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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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BLOWING ROCK WEATHER: Snowfall Coming, But How Much in Blowing Rock?

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By David Rogers. February 11, 2014. BLOWING ROCK, NC -- Blowing Rock residents, business owners and visitors will experience a winter wonderland to match the bright new white lights on Main Street over the next couple of days.  According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), we should see snow accumulations ranging from 3 to 7 inches.

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Blowing Rock Town Decisions Confusing?

LETTER TO THE EDITOR. February 13, 2014. BLOWING ROCK, NC -- Don Hubble, the retired former President and Chief Operating Officer of a Fortune 500 company, is now a full-time resident of Blowing Rock serving on the Board of the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce and its Economic Development Committee. In this letter to Blowing Rock New, he offers thoughtful commentary, insight and perspective on current issues facing Blowing Rock.

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Grandfather Mountain Hiring Seasonal Employees, April-November

Special Report to Blowing Rock News from Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation. By Kellen Short. February 22, 2014. LINVILLE, NC -- Grandfather Mountain is now hiring for numerous seasonal positions, including specialized positions for animal habitat employees, naturalists and interpretive rangers.

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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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Blowing Rock Celebrates 125th Birthday in Grand Style

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By David Rogers. March 12, 2014. BLOWING ROCK, NC -- With Blowing Rock's first mayor looking over each speaker's shoulder, the Blowing Rock Historical Society, in conjunction with the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum, hosted a big Town party on Monday, attracting an estimated 85 residents, business owners and Town employees.

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Blowing Rock PTO Raffle Raises Profile at Town Tavern

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By David Rogers. April 11, 2014. BLOWING ROCK, NC -- Cameras came out of the woodwork -- and smiles aplenty, too -- as Kent Graham "tooled up" in front of Blowing Rock's Town Tavern Thursday evening, in what was identified as a '31 Ford Model T Roadster being raffled off in benefit of the Blowing Rock School Playground Renovation Project.

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PUBLIC NOTICE: BRAAC Events, Activities, and Programs

PUBLIC NOTICE. April 15, 2014. BLOWING ROCK, NC -- The Town of Blowing Rock released three informational documents this morning, bringing events and activities of the Blowing Rock Appearance Advisory Commission to the attention of residents and business owners

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Watauga Commissioners Honor Hound Ears Club's Half Century

Special Report. April 17, 2014. BLOWING ROCK, NC -- Celebrating 50 years in operation and with strong ties to Blowing Rock, Hound Ears Club was honored Tuesday, April 15, 2014, in a proclamation passed by the Watauga County Board of Commissioners.

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10-Year Parkway Opportunity: Pisgah Inn Concession Contract Up for Renewal

Special Report from the Blue Ridge Parkway. April 18, 2014. ASHVILLE, NC -- The National Park Service (NPS) has issued a prospectus for a concessions business opportunity along the Blue Ridge Parkway.  The prospectus is for a 10-year concession contract to provide Lodging, Food and Beverage, and Retail at Pisgah Inn along the Blue Ridge Parkway.

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SLIDESHOWS: Blowing Rock's Rumple Kids Find Easter Adventure

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By David Rogers. April 18, 2014. BLOWING ROCK, NC -- Almost a dozen boys and girls from Rumple Church enjoyed an adventure on Sunday: an Easter Egg hunt around the campus, including the church grounds and the yards of the Rumple House and Youth Cottage.

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VIDEO REPORT: Blowing Rock's Buz Helms in a "Death Defying" Adventure Out West

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Special Report from Blowing Rock's Buz Helms. April 19, 2014. SOMEWHERE IN ARIZONA -- In a three-stage video report, former food broker, entrepreneur, and current member of Session for Rumple Memorial Presbyterian Church recorded his (mis)adventures for posterity and offers some sage philosophical perspective about life and living.

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OUTSIDE THE ROCK: NC Secretary of Transportation to Speak in Blowing Rock, June 24th

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SPECIAL REPORT. April 21, 2014. BLOWING ROCK, NC – The North Carolina Strategic Transportation Investments Law (House Bill 817) is the focus of the next Outside the Rock editorial series, Blowing Rock News announced on Monday.  A meeting on June 24, 2014, 4:00 pm, in the Community Room at the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum, Blowing Rock, is open to the public. Admission is free.

Read more: OUTSIDE THE ROCK: NC Secretary of Transportation to Speak in Blowing Rock, June 24th

   

No Need to Go Down Under: "Walkabout" in Blowing Rock on Saturday

By David Rogers. April 23, 2014. BLOWING ROCK, NC -- North Carolina Beer Month -- April -- reaches a zenith of sorts on Saturday in Blowing Rock as the town is host to a "Walkabout", offering visitors and residents alike an opportunity to try various North Carolina beers and ales while visiting parts of downtown they may or not be as familiar with -- and maybe even win a prize.

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Blowing Rock's "Whiz Kids" Earn High Honors at State Science Competition

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By David Rogers. April 23, 2014. BLOWING ROCK, NC -- From "it's real" to "it's cool" to "you're actually doing stuff",  three award-winning 6th grade students from Blowing Rock School sat down with their teacher and Blowing Rock School last week to reflect on why they like studying science.

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Senior Psych Major Wins Dorgan Oratory Competition at AppState

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By David Rogers. April 23, 2014. BOONE, NC -- With thought-provoking, often personal messages laid bare for the judges, there were no "losers" in Wednesday evening's 2nd Annual Dorgan Oratory Contest, but senior pscyhology major and Chapel Hill native Rebecca Burwell walked away with top honors and a $250 cash award for her original oration, "The Power of Intentional Conversation."

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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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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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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: It's A Wonderful Life We Have Here in Blowing Rock

LETTER TO THE EDITOR. December 2, 2013. BLOWING ROCK, NC -- Here's a note from the "first lady" of Blowing Rock in appreciation for the past weekend's special events and the upcoming opportunities to enrich the holiday experience for all of Blowing Rock and town visitors.

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Senior Psych Major Wins Dorgan Oratory Competition at AppState

By David Rogers. April 23, 2014. BOONE, NC -- With thought-provoking, often personal messages laid bare for the judges, there were no "losers" in Wednesday evening's 2nd Annual Dorgan...

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Blowing Rock's "Whiz Kids" Earn High Honors at State Science Competition

By David Rogers. April 23, 2014. BLOWING ROCK, NC -- From "it's real" to "it's cool" to "you're actually doing stuff",  three award-winning 6th grade...

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OUTSIDE THE ROCK: NC Secretary of Transportation to Speak in Blowing Rock, June 24th

SPECIAL REPORT. April 21, 2014. BLOWING ROCK, NC – The North Carolina Strategic Transportation Investments Law (House Bill 817) is the focus of the next Outside the Rock editorial series,...

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RIBBON CUTTING: Blowing Rock Raises Its Glass

By David Rogers. October 11, 2013. BLOWING ROCK, NC -- Well over 50 Blowing Rock area business owners and civic leaders found their way through and behind the Blowing Rock Ale House restaurant...

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SLIDESHOWS: Blowing Rock's Rumple Kids Find Easter Adventure

By David Rogers. April 18, 2014. BLOWING ROCK, NC -- Almost a dozen boys and girls from Rumple Church enjoyed an adventure on Sunday: an Easter Egg hunt around the campus, including the church...

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VIDEO REPORT: Blowing Rock's Buz Helms in a "Death Defying" Adventure Out West

Special Report from Blowing Rock's Buz Helms. April 19, 2014. SOMEWHERE IN ARIZONA -- In a three-stage video report, former food broker, entrepreneur, and current member of Session for Rumple...

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    By David Rogers. April 23, 2014. BOONE, NC -- With thought-provoking, often personal messages laid bare for the judges, there were no "losers" in Wednesday evening's 2nd Annual Dorgan Oratory Contest, but senior pscyhology major and Chapel Hill native Rebecca Burwell walked away with top honors and a $250 cash award for her original oration, "The Power of Intentional Conversation."

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