Watauga County Newswire

Watauga County Newswire

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Watauga County, NC.

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  1. Pre-K openings available at Cove Creek, Valle Crucis schoolsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 24 | Watauga Democrat

    The Children's Council of Watauga County announces that there are NC Pre-K spots available for the 2016-17 school year at Cove Creek and Valle Crucis elementary schools for children who meet eligibility requirements. The requirements include that the child must be 4 years old on or before Aug. 31 and is from a family whose gross income is at or below 75 percent of the state median income.

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  2. Community Briefs: UNC-Chapel Hill announces grads, Girl Scouts honoredRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | Watauga Democrat

    Twenty students from Watauga County earned degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in spring 2016. They include Anna Cochrane, Brianna Meier, Ann Goodnight, Robyn Levine, Tara Spencer, Kathryn Schanze, Sarah Cochran, Mary-Ellis Bowler, Eric Dehus, Nathan Meier, Emma Boyd, Joshua Kane, Zachary Scott, Andrea Venable, Olivia Horton, John Butler, Margaret Anagnos, Taylor Nelsen, Aaron Shaki and Alison Burrows.

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  3. Carolyn Church SaleRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | Watauga Democrat

    ... 2016, at the Western Watauga Community Center, 1081 Old Highway 421, Sugar Grove, N.C. Ms. Sale was born in Watauga County, N.C. on November 20, 1947, the daughter of Don and Ella Mae Eggers Church. She was a homemaker and a member of Union Baptist ...

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  4. Mary Helen Cole - going strong and full of lifeRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | Watauga Democrat

    ... turned 21," she said, "but it was when the historic flood claimed lives and caused a lot of destruction in Watauga County." "I wasn't hired to teach, but Mr. Yount who owned the soda shop offered me $10 a week to keep working there," she said. "I ...

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  5. Sheriff's ReportRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | Watauga Democrat

    The following information is provided courtesy of the Watauga County Sheriff's Office. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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  6. High Country Independence Day calendarRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | Watauga Democrat

    ... as this could cause even more damage. Below is a list of celebrations spanning Ashe County, Avery County and Watauga County, complete with times, locations and a brief description of what to expect. From watermelon-eating competitions to duck races ...

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  7. Children's Council celebrates success with end of year picnicRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 23 | Watauga Democrat

    ... BOONE - Celebrating the success of its parenting programs throughout the last year, the Children's Council of Watauga County held its end-of-the-year picnic on June 13. The picnic included free food and games spread throughout the Tot Lot in Boone ...

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  8. Anderson v. North Carolina State Board of ElectionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 23 | FindLaw

    ... Elections ("the Board") appeals from the superior court's order requiring it to adopt an early voting plan in Watauga County that included at least one site on Appalachian State University's campus during the 2014 general election. Because we hold ...

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  9. Andrew Everette YatesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 21 | Watauga Democrat

    Andrew Everette Yates, 85, passed away at his home in Banner Elk, on Sunday morning, June 19, 2016, surrounded by his family. He was born November 18, 1930, in Watauga County, a son of the late Calvin McKinley and Roxie Watson Yates.

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  10. Appeals court dismisses Watauga early-vote case as mootRead the original story

    Tuesday Jun 21 | WBTV

    ... is over. The State Board of Elections voted to leave out a long-standing site on the Boone campus from Watauga County's early-voting plan. Local registered voters - including students - challenged the decision, saying it burdened young voters. A ...

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  11. Appeals court dismisses Watauga early-vote case as moot RALEIGH, N.C. ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 21 | WSOCTV

    ... is over. The State Board of Elections voted to leave out a long-standing site on the Boone campus from Watauga County's early-voting plan. Local registered voters - including students - challenged the decision, saying it burdened young voters. A ...

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  12. Community Briefs: Students receive scholarships; new appointments for Tarleton, JohnstonRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 21 | Watauga Democrat

    ... study and a 10-week, full-time internship position during the summer at a NOAA facility. BOONE - Two Watauga County students were recently selected out of 50 applicants to receive college scholarships from Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation. ...

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  13. Watauga NAACP to hold vigil in memory of Orlando victimsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 18 | Watauga Democrat

    Watauga County NAACP will hold a vigil to remember those who died in last week's Orlando shooting at 5:15 p.m. on Monday, June 20 in front of the Watauga County Courthouse. Rev. William Barber, president of North Carolina NAACP, called for a memorial vigil in Raleigh on Monday.

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  14. Police confirm no charges in fatal moped crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 20 | Watauga Democrat

    Police have confirmed that no charges will be filed in relation to the May 24 accident that claimed the life of a Watauga County resident when a tractor-trailer struck a moped driven by Justin Dempsey Shook of Boone. According to the accident report that the Boone Police Department filed with the North Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles, the tractor-trailer, driven by Charles Shandale Chapman of Drexel, stuck Dempsey's moped after changing lanes while traveling through an intersection. 3 comments

  15. CommentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 20 | Watauga Democrat

    ... Wednesday, and half of all proceeds go directly to the chosen cause. This summer, all funds will support the Watauga County Farmer's Market Double-Bucks Program. This initiative makes local produce more affordable for low-income residents by ...

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  16. Horn in the West' drama opens next weekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jun 19 | Watauga Democrat

    ... such as that of Daniel Boone. On opening night June 25, the production is holding a special 1952 night for Watauga County residents. Residents will be able to purchase tickets for $2 with proof of residency, the same price they were in 1952. ...

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  17. Watauga NAACP to hold vigil in memory of Orlando victimsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 18 | Watauga Democrat

    Watauga County NAACP will hold a vigil to remember those who died in last week's Orlando shooting at 5:15 p.m. on Monday, June 20. Rev. William Barber, president of North Carolina NAACP, called for a memorial vigil in Raleigh on Monday.

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  18. Watauga observes Elder Abuse Awareness DayRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 18 | Watauga Democrat

    Chastity Morrison of Glenbridge Health and Rehabilitation of Boone was on hand to greet visitors to the Watauga County Courthouse and to provide information on Elder Abuse Awareness Day.

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

    Thursday Jun 16 | Watauga Democrat

    ... break-ins that occurred between August and October of 2015 in the Rutherwood and Deep Gap communities of Watauga County. In several of the cases, neighbors of the victims provided critical information to the Watauga County Sheriff's Office that ...

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  20. Police send automated call in search for missing studentRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 16 | Watauga Democrat

    Some Watauga County residents received an automated call from the Boone Police Department June 15 as part of its ongoing search for missing Caldwell Community College student James Martin Roberts. A function of Watauga County's emergency alert system, the call asked the public to check any abandoned or empty buildings on their property for evidence of occupancy that may have occurred without their knowledge or consent.

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