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High Country Radio News November 29, 2017 (2017-11-29 15:24:30)

Listen to High Country Radio News from Wednesday November 29th.

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Avery Schools Superintendent Ken Townsend Steps Down (2017-11-29 15:22:44)

Avery County Schools Superintendent Ken Townsend has announced his resignation from the role of superintendent. 

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Mountain City Police Officers Officially Terminated (2017-11-29 15:17:59)

The Mountain City Board Aldermen have approved the official termination of two Mountain City Police officers recently arrested on drug charges.

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Forest Service Prescribed Burn South Of Blowing Rock Postponed (2017-11-29 15:16:32)

Due to unfavorable conditions, the Pisgah National Forest  postponed a prescribed burn of 197 acres planned for Tuesday in the Boyd Gap area off Globe Road in the Grandfather Ranger District. 

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Wednesday's Mid-Day Sports Report.... (2017-11-29 14:42:33)

Listen to WATA's Wednesday morning sports report on GBR....

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Eagles Sweep WHS.... (2017-11-29 04:45:42)

MORAVIAN FALLS, NC - It was a tough night for the Watauga High basketball teams on Tuesday night at "The Nest." Please click on the link below for all the details....

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Santa Paws is coming to town! (2017-11-28 21:41:50)

You'd better not growl, you'd better not hiss - Santa Paws is coming to town!

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Pioneers, Wilkes Central Tonight at 6 p.m., on WATA.... (2017-11-28 18:23:18)

Listen to WATA's Tuesday afternoon sports report on GBR....

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High Country Radio News November 28, 2017 (2017-11-28 17:05:26)

Listen to High Country Radio News from Tuesday November 28th.

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Buchannan Case Goes To Court December 11 (2017-11-28 16:48:20)

The case against suspended Ashe County Sheriff Terry Buchannan is apparently headed for court next month.

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Hibriten High School Student Dies In Crash (2017-11-28 16:46:01)

A high school student died in a vehicle crash Tuesday morning in Caldwell County.

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Hospitality House Goes Solar (2017-11-28 16:40:27)

The Hospitality House held a special ribbon cutting Tuesday morning.

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Western Youth Network Festival Of Trees This Weekend At Chetola (2017-11-28 16:24:06)

Chetola Resort invites you to the annual Festival of Trees to benefit the Western Youth Network.

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Boone Town Council Agenda Request Deadline December 8 (2017-11-28 16:21:04)

If anyone wishes to have an agenda item considered by the Boone Town Council at their next regular meeting, scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017, it must be submitted to the Town Clerk by Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, at 5 p.m.

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Bagley Sweeps ACC Honors.... (2017-11-28 14:17:29)

Listen to WATA's Tuesday morning sports report on GBR....

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Be Local Guide (2017-11-27 20:33:32)

Anna Banana's
Anna Banana's is a fine consignment store located in the heart of downtown Boone on the corner of King Street and Depot Street where they buy, sell, and trade.
By paying close attention to both the local fashion scene and top trends, they provide a storefront that gives customers a way to create their own unique look even on a tight budget. They create a warm, friendly and memorable experience for all of their guests. h
Boone Bagelry 
Locally owned and operated by Tony and Donna Nicastro since 1988, Boone Bagelry is conveniently located in downtown Boone. Whether you’re looking for a great place to enjoy a breakfast meeting or need a place to just get out and chill for a bit, Boone Bagelry has the perfectly affordable and delectable menu for you. Need to stay connected? Enjoy free WiFi! Always free delivery and 5% cash discount. Their products are environmentally friendly and they proudly buy food materials from local businesses. Support local. Taste local. Enjoy local. Member of Boone Independent Restaurants. At 516 West King Street or Now selling holiday gift certificates! 
Boone Drug
Boone Drug has unique gifts for your loved ones this holiday season, like corkcicle tumblers, both Woodwick and Yankee candles, and Joan's desserts. Stop by any Boone Drug location for these thoughtful holiday gifts, including King Street, Greenway, Deerfield, and New Market. 
Boone Portraits
NEW LOCATION - Next to Hallmark in the Boone Mall! Boone Portraits offers a one-of-kind, professional and family friendly portrait studio experience with same day printing. Our goal is to provide you with affordable portrait products and packages, designed to be exceptional gifts or keepsakes.
Blackberry Creek Mattress
Blackberry Creek Mattress is a family-owned mattresses, bedding, and chairs store based in Boone. Since 2001, Blackberry Creek Mattress has served customers in Boone, Blowing Rock, Newland, Linville, Banner Elk, and West Jefferson, with low prices. they have two locations in Foscoe and inside the Boone Mall. Blackberry Creek Mattress is an authorized dealer of such brands as Tempurpedic, Serta, Serta iComfort, Serta iComfort Hybrid, Stearns and Foster, Ekornes, Southerland, Park Place, Posh and Lavish, Malouf, Leggett and Platt, and more. They carry memory foam mattresses, latex mattresses, coil mattresses, hybrid mattresses, adjustable bases, sheets, pillows, mattress protectors, and many more.
Having been in business for over 75 years, Dancey's carries a variety of footwear to fit your needs including safety, work, slip resistant, casual dress, dance, diabetic approved, athletic, hiking and European comfort. Dancey's Shoes prides themselves on providing excellent customer service to every person that visits their location. They offer a wide variety of WigWam socks from work, casual, to running. They have an iStep machine by Aetrex which  measures and recommends a specific orthotic for your feet. They are also a certified dealer of Capezio brand dance wear and carry the famous rain gear, FroggToggs. Located on the Highway 105 extension or at
Downtown Boone Development Association
Embraced by the gentle slopes of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the campus of Appalachian State University, Boone is a real downtown experience - a community with a heart focused on its economic, social, and environmental impact and dedicated to the enriching experiences of art, history, music, food, and shopping. The Downtown Boone Development Association's mission in part is to promote the historic preservation, protection and use of Boone's traditional downtown area, including the area's commercial, civic, and religious enterprises and residences. To encourage property owners to maintain, improve, and beautify downtown properties.  They currently host 16 promotional events and activities annually, including First Friday Art Crawls, The Easter EGGstravaganza, Downtown BOO!, and the annual Christmas and July 4th parades. They encourage ypu to Be Local during the holidays and throughout the year!
The Rock Sports Bar
Their menu is stacked with delicious appetizers, sandwiches, burgers, dogs and more. Don't forget about the sports — with 42 HD TV's you'll never miss your favorite game.Opening the doors in October 2012, The Rock Sports Bar & Grill is Boone’s place for great food, drinks, and wall-to-wall sports coverage. With 42 HD TVs, catch every game including the NFL ticket, SEC, BIG 10 and coverage of Appalachian State sports. They also have the Golf Channel, Tennis Channel and Fox Sports Network. On select nights, catch team trivia, 45¢ wings, karaoke and dart league. Open for lunch and dinner 7 days a week, from 11am ‘til midnight.

The Rock Sports Bar & Grill can also cater your next event or host private venues during the week. Visit for the menu and details. For catering inquiries please call: 828-386-1723 or email at:

Pepper’s Restaurant and Bar wasestablished in 1975, serving the High Country its first taste of the highest quality deli sandwiches. From its humble beginnings, Pepper’s Restaurant has expanded into a full-service restaurant and bar with a menu boasting Certified Angus Beef, wild caught seafood, savory pasta dishes, alongside Pepper’s Restaurant favorites like the famous Pepper’s French Onion Soup, Jean Lawsons, Fried Mushrooms, and Onion Rings!

Keeping with a tradition that Jack Pepper started in 1975, Pepper’s remains committed to minimizing its effects on the environment. Pepper’s was the first restaurant in Boone to go 100% smoke-free and the first to recycle all glass, plastic, cardboard, and aluminum.  In 2013 Pepper’s adopted compostable take-out containers made from recycled sources! The Bar at Pepper’s is home to the best local beer selection in town! There is a careful selection of unique craft brews available from local breweries and the best in the industry. Pepper’s has all ABC permits and enjoys one of the areas best whiskey selections. Many fine wines are available, with the menu rotating regularly. Please call ahead for parties of 6 or more!  Doing so will significantly reduce your wait time. Pepper’s accepts reservations for parties of 5 or more. Pepper’s Restaurant & Bar makes all food to order.  This commitment to quality may increase wait times while we’re busy.  We believe that its worth the wait!  Please be patient with our staff as we are committed to serving the highest quality food with the best service.

Red Onion Cafe
An evening at Red Onion promises to be an experience to remember!
Their guests experience the finest in luxury and sophistication, delivered by experienced professionals.Reservations recommended. See the menu at
Watauga Arts Council
The mission is to sponsor and encourage the cultural arts in Watauga County, however, they often use the slogan “Making the Arts a Presence in Our Community” to stay focused on that common goal. They are a diverse and growing organization which is heavily involved in economic development and cultural tourism planning in our community as well as in presenting diverse programming throughout Watauga County. They are strong believers in the concept that, in helping the ARTS to thrive in Watauga County, they are also helping WATAUGA COUNTY to thrive.
Please Give Locally this season. 
Watauga Humane Society
LAST YEAR, WATAUGA HUMANE SOCIETY TOOK IN 1700 ANIMALS BUT They CAN’T DO IT WITHOUT YOU. their PROGRAMS DEPEND ON CONTRIBUTIONS FROM INDIVIDUALS, COMPANIES, AND FOUNDATIONS. You may sponsor an animal or give in tribute to a person or animal. You may donate to SNIPS to help spay and neuter animals. You may also make a business donation. See our website for more information. 

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WHS JV Boys Win Ashe Tournament; St. Clair Named MVP.... (2017-11-27 17:29:04)

Listen to WATA's Monday afternoon sports report on GBR....

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High Country Radio News November 27, 2017 (2017-11-27 17:03:15)

Listen to High Country Radio News from Monday November 27th.

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Murray Sworn In As New US Attorney For Western NC District (2017-11-27 17:01:28)

R. Andrew Murray was sworn in Monday as United States Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina.

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No Change: App State vs Louisiana To Kick Off At 2:30 Saturday (2017-11-27 16:58:51)

The Appalachian State football game set for this Saturday will kick off at the originally scheduled time. It will also offer an opportunity for fans to help the Hunger and Health Coalition.

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