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By Kevin Griffin, Hickory Daily Record

The Appalachian State University flag now flies over the site of the former Corning Optical Communications headquarters, which the university has purchased with the aim of turning it into an academic building.  Photo by Robert C. Reed, Hickory Daily Record

Appalachian State University will open a campus in Hickory in the large building off U.S. 321 that once housed the headquarters of Corning Optical Communications.

Speaking before a group of city, county, state and university leaders on Friday, App State Chancellor Sheri Everts said the university purchased the building that will house the new campus...

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