Community News and Events for Blowing Rock and Watauga County, NC
Special Report to Blowing Rock News from Watauga County Sheriff's Office. June 18, 2014. VILAS, NC -- On June 2, 2014, Narcotics Detectives from the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office seized Methamphetamine precursors just feet from the property of 225 Linda Lane, Vilas, NC 28692. A further search of the property revealed additional precursors located on the property of 225 Linda Lane.
Special Report to Blowing Rock News from Boone Police. June 18, 2014. BOONE, NC -– On June 11, 2014, Boone Police arrested Kristy Lynn Sparks, 20 years-of-age, Boone, NC, and Sean Jamason Arnold, 40 years-of-age, Elizabethton, TN.
Special Report to Blowing Rock News from Boone Police. June 18, 2014. BOONE, NC – On Sunday, June 15, 2014, Boone Police arrested Leopoldo Ronquillo Mendoza, 29 years-of-age, of Smithfield, NC, on outstanding warrants after a vehicle he was a passenger in was stopped for a traffic violation.
Special Report to Blowing Rock News from AppState Sports. By Ryan Bower. June 18, 2014. BOONE, NC – Appalachian State University men’s basketball’s Tommy Spagnolo (West Jefferson, N.C./Ashe County) has been granted a one-year extension by the NCAA and will be eligible to play for the Mountaineers during the 2014-15 campaign.
By David Rogers. June 18, 2014. BLOWING ROCK, NC -- Senator Kay Hagan's office announced on Tuesday that the Town of Blowing Rock is to receive a $426,945 grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration (EDA), to construct water and wastewater infrastructure for Chestnut Ridge, Appalachian Regional Healthcare System's (ARHS) new post-acute care facility breaking ground next week in Blowing Rock.
By David Rogers. June 17, 2014. BLOWING ROCK, NC -- What happens if all the workers on the U.S. 321 widening project through Blowing Rock (and many other projects) were to walk off the job in the middle of the construction? It could happen. Will it be safe to drive at night whan all the yellow and white lines have faded and there is no money to repaint them? It could happen.
By David Rogers. June 16, 2014. BLOWING ROCK, NC -- When a baseball guy enjoys a "career year" in 1962 but still finishes runner-up in Major League Baseball's MVP voting (2nd to Mickey Mantle), and is named MVP of the 1960 World Series even though his team lost, you just have to know that he has a few stories to tell.
Special Report to Blowing Rock News from AppState Sports. June 16, 2014. BOONE, NC — Appalachian State University baseball’s Bradley Morton (Winston-Salem, N.C./Mount Tabor) has been named the Coastal Plain League Hitter of the Week, the CPL office announced on Monday.
By David Rogers. June 16, 2014. BLOWING ROCK, NC -- At least in modern times, few people had as big an impact on Blowing Rock -- the town and the community -- as the late Jerry Burns. In a 2012 resolution, Town Commissioners officially named June 18th (Mr. Burns' birthday) as "Jerry Burns Day." Now the Blowing Rock Historical Society celebrates its every year with a special ceremony.
Special Report to Blowing Rock News. June 16, 2014. BLOWING ROCK, NC -- The choir of St. Mary of the Hills Episcopal Church will present choral evensong this Sunday afternoon, June 22nd, at 3:30 p.m. in the nave of the church.
Special Report to Blowing Rock News from Blue Ridge Electric. By Renee Whitener. June 13, 2014. LENOIR, NC -- Director elections were announced at the annual meeting of Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation held Thursday evening, June 13, at the corporate office in Lenoir.
Special Report to Blowing Rock News from Boone Police. June 13, 2014. BOONE, NC – Four men have been arrested and charged by Boone Police with Misdemeanor Solicitation of Prostitution. These arrests came as a result of a sting operation targeting the commercial sex trade utilizing local hotels.
Special Report to Blowing Rock News by from the NCDOT. June 13, 2014. SHELBY, NC – On Monday, June 16, the N.C. Department of Transportation will begin replacing a bridge on Beaver Dam Road over Little Beaver Dam Creek in Watauga County. During construction, a portion of Beaver Dam Road will be closed and a detour will be in place.
By David Rogers. June 13, 2014. BLOWING ROCK, NC -- An old adage suggests that opinions are like noses: everybody has one. So when more than a dozen denizens of Blowing Rock got together on Thursday to talk with NCDOT and Maymead Construction about retaining walls along different sections of the U.S. 321 widening project when completed, you might reasonably expect more than a dozen viewpoints.
By David Rogers. June 12, 2014. BLOWING ROCK, NC -- There was nothing tacky about the luncheon held Saturday at Buzzy and Suzanne Miller's house to honor the 2014 Blowing Rock Fashion Show Honorary Chairwoman -- except the name of the honoree, Eleanor "Tacky" Vosburgh.
By D.X.D. Hall. June 12, 2014. BLOWING ROCK, NC -- Unsuspecting visitors to "Art in the Park" will get a noontime patriotic, "flash mob" type of surprise on Saturday in Blowing Rock, thanks to a star-spangled "Flag Day" collaboration of Handelbarr Consulting, Blowing Rock News, the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce, the Blowing Rock Historical Society, and Blowing Rock Art & History Museum.
Special Report to Blowing Rock News from Watauga County Sheriff's Office. June 12, 2014. BOONE, NC -- On June 9, 2014, a search warrant was executed by Narcotics Detectives and Patrol Deputies from the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office on the residence of 232 Bluebird Lane, Boone, NC 28607.
By David Rogers. June 12, 2014. BLOWING ROCK, NC -- A 2.5 magnitude earthquake with an epicenter approximately 2 miles northeast of Blowing Rock hit at 1:28 pm on Thursday, a spokesman for the U.S. Geological Survey confirmed to Blowing Rock News by phone late in the afternoon.
Special Report to Blowing Rock News from the Carolina Panthers. June 11, 2014. CHARLOTTE, NC -- The Carolina Panthers Road Show is rolling into Greensboro, bringing the excitement and atmosphere of a Panthers gameday to Center City Park, June 13, 2013 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Special Report to Blowing Rock News from AppState Sports. By Mike Flynn. June 11, 2014. BOONE, NC — Appalachian State University and the Town of Boone have teamed up to host several events in celebration of Appalachian State officially joining the Sun Belt Conference on Tuesday, July 1.
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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 church's 2014 Vacation Bible School. Theme: "Workshop of Wonders" (Acronym: "WOW").