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Watauga County wreck reports

The following wreck reports have been released by the North Carolina Department of Public Safety in Watauga County. Read more

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Watauga Arts Council announces first of its kind festival

BOONE — Watauga Arts Council announced they have combined two arts council events for a First Friday Art Crawl unlike any other. Read more

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Rumple's 'Visiting Scholar' perfect for the times

BLOWING ROCK — If ever there was a speaker perfect for the current times, Rumple Memorial Presbyterian Church’s fourth annual 2021 Visiting… Read more

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Boone resident announced as a 2021 winner of MerleFest's Chris Austin songwriting competition

WILKESBORO — MerleFest has officially come to a close, but not without a number of unforgettable collaborations, spontaneous sit-ins and wo… Read more

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Watauga High School cancels homecoming dance for second straight year

BOONE — Watauga High School canceled its homecoming dance originally scheduled for Oct. 2 due to COVID-19 numbers and administrators wantin… Read more

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High Country COVID-19 Dashboard

Following are updates on COVID-19 cases and test numbers in the U.S., North Carolina and in High Country counties. The following reports ma… Read more

Obituaries

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Dayton Hoyt Cook

Dayton Hoyt Cook, 72, of Connelly Springs, passed away on Monday, September 20, 2021 at Charles George VA Medical Center following a period… Read more

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Times of sun and clouds. Highs in the low 60s and lows in the low 40s.

Humidity:66%
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Wind:NW at 17 mph
Chance of Rain:6%
UV Index:7 High
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