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The eighth annual Boone Heritage Festival, originally set for Saturday, Oct. 13, has been canceled, according to a statement by the Southern Appalachian Historical Association... [Read More]
Several Watauga County 911 center telecommunicators assisted a family in helping a baby start to breathe again in July as well as helped to assist... [Read More]
The American Red Cross and Appalachian State University invite Boone area residents to join one of the nation's most impactful blood drives at the 12th... [Read More]
Betty Reese Shoun, 89, of Vilas, N.C., passed away Wednesday, September 19, 2018. [Read More]
Editor's note: This article features news and photos from past editions of the Watauga Democrat. [Read More]
Sept. 20 is viewed as a normal day for the majority of the population. To agricultural educators, it is their day to celebrate. [Read More]
Madisonville Police Department... [Read More]
Watauga's volleyball team showed no negative effects of its big victory over Hickory Sept. 18 in its home match with St. Stephens one night later. [Read More]
Mast Gap Road is back open after being closed for several due to a sinkhole. [Read More]
Appalachian State's football program got an unexpected bye week after its game with Southern Miss slated for Sept. 15 was canceled because of Hurricane Florence. [Read More]
Mr. Alan Alexander Osborne, 37, of Valdese, N.C., passed away on Friday, September 14, 2018, at his families home, following a period of declining health. [Read More]
Jane Fonda has admitted she felt "guilty" about the face her mother, who suffered from bipolar disorder and took her own life when the actress... [Read More]
The outdoor summer concerts have wound down for the year at the Jones House, but the downtown Boone community center continues celebrating local, regional and... [Read More]
Ecuadorian author Gabriela Alemán will visit Appalachian State as a part of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures international speaker series Sept. 25 through... [Read More]
Watauga football coach Ryan Habich has a message to his players, and Watauga fans in general: Don't let South Caldwell's 1-3 record fool you. [Read More]
As Zionville Volunteer Fire Department reaches its 40 year anniversary, both Lt. John Hill and Chief Donald Miller reflect on their time of helping get... [Read More]
When two unbeaten prep volleyball teams face each other for first place in a conference, the result is supposed to be close. [Read More]
You are cordially invited to a celebration of Anthony Bourdain on Monday, September 24 at the Gamekeeper Restaurant. The evening will feature heavy hors d'oeuvres... [Read More]
While some county residents are yet dealing with the aftermath, now that Hurricane — a la Tropical Depression — Florence is largely in our rear... [Read More]
As the 2018 midterm elections approach, as when any election approaches, I think about the obligation we have to vote as citizens. Recently, myself —... [Read More]
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