The New Campus Grows

Time Frame: 1969-1971

Here is an archive of newspaper articles about the growth of WPCC in the early years. These documents are in PDF format which can be accessed by the free Reader software from Adobe. If you are unable to access these documents and would like additional assistance, please contact the webmaster.


Western Piedmont College Moves to New Campus
(Caldwellians Among Officials
Lenoir News-TopicFeb. 28, 1969
Chambers: Much still remains to be Done
(For Racial Progress)
 Morganton News-Herald Apr. 4, 1969
A Great Day for EverybodyMorganton News-HeraldMay 2, 1969
Sanford Sees Bright Future for WPCC Morganton News-HeraldMay 5, 1969
College Gets $610,000 Federal Grants
(WPCC to Add 2 New Buildings)
Morganton News-HeraldMay 30, 1969
Open House is Held in New Medical LabMorganton News-HeraldJun. 5, 1969
101 Get Degrees at WPCC Finals (Dr. Evans Speaks)Morganton News-HeraldJun. 9, 1969
Art Works ExhibitedMorganton News-HeraldJun. 11, 1969
Foundation Starts Drive for Community College
(For Special Fund Needs)
Morganton News-HeraldJun. 25, 1969
Typical Class in DraftingMorganton News-HeraldJul. 23, 1969
WPCC Graduates Hear Gaston College Head
(At Summer Commencement)
 Morganton News-Herald Aug.  22, 1969
Mrs. Moore, Masked Marvel Race Winners
(In WPCC Tricycle Contest)
Morganton News-HeraldNov. 4, 1969
Veterans Raise Flag at WPCCMorganton News-HeraldNov. 12, 1969
Western Piedmont Admitted to Membership in N.C. AssociationLenoir News-TopicNov. 17, 1969
Groundbreaking Set for Two New WPCC Buildings
(Ceremony Planned Thursday)
 Valdese News Jan. 5, 1970
Holding the Silver Shovel Morganton News-Herald Jan. 9, 1970
Introduction to FirefightingMorganton News-HeraldMar. 11, 1970
Earth Day Cleanup Planned by WPCC
(It’s Project HAWG PEN)
 Morganton News-Herald Apr. 17, 1970
Symphony to give Pops Concert
(First Open-Air Appearance at WPCC Plaza)
 Morganton News-Herald Apr. 23, 1970
First Man Nurse to Graduate Morganton News-Herald May. 21, 1970
Dr. Wey Tells Graduates Vast Changes are Ahead
(At WPCC Commencement)
 Morganton News-Herald May 25, 1970
WPCC Offers Horse Shoeing This Fall (12 Week Course)Valdese NewsSep. 2, 1970
270 New Students at WPCC  Morganton News-Herald Sep. 3, 1970
Welding Department is Checked in WPCC’s New BuildingMorganton News-HeraldOct. 30, 1970
You Can’t Go Up Creek Without a Paddle
(A No-No in Canoe Class)
Morganton News-HeraldJan. 7, 1971
Western Piedmont Accessible, Innovative, Exciting Charlotte Observer Jan. 24, 1971
WPCC Library Gets Its 20,001st BookMorganton News-HeraldApr. 7, 1971
Dental Assisting Program ApprovedMorganton News-HeraldApr. 30, 1971
Future of College Grads Discussed by Dr. Scales
(At Western Piedmont Commencement)
 Morganton News-Herald May. 26, 1971
Airborne Troops ‘Secure the Campus’ at WPCC  Morganton News-HeraldJul. 26, 1971
Dedication Speaker Urges Community College Support
(WPCC Host at Open House)
Morganton News-HeraldSep. 20, 1971
Public Invited to Tour WPCC at Open House SundayMorganton News-HeraldSep. 23, 1971
Dr. Phifer Reappointed as TrusteeMorganton News-HeraldSep. 24, 1971
Talent Available to Local GroupsMorganton News-HeraldSep.24, 1971
Working for More Beautiful Western PiedmontMorganton-News HeraldOct. 18, 1971
Pioneer Week KickoffMorganton News-HeraldOct. 29, 1971
First Graduating Class
(First 20 Correctional Officers Receive Diplomas)
 Morganton News-HeraldNov. 3, 1971
She Likes What She’s DoingValdese NewsDec. 2, 1971