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  • Boone Police identify victim in fatal assault; son of victim involved

    Boone police responded to a traumatic injury from a reported assault at 137 Stoneybrook Ct. last Sunday at approximately 1:56 a.m. Police transported the victim to Watauga Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead. According to the police release the other involved party is the victim’s son. The...
  • 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...
  • IDEXLAB unveils HOW space, to promote community collaboration

    On April 7, faculty and students of the IDEXlab joined student artists and the public to celebrate the unveiling of the HOW Space, a multipurpose collaboration space on Howard Street. The IDEXlab, or the Integral Design Experience Laboratory, is an Appalachian State University program designed to provide students with...
  • 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...
  • Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition names winners

    The unique beauty, nature, culture and lifestyle of the southern Appalachian Mountains comes to life through the Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition, a Boone-based annual competition that invites both amateur and professional photographers to submit photos that showcase an aspect of the region. A collaboration between ASU Outdoor Programs, the...
  • Spicing up the High Country

    Tank’s Tacos y Tequila opened its doors for business in March, joining the Boone restaurant scene to provide top-shelf tequila and specialty tacos made from fresh, local ingredients. Tank’s serves southern California style food and has 10 tacos on its menu, ranging from standard ground beef and shredded chicken...
  • In/Visible Theatre’s 2nd Annual Pop-Up Play

    In/Visible Theatre hosted its second annual pop-up play on April 7. The play was performed at an undisclosed location, but those who wanted to attend met at the Doc Watson statue in downtown Boone. There, an In/Visible guide led audience members to a secret downtown location for the 15-minute...
  • Clayton/Lee ticket takes SGA election

    After a voting session with record turnout, the Clayton/Lee ticket won the 2017-18 Student Government Association election with approximately 63 percent of the vote. “Words can’t express how it feels right now,” vice president-elect Alan Lee said. “We’ve put in so many hours of work. We’ve worked so hard,...
  • 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...
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