Community News and Events for Blowing Rock and Watauga County, NC
By David Rogers. March 9, 2014. BOONE, NC -- Dorothy "The Wizard of Oz" isn't the only one saying, "There's no place like home. There's no place like home." First baseman Alex Leach pounded a two-strike, two-out double off the right centerfield fence on Sunday, good for 2 RBIs and extending a five-run third inning as Appalachian State completed a three-game weekend sweep vs. UNC-Asheville, 7-5.
By David Rogers. March 8, 2014. BOONE, NC -- As fast as AppState's bats cooled off after the first inning on Wednesday in Winston-Salem vs. Campbell, they caught fire early in both ends of a Saturday doubleheader vs. UNC-Asheville, then exploded to a fast boil in both games as the Mountaineers fashioned a 9-2 and 7-2 sweep of the Bulldogs.
By David Rogers. March 8, 2014. ASHEVILLE, NC -- A 3-pointer by Maryah Sydnor with 5:36 remaining capped a 12-3 run by Appalachian State women's basketball to overcome and 8-point deficit and give the Mountaineers a one-point lead over Elon in the quarterfinals of the SoCon Basketball Championships, but Sydnor's 3-point attempt with 3 seconds remaining fell short and the 5th seeded Phoenix walked away with a hard-earned, 59-56 win on Saturday at Kimmel Arena.
Special Report to Blowing Rock News from Blue Ridge Electric. By Renee Whitener. March 7, 2014. LENOIR, NC – Linemen with Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation are almost finished with power restoration to the final 12 members affected by this morning's heavy, wet snow that pulled tree limbs onto power lines.
By David Rogers. March 7, 2014. ASHEVILLE, NC – Samford forward Tim Williams posted a game-high double-double with 21 points and 11 rebounds, leading the Bulldogs to a convincing, 70-56 win over Appalachian State in the opening round of the SoCon Basketball Championships at U.S. Cellular Arena.
By David Rogers. March 5, 2014. WINSTON-SALEM, NC -- Appalachian State capitalized on two Campbell University errors to score four runs in the first inning Wednesday night, but then the Mountaineer bats cooled off faster that the thermometer plunged at BB&T Ballpark. The Camels chipped away for the first 7 innings, then exploded for a 5-run 8th inning to win going away, 8-4, in front of 527 mostly Mountaineer fans.
Special Report to Blowing Rock News from Boone Police. March 3, 2014. BOONE, NC -- High Country Crime Stoppers and the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office seek the public’s assistance in solving the following crime:
By David Rogers. March 3, 2014. BOONE, NC -- Upon seeing a flock of seagulls in the Boone Mall parking lot on Sunday, Blowing Rock's Bill Barr is wondering if there is a message about global warming -- or does this foreshadow a massive East Coast earthquake that leaves folks in Deep Gap with beach front property?
By David Rogers. February 28, 2014. BOONE, NC -- Given the accusations that Isabel Allende's novel, House of Spirits, is pornographic and unsuitable for 10th grade honors English curriculum, the blinking red light on the television camera seemed eerily appropriate Thursday evening at the special meeting of the Watauga County Board of Education (BOE) at the Watauga County Courthouse.
Special Report to Blowing Rock News from AppState Sports. By Kelsey Campbell. March 1, 2014. CULLOWHEE, NC - Appalachian State University women's basketball finished out the regular season with a win on Saturday, as they took the game against Western Carolina 63-56.
Special Report to Blowing Rock News from AppState Sports. By Mike Flynn. March 1, 2014. BOONE, NC — Appalachian State University’s first NCAA Division I FBS football schedule was finalized on Saturday when the Sun Belt Conference announced its 2014 slate.
Special Report to Blowing Rock News from AppState Sports. By Mike Flynn. February 28, 2014. BOONE, NC — Appalachian State University football officially began on-field preparations for its first NCAA Division I FBS campaign on Friday when it opened spring practice at Kidd Brewer Stadium.
Special Report to Blowing Rock News from AppState Sports. By James Ashley. February 28, 2014. CARY, NC -- The Appalachian State University baseball team saw great performances by pitchers but could not gain more than one run losing the first game of the Notre Dame Irish Classic 2-1 to Youngstown State Friday afternoon at the USA Baseball National Training Complex.
Special Report to Blowing Rock News from the Carolina Panthers. February 28, 2014. CHARLOTTE, NC -- The Carolina Panthers announced Friday that the team has applied the franchise tag to defensive end Greg Hardy. Hardy, entering his fifth NFL season, led the Panthers in sacks last season with 15.
By David Rogers. February 27, 2014. BOONE, NC -- It would have been a courageous decision, either way, and the balloting reflected it. By a 3-2 vote, the Watauga Board of Education voted to protect Watauga High School English teacher Mary Kent Whitaker's right to include Isabel Allende's "House of Spirits" on the required reading list for 10th grade honors English. The vote came after two hours in front of almost 200 people filling Courtroom #1 at Watauga County Courthouse. MORE TO COME...
By David Rogers. February 26, 2014. BLOWING ROCK, NC -- The pictures may be a bit faded and fuzzy, but there are some familiar faces in these photos contributed by Lynn Lawrence of the 1989 Blowing Rock Centennial celebration.
By David Rogers. February 26, 2014. BLOWING ROCK, NC -- It's a pretty common site at the North Main St. and Valley Blvd. intersection near Chetola and Shoppes on the Parkway these days. STOP -- for alternating traffic north and south on U.S. 321 (Valley Blvd.), as well a for traffic entering and leaving Blowing Rock on North Main St. Folks doing business in town (including impatient newspaper editors) need to allow a few more minutes' travel time!
By David Rogers. February 26, 2014. BLOWING ROCK, NC -- Theatre, music, and greenways were the focus of the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Committee (EDC) discussion, receiving special presentations amid a full agenda Wednesday afternoon at the Chamber offices in Blowing Rock.
Special Report to Blowing Rock News from Watauga County Schools. By Marshall Ashcraft. February 26, 2014. BOONE, NC -- The Watauga County Board of Education meeting regarding the use of The House of the Spirits will be held in courtroom one of the Watauga County Courthouse at 842 West King Street instead of at the Board of Education/Margaret Gragg Education Center as originally planned.
Special Report to Blowing Rock News from the Town of Blowing Rock. February 26, 2014. BLOWING ROCK, NC -- Blowing Rock is known as a great place to visit, live and work and Town employees are striving to make it even better by focusing on customer service.
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Watauga HS Hosts NCTC Play Festival, Nov. 8-9
Special Report to Blowing Rock News from Watauga County Schools. By Marshall Ashcraft. October 29, 2013. BOONE, NC -- Watauga High School will host the regional competition of the North Carolina Theatre Conference (NCTC) High School Play Festival on November 8-9.