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The following information is courtesy of the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Read more

The following information is courtesy of the Watauga County Register of Deeds Office website and is public record. A grantee indicates the recipient of the deed, whether by purchase, gift or otherwise, while the grantor is the party releasing the deed. The prices listed are calculated through the excise tax, which is assessed at $2 per $1,000 of the sales price. To view the deed of any land transfer, visit, read and acknowledge the disclaimer and enter relevant cr… Read more

Thomas Andrew Dorsey was the first African American elected to the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Gospel Music Association’s Living Hall of Fame. His notoriety and contributions to Christian music are amazing. Read more

BLOWING ROCK — There are a number of development and other projects in the works or being considered. Here is what we know after speaking with town manager Shane Fox in a telephone interview, Planning Director Kevin Rothrock at the town council summer retreat, and others, including developers where available: Read more

BLOWING ROCK —Although there were no decisions made nor votes taken at the June 29 “Summer Retreat” of Blowing Rock’s town council, a number of issues were discussed and even clarity brought to some topics. Read more

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