Archive for August, 2008
Students in a commercial design class at Appalachian State University shared proposals for a bathroom facility at the Daniel Boone Native Gardens that include a changing area for wedding parties using the gardens, and storage for garden tools. The class, led by assistant professor Chad Everhart in Appalachian’s Department of Technology, gave students practical experience working with a non-profit agency, addressing challenges posed by the garden’s terrain and incorporating Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) guidelines into their designs.
Everhart is pictured holding one of the student’s design models. (Appalachian photo by university photographer Marie Freeman)
BOONE—Western North Carolina’s economy remains weak, but June provided good news for the region. Economic activity, as measured by the Western North Carolina Economic Index and Report, increased 0.4 percent in June. In addition, the region’s economy rebounded in the second quarter of 2008 after two consecutive quarters of non-growth.