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  • Blowing Rock Town Council To Meet Tuesday

    March 13, 2017. The Blowing Rock Town Council will meet Tuesday, March 14, at Town Hall, located at 1036 Main Street in downtown Blowing Rock. The meeting starts at 6 p.m. Check out the agenda and packet information inside. / Read more…



  • Planning Board Makes Recommendations To Amend Ordinance to Regulate High Impact Land Uses

    Feb. 15, 2017. Last night, The Watauga County Planning Board met for the second and final time to propose potential amendments to the county’s Ordinance to Regulate High Impact Land Uses. The commissioners directed the planning board to revisit the ordinance after the N.C. Supreme Court upheld a North Carolina law abolishing the Town of Boone’s extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ). By Jesse Wood / Read more…



  • Boone Town Council To Meet on Thursday

    Feb. 15, 2017. The Boone Town Council will meet for its regularly-scheduled meeting on Thursday, Feb. 16 at 5:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers at 1500 Blowing Rock Road. By Jesse Wood / Read more…



  • Commissioners Hold Three Public Hearings in February on Sunday Hunting, HILU & More

    Feb. 14, 2017. The Watauga County Board of Commissioners is holding three public hearings in the month of February. Two of the public hearings take place at next Tuesday’s meeting and a third happens during a special meeting on Feb. 28. By Jesse Wood / Read more…



  • Blowing Rock Town Council Meets on Tuesday: Check Out Agenda for February Meeting

    Feb. 13, 2017. The Blowing Rock Town Council meets on Tuesday, Feb. 14 at 6 p.m. in Town Hall, located at 1036 Main Street in Blowing Rock. Check out the entire agenda (with links to more details) inside. / Read more…



  • Boone Town Council Agenda for Thursday Meeting

    Jan. 19, 2017. The Boone Town Council will meet on Thursday, Jan. 19 for its monthly meeting, which will take place at the Council Chambers at 1500 Blowing Rock Road in Boone. See the meeting agenda and the meeting packet inside. / Read more…



  • Point In Time Count to Document Homelessness in the High Country for HUD on Jan. 25

    Jan. 12, 2017. The information from the PIT Count provides a valuable snapshot of the state and extent of homelessness in our region and informs support service providers on the priorities to prevent and end homelessness. The Point in Time Count is a requirement of the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, which currently supports the Northwest Continuum of Care member agencies with $287,000. / Read more…



  • Foxx Applauds Senate Passage of Budget Resolution, Taking Next Step to Repeal ObamaCare


    Jan. 12, 2017. Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), chairwoman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, issued the following statement after the Senate passed the FY2017 budget resolution, including legislative tools aimed at providing relief from the president’s failed health care law. / Read more…



  • Blowing Rock Council Meets Tuesday: Resolution Honoring Sampson Fire Responders & More

    Jan. 9, 2017. The Blowing Rock Town Council will meet for its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 10 at Town Hall, located at 1036 Main Street in downtown Blowing Rock. The meeting starts at 6 p.m. See the meeting’s agenda inside. / Read more…



  • Meet Your Local Representatives at Lost Province Brewing Co. Tuesday, Jan. 10

    Jan. 4, 2017. The Boone Chamber of Commerce is hosting a “Meet Your Local Representatives” event at Lost Province Brewing Co. on Tuesday, Jan. 10 from 4 to 6 p.m. Drop-in at your convenience. Dubbed a “causal evening,” elected officials from the Boone Town Council, Watauga County Board of Commissioners, Watauga County Board of Education, N.C. House and N.C. Senate are expected to attend. By Jesse Wood / Read more…



  • Roy Cooper Sworn in as NC’s Governor


    Jan. 3, 2017. Roy Cooper today took the oath of office to become North Carolina’s 75th Governor, pledging to build a North Carolina that works for everyone. “It is the honor of my life to be your governor, who will work for all of North Carolina,” Governor Cooper said. “I pledge to give my very best to the people of this great state of North Carolina, the state I love and where I have spent my life.” / Read more…



  • Governor McCrory Reflects on the Past Four Years and Honor of Being Governor


    Jan. 3, 2017. Since Governor Pat McCrory entered office in January 2013, North Carolina’s economy added 300,000 new jobs, the state experienced one of the largest drops in unemployment in the country, $2.6 billion in debt for federal unemployment insurance was paid off, personal income and business taxes were cut, teacher pay was significantly increased, transportation funding was revolutionized and $2 billion was invested in our education, parks, National Guard and other infrastructure through the Connect NC bond. / Read more…



  • No Repeal of HB2 in Special Session: Local Representatives Speak on the Matter

    Dec. 22, 2016. North Carolina lawmakers failed to repeal HB2, otherwise known as the “bathroom bill,” which forces transgender people to use the gender-based bathroom listed on their birth certificate – along with preventing local governments from raising the minimum wage and eroding the right for employees to sue in state court for workplace discrimination. By Jesse Wood / Read more…



  • Gov. McCrory Calls Special Session on Dec. 21 for Reconsideration of ‘Bathroom Bill’


    Dec. 20, 2016. Gov. Pat McCrory called a special session for the N.C. General Assembly on Wednesday for the reconsideration of HB2, otherwise known as the “bathroom bill,” after Charlotte rescinded its non-discrimination ordinance. / Read more…



  • Lawmakers May Repeal HB2 in New Special Session, CPP Report

    Dec. 19, 2016. Within minutes of a surprise move by the Charlotte City Council to repeal sections of its non-discrimination ordinance, Governor Pat McCrory and governor-elect Roy Cooper announced a special session for Tuesday to take up a full repeal of HB2, North Carolina’s so-called “bathroom bill.” By Kirk Ross / Carolina Public Press / Read more…



  • Watauga Commissioners To Meet Tuesday: Brookshire Wetland, Land Acquisition Talk

    Dec. 16, 2016. The Watauga County Board of Commissioners will meet on Tuesday, Dec. 20 at 5:30 p.m. The light agenda includes a request regarding a potential wetland at Brookshire Park, a land acquisition matter in closed session and more. By Jesse Wood / Read more…



  • Dems: Surprise Legislative Proposals, GOP Power Grab Undermine Will of NC Voters


    Dec. 15, 2016. Leaders of the North Carolina General Assembly last night called a surprise special session to introduce legislation that would make sweeping changes to the state’s Board of Elections, Court of Appeals, judicial elections, executive branch appointments and more. Lawmakers had earlier reconvened to allocate funding for victims of Hurricane Matthew and other natural disasters but gave no advance notice of the second special session and additional legislation. / Read more…



  • Ed Evans Selected As Blowing Rock’s Next Town Manager, First Day: Jan. 23

    Dec. 14, 2016. Following a three-month-long nationwide search, the Blowing Rock Town Council has selected Ed Evans to serve as the Town of Blowing Rock’s next Town Manager; his first day with Blowing Rock will be Monday, Jan. 23, 2017. Evans was chosen after a national search that yielded 48 applicants from 13 states including Washington, Kansas, and Texas. / Read more…



  • Blowing Rock Town Council To Meet Tuesday

    Dec. 12, 2016. The Blowing Rock Town Council will meet on Tuesday, Dec. 13 at 1036 Main Street in downtown Blowing Rock for its regularly-scheduled meeting in December. The meeting starts at 6 p.m. See the entire agenda below. Compiled by Jesse Wood / Read more…



  • Gov. McCrory Concedes To Roy Cooper


    Dec. 6, 2016. Nearly a month after the 2016 general election, Gov. Pat McCrory conceded to Governor-elect and current Attorney General Roy Cooper. Since Election Day, Cooper’s lead has grown by about double in the face of challenges from Republicans. McCrory released a video message on Monday, which is embedded at the top of this story. By Jesse Wood / Read more…



  • Elected Commissioners Sworn Into Office on Monday, Board Meets New County Attorney

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    Dec. 5, 2016. Amidst a relatively light agenda on Monday morning, the elected commissioners for Watauga County were sworn-in by District Court Judge Hal Harrison. Incumbent Commissioners John Welch, a Democrat, and Perry Yates, a Republican, and newly-elected Commissioner Larry Turnbow, a Democrat, took the oath of office on Monday before settling into their seats on the board. By Jesse Wood / Read more…



  • The Election of a Lifetime: Local Author Nora Percival, 102, Hits the Polls for Early Voting

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    Oct. 20, 2016. Participating in the electoral process is a civic duty that some take too lightly these days; but not Nora Percival. She recently celebrated her 102nd birthday and was more than excited to hit the polls for early voting Thursday, as she’s waited an entire lifetime to vote for a female presidential candidate. Percival, a local author and member of the High Country Writers organization, has written three memoirs on her own life experiences. As a Russian immigrant, the stories of her early life serve as a precious reminder that the civic duties in the United States are truly a blessing. By Emily Willis • Photo by Jesse Wood / Read more…



  • Boone Council/Planning Commission To Discuss Wellness District Development Standards

    Sept. 15, 2016. The Boone Town Council and Planning Commission will hold a joint meeting on Sept. 19, at 5:30 p.m., located at the Council Chambers at 1500 Blowing Rock Road. The topic is the Wellness District Small Area Plan. / Read more…



  • Watauga Commissioners To Meet on Tuesday

    Sept. 5, 2016. Watauga County Board of Commissioners will meet on Tuesday, Sept. 6, at 8:30 a.m. for its regular monthly meeting at the Administration Building on King Street. Compiled by Jesse Wood / Read more…



  • Fifth Annual North Carolina Bike Summit To Be Held in Asheville Sept. 16-17

    Aug. 31, 2016. Cycling experts and advocates from throughout the Southeast will come together in Asheville at the Fifth Annual North Carolina Bike Summit on Sept. 16 and 17. Presented by BikeWalk NC in partnership with the N.C. Department of Transportation, this year’s event will focus on the economic benefits of investing in bicycling and pedestrian infrastructure. / Read more…



  • Federal Food and Shelter Program Awards More Than $21,500 for Aid in Watauga

    Aug. 1, 2016. High Country United Way is pleased to announce Watauga County has been awarded $21,545 through the Emergency Food and Shelter National Program (EFSP), a Federal program administered by the US Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to supplement and expand ongoing efforts to provide shelter, food and supportive services for the nation’s hungry, homeless and people in economic crisis. / Read more…



  • Home Ownership Month: North Carolina Offers Help to Citizens Facing Foreclosure

    June 15, 2016. June is National Home Ownership Month, and while an increasing number of North Carolinians are celebrating by purchasing homes, families who are facing foreclosure have little to cheer. In 2015, there were 29,201 foreclosure filings statewide. But hope exists. The NC Foreclosure Prevention Fund, administered by the North Carolina Housing Finance Agency and funded by the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Hardest Hit Fund®, has resources to help North Carolina homeowners keep their homes while they recover from a temporary financial hardship. / Read more…



  • Head to Boone on Saturday to Explore This Year’s Watauga County EmergencyFest

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    June 2, 2016. Great fun awaits you this weekend on the campus of Appalachian State as the 14th annual Watauga County EmergencyFest returns to Boone! Brought to you by the Watauga County Firefighters Association and other local emergency services, this free event is open to the public and promises a great time for kids of all ages. / Read more…



  • NC Court System Launches New Online Collections and Payments System

    May 31, 2016 North Carolina citizens can now pay probation-related costs, fines and fees online using their credit / debit card with the launch of Online Collections and Payments (OCAP). Online payments are available 24/7 at onlineservices.NCcourts.org for supervised and unsupervised probationers with their case file number, the county that issued the charge, and a major credit card, including American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa cards. / Read more…



  • Art in the Park Returns to Blowing Rock May 7 for 54th Season with Exciting Changes

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    April 28, 2016. Formerly held in the parking deck of the American Legion building, the events will now take place right along Park Avenue in downtown. This bigger, better venue will not only accommodate more guests, it will also allow attendants to park in the deck, alleviating some of the traffic. You can also hop right over to Memorial Park and unwind with free yoga sessions led by Art of Living Retreat Center. With the chamber’s office now right in the heart of the festivities, its spacious lawn will act as a hub for activity and will feature tastings from Art of Oil and local wineries and breweries. By Jessica Isaacs. / Read more…



  • McCrory: North Carolina Attracts Record Visitor Spending; Highlights Tourism Week

    May 3, 2016 Governor Pat McCrory announced today that North Carolina tourism generated record visitor spending in 2015 with a total of $21.9 billion, a 2.7 percent increase over 2014 which outpaced the national average for growth last year of only 2.1 percent. Additionally, tourism industry-supported employment topped 211,000 jobs to set another record for the state. / Read more…



  • Boone Town Council Meets on Thursday

    April 20, 2016. The Boone Town Council will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, April 21, at 5:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers at 1500 Blowing Rock Road. View the agenda items inside. By Jesse Wood / Read more…



  • Watauga Commissioners To Meet on Tuesday, Public Hearing on Panhandling Ordinance

    April 18, 2016. The Watauga County Board of Commissioners will meet on Tuesday, April 19, at 5:30 p.m. in the Watauga County Administrative Building on King Street. Among the agenda items is a public hearing and vote on the panhandling ordinance. By Jesse Wood / Read more…



  • N.C. Education Lottery: How Other Lotteries Raise Additional Monies for Good Causes

    March 10, 2016. The N.C. Education Lottery provided an overview to a legislative committee today that highlighted ways other state lotteries raise additional monies for good causes. The presentation came at the request of the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on the North Carolina State Lottery. The committee asked for information about games already offered elsewhere to learn more about possibilities for new games in North Carolina and changes that could help raise additional monies. / Read more…



  • Business Spotlight: Food is Love at Beth Zagst’s Ugga Mugga Bakery in Downtown Blowing Rock

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    March 8, 2016. Just a quick flight of stairs down from Main Street and its upstairs neighbor, TazMaRaz Boutique, Ugga Mugga is tucked quietly into the hub of the village’s popular shopping district. The open space houses her fully-equipped commercial kitchen and a welcoming retail space, which features a colorful environment, the chef’s favorite tunes in the air and an elaborate display of fresh-baked goodies. By Jessica Isaacs. / Read more…



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