Western NC Coverage
After decades of devastation, a comeback for western NC forests
A long-term study in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park shows that the number of adult Fraser firs has increased over the last 30 years.
State officials discuss Legionnaires' outbreak in western NC
Officials from the N.C. Department of Agriculture are providing an update on their findings in a Legionnaires' disease outbreak investigation that occurred in western North Carolina.
Peak leaf season in the Blue Ridge Mountains will be bright but a little late
The North Carolina mountains will see typically bright fall foliage this year, but the colors might be delayed because of warmer temperatures, Western Carolina University professor Beverly Collins said.
Minor earthquake felt in western NC
Residents of western North Carolina were wakened early Monday with a shock. According to the United States Geological Survey, an earthquake of 2.2 magnitude was reported just after midnight.
Western Carolina University chancellor dies after fight with brain cancer
The Western Carolina University community is mourning the loss of their chancellor, who died on Sunday after battling brain cancer.
Officials recommend evacuations in western NC ahead of storm
Officials in a North Carolina county where a woman died in a mudslide are recommending voluntary evacuations of some areas as a subtropical storm threatens.