An Evening with Bernard Goldberg

July 26, 2010

The Watauga County Republican Party is pleased to present “An Evening with Bernard Goldberg” on Friday, August 13, at the Broyhill Inn and Conference Center in Boone.

“Bernie” is a best-selling author of books such as “Bias,” and “A Slobbering Love Affair,” both revealing the bias in much of today’s media. He has won Emmy’s for his work as a reporter for both CBS and HBO. He has become a familiar face to us as an analyst for Fox News and as a weekly guest on “The O’Reilly Factor.”

There will be a book signing and silent auction at 5:00 PM(bring your favorite Goldberg book). Seating for dinner will begin at 6:15 PM. The event is $100 per person. Seating is limited, so contact me if you would like to attend! You will not want to miss this very special event.

Contact Tommy Adams @ 828.719.0738 or

Jeff Elmore to run for NC Senate

January 18, 2010

North Wilkesboro Commissioner Jeff Elmore has annouced his intent to run for the NC Senate seat currently occupied by Sen. Steve Goss (D-Watauga).  The seat was formerally held by John Garwood another Wilkes County native, and also a former Commissioner.  Elmore joins Dan Soucek who annouced back in 2009 his intent to run for the seat.  Soucek ran unsuccessfully for NC House against Cullie Tarelton in 2008. 

On another note, Jonathan Jordan (R-Ashe) appears to be unopposed in his run for NC House against incumbent Cullie Tarleton (D-Watauga).

9/12 March on Washington DC

September 3, 2009

The Watauga County Republicans are helping to organize a bus trip for the 9/12 March on Washington, DC. The bus will leave at noon Friday and will be back to Boone Saturday night. If anyone is interested contact Pam Blume at 828.266.1924. There are only 40 spots, and they will fill fast.

Principles Matter.

June 23, 2009

By Aaron Whitener
Watauga Chairman

Reality is that the Republican Party in Watauga County and across the United States has suffered some set backs in recent elections. Some in our party lost their way and have paid the price at the ballot box. Others were victims of the tsunami caused by the Obama campaign. These set backs have led some in our party to question the direction of the party.

This weekend I attended the North Carolina Republican Convention in Raleigh along with 12 other delegates from Watauga County. The race to become NCGOP Chairman had become a heated one and the convention center was packed with passionate Republicans from across the state. While I do not like to see negative campaigns within the party, it was exciting to see the enthusiasm with those in attendance.

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Goss & Tarleton tell you what to do…and where to do it.

March 3, 2009

Listen to Me!

Senator Steve Goss and Representative Cullie Tarleton know (or think they do) what’s best for you.  The two legislators have decided to tell Small Business Owners that they can’t smoke in their establishments.  Regardless of personal freedom, these two continue to destory the rights of small business owners.  Email these guys and tell them now is not the time to keep hurting small business. &

State smoking ban up for a vote By Scott Nicholson  

A ban on public smoking inNorth Carolina is headed for a possible General Assembly vote, with Watauga County legislators lining up as sponsors for the bill.

Rep. Cullie Tarleton (D-93) one of 26 House of Representatives co-sponsors and Sen. Steve Goss (D-45) one of 14 Senate sponsors for the bill, which was debated by the House Committee on Health Thursday without a vote.

Watauga Meets

February 24, 2009

The Watauga County Republican Party will have one last meeting on Thursday February 26, 2009 at the Daniel Boone Inn, in Boone. The meeting will begin at 6:30pm. They will be discussing the Plan of Organization, Platform, and other Convention details.

Watauga : Christmas Party

December 1, 2008

            Republican Party Christmas Dinner–Daniel Boone Inn–
Thursday December 11th at 6:30 PM

             Adult $13.66, child- 8-11, $8.67, child- 4-7 $6.18.  
These costs include tax and gratuity.

            Please call  Alice Waters at 264-5607 by December 8th for 

           Please  leave a message with name, phone number, and 
number attending the dinner.

           Thank you,   Alice