Watauga County Newswire (Page 2)

Watauga County Newswire (Page 2)

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Watauga County, NC. (Page 2)

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

    Thursday Jun 16 | Watauga Democrat

    ... and the High Country is no exception. 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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  3. Sheriff's reportsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 15 | 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 l aw.

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  4. Elbert Lee BryanRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 14 | Watauga Democrat

    Mr. Elbert Lee Bryan, 88, of Hickory, N.C., formerly of Boone, passed away Monday June 13, 2016, at the Hickory Falls Health and Rehabilitation in Granite Falls. Mr. Bryan was born October 1, 1927, in Watauga County, a son of the late Andrew Jackson Bryan and L. Blanche Winebarger Bryan.

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  5. Our view: A gift of lifeRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 14 | Watauga Democrat

    ... That event will pay tribute to Sweet, who is dealing with stage four lung cancer. Sweet was the director of Watauga County's Chapter of the American Red Cross for 15 years. For more information on this blood drive or to schedule a donation time, ...

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  6. University holds vigil after Orlando shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 14 | Watauga Democrat

    Those in attendance at the vigil at ASU hold carnations to represent those who lost their lives in the Orlando, Fla., shooting. BOONE - In light of the events in Orlando, faith communities across Watauga County have organized a Multi-Faith Service to be held at the Temple of the High Country in Boone at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 15. The public is invited.

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  7. 50 years of Pioneers: 50th anniversary class of seniors graduate from WHSRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 14 | Watauga Democrat

    ... than in previous years will continue their education. For the past five years, approximately 40 percent of Watauga county graduates continued their education beyond high school. BOONE - In its graduation ceremonies June 11, 50-year-old Watauga High ...

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  8. School board extends Elliott's contractRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 14 | Watauga Democrat

    The Watauga County Board of Education announced June 13 that it would extend Watauga County Schools Superintendent Scott Elliott's contract by two years. His contract will now run though June 2020.

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  9. Boone, Cooper family reach $250K settlement in intake disputesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 14 | Watauga Democrat

    The town of Boone has agreed to pay $250,000 to the family of brothers Ronald and Donald Cooper to settle several legal claims related to the town's water intake project. The water transmission line from the planned intake facility on the South Fork New River in the Brownwood community is planned to pass through the Coopers' historic farm property on Cranberry Springs Road, near the Ashe County border.

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  10. Todd FD staves off foreclosureRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jun 12 | Jefferson Post Online Edition

    ... of errors led to the situation. Since much of the department's budget is composed of fire taxes from Ashe and Watauga County's, Welch said losing some $9,000 annually to Ashe County's recent property revaluation hurt the department's budget, as did ...

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  11. WHS graduates 50th class of seniorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 11 | Watauga Democrat

    ... in hand. Graduation was held at the Holmes Convocation Center on the campus of Appalachian State University. Watauga County Board of Education Chairman Ron Henries congratulated the graduating class, reminding them that Watauga High School is rated ...

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  12. Virginia "Jenny" Norris LewisRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 10 | Watauga Democrat

    Virginia "Jenny" Norris Lewis, 93, of Boone, N.C., passed away June 9, 2016, at Hospice Home in High Point, N.C. Born June 21, 1922, in Watauga County, she was the daughter of Granville Newton and Mettie Mae Brown Norris. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Boone and was employed at Appalachian State University for 32 years.

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  13. Blood drive to honor Sonny Sweet, June 17Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 10 | Watauga Democrat

    The American Red Cross and Boone area media are joining forces to sponsor a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on June 17 to honor Sonny Sweet. The event, to be held at Greenway Baptist Church in Boone, will pay tribute to a man who gave 15 years of his life to the area as director of Watauga County's Chapter of the American Red Cross.

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  14. Blood drive to honor Sonny SweetRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 9 | Watauga Democrat

    The American Red Cross and Boone area media are joining forces to sponsor a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on June 17 to honor Sonny Sweet. The event, held at Greenway Baptist Church in Boone, will pay tribute to a man who gave 15 years of his life to the area as director of Watauga County's Chapter of the American Red Cross.

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  15. Todd firehouse facing foreclosure?Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 8 | Jefferson Post Online Edition

    ... Chris Welch said the issue with the bank has already been resolved. In a suit that was filed in May at the Watauga County Courthouse, Yadkin Bank claims the rural volunteer fire department failed to uphold its end of the bargain on a series of ...

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  16. Edmund Jones Farthing, Jr.Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 8 | Watauga Democrat

    Edmund Jones Farthing, Jr., 96, of 1526 Bethel Road, Vilas, passed away Monday morning, June 6, 2016, at Watauga Medical Center. Mr. Farthing was born February 20, 1920, in Watauga County, a son of the late the Rev.

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  17. Brannon, Foxx to face off in NovemberRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 8 | Watauga Democrat

    ... The Republican ballot saw Foxx win a resounding victory over challenger Pattie Curran of Kernersville in Watauga County. With all precincts reporting, Foxx took 68 percent of the vote district-wide and 80 percent of the vote in the county. Brannon, ...

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  18. 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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  19. Sheriff's reportsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 8 | Watauga Democrat

    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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  20. Commissioners set noise ordinance hearing, adopt budgetRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 8 | Watauga Democrat

    The Watauga County commissioners set a hearing for their next regular meeting to address public concerns on the wording of the county's existing noise ordinance. Under the current ordinance - last revised in July 2015 - it is prohibited to "create, cause or allow any unreasonably loud, disturbing noise that is plainly audible.

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