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updated Wed. December 28, 2022

By Luke Weir. Early voting began at the Watauga County Administration Building Thursday morning at 8 a.m., ahead of primary election day coming up on Tuesday, May 8. One stop early voting will be available weekdays through May 5, according to Watauga County Board of Elections Director Matthew ...

This month, in recognition of the long volunteer service, Dr. Morgan was presented with the Watauga County Board of Education's Servant's Heart Award, the highest honor the board presents. Anne Donadio and other teachers from Cove Creek School were on hand for the award presentation at the April ...
On Monday, May 7, those interested in Watauga County Habitat for Humanity's affordable housing program are invited to attend a homeowner information session at the Watauga County Public Library. The session will take place from 6-7:30 p.m. in the Meeting Room with light refreshments being provided.
In a report by, Watauga County Schools finished as the eighth best school district in the state. The ranking was calculated on a number of different criteria, including math and reading test scores, dropout rates, school funding and area poverty rates. North Carolina lays claim to some ...
At approximately 1925 hours (7:25 p.m.), a call came into the Watauga County 911 Communications Center. This call initially came in as an open 911 line. As the event unfolded, a location of an alleged stabbing was identified just off US-421 South near the intersection of US-421 and Holly Hills Road (just ...
Adverse experiences in childhood can lead to many negative health outcomes later in life, but for many kids the problems can start much earlier. In the current issue of the North Carolina Medical Journal, Denise Presnell, a school social worker, writes about efforts in Watauga County to address childhood ...
WATAUGA COUNTY, N.C. -- Deputies are investigating a stabbing that happened Saturday evening. It happened near US 421 and Holly Hills Road. Investigators say the victim ran to a relative's home for help then used a four-wheeler to drive to the highway and flag someone down. Two girls who were in ...
During Tuesday's Watauga County Commissioners meeting, four Watauga County Emergency Communications Telecommunicators were recognized for their work in helping to save lives in the county. The four were honored in a proclamation requested by Emergency Services Director Jeff Virginia and ...
The new Watauga County Data Card shows that child poverty and hunger remain major problems for children. 46.0% of Watauga County children still live in poor or near-poor homes, a major risk factor for negative educational, health, and economic outcomes in the future. Additionally, 22.8% of Watauga ...
The following were provided by the Watauga County Sheriff's Office. March 19. ARREST: A male suspect, 19, of 260 Beechtree Drive, Cary, was charged with FTA possession of marijuana or drug paraphernalia. Secured bond: $1,500. Trial date: April 12. ARREST: A female suspect, 25, of 420 Winebarger ...


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