ContributorsPublishersAdvertisers

Watauga County, NC

Watauga Democrat

Flood watch issued for Ashe, Watauga Thursday night through Friday morning

WATAUGA — The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for Watauga and Ashe counties effective midnight Thursday through Friday morning. Flash flooding caused by excessive rainfall is possible, according to NWS. Excessive runoff may result in flooding of creeks, streams, and other low-lying and flood-prone locations. Excessive...
WATAUGA COUNTY, NC
Picture for Flood watch issued for Ashe, Watauga Thursday night through Friday morning
Watauga Democrat

WHS senior Kathleen Gibson awarded 2022 Don and Audrey Bentley Scholarship

WATAUGA — Watauga High School senior Kathleen Gibson, daughter of Edward and Stacey Gibson of Blowing Rock, was named the 2022 recipient of the Don and Audrey Bentley Scholarship. This scholarship is named for the late Don and Audrey Bentley, natives of Watauga County, and was established with an...
EDUCATION
Picture for WHS senior Kathleen Gibson awarded 2022 Don and Audrey Bentley Scholarship
Watauga Democrat

Cove Creek first-grader winner in North Carolina Farm to School calendar contest

COVE CREEK — A Cove Creek School first-grader is one of 13 winners in the North Carolina Farm to School calendar. The artwork of 13 elementary school students will be featured in the 2022-2023 North Carolina Farm to School calendar. This is the 11th year for the calendar, which features daily agricultural facts and highlights the N.C. Farm to School program and agriculture’s role in food production.
Picture for Cove Creek first-grader winner in North Carolina Farm to School calendar contest
TOP CITIES
LOCAL CHANNELS
Watauga Democrat

Year in review: Watauga High School in photos

BOONE — Another year at Watauga High School is coming to close as the last day of school is May 26. Seniors are set to graduate on May 27 at 5:30 p.m. at Holmes Convocation Center. Take a look at photos featuring WHS Pioneers throughout the 2021-22 school year.
EDUCATION
wataugaonline.com

Flood Watch for Watauga County, NC, Ashe County, NC, Wilkes County at 904 pm EDT, May 26th 2022

NCZ001>003-018>020-VAZ015-016-032-270915- /O.NEW.KRNK.FA.A.0002.220527T0400Z-220527T1600Z/. /00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/. Ashe-Alleghany NC-Surry-Watauga-Wilkes-Yadkin-Grayson-Carroll- Patrick- Including the cities of Wilkesboro, Yadkinville, Whitetop, Sparta,. Volney, West Jefferson, Galax, Dobson, Boone, Stuart, Independence,. and Troutdale. 903 PM EDT Thu May 26 2022. …FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT EDT TONIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY. MORNING…. WHAT…Flash flooding caused by excessive rainfall is possible....
ASHE COUNTY, NC
RELATED PEOPLE
wataugaonline.com

Flood Warning for Watauga County at 446 am EDT, May 27th 2022

…The National Weather Service in Blacksburg VA has issued a Flood Warning for the following rivers in North Carolina… Watauga River near Watauga R. near Sugar Grove affecting Watauga County. NCC189-272045- /O.NEW.KRNK.FL.W.0002.220527T0845Z-220527T2045Z/. /SGWN7.1.ER.220527T0812Z.220527T0830Z.000000T0000Z.NO/. 445 AM EDT Fri May 27 2022. …FLOOD WARNING IN EFFECT FROM EARLY THIS MORNING TO...
WATAUGA COUNTY, NC
Watauga Democrat

Watauga High School celebrates seniors with college and career signing

BOONE — Watauga High School held a college and career signing on May 24 to celebrate graduating seniors as they are off on their next steps. The high school started doing college and career signing day in 2019, but it was interrupted due to the pandemic for the last two years.
EDUCATION
Watauga Democrat

Children's Council celebrates families at an end of year celebration

BOONE — Staff and service recipients of the Children’s Council of Watauga County gathered at the Tot Lot to enjoy each others company with refreshments, raffle prizes, a bounce house for children and opportunities for connection. The Children’s Council annual event to celebrate the families they serve through...
SOCIETY
YOU MAY ALSO LIKE
Watauga Democrat

Sheriff's reports

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. ARREST: Cesar O. Ruiz-Lara, 25, of Jefferson, was arrested and charged with driving while impaired. Ruiz-Lara was issued a May 18 court date and a $1,000 secured bond.
CRIME & SAFETY
Watauga Democrat

King Street Farmers Market to host Queer Day

BOONE – King Street Farmers Market is hosting a Queer Day to celebrate the queer community within the market on May 31. The organization announced it is excited to host the Southern Queer Zine, a creative, queer-led, locally based magazine that highlights queer and BIPOC stories. There will be live music from a local musician, kid’s crafts and a trivia game. There will also be an optional survey for any to fill out. Kick-off the day before Pride Month at the King Street Market.
BOONE, NC
Watauga Democrat

King Street Farmers Market to host Queer Day

BOONE – King Street Farmers Market is hosting a Queer Day to celebrate the queer community within the market on May 31. The organization announced it is excited to host the Southern Queer Zine, a creative, queer-led, locally based magazine that highlights queer and BIPOC stories. There will be live music from a local musician, kids crafts and a trivia game. There will also be an optional survey for any to fill out. Kickoff the day before Pride Month at the King Street Market.
BOONE, NC

Medicaid expansion leaves NC patients feeling hopeful

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — On the outside everything looks as happy as the smiles in their photos. There is happiness, but also great worry. Dana Bango works part-time to care for her father who has cancer and for her mom who has pancreatic cancer and stage 5 dementia. Bango has also been diagnosed with cancer. […]
HEALTH
wataugaonline.com

Watauga County Schools last day for 2021-2022 year is Thursday

The Watauga County School system wraps up the 2021-2022 school year on Thursday. WataugaOnline.com reached out to Superintendent Dr. Scott Elliott to get some thoughts on the year. “As the end of the school year is upon us, I want to thank all the students, parents, and educators for working...
GOVERNMENT
Go Blue Ridge

Blue Ridge Energy Awards Scholarships To Area Kids

Blue Ridge Energy recently awarded $32,000 in college scholarships to ten students across its service area seeking to further their academic goals. The scholarships are part of the Blue Ridge Energy Leadership Track program designed to help high school students better prepare for acceptance into the college of their dreams. In Watauga County, five students received a total of $14,500.
EDUCATION
Watauga Democrat

WCSO: No foul play suspected after body found in river

WATAUGA — The Watauga County Sheriff’s Office stated no foul play or criminal activity is suspected after a body was found in the river near Castleford and River Ridge Road. On May 18 at 4:27 p.m., the Watauga Communications Center received a report of a deceased body in...
CRIME & SAFETY
Watauga Democrat

Big Kahuna campaign coming to end, crowning to take place June 2

BOONE — The Watauga Habitat for Humanity Big Kahuna campaign is in its final week as it concludes with the Don Ho Down event on June 2 at Booneshine from 5:30 p.m. — 8 p.m. Since April 1, five teams advocated and raised money to support Watauga Habitat’s...
SOCIETY