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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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School Bus Driver Training Slated for July 9-11

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Special Report to Blowing Rock News from Watauga County Schools. By Marshall Ashcraft. June 18, 2014. BOONE, NC -- School bus driver training will be offered at Watauga High School July 9-11. The classes are free and run from 8:30-3:30 each day.  

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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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'Soggy' Doesn't Dampen Spirits of Blowing Rock Art Lovers

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By David Rogers. July 19, 2014. BLOWING ROCK, NC -- It was a nice day for admirals, ducks and frogs -- but that didn't stop scores of intrepid art lovers from browsing through the various Art in the Park exhibition tents, with big smiles upon making new, never-before seen discoveries among the familiar creations of the event series regulars.

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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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SNAPSHOT: A Blowing Rock Christmas in July

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By David Rogers. July 19, 2014. BLOWING ROCK, NC -- If you didn't know better, you would have sworn it was "Black Friday", that much anticipated -- or, for some, dreaded -- day that marks the beginning of the holiday shopping season.

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Gettin' Ready: Horse Show Greets Early Arrivals

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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 of the 91st annual Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show.

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

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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 church's 2014 Vacation Bible School.  Theme: "Workshop of Wonders" (Acronym: "WOW").

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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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OBITUARY: Ed Vosburgh, Blowing Rock

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Edwin (ED) Baker Vosburgh, Jr. of Blowing Rock, NC passed away in his home on Sunday, December 30, 2013.

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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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Mountainleaf Tabled by Council, Hurdles & Public Outcry to Overcome

By David Rogers. July 10, 2014. BLOWING ROCK, NC -- Clearly between a rock and a hard place -- and with a lot of developer information and public outcry to digest -- the Blowing Rock Board of...

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ONE ON ONE: Watauga Youth Chorale Bringing the Hills Alive With Music

By David Rogers. July 15, 2014. BOONE, NC -- Like Julie Andrews' "Maria" character in "The Sound of Music," one the High Country's most accomplished choral directors...

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Come East Young Man: Bender Hired as AppState Director of Basketball Ops

Special Report to Blowing Rock News from AppState Sports. By Ryan Bower. July 14, 2014. BOONE, NC — Bryan Bender has been named as the new Director of Basketball Operations for Appalachian...

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MEAC Softball "Coach of Year" Named Next AppState Head Coach

Special Report to Blowing Rock News from AppState Sports. By Mike Flynn. July 11, 2014. BOONE, NC— Janice Savage, a nine-year coaching veteran that has served as head coach at Delaware State...

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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...

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