Spring 2016 Construction Date Planned for ‘Skyline Terrace Apartments’ in Boone

Published Friday, July 17, 2015 at 2:05 pm
July 17, 2015. Perkinsville Apartments and Greensboro-based RAB Partners, LLC are awaiting final approval to begin constructing the planned Skyline Terrace Apartments near New Market Center in Boone. According to a preliminary site plan, the complex will offer 92-1BR units and 92-2BR units. By Josiah Clark / Read more…
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Blowing Rock Police Chief Calls Phone Case That Looks Like Handgun a ‘Very Bad Idea’

Published Thursday, July 16, 2015 at 10:28 am
July 16, 2015. Police nationwide are very worried about phone cases that look like handguns, which could affect the safety and wellbeing of those who choose to carry one. At first glance, these phone cases give the realistic appearance of a handgun and can be obtained cheaply online and through street vendors. By Josiah Clark / Read more…
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ASU Computer Scientist Develops Software to Help Beekeepers in 142 Countries

Published Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at 4:54 pm
July 15, 2015. A computer scientist at Appalachian State University has co-developed software that is now being used by beekeepers to track honeybee health and beehive activity in 142 countries. Known as Hive Tracks, the software was designed and co-developed by Dr. James Wilkes, the Chair of ASU’s Department of Computer Science and member of the Bee Informed Partnership. By Josiah Clark / Read more…
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Boone-Based Filmmakers Sweep Asheville’s 48 Hour Film Project, Win Five Awards

Published Monday, July 13, 2015 at 12:31 pm
July 13, 2015. Artivational, a collaborate group which consists of N.C. filmmakers and the founding members of the Boone-based international production company Wonderland Woods, LLC swept the awards for Asheville’s renown 48 Hour Film Project last June. Their film "Hair Today Gone Tomorrow", which was written, shot and filmed in 48-hours as per the contest rules, trumped 30 other teams to win Best Film of 2015, Best Cinematography, Best Writing, Best Use of Character and Best Graphics. By Josiah Clark / Read more…
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Holocaust Survivor Among Notable Speakers Presenting at ASU’s Summer Symposium

Published Friday, July 10, 2015 at 4:05 pm
July 10, 2015. The 14th Annual Martin and Doris Rosen Summer Symposium on Remembering the Holocaust will be held July 11-17 at Appalachian State University’s Belk Library. The symposium, which is organized by ASU’s Center for Judaic, Holocaust & Peace Studies, is free to the public and begins Saturday, July 11 at 7 p.m. with a screening of the film, “Raise the Roof,” in the I.G. Greer Auditorium. After that, the event will move to room 114 of the Belk Library. By Josiah Clark / Read more…
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Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to Deliver Keynote Address for 4th Annual Appalachian Energy Summit

Published Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at 3:39 pm
July 7, 2015. Environmentalist and clean-energy advocate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. will be presenting the keynote address for the 4th annual Appalachian Energy Summit at the Schaefer Center of Performing Arts, Monday, July 13 at 7:30 p.m. By Josiah Clark / Read more…
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Todd’s Annual Liberty Parade is a High Country Fourth of July Celebration Like None Other

Published Monday, July 6, 2015 at 6:00 pm
July 6, 2015. For the last ten years, the Elkland Art Center has hosted the Liberty Parade in celebration of Independence Day: a vibrant expression of the High Country’s strong community spirit presented through elaborate and colorful costumes, props and giant puppets. The parade took place on a field at the corner of Highway 194 and Railroad Grade Road in Todd, attracting 350-450 people. By Josiah Clark / Read more…
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Demolition of Broyhill Events Center Planned to Make Way for ASU Campus Expansion

Published Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at 2:31 pm
July 1, 2015. As part of ASU’s Master Plan 20/20, campus leaders are planning to demolish the former Broyhill Inn and Conference Center, located at 775 Bodenheimer Drive in Boone. The property will be demolished in order to make way for future campus expansion projects. Demolition plans are still pending state approval, and it has not yet been officially decided what will happen with the land. By Josiah Clark / Read more…
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New 125-Space Parking Lot at Profile Trail Among Plans at Grandfather Mountain State Park

Published Friday, June 26, 2015 at 12:28 pm
June 26, 2015. With parking a major issue for the thousands of annual visitors to Grandfather Mountain State Park, a larger parking area is planned that will allow for easier access to the Profile Trail. The expanded parking area will add an estimated 125 new spaces. By Josiah Clark / Read more…
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Concerned Citizens Call for Moratorium of Asphalt Plant in Deep Gap at Meeting

Published Thursday, June 11, 2015 at 1:37 pm
June 11, 2015. At least 60 people attended the High Country WATCH meeting at the Watauga Humane Society on Wednesday night to discuss the proposed asphalt plant on U.S. 421 in Deep Gap. By Josiah Clark / Read more…
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Local Citizens Oppose Proposed Asphalt Plant on Scenic Highway in Deep Gap, Meet Tonight

Published Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at 1:10 pm
June 10, 2015. Opposition towards the planned construction of an asphalt plant off U.S. 421 has driven many citizens of Watauga County to openly oppose Mountain City, Tenn.-based Maymead, Inc. due to environmental and quality of life concerns that may come as a result of asphalt production in Deep Gap. High Country WATCH is organizing a concerned citizens meeting on this issue at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 10, at the Watauga Humane Society. By Josiah Clark / Read more…
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23-Year-Old Avery Man Responsible for Fatal Crash Appeared in Court on Tuesday

Published Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at 11:52 am
June 3, 2015. The person responsible for a fatal crash in Roan Mountain, Tenn., appeared in court on Tuesday. The crash resulted from a high-speed chase between deputies with the Avery County Sheriff’s Office and two individuals suspected of driving a stolen vehicle. By Josiah Clark / Read more…
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ASU Purchases Four Buildings on East Howard Street, Demolition Began This Week

Published Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 3:09 pm
May 26, 2015. Appalachian State University recently purchased four residential buildings off of East Howard Street, and demolition of the buildings began today. By JOSIAH CLARK / Read more…
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Elk Knob State Park to Host Grand Opening for New Amphitheater This Sunday

Published Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 12:54 pm
May 20, 2015. Elk Knob State Park, one of the most recent additions to the N.C. State Parks System, will host the grand opening for its new outdoor amphitheater this Sunday, May 24, from 2:30-3:30 p.m. By Josiah Clark / Read more…
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