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  1. Old-time dance at BRAHMRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 8, 2017 | Watauga Democrat

    The Blowing Rock Art and History Museum will host an old-time dance from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 10. Admission is $5 for adults and free for children ages 12 and under. The dance will feature traditional squares, circles and lines with free instruction--no experience necessary.

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  2. NC Native Plant Society meetingRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 2, 2017 | Watauga Democrat

    The monthly meeting of the Blue Ridge Chapter of the North Carolina Native Plant Society will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 8 at the Holiday Inn Express in Boone. The speaker will be Wendy Patoprsty, director of the Middle Fork Greenway, a 6.5 paved path that will eventually connect Blowing Rock and Boone.

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  3. Eve Parsons named BR Teacher of the YearRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 31, 2017 | Watauga Democrat

    Blowing Rock School Principal Patrick Sukow surprises 8th grade math teacher Eve Parsons with the announcement that she has been named Blowing Rock's Teacher of the Year for 2016-2017. According to Garrett Price, director of communications for Watauga County Schools, similar announcements are being made this week at all county schools.

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  4. Operation Mama Gaye Book FairRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 31, 2017 | Watauga Democrat

    The annual Operation Mama Gaye Book Fair will return to Blowing Rock School April 25-29 this spring. Students will receive free books and other reading materials.

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  5. Commissioners discuss HILU, HuntingRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 7, 2017 | Watauga Democrat

    Upcoming public hearings on proposed changes to the High Impact Land Use ordinance and Sunday hunting regulations were discussed at the Feb. 7 Watauga County Commissioners meeting. Geouque's suggested timeline concerning the HILU ordinance included the planning board meeting Feb. 13 to finalize recommendations for the commissioners.

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    Feb 7, 2017 | Watauga Democrat

    From left, Reba, Brad and Jennifer Moretz. The Moretz family received the Commercial New Construction Award for the new Appalachian Ski Mountain Welcome Center, which also serves as the new home of High Country Host.

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  7. Special Olympians celebrate 40th anniversary of Winter GamesRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 7, 2017 | Watauga Democrat

    Last month's winter snowstorm rocked parts of the Southeast, immobilizing areas with a blanket of snow and ice. The storm disrupted travel plans for many of the Special Olympians scheduled to compete in the regional Winter Games at Appalachian Ski Mtn.

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  8. Into the Archives: 1978Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 4, 2017 | Watauga Democrat

    In January of 1978, the Watauga Health Department moved to its new facility from the N.C. 105 bypass to the Hanna building off of Bamboo Road, joining the District Department and New River Mental Center. Pictured is Dr. Orby Ward taking a blood sample from 4-year-old Patricia Farthing.

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  9. In Brief: Clark to step down as Blue Ridge Conservancy directorRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 3, 2017 | Watauga Democrat

    In June, Walter Clark will be officially stepping down from his post as the executive director of Blue Ridge Conservancy as it reaches a milestone in 2017: 20,000 acres of land protected. Prior to this position Clark was the executive director of Blue Ridge Rural Land Trust, where he was instrumental in overseeing the merger of BRRLT with High Country Conservancy resulting in what is now known as Blue Ridge Conservancy.

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  10. Mabel girls hold off Hardin Park to reach finalsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 3, 2017 | Watauga Democrat

    Hardin Park's girls' basketball team, seeded seventh in the Watauga County Middle School Basketball League tournament, had already staged a big upset in the tournament's first round. Mabel got off to a fast start in its semifinal game with Hardin Park and used it to claim a 40-32 victory at Lentz-Eggers Gym on Feb. 2. Hardin Park , which reached the semifinals with a 28-21 upset win over second seed Cove Creek in the first round on Feb. 1, got off to a slow start against a Mabel , which beat sixth-seeded Blowing Rock 31-11 in the first round on Feb. 1. Mabel got 19 points from Brelyn Sturgill, who constantly got behind the Hardin Park defense and got free for some easy, fast break baskets.

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  11. New Blowing Rock mural unveiledRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 1, 2017 | Watauga Democrat

    From left, Blowing Rock Fire Chief Kent Graham, Councilman Doug Matheson, Amanda Lugenbell with the BRTDA, Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce executive director Charles Hardin, former town manager Scott Fogleman, Mayor J.B. Lawrence, Lynn Lawrence, Jim Pitts, Councilman Ray Pickett with his dog Finn, David Harwood, Councilwoman Sue Sweeting, Lee Carol Giduz, Ed Evans and Lois Evans at the unveiling of the new Blowing Rock mural on Wallingford Street. BLOWING ROCK - Downtown Blowing Rock has the area's latest "must photo" location.

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  12. Our view: Making a career of serviceRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 31, 2017 | Watauga Democrat

    Few are those individuals in the High Country who have not had to partake of the services of the Appalachian Regional Healthcare System. And, for the past 28 years, that means few are those who have not been touched in some way by the work of ARHS President and CEO Richard Sparks.

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  13. Into the Archives: 1993Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 31, 2017 | Watauga Democrat

    This 1993 ad is for Tweetsie Railroad's 'Ghost Train.' At the time, the event ran from Oct. 23-31.

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  14. Blowing Rock students learn about immigrationRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 31, 2017 | Watauga Democrat

    On a day when the new president was set to announce his administration's proposed changes to the nation's immigration policy, students at Blowing Rock School were learning what it was like to be an immigrant a century ago. "All of the students are given an identity of an immigrant and a passport," said Sue Walker, a third grade teacher and organizer of the event.

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  15. February art exhibit features works from Junaluska communityRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 29, 2017 | Watauga Democrat

    From left, Junaluska community artists Theresa Horton, Betty Grimes, Carolyn Grimes, Clara Gordon, Roberta Jackson and Peggy Horton gather weekly in the basement of Boone Mennonite Brethren Church to explore their creative talents. On Friday, Feb. 3, the Jones House in downtown Boone will open a new show in Mazie Jones Gallery titled "Hidden Talents - Emerging Artists" featuring a variety of works from members of the town's Junaluska community.

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  16. Our view: Fueling the High CountryRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 28, 2017 | Watauga Democrat

    Thumbs-up: to a bit of wintry weather, at least in terms of temperatures, for Blowing Rock's annual WinterFest this weekend a and all those who feel inclined to spend at least a portion of their year traveling down slopes blanketed by a field of white. Thumbs-up: to Samaritan's Purse and its latest relief efforts.

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  17. Valle Crucis girls cap championship season with winRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 27, 2017 | Watauga Democrat

    Valle Crucis' girls' basketball team closed out a championship regular season with a 39-18 road win over Hardin Park on Jan. 26. Valle Crucis , which clinched the regular season championship Jan. 23 with its win over Parkway, opens the middle school tournament at home against Bethel on Jan. 30. Valle Crucis opened the game with an 11-0 lead over Hardin Park . The Eagles, who play at Cove Creek in the first round of the tournament, did not score a basket until Ellie Grill scored two baskets to clip Valle Crucis' lead to 11-4.

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  18. Cougars pull away from Hardin Park boysRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 27, 2017 | Watauga Democrat

    The Cougars' Sebastian Best scored 20 points, including a 12-point third quarter Valle Crucis used to pull away from Hardin Park 50-39 in the regular season finale for both teams. The Cougars finished the season with an 8-6 record and will host Blowing Rock in the first round of the middle school tournament, which begins Jan. 30. Hardin Park plays at Green Valley in the first round of the tournament on Jan. 30. Valle Crucis trailed 25-24 at halftime, but opened the third quarter with a 6-0 run capped by a basket by Best.

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    Jan 27, 2017 | Watauga Democrat

    The main entrance to the Watauga Medical Center and in the background to the left, a crane assisting in the construction of the new Appalachian State University College of Health Sciences. Richard Sparks, second from right, speaks with ASU Chancellor Sheri Everts, Acting ASU Chief of Staff Hank Foreman, ARHS Senior Vice President of System Advancement Rob Hudspeth, Paul Broyhill and Ms.

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  20. Richard Sparks retires: Out going ARHS president, CEO recalls career in health careRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 27, 2017 | Watauga Democrat

    The main entrance to the Watauga Medical Center and in the background to the left, a crane assisting in the construction of the new Appalachian State University College of Health Sciences. Richard Sparks, second from right, speaks with ASU Chancellor Sheri Everts, Acting ASU Chief of Staff Hank Foreman, ARHS Senior Vice President of System Advancement Rob Hudspeth, Paul Broyhill and Ms.

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