BOONE—The 11th Annual Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition (AMPC) is open for registration and submissions through 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22. Amateur and professional photographers 13 years of age and older are encouraged to submit at www.appmtnphotocomp.org. The competition offers numerous categories that will be chosen as winners with more than $4,000 in cash and prizes.
BOONE—Appalachian State University has placed 18th in Sierra magazine’s seventh annual ranking of America’s greenest colleges. According to a news release from the magazine, the ranking spotlights forward-thinking universities that are making a difference for the planet and emphasizing environmental responsibility.
BOONE—Turn on the tap and enjoy clean drinking water at Appalachian State University.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has recognized the university’s water treatment plant for meeting goals set by the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources for optimized drinking water treatment plant performance for turbidity for 2012.