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13 hrs ago | Jefferson Post Online Edition

Unemployment in Ashe drops slightly in June6:01 am

Ashe County's unemployment rate dropped to 7.4 percent in June 2014, according to data released by the North Carolina Department of Commerce on Wednesday, July 30. The rate dropped by 0.1 percent from May 2014, when the unemployment rate was at 7.5 percent.

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Related Topix: Ashe County, NC, North Carolina, Mitchell County, NC, Avery County, NC, Currituck, NC

Wed Jul 30, 2014

The Mountain Times

Tear into Multimedia Art'

One misconception of art is that it, like many other hobbies and pastimes, requires expensive equipment or a variety of media to create thought provoking masterpieces.

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Related Topix: Events

The Mountain Times

Tunde Afoloyan Famous, Sigrid Hice at Edgewood Cottage

The fifth annual Artists in Residence Series features the work of Tunde Afolayan Famous and Sigrid Hice from July 31 to Aug. 5 at Edgewood Cottage in Blowing Rock.

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Related Topix: Blowing Rock, NC, Arts, Painting

Blowing Rocket

BREMCO celebrates $4.2 million upgrade

From left, Susan Jones, David Boone, Tom Trexler, Bradley McNeill, Kenneth Greene, BREMCO CEO Doug Johnson, Boone Mayor Andy Ball, Charity Gimball-Gwynn, Blowing Rock Mayor J.B. Lawrence, Joy Coffey, Barbara Armstrong of the Boone Area Chamber of Commerce, Jeff Joines, BREMCO director of Alleghany district Bryan Edwards and David Eggers take part ... (more)

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Related Topix: Blowing Rock, NC, Boone, NC

The Mountaineer Publishing Company

Parkway tourism creates $782 million in economic benefit

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

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Related Topix: Blue Ridge Parkway, US National Parks

Watauga Democrat

CCC&TI offers craft brewing program for pros, amateurs

A new educational program is brewing at Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute and will be on tap this fall.

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Related Topix: Caldwell County, NC, Environmental Law, Law, Beer, Drink

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Watauga Democrat

Blue Ridge Electric hosts open...

Members of the Watauga County community gathered in the newly renovated district office of Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation for an open house and tour of the facilities on Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Home Listing, Home, Boone, NC, Blizzard

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Watauga Democrat

DAV purchases new vehicle

The Disabled American Veterans Watauga County Chapter No. 90, located in Boone, recently purchased a 2014 Ford Flex to add to its transportation network.

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Related Topix: Boone, NC

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Watauga Democrat

Elections board upholds previous one-stop plan

In a two to one vote, the Watauga County Board of Elections voted to uphold the same one-stop implementation plan the board adopted for the May primary for the general election in November.

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Related Topix: Blowing Rock, NC, Deep Gap, NC, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC, Linville-Falls, NC

The Mountain Times

A Special Tallent

The fifth annual Artists in Residence Series features the work of Eddie Kent Tallent July 24 to 29 at Edgewood Cottage in Blowing Rock.

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Related Topix: Blowing Rock, NC, Fine Arts, Arts, Painting

Wed Jul 23, 2014

The Mountain Times

WCAC paints an Artfull Palette

The Watauga County Art Council's Artfull Palette annual fundraiser is the perfect event to "wind out your summer, but crank up your fall," said executive director Cherry Johnson.

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Related Topix: Boone, NC

The Mountain Times

NPS report indicates increase in tourist spending

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: Blue Ridge Parkway, US National Parks

The Mountain Times

Pack-the-Bus in Boone and Blowing Rock

With just a little more than two weeks remaining until the Watauga County Back 2 School Festival, organizers have made it easier than ever to help Pack-the-Bus with school supplies.

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Related Topix: Boone, NC, Blowing Rock, NC, Tar Heel, NC

Watauga Democrat

Boone council to consider West Downtown Boone concept

The Boone Town Council on Thursday will hear a recommendation from the town's Transportation Committee to approve the concept for the West Downtown Boone Plan, which includes street, pedestrian and bicycle improvements.

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Related Topix: Boone, NC

Tue Jul 22, 2014

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

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

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

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

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