• 0

On Nov. 14, 1938, excited residents of the High Country gathered on a fall Monday to celebrate the gala opening of The Appalachian Theatre in Boone.

  • 0

With right hands over hearts or pointed in for salutes, many citizens gathered in Watauga to commemorate Veterans Day.

  • 0

BLOWING ROCK — Growing up in the area, Blowing Rock Mayor Charlie Sellers said the community didn't come together back then for events such as the Hometown Harvest, held Nov. 11 at the Blowing Rock School gym.

  • 0

BOONE — The Geological Society of America has named Ellen Cowan, Appalachian State professor in the Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences, a 2018 GSA Fellow. She will be honored with the award at the society’s annual meeting in Indianapolis, Ind., Nov. 4–7.

  • 0

BLOWING ROCK — The Blowing Rock Art & History Museum Board of Trustees honored longtime supporter Patricia Alexander as museum founder emeritus at the Alexander Arts Lecture on Sunday, Oct. 7. Husband and current Founder Emeritus Welborn Alexander was in attendance and accepted the honor…

  • 0

BOONE – The Boone-based Community Care Clinic is in the middle of a busy season with its first Barn Raising event in September, an upcoming fundraising event and art donations to the clinic.

  • 0

Elections, elections and elections were the theme from this week in the 1972, 1988 and 2000 editions of the Watauga Democrat.

  • 0

Boone resident Grace Faraja Nkundabantu’s fears of not being able to afford her undergraduate education in Nairobi, Kenya, became very real — she was dropped from her classes in 2005 when her family couldn’t meet tuition payments.

  • 0

BOONE – With veterans in attendance wearing poppy flower lapels, Watauga High School held its second annual Veterans Appreciation Night on Wednesday.

  • 0

BOONE — Monsters, super heroes and skeletons galore tested their endurance and supported the work of Parent Family Support Network-High Country (FSN-HC) Saturday in the 2018 Spooky Duke Race and Costume Contest at Appalachian State University.

  • 0

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Christina Daly of Boone is a doctoral student at the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, a school integrated with the world-famous children’s hospital located in Memphis, Tenn.

  • 0

BOONE — Thanks to community support, Watauga County Habitat for Humanity and the Watauga Habitat ReStore raised a record-setting $47,000 at their annual event, Blueprints and Bow Ties, on Thursday, Oct. 18.

  • 0

WATAUGA — Various Watauga events are coming up to thank those who have served in the armed forces for Veterans Day.

  • 0

BLOWING ROCK — Girl Scouts are known for their community service, engaging in challenging and fun activities, while learning new life skills, connecting with the community and fostering talent.

  • 0

Editor’s note: This article features news and photos from past editions of the Watauga Democrat.

  • 0

WATAUGA — Witches, ghosts and everything in between gathered in Watauga to enjoy Halloween festivities.

  • 0

BOONE — Old-time stringband players and fans will be treated to an afternoon of participation and listening when the New Southern Ramblers take over the Jones House Cultural and Community Center for afternoon workshops and a concert.

  • 0

BOONE — The Friends of the Watauga County Public Library are spreading their love for reading to across the community with their annual fall mall book sale Nov. 6 through Nov. 9 at the Boone Mall.

  • 0

BOONE — A sustainable answer to local food insecurity is being served up one hot, nutritious meal at a time by students in Appalachian State University’s Department of Nutrition and Health Care Management.

  • 0

RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Transportation, through its Watch for Me NC pedestrian and bicycle safety program, urges parents, motorists and trick-or-treaters to be safe this Halloween.

  • 0

BOONE — The Children’s Council of Watauga County recently dedicated its D.U.A.L. School playground this week to a man with a lifetime of service to children: Pat Morgan. Morgan and his wife, Mary Sue, along with Marshall Ashcraft and the children of D.U.A.L. School joined Children’s Council …

  • 0

Editor’s note: This article features news and photos from past editions of the Watauga Democrat.

  • 0

Ghouls, goblins and goodies are in abundance as there’s no shortage of frightening Halloween fun around Watauga.

  • 0

The song “How Do You Keep the Music Playing” is a Michel Legrand composition that asks a question for which a local group of musicians would like to provide at least a local answer.

  • 1

BOONE — Crystal Kelly was selected to join a dozen other community leaders nationwide for the inaugural cohort of the Pritzker Fellows Program. The fellows, with expertise across the fields of pediatric medicine, social work, child care and mental health services, were selected to lead their…

  • 0

BOONE — Hardin Park sixth-grader Sam Nystrom correctly spelled “Jaguar” and “Confetti” to secure victory in the Watauga County Schools district-wide spelling bee held Oct. 19. Parkway’s Hannah Lutz and Katie Coombes of Blowing Rock tied for the runner-up spot in the contest.

  • 0

High Country United Church of Christ in Vilas will host a “Social Justice Film Series: Communities of Hope in Appalachia,” with all movies beginning at 7 p.m. with discussions afterward. Light refreshments will be served.

  • 0

BOONE — The streets of Blowing Rock are turning pink on Saturday, Oct. 27, as community members lace up their running shoes for the High Country Breast Cancer Foundation’s second annual High Country 5K Run-Walk for Breast Cancer.

  • 0

“Fellowship” and “fun” were the words the parishioners of Holy Cross Episcopal Church kept in mind when the Valle Country Fair first got its start in October 1978.

  • 0

BANNER ELK — Woolly, wandering, two-toned worms are wiggling their way out of the woodwork all over the High Country to warn us of winter weather. The time has arrived for another Woolly Worm Festival, named this past year as “The Official Woolly Worm Festival of North Carolina.”

We're always interested in hearing about news in our community. Let us know what's going on!