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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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SNAPSHOT: Model T Club's 'High Country Tour'

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By David Rogers. July 19, 2014. BLOWING ROCK, NC -- Some old-timers may have been having flashbacks to days gone by this past week, as more than 200 antique cars motored into the High Country.  They were part of the Model T Ford International club's 2014 "High Country Tour."

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International Bestseller, Mayes @ AppState July 24

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Special Report to Blowing Rock News from University News Service. By Jane Nicholson. July 17, 2014. BOONE, NC — Although many know Frances Mayes from the international bestselling memoir and subsequent film “Under the Tuscan Sun” set in Italy, Mayes is first a Southerner. 

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Highland Games Open at Grandfather Mountain

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By David Rogers. July 10, 2014. LINVILLE, NC -- One of the High Country's most popular events with a significant economic impact, Grandfather Mountain's Highlland Games opened on Thursday, continuing through Sunday. Make way for the MacDuffies, the MacLachlans, the William Wallaces, the Forbes, and the Kirkpatricks!

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Thousands Crowd Blowing Rock's Main Street to Learn Elvis is a Gator!

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By David Rogers. July 5, 2014. BLOWING ROCK, NC -- With a holiday hurricane chasing lowlanders to higher ground and warm temperatures in the Piedmont pushing folks to cooler climes, the 2014 edition of the 4th of July Parade down Main Street on Saturday likely saw the largest crowd in Blowing Rock's long history.

Read more: Thousands Crowd Blowing Rock's Main Street to Learn Elvis is a Gator!

   

Public Event Honoring Peacocks, June 27 @ Schaefer Center

Special Report to Blowing Rock News from University News Service. By Jane Nicholson. June 18, 2014. BOONE, NC — Community members are invited to attend a celebration honoring Chancellor and Mrs. Kenneth E. Peacock Friday, June 27, at 8 p.m. in the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts on campus.The event will honor the Peacocks for their 31 years of leadership and service to the university.

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"Jerry Burns Day" Set for Wednesday to Remember "Mr. Sunshine"

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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.

Read more: "Jerry Burns Day" Set for Wednesday to Remember "Mr. Sunshine"

   

It's a "Tacky" Day in Blowing Rock

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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.

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200 Years in Making: Blowing Rock "Flash Mob" in Star Spangled Celebration

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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.

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Pretty in Pink: Avery County Benefit Set for June 19th

Special Report to Blowing Rock News from Appalachian Regional Healthcare. By Gillian Baker. June 4, 2014. LINVILLE, NC -- The Pretty in Pink Fashion Show & Luncheon will be held this year at Camp Yonahnoka on Thursday, June 19, 2014. 

Read more: Pretty in Pink: Avery County Benefit Set for June 19th

 

Blowing Rock Remembers: 2014 Memorial Day Ceremony in Park

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By David Rogers. May 26, 2014. BLOWING ROCK, NC -- Memorial Day is one of those "difficult" holidays in Blowing Rock. On the one hand we celebrate the real start of summer and the beginning of tourist season (which drives the local economy).  On the other hand, it marks our country's greatest sacrifices -- the blood of our own citizens in the service of our country and its defense.

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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 "Plunge" Sets Record(s)

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By David Rogers. January 27, 2014. BLOWING ROCK, NC -- With a slab of ice thick enough to support what appeared to be an orange polar bear cavorting atop the surface of Chetola Lake and hundreds of Winterfest revelers lining the lake shore, the 2014 edition of the Winterfest "Polar Plunge" got off to a raucous, record-setting start Saturday morning at Chetola Mountain Resort in Blowing Rock.

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SLIDESHOWS: Hot Doggin' Fun in Blowing Rock

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By David Rogers. January 26, 2014. BLOWING ROCK, NC -- It wasn't Westminister, but Blowing Rock went to the dogs on Sunday -- thanks to the 2014 edition of the WinterPaws dog show.

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SNAPSHOT: Blowing Rock Winterfest -- Chili Cookoff

Read more...y David Rogers. January 25, 2014. BLOWING ROCK, NC -- At least one of the judges for the 2014 Blowing Rock Winterfest Chili Cookoff was prepared for a long afternoon (click to see the article and the NEXT picture).  Whether that was the case for the horde of High Country visitors and residents to the Blowing Rock School gymnasium, was still in question.

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SNAPSHOT: Blowing Rock Winterfest -- Raffle & Silent Auction

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By David Rogers. January 25, 2014. BLOWING ROCK, NC -- We got a bit of a head start on the crowd, arriving at the Raffle and Silent Auction pretty early in the day.

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SNAPSHOT: Blowing Rock's Winterfeast Sold Out Fun

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By David Rogers. January 23, 2014. BLOWING ROCK, NC -- Look across the room and the wintry scene outside is illuminated by a soft evening sunset through the big picture windows of Chetola's Manor House and its Timberlake's Restaurant.   The ice-covered lake (where Polar Plunge will be on Saturday) belies the cozy warmth of a sumptious dinner beside a roaring fireplace. Yes, it is Winterfest -- and Winterfeast is just the beginning.

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SNAPSHOT: Winterfest Kicks Off with Ice Carvings

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By David Rogers. January 23, 2014. BLOWING ROCK, NC -- The U.S. Army Special Forces ice carving team kicked things off in style for Winterfest on Thursday, with Memorial Park works that were later carted over to their fireside place at Chetola Mountain Resort to greet Winterfeast patrons.

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Blowing Rock Gears Up for Winterfest! 2014

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By David Rogers. January 17, 2014. BLOWING ROCK, NC -- Winterfest 2014 is only a few days away, but already the excitement is building for the many activities and events that comprise one of the most anticipated weekends of the year in the High Country. It is a busy, fun "long weekend" in Blowing Rock, featuring old favorites like the "Polar Plunge" and "Chili Challenge," as well as new events like "Fire & Ice" and "Cocoa & Canvas."

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FOR YOUR CALENDAR:Tail Waggin' Tag Sale

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By David Rogers. December 4, 2013. BLOWING ROCK, NC -- Looking for the perfect thing to do with your best friend "Fido" this weekend? How about a picture with Santa Claus!

Read more: FOR YOUR CALENDAR:Tail Waggin' Tag Sale

 

SNAPSHOT: Hometown Harvest Supper Brings Grins, Full Bellies

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By David Rogers. November 17, 2013. BLOWING ROCK, NC -- More than 200 members of the Blowing Rock community stormed the Blowing Rock Fire & Rescue Station on Valley Blvd. Sunday night. Well actually, they arrived in a storm -- with platters, pots and plates overlowing with meat, potatoes, vegetables, salads, breads, casseroles -- and desserts.

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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

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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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