Aug 182016
The Revolution Will Continue

Calling All High Country Forward Thinkers: On August 24th, 2016, Bernie Sanders will be speaking to YOU and thousands of others in the People’s Movement to launch “Our Revolution” — the new platform to continue fighting for the political revolution we so deeply need. We will meet at 8:30 to catch up and settle in [more]

Jul 262016
Watauga Democrats Hosting "Volunteer Appreciation" Party

The Watauga County Democratic Party will be recognizing the dozens and dozens of generous and hardworking volunteers who have been helping out in this election year and in many past years at a “Volunteer Appreciation Party” on Sunday, July 31, 3-6 p.m. “We look forward to seeing our many active volunteers come join us,” said [more]

May 172016
Featured Plants at the 2016 Watauga Plant Sale

Illustrated below are just a fraction of the hundreds — thousands, really — of outstanding plants we’ll be offering at our big June 11 Community Plant Sale, sponsored by the Watauga County Democratic Party. For a more complete list of all plants and further details, go here. Perennial Flowers “Jacob Cline” Bee Balm (Monarda didyma) [more]

May 012016
2016 Plant Sale Master List

Annual Community Plant Sale Master Plant List Updated for 2016 For the FULLY ILLUSTRATED guide to some of our FEATURED PLANTS this year — perennial flowers, shrubs & trees, fruit, lilies, dahlias, and collector day lilies — click here. This is a partial listing, as plants are added on a daily basis. This list is [more]

Apr 212016
Watauga Dems Hold Their 2016 County Convention

By Anna Oakes, Watauga Democrat: BOONE — Local Democrats celebrated their efforts to combat voter suppression at the county party’s annual convention, held April 16 at the Watauga County Courthouse. The convention’s keynote speakers were attorneys Sabra Faires and Bill Gilkeson of the Raleigh firm Bailey & Dixon, which represented the Watauga Voting Rights Task [more]

Apr 062016
ASU Voting Rights Lawsuit Will Be Focus of Democratic County Convention

BOONE, N.C. — The team of lawyers who successfully argued in Wake Superior Court for the constitutionally protected voting rights of college students at Appalachian State University will be keynote speakers at the Watauga County Democratic Party’s county convention on April 16. Lawyers Sabra Faires and Bill Gilkeson of the Raleigh firm of Bailey & [more]

Mar 012016
Expert in Wedge Issues in Political Campaigns Will Speak at ASU in March

Dr. D. Sunshine Hillygus of the Department of Political Science at Duke University will be giving a lecture on the importance of the North Carolina presidential primaries and how the politics of North Carolina relate to the nation in 2016. The lecture on March 13, 7 p.m., in the Belk Library Auditorium is free and [more]

Feb 142016
February Cash Mob Will Visit Winter Farmer's Market

A mid-winter Watauga “Cash Mob” will visit the winter Farmer’s Market at the Agricultural Conference Center this coming Saturday, Feb. 20, at 9 a.m. The winter Farmer’s Market is a new innovation organized and sponsored by PHARMN (Preserve Heritage Agriculture & Regional Markets Now). PHARMN, incorporated in 2010, maintains a close relationship with the Watauga [more]

Jan 272016
AppState Students Will Observe Iowa Caucuses

BOONE—The venue and subject couldn’t be more exciting for 10 political science majors at Appalachian State University who will travel with their professors to observe the Feb. 1 Iowa caucuses, which are the first of 16 to be held in the nation. The course, “The Iowa Project,” is taught by Professor Philip Ardoin and Visiting [more]

Nov 012015
Deborah Ross Gets Started

By Rob Christensen, in the Raleigh News & Observer: For Deborah Ross, these are the early, hopeful days – before the onslaught of political fundraisers, and negative ads, and the high-intensity heat that comes from a big-time U.S. Senate race. So last week Ross had time to relish the small moments, like a little girl [more]

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