The Appalachian

Ransom Pub provides service industry workers with meals amid employment uncertainty during COVID-19

Ransom Pub Managing Partner Todd Hendley (third from left), brother Doc Hendley (second from left) and others help the pub package care boxes for the High Country's service industry workers.

Rachel Greenland, Reporter

April 17, 2020

A local pub is seeking to serve the service industry and ensure High Country residents receive wholesome meals during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Ransom Pub adjusted its regular restaurant business to “fill the gaps that the High Country needed” through care boxes filled with enough fresh produce,...

Pets feel “ruff” transition to social distancing, too

Pets thrive off of schedule, just like humans, and are feeling the impacts of social distancing just like their human counterparts.

Anna Muckenfuss, Appalachian Weekly News Producer

April 17, 2020

Humans aren’t the only ones who find routines comforting, so do pets. But social distancing can have some ruff effects on our furry friends.  Sky Kale, a junior, is the owner of Teddy, a golden retriever training to be a service dog. Kale said Teddy no longer has a routine to follow due to the tra...

App State alumnus discovers new tyrannosaur species

App State alumnus discovers new tyrannosaur species

Quadajah Rivers, Reporter

April 16, 2020

App State alumnus Jared Voris discovered a new tyrannosaur species and gained worldwide media attention.  Voris was studying one afternoon for his master’s thesis at the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada. While studying, he stumbled across some unusual skull fragments at his desk. The one t...

A rural North Carolina town responds to COVID-19

James Murdock of Granite Falls fishes as the sun sets in Caldwell County. “I’m not gonna let anything stop me from fishing. I love to fish,” he said.

Jesse Barber, Photo Editor

April 15, 2020

James Murdock cast his fishing line into the water as the sun set behind the clouds in Caldwell County, standing on the muddy banks of Old Millpond with his son.  Murdock said he’s not going to let fear over the coronavirus consume him, as he has seen in the news, like fighting over toilet pap...

Student body president race moves to runoff, voting April 16-20

Student body president race moves to runoff, voting April 16-20

Moss Brennan, Political Editor

April 15, 2020

The race for the App State student body president will continue in a runoff election between Caleb Hudson and Michael Davis. Voting in the runoff election will take place from April 16 at 8 a.m. to April 20 at 8 a.m. The election link will be on AppSync. Those who voted in the general election can...

CARES Act leaves App State students in middle ground

This illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses.A novel coronavirus, named Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China in 2019

Gianna Holiday, Associate News Editor

April 15, 2020

Under the CARES Act, families who qualify for the stimulus check get an extra $500 for children who are 16 and under. However, the act excludes young adults like college students who are still dependent on their parents for support but don’t make enough money to file taxes.  Some college studen...

Pisgah National Forest closes until mid-August

Pisgah National Forest closes until mid-August

Emily Broyles, News Editor

April 14, 2020

The United States Forest Service announced roads, trails and recreation sites are now off-limits to the public after closures in the Pisgah National Forest. The closures will last from April 13 to August 14, and prohibit visitors to use certain roads and trails, developed recreation areas and campgr...

App State alumnus provides RVs for MDs, gives a family comfort in South Carolina

Robert Craven and his two daughters stand outside the RV donated to their family from App State alumnus David Small and his wife, Stacey.

Ansley Puckett, A&C Editor

April 14, 2020

MURRELLS INLET, S.C- Parked in the driveway of a South Carolina home sits an off-white Zinger Camper. On the back, a black and gold App State “A” covers an extra tire. The man living inside of the camper doesn’t own it, and he didn’t graduate from App State. The camper belongs to David Small, a 2003 Ap...

AppHealthCare confirms eighth case of coronavirus in Watauga County

AppHealthCare confirms eighth case of coronavirus in Watauga County

Moss Brennan, Political Editor

April 13, 2020

AppHealthCare announced that an eighth Watauga County resident tested positive for COVID-19. The case has a known travel history and is recovering in isolation outside of the state. The local health department staff identified close contacts who are in quarantine. A positive case count for Alleghany...

Your guide to unemployment filings amid COVID-19

Your guide to unemployment filings amid COVID-19

Xanayra Marin-Lopez, Multimedia Editor

April 13, 2020

As restaurants, schools and businesses close to fight the spread of the coronavirus and flatten the curve, many North Carolina residents are left without a source of income. From March 16 to April 9, there have been 444,178 COVID-19 related unemployment insurance claims, according to the North Caro...

Davis.Hunter found responsible for campaign violation

Davis.Hunter found responsible for campaign violation

Moss Brennan, Political Editor

April 13, 2020

The Student Government Association's Elections Court found the Davis.Hunter campaign responsible for malicious campaigning. The Mullins.Martin campaign claimed the Davis.Hunter campaign violated Article III, Section X of the constitution which states, "Candidates and their staff may not use campaigning...

Local organizations provide support to victims of domestic violence in the High Country

Local organizations provide support to victims of domestic violence in the High Country

Quadajah Rivers, Reporter

April 12, 2020

According to the National Domestic Violence Hotline, 24 people per minute are victims of rape, physical violence or stalking by an intimate partner. That’s more than 12 million people affected over the course of a year. Additionally, some incidents go unreported.   Local organizations like OASIS, Legal Aid of...