The App State Police Department is investigating vandalism at the Turchin Center.

The Watauga Democrat reports the "Transit Candy" stair mural was found vandalized July 15.

According to the report, Denise Ringler, director of arts engagement and cultural resources, said the Turchin Center is fully cooperating with App State’s police department in their investigation into this incident, and are also exploring the installation of security cameras on the Turchin Center grounds.

Ringler said plans are underway to repair the damage and to restore the mural to its original condition.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked contact the App State Police Department at (828) 262-2150.

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