We have all heard the phrase “the boy (or girl) next door.” This means a person is perceived as accessible, familiar, and dependable—a seemingly ordinary, wholesome, unassuming or average person. Prescription opioids are the drug next door. It is safe to assume that in every medicine cabinet in our neighborhoods there is the drug next door.
Sara Joss, Lance Morsell, Will Scarbrough and Addie Ward worked with foundation staff members to coordinate group discussions concerning pressing needs within the WNC region.
Events will be held throughout October and are free and open to the public.
A reception with the artist and formal talk are scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 10.
A major contributing factor is improved student retention across the state's universities.
Sessions will be held on Fridays beginning Oct. 18 and continuing through Nov. 15.
The policy will provide eight weeks of fully paid parental leave to employees who have given birth to a child, and four weeks of paid leave for non-birth parents in other circumstances.
Organizers are expecting potentially record attendance for the annual event that celebrates Southern Appalachian culture.
Western Carolina University's Hunter Library is teaming up with the University of North Carolina-Asheville to document the Southern Appalachian mountain region.