2 hrs ago
Florida fugitive arrested in...
A 33-year-old Florida man wanted for firing a gun into a busy Fort Myers restaurant last week was arrested Tuesday in Boone, according to the Watauga County Sheriff's Office.
6 hrs ago
Committee: Let old WHS reserve...
Boone's Water Use Committee on Tuesday recommended that the town let the 150,000-gallon-per-day water allocation reserve for the county's old high school property expire at the end of the year.
8 hrs ago
The Mountaineer Publishing Company
Balsam Range announces Winter Concert Series
Haywood County's own IBMA-award-winning bluegrass-and-more band Balsam Range blasts off with a bang Saturday night at Canton's historic Colonial Theater with their fourth annual "Winter Concert" series.
9 hrs ago
Nathan Miller to run for district attorney
Miller, a lifelong resident of the North Carolina mountains, lives east of Boone with his wife, Crystal, and 14-month-old daughter, Lillian Sue.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
Watauga Community Foundation celebrates 20th anniversary
The Watauga County Community Foundation celebrated its 20th anniversary and held its eighth annual Philanthropy Day Luncheon on Nov. 14 at the Blowing Rock Conference Center.
Watauga Farmers' Market season ends, winter options available
The Watauga County Farmers' Market held its final market of the season on Saturday, with the selection having dwindled to about a dozen vendors offering meats, apples, crafts, holiday wreaths and decor, honey and other products.
The Elizabethton Star
Books face few challenges at EHS, library
As long as there has been the written word, some have challenged what is appropriate for others to read.
Sat Nov 30, 2013
North Carolina medical examiner resigns after investigators found he...
Medical examiner resigns after investigators found he KNEW carbon monoxide killed a couple at hotel a week before boy, 11, who stayed in the SAME room also died Two months ago an elderly couple died at the same room - 225 at the Best Western Plus Blue Ridge Plaza in Boone, North Carolina Medical examiner had report on his desk for more than a week ... (more)
Wed Nov 27, 2013
Downtown Boone features Christmas Story Walk
The Downtown Boone Development Association and the Watauga County Public Library are once again partnering to bring a special Christmas Story Walk to Downtown Boone for the holiday season.
Private recycling sees job growth
Watauga County has been a leader in recycling during the past few years, and now private recycling businesses are seeing growth in the county and statewide.
Cooperative Extension developing Strategic Plan
More than 110 people attended a North Carolina Cooperative Extension listening session Nov. 19, held at the Agricultural Conference Center in Boone.
The Mountain Times
The Thanksgiving holiday brings schedule changes to businesses and organizations across the county.
Tue Nov 26, 2013
One applies for Boone council seat
One person has applied for a vacant seat on the Boone Town Council since town leaders last week announced the process for filling the position.
The Charlotte Observer
Temperatures climb above freezing; plenty more rain coming
A look at the weather warnings and advisories in effect across the Charlotte region on Tuesday, Nov. 26. Map courtesy of the National Weather Service.
Power restored to 5,000+ Tuesday
Crews restored power early Tuesday after icy weather and high winds affected a transmission line, darkening homes in about 20 percent of Watauga County.
Mon Nov 25, 2013
Their View: Wataugans in mourning
Editor's note: The following comments were published in the Watauga Democrat on Nov. 28, 1963.
Library announces Thanksgiving closings, Amnesty Week
The Watauga County Public Library will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 28, Friday, Nov. 29 and Saturday, Nov. 30, for Thanksgiving Holiday.
Sun Nov 24, 2013
Jefferson Post Online Edition
Regional Artist Project Grant winners announced
The grant winners are Derek Davidson, Rebecca Gummere, Beth Shuford, Carlie Eisenberg, Martha Enzmann, Stephen Shoemaker, (back... The Regional Artist Project of Northwest North Carolina is a partnership between the Arts Councils of Alleghany, Ashe, Watauga and Wilkes Counties and the North Carolina Arts Council.
Fri Nov 22, 2013
Massive meth site located and cleared
Watauga County authorities undertook this week what they believe may be one of the largest methamphetamine clean-up responses in state history.
Deputies: 1 arrested in meth lab bust near ASU campus
Watauga County deputies have one person in custody after finding the largest suspected meth lab they said they have ever seen in the Carolinas.