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3 hrs ago | Watauga Democrat

Commissioners vote down tax...

The Watauga County Board of Commissioners voted 3 to 2 to keep the ad valorem system as the sales tax distribution method.

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Related Topix: Boone, NC, Seven Devils, NC, Blowing Rock, NC, Beech Mountain, NC

7 hrs ago | Blowing Rocket

Midnight at the Oasis returns to Blowing Rock May 2

Few people take their jobs as seriously as the professionals and volunteers at O.A.S.I.S. .

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Oasis, Blowing Rock, NC, Avery County, NC, Friday, Boone, NC

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Watauga Democrat

Mobility program to be offered monthly for the elderly

To help older adults learn how to prevent falls, Appalachian State University's BlueShield of North Carolina Institute for Health and Human Services will begin offering free monthly CHAMP screenings at the Lois E. Harrill Senior Center April through November.

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Related Topix: Appalachian State University, McDowell County, NC

Sat Apr 12, 2014

Watauga Democrat

BEST of the BEST

More than 200 people were in attendance for the annual Watauga Democrat Best of the Best dinner and awards banquet held at the Boone United Methodist Church in Boone Thursday.

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Related Topix: Home Listing, Home, Virginia Foxx, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives

Watauga Democrat

a Way to Give Back

When Boone native Betsy Jones Walsh donated a kidney to her sister nearly 20 years ago, she had no idea that she would one day help lead the organization known as the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network/United Network for Organ Sharing.

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Related Topix: Boone, NC, Wake Forest University, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC

Fri Apr 11, 2014

Watauga Democrat

Online voting for NC Great Places begins

North Carolina residents have spoken and pitched their favorite Main Streets and Public Places to the North Carolina Chapter of the American Planning Association.

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Related Topix: North Carolina, Morganton, NC, Burke County, NC, Mooresville, NC

Blowing Rocket

Town urges county to keep ad valorem tax distribution

The Blowing Rock Town Council voted unanimously Tuesday evening to keep in place a county tax distribution method that would give the town approximately $200,000 in additional sales tax revenue for the next fiscal year.

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Related Topix: Blowing Rock, NC, Boone, NC, Seven Devils, NC

Watauga Democrat

Our View: Go vote but first. ...

The May 6 primary is still nearly a month away, but your chance to participate ends Friday if you haven't registered to vote by that day.

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Related Topix: Opinion

Thu Apr 10, 2014

The Mountain Times

Second Saturday at the ArtSpace

April 12 is the second Saturday of the month, and for the Watauga County Arts Council, that can mean only one thing.

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Related Topix: Boone, NC, Arts, Painting

The Mountain Times

WNC writer pens follow-up to Wilkes-based novel

Roy Pipes has struck again. Due to popular demand, Pipes has penned a follow-up to his 2012 debut novel, "Darby," with "Hanging Dog: An Appalachian Community."

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Related Topix: Wilkes County, NC

Lenoir News-Topic

Bolick never meant to be a bishop, yet received the call

Bishop Leonard Homer Bolick did not originally want to be a pastor. Even though he went to seminary and studied ministry, he continued to tell God it was not going to work out.

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Related Topix: Appalachian State University, Caldwell County, NC, Blowing Rock, NC, Salisbury, NC, Boone, NC

Watauga Democrat

Orr takes DA office

Robert Orr, a former N.C. Supreme Court justice and N.C. Court of Appeals judge, was sworn in as district attorney for the 24th Judicial District on Wednesday at the Watauga County Courthouse.

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Related Topix: Pat McCrory, US Governors, Wilson, NC

Watauga Democrat

Foundation of CCC&TI launches Watauga fund drive

The Foundation of Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute hosted the kickoff of its Watauga annual fund drive on Monday, challenging team captains to help raise the highest total ever in honor of the college's 50th anniversary.

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Related Topix: Boone, NC, Asheville, NC

Wed Apr 09, 2014

Watauga Democrat

Boone man charged with drug possession, larceny and fraud

On April 3, Narcotics Detectives from the Watauga County Sheriff's Office conducted a vehicle stop and seized methamphetamine from the passenger, Derick Shane Canter.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Boone, NC

Tue Apr 08, 2014

Watauga Democrat

Deputies search for missing car

The Watauga County Sheriff's Office needs help in identifying the whereabouts of a black 1993 Nissan Sentra, two-door that was parked on the side of U.S. Highway 421 South in front of Mountain Home and Hearth.

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Related Topix: Mountain Home, NC

Watauga Democrat

Orr tapped as interim DA

Former N.C. Supreme Court Justice Robert Orr is slated to be sworn in as the governor's appointed interim district attorney for the 24th Judicial District, according to the office of Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Philip Ginn.

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Mon Apr 07, 2014

Watauga Democrat

Dems convene, prep for 2014 elections

The keynote speaker at the Watauga County Democratic Convention Saturday hammered home a message on the state of public education in North Carolina.

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Education

Sat Apr 05, 2014

Watauga Democrat

Deadline for registering to...

To vote in the May 6 primary, citizens who are not already registered in the county must register with the Watauga County Board of Elections by 5 p.m. on Friday, April 11. As a result of law changes enacted by the General Assembly last year, registering to vote during the early voting period is no longer an option.

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Fri Apr 04, 2014

Watauga Democrat

Avery woman charged in Watauga drug bust

On Wednesday, Narcotics Detectives from the Watauga County Sheriff's Office seized trafficking levels of Vicodin, a Schedule III narcotic pain medication that contains Hydrocodone/Acetaminophen, following an undercover operation.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Medicine, Vicodin, Acetaminophen/Hydrocodone (generic), Health, Pain, Tylenol, Tempra, Acetaminophen (generic), Avery County, NC

Watauga Democrat

Rec center interest meeting April 14

Community members are reviving the pursuit of a county recreation center with an interest meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, April 14, at Green Valley School.

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