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News analysis: Elections board ripe for change
For the first time in 20 years, the Watauga County Board of Elections is about to undergo a political shift.
Fri May 17, 2013
Templeton offer out; old WHS back on market
Templeton Properties officially withdraw its offer Sunday on the former Watauga High School property, and Watauga County officials are already planning for the next steps.
Thu May 16, 2013
The Mountain Times
ArtSpace set for May 23 opening
Following the discovery of some building-related issues at its new home, the Watauga Arts Council has delayed the official opening of the Blue Ridge ArtSpace until Thursday, May 23.
The Mountain Times
Rain barrel sale underway
From left, soil and water conservation technician Brian Chatham, N.C. Cooperative Extension agent Wendy Patoprsty and Boone water conservation program coordinator Lane Weiss showcase the 'Ivy' rain barrel available to local residents at a discounted price.
Wed May 15, 2013
Jefferson Post Online Edition
The Watauga-Ashe-Wilkes Scholarship Board honored its 2013 recipients and their families with a dinner banquet at Sagebrush Steakhouse in Wilkesboro, NC on Thursday, April 11, 2013.
Commissioners settle final...
Watauga County commissioners met Monday evening to hammer out final details on the 2013-14 budget before it goes to a public hearing Tuesday.
Mon May 13, 2013
Many stories of pain, pride at law enforcement memorial
There are hundreds of stories at National Police Week filled with the same pain and anguish felt on the Seacoast last year, when Greenland police Chief Michael Maloney was killed.
Fri May 10, 2013
Special Olympics torch run set for Thursday
The Boone Police Department will participate Thursday in the annual Special Olympics Torch Run, an event designed to raise money and awareness for Special Olympics.
Missing elderly man found dead in Wilkes
An elderly Boone man reported missing Monday evening was found dead early Tuesday near the site of his wrecked vehicle in Wilkes County.
Thu May 09, 2013
Blog challenges Miller's eligibility
Board of Commissioners Chairman Nathan Miller is facing criticism from liberal blog WataugaWatch for living outside the district he was elected to represent in 2010.
Book sale to benefit library...
Three days of browsing through thousands of books. It's every bookworm's dream turned reality and it happens every spring during the annual book sale at Boone Mall.
Our View: Defunct deal must usher new relationship
The statement that Templeton Properties intends to withdraw an $18.9 million offer took less than a minute to make Tuesday morning during a Watauga County Board of Commissioners meeting.
Wed May 08, 2013
Board debates Boone town property usage
The Boone Cultural Resources Advisory Board on Monday discussed a possible transition from leases to license agreements for the use of town-owned property, such as Daniel Boone Park, home of "Horn in the West." Town attorney Sam Furgiuele and the Boone Town Council have discussed the possibility of switching to licenses during the past year.
Tue May 07, 2013
Floods hit Watauga
Watauga County is getting familiar with flooding. Rain that began falling Sunday turned into a deluge overnight, causing flooding and power outages throughout the High Country and closing schools on Monday.
County releases 2013-14 draft budget
Watauga County Manager Deron Geouque presented his proposed 2013-14 budget to commissioners Tuesday, a $55.8 million budget that increases spending by 2.28 percent overall.
Heavy rains prompt driveway damage questions
The Watauga County Soil and Water Conservation District office says this winter and spring's heavy rains have prompted multiple queries about driveway damage.
Mon May 06, 2013
Templeton seeks extension on WHS deal
Templeton Properties has requested a 60-day extension on the inspection period for the former Watauga High School property.
Rains cause flooding, power outages
FLASH FLOOD WARNING UNTIL 8:45 A.M. The National Weather Service in Blacksburg, Va., has issued a flash flood warning that continues through 8:45 a.m. Monday.
Sat May 04, 2013
WWII - Snippets of history
A scrapbook that apparently took much time and effort to compile years ago has surfaced, but it appears to be missing a few key pages related to local history.
Fri May 03, 2013
Watauga Farmers' Market opens Saturday
The Watauga County Farmers' Market, in operation since 1974, opens for the 2013 season this Saturday, May 4, from 8 a.m. to noon.