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Western Carolina University’s award-winning student newspaper has started offering subscriptions and will mail to subscribers issues of the full, print editions of the Western Carolinian, which is distributed in the WCU community.

“We have had a lot of parents routinely ask us if we offer subscriptions, and we finally got to thinking, ‘Why not?’” said Justin Caudell, the Western Carolinian’s editor-in-chief and a senior English and political science major from Cashiers. “We don’t put online everything we have in our print edition, and we also typically have special features in the newspaper that cannot be fully replicated on our website.”


Gregg Hedden, a 1990 graduate of Franklin High School, has been promoted as assistant principal at Cass Middle School in Cartersville, Ga.

He has been a counselor at Cass Middle for nine years as well as a basketball coach at Cass Middle and Cass High School.

Hedden is the son of Jim and Sue Hedden of Franklin.





A Western Carolina University initiative to support beginning teachers in Western North Carolina systems has received a $30,000 grant from the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation.

The grant was awarded to Janice Holt, executive director of teacher recruitment, advising and career support at Western Carolina University, for a project titled “Support and Professional Development for the Enhancement of the 21st Century Professional Standards.”


East Franklin Elementary and Franklin Kiwanis recently recognized East Franklin Elementary's Terrific Kids. This month's highlighted character trait was Caring.




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