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Spooky Duke Race and Costume Contest is Saturday, Oct. 28

By Heather Brandon and Jeffrey Crawford

BOONE, N.C.—The 7th annual Spooky Duke Race and Costume Contest will be held on Saturday morning, Oct. 28, on the campus of Appalachian State University to benefit Parent to Parent Family Support Network™-High Country.

Appalachian, Watauga County close on old Watauga High School property

By Elisabeth Wall

BOONE, N.C.—The official transfer of the old Watauga High School property to Appalachian State University from Watauga County took place Friday, Sept. 29. The property is located at 400 High School Drive in Boone.

Community invited to Oct. 1 recognition of African-Americans at rest in Old Boone Cemetery

By Mary Giunca

BOONE, N.C.—For many years, the graves of over 160 African-Americans laid in the open field below Old Boone Cemetery behind Appalachian State University’s Cone Residence Hall unknown and mostly forgotten.

Appalachian Building Emergency Team members meet with first responders

By Jeff Cloninger

BOONE, N.C.—Building Emergency Team members from nine facilities on the Appalachian State University campus met with first responders from University Police and the Boone Fire Department on Thursday, Sept. 7, in the Parkway Ballroom of Plemmons Student Union.

RIEEE offers free offsets workshop Oct. 6

By Elisabeth Wall

BOONE, N.C.—Appalachian State University’s Research Institute for Environment, Energy, and Economics (RIEEE) is hosting a daylong workshop Friday, Oct. 6, on the future of carbon offsets and carbon markets in the southeastern United States.

Home School Physical Education Program accepting students, classes begin Sept. 12

By Audry Gurkin

BOONE, N.C.—Appalachian State University’s Physical Education Program will offer the Home School Physical Education Program for the 2017-18 academic year.

Girls on the Run-High Country kicks off fall programs

BOONE, N.C.—Girls on the Run of the High Country (GOTR-HC) announces the start of the fall 2017 season. Approximately 200 girls in third through eighth grade will participate this fall in GOTR-HC programs, which inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum that creatively integrates running, according to Council Director Mary Sheryl Horine.

SECU continues to fund Appalachian internships; 10 students complete 2017 summer internships

By Ken Keuffel

BOONE, N.C.—Ten students from Appalachian State University completed 2017 summer internships in public sector and nonprofit entities of rural and underserved regions of North Carolina as part of a program called the State Employees’ Credit Union (SECU) Public Service Fellows.

Appalachian awards 11 students Plemmons Scholarships for 2017-2018

By Tanner McGuire

BOONE, N.C.—Eleven first-year students at Appalachian State University have been awarded Plemmons Leadership Scholarships. Plemmons Scholars have shown outstanding leadership in either their high schools or communities.