By David Rogers. July 1, 2016. BLOWING ROCK, NC — Residents, business owners and visitors to Blowing Rock got glimpse of days gone by Thursday, those days when you didn’t have to navigate a maze of orange construction barrels and cones to get from Tanger Shoppes on the Parkway at the north end of Valley Blvd. to The Blowing Rock on the south end. Maymead Construction and its sub-contractors have been working overtime to get the first phase from Tanger to near Norwood Circle completed by July 4th.
We saw the promise of what future travel will look like when almost all of the cones and barrels were removed from the southbound lanes, at least from Sunset Dr. until you reach the curve past Blowing Rock Furniture Gallery.