Some community members who died in 2018 lived long and respected lives. Others met sudden ends by way of traffic accidents or illnesses, while some had their lives cut short by violence. Many died as a result of overdosing on opioid drugs. We mark some of those passings in our list of deaths that hit our community especially hard.
David Belcher, Western Carolina University’s new chancellor, spoke with members of the local media prior to his introduction to the campus community Monday afternoon, April 11. The TuckReader was there, providing Xpress with an exclusive video.