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Recent WHS graduate earns Outstanding Senior in French Award
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BOONE — The American Association of Teachers of French announced that recent Watauga High School graduate Megan Patton received a 2022 AATF Outstanding Senior in French Award.
Sheriff's reports
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The following information is courtesy of the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
App State announces new master’s degree in occupational therapy
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BOONE — Beginning in fall 2024, Appalachian State University’s new Master of Science in occupational therapy program will help address a critical lack of occupational therapists in Western North Carolina.
Watauga student earns scholarship from NC Foundation for Soil and Water Conservation
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RALEIGH — The NC Foundation for Soil and Water Conservation to announced the recipients of the Careers in Conservation Scholarship Program. This program is funded annually by generous donations of the Bowman Family. To date the Foundation has awarded over…
A whirlwind recruitment sees Pioneer Trey Thompson commit to Davidson
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BOONE — A week is a long time, 168 hours to be exact, and a lot can happen. For rising Watauga senior Trey Thompson, 168 hours was how long it took to change his future.
Farmers' Market Feature: Artist Emily Carpenter of Wooded Wilds creates nature inspired jewelry and prints
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BOONE — Farmers market vendor Wooded Wilds sells nature inspired art made from coffee, water color paints, pressed flowers, feathers and resin.
Land Transfers
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The following information is courtesy of the Watauga County Register of Deeds Office website and is public record. A grantee indicates the recipient of the deed, whether by purchase, gift or otherwise, while the grantor is the party releasing the…
Boone, Watauga come to agreement over parking garage, ask representatives to rescind HB 193
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BOONE — After disagreements over a downtown Boone parking garage between the town and county, both sides have come to an agreement to work together.
Town of Beech Mountain passes 2022-2023 budget
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BEECH MOUNTAIN — The Beech Mountain Town Council met for a regularly scheduled public meeting on June 14 and passed its 2022-2023 budget.
Blowing Rock Police Department receives grant from Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force
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BLOWING ROCK — Blowing Rock Police Department announced that it was selected as the recipient of a grant from the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.
ARHS receives donation from Fullers for expansion project
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BOONE — While wandering through the library at Middle Tennessee State University in 1967, a young Charles “Chick” Fuller couldn’t help but notice the attractive co-ed up on the ladder replacing books on the shelves. He confidently sauntered up and…
Farmer Market Feature: Fiddler Forge sharpens dull blades at Watauga County Farmers' Market
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Master blacksmiths are offering to sharpen a dull blade for patrons while they shop the Watauga County Farmers’ Market.
Sports In Brief: June 22, 2022
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The following are highlights from teams across Watauga County for the week of June 8-June 20.
WCS preparing for free school breakfasts, lunches to end
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WATAUGA — Watauga County Schools is preparing for a school year where students will no longer have access to free breakfast and lunch.
Blasting operations to start near N.C. 105 bridge-replacement project
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VALLE CRUCIS — Blasting operations will take place on N.C. 105 near the bridge-replacement construction project over the Watauga River, which will cause traffic delays in the area.
Record Year: Blowing Rock Women's Club awards $75,000 in college scholarships to 12 recipients
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First High Country Jazz Fest hits all the right notes
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WATAUGA — The first High Country Jazz Festival was a great success with performances at seven locations in Boone and Blowing Rock.
Bigger than life: Local resident and hero Sonny Sweet passes away
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Watauga's Shirley, Thompson make college decisions
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BOONE — After weeks of deliberation and speculation, rising Pioneer seniors Trey Thompson and Isaiah Shirley have made their college commitments known.
'Bigger than life': Local resident and hero Sonny Sweet passes away
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BOONE — A local hero and beloved community member in Boone passed away.
Portion of Deerfield Road to close starting at 8 a.m. June 22 for maintenance, AppalCart shifts two routes
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BOONE — A portion of Deerfield Road will be closed beginning at 8 a.m. Wednesday, June 22, for maintenance.
Mandela Washington Fellowship returns to App State in summer 2022
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BOONE — Appalachian State University has been selected as an Institute Partner for the 2022 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders. Beginning in mid-June, App State will host 25 of Africa’s bright, emerging Civic Engagement leaders for a six-week,…
Watauga County health inspections
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The following information was provided by AppHealthCare. Restaurants are inspected one to four times per year based on risk frequency, year-round swimming pools and year-round spas are inspected twice per year and seasonal swimming pools are inspected once per year.…
Equip heading to state competition after battle with Wilkes in division tournament
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BOONE — Watauga’s Equip 12U baseball team is heading to state competition after finishing second in the Cal Ripkin Division 12 Tournament.
Junaluska community celebrates Juneteenth
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BOONE — The Junaluska community celebrated Juneteenth with a small event that honored the impact of their heritage.
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