The Appalachian

Roy Cooper shares video message with App State voters

Moss Brennan, Political Editor | October 27, 2020

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper sent a message to App State voters Tuesday in a pre-recorded messaged posted on the App State College Democrats Twitter page. "I know that the great Appalachian State University has led our state in youth voter turnout for years and this year can't be any different," Cooper said. "The stakes in this election are way too high to sit it out." According to Vote Tracker,...

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Speaker of the NC House of Representatives campaigns for Ray Pickett in Boone

Moss Brennan, Political Editor | October 27, 2020

The Republican speaker of the North Carolina House of Representatives campaigned in Boone for state house candidate Ray Pickett Tuesday. Tim Moore (R) represents the 111th District in North Carolina and leads the Republican-majority North Carolina House of Representatives.  “As a Western North Carolina legislator, I care greatly about this region,” Moore said. “I know that Ray Pickett...

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App State closes three dining locations, lays off student employees

Ethan Hunt, Reporter | October 26, 2020

App State Campus Dining facilities have laid off at least 60 student-employees and closed three dining locations.   Mcalister’s in the Student Union, River Street Cafe in Roess Dining Hall and Wired Scholar in Belk Library were closed Oct. 6. The part-time student employees who worked in these locations were laid off. But Chancellor Everts ensured that the full-time, permanent staff who worked...

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Kamala Harris’ husband campaigns in Boone, encourages early voting

Abi Pepin, Senior Political Correspondant | October 26, 2020

Vice-presidential candidate Kamala Harris’  husband encouraged early voting in front of a small masked crowd gathered around picnic tables. Douglas Emhoff told Boone voters every time he visits North Carolina, he sees an incredible amount of enthusiasm. “I'm seeing it all over the country because we are traveling to these swing states,” Emhoff said. “They're sending me the places...

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Dashboard: App State and Watauga County COVID case count

Moss Brennan, Political Editor | October 26, 2020

With COVID-19 cases surging across the country, App State posts the number of COVID-19 cases among students and employees. Below is an interactive dashboard with data provided by App State and AppHealthCare. Data from App State and AppHealthCare is updated daily. Click here if the dashboard does not work. var divElement = document.getElementById('viz1597695519484'); ...

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Here’s who’s voting in Watauga County in this record-setting election year

Moss Brennan, Political Editor | October 26, 2020

Watauga County is on track to surpass the total votes cast in the 2016 election with just under a week left in early voting.  As of Sunday, Watauga County residents have cast 18,451 ballots. In 2016, residents in the county submitted 30,241 ballots, and 20,932 total ballots processed in the entire early voting period and by absentee vote by mail in Watauga County.  The voter turnout in Watauga...

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