Vigil for Rainey Niles

About 70 people gathered Sept. 26 around Western Carolina University’s fountain with music and stories to honor Rainey Niles, 18, a student killed in a Sept. 18 car crash. Organizers handed out glowsticks, and candles were placed around the fountain. Mourners said Arabia loved to dance and that she will be missed. Two other WCU students have died recently – Raishon Peterman, 22, who was killed in a Sept. 13 car crash, and Kyrstin Nicole Roberts, 26, who was found dead in Norton Residence Hall on Sept. 20. A vigil was held for Peterman last Monday.