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1 hr ago | 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

Watauga Democrat

Zionville man charged with sexual assault of a child

A man from Zionville has been arrested for a sex offense against a three-year-old child according to a release sent by Watauga County Sheriff Len Hagaman.

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Related Topix: Zionville, NC

Watauga Democrat

Chefs Dinner to benefit NROG July 27

New River Organic Growers host a Chefs Showcase Dinner at 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 27, at Springhouse Farm in Vilas.

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Related Topix: Vilas, NC, Agriculture, Science

Wed Jul 16, 2014

The Mountain Times

Artist JoAnn Pippin to show at Edgewood Cottage

The fifth annual Artists in Residence series features the work of JoAnn Pippin July 17 to 22 at Edgewood Cottage in Blowing Rock.

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Related Topix: Blowing Rock, NC, Painting, Arts, Acadia National Park, US National Parks

WBTV

Boone police asking for help in scrap metal theft

Police in Boone are asking for the public's help for information on who stole a large amount of scrap metal from a demolition site in Watauga County last week.

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Related Topix: Boone, NC

Watauga Democrat

Intake opponents developing action plan

The newly formed New River Advocates will hold a meeting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 29, at the Riverside Restaurant in Todd, where organization leaders will present an action plan for opposing the town of Boone's water intake project.

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Related Topix: Todd, NC, Ashe County, NC, Boone, NC

Tue Jul 15, 2014

Watauga Democrat

WCSO: Couple's death case...

The family and friends of Curtis and Julie Miller may never know for sure exactly what happened to the married couple on Feb. 28. The Watauga County Sheriff's Office has closed its investigation of the incident in Deep Gap, which authorities initially characterized as an "unlawful death" and a suicide.

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Related Topix: Deep Gap, NC

Watauga Democrat

Brannon takes second primary

Joshua Brannon of Vilas in Watauga County successfully secured the U.S. House of Representatives District 5 Democrat seat with strong support in seven out of the 12 counties in the district, according to unofficial primary election results from Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Vilas, NC, Virginia Foxx, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives

Mon Jul 14, 2014

Watauga Democrat

Watauga attorneys award scholarship

The Watauga County Bar Association, a voluntary association of attorneys who practice in Watauga County, announced the recipient of the inaugural "Attorneys of Watauga County Scholarship Award" on May 26 at a scholarship ceremony held at Watauga High School.

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Related Topix: Boone, NC, North Carolina State University

Sat Jul 12, 2014

Watauga Democrat

Second primary election Tuesday

Early voting for the second primary officially ended at 1 p.m. on Saturday, with the final polling day for the primary on Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Virginia Foxx, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Vilas, NC, Blowing Rock, NC, Todd, NC

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