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3 hrs ago | Watauga Democrat

Town water proposals suggested

The Boone Water Use Committee on Tuesday voted to make several recommendations to the Boone Town Council as a result of a recently enacted law abolishing the town's extraterritorial jurisdiction powers.

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Related Topix: Boone, NC, Todd, NC

3 hrs ago | Watauga Democrat

ASU student interns with White House

While many students and recent grads use the summertime to relax, for one Appalachian State University student the summer will be spent working at the White House.

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Related Topix: Appalachian State University, Blowing Rock, NC

11 hrs ago | WHSV-TV Harrisonburg

Tourism to Blue Ridge Parkway creates $782 Million in Economic Benefit

A new National Park Service report shows that 12,877,369 visitors to the Blue Ridge Parkway in 2013 spent $782,926,000 in communities near the park.

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Related Topix: US National Parks, Blue Ridge Parkway

13 hrs ago | Watauga Democrat

Hospitality House launched thrift shop project

Located at 182 Boone Heights Drive, this unique shopping experience will open its doors on Friday July 25 and Saturday July 26 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, July 27 from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. This three-year project is a collaboration of Hospitality House, Appalachian State University's ACT Program and North Carolina Campus Compact.

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Related Topix: Appalachian State University

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Watauga Democrat

Our View: Emotional tribute

Thumbs-up: to the inaugural Watauga County Board of Education appearance of our new superintendent, Sam Elliot.

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Related Topix: Boone, NC, Opinion

Fri Jul 18, 2014

Watauga Democrat

County political parties organize for fall

Watauga County's political party organizations are beginning to mobilize for the November midterm election with the opening of fall headquarters and scheduling of events.

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Related Topix: Virginia Foxx, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Boone, NC, Blowing Rock, NC, Rush Limbaugh

Watauga Democrat

Zionville man charged with sexual assault of a child

A man from Zionville has been arrested for a sex offense against a three-year-old child according to a release sent by Watauga County Sheriff Len Hagaman.

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Related Topix: Zionville, NC

Watauga Democrat

Chefs Dinner to benefit NROG July 27

New River Organic Growers host a Chefs Showcase Dinner at 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 27, at Springhouse Farm in Vilas.

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Related Topix: Vilas, NC, Agriculture, Science

Wed Jul 16, 2014

The Mountain Times

Artist JoAnn Pippin to show at Edgewood Cottage

The fifth annual Artists in Residence series features the work of JoAnn Pippin July 17 to 22 at Edgewood Cottage in Blowing Rock.

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Related Topix: Blowing Rock, NC, Painting, Arts, Acadia National Park, US National Parks

WBTV

Boone police asking for help in scrap metal theft

Police in Boone are asking for the public's help for information on who stole a large amount of scrap metal from a demolition site in Watauga County last week.

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Related Topix: Boone, NC

Watauga Democrat

Intake opponents developing action plan

The newly formed New River Advocates will hold a meeting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 29, at the Riverside Restaurant in Todd, where organization leaders will present an action plan for opposing the town of Boone's water intake project.

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Related Topix: Todd, NC, Ashe County, NC, Boone, NC

Tue Jul 15, 2014

Watauga Democrat

WCSO: Couple's death case...

The family and friends of Curtis and Julie Miller may never know for sure exactly what happened to the married couple on Feb. 28. The Watauga County Sheriff's Office has closed its investigation of the incident in Deep Gap, which authorities initially characterized as an "unlawful death" and a suicide.

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Related Topix: Deep Gap, NC

Watauga Democrat

Brannon takes second primary

Joshua Brannon of Vilas in Watauga County successfully secured the U.S. House of Representatives District 5 Democrat seat with strong support in seven out of the 12 counties in the district, according to unofficial primary election results from Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Vilas, NC, Virginia Foxx, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives

Mon Jul 14, 2014

Watauga Democrat

Watauga attorneys award scholarship

The Watauga County Bar Association, a voluntary association of attorneys who practice in Watauga County, announced the recipient of the inaugural "Attorneys of Watauga County Scholarship Award" on May 26 at a scholarship ceremony held at Watauga High School.

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Related Topix: Boone, NC, North Carolina State University

Sat Jul 12, 2014

Watauga Democrat

Second primary election Tuesday

Early voting for the second primary officially ended at 1 p.m. on Saturday, with the final polling day for the primary on Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Virginia Foxx, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Vilas, NC, Blowing Rock, NC, Todd, NC

Fri Jul 11, 2014

The Charlotte Observer

At the end of Grandfather Mtn. race ... a wedding

A crowd of onlookers watches Thursday evening as Greg Hill and Casie Schuster were married after the Bear, a 5-mile race up Grandfather Mountain.

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Related Topix: Wedding, Grandfather, NC, Vilas, NC, Boone, NC

The Mountain Times

Jones House goes - Buck' wild

The Buck Haggard Band and The Buck Stops Here will perform at the Jones House Cultural and Community Center on Friday, starting at 5 p.m., for a free concert, bringing classic country and traditional string band roots sounds to the First Friday festivities in downtown Boone.

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Related Topix: Buck, Ska, Boone, NC, Sugar Grove, NC, Music, Entertainment

Thu Jul 10, 2014

The Mountain Times

Second Saturday at the ArtSpace

The Watauga County Arts Council is drawing up some summer fun with its Second Saturday Arts Celebration, returning to the Blue Ridge ArtSpace Saturday, July 12, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. In the Main Gallery, the WCAC begs the question, "Wood You Believe It?" This particular exhibit features wood creations of all sizes and varieties, ranging from ... (more)

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Related Topix: Recreational Vehicle, Mitchell, Boone, NC, Sugar Grove, NC

The Mountain Times

Story Walks receive boost

Voracious reader Gracie Collis will be one of countless area children who will benefit from a grant that will enhance the library's downtown Story Walk.

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Related Topix: Boone, NC, Blowing Rock, NC

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Watauga Democrat

Regional Library receives planning grant

The libraries of the Appalachian Regional Library -- Ashe County Public Library, Watauga County Public Library, Western Watauga Branch Library, Wilkes County Public Library and Traphill Branch library -- have been awarded a $34,000 Library Services and Technology Act planning grant for 2014-15.

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Related Topix: Libraries, Ashe County, NC, Wilkes County, NC, Traphill, NC

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