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For Asheville resident Crystal O’Dell, access to Western Carolina University’s graduate degree programs at Biltmore Park has made it possible for her to pursue her dream of becoming a family nurse practitioner while holding down a full-time job as a registered nurse.

For Jonathan Rich, a former newspaper reporter and editor living in Brevard, WCU’s new instructional site located between Asheville and Hendersonville is allowing him to change careers and become an educator.


Inmates tell stories of the perils of substance abuse.

Students at Macon Middle School recently got a reality check. As part of a program for Macon County Schools, the sixth and seventh grade students listened to a presentation about the scourge of drugs and alcohol known as “Reality Check 101.” In total, all 590 students at Macon Middle School were given the presentation.

In the middle school gymnasium, four chairs sat facing a bleacher stand full of students; in the chairs sat three inmates from the Macon County Detention Center, a fourth was left empty as the former inmate who frequented the program died of a drug overdose.


FHSRed.com is the ‘go-to’ site for school news.

Starting in the fall of last year, students began producing Franklin High School's main source of news and RedOnline became the official news publication of Franklin High School. RedOnline is made possible through an optimistic staff collaborating to bring readers the most up-to-date news and information about sports, activities, people, and events at Franklin High School. RedOnline was founded at the beginning of the 2011-2012 school year. The completely online resource features information which strives to be factual, entertaining, and truthful.


To help celebrate the 25th anniversary of one of the most beloved characters from a childhood series, The Western Mountain Reading Council, Read2Me and the Macon County Public Library are teaming up to throw Waldo a birthday party.

On Saturday, Nov. 3, from 1 until 2:30 p.m. parents and children, birth to five years old are invited to the Macon County Public Library to celebrate Waldo's 25th birthday. Children will be invited to participate in the Where's Waldo hunt through the library; story time with Read2Me’s Ralph the Therapy Reading Dog; and other great Waldothemed arts and crafts.

While children are involved in all the free activities planned, parents will be invited to participate in parent training sessions lead by the Western Mountain Reading Council to learn easy, effective reading activities to use at home.


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