Mark Ricks was appointed to the Appalachian State University board of trustees on Friday night by the board of governors. The board of governors appointed Ricks by a unanimous vote. “I asked him, with the blessing of the chancellor, would he serve because not only has he been an extremely successful businessman but that means I’ll
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The portion of US 221 between Pilot Ridge Road and Edgemont Road was closed due to a washout from all of the rain Watauga and the surrounding counties have received in the past two weeks. The average daily traffic for the road is 580 cars, according to the North Carolina Department of Transportation’s AADT Web
A mudslide caused a home to collapse and killed two people around 5 p.m. Wednesday, according to WCYB News. The two victims were Audri Gordon Lanford, age 66, and James Gordon Lanford, age 68, according to Sheriff Len Hagaman. The home was located on Pine Ridge Drive in the Heavenly Mountain Community which is less
The Boone Fire Department responded to a call about a fire at 619 Junaluska Road at 3:20 a.m. on Tuesday. When the department arrived at the scene the house was fully enveloped. Fire Marshal Mike Teague said that the house was totally destroyed. Witnesses of the fire said that they were told by officials that
God of War is a modern take on Playstation’s classic character Kratos, the Ghost of Sparta, made famous by his bloodlust and desire for revenge against the ancient gods of the Greek mythos. Kratos was, and still is, an extremely violent and exceptionally angry character throughout the previous God of War games. And, while Kratos
A symbol of Appalachian State University’s commitment to sustainability, the Broyhill Wind Turbine, is a testament to the ability of App State students to change the world. The 152-foot-tall turbine sits at the highest point of campus and, until recently, was the largest turbine in North Carolina, according to the Office of Sustainability. The 100
Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture is an organization dedicated to strengthening the overall High Country food system. While originally the organization was created by female farmers for female farmers, it has since expanded to focus on food equity, farmer support and consumer education. BRWIA was created in order for female farmers to have their voices
The SGA Student Senate voted against initiating a review for impeachment on SGA President Anderson Clayton, a junior journalism and political science double major, for 27 violations of the student government constitution and bylaws on April 10. Fifty-one percent of the senate voted in favor, 44 percent voted in opposition and 4 percent abstained. This
Holi, an Indian festival known for celebrating the coming of spring, was held on Sanford Mall on Wednesday. This was the first Holi festival that App State has put on for the campus-wide Diversity Celebration week. Holi was originally scheduled for March 22 to celebrate the first day of spring, but was canceled due to
The Boone Town Council recently voted to draft language that would allow skateboards on sidewalks in Boone, and this decision, while novel, is a terrible idea. This vote occurred at the March 22 town council meeting. The ordinance would allow for the use of skateboards and inline skates on sidewalks in town, excluding King Street.