Early Voting Could Be Held In Just One Location

Letters from Watauga County Board of Elections Chairman Bill Aceto and county attorney Four Eggers indicate they believe a single early voting site at the Watauga County administration building would meet requirements for the 2016 presidential election if the State does not approve an early voting plan.

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Heels Win; Crawdads Fall in 10

'Dads Drop 10 Inn. Pitchers' Duel 2-1....Hickory, NC - The Hickory Crawdads and the Charleston RiverDogs faced on in a classic pitchers' duel Sunday afternoon in the rubber match of their 3-game series. A 1-1 tie in the third inning lasted all the way until the 10th, when the 'Dogs got a hit-and-run, RBI double to break the stalemate and give the 'Dads a 2-1 defeat at L.P. Frans Stadium.(Continue Reading)

Pet Patrol

Lost: Solid Black Cat

On August 12th, a male cat went missing from Russ Cornett Road. He is completely black and neutered. If found please call 828-719-7189


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Community and Business

Blue Ridge EMC Recognizes Long Time Employees

Employees of Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation and its heating fuels subsidiary, Blue Ridge Energies, LLC, were recently recognized for their years of service during an employee awards dinner at The Walker Center on the campus of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro.

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Obituaries(Funeral Homes)

Dennis Butch Triplett

Dennis Butch Triplett, age 62, of Old US Highway 421 South, Boone, passed away Monday morning, August 22, 2016, at Cannon Memorial Hospital in Linville.

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