Appalachian State University en App State Students Suffer Under Voting Changes <div><p>On the same day Governor Pat McCrory signed sweeping election changes into law, the Watauga County Board of Elections made several decisions that raised the ire of democrats in western North Carolina.</p><p>The three-member Board, with a 2-to-1 Republican majority, voted to close the early voting site on the Appalachian State campus. The Board also consolidated the three voting sites in Boone into one polling place. That means more than 9,000 voters will vote at one site. The next most populous polling place in the county has fewer than 5,000 voters.</p> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 18:25:43 +0000 Dave DeWitt 20774 at App State Students Suffer Under Voting Changes App State Latest Domino In Conference Realignment <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Appalachian State University is expected to announce a major change this week for its athletic department. After more than 40 years competing in the Southern Conference, the school in Boone, NC, will announce a transition to the Sun Belt Conference. App State has considered moving its 20 athletic teams for several years and is likely to start competing in the new conference next year.</span></p><p></p> Tue, 26 Mar 2013 11:05:56 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 12623 at App State Latest Domino In Conference Realignment North Carolina's Poet Laureate <p><a href="" target="_blank">Joseph Bathanti</a> was born and raised in Pittsburgh. He even went to college and graduate school there. So it's a testament to his passion for North Carolina that he was just announced as the<a href="" target="_blank"> Tar Heel state's newest poet laureate</a>. Bathanti came to North Carolina in the late 1970s to be a VISTA volunteer. Tue, 02 Oct 2012 14:02:00 +0000 Susan Davis & Frank Stasio 3773 at North Carolina's Poet Laureate App State Wants To Open The Tap <p>Officials at Appalachian State University are planning to sell beer brewed in the chemistry department. Faculty and students began a class on fermentation last spring. But current rules prohibit selling the fruits of their labor.</p><p>Brett Taubman is an assistant professor of chemistry at ASU and a home brewer:</p> Thu, 06 Jan 2011 10:10:00 +0000 Eric Hodge 11348 at