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This Week in History: AppalNet gets its start as a TV broadcasting system

October 4, 2022

James Moser curated this story by Lauren Shaw, which The Appalachian published Oct. 2, 1984. ASU’s AppalNet broadcasting system, the new university-run educational television service, was used for the first time in a classroom experiment last Wednesday. Dr. Al Corum, head of the experimental program, conducted a trial viewing with students from Watauga College. The students were asked to watch...

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Guest lecture explores ‘sacred’ nature of mountains

William Becker, Reporter | October 4, 2022

The mountains around App State were shown in a new light Thursday as experienced mountaineer and scholar Edwin Bernbaum delivered a guest lecture, “Sacred Mountains of the World,” to an audience of students, faculty and community members alike. The event, which was hosted by the College of Arts and Sciences, took place in Plemmons Student Union’s Parkway Ballroom from 6-9 p.m. It explored...

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Boone adopts ax-throwing

Hollie Moore, Associate News Editor | October 3, 2022

Tucked behind the bustle of New Market Center, as drivers enter Boone from Highway 421, hides a building that took on the title of “Boone’s first and only indoor axe-throwing tavern,” according to its website. Entering through the Elwood’s Hatchet House door, the smell of fresh wood and slamming of hatchets against wooden boards attached to each of the eight target paths greets customers...

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AppalCart introduces first electric bus to transportation fleet

Hollie Moore, Associate News Editor | October 1, 2022

AppalCart introduced their first electric bus to their 28 bus fleet Wednesday.  The new bus is expected to service the red route. Craig Hughes, director of AppalCart, said bus drivers will receive training in the beginning of October.  Hughes said the North Carolina Volkswagen Settlement Grant awarded “well over a million dollars for the purchase of the bus and the charging station.” The...

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ClimACT leads rally promoting environmental alternatives

Mia Seligman, Reporter | September 30, 2022

Student members of ClimACT held a rally Wednesday to bring awareness to environmental sustainability issues they say are presented on campus, and how they say App State has played into this in the past.  After the rally, a march moved to the B.B. Dougherty administration building, where members demanded an audience to discuss sustainability at App with administrative officials.  Organizers...

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Hurricane Ian causes wind and rain, caution advised

Sarah Brittain, Reporter | September 30, 2022

The National Weather Service has put a wind advisory and flood watch on Watauga County for hurricane Ian.  The wind advisory is from 10 a.m. Friday to noon Saturday, with northeast winds going up to 20-30 mph and is expected to go up to 40 mph.  “Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects. Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result,” according to the National...

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