BOONE—Local Christmas tree farms are providing a backyard laboratory for Dr. Howard Neufeld, an Appalachian State University biology professor who is interested in how a warming climate might affect the tree industry’s future. The information he hopes to glean is important because it can help tree farmers make decisions regarding future plantings and farm locations.
BOONE—Appalachian State University police officer William Watson visited Cove Creek School Friday, Sept. 19, for the school’s Police Appreciation Day and read to kindergarten students from the book “Chester the Brave,” a book about overcoming your fears. Watson’s mother, Alisa Watson, pictured with him, is a teacher assistant at the school. A member of University Police since April 2013, Watson is a criminal justice graduate from Appalachian. His grandfather, Hobart Watson, is a former police chief for the Town of Beach Mountain. (Photo submitted)