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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 hosts an increasing number of aspiring cross country champions evey year.
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").
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 of the 91st annual Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show.
SNAPSHOT: Model T Club's 'High Country Tour' 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."
SNAPSHOT: A Blowing Rock Christmas in July 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.
Another Chance for That Bridesmaid Dress... By David Rogers. July 19, 2014. BOONE, NC -- Those once-used bridesmaid and prom dresses can finally have a home, thanks to the recent opening of ReDeux Boutique, a retail apparel shop sandwiched between a restaurant and a bank in the Boone Heights shopping mall managed by The Winkler Organization.
SNAPSHOT: Blowing Rock Rotary Cheats Vampires - Again! 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.
'Soggy' Doesn't Dampen Spirits of Blowing Rock Art Lovers 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.
Future Engineers Get Boost Through AppState Camps 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.
AppState vs. So. Mississippi: Live Sept. 20 on New TV Network Special Report to Blowing Rock News from AppState Sports. By Mike Flynn. BOONE, NC -- Appalachian State University football’s Sept. 20 contest at Southern Miss will kick off at 7 p.m. ET and be televised live on the newly formed American Sports Network, Conference USA announced on Thursday.
Lone Tar Heel, AppState's Cox Named Preseason Candidate for Doak Walker Award Special Report to Blowing Rock News from AppState Sports. By Mike Flynn. July 17, 2014. DALLAS, TX -- Appalachian State University sophomore Marcus Cox is one of 53 official preseason candidates for the 2014 Doak Walker Award, the PwC SMU Athletic Forum announced on Thursday. The Doak Walker Award is presented annually to college football’s top running back.
International Bestseller, Mayes @ AppState July 24 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. 
Shanklin Featured at GOP Summer Gala in Blowing Rock 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.
BRAHM Hosts 8th Art & Antiques Show "Preview Party", July 31 Special Report to Blowing Rock News from Blowing Rock Art & History Museum. July 17, 2014. BLOWING ROCK, NC -- The Blowing Rock Art and History Museum (BRAHM) will host its eighth annual Art and Antiques Show beginning with a Preview Party on Thursday, July 31. 
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 will begin instructing the region's young people about the unbridled joys of music this fall, with a get-acquainted and informational meeting for the Watauga Youth Chorale on July 20th, at Grace Lutheran Church in Boone, at 4:00 pm.
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 State University men’s basketball, head coach Jim Fox announced on Monday.
McGee, Palmer, Taylor Inducted Into Reich's "Rhododendron Society" Special Report to Blowing Rock News from University News Service. By Jane Nicholson. July 14, 2014. BOONE, NC — Three Appalachian State University graduates whose careers have helped change the lives of countless students were inducted into the Reich College of Education’s Rhododendron Society during ceremonies held July 12 at the college.
Bathanti Memoirs Published by Mercer University Press Special Report to Blowing Rock News from University News Service. By Jane Nicholson. July 11, 2014. BOONE, NC — A defining moment in Joseph Bathanti’s life occurred when he learned the Vietnam War had ended.
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 University the past two seasons, was named the fourth head coach in Appalachian State University softball history on Friday. PHOTO SUBMITTED

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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.

Read more: ON THE RUN: Base-Building in Blowing Rock

 

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").

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

 

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.

Read more: Gettin' Ready: Horse Show Greets Early Arrivals

 

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."

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

 

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.

Read more: SNAPSHOT: A Blowing Rock Christmas in July

 

Another Chance for That Bridesmaid Dress...

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By David Rogers. July 19, 2014. BOONE, NC -- Those once-used bridesmaid and prom dresses can finally have a home, thanks to the recent opening of ReDeux Boutique, a retail apparel shop sandwiched between a restaurant and a bank in the Boone Heights shopping mall managed by The Winkler Organization.

Read more: Another Chance for That Bridesmaid Dress...

 

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.

Read more: SNAPSHOT: Blowing Rock Rotary Cheats Vampires - Again!

 

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

Read more...

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.

Read more: 'Soggy' Doesn't Dampen Spirits of Blowing Rock Art Lovers

 

Low Expectations: Mountaineers Picked to Finish 7th in Sun Belt Football

Special Report to Blowing Rock News from AppState Sports. By Mike Flynn. July 19, 2014. NEW ORLEANS, LA — In its inaugural Sun Belt Conference and NCAA Division I FBS campaign, Appalachian State University football has been picked to finish seventh in the 2014 Sun Belt preseason coaches’ poll, the league announced on Saturday.

Read more: Low Expectations: Mountaineers Picked to Finish 7th in Sun Belt Football

 

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.

Read more: Future Engineers Get Boost Through AppState Camps

 

AppState Hosting 3rd Annual Energy Summit; Lovins to Keynote

Special Report to Blowing Rock News from University News Service. BOONE—The public is invited to attend the opening session of the third Annual Appalachian Energy Summit July 28 at Appalachian State University. 

Read more: AppState Hosting 3rd Annual Energy Summit; Lovins to Keynote

   

AppState vs. So. Mississippi: Live Sept. 20 on New TV Network

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Special Report to Blowing Rock News from AppState Sports. By Mike Flynn. BOONE, NC -- Appalachian State University football’s Sept. 20 contest at Southern Miss will kick off at 7 p.m. ET and be televised live on the newly formed American Sports Network, Conference USA announced on Thursday.

Read more: AppState vs. So. Mississippi: Live Sept. 20 on New TV Network

   

Lone Tar Heel, AppState's Cox Named Preseason Candidate for Doak Walker Award

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Special Report to Blowing Rock News from AppState Sports. By Mike Flynn. July 17, 2014. DALLAS, TX -- Appalachian State University sophomore Marcus Cox is one of 53 official preseason candidates for the 2014 Doak Walker Award, the PwC SMU Athletic Forum announced on Thursday. The Doak Walker Award is presented annually to college football’s top running back.

Read more: Lone Tar Heel, AppState's Cox Named Preseason Candidate for Doak Walker Award

   

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. 

Read more: International Bestseller, Mayes @ AppState July 24

   

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.

Read more: Shanklin Featured at GOP Summer Gala in Blowing Rock

   

BRAHM Hosts 8th Art & Antiques Show "Preview Party", July 31

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Special Report to Blowing Rock News from Blowing Rock Art & History Museum. July 17, 2014. BLOWING ROCK, NC -- The Blowing Rock Art and History Museum (BRAHM) will host its eighth annual Art and Antiques Show beginning with a Preview Party on Thursday, July 31. 

Read more: BRAHM Hosts 8th Art & Antiques Show "Preview Party", July 31

   

Making History: AppState vs. Michigan Rematch To Be On ESPN2

Special Report to Blowing Rock News from AppState Sports. By Mike Flynn. July 16, 2014. BOONE, NC — Appalachian State University football’s 2014 season opener at Michigan will be televised nationally on ESPN2, ESPN announced on Wednesday. The Aug. 30 contest will kick off at noon ET at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Mich.

Read more: Making History: AppState vs. Michigan Rematch To Be On ESPN2

   

Blair, Ford Granted Additional Year of Grid Eligibility @ AppState

Special Report to Blowing Rock News from AppState Sports. By Mike Flynn. July 15, 2014. BOONE, NC— After playing in just two games apiece in 2013, Appalachian State University defensive lineman Ronald Blair (Greensboro, Ga./Greene County) and defensive back Jordan Ford (Calhoun Falls, S.C./Calhoun Falls Charter) have been granted medical redshirts and have each gained an additional season of athletic eligibility.

Read more: Blair, Ford Granted Additional Year of Grid Eligibility @ AppState

   

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.

Read more: Boone Man, 52, Found Dead in Home

   

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

Read more...

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 will begin instructing the region's young people about the unbridled joys of music this fall, with a get-acquainted and informational meeting for the Watauga Youth Chorale on July 20th, at Grace Lutheran Church in Boone, at 4:00 pm.

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

   

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