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AppState course: Would killing a few Republicans really be so bad?

    Over the past few years,  we’ve become convinced that Appalachian State University in Boone is trying to overtake Carolina as the kookiest,  most left-wing campus in the UNC system.  It all seemed to gear up right about the time Sheri Everts took the…

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@Appstate: More cronyism! More ethical lapses!

Okay.  So, deep within the mountain wonderland of Watauga County, we’ve got quite a bit of Raleigh-like antics in motion.   We’ve learned about the upswing in violent crime on the Appalachian State University campus.  We’ve learned about university-blessed campaigns against white males and Trump supporters.  We’ve…

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Drain the Swamp: The flaming HOT MESS at Appalachian State

With all of this talk of ‘draining the swamp,’  Appalachian State University is looking like a great place to get started. Here is the Boone campus’s latest foray into the national spotlight:  “Bernie is asking for a political revolution and college students are some of…

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Ethics Roulette: (Am I my brother’s auditor?) It’s ALL IN THE FAMILY at AppState.

It’s pretty clear they have a, um, “different” way of doing things at Appalachian State University.  We told you earlier about the university administrator who oversaw a business transaction between the university AND a private company where he serves as vice-president.   How could that…

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No ethics disclosure filings for AppState “sustainability” guru

We reported to you earlier about Ged Moody, an Appalachian State university senior official, who has been making the calls on green energy projects on the Boone campus for seven years while simultaneously serving as VP of an Asheville  company that supplies equipment for green…

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Solar Goons check IN, ethics (legality?) check OUT @ AppState

We’ve seen all kinds of examples of how this young, cash-rich government-subsidized solar industry has corrupted the legislative branch in Raleigh.  Now, we’re starting to see it spray its stink all over an institution of higher learning within our state. Let’s start off with meeting…