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Monday Aug 25 | WBTV

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.

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Related Topix: Blowing Rock, NC, Geology, Science, Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Boone, NC

Thu Aug 21, 2014

WWAY-TV Wilmington

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.

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Related Topix: New Hanover County, NC, Beech Mountain, NC

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Watauga Democrat

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.

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Related Topix: Blowing Rock, NC, Boone, NC, Sugar Grove, NC

Sat Aug 16, 2014

Watauga Democrat

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.

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Related Topix: Johnston County, NC, Raleigh, NC

Fri Aug 15, 2014

Watauga Democrat

'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.

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Related Topix: Boone, NC

Thu Aug 14, 2014

Watauga Democrat

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.

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Related Topix: Train Disaster, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC, Blowing Rock, NC

Wed Aug 13, 2014

Watauga Democrat

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.

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Related Topix: Vilas, NC, Boone, NC

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.

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Related Topix: Pineola, NC, Ashe County, NC, Valle Crucis, NC, Music, Entertainment

Watauga Democrat

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.

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Related Topix: Boone, NC

Tue Aug 12, 2014

Watauga Democrat

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.

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Related Topix: Brevard, NC

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.

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Related Topix: Blue Ridge Parkway, US National Parks

Watauga Democrat

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.

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Related Topix: Fleetwood, NC, Deep Gap, NC, Ashe County, NC, Wilkes County, NC

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.

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Related Topix: Boone, NC, Vilas, NC

Fri Aug 08, 2014

Watauga Democrat

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.

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WSOCTV

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.

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Related Topix: Blowing Rock, NC

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.

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Related Topix: Boone, NC, Music, Entertainment

Tue Aug 05, 2014

Watauga Democrat

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.

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Lenoir News-Topic

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.

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Related Topix: Caldwell County, NC, Lenoir, NC, Asheville, NC

Mon Aug 04, 2014

Watauga Democrat

Watauga unemployment below 6 percent

Watauga County's jobless rate dipped below 6 percent once again in June, according to the N.C. Department of Commerce.

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Related Topix: Scotland County, NC

Fri Aug 01, 2014

WCNC-TV Charlotte

Man wanted in Boone business burglary

Man wanted in Boone business burglary The Watauga County Sheriff's Office is looking to identify a man who burglarized a business overnight Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Boone, NC

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