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15 Goodnight Brothers employees test positive for COVID-19

15 Goodnight Brothers employees test positive for COVID-19

Xanayra Marin-Lopez, Multimedia Editor

July 13, 2020

Fifteen employees of Goodnight Brothers Country Ham of Boone tested positive for COVID-19. AppHealthCare is still continuing to investigate the total number of confirmed cases. All employees of the produce store have received testing and AppHealthCare is reviewing their existing safety protocols. Bil...

Chancellor and Cabinet respond to #BlackAtAppState, ‘Concerned Mountaineers’ release statement

Photos Courtesy of the Office of the Chancellor

Xanayra Marin-Lopez, Multimedia Editor

July 11, 2020

Earlier this week, Black students and alumni created a petition and list of demands and  the hashtag #BlackAtAppState. Their demands pertain to scholarship, curriculum, health, campus culture and more. The group called for a response from Chancellor Sheri Everts by Friday at 5 p.m., and was met w...

Earth Fare re-opens its doors to Boone community

Earth Fare re-opens its doors to Boone community

Emily Broyles, News Editor

July 7, 2020

An empty parking lot only weeks before, cars now rush to the newly reopened Earth Fare after announcing the store’s closing and liquidation earlier this year.  “Everyone’s healthy supermarket” announced closures Feb. 3 before filing for bankruptcy the next day, blindsiding employees and m...

Black students, alumni write letter of demands to university

Black students, alumni write letter of demands to university

Jackie Park, Editor-in-Chief

July 6, 2020

Black students and alumni released a list of demands to university administration Monday asking for things like university recruitment of Black and brown faculty and students, a bias incident reporting system and culturally relevant programming. The demands, authored by “Concerned Black Mountaineers” list...

App State removes Hoey, Lovill residence hall signs amid name change

App State removes Hoey, Lovill residence hall signs amid name change

Emily Broyles, News Editor

July 2, 2020

App State removed signs of two east campus residence halls Monday in wake of their re-namings. Both buildings are named after people with racist histories.  Chancellor Sheri Everts announced June 28 the university will rename Hoey and Lovill Halls before classes begin in August, “so they may echo our commitment to creating an envi...

Gov. Roy Cooper issues statewide mask mandate, delays move into Phase 3

Gov. Roy Cooper dons a face mask at a press briefing Wednesday,

Xanayra Marin-Lopez, Multimedia Editor

June 24, 2020

Gov. Roy Cooper announced a statewide mask mandate and extended Phase 2 at a press briefing Wednesday These changes come in response to higher hospitalization numbers and infection rates. By the time of Cooper’s briefing, 1,721 new cases of COVID-19 were reported for June 24 and 906 people w...

Peter Hans named new UNC System President

Hans is currently president of the North Carolina Community College System (Photo courtesy of press release)

Xanayra Marin-Lopez, Multimedia Editor

June 22, 2020

Effective August 1, Peter Hans will serve as president of the University of North Carolina System after a year-long national search. The University of North Carolina Board of Governors elected Hans, the current president of the North Carolina Community College System, June 19. Hans has served as p...

App State updates face covering policy, students share thoughts

App State announced an updated face covering policy Friday expected of students, faculty and staff. Both the mouth and nose must be covered when 6 feet of distance cannot be maintained.

Emily Broyles and Xanayra Marin-Lopez

June 20, 2020

App State students, faculty and staff will adapt to a new updated face covering policy on campus this fall.  Both the mouth and nose must be covered when 6 feet of distance cannot be maintained. This can include campus hallways, classrooms, instructional areas, stairwells, elevators, restrooms and ...

App State announces changes to classroom life amid COVID-19

Classroom safety and disinfecting are some of App State's plans currently being implemented. Any available room space on campus will be used as classrooms to accommodate social distancing

Emily Broyles and Xanayra Marin-Lopez

June 18, 2020

Sanitation stations and additional, larger classroom spaces are just some of the accommodations students will encounter entering the fall 2020 semester, according to a university email. The email stated App State’s Project Management and Implementation Team will update students and faculty wee...

UNC-Chapel Hill lifts ban on renaming buildings; petitions, SGA advocate for App State to follow

UNC-Chapel Hill lifts ban on renaming buildings; petitions, SGA advocate for App State to follow

Xanayra Marin-Lopez, Multimedia Editor

June 17, 2020

A 16-year ban on renaming UNC-Chapel Hill campus buildings was lifted at a special UNC board of trustees meeting Wednesday morning, voting 11-2. In May 2015, the board voted unanimously for a 16-year freeze on renaming buildings. Trustees will work to set guidelines for renaming.  The Daily Tar ...

Boone Town Council votes 3-2 for public mask mandate, begins June 20

Boone Town Council votes 3-2 for public mask mandate, begins June 20

Emily Broyles, News Editor

June 17, 2020

Boone residents and visitors must wear face coverings in all indoor establishments open to the public beginning 9 a.m. on June 20, after the Boone Town Council voted 3-2 for the mandate June 16. This comes after a statewide and local increase in lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19.  Councilperson Sa...

Panel discussion, film screening of Netflix documentary ’13th’ advocates for Black Lives Matter

Panel discussion, film screening of Netflix documentary '13th' advocates for Black Lives Matter

Xanayra Marin-Lopez, Multimedia Editor

June 12, 2020

Community members organized a film screening and panel discussion of the documentary “13th” when recent App State graduate Katie Wynn decided that action in the Black Lives Matter Movement accessible from home was needed.              “A lot of people have the intention of doing well but don’t ...

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