Feds jail ginseng poacher as wild plants face risk
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Thu Aug 28, 2014
Jefferson Post Online Edition
Ashe County unemployment up in July
Ashe County's unemployment rate increased slightly to 7.4 percent in July, according to the latest data released by the North Carolina Department of Commerce on Wednesday, Aug. 27. The county's unemployment rate rose by 0.3 percent from June, when the rate was at 7.4 percent.
Mon Aug 25, 2014
Minor quake felt in Boone-Blowing Rock area
The U.S. Geological Survey confirmed Monday what some Watauga County residents were talking about Sunday evening an earthquake in the Boone area.
Thu Aug 21, 2014
Berger's next court date delayed until September
A spokeswoman for the District Attorney's said today both side agreed to continue Berger's case until Sept.
Mon Aug 18, 2014
Discovering "creative voices" with artist Marsha Holmes
For local artist and art instructor, Marsha Holmes, it's not about fortune and fame, but about helping others "find their creative voice," she said, and discover hidden talents.
Sat Aug 16, 2014
Career development workshops capped by...
June Atkinson, state superintendent of North Carolina public schools, said her grandfather loved the tradition of a family reunion in the hill country of Virginia.
Fri Aug 15, 2014
'Shake and bake' meth lab discovered
Detectives from the Watauga County Sheriff's Office Special Operations Unit ended a two-week-long investigation on Wednesday into three suspects purchasing items for the manufacture of methamphetamine.
Thu Aug 14, 2014
Chamber recognizes Peacock,...
The Boone Area Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday held its 65th annual meeting at Tweetsie Railroad, installing a new board and honoring several community members with awards.
Wed Aug 13, 2014
Vilas woman faces felony possession charge
On Aug. 13, Boone Police Department investigators arrested Kathy Pulley Toler, 50, of Linda Lane, Vilas, for one count of Felony Possession of Stolen Property from Alliance Bible Fellowship in Boone, according to Boone Police Department.
The Mountain Times
Vintage Valle Music bids farewell to summer
As the community prepares for back to school, Baird's Creek Presbyterian Church prepares to bid farewell to summer with a musical finale on Sunday, Aug. 17. From 4 to 6 p.m., Vintage Valle Music returns with performances from the Pineola Bell Ringers, the Kraut Creek Ramblers and Turkey Tracks Trio.
NAACP chapter to celebrate Aug. 23
A community event celebrating voter participation and the newly formed Watauga County NAACP Branch will be held from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, at the Brookshire Park picnic shelter.
Tue Aug 12, 2014
Elliott sworn in as WCS...
As prescribed by state law, Scott Elliott was sworn in as the new Watauga County Schools superintendent on Monday at the Watauga County Board of Education's regular monthly meeting.
Mon Aug 11, 2014
Jefferson Post Online Edition
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.
Power outage affects Watauga, Ashe, Wilkes counties
More than a thousand households were left without power Monday, and hundreds remain without power in the Fleetwood and Deep Gap areas as of 5 p.m. According to the outage map on http://www.blueridgeemc.com, 493 households are without power as of 5 p.m. today.
Sat Aug 09, 2014
The Charlotte Observer
1 dead, 2 hurt in Watauga crash
One person was killed and two others injured in a two-vehicle crash late Thursday in Watauga County, according to the N.C. Highway Patrol.
Fri Aug 08, 2014
ETJ residents organize, join BREDL
A group of citizens representing several neighborhoods in Boone's extraterritorial jurisdiction have organized as the Watauga Citizens for Local Control and have been accepted as a chapter of the Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League, the league announced Wednesday.
Tractor-trailer collides with car head-on in Watauga Co.
Emergency crews are on the scene of a serious head-on crash on Watauga County. A tractor-trailer collided with a car on Highway 321 between Blowing Rock and Boone.
Thu Aug 07, 2014
The Mountain Times
Red, White and Bluegrass
Photo by Jesse Campbell The Red, White and Bluegrass Jam of Foscoe continues a strong mountain condition of mountain music and fun.
Tue Aug 05, 2014
Analysis to explore Complex...
The Watauga County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday agreed to accept a $10,000 grant from the Appalachian District Health Department to fund an analysis of a potential site for a county recreation center.
CCC&TI brews up a new course
With the number of breweries in North Carolina growing and interest in craft beers also taking off, Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute will offer a new program this fall that teaches students the art and work of creating their own brews.