Mary Pope of Watauga County was among more than 1,000 undergraduates receiving a degree during graduation Dec. 14 at Appalachian State University. Pope earned a Bachelor of Arts in interdisciplinary studies with a focus on sustainable development. She graduated summa cum laude. Pope is the daughter of Janice and Banister Pope of Boone. (Photo by Marie Freeman)
BOONE—Local girls in grades 3 through 8 are invited to participate in Girls on the Run of the High Country (GOTR). Registration for the spring session is open now at http://gotr.appstate.edu. The program will begin the week of Feb. 3, 2014.
BOONE—Costs to attend Appalachian State University next fall will increase $531 or 4.1 percent for in-state students residing on campus. The university’s Board of Trustees recommended increases in general and indebtedness fees during their quarterly meeting held Dec. 13 on campus. The increase must be approved by the UNC Board of Governors, action that is expected to occur in February 2014.