Editor’s note: This article features news and photos from past editions of the Watauga Democrat.
BOONE — New headstones for the graves of three Union soldiers were rededicated at a service held April 8 by the Boone Historic Preservation Commission, town of Boone and Major General George Stoneman Camp No. 6 of the Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War.
The National Vietnam War Veteran’s Recognition Day is a long overdue opportunity for all Americans to recognize, honor, thank and say “welcome home” to our Vietnam veterans and their families for their service and sacrifices during one of America’s longest wars.
When visiting one of the High Country’s memorials for those who served in the United States of America, it’s common to look at a name listed and wonder about them. Who were they? What were they like before they served? Where did they serve? How did they die?
In April 2017, the Museum of Ashe County History in Jefferson debuted two American war exhibits. Alongside an exhibit on World War I, the museum displayed an exhibit completely dedicated to the Vietnam War.
BOONE — Seeing snow in mid-March was a shock for many App State students returning from their tropical spring break trips. For longtime Blowing Rock and Watauga County residents, they know snow in March could be a lot worse.
Seeing snow in mid-March was a shock for many App State students returning from their tropical spring break trips. For longtime Watauga County residents, they know snow in March could be a lot worse.