Two local universities are part of a state mandated program to help improve student outcomes in low-performing public schools. They will open so-called “laboratory” schools next fall.
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4:36pm Sep 05, 2017Education Education
4:00pm Jul 28, 2017Economy Economy
The High Country is bursting with color as the wildflower season enters its full bloom.
10:00am Dec 23, 2016Science Science
An Appalachian State University professor has used an unusual and elusive fossil to learn important facts about the geological history of our region.
11:10am Nov 04, 2016Science Science
When you step into mud, it kind of slurps up between your toes. What if someone found your mud-slurping footprint 15,000 years from now?
Scientists have uncovered 15,000 year old fossil human footprints, with incredible, mud-slurping detail. What do they tell us about the people that lived there?
1:04pm Sep 23, 2016Science Science
The fall is a beautiful time of year here on the East Coast, and in North Carolina, we have a resident expert who has long been the go-to scientist for local leaf-peepers: Dr. Howard Neufeld, professor of biological sciences at Appalachian State University. He is learning how and why trees turn color in the fall, as well as why some turn red, while others turn yellow.
4:47pm Sep 14, 2016Politics & Government Politics & Government
A decision has been made on a controversial early voting site in Watauga County.
9:37am Sep 09, 2016Politics & Government Politics & Government
North Carolina elections officials have fashioned early voting schedules they hope comply with a federal court ruling this summer and ease long lines this fall in the presidential battleground stat
1:30pm Aug 05, 2016Science Science
Rock, once a seafloor of mud, sand, and pebbles, towers into the sky, only to erode away, becoming a new and different seafloor, layered like pages in a book.
Appalachian State University's Dr. Ellen Cowan reads these pages, most recently off the coast of Alaska. They tell the full story of geological changes on the continent, as written by glaciers over millions of years.
7:56am Aug 01, 2016Environment Environment
A team of Appalachian State University students is currently racing across the country in the solar-powered car they built.
3:28pm Jul 22, 2016Science Science
11:34pm Apr 27, 2016Arts Arts
Over the years, MerleFest has become an annual homecoming for both music fans and the artists who perform there. Two of the musicians who return every year and who knew the Watsons well spoke with WFDD’s David Ford about Doc, Merle, and the festival that bears his name.
8:44pm Mar 25, 2016Science Science
Some of the great scientific theories unify our knowledge and have fundamentally changed the way we look at the world.