10/15/2013 4:25pm

Formal complaint filed against Eggers, Aceto

Amid more than two months of controversy surrounding the Watauga County Board of Elections, three county residents filed a formal complaint last week against the two Republican members of the county’s Board of Elections.

9/26/2013 4:08pm

ASU chancellor questions blood donor ban

At Appalachian State University’s blood drive this week, students collected more than 1,300 pints of blood — and 942 signatures on a petition to allow men who have sex with other men to be able to donate blood.

1/18/2011 4:28pm

Colleges struggle to house new students

Moving away from home is always an adjustment for freshmen. But some students have to go one step further: moving into a study lounge or even an off-campus hotel. Schools across the country have recently had problems with student enrollment growing faster than the school’s ability to house them.

11/29/2010 9:59pm

UNC-A and Appalachian State host BYOB events for students

North Carolina law states that alcoholic beverages cannot be sold in student facilities on the UNC- system campus. But two public universities in Western North Carolina have found loopholes. On select nights at Appalachian State University hundreds of students gather at Legends, an on-campus venue, to listen to music and drink beer.

8/25/2008 12:00am

Drought causes schools to up water conservation

Universities in western North Carolina are stepping up efforts to help their counties weather the drought - an increasingly imperative collaboration as dry conditions worsen.Large operations like those at Appalachian State University and Western Carolina University require a conscious effort to avoid draining town resources.

8/19/2008 12:00am

Schools outline Tomorrow goals

When the 17 UNC-system campuses were asked to respond by May with their plans to complete the goal that system President Erskine Bowles gave them in December, some campus task forces didn't think it would be possible to complete that goal.

3/29/2005 12:00am

Two schools reconsider book rentals

The high cost of textbooks led three UNC-system schools to use campuswide book rental systems, but two of those universities are considering an end to the policy.

10/27/2004 12:00am

ASU grieved by 3rd death this month

The death of a senior at Appalachian State University last week dealt another blow to an already-grieving campus that has experienced three deaths in the past three weeks.