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Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

WCU celebrates new Apodaca Science Building

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Former N.C. State Senator Tom Apodaca avoided science “like the plague” as a student at Western Carolina University in the late 1970s. So, it’s taking him a little time to fully grasp the idea that a new science building on the campus now carries his name.   Read Story »

Tags: NC Sen. Tom Apodaca | Western Carolina University

Henderson County News

WCU, BRCC seal direct-entry admission agreement

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CULLOWHEE — Graduates of Blue Ridge Community College will have an easier time transferring to Western Carolina University after leaders of the two institutions of higher education endorsed a direct-entry admission program Thursday.   Read Story »

Tags: BRCC | Western Carolina University

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

David Rhode is on a roll as student president of WCU

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Answering a call on his cell phone from his hometown newspaper editor, David Rhode declared that “my head’s spinning 3,000 miles an hour.”   Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County Public Schools | HHS Alumni Association | Western Carolina University | David Rhode | kids from here

Henderson County Business

Young entrepreneur crusades 
for low-cost college alternative

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Grayson Marshall, a fresh-faced 21-year-old with brown eyes and a thick shock of dark hair, believes student debt is a national crisis —an avoidable one at that.   Read Story »

Tags: Laurel Park | college preparatory | Western Carolina University | Grayson Marshall