Blowing Rock News, Blowing Rock NC
Community News and Events for Blowing Rock and Watauga County, NC
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?
By David Rogers. May 31, 2013. BLOWING ROCK, NC -- Jim Topelski got a nice surprise on Friday. A couple of dozen Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce leaders, media types, and fellow Grandfather Mountain employees swarmed the entrance gate where Topelski serves as manager to celebrate his designation as the May 2013 recipient of the "Customer Service Star" award.
By David Rogers. June 6, 2013. BLOWING ROCK, NC -- While the forecast track of Tropical Storm Andrea ("TS Andrea"), the first named storm of 2013, appears to be taking dead aim on the heart of Georgia, South Carolina and a broad swath through eastern North Carolina, the center of the system should pass east of Charlotte and a good distance from Blowing Rock and the High Country.
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:
PUBLIC NOTICE. November 6, 2013. ASHEVILLE, NC -- A section of Blue Ridge Parkway from Milepost 376 at Ox Creek Road to Milepost 355, near the entrance to Mt. Mitchell State Park, will once again close on November 12, 2013. The closure allows work to resume on the stabilization of a failed slope just north of Tanbark Ridge Tunnel, at Milepost 374.
November 12, 2013. BLOWING ROCK, NC -- Mr. Homer Carter Lentz, age 88, of Blowing Rock quietly passed away 4:30 a.m. Monday November 11, 2013, at Blowing Rock Extended Care Facility. Carter was born January 2, 1925 in Watauga County to Eugene and Ruth Lentz.
By David Rogers. November 21, 2013. BLOWING ROCK, NC – Just in case you see a big, silver Toyota pickup with Blowing Rock Police markings in your rearview mirror, DON’T think the Town is spending your tax dollars on an entry for the “Monster Jam” World Finals next March, in Las Vegas.
November 27, 2013. BLOWING ROCK, NC -- Due to the inclement weather and dangerous roads, the non-denominational Community Thanksgiving Service scheduled for Wednesday (tonight) evening, 5:30 pm, at Rumple Memorial Presbyterian Church has been CANCELLED.
By David Rogers. November 30, 2013. BLOWING ROCK, NC -- Studying history engenders a lot of perspective on current events, but it can also be a lot of fun, as these 8th grade students found out recently when they got into character for the annual "Blowing Rock Wax Museum" event at Blowing Rock School.
By David Rogers. December 1, 2013. CHARLOTTE, NC -- Led by a defense that limited Tampa Bay to 116 yards of total offense and produced 5 sacks on the day, Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers overcame two interceptions and low productivity in converting third downs to extend drives, beating the resurgent Buccaneers, 27-6.
LETTER TO THE EDITOR. December 2, 2013. BLOWING ROCK, NC -- Here's a note from the "first lady" of Blowing Rock in appreciation for the past weekend's special events and the upcoming opportunities to enrich the holiday experience for all of Blowing Rock and town visitors.
By David Rogers. December 2, 2013. BOONE, NC -- If restauranteur Joe Cafaro starts talking to you about cuccidati, don't be lookin' around for chicken, as in cacciatori. He is trying to tell you about a Sicilian holiday tradition he learned growing up in Brooklyn. Cuccidati is about tradition -- but it is also a holiday treat not to be missed.
News Brief. December 2, 2013. BOONE, NC -- Helping families living in poverty during the holidays and winter months, including school aged children who are unlikely to replace the free or reduced price lunches they receive at Watauga County Schools during the Christmas break, LifeStore announced this week a holiday food drive.
LETTER TO THE EDITOR. December 3, 2013. BOONE, NC -- Current chairman of the Watauga County Commission and partner with Boone law firm Miller & Johnson, Nathan Miller, is announcing his candidacy for District Attorney.of the 24th Prosecutorial District, covering Avery, Madison, Mitchell, Watauga and Yancey counties.
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!
By David Rogers. December 4, 2013. BLOWING ROCK, NC -- They are just about all dressed in red and at least some of the ones that aren't have red hair! These ladies are, well, well-read!
By David Rogers. December 4, 2013. BOONE, NC -- The long hand of the law reached far up into the North Carolina mountains on Tuesday, as a man wanted in Florida a a "felony fugitive" from aggravated assault charges with a deadly weapon and firing a weapon into an occupied building was apprehended in Boone, according to information received today from Watauga County Sheriff's Office.
Staff Report. January 17, 2011. BOONE -- Local law enforcement agencies would like to warn residents about a suspected fraud scheme.
Special Report to Blowing Rock News from Appalachian Regional Healthcare System. April 3, 2013. BOONE, NC -- "Back to Back to Back" is a common phrase for folks living in Boone, North Carolina -- especially when it comes to football in the High Country. Now at least the phrase "back to back" can be associated with North Carolina Dietetic Association (NCDA) Award winners.
April 19, 2013. ROCKY MOUNT -- Robert Ray Mauldin, 78, a seasonal resident of Blowing Rock and member of the Rumple Memorial Presbyterian Church Sanctuary Choir, passed away on Thursday after a long illness. This obituary was passed on to us from relatives and friends in Rocky Mount.
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By David Rogers. December 2, 2013. BOONE, NC -- If restauranteur Joe Cafaro starts talking to you about cuccidati, don't be lookin' around for chicken, as in cacciatori. He is trying to...Read More...
By David Rogers. November 27, 2013. BLOWING ROCK, NC – James "Jim Bob" Norman has come a long way since his days as a wide receiver on three national championship football teams...Read More...
By David Rogers. December 1, 2013. CHARLOTTE, NC -- Led by a defense that limited Tampa Bay to 116 yards of total offense and produced 5 sacks on the day, Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers...Read More...
By David Rogers. November 30, 2013. BLOWING ROCK, NC -- Studying history engenders a lot of perspective on current events, but it can also be a lot of fun, as these 8th grade students found out...Read More...
By David Rogers. November 27, 2013. BLOWING ROCK, NC -- More snow may be on tap for Blowing Rock on Thanksgiving Eve and in the wee hours of Turkey Day, but the National Oceanagraphic and Atmospheric...Read More...
Staff Report. October 3, 2012. BLOWING ROCK – Blue Ridge Mountain Club, is pleased to announce Reggie Bray has been hired as the Director of Marketing and Sales. Blue Ridge Mountain Club...Read More...
- Not Hoochie Coochie or Cacciatori, but Cuccidati
- Where Are They Now: Blowing Rock's Norman Family
- Panthers Sack Buccaneers with Swashbuckling "D", 27-6
- VIDEO -- No Ordinary Blowing Rock "Stiffs"
- WEATHER WATCH: More Snow, But Sunny and Warming Over Weekend
- Bray Joins Blue Ridge Mountain Club Management Team
Where Are They Now: Blowing Rock's Norman Family
By David Rogers. November 27, 2013. BLOWING ROCK, NC – James "Jim Bob" Norman has come a long way since his days as a wide receiver on three national championship football teams and earning an AppState degree in computer technology. A real long ways, in fact. Like 3,174 miles transversing at least five countries if you drive there: Nicaragua.
Up & Coming Events
|BASKETBALL: Blowing Rock School vs.Mabel|
Thu Dec 05 @ 4:00PM -
|Holiday Scholarship Concert|
Fri Dec 06 @ 7:30PM -
Sat Dec 07 @ 7:30AM - 11:30AM
|Tail Wagging Tag Sale - Blowing Rock|
Sat Dec 07 @ 9:00AM - 02:00PM
|Christmas Concert -- Watauga Community Band|
Sat Dec 07 @ 7:00PM -
|"An Appalachian Christmas" -- Mountain Home Music|
Sat Dec 07 @ 7:30PM -
|BASKETBALL: AppState Men vs. Charlotte 49ers|
Sun Dec 08 @ 2:00PM -
|BASKETBALL: Blowing Rock School @ Valle Crucis|
Mon Dec 09 @ 4:00PM -
|Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce: Christmas Party|
Tue Dec 10 @ 7:00PM - 09:00PM
|BASKETBALL: Blowing Rock School @ Hardin Park|
Thu Dec 12 @ 4:00PM -
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