Friday Feb 28
Filing period ends, Brannon switches races
In an interesting move, Josh Brannon of Vilas earlier this week withdrew his candidacy for Dan Soucek's N.C. Senate seat and filed Friday as one of four Democratic candidates for the Fifth District seat in the U.S. House held by Republican Virginia Foxx.
72 years together
Romances come and go, but an enduring love is something to treasure. Gene and Juanita Smith of Boone, both 91, celebrated 72 years of marriage on Jan. 8. "We've known each other since childhood," Juanita said.
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13 candidates file for election in Ashe County
On the first day of election filing at the Ashe County Courthouse, 13 candidates signed up for different positions for the 2014 election season, according to the Ashe County Board of Elections.
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Poet Laureate to visit Elkin Library
The North Carolina Poet Laureate Joseph Bathanti will be reading from his works of poetry Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Elkin Public Library, 111 N. Front St., Elkin.
County votes to purchase land
The Watauga County Board of Commissioners unanimously voted to purchase 13 acres in Vilas for $102,000 on Tuesday.