The Appalachian

University looking to distribute vaccines in the community

Jackie Park, Editor-in-Chief | January 15, 2021

App State is taking the first step to become a center for COVID-19 vaccine distribution in the High Country. Chancellor Sheri Everts announced in an email Friday that the university submitted an application to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services that would make App State a “community-facing” vaccine distribution site. If approved, this would mean that the university would...

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University community responds to riot on U.S. Capitol

Jackie Park and Emily Broyles | January 15, 2021

inexcusible Last week, a pro-Trump mob breached the U.S. Capitol as Congress gathered to certify the results of the 2020 presidential election. Since that day, Twitter, Facebook and other social media outlets have banned the president from their platforms. And, the House of Representatives voted Wednesday to impeach the president again — the first time a president has been impeached twice in the...

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AppHealthCare accepting COVID-19 vaccine appointments for people 65 and older after Gov. Roy Cooper’s announcement

Emily Broyles, News Editor | January 14, 2021

People aged 65 and older are now eligible for  the COVID-19 vaccine, North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper announced Thursday.  Today, NCDHHS told local health departments and providers that they can begin vaccinating all health care workers and adults 65 and older when they are ready. Learn more about North Carolina’s vaccination process here: —...

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In-person class meetings delayed due to growing COVID-19 numbers

Mickey Hutchings, Managing Editor | January 8, 2021

The spring semester is kicking off with a change due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S., Chancellor Sheri Everts announced in an email Friday evening.  Beginning Jan. 19, all classes will meet virtually until Feb. 1, and students who live on campus will not be able to return to their dorms until that date. Everts said the change comes as North Carolina and Watauga County’s COVID-19...

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Gov. Roy Cooper calls on president to resign after Capitol Hill violence

Emily Broyles, News Editor | January 7, 2021

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper is calling on President Donald Trump to leave office or be removed by legal measures after a pro-Trump mob stormed Capitol Hill Wednesday. Cooper wrote in a tweet Thursday that the president “should resign or be removed from office,” saying he has betrayed the country and is not capable of leading it. This president has betrayed our country and is therefore...

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App State chancellor condemns Capitol Hill violence, calls on university community to sustain democracy

Jake Markland, Reporter | January 7, 2021

As people across the country process the aftermath of the pro-Trump mob that stormed Capitol Hill yesterday, Chancellor Sheri Everts released a statement Thursday afternoon, condemning the acts of violence and calling on the App State community to be compassionate in their discourse and seeking of the truth.  In the statement tweeted from Everts’ Twitter account, the chancellor said the “violent...

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