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Salthouse Named "Citizen of the Year", Marshall Earns "Rotarian" Nod By David Rogers. July 7, 2014. BLOWING ROCK, NC -- Recognizing her years of service and dedication to Blowing Rock and the High Country, especially in the healthcare field, The Rotary Club of Blowing Rock announced Alice Salthouse the 2014 recipient of its "Citizen of the Year Award."
Thousands Crowd Blowing Rock's Main Street to Learn Elvis is a Gator! By David Rogers. July 5, 2014. BLOWING ROCK, NC -- With a holiday hurricane chasing lowlanders to higher ground and warm temperatures in the Piedmont pushing folks to cooler climes, the 2014 edition of the 4th of July Parade down Main Street on Saturday likely saw the largest crowd in Blowing Rock's long history.
Meador Named College of Fine and Applied Arts Chair Special Report to Blowing Rock News from University News Service. By Jane Nicholson. July 3, 2014. BOONE, NC — Clifton Meador has been named chair of the Department of Art in Appalachian State University’s College of Fine and Applied Arts.
Norris Named to Walker College of Business Post on Interim Basis Special Report to Blowing Rock News from University News Service. By Jane Nicholson. July 3, 2014. BOONE, NC — Dr. Heather Hulburt Norris has been named interim dean of the Walker College of Business at Appalachian State University. Norris began her duties July 1. 
AppState Prof Part of NSF Research Team in Biodiversity Special Report to Blowing Rock News from University News Service. By Jane Nicholson. July 2, 2014. BOONE, NC — Assistant Professor Michael Madritch from Appalachian State University’s Department of Biology is part of the National Science Foundation’s “Dimensions of Biodiversity” program. 
Blowing Rock's ZAP Featured in Runner's World By David Rogers. July 1, 2014. BLOWING ROCK, NC -- The accolades and attention just keep coming. The current issue of Runner's World magazine contains a feature article on High Country's premier business focused strictly on long distance running, Blowing Rock-based ZAP Fitness.
Watauga Wakes Up to New Day with AppState in Sun Belt Special Report to Blowing Rock News from AppState Sports. By Mike Flynn. July 1, 2014. BOONE, NC — Appalachian State University and the town of Boone celebrated Appalachian State’s first official day as a member of the Sun Belt Conference with a series of Sun Belt Day events on Tuesday.
Forget the Louboutins When Coming to Blowing Rock? By David Rogers. July 1, 2014. BLOWING ROCK, NC -- Evidently, red-soled, high-heeled pumps aren't all they're cracked up to be -- or maybe it is just that their owners like to dress down once in awhile. Haute Living magazine has named Blowing Rock #2 in "The 6 Best Locations For A Summer Home" -- globally.
SNAPSHOT: Blowing Rock Celebrate Furniture Gallery Grand Opening By David Rogers. July 1, 2014. BLOWING ROCK, NC -- The faces inside may be the same, but the name on the outside is different -- and Blowing Rock enthusiastically celebrated the iconic building's reopening as the Blowing Rock Furniture Gallery.
"We Have a Problem," Tata Tells Engaged Blowing Rock Crowd By David Rogers. June 29, 2014. BLOWING ROCK, NC -- From the front row to the back row, Blowing Rock and the High Country peppered North Carolina Secretary of Transportation Tony Tata with questions and concerns Tuesday night -- and the former U.S. Army brigadier general didn't shy away from answering them in Blowing Rock News' "Transportation Summit", part of the "Outside the Rock" editorial series begun last autumn.
Golden Shovels Move Mountains @ Blowing Rock's Chestnut Ridge By David Rogers. June 25, 2014. BLOWING ROCK, NC – Road graders, bulldozers and backhoes will have moved most of the dirt when Appalachian Regional Healthcare System's (ARHS) new post-acute care facility is complete, but the initial 14 golden shovels dipping crisply into the soft earth at the Chestnut Ridge site were symbolic in their ability to move mountains.
"Why Not Basketball?" Fox Asks Blowing Rock Rotary By David Rogers. June 24, 2014. BLOWING ROCK, NC – “Why not basketball?” new Appalachian State men’s basketball head coach Jim Fox asked an estimated 65 Blowing Rock Rotary members and guests on Monday.
SNAPSHOT: Blue Ridge Mountain Club Cuts Ribbon on New "Trailhead" By David Rogers. June 21, 2014. BLOWING ROCK, NC -- By Friday, the paint was barely dry on the new "Trailhead Welcome Center" of Blue Ridge Mountain Club (BRMC), but the Blowing Rock-based real estate development had everything in place for its celebratory ribbon cutting at The Martin House, on Blowing Rock's Main Street.
Mountainleaf Development to Blossom with 112-Room Hotel in Blowing Rock? By David Rogers. June 20, 2014. BLOWING ROCK, NC -- There were only three items on the Blowing Rock Planning Board's agenda Thursday night at Town Hall, but that didn't stop it from becoming a marathon meeting. The board considered what one observer speculated would be a $30 million hotel/mixed use development on Main St. -- then tackled the sign and outdoor display ordinances, to a point.
Peacocks Honored with Alumni "Medallion" Special Report to Blowing Rock News from University News Service. By Jane Nicholson. June 20, 2014. BOONE, NC — Appalachian State University’s first couple, Chancellor Kenneth E. and Mrs. Rosanne Peacock, were honored recently by Appalachian’s Alumni Association for their 31 years of service to the university.
Firehouse Theatre Turns Up the Heat in Renovation Plans By David Rogers. June 20, 2014. BLOWING ROCK, NC -- Ambition arrived in Blowing Rock with a flourish on Tuesday at Town Hall.  Ensemble Stage's board of directors unveiled plans for the proposed renovation of the old Blowing Rock Fire & Rescue Station, converting it into the professional theatre company's permanent home, as well as a performance auditorium.
OPENING NIGHT in BLOWING ROCK: Tuna Does Vegas By David Rogers. June 19, 2014. BLOWING ROCK, NC -- Blowing Rock is in for a double barrelled treat on Saturday with Ensemble Stage's opening of "Tna Does Vegas," with seven performances at Blowing Rock School Auditorium from June 21-29.
If Not for Malaria in the Piedmont, Maybe No Blowing Rock for Holshousers By David Rogers. June 18, 2014. BLOWING ROCK, NC -- With a poignant, even eye-opening recounting of the Holshouser family's arrival and growth in Blowing Rock beginning as early as the mid-1800s, Judith Burns brought back a flood of memories about her late brother, Jerry Burns, whose life was celebrated at Edgewood Cottage on Wednesday by the Blowing Rock Historical Society.

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Salthouse Named "Citizen of the Year", Marshall Earns "Rotarian" Nod

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By David Rogers. July 7, 2014. BLOWING ROCK, NC -- Recognizing her years of service and dedication to Blowing Rock and the High Country, especially in the healthcare field, The Rotary Club of Blowing Rock announced Alice Salthouse the 2014 recipient of its "Citizen of the Year Award."

Read more: Salthouse Named "Citizen of the Year", Marshall Earns "Rotarian" Nod

 

Hotel Development, Comp Plan Update Focus of Blowing Rock Council Agenda

By David Rogers. July 6, 2014. BLOWING ROCK, NC -- Only two public hearing items appear on the July agenda for the Blowing Rock Board of Commissioners, but they are likely to consume considerable time, whether or not contentious.  The meeting is slated to start at 5:30 pm, at Town Hall.

Read more: Hotel Development, Comp Plan Update Focus of Blowing Rock Council Agenda

 

Thousands Crowd Blowing Rock's Main Street to Learn Elvis is a Gator!

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By David Rogers. July 5, 2014. BLOWING ROCK, NC -- With a holiday hurricane chasing lowlanders to higher ground and warm temperatures in the Piedmont pushing folks to cooler climes, the 2014 edition of the 4th of July Parade down Main Street on Saturday likely saw the largest crowd in Blowing Rock's long history.

Read more: Thousands Crowd Blowing Rock's Main Street to Learn Elvis is a Gator!

 

Arthur Hits Pamlico Sound, Ocracoke, Heading North

By David Rogers. July 4, 2014. BLOWING ROCK, NC -- There may be a few more Independence Day visitors than usual in Blowing Rock this year, thanks to Hurricane Arthur moving across Pamlico Sound. According to National Weather Service reports, the most severe impacts Thursday night were expected at Ocracoke and most of the Outer Banks.

Read more: Arthur Hits Pamlico Sound, Ocracoke, Heading North

 

Meador Named College of Fine and Applied Arts Chair

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Special Report to Blowing Rock News from University News Service. By Jane Nicholson. July 3, 2014. BOONE, NC — Clifton Meador has been named chair of the Department of Art in Appalachian State University’s College of Fine and Applied Arts.

Read more: Meador Named College of Fine and Applied Arts Chair

 

Norris Named to Walker College of Business Post on Interim Basis

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Special Report to Blowing Rock News from University News Service. By Jane Nicholson. July 3, 2014. BOONE, NC — Dr. Heather Hulburt Norris has been named interim dean of the Walker College of Business at Appalachian State University. Norris began her duties July 1. 

Read more: Norris Named to Walker College of Business Post on Interim Basis

 

All Wet: Escaped Inmate Apprehended in Price Lake

By David Rogers. July 3, 2014. BOONE, NC -- Local and regional law enforcement authorities are two-for-two this week when it comes to apprehending escaped prisoners.

Read more: All Wet: Escaped Inmate Apprehended in Price Lake

 

AppState Prof Part of NSF Research Team in Biodiversity

Read more...Special Report to Blowing Rock News from University News Service. By Jane Nicholson. July 2, 2014. BOONE, NC — Assistant Professor Michael Madritch from Appalachian State University’s Department of Biology is part of the National Science Foundation’s “Dimensions of Biodiversity” program. 

Read more: AppState Prof Part of NSF Research Team in Biodiversity

 

Widening of 321 Suspended Through July 4th Weekend

Special Report to Blowing Rock News from North Carolina Department of Transportation. July 2, 2014. BLOWING ROCK, NC – To improve traffic flow this holiday weekend, the N.C. Department of Transportation is limiting construction operations along the U.S. 321 widening project in Blowing Rock.

Read more: Widening of 321 Suspended Through July 4th Weekend

 

Valle Crucis Church Offers "Hidden Gems" in July 17-19 Rummage Sale

Special Report to Blowing Rock News from Holy Cross Episcopal Church. By Catherine Moore. July 2, 2014. VALLE CRUCIS, NC -- With a little time and effort, residents can track down some real treasures during the rummage sale at Holy Cross Episcopal Church, located on Highway 194 in Valle Crucis. The sale begins on Thursday, July 17, and runs until Saturday, July 19. 

Read more: Valle Crucis Church Offers "Hidden Gems" in July 17-19 Rummage Sale

 

Three-Star Frosh WR Added to Mountaineer Grid Roster

Special Report to Blowing Rock News from AppState Sports. By Mike Flynn. July 2, 2014. BOONE, NC — Jaylan Barbour, a true freshman ranked among the nation’s top 100 wide receivers in the high-school class of 2014, has enrolled at Appalachian State University and joined the Mountaineers’ football program.

Read more: Three-Star Frosh WR Added to Mountaineer Grid Roster

   

Blowing Rock's ZAP Featured in Runner's World

By David Rogers. July 1, 2014. Read more...BLOWING ROCK, NC -- The accolades and attention just keep coming. The current issue of Runner's World magazine contains a feature article on High Country's premier business focused strictly on long distance running, Blowing Rock-based ZAP Fitness.

Read more: Blowing Rock's ZAP Featured in Runner's World

   

Watauga Wakes Up to New Day with AppState in Sun Belt

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Special Report to Blowing Rock News from AppState Sports. By Mike Flynn. July 1, 2014. BOONE, NC — Appalachian State University and the town of Boone celebrated Appalachian State’s first official day as a member of the Sun Belt Conference with a series of Sun Belt Day events on Tuesday.

Read more: Watauga Wakes Up to New Day with AppState in Sun Belt

   

Forget the Louboutins When Coming to Blowing Rock?

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By David Rogers. July 1, 2014. BLOWING ROCK, NC -- Evidently, red-soled, high-heeled pumps aren't all they're cracked up to be -- or maybe it is just that their owners like to dress down once in awhile. Haute Living magazine has named Blowing Rock #2 in "The 6 Best Locations For A Summer Home" -- globally.

Read more: Forget the Louboutins When Coming to Blowing Rock?

   

SNAPSHOT: Blowing Rock Celebrate Furniture Gallery Grand Opening

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By David Rogers. July 1, 2014. BLOWING ROCK, NC -- The faces inside may be the same, but the name on the outside is different -- and Blowing Rock enthusiastically celebrated the iconic building's reopening as the Blowing Rock Furniture Gallery.

Read more: SNAPSHOT: Blowing Rock Celebrate Furniture Gallery Grand Opening

   

"We Have a Problem," Tata Tells Engaged Blowing Rock Crowd

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By David Rogers. June 29, 2014. BLOWING ROCK, NC -- From the front row to the back row, Blowing Rock and the High Country peppered North Carolina Secretary of Transportation Tony Tata with questions and concerns Tuesday night -- and the former U.S. Army brigadier general didn't shy away from answering them in Blowing Rock News' "Transportation Summit", part of the "Outside the Rock" editorial series begun last autumn.

Read more: "We Have a Problem," Tata Tells Engaged Blowing Rock Crowd

   

Five Tabbed for AppState Athletics Hall of Fame

Special Report to Blowing Rock News from AppState Sports. By Ryan Bower. June 29, 2014. BOONE, NC Five former Appalachian State University student-athletes have been selected for induction into the Appalachian State Athletics Hall of Fame, Appalachian State’s Former Athletes Association announced on Saturday.

Read more: Five Tabbed for AppState Athletics Hall of Fame

   

Golden Shovels Move Mountains @ Blowing Rock's Chestnut Ridge

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By David Rogers. June 25, 2014. BLOWING ROCK, NC – Road graders, bulldozers and backhoes will have moved most of the dirt when Appalachian Regional Healthcare System's (ARHS) new post-acute care facility is complete, but the initial 14 golden shovels dipping crisply into the soft earth at the Chestnut Ridge site were symbolic in their ability to move mountains.

Read more: Golden Shovels Move Mountains @ Blowing Rock's Chestnut Ridge

   

Artists in Residence Alumni in Edgewood Cottage

Special Report to Blowing Rock News from Blowing Rock Historical Society. June 25, 2014. BLOWING ROCK -- The Fifth Annual Artists in Residence Series opens Thursday, June 26 with a reprise of the work of the 2013 Artists in Residence. Running until Tuesday, July 1 at Edgewood Cottage in Blowing Rock, this joint exhibit kicks off the fifth season. 

Read more: Artists in Residence Alumni in Edgewood Cottage

   

"Why Not Basketball?" Fox Asks Blowing Rock Rotary

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By David Rogers. June 24, 2014. BLOWING ROCK, NC – “Why not basketball?” new Appalachian State men’s basketball head coach Jim Fox asked an estimated 65 Blowing Rock Rotary members and guests on Monday.

Read more: "Why Not Basketball?" Fox Asks Blowing Rock Rotary

   

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