The Boone Fire Department responded to a call about a fire at 619 Junaluska Road at 3:20 a.m. on Tuesday. When the department arrived at the scene the house was fully enveloped. Fire Marshal Mike Teague said that the house was totally destroyed. Witnesses of the fire said that they were told by officials that
On Monday night the Boone Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a forum at F.A.R.M. Cafe to give candidates for the 2018 primary election a chance to share their platforms. The primary election will take place on May 8. Candidates are running for positions in the U.S. House of Representatives District 5, North Carolina Senate District
The top of Roess Dining Hall hosts a beehive which holds a colony of 30,000 to 40,000 bees in front of the entrance located near the Varsity Gym. This beehive was donated to the school by the Board of Trustees as a farewell gift to Alice Roess, the namesake of the dining hall. Roess is
The Office of Sustainability and the University Bookstore are collaborating on a new initiative to promote zero waste on campus, by offering reusable utensils, straws and napkins for purchase in the bookstore. Students can also gain access to the same items by volunteering with the Office of Sustainability. “The bookstore has a strong relationship with
The Boone Town Council recently voted to draft language that would allow skateboards on sidewalks in Boone, and this decision, while novel, is a terrible idea. This vote occurred at the March 22 town council meeting. The ordinance would allow for the use of skateboards and inline skates on sidewalks in town, excluding King Street.
Three men were arrested during a traffic stop after Migos’ performance at the Holmes Convocation Center on Thursday night, according to Boone Police Department. Jharon Ahmad Murphy, of Snellville, Georgia, Daryl Irvon McPherson, of Cleveland, Ohio, and Kevin Spigner, of Smyrna, Georgia, were arrested. Officers at the concert smelled marijuana as the band’s vehicle left
The Center for Bio-Ethical Reform displayed the Genocide Awareness Project, an anti-abortion exhibit, on Sanford Mall Wednesday. The project “juxtaposes images of aborted embryos and fetuses with images of victims of historical and contemporary genocides and other injustices,” according to the Center for Bio-Ethical Reform. The display contains claims that abortion is a form of
People who walked into the Plemmons Student Union last week might have been greeted with candy, condoms and bright pink “I stand with Planned Parenthood” stickers. These were handed out by the App State Planned Parenthood club, or campus’ Generation Action Chapter, as a way of spreading the word about the work they are doing
Appalachian State University’s Wine to Water club is an extension of the organization Wine to Water, a nonprofit focused on providing clean water for those around the world. Wine to Water club hosted their first Walk for Water event on Sanford Mall Tuesday. Participants of the event carried buckets down to Durham Park, filled and
“You’ve got a lot of balls wearing that here.” I look up and there’s only one other person in the hallway with me. They’re standing beside me throwing something away. I don’t say anything as I am still trying to process what this man said to me as he turns to walk down the hallway.