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  1. Police reportsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 22 | Watauga Democrat

    The following information is provided courtesy of the Boone Police Department. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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  2. Coffey sentenced as habitual felonRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 16 | Watauga Democrat

    On June 13, Allan Lee Coffey, 32, of 128 Kerley Drive, Boone, pleaded guilty to four counts of felony breaking or entering, four counts of larceny after breaking or entering and one count of possession of methamphetamine. He also admitted his status as an habitual felon, according to the office of District Attorney Seth Banks.

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  3. Maymead violations found, air quality permit on holdRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 14 | Watauga Democrat

    Maymead will not be issued an air quality permit allowing them to begin operations at a proposed asphalt plant site near Deep Gap until they fix environmental violations at their existing plant in Boone, according to a letter sent to Maymead from the N.C. Department of Air Quality on May 31. The Watauga Democrat obtained a copy of the letter, sent by DAQ Director Sheila Holman, which states that the permit is being put on hold due to three violations found by the Department of Environmental Quality Division of Energy, Mineral and Land Resources at Maymead's existing plant on N.C. 105.

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  4. Nell Tester VinesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 8 | Watauga Democrat

    Nell Tester Vines, 84, of US Highway 421 North, Vilas, N.C., passed away Tuesday, June 7, 2016, at her home. Born April 11, 1932, in Watauga County, she was a daughter of William Bert and Naomi Brinkley Tester.

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  5. Community Briefs: Meadows receives Girl Scout awardRead the original story w/Photo

    May 24, 2016 | Watauga Democrat

    Vivian Meadows of Blowing Rock is the recent recipient of an Appreciation Award from Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont. Meadows is recognized as going above and beyond her duties as a volunteer to receive the Appreciation Award, the organization said.

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  6. Suspect arrested after 100 mph pursuitRead the original story w/Photo

    May 9, 2016 | Watauga Democrat

    According to a Watauga County Sheriff's Office shift report, deputies were involved in a high-speed pursuit after attempting to stop a vehicle on Old U.S. 421 South near Wildcat Road in Deep Gap at approximately 3 a.m. May 8. According to the report, the vehicle, a black Honda Civic with aftermarket rims, fled down Old U.S. 421 through Deep Gap with its headlights turned off. After turning onto U.S 421 South towards Wilkes County the pursuit reached speeds of more than 100 mph, the report said.

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  7. Stines sentenced to prison for statutory sex offenseRead the original story w/Photo

    May 9, 2016 | Watauga Democrat

    On May 4, John Anthony Stines, age 33, pleaded guilty to four counts of attempted first degree statutory sexual offense, according to the office of District Attorney Seth Banks. On Oct. 12, 2015, a 5-year-old girl reported to her mother that Stines, her stepfather, had touched her inappropriately, the DA's office said.

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  8. CommentsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 6, 2016 | Watauga Democrat

    Opposing parties in the legal battle over a proposed asphalt plant each believe they will have strong cases in Superior Court. Carolyn and Randall Henion, residents who live near the site of the proposed Maymead asphalt plant in Deep Gap, appealed a decision made by the Watauga County Board of Adjustment on Feb. 10 to side with developers Johnny Hampton, J.W. Hampton and Maymead Inc. in their challenge of a permit revocation by county Planning & Inspection Director Joe Furman.

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  9. Making the connection at de la CruzRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 28, 2016 | Watauga Democrat

    De la Cruz Farms is all about providing a positive experience for children and families in the High Country. Meaning "of the cross," de la Cruz has quickly become known as a unique life-changing opportunity for area youngsters.

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  10. Benjamin Franklin ChappellRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 27, 2016 | Watauga Democrat

    Benjamin Franklin Chappell was born January 16, 1947, in Elkin, N.C. His parents were Theodore and Gladys Caudle Chappell, both of whom preceded him in death. They instilled in him the value of hard work, rearing him on a family tobacco and livestock farm in rural Surry County.

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  11. Elaine Patricia Virginia RichardsonRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 26, 2016 | Watauga Democrat

    Elaine Patricia Virginia Richardson, 88, of Deep Gap, N.C., passed away on Sunday, April 24, 2016, at Catawba Regional Hospice in Sherrill's Ford. Born January 30, 1928, she was the daughter of the late John and Margaret Mary Mitchell Virginia.

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  12. VIDEO: Todd House Fire 4-24-16Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 24, 2016 | Watauga Democrat

    A home on Grande Oaks Drive in Todd NC was destroyed by fire on Sunday, April 24, 2016. Todd Volunteer Fire, Meat Camp Fire, Deep Gap Fire, Fleetwood Fire and Rescue and Watauga County Rescue Squad departments responded.

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  13. Residents appeal asphalt ruling to Superior CourtRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 22, 2016 | Watauga Democrat

    Watauga County residents Carolyn and Randall Henion have appealed to Superior Court the recent Watauga County Board of Adjustment ruling that overturned a June 2015 county staff decision to revoke a 2011 High Impact Land Use permit for an asphalt plant on U.S. 421. The board of adjustment on Feb. 10 sided in favor of Johnny Hampton, J.W. Hampton Co.

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  14. Treva Norris NicholsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 19, 2016 | Watauga Democrat

    Mrs. Nichols was born on June 5, 1925, in Bentonville, Arkansas to the late Henry Clay Norris and Belva Lookabill Norris. A devoted mother, grandmother, and friend, she was a long-time member of Laurel Springs Baptist Church in Deep Gap.

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  15. Commissioners give insight into asphalt voteRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 17, 2016 | Watauga Democrat

    Several Watauga County commissioners have taken the opportunity to explain the reasoning behind their choice to either support or oppose an appeal of a February board of adjustment decision that allowed a proposed asphalt plant in Deep Gap to continue its development. Commissioner Billy Kennedy made a motion to move forward with the appeal, seconded by John Welch.

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  16. Commissioners vote no on asphalt appealRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 5, 2016 | Watauga Democrat

    After more than an hour in closed session April 5, Watauga County commissioners decided not to appeal a February board of adjustment decision allowing a proposed asphalt plant in Deep Gap to continue its development. Democratic Commissioner Billy Kennedy made a motion to move forward with an appeal of the decision to Watauga County Superior Court, seconded by fellow Democratic Commissioner John Welch.

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  17. Democrats top Watauga early voting turnoutRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 16, 2016 | Watauga Democrat

    According to stats from the Watauga County Board of Elections, of the 7,223 voters who came out to vote early in Watauga County, 4,726 were registered Democrats. The county's largest number of early voters came from the polling site at Appalachian State, which accounted for more than half of the county's Democratic votes.

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  18. Watauga County posts high early voting numbersRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 9, 2016 | Watauga Democrat

    While the specific figures were not immediately available, according to Watauga County Elections Director Matthew Snyder, Watauga's March 3 numbers could rank the county among the highest turnouts in the state for the first day of early voting. After experiencing long delays during its first day of operation, the early voting location at Plemmons Student Union on the campus of Appalachian State University continued to lead the county in early voter turnout through March 4. The ASU poll saw 1,823 voters by close on March 4. The next highest volume site in the county was the Watauga County Administration Building, with 618.

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  19. Our view: Now you see me, now you don't - and that's a concernRead the original story

    Feb 27, 2016 | Watauga Democrat

    While the number of foggy days in London may be more urban myth than reality, there is no denying that thick fog is a pervasive element in the High Country - and one that is responsible for accidents and injuries on our roadways. Recently, fog was a factor in multiple accidents in the High Country: An operating school bus was struck in Ashe County on Feb. 19 and three days later, five collisions in Deep Gap were attributed to fog and a stopped school bus.

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  20. Deep Gap fog causes multiple accidentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 23, 2016 | Watauga Democrat

    Vehicles in the southbound lanes of U.S. 421 pull over to the left and right to allow a fire truck to reach an accident on Feb. 22. Extremely foggy conditions contributed to a series of collisions in close proximity on the highway. A three-vehicle collision occurred amid foggy conditions in reaction to a stopped school bus on U.S. 421 in Deep Gap Feb. 22. a Turn on your low-beam headlights and use the defroster to increase visibility - regardless of whether it is day or night.

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