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If you’ve seen a ranger patrolling the Linville Gorge and giving out advice over the last two years, you probably weren’t talking to a forest ranger working for the National Park Service. You were likely talking to someone with the Southern Appalachian Wilderness Stewards, a nonprofit conser…

WATAUGA COUNTY — Watauga County Schools has missed eight days for inclement weather so far this year — just more than half of the 15 days the system misses on average, according to the schools.

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WILKESBORO — MerleFest has assembled a distinguished team of songwriters — Rodney Crowell, Andrew Marlin (of Mandolin Orange) and previous winner Johnny Williams (of Jeanette Williams Band) — to judge the on-site final round of this year’s Chris Austin Songwriting Contest.

BLOWING ROCK — The Blowing Rock Art and History Museum is pleased to announce that it will hold a public photography competition, "The Way Watauga Works." The photography competition will focus on the theme of the Smithsonian Museum on Main Street exhibition, “The Way We Worked,” which will …

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  • We have all felt some sort of emotion while listening to the springtime chorus of spring peeper frogs. Maybe you have felt joy, for the sound means warmer days!

The hypnotic “seeebeeeppp” whispered millions of times during …