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  1. Virgil "Sam" Lee MorganRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Watauga Democrat

    Mr. Virgil "Sam" Lee Morgan, 88, of Boone, passed away Wednesday, February 3, 2016, at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. One of 4 children born in Washington, Ind., to Wilbur and Iris Morgan, Virgil was a part of the Army Air Corp occupation forces in the Pacific after WWII.

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  2. Pictures from Watauga's past have found a virtual homeRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Watauga Democrat

    Editor's Note: The following column is provided by the Watauga County Public Library, located at 140 Queen St., Boone. The past year has been a particularly exciting one for the Watauga County Public Library, as images, letters and other materials from the past - some dating back to the 1800s - have found a new virtual home, thanks to an ambitious and growing project.

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  3. On music and life with George WilsonRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 7 | Watauga Democrat

    George Wilson and Forgotten Country entertain residents and staff at Glenbridge Health and Rehabilitation Center during the recent holidays, as they do regularly throughout the year. As one of the area's most outstanding musicians, emcees and vocational instructors, George Wilson is always introducing others, but he needs no introduction.

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  4. Beyond the crown with Miss North Carolina USA 2016Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 7 | Watauga Democrat

    Stepping away from college life at ASU for a semester as she represents the state as Miss North Carolina USA 2016, Allison Dunn returns to Boone to share her testimony at Harvest House. Pictured with young girls at Harvest House in Boone, Miss North Carolina USA 2016 Allison Dunn hopes to inspire others to be the best they can be.

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  5. Alleged child sex solicitor faces new chargesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 5 | Watauga Democrat

    A man arrested for child solicitation in late December now faces additional charges following an investigation by the Boone Police Department. According to police, investigators allegedly observed a suspicious ad on a popular website that indicated a male was seeking a "young and inexperienced" girl.

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  6. Feb. 22 speedway hearing canceledRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 4 | Watauga Democrat

    UPDATE: This hearing has again been canceled due to scheduling conflicts, according to the town of Boone. It will be rescheduled at a later date.

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  7. Docknam named ASU external affairs directorRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 5 | Watauga Democrat

    Matthew T. Dockham has been named director of external affairs and community relations at Appalachian State effective Feb. 3. He replaces Susan McCracken, who left the role to become director of the Career Development Center at ASU. Most recently, Dockham served as director of legislative and intergovernmental affairs for the Department of Environmental Quality in Raleigh.

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  8. Speedway hearing rescheduled for Feb. 22Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 4 | Watauga Democrat

    The Boone Board of Adjustment on Monday, Feb. 22, will resume a hearing challenging a staff decision that the Mountain View Speedway is a permissible use in the town's area of extraterritorial jurisdiction. The dirt track and surrounding neighborhoods are located within the town of Boone's ETJ, a county area outside town limits where Boone regulates land use.

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  9. Watauga Cooperative Extension taking orders for fruit plantsRead the original story

    Thursday Feb 4 | Watauga Democrat

    The Watauga Cooperative Extension Service is taking orders for a variety of fruit plants, including heirloom apples, to be picked up in the spring. Many varieties will be offered that are very hard to find, including 12 heirloom apple varieties, an extension spokesman said.

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  10. Fentanyl overdose confirmed in Sept. 25 deathRead the original story

    Wednesday Feb 3 | Watauga Democrat

    The cause of a 20-year-old's death on Sept. 25, 2015, at a Boone apartment was recently confirmed to be an overdose of acetyl fentanyl and alprazolam, according to Boone Police.

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  11. Woman airlifted after vehicle hydroplanesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 3 | Watauga Democrat

    A 32-year-old woman was airlifted to Johnson City Medical Center Feb. 3 after her vehicle hydroplaned, hit a guardrail and traveled down an embankment on N.C. 105. Rebecca Dee Anna Love of Boone was traveling north on N.C. 105 near Grandfather Farms Road when her 1996 Pontiac traveled through moving water on the highway, hydroplaned and spun around several times, according to State Highway Patrol Trooper J. Hodges.

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  12. VIDEO: Watauga River rising 2-3-16Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 3 | Watauga Democrat

    The mighty Watauga River near Boone NC is churning on Feb. 3, 2016, thanks to heavy rains and grounds saturated due to snowmelt.

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  13. Crime Stoppers alert issued for stolen purseRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 3 | Watauga Democrat

    Between Jan. 23 at 10:30 p.m. and Jan. 24 at 12:30 a.m., an unknown person stole a purse from a patron at Murphy's restaurant, located at 747 W. King St. in Boone. On Jan. 25, the suspect then used the victim's credit card to make fraudulent purchases at Big Lots, Jersey Mikes and Advance Auto Parts in Boone.

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  14. Vilas medics base construction to begin soonRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 2 | Watauga Democrat

    Construction of a new medics base in Vilas - planned to reduce emergency response times to western Watauga County areas - could begin as early as March, officials said Feb. 2. The Watauga County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a winning bid of $558,097 from McGuire Construction of Boone to construct the 2,600-square-foot facility, dubbed Medics Base 3, which will be located at the intersection of U.S. 321 and U.S. 421 in Vilas, across from Skateworld. "Medics chose that site because it's very strategic to responding to calls in a timely manner," said Robert Marsh, county maintenance director.

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  15. Jacqueline "Jac" Jacob HallowellRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 2 | Watauga Democrat

    Jacqueline "Jac" Jacob Hallowell, of Wilmington and more recently Boone, N.C., passed away Jan. 28, 2016, at Watauga Medical Center at the age of 87. Born in Wellsburg, WV Nov.29, 1928, Jac is the daughter of the late James "Arch" Jacob and Caroline Ewing Jacob. The wife of the late J. Wallace Hallowell III, she is survived by two children, Jay Wallace and Caroline Ewing "Lynn" Hallowell; and a brother, Arch Jacob.

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  16. Horn in the West auditions rescheduled for Feb. 6Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 2 | Watauga Democrat

    The "Horn in the West" outdoor drama hosts local auditions for acting, chorus, dance and technical positions this weekend after being postponed by the winter storm Jan. 22 and 23. Auditions will be held at Appalachian State University's Valborg Theatre at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 6. Sign in begins at 9 a.m. and children's auditions are first. "We had to reschedule the local auditions because of the severe winter storm on the 23," director Teresa Lee said.

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  17. SkyLine to relocate center from Seven Devils to BooneRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 1 | Watauga Democrat

    SkyLine Membership Corporation has announced plans to move the SkyLine/SkyBest Seven Devils Customer Center operations near Foscoe to a new location on Wilson Drive in Boone later this year. "With Boone as the commerce center of Watauga County, we feel this new location allows us to offer greater convenience and to be more accessible to all of our Watauga members and customers," SkyLine CEO Jimmy Blevins said in a statement.

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  18. CommentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 1 | Watauga Democrat

    First-grade teacher Kristina Shableski of Parkway School wants to give the school's first-graders an introduction to world cultures by sampling fruit from around the world. "I think our students will enjoy tasting fruits that most of them don't normally get to try, but there's much more to this project than a unique snack," Shableski said.

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  19. Dorothy "Dot" Day MillerRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 1 | Watauga Democrat

    Dorothy "Dot" Day Miller, 83, of Newton, N.C., passed away on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016, at Abernethy Laurels in Newton. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Miller; brother, Clyde Day; and sisters, Ruth Calhoun and Belle Mask.

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  20. Celia Ward TrivetteRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 1 | Watauga Democrat

    Celia Ward Trivette, 92, of Oak Street, Boone, passed away Sunday afternoon, January 31, 2016, at Glenbridge Health and Rehabilitation. Born February 14, 1923, in Watauga County, she was a daughter of the late Council A. and Millie Trivette Ward.

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