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flags.jpgReporter Jeff Smith, second from left, from UNC TV interviewed Andy Heckert for a feature on the Fred Webb Jr. Outdoor Geology Laboratory at Appalachian State University. The program will air on “North Carolina Now” Sept. 25. Heckert is an assistant professor in Appalachian’s Department of Geology. The lab, named for the retired geology professor and first chairman of the geology department, contains more than 32 rock specimens dating between 1.2 billion and 300 million years old. (Photo courtesy of Cynthia Liutkus)