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Recycling Blowing Rock History

Read more...By David Rogers. March 8, 2012. BLOWING ROCK -- What became U.S. 321 has wound its way up the mountain from Lenoir and through Blowing Rock for many generations of High Country residents and visitors. Most of the modifications to the path of the highway were relatively minor -- until the recently launched widening project that is currently displacing a multitude of buildings, boulders, plants and shrubbery, and just plain dirt.  Where does all the material go?

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LOL: Getting By the Police Roadblock

December 12, 2013. BLOWING ROCK, NC -- This little story was sent to us by a friend in Charotte, but given the "paper trail", we have reason to believe it originated in the High Country. Because of the holiday message, it is best shared.

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Crothers Named Tennis Director @ Blowing Rock's Hound Ears Club

Special Report to Blowing Rock News from Hound Ears Club. By Jason Reagan. March 12, 2014. BOONE, NC -- Hound Ears Club has named award-winning tennis coach Colin Crothers as the new Director of Tennis effective April 24.

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Keep "Common Core" Education Standards, Says Fonseca

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: June 5, 2014. BOONE, NC -- Dr. David Fonseca, Interim Superintendent of Watauga County Schools, issued a statement today as a letter to Blowing Rock News regarding a recently introduced bill in the North Carolina Assembly to repeal the Common Core standards in the state's public schools, after it was passed by the North Carolina House of Representatives.

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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.

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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.

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PUBLIC NOTICE: Special Meeting of Commissioners on Monday re: Bond Financing

PUBLIC NOTICE. July 11, 2014. BLOWING ROCK, NC -- The Town of Blowing Rock Board of Commissioners will hold a special meeting on Monday, July 14, 2014 beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers at Town Hall located at 1036 Main Street, Blowing Rock, NC. 

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Boone Man, 52, Found Dead in Home

Special Report to Blowing Rock News from Boone Police. By Sergeant Shane Robbins. July 15, 2014. BOONE, NC -- On July 14, 2014, just before 7:00 AM, Boone Police responded to an unattended death at 272 Meadow Hill Drive in Boone. Al Sullivan Kapp, 52 years-of-age, was the decedent. The investigation into Mr. Kapp’s death is on-going. At this time, it appears Mr. Kapp died of natural causes.

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Shanklin Featured at GOP Summer Gala in Blowing Rock

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By David Rogers. July 17, 2014. BLOWING ROCK, NC -- Frequent Rush Limbaugh guest, comedian and parodist Paul Shanklin ("the man of many voices") will be the featured entertainment of the annual Watauga GOP Summer Gala, Friday, August 1, 2014, at Blowing Rock's Meadowbrook Inn.

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Future Engineers Get Boost Through AppState Camps

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Special Report to Blowing Rock News from University News Service. By Jane Nicholson. July 17, 2014. HICKORY, NC — More than 200 public school students are exploring engineering fields through the annual Future Engineers’ Camps held this summer at the North Carolina Center for Engineering Technologies (NCCET) in Catawba County.

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SNAPSHOT: Blowing Rock Rotary Cheats Vampires - Again!


Read more...By David Rogers. July 19, 2014. BLOWING ROCK, NC -- The numbers are in: Blowing Rock Rotary collected 44 pints of blood last week, meeting the American Red Cross goal set for Rotary's blood drive, which it stages at least three and sometimes four times per year.

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ON THE RUN: Base-Building in Blowing Rock

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By David Rogers. July 23, 2014. BLOWING ROCK, NC -- Like the Energizer bunny, they keep going and going and going. Such is the fate of the long distance, cross country runner -- and Blowing Rock hosts an increasing number of aspiring cross country champions evey year.

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Yankee Great Richardson Grand Slams Blowing Rock

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By David Rogers. July 24, 2014. BLOWING ROCK, NC – A 2007 study by Science Daily magazine reports that the average Major League Baseball player’s career is just 5.6 years.  Of the stars that make it big, most are far over the hill when the time comes for them to hang up their gloves and cleats.  Yankee Hall of Fame second baseman Bobby Richardson defied the odds on both sides of the "norm."

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Out of the Shadows at Blowing Rock's Shadowlawn

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By David Rogers. July 27, 2014. BLOWING ROCK, NC – After launching the Chestnut Ridge capital campaign on June 24th with the groundbreaking of Blowing Rock’s new post-acute care facility, Appalachian Regional Healthcare System kicked things into high gear Saturday evening with its SOLD OUT "Patron’s Party" at Shadowlawn, the historic home of Ron and Paula Withrow, in the Mayview neighborhood.

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SOLD? Boone's University Nissan May Have New Owner

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By David Rogers. July 29, 2014. BOONE, NC -- University Nissan of Boone, owned by Chris and Jane Welborne since 2007 according to Web-based business records, has reportedly been sold to the Everett automotive group based in Hickory, NC, Blowing Rock News learned on Monday.  Reached at his Hickory office, Dave Everett, speaking on behalf of the Everett dealership, declined to comment at this time.

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ROUND 2: Horse Show Gets Under Way on Wednesday

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By David Rogers. July 29, 2014. BLOWING ROCK, NC -- With 33% of entries hailing from North Carolina, 13% from Florida, 13% from South Carolina, 10% from Tennessee, and 9% each from Georgia and Virginia, the Southeast U.S. will be well represented in the second week of the 91st Annual Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show, opening Wednesday at the Blowing Rock Equestrain Preserve and Tate Showgrounds.

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Pre-K Education Partnership Launched at Parkway

Special Report to Blowing Rock News from Watauga County Schools. By Marshall Ashcraft. July 30, 2014. BOONE, NC -- Parkway School will be the site of a new pre-kindergarten classroom provided through a collaboration of the Lucy Brock Child Development Laboratory Program (LBCDLP) of Appalachian State University, the Children’s Council of Watauga County, and the Watauga County Schools.

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Greenway BBQ Aids Premature Baby's Family

Read more...By Sydney Hess. November 15, 2010. BOONE -- If baby Lucas Wilson, the newest member of Watauga Co., had a Facebook profile he would already have all of the High Country as friends.

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CONSUMER ALERT: "Energy Efficiency" Scam

Staff Report. January 17, 2011. BOONE -- Local law enforcement agencies would like to warn residents about a suspected fraud scheme.

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LAUGHING OUT LOUD: Racism, Hot Dogs and Football

June 9, 2013. BLOWING ROCK, NC (and other parts of the galaxy) -- Monday night talk show hosts yukked it up good at the expense of the NFL, Paula Deen, the Lone Ranger and Tonto, and America, in general. Here are some samplings:

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SOLD? Boone's University Nissan May Have New Owner

By David Rogers. July 29, 2014. BOONE, NC -- University Nissan of Boone, owned by Chris and Jane Welborne since 2007 according to Web-based business records, has reportedly been sold to the Everett...

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Out of the Shadows at Blowing Rock's Shadowlawn

By David Rogers. July 27, 2014. BLOWING ROCK, NC – After launching the Chestnut Ridge capital campaign on June 24th with the groundbreaking of Blowing Rock’s new post-acute care facility,...

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Yankee Great Richardson Grand Slams Blowing Rock

By David Rogers. July 24, 2014. BLOWING ROCK, NC – A 2007 study by Science Daily magazine reports that the average Major League Baseball player’s career is just 5.6 years.  Of...

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Gettin' Ready: Horse Show Greets Early Arrivals

By David Rogers. July 20, 2014. BLOWING ROCK, NC -- Abuzz with activity, the Blowing Rock Equestrian Preserve's show grounds are just two days away from hosting the Hunter-Jumper competition...

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ON THE RUN: Base-Building in Blowing Rock

By David Rogers. July 23, 2014. BLOWING ROCK, NC -- Like the Energizer bunny, they keep going and going and going. Such is the fate of the long distance, cross country runner -- and Blowing Rock...

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Blowing Rock's Rumple Kicks Off VBS with a Bang and Many Smiles

By David Rogers. July 21, 2014. BLOWING ROCK, NC -- Some three dozen kids and their parents stormed Rumple Memorial Presbyterian Church on Sunday -- after hours -- in a fun-filled kickoff to the...

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    By David Rogers. July 27, 2014. BLOWING ROCK, NC – After launching the Chestnut Ridge capital campaign on June 24th with the groundbreaking of Blowing Rock’s new post-acute care facility, Appalachian Regional Healthcare System kicked things into high gear Saturday evening with its SOLD OUT "Patron’s Party" at Shadowlawn, the historic home of Ron and Paula Withrow, in the Mayview neighborhood.

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