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SUV drives off Bamboo Road embankment

The driver of a 2004 Ford Explorer traveled to the right off of Bamboo Road and came to rest about 25 feet down an embankment near...
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No lane closures on U.S. 321 in Blowing Rock during Easter holiday

To better accommodate the volume of motorists traveling for the Easter holiday, the N.C. Department of Transportation is temporarily suspending lane closures...
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VIVE LA GRANDFATHER

Andr Michaux descendant retraces family footsteps
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Commissioners vote down tax distribution request

The Watauga County Board of Commissioners voted 3 to 2 to keep the ad valorem system as the sales tax distribution method. Boone Mayor Andy Ball spoke...
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Campus crime reporting standards increase

Appalachian State University and other colleges receiving federal funding are required by a new law to enhance educational and reporting efforts related to...
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Climber, ASU student survives fall

An Appalachian State University student who fell at least 70 feet while climbing in the Lost Cove area April 12 was in stable condition Monday and has...
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Researchers, nonprofits assess community needs

An assessment conducted by Appalachian State University researchers recently found that child care services, legal services and awareness...
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Blowing Rock water interruption scheduled

The town of Blowing Rock's Public Works Department will  shut off   water service to residents on Tuesday, April 15.
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BEST of the BEST

Watauga's best highlighted at awards banquet
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Local police prepared in advance of prom

Watauga High School students were not the only ones getting ready for their big night: Officer Bill Hartley, the school resource officer for the Boone Police...
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A WAY TO GIVE BACK

Boone native to lead National Organ Procurement and Transplant Network
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Foundation of CCC&TI launches Watauga fund drive

The Foundation of Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute hosted the kickoff of its Watauga annual fund drive Monday, April 14, challenging team...
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Foundation of CCC&TI launches Watauga fund drive

The Foundation of Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute hosted the kickoff of its Watauga annual fund drive, challenging team captains to help...
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Board of Elections approves budget

Proposed budget up to county to review.
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Watauga's best highlighted

More than 200 people were in attendance for the annual Watauga Democrat Best of the Best dinner and awards banquet held at the Boone United Methodist...
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Orr takes DA office

Robert Orr, a former N.C. Supreme Court justice and N.C. Court of Appeals judge, was sworn in as district attorney for the 24th Judicial District on...
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King Street nominated for "People's Choice" in the "Great Main Streets"

North Carolina residents have spoken and pitched their favorite Main Streets and Public Places to the North Carolina Chapter of the...
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Undercover operation leads to arrest of convicted felon

On April 3, Detectives from the Watauga County Sheriff's Office conducted an undercover operation for the purchase of a firearm by...
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Traffic stop leads to meth arrest

On April 3, Narcotics Detectives from the Watauga County Sheriff's Office conducted a vehicle stop and seized methamphetamine from the passenger, Derick...
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Neon lighting the cause of Troy's Diner fire

Boone Fire responded and controlled the scene of a fire at Troy's Diner on N.C. 105 in Boone.  The call...
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