorsing guiding principles for the university’s process in making budgetary decisions entering a year of fiscal uncertainty because of the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

On Nov. 17 Jackson County Public Schools accepted these employee recommendations:

Western Carolina University students will be allowed to request grades of satisfactory or unsatisfactory for 2020 fall semester classes following a split-vote approval of a resolution of the Faculty Senate on Nov. 18.

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

The teachers and staff of Victory Christian School announce the following students made the A and A/B honor roll for the first quarter of 2020-21 school year.

Western Carolina University received $583,074 in grant funding from the U.S. Department of Education for an afterschool program to improve the academic skills of students at Cullowhee Valley School who speak English as another language.

Smoky Mountain High School students, from left, Peyton Fisher (freshman), Parker Smith (junior) and Roxanna Gomez (senior) were selected as Mustangs of the Month for November. Also recognized, but not pictured, was Elijah Farmer (sophomore). The award is presented to students who best exempl…

Wednesday, November 04, 2020

Western Carolina University Chancellor Kelli Brown has announced the appointment of Richard Starnes as the next provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs, effective immediately.

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Western Carolina University’s Office of Professional Growth and Enrichment will be offering an online High Impact Leadership Certificate from Monday-Friday, Nov. 9-13, with live instruction, activities and interaction.

Wednesday, October 14, 2020
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Western Carolina University’s Office of Professional Growth and Enrichment will be offering a live two-day online Effective Organizational Change Management Certificate, from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21, and Monday, Oct. 26. 

Many high school juniors and seniors are unable to participate in the time-honored tradition of visiting colleges this fall in their search for the best fit to continue their education. The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in most colleges and universities having to limit campus visits.

Smoky Mountain High School students, from left, Madison Bradley (sophomore), Joey Tolama (senior), Tripp Grube (junior), and Ada Gass (freshman) were selected as Mustangs of the Month for October. The award is presented to students who best exemplify the spirit of SMHS. Students who exhibit …

Wednesday, October 07, 2020

Western Carolina University has announced plans for the 2021 spring semester that include delaying the start of classes by two weeks, eliminating the traditional weeklong spring break and providing an abbreviated midterm break.

Wednesday, September 30, 2020
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Southwestern Community College’s Career Services is offering two virtual job fairs this fall through Google Meet.