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  • Man shot after reported home invasion

    Boone police found a man suffering a gunshot wound that was not life-threatening at 195 Green Street after responding to a reported home invasion Wednesday at approximately 9:37 p.m., according to a police report. According to the report the male resident reported shooting the suspect after he forced entry...
  • Boone police arrest three suspects in connection to armed robbery

    Boone police responded to a reported armed robbery at 137 Stoneybrook Court on Thursday. According to the police report, they took three suspects into custody in connection with the robbery. The suspects and their charges are as follows: Isaiah Scott Beck, 18, charged with two counts of Felony Robbery...
  • App State student Tyler Hardin Elected President of UNCASG

    For the 46th session of the University of North Carolina Association of Student Governments, the UNC System’s 17 student body presidents, and each of their three delegates, elected Appalachian State University’s own Tyler Hardin as their new president. After earning 75 percent of the votes, Hardin is now the...
  • NEXUS Greenhouse studies how to grow plants year round sustainably

    Located just beyond the Watauga County Landfill site in Boone lies a greenhouse built to use biomass energy, which is generated from agricultural and food waste materials, to grow plants year round. The greenhouse was made through the NEXUS project, a biomass energy research team consisting of faculty and...
  • Natural Styles: Appalachian student crafts earth inspired jewelry

      Spring’s hot new trend is one that would make Mother Nature proud just in time for Earth Day: nature inspired jewelry. This season, jewelry and nature are joining to create incredible pieces of wearable art. The natural world has inspired many artists across the world, including Caroline Clark,...
  • Office of Sustainability Begins Earth Month with No Impact Week

    The Office of Sustainability kicked off its celebration of Earth Month with its first ever No Impact Week, focusing on six themes of sustainability and inviting students to examine their everyday lives and adopt sustainable habits. Events ran from April 3 through 8, Each day of the week had...
  • DIY skate park in jeopardy by ASU property purchase

    Appalachian purchased the former Watauga High School on Tuesday for $15.5 million. Although this deal marked the beginning of a new era for the university, it simultaneously brought about the end of another for the Boone skate community. The old Watauga High School is home to Boone’s only legal...
  • ASU professor takes students on research trip to Holocaust site

    Thomas Kaplan was once a German citizen coming of age during the 1970s coping with what he describes as “coming, as the awkward phrase has it, to terms with the mass crimes of the Nazi era.” Kaplan is now a distinguished professor of Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies at...
  • Appalachian State students working toward skateboard friendly campus

    Will Winstead, a sophomore graphic arts major, said transferring to Appalachian State was jarring because of its campus-wide skateboard ban. Currently, under University Police Services, the skateboard policy states “The use of skateboards, skates, roller blades, or similar devices is prohibited on property owned or controlled by Appalachian State...
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