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21-year-old Carli Batson with her Miss North Carolina sash and crown.

Miss America might be a Mountaineer

App State senior reps North Carolina in historic pageant
Maggie Watts, Reporter July 12, 2021

After a weekend of performances, interviews and modeling, 34 women stood onstage in High Point on June 26, waiting for news of who would be crowned the new Miss North Carolina. Crying tears of joy, a rising...

Pop Up Boone creator launches virtual wellness program for women

Pop Up Boone creator launches virtual wellness program for women

Maggie Watts, Reporter July 1, 2021

The creator of Pop Up Boone is starting a new chapter in her business ventures and giving women a new way to connect.  After nearly two years of directing artisan pop-up shows, Megan Kelley did not...

Jacob Moore (left) and Alex Woodbury (right), joined by a third musician, performing outside of the art market.

King Street Art Market showcases local artists through end of June

Lily Kincaid, Reporter June 29, 2021

Between face painting, live music and people dancing on the sidewalks, the King Street Art Market made downtown Boone feel a little more like its old self over the first weekend of June. Curio and the...

The Bookstop: Six romance books to read this summer

The Bookstop: Six romance books to read this summer

Ansley Puckett, Managing Editor June 29, 2021

Long days at the beach, warm afternoons after a day of work and cool summer sunsets, mean the official start of summer and time to relax and rest. This summer, whether you're spending time in the sand,...

Bites from the Big Apple: New York Deli to open in Boone

Bites from the Big Apple: New York Deli to open in Boone

Maggie Watts, Reporter June 21, 2021

One New York native is looking to bring authentic food from the Empire State to Boone through a new local restaurant.  When Kenneth Grieb moved to Boone a year and a half ago to be with retired family...

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On Record: “SOUR” review

Aubrey Smith, A&C Editor June 3, 2021

It’s almost impossible to go on the internet and not hear about Olivia Rodrigo. Whether it’s from her Disney Channel history or from her smashing debut single “drivers license,” which took the...

After a “Hurricane” of rescheduling, Luke Combs announces new concert date in the High Country

After a “Hurricane” of rescheduling, Luke Combs announces new concert date in the High Country

Aubrey Smith, A&C Editor May 22, 2021

After a year of rescheduling and postponing, Boone country music fans can breathe a sigh of relief — Luke Combs’ concert at Kidd Brewer Stadium has been rescheduled for Sept. 4.  Combs announced...

Dusting off the displays: Turchin Center reopens to the public

Aubrey Smith, A&C Editor May 12, 2021

When walking down King Street, people stop and stare through the tall glass window of the Turchin Center. Closed since the start of the pandemic, visitors have only been able to get a glimpse of the artwork...

The three Delaney children with their Goldendoodle, Winky.

Local family fundraises for furry friend

Zoe Zink, A&C Reporter April 30, 2021

When a family adopted their Goldendoodle in October 2019, he came home welcomed and loved, much like any other puppy. However, one thing made him a little bit different: a birth defect causing him to be...

Recipe Corner: Rice So Nice

Recipe Corner: Rice So Nice

Sophia Lyons, Reporter April 23, 2021

Risotto is the intermediate between rice and a creamy pasta dish. Although risotto is billed as difficult, it’s more easily achieved than it gets credit for so long as you use arborio rice (available...

The sign for the BSA Black Art Gallery Walk in the Plemmons Student Union.

BSA spotlights Black Arts Movement in gallery walk

Lily Kincaid, Reporter April 22, 2021

Students can now participate in a gallery walk located in the Plemmons Student Union that allows them to explore art from famous Black artists, such as Imamu Amiri Baraka and Nikki Giovanni.  The gallery...

Maya Calder wearing a shirt from her clothing line, Mac Apparel.

From tip-off to T-shirts: basketball player finds passion in business

Ansley Puckett, Managing Editor April 21, 2021

After a long day on the basketball court dribbling, shooting and passing, one App State women’s basketball player then goes home to plan, design and manage a clothing brand.  Loving clothes and fashion...

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