June 10, 2013. A school-record-tying four Appalachian State University baseball players were selected during the 2013 Major League Baseball First Year Player Draft, which concluded on Saturday. Appalachian State’s four MLB draftees tie the program originally set in 2009.
June 27, 2012. Mr. Quentin Wheeler was the Watauga district winner randomly selected to win one of four HD TVs recently awarded as part of Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation’s director elections/annual meeting. Along with Mr. Wheeler, more than 7,500 members voted by mail or Internet in the cooperative’s director elections. Shown in the photo is Mr. Wheeler along with Mrs. Wheeler, Watauga district manager Susan Jones, and Watauga operations manager Steve Woodring presenting the TV on behalf of Blue Ridge Electric.