Early Voting Underway

October 19, 2010

WATAUGA COUNTY
• Watauga County Elections office, 8:00 to 5:00 p.m. Monday to Friday, October 19 to 29, and 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Saturday, October 30
• Watauga Agricultural Conference Center, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday to Friday, October 19 to 29, and 8:00 to 1:00 p.m. Saturday, October 30
• ASU Plemmons Student Union Multicultural Room, Monday to Friday, October 25 to 29, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

AVERY COUNTY
• Avery Elections office, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday to Friday, October 19 to 29, and 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Saturday, October 30.

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Meeting News

October 19, 2010

Our next men’s meeting will be October 28th at 6:30pm. This will be just before the GOP County Executive Committee meeting at 7pm, which you are always welcome to attend.

After speaking with Linda Craig, President of the Women’s club, it looks like we will wait until after the elections to co-host a pancake breakfast.

Anyone interested in handing out fliers for our County Commissioner candidates today or Saturday please contact Josette Maxwell at 265-4437 or email her at josettemaxwell@bellsouth.net. We’ll meet at Republican HQ at 11:30 am on those days and leave to put fliers on cars in store parking lots around town. This seemed to be effective in the tax referendum vote. The goal is to hand out 5000 fliers before the election.

We are only 2 WEEKS AWAY from election day. We have plenty of phone calls to make. Contact Jim Merchant at 262.0312 or merchant10@aol.com for more details and information. I’m going to try to be at HQ next week Tuesday thru Friday, from 6-9pm if you want to join me.

EARLY VOTING HAS STARTED AT THE COURTHOUSE-BOARD OF ELECTIONS 8-5, M-F and at the AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION CENTER, 252 POPLAR GROVE RD, 10-5, M-F


Are We in Danger of Losing our Fourth of July?

June 26, 2010

Click here to read the latest article from our media committee.


Senator Richard Burr’s to the NCGOP State Convention

June 16, 2010

Click here to watch Senator Burr’s speech. It is excellent!


2010 Lincoln-Reagan Family Day

June 7, 2010

Come join us for the 2010 Lincoln-Reagan Family Day

The Watauga County Republican Party invites you to a fun family day on Saturday, June 12 from 3:00-6:30 PM at the National Guard Armory, Boone, rain or shine! Featuring food, fun, kids’ games, airwalk, and putting green. Also Bluegrass bands and Beach Music (with free shag lessons!) FREE ADMISSION. Food may be purchased. Barbecue, hot dogs and sides.


It’s Time for Fiscally Responsible County Government

June 2, 2010

Click here to read the latest article from our media committee.


From the chairman:

May 24, 2010

Memorial Day…Flag Day…Independence Day. One. Two. Three. Three Red-White-and-Blue holidays in a row. We can still celebrate that second and third one because of the first one in the list. As we gather to have picnics and games on this Memorial Day, let’s not forget the reason for the day. A “memorial” is something that causes us to remember. We won our freedom because of what was proclaimed on July 4, but have kept it because of what Memorial Day signifies. A precious price was paid. We are the land of the free because of the brave. Let us pause and remember that. Always.

One of Watauga’s jewels is Nettasue McKnight. She is an author, speaker, and gracious Southern lady. She has written eloquently of the holiday that is soon to be celebrated. Here are her thoughts.

“It was a Spring Sunday, 1942, in Augusta, Georgia, known as the Garden City of the South. Azaleas, camellias, gardenias, blooming in profusion perfumed the air and created a sense of normalcy, but nothing was normal.

Fort Gordon was training young Americans for war and shipping them out as fast as they passed the rudiments of warfare.

In the staid old First Baptist Church, known by art lovers for its Tiffany stained glass windows, the Pastor asked the congregation to remain seated long enough to witness the marriage of a young couple. Too young to marry, but old enough to know the grief of parting, they asked for the last few days of his leave together, and so they wed. He was killed in his first engagement. She experienced her first Memorial Day. The son she bore, now in his sixties, will celebrate the day in 2010 to honor the Father he never knew.

This story and others like it have filled the hearts of Americans and their descendents since WWI.

Memorial Day will celebrate rows of white crosses on foreign soil where Americans did what Americans do, gave their lives to secure the freedoms and rights of others. No other country has given so much.

As we approach this holiday, let us join together to honor what our Nation has done and commit to stop any cause or regime which will forbid the practice of our freedoms. Our generation is not called upon to bleed on Flanders Field or the beaches of Normandy, merely to stand up and be counted as Americans in the year 2010.”