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Most Read Stories of September 2013


Compiled by Jesse Wood

A woman was found facedown with most of her body submerged in the creek behind Burger King on a Saturday afternoon, and if not for a timely rescue by a few citizens waiting in the drive-through lane at the fast food restaurant in Boone, she likely wouldn’t be alive today.  

App State football begins to lose games. On Sept. 7, App State lost its first home game of the season to N.C. A&T, dropping to 0-2. It would eventually go on to win four games and lose eight in its last season in the Southern Conference and in the FCS.

The state announces that it will now offer online subscriptions services for games to players to make it more “convenient” to those who want to play lottery games such as Powerball, Mega Millions and Carolina Cash 5.

ASU comes under fire for refusing to release a “hidden gem” of a basketball recruit Devonte Graham once he began to receive interest from higher-profile schools after a year at prep school. The story made the rounds nationally after Graham’s coach at Brewster Academy began speaking to the press.

The Watauga County Board of Elections remains in the spotlight. The Republican-led board withdrew its resolution to create a super precinct and combine three Boone precincts into one. It also voted to position the ASU precinct at Legends instead of Plemmons Student Union. The State Board of Elections upholds the elimination of early voting on campus in August, while chastising the board for its behavior. Also, the Winston-Salem Journal penned an article that said County Attorney Four Eggers drafted the resolutions passed by his brother Luke Eggers, who happened to be the chair of the Watauga County Board of Elections.