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Commissioners recognize Hound Ears Club for 50 years of service
The Watauga County Board of Commissioners passed a proclocation on Tuesday honoring Hound Ears Club in Boone for its 50 years of service to the High Country.
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Tue Apr 15, 2014
Commissioners vote down tax...
The Watauga County Board of Commissioners voted 3 to 2 to keep the ad valorem system as the sales tax distribution method.
Midnight at the Oasis returns to Blowing Rock May 2
Few people take their jobs as seriously as the professionals and volunteers at O.A.S.I.S. .
Mon Apr 14, 2014
Mobility program to be offered monthly for the elderly
To help older adults learn how to prevent falls, Appalachian State University's BlueShield of North Carolina Institute for Health and Human Services will begin offering free monthly CHAMP screenings at the Lois E. Harrill Senior Center April through November.
Sat Apr 12, 2014
BEST of the BEST
More than 200 people were in attendance for the annual Watauga Democrat Best of the Best dinner and awards banquet held at the Boone United Methodist Church in Boone Thursday.
a Way to Give Back
When Boone native Betsy Jones Walsh donated a kidney to her sister nearly 20 years ago, she had no idea that she would one day help lead the organization known as the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network/United Network for Organ Sharing.
Fri Apr 11, 2014
Online voting for NC Great Places begins
North Carolina residents have spoken and pitched their favorite Main Streets and Public Places to the North Carolina Chapter of the American Planning Association.
Town urges county to keep ad valorem tax distribution
The Blowing Rock Town Council voted unanimously Tuesday evening to keep in place a county tax distribution method that would give the town approximately $200,000 in additional sales tax revenue for the next fiscal year.
Our View: Go vote but first. ...
The May 6 primary is still nearly a month away, but your chance to participate ends Friday if you haven't registered to vote by that day.
Thu Apr 10, 2014
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Second Saturday at the ArtSpace
April 12 is the second Saturday of the month, and for the Watauga County Arts Council, that can mean only one thing.
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WNC writer pens follow-up to Wilkes-based novel
Roy Pipes has struck again. Due to popular demand, Pipes has penned a follow-up to his 2012 debut novel, "Darby," with "Hanging Dog: An Appalachian Community."
Bolick never meant to be a bishop, yet received the call
Bishop Leonard Homer Bolick did not originally want to be a pastor. Even though he went to seminary and studied ministry, he continued to tell God it was not going to work out.
Orr takes DA office
Robert Orr, a former N.C. Supreme Court justice and N.C. Court of Appeals judge, was sworn in as district attorney for the 24th Judicial District on Wednesday at the Watauga County Courthouse.
Foundation of CCC&TI launches Watauga fund drive
The Foundation of Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute hosted the kickoff of its Watauga annual fund drive on Monday, challenging team captains to help raise the highest total ever in honor of the college's 50th anniversary.
Wed Apr 09, 2014
Boone man charged with drug possession, larceny and fraud
On April 3, Narcotics Detectives from the Watauga County Sheriff's Office conducted a vehicle stop and seized methamphetamine from the passenger, Derick Shane Canter.
Tue Apr 08, 2014
Deputies search for missing car
The Watauga County Sheriff's Office needs help in identifying the whereabouts of a black 1993 Nissan Sentra, two-door that was parked on the side of U.S. Highway 421 South in front of Mountain Home and Hearth.
Orr tapped as interim DA
Former N.C. Supreme Court Justice Robert Orr is slated to be sworn in as the governor's appointed interim district attorney for the 24th Judicial District, according to the office of Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Philip Ginn.
Mon Apr 07, 2014
Dems convene, prep for 2014 elections
The keynote speaker at the Watauga County Democratic Convention Saturday hammered home a message on the state of public education in North Carolina.
Sat Apr 05, 2014
Deadline for registering to...
To vote in the May 6 primary, citizens who are not already registered in the county must register with the Watauga County Board of Elections by 5 p.m. on Friday, April 11. As a result of law changes enacted by the General Assembly last year, registering to vote during the early voting period is no longer an option.
Fri Apr 04, 2014
Avery woman charged in Watauga drug bust
On Wednesday, Narcotics Detectives from the Watauga County Sheriff's Office seized trafficking levels of Vicodin, a Schedule III narcotic pain medication that contains Hydrocodone/Acetaminophen, following an undercover operation.