Some 15,000 much-needed surgical masks are now available for health care providers across the 18 counties of Western North Carolina, thanks to big efforts by a small group centered at Western Carolina University.
Move over murder hornets. Fire ants, those vicious insects with a painful sting and destructive ways, are becoming more pervasive in the mountains, according to research from the Highlands Biological Station of Western Carolina University.
With the onset of COVID-19, health care systems across the country began assessing readiness in the event of a surge of COVID-19 patients. Catawba Valley Health System in Catawba County, North Carolina, was no different.
With WCU's 'Book Buddies' program cut short this year, the Honors College is donating $450 to help cover expenses for Smokey Mountain Elementary School's meals-at-home program.
Western Carolina University’s Division of Educational Outreach recently donated 500 bottles of WCU-branded hand sanitizer to Buncombe County’s Irene Wortham Center.
Students from the College of Engineering and Technology have checked out 3D printers from the university and are using them from home to help produce face shields for use by health care professionals during the global COVID-19 pandemic.
Originally scheduled with events on campus, the Spring Literary Festival's presence will now completely be digital during the COVID-19 pandemic, with live and recorded interviews and book readings.
With 'stay home, stay safe' orders in place and even the great outdoors seemingly closed, Highlands Biological Station, an installation of Western Carolina University, remains at work to meet the conservation and educational needs of the community during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Two Western North Carolina music professors have joined forces to help area churches fill the void of missing choirs this Easter Sunday, silenced by the COVID-19 pandemic.