• Town council appoints ASU human resources coordinator to planning commission

    The Boone Town Council unanimously appointed Appalachian State Human Resources Coordinator Becky Gosky to the town’s planning commission to fill a vacant position during a council meeting on March 16. According to the meeting’s agenda package, there were originally three applicants for the position, but Cathy LaMarre rescinded her...
  • New Parking Regulations discussed

    The Boone Town Council and the town’s planning commission discussed new potential parking regulations, specifically in terms of the minimum requirement for businesses, and the current approach to loading zones on Feb. 27. According to the agenda package for the meeting, the new regulations would require certain buildings to...
  • App State student fees to increase in 2018

    App State’s budget for fiscal year 2018 is projected to see fee increases in both athletics and Health Services, continuing a six year upward trend for athletics. If confirmed, the annual fees for athletics and Health Services would be increased $22 and $31 respectively. Athletics remains the highest fee...
  • App State to Increase Textbook Rental Fee

    The textbook rental fee will see its first increase since 2013, jumping from $140 per semester to $148 by May 2018, according to bookstore director Lorraine Childers. The textbook rental program allows students to pay a flat fee every semester that covers the cost of textbooks available for rental....
  • New academic building planned at Broyhill as part of Millennial Campus

    App State is planning to replace the recently demolished Broyhill Inn with an academic focused facility, according to Acting Chief of Staff Hank Foreman. While it has not been determined what will be built in the Broyhill Inn’s place, Foreman said that it will be driven by the academic...
  • App State expands millennial campus

    App State is planning to make heavy use of its recently expanded millennial campus, a geographic area on campus that streamlines the approval process for construction projects, Vice Chancellor of Business Affairs Paul Forte said. Forte said construction projects outside of this dedicated zone have to go through long...
  • Chelsea Clinton Speaks at App

    Chelsea Clinton, daughter of Hillary Clinton, spoke to a full fire hazard capacity audience of 550 people at Legends on Oct. 27 urging them to vote for Hillary Clinton while also covering topics such as climate change, the HB2 bill, education and criminal justice. Clinton described this election as...
  • Voting History at ASU

    Student voting rights have been a contentious issue in recent years at App State. There has been a long history of disagreement between a Democratic leaning student body and Watauga County residents, who are more often Republican, said Democratic county election board member Stella Anderson. “There is a history...
  • Watauga Republican Committee Fined over $14,000

    The N.C. State Board of Elections fined the Watauga Republican Committee $14,159.20 for violations of N.C. general statutes on the committee’s budget according to a notice sent on Sep. 22. The audit found a wide range of violations between 2009 and 2016. The general statute, G.S. 163-278.34(b), which resulted...
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