App State, Watauga Schools Begin Fall Semester Next Week.

Getting around Boone is going to be a little more difficult in the coming days, as both Watauga County Schools, and Appalachian State University, will both begin the new semester classes next week.

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Thursday's Mid-Day Sports Report....

Listen to WATA's Thursday morning sports report on GBR....

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Pet Patrol

Found Baby kitten in middle of 421

Found Baby kitten, orange and white, eyes still closed. in middle of 421 in Watauga County.

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Community and Business

Tweetsie Celebrates Railroad Heritage Weekend, Engine #12's 100th Birthday

On August 26-27, 2017, history buffs and train enthusiasts will come together at Tweetsie Railroad for Railroad Heritage Weekend, to celebrate the rich history of Tweetsie Railroad and the 100th birthday of locomotive No.12, fondly known as “Tweetsie.”

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Obituaries(Funeral Homes)

Junior Ward

Junior Ward, age 87, of Silverstone Road, Zionville, passed away Wednesday evening, August 16, 2017, at Glenbridge Health and Rehabilitation in Boone.

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