14-year-old dies in car accident Tuesday morning
Fourteen-year-old Christina R. Royal of Ronda was killed early Tuesday morning after being ejected from a 1997 Chevrolet Blazer driven by Tiffany Absher, 18, of Fleetwood. Read more.
Blowing Rock Hospital becomes third member of health care system
The prognosis for Blowing Rock Hospital is looking bright. The hospital officially announced its membership with Appalachian Regional Healthcare System, becoming the system’s third member since its inception in 2004. Read more.
Facing Memories of War: Learning the truth 60-plus years later
The following is the conclusion of a three-part series. The further Peter Petschauer delved into his father’s past, the more confident he grew that his father was not the type of person commonly associated with the Nazi Schutzstaffel (SS). Read more.
Economic Development Commission making closer, green connections
The Watauga County Economic Development Commission is expanding to bring in a broader base and connect more closely with the local business community while working toward the idea of a “green county.” Read more.
Officials come together to look at present, future concerns
Call it a lesson in teamwork. High Country decision-makers met last Thursday for an intergovernmental retreat, laying out priorities and a course of action. Read more.
May 30, 2007
338 graduates say goodbye to WHS
Watauga High School’s graduating class gathered for the official end of their high school careers on Monday, celebrating their commencement at Appalachian State University’s George M. Holmes Convocation Center. To read more, please click here.
Photo by Jimmy Day
Motorcyclists injured in weekend ride
A motorcycle accident in the Foscoe community hospitalized two on Sunday evening. According to Trooper Andrew Biddix of the N.C. Highway Patrol, a group of seven motorcyclists were traveling northbound on N.C. 105 in Foscoe at approximately 8:32 p.m., when a small 2001 Subaru veered left of center.
Facing Memories of War: Discovering a parent’s past
The following is part two of a three-part series. As one of the founding members of Appalachian State University’s Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies, retired history professors Peter Petschauer and Zohara Boyd present experiential lectures at schools. Read more.
Heard it through the grapevine: There’s a new vintner in town
Dr. Lucien Wilkins heard it through the grapevine, and now the physician is taking up a new trade – vintner. Read more.
Cat and Kitten Adopt-a-thon Saturday; rummage sale June 8-9
During June, the Watauga Humane Society will be celebrating Adopt-A-Cat Month with a variety of special events going on throughout the month. The first is the Cat and Kitten Adopt-a-thon, to be held at the Humane Society Shelter, located at 200 Casey Lane in the Perkinsville area. Read more.
May 28, 2007
Retired ASU professor pens account of father’s Nazi service
The following is part one of a two-part series. As millions of Americans celebrate Memorial Day, a retired history professor has found closure in a family military story that has haunted him throughout the decades. To read more, please click here. Photo by Frank Ruggiero
State mixes ingredients for instant voting
A proposal to allow people to register and immediately vote during the one-stop voting period would probably increase both voter turnout and the cost of elections. Read more.
CCC&TI campus kicks off scholarship funding effort
A fund-raising campaign is underway this month to round up money for local scholarships through the Watauga County branch of Caldwell Community College & Technical Institute. Read more.
WMC offers camp for new sibs
When most children learn their mother is expecting a new addition to the family, many questions run through their heads. Will Mommy and Daddy love me less? How will I help take care of the new baby? What will happen once the new baby comes home? Read more.
Boone’s new zero-waste program graded
It wasn’t a zero-waste event, but the Boone Town Council certainly learned of its benefits at the May 17 regular meeting. The council was paid a visit by Jasmine ShoShanna, founder of the High Country’s Gardens for Humanity and Zero-Waste program. After her earlier presentation last year, the council adopted a zero-waste resolution in October 2006. Read more.
April 28 — Garrett Thomas Simons, 22, of Apex was charged with driving while impaired. Read more.