A Permit to Pollute

Mar. 4, 2016 by

Op-Ed | March 4, 2016 The North Carolina Division of Air Quality should not approve a permit for Maymead Inc. to build an asphalt plant in Deep Gap. There are

Tongue-Tied: The Silence of Donald Trump’s Collegiate Supporters

Feb. 26, 2016 by

Donald Trump’s strong statements and loose tongue may be tying those of the college students who support him. Many local college students who back Trump express reluctance to voice their

A Tale of Two Districts

Feb. 12, 2016 by

A federal court decision cast uncertainty on the March 15 primary election when it ruled that two congressional districts are “unconstitutional racial gerrymanders” and must be re-drawn by Feb.19. Lawmakers

ASU Gets Early Voting Site

Feb. 10, 2016 by

The North Carolina State Board of Elections voted 4-0 on a plan that will include an early voting site at Appalachian State University at about 4:00 p.m. Wednesday. State Board

This is Sparta

Dec. 10, 2012 by

Tiffany Krupner is a senior at Alleghany High School in Sparta, North Carolina, a rural Appalachian town surrounded by fields, Christmas trees farms, and little else. For Tiffany and thousands