Aug 092017
WataugaDems Staffer Interns in DeeCee

WASHINGTON, D.C. — An Appalachian State University student is coming to the end of a nine-week internship program with the Washington, D.C. office of U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FLa). Walt Grayson, 21, is a political science senior from Charlotte and started his internship with Nelson on June 2. Grayson served as deputy director of canvassing [more]

Aug 062017
Gov. Roy Cooper Visits Downtown Boone

N.C. Governor Roy Cooper visited Boone on Friday, Aug. 4 to tour the historic Appalachian Theatre, located on King Street in downtown Boone. A large crowd of supporters turned out to welcome him. John Cooper, chair of the theatre’s board of trustees, led the tour along with officers of the Appalachian Theatre. The non-profit organization [more]

Jul 112017
Join Caldwell County Dems in Lenoir

You are invited to join the Caldwell County Democratic Party for an afternoon of live Folk, Irish, and Blues music on Saturday, July 29th from 2-6 PM at the American Legion Hall at 401 Main St. in Lenoir! BBQ and beer will also be available!  

Jun 162017
Join the Famous Kazoo Band on the Democratic July 4th Parade Float

The Watauga County Democratic Party’s famous Kazoo Band will perform again this year in the Boone July Fourth Parade celebration. The Kazoo Band has been offering virtually the only live music in the parade for many years, performing patriotic and traditional pieces of Americana. Kazoo Band leader Marjory Holder will have kazoos enough for everyone [more]

Jun 132017
2017 Community Plant Sale a "Smashing Success"

Reprinted from the High Country Press: The Watauga County Annual Community Plant Sale took place last Saturday at the former Aunt Pymm’s Table Antiques location on Old U.S. Highway 421 S. in Boone. All proceeds from the sale benefited the Watauga County Democratic Party. Each year hundreds of people attend the sale that is operated [more]

May 012017
Featured Plants for the 2017 Community Plant Sale

What you see below is but a fraction of what we will have for sale. This listing is separated into several different sections below: “Garden Flowers,” “Fruit,” “Vegetables and Herbs,” “Trees and Shrubs,” “Dwarf Asiatic Lilies,” “Tall Asiatic Lilies,” “Dwarf Oriental Lilies,” “Tall Oriental Lilies,” and “Dahlias.” Some plants will be in very limited supply. [more]

Apr 142017
Watauga County Democrats Hold Annual Convention

By Thomas Sherrill, in the Watauga Democrat: BOONE – The Watauga County Democratic Convention was held on Saturday [April 8], with over 100 people filling the Watauga County Courthouse to elect leaders and listen to speakers. The convention concluded with nine resolutions being adopted and approved, ranging from favoring Watauga County intervention in the Maymead [more]

Apr 012017
2017 Master Plant List

Annual Community Plant Sale Master Plant List Updated for 2017   For the FULLY ILLUSTRATED guide to some of our FEATURED PLANTS this year — perennial flowers, shrubs & trees, fruit, lilies, dahlias, and collector day lilies — pending … direct link will be posted soon. This is a partial listing, as plants are added [more]

Mar 312017
Matt Wasson of AppVoices Will Keynote the Watauga Democratic Convention

Matt Wasson, program director for Appalachian Voices, will give the keynote address at the Watauga County Democratic convention on April 8 on the topic “Rolling Back the Enlightenment: Inside the Conservative War on Science.” Matt Wasson moved to Boone in 2001 as the new executive director of Appalachian Voices, a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting [more]

Mar 162017
Citizens Protest Foxx and Her Plans for Obamacare

By Lisa O’Donnell, Winston-Salem Journal: March 16, 2017 — About 20 people braved the cold and wind in Clemmons Wednesday to send a message to U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-5th, that they are not happy with the proposed replacement to the Affordable Care Act. Christy Robinson of Winston-Salem said the American Health Care Act, a [more]

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