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State Tipoffs Involving North Carolina Newsletter for Sunday July 28, 2019 ( 48 items )  

14 Days - No Response From Republican Leaders on Gov. Cooper's Effort to Compromise
RALEIGH, North Carolina, July 22 -- Gov. Roy Cooper, D-North Carolina, issued the following news release: It has been fourteen days since Governor Roy Cooper and Democratic leaders offered a reasonable, balanced compromise to move forward with a new state budget and Republican leaders have still not returned a counteroffer. Where is the Republican counter proposal? Meanwhile, a new editorial from the Winston-Salem Journal has called out Republican leaders for using an entire state agency as "  more

All Access: Season With Carolina Basketball Coming to ACC Network in October
BRISTOL, Connecticut, July 25 -- ACC Network, a part of ESPN, issued the following news release: One of the most tradition-rich programs in college basketball will be on display throughout the 2019-20 season as fans will get a rare all-access look into the inner workings of the North Carolina men's basketball program with All Access: A Season with Carolina Basketball. The multi-part series will debut in October and air exclusively on ACC Network (ACCN), the new, 24/7 national platform launching  more

Asheville Regional Airport Authority Welcomes New Director of Administration and Human Resources
ASHEVILLE, North Carolina, July 27 -- The Greater Asheville Regional Airport Authority issued the following news, dated July 24: The Greater Asheville Regional Airport Authority is pleased to welcome a new Director of Administration and Human Resources to the Authority staff. Lisa Jump brings over 20 years of experience in administration to the airport, including her most recent role as the Vice President of Human Resources at South Bend International Airport in Indiana. She holds a Bachelor   more

Asheville Regional Airport Experiences Record-Breaking Passenger Counts in May
FLETCHER, North Carolina, July 27 -- The Asheville Regional Airport issued the following news, dated July 24: The Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) has been one of the fastest growing airports in the country for 18 consecutive months -- and the growth is continuing! May numbers indicate the highest monthly passenger counts in the history of the airport. In total, AVL served 143,695 passengers in the month of May. First quarter passenger numbers were up 45 percent compared to last year, and May   more

Bank of America Opens First Financial Centers in Ohio
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, July 22 -- Bank of America, a financial institution, issued the following news release: * * * - Doors Open in Cincinnati and Columbus This Summer 30 Locations and 150 Jobs Are Planned Will Build on $468 Million in Small Business and Mortgage Lending in 2018 - 'The New Financial Centers in Cincinnati And Columbus Further Tie Our Success With Ohio's Success,' * * * Bank of America today announced that it has opened its first full-service financial center in Cincinna  more

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Announces Three New Principal Appointments
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, July 23 -- Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools issued the following news: The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education approved the appointments of Shanna Rae as principal of Windsor Park Elementary, Daniel Gray as principal of Hidden Valley Elementary and Dr. Phillip Johnson as principal of Marie G. Davis K-8 School at its July 23 meeting. Rae has been assistant principal at Windsor Park Elementary since 2016. She was assistant principal from 2013 to 2016, math facilitato  more

Duke Energy Renewables Acquires 200-MW Holstein Solar Project in Texas From 8 Minute Solar Energy
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, July 22 -- Duke Energy Renewables, a subsidiary of Duke Energy, issued the following news release: * * * - Once Complete, It Will Be the Largest Solar Project in Duke Energy Renewables' Fleet - Project Will Power the Equivalent of 40,000 Homes * * * Duke Energy Renewables, a subsidiary of Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK), is expanding its solar energy portfolio by acquiring the 200-MW Holstein solar project from 8minute Solar Energy. The project, located in Nolan County,   more

Duke Energy Renewables Announces the Largest Wind Power Project in Its Fleet
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, July 24 -- Duke Energy Renewables, a subsidiary of Duke Energy, issued the following news release: * * * - 350-MW Frontier Windpower II in Oklahoma - U.S. Packaging Company Ball Corporation Invests in Wind Power Produced By The Project * * * Duke Energy Renewables, a commercial business unit of Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK), today announced the largest wind power project in its fleet - the 350-megawatt (MW) Frontier Windpower II project in Kay County, Okla. The project   more

Durham Offering Grant Funds to Help Homeless Residents
DURHAM, North Carolina, July 23 -- The city of Durham issued the following news: * * * - Durham organizations that help homeless residents are now invited to apply for more than $780,000 in grant funds to help support their local efforts. - August 30 Application Deadline; Durham Continuum of Care Free Memberships Now Available * * * Durham organizations that help homeless residents are now invited to apply for more than $780,000 in grant funds to help support their local efforts. The City   more

Greensboro: Grant to Help Tell Story of African American Architectural Heritage
GREENSBORO, North Carolina, July 25 -- The city of Greensboro issued the following news: The City's Planning Department has been awarded a $12,000 federal Historic Preservation Fund grant to document and survey historic Greensboro buildings designed and built by African Americans. The City's project, which includes house-by-house photographic surveys, will involve Preservation Greensboro Inc. and the community at large. The first phase will focus on modernist structures in east Greensboro and   more

Greensboro: Residents Invited to Take Survey About Housing in Greensboro
GREENSBORO, North Carolina, July 22 -- The city of Greensboro issued the following news: When you go home every day, do you feel good about where you live and what type of dwelling you live in? If not, the City's Neighborhood Development Department would like to hear from you. Take this online survey about housing in Greensboro to help City staff establish community needs and priorities when it comes to where we call 'home.' Spanish and Arabic translated surveys are available on that website,   more

National Republican Senatorial Committee: Cunningham's Race to the Left in North Carolina Democratic Primary
WASHINGTON, July 25 -- The National Republican Senatorial Committee issued the following news release: First, Cal Cunningham called for the impeachment of President Trump. Now, Cunningham has joined Erica Smith incalling for a higher minimum wage. Estimates show even a $15 federally-mandated minimum wage would cause North Carolina to lose over 330,000 jobs by 2021. But national Democrats from Cunningham and Smith's party like Rashida Tlaib want to go even further and are calling for a $20 mini  more

North Carolina A.G. Stein Announces $600 Million Equifax Settlement Following 2017 Data Breach
RALEIGH, North Carolina, July 22 -- North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein issued the following news release: Attorney General Josh Stein today announced that he has reached a settlement with Equifax as a result of an investigation into a massive 2017 data breach. The investigation found that Equifax failed to maintain a reasonable security system - allowing hackers to penetrate its systems and expose the data of 56 percent of American adults. This was the largest-ever breach of consumer da  more

North Carolina Air National Guard: Ready Player One and Two!
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, July 25 -- The North Carolina Air National Guard issued the following news: By Laura Montgomery Members of the 145th and 159th Security Forces Squadrons wait in anticipation while enveloped in a dark room in the 176th Security Forces Squadron building at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage, A.K. The only light emits from three large screens surrounding two players as they take the stage and prepare to initiate escalation and de-escalation tactics throughout   more

North Carolina Department of Commerce: Biopharmaceutical Manufacturer Merck Selects Durham and Wilson Counties for New Projects
RALEIGH, North Carolina, July 25 -- The North Carolina Department of Commerce issued the following news release: * * * - Company will invest more than $650 million and create more than 400 jobs over five years * * * Merck (NYSE: MRK), a leading global biopharmaceutical company, will invest more than $650 million and create more than 400 jobs in North Carolina, building a new production facility at its Maurice R. Hilleman Center for Vaccine Manufacturing in Durham and expanding its packaging   more

North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality: Governor Cooper Signs Bills Authorizing New State Park and Trails
RALEIGH, North Carolina, July 22 -- The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality Division of Parks and Recreation issued the following news release: Governor Roy Cooper signed bills into law this month authorizing a new state park and three new state trails. The new laws (S.L. 2019-74, S.L. 2019-20, S535) allow the addition of Pisgah View State Park in Buncombe and Haywood counties; Northern Peaks State Trail in Watauga and Ashe counties, the Wilderness Gateway State Trail in the Sout  more

North Carolina Department of Public Safety: Additional $2 Million Approved for Carteret County
DURHAM, North Carolina, July 24 -- The North Carolina Department of Public Safety issued the following news release: FEMA and the state of North Carolina are announcing more than $2.3 million to reimburse Carteret County for debris cleanup activities following Hurricane Florence. FEMA has already approved more than $12.2 million for Carteret County Hurricane Florence-related expenses. This brings the total to $14.5 million. Disaster generated debris posed a threat to public health, safety,   more

North Carolina Department of Public Safety: Governor Cooper Proclaims Probation, Parole, and Community Supervision Officers' Week
RALEIGH, North Carolina, July 22 -- The North Carolina Department of Public Safety issued the following news release: * * * - Week of July 21-27 Celebrates the NC Department of Public Safety's Community Corrections Officers * * * In recognition of the important public service provided by the state's probation/parole officers, Gov. Roy Cooper has proclaimed July 21-27, 2019, as Probation, Parole and Community Supervision Officers' Week in North Carolina. "Every day, our probation and parole   more

North Carolina Department of Public Safety: Shanticia Hawkins Named Warden at Warren Correctional Institution
RALEIGH, North Carolina, July 24 -- The North Carolina Department of Public Safety issued the following news release: The Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice has named Shanticia E. Hawkins as the new warden of the Warren Correctional Institution in Manson. Hawkins, 45, had been the interim warden at Nash Correctional Institution in Nashville. In her new position, Hawkins is responsible for all operations at the Warren Correctional Institution, which opened in 1997 and houses clo  more

North Carolina Gov. Announces Boards and Commissions Appointments
RALEIGH, North Carolina, July 23 -- Gov. Roy Cooper, D-North Carolina, issued the following news release: Gov. Cooper has nominated two new members, three reappointments and five current members to new seats to serve on the North Carolina Board of Transportation: As new members: * Lisa D. Mathis of Sanford as a representative of the eighth transportation division. Mathis owns ArtStudio, a company helping to spread art and design education to the next generation. She has also served as a board  more

North Carolina Gov. Cooper Announces $112 Million in Water Projects for North Carolina Communities
RALEIGH, North Carolina, July 23 -- Gov. Roy Cooper, D-North Carolina, issued the following news release: Governor Cooper announced the State Water Infrastructure Authority has approved $112 million in loans that will help North Carolina communities pay for 26 much-needed drinking water and wastewater projects statewide, from Murphy to Manteo. The Town of Murphy in Cherokee County will receive $794,250 for sewer repair near the Hiawassee River, and the Town of Manteo will receive $1.1 million,  more

North Carolina Gov. Cooper Announces More Funding for Temporary Jobs for Hurricane Florence Recovery
RALEIGH, North Carolina, July 23 -- Gov. Roy Cooper, D-North Carolina, issued the following news release: Governor Cooper announced additional federal funding is now available for the temporary employment program that helps North Carolinians get back to work in areas affected by Hurricane Florence. "Getting back to work is one of the biggest steps to getting back into the rhythm of daily life after a devastating weather event like a hurricane," said Governor Cooper. "I will continue pushing fo  more

North Carolina Gov. Cooper Emphasizes Need for School Construction Bond, Budget Compromise in Robeson County
RALEIGH, North Carolina, July 25 -- Gov. Roy Cooper, D-North Carolina, issued the following news release: Governor Roy Cooper toured St. Pauls Elementary in Robeson County to push for a school construction bond that will allow voters to guarantee funding for new school buildings and renovations across the state. Gov. Cooper's proposal would provide Robeson County with $16 million more for school construction than the Republican legislative budget. "Students across North Carolina deserve safe,  more

North Carolina Gov. Cooper Signs the Opioid Response Act and Other Bills Into Law
RALEIGH, North Carolina, July 22 -- Gov. Roy Cooper, D-North Carolina, issued the following news release: * * * - Cooper Highlights Need for Medicaid Expansion to Battle Opioid Crisis Cooper Signs Additional Bills into Law * * * Today, Governor Roy Cooper signed the House Bill 325, the Opioid Epidemic Response Act, to help increase access to medication assisted treatment and expand harm reduction measures to reduce opioid overdose deaths across the state. Gov Cooper was joined by lawmakers   more

North Carolina Gov. Cooper: 16 Days and Still No Budget Counteroffer From Republican Leaders
RALEIGH, North Carolina, July 24 -- Gov. Roy Cooper, D-North Carolina, issued the following news release: It has been sixteen days since Governor Roy Cooper and Democratic leaders sent a detailed, balanced compromise offer to Republican leaders in the General Assembly. As of today, Republican leaders have not shared any counteroffer to keep the budget process moving forward. Where is the Republican counteroffer? As Governor Cooper laid out on the WUNC Politics Podcast yesterday: The other p  more

North Carolina Gov. Cooper: 18 Days and Still No Budget Counteroffer From Republican Leaders
RALEIGH, North Carolina, July 26 -- Gov. Roy Cooper, D-North Carolina, issued the following news release: It has been eighteen days since Governor Roy Cooper and Democratic leaders sent a detailed, balanced compromise offer to Republican leaders in the General Assembly. As of today, Republican leaders have not shared any counteroffer to keep the budget process moving forward. Where is the Republican counteroffer? As Governor Cooper described to WFAE in an interview yesterday: I think the Re  more

North Carolina Gov. Cooper: Hurricane Matthew Recovery Funds to Help More Families in Bladen and Columbus Counties
RALEIGH, North Carolina, July 22 -- Gov. Roy Cooper, D-North Carolina, issued the following news release: * * * - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Expands Most Impacted and Distressed Designation in North Carolina * * * Governor Roy Cooper today announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has designated Bladen and Columbus counties as among the Most Impacted and Distressed (MID) areas that were impacted by Hurricane Matthew. The new designations will a  more

North Carolina HHS: Rare Brain Infection, Death Linked to Swim in a Cumberland County Lake
RALEIGH, N.C., July 25 -- The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services issued the following news release: Public health officials with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services and the Cumberland County Department of Public Health are reporting that an individual died after developing an illness caused by an amoeba that is naturally present in warm freshwater during the summer. The individual became ill after swimming in Fantasy Lake Water Park in Cumberland Count  more

North Carolina State University: When You Spot One Driving Hazard, You May Be Missing Another
RALEIGH, North Carolina, July 22 [TNSscienceresearch] -- North Carolina State University issued the following news release: When people notice one traffic hazard, they are less likely to see a simultaneous second hazard, according to new research from North Carolina State University. The finding has potential applications for both driver training and the development of automated, in-vehicle safety technologies. "This is a phenomenon called a subsequent search miss (SSM), which was first descri  more

North Carolina Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving Choco Solar
RALEIGH, North Carolina, July 23 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. SP-3775): In the Matter of Application of Choco Solar, LLC, for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity to Construct a 5-MW Solar Facility in Beaufort County, North Carolina BY THE COMMISSION: On June 16, 2014, the Commission issued an Order granting Choco Solar, LLC (Applicant), a certificate of public convenience and necessity (CPCN) for the construction of a 5-MWsolar  more

North Carolina Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving Duke Energy Progress
RALEIGH, North Carolina, July 24 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (or Docket No. E-2): In the Matter of Application of Duke Energy Progress, LLC, for Approval of Demand-Side Management and Energy Efficiency Cost Recovery Rider Pursuant to N.C.G.S.Sec.62-133.9 and Commission Rule R8-69 BY THE CHAIR: On July 22, 2019, Carolina Utility Customers Association, Inc., (CUCA), filed a petition with the Commission seeking to intervene in the above-captioned docket.   more

North Carolina Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving Northland Windemere
RALEIGH, North Carolina, July 26 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. WR-1369): In the Matter of Notification by Northland Windemere, LLC, 2150 Washington Street, Newton, Massachusetts 02462, of Revised Rates and Fees for Charging for Water and/or Sewer Utility Service in Windemere Apartments in Wake County, North Carolina ORDER APPROVING TARIFF REVISION BY THE COMMISSION: On July 17, 2019, Northland Windemere, LLC (Applicant), filed with the Commi  more

North Carolina Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving ONSWC-Chatham North
RALEIGH, North Carolina, July 25 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. W-1320): In the Matter of Application of ONSWC-Chatham North, LLC for Approval of Debt Financing Pursuant to N.C. Gen. Stat. Sec. 62-160 and 161 and Commission Rule R1-16) BY THE CHAIR: On July 17, 2019, ONSWC-Chatham North, LLC (ONSWC-Chatham North), filed an Application pursuant to N.C. Gen. Stat. Sec. 62-160 and 161 and Commission Rule R1-16 requesting Commission approval of a  more

North Carolina Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving Rye Moving & Packing
RALEIGH, North Carolina, July 26 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. T-4776): In the Matter of Rye Moving and Packing, LLC, 8 Wellstone Lane, #105, Asheville, North Carolina 28803 - Application for Certificate of Exemption Order Granting Application for Certificate Of Exemption BY THE COMMISSION: On July 1, 2019, in the above-captioned docket, Rye Moving and Packing, LLC, (Applicant) filed with the Commission an application for certificate of exem  more

North Carolina Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving Tyrone Lamont Levan
RALEIGH, North Carolina, July 22 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. T-100): In the Matter of Tyrone Lamont Levan, d/b/a T & J Movers, P.O. 2523 Purser Drive, Charlotte, North Carolina 28215 - Termination of Cargo Insurance Coverage BY THE COMMISSION: The Commission has been advised by the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles that they have received notification from Surplus Lines that your cargo insurance coverage will be canceled as of July   more

Premier's ProvideGx Program to Supply Sodium Bicarbonate Injection to Providers
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, July 23 -- Premier, a healthcare improvement company, issued the following news release: Premier Inc. (NASDAQ: PINC), through its ProvideGx(TM) program, has partnered with Exela Pharma Sciences, LLC, to supply sodium bicarbonate injection to healthcare providers, a drug that has been in shortage in the U.S. for nearly two years. Sodium bicarbonate injection is most commonly used for urgent treatment of cardiac emergencies, such as cardiac arrest, heart attacks, strok  more

SAS Fulfills Pledge to Support HBCUs With Free Software and Partnerships
CARY, North Carolina, July 24 -- SAS Institute, a business analytics software and services provider, issued the following news release: * * * - Corporate Efforts to Increase Minority Representation in STEM and Analytics Fields Begin in Pre-K * * * Today's hottest careers are in analytics, data science and STEM, areas where African-Americans continue to be underrepresented. Historically black colleges and universities are striving to change that, and analytics company SAS has pledged to help.  more

SAS Research & Development, India Ranks No. 1 in India's Great Mid-Size Workplaces
CARY, North Carolina, July 25 -- SAS Institute, a business analytics software and services provider, issued the following news release: Great Place To Work(R)Institute has identified India's top 50 Great Mid-size Workplaces and SAS Research and Development (India), Pune was ranked at number 1 in 2019. This is the third time in a row that SAS R&D India has ranked in this list and is being recognized by its employees as an organization that promotes trust, pride, and camaraderie. SAS R&D India   more

Self-Help Credit Union Announces 2019 Scholarship Winners
DURHAM, North Carolina, July 25 -- Self-Help Credit Union issued the following news release: Twenty-nine students from across the southeast each received a $1,000 scholarship from Self-Help Credit Union (Self-Help), a financial organization that works nationwide to create and protect ownership and economic opportunity for all. Self-Help branches in Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia awarded scholarships to students who demonstrated a proven commitment to community service thr  more

University of Florida-Brechner Center for Freedom of Information: Frank LoMonte Comments on Denied Public Records Requests
GAINESVILLE, Fla., July 24 -- The University of Florida's Brechner Center for Freedom of Information issued the following news: Frank LoMonte, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, is quoted in "NC State and Highway Patrol Withhold Report on Trooper Promotions" published in The Charlotte Observer on July 24. The article features a decision by North Carolina State University (NCSU) to deny access to a report on what w  more

University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center: Researchers Unveil Experimental Compound to Block Therapeutic Target in Blood Cancer
CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina, July 22 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- The University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center issued the following news: Researchers at the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center have discovered a hyperactive cell signal that contributes to tumor growth in an aggressive blood cancer. They also developed an experimental therapeutic to block the signal and slow tumor growth. In the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the researchers  more

University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center: St. Baldrick's Awards Grant to Alexander to Study Resistant Leukemia
CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina, July 25 -- The University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center issued the following news: The St. Baldrick's Foundation has awarded a research grant to University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center physician-scientist Thomas Alexander, MD, MPH, to support his research focused on the biology of acute lymphoblastic leukemia that doesn't fully respond to treatment. The grant, for $94,800, is from the latest round of grants fro  more

University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center: Woodcock Awarded Grant to Study Markers of Immunotherapy Response in Lung Cancer
CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina, July 23 -- The University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center issued the following news: The Lung Cancer Initiative of North Carolina has awarded $25,000 to Mark Woodcock, MD, to support a research effort to identify characteristics of lung cancer patients who will respond to treatments that unlock the immune system against cancer. Woodcock, a fellow in the UNC School of Medicine Division of Hematology/Oncology, was awarded a 2019-20 Lung Cance  more

University of North Carolina-School of Medicine: New International Study Will Explore Accessibility of Talk Therapy Treatment for New Mothers
CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina, July 22 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- The University of North Carolina's School of Medicine issued the following news release: * * * - The departments of psychiatry and obstetrics and gynecology at the UNC School of Medicine are collaborating on a large-scale, $13.2 million PCORI-funded perinatal psychiatry trial that will also bring together researchers at University of Toronto in Canada and NorthShore University HealthSystem in Chicago. * * * Depression and anxiety d  more

University of North Carolina-School of Medicine: Researchers Unveil Experimental Compound to Block Therapeutic Target in Blood Cancer
CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina, July 23 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- The University of North Carolina's School of Medicine issued the following news release: * * * - Researchers at the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center have discovered a hyperactive cell signal that contributes to tumor growth in an aggressive blood cancer. * * * Researchers at the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center have discovered a hyperactive cell signal that contributes to tumor growth in an aggressive blood canc  more

VNorth Carolina Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving Umstead Raleigh Investors
RALEIGH, North Carolina, July 26 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. WR-1772): In the Matter of Notification by Umstead Raleigh Investors, LLC, 8531 Summersweet Lane, Raleigh, North Carolina 27612, of Revised Rates and Fees for Charging for Water and/or Sewer Utility Service in The Seasons at Umstead Apartments in Wake County, North Carolina ORDER APPROVING TARIFF REVISION BY THE COMMISSION: On July 17, 2019, Umstead Raleigh Investors, LLC (Applic  more

Western Carolina University: 'Welcome Tour' Being Scheduled Across State to Introduce Chancellor Kelli Brown
CULLOWHEE, North Carolina, July 25 -- Western Carolina University issued the following news release: Western Carolina University Chancellor Kelli R. Brown is meeting with alumni, friends of the university and community members across North Carolina this summer and fall as part of a "Chancellor's Welcome Tour" designed to introduce WCU's new chief executive officer to the region and state. Brown, who became WCU's 12th chancellor effective July 1, and husband Dennis are meeting with a variety of  more

Western Carolina University: Sport Management Professor Kadie Otto Writes Her First Textbook
CULLOWHEE, North Carolina, July 24 -- Western Carolina University issued the following news release: Kadie Otto used to think she would do anything in order to take a sabbatical. That was until the Western Carolina University sport management professor used a recent sabbatical to write a textbook. Otto was approached by a sport management colleague who thought she might be interested in tackling the project of writing a textbook. At the time, Otto was trying to get a sabbatical and this proved  more