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?
December 12, 2013. BLOWING ROCK, NC -- This little story was sent to us by a friend in Charotte, but given the "paper trail", we have reason to believe it originated in the High Country. Because of the holiday message, it is best shared.
UPDATED: December 15, 2013. BLOWING ROCK, NC -- Blowing Rock residents and town visitors have a great number of options for celebrating the birth of Jesus this holiday season at area churches. We are updating this list regularly, so please make us aware of other events or worship services.
Mark Cleveland Wilson, 56, died December 25, 2013 in Charlotte, NC.
Special Report from NCDOT. January 13, 2014. RALEIGH, NC — The N.C. Department of Transportation wants to hear from North Carolinians regarding their transportation priorities as part of its efforts to implement the state’s new Strategic Transportation Investments law.
By David Rogers. January 17, 2014. BLOWING ROCK, NC -- Main Street firm Village Real Estate announced this week the addition of two sales professionals to its downtown Blowing Rock team.
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.
By David Rogers. February 10, 2014. BLOWING ROCK, NC – What do Listerine, a Las Vegas mixup, and a honeymoon hospital visit have it common? They all represent “secrets” that came to light at The Rotary Club of Blowing Rock’s Not So Newlywed Game on Monday, at Blowing Rock’s Chetola Mountain Resort & Spa.
By David Rogers. February 11, 2014. BLOWING ROCK, NC -- Blowing Rock residents, business owners and visitors will experience a winter wonderland to match the bright new white lights on Main Street over the next couple of days. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), we should see snow accumulations ranging from 3 to 7 inches.
LETTER TO THE EDITOR. February 13, 2014. BLOWING ROCK, NC -- Don Hubble, the retired former President and Chief Operating Officer of a Fortune 500 company, is now a full-time resident of Blowing Rock serving on the Board of the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce and its Economic Development Committee. In this letter to Blowing Rock New, he offers thoughtful commentary, insight and perspective on current issues facing Blowing Rock.
Special Report to Blowing Rock News from Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation. By Kellen Short. February 22, 2014. LINVILLE, NC -- Grandfather Mountain is now hiring for numerous seasonal positions, including specialized positions for animal habitat employees, naturalists and interpretive rangers.
By David Rogers. February 25, 2014. BLOWING ROCK, NC -- If not more affordable, it just got more interesting for High Country fans of the Got to Be NC Competition Dining Series that was born in Blowing Rock to enjoy the 2014 Asheville version of the now statewide blockbuster dining events.
Special Report to Blowing Rock News from the Town of Blowing Rock. February 26, 2014. BLOWING ROCK, NC -- Blowing Rock is known as a great place to visit, live and work and Town employees are striving to make it even better by focusing on customer service.
By David Rogers. February 28, 2014. BOONE, NC -- Given the accusations that Isabel Allende's novel, House of Spirits, is pornographic and unsuitable for 10th grade honors English curriculum, the blinking red light on the television camera seemed eerily appropriate Thursday evening at the special meeting of the Watauga County Board of Education (BOE) at the Watauga County Courthouse.
Special Report to Blowing Rock News from Boone Police. March 3, 2014. BOONE, NC -- High Country Crime Stoppers and the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office seek the public’s assistance in solving the following crime:
Special Report to Blowing Rock News from Blue Ridge Electric. By Renee Whitener. March 7, 2014. LENOIR, NC – Linemen with Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation are almost finished with power restoration to the final 12 members affected by this morning's heavy, wet snow that pulled tree limbs onto power lines.
By David Rogers. March 8, 2014. BOONE, NC -- As fast as AppState's bats cooled off after the first inning on Wednesday in Winston-Salem vs. Campbell, they caught fire early in both ends of a Saturday doubleheader vs. UNC-Asheville, then exploded to a fast boil in both games as the Mountaineers fashioned a 9-2 and 7-2 sweep of the Bulldogs.
Staff Report. January 17, 2011. BOONE -- Local law enforcement agencies would like to warn residents about a suspected fraud scheme.
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.
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:
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By David Rogers. March 8, 2014. BOONE, NC -- As fast as AppState's bats cooled off after the first inning on Wednesday in Winston-Salem vs. Campbell, they caught fire early in both ends of...Read More...
By David Rogers. March 7, 2014. ASHEVILLE, NC – Samford forward Tim Williams posted a game-high double-double with 21 points and 11 rebounds, leading the Bulldogs to a convincing, 70-56 win over...Read More...
Special Report to Blowing Rock News from Watauga County Schools. By Marshall Ashcraft. October 29, 2013. BOONE, NC -- Watauga High School will host the regional competition of the North Carolina...Read More...
By David Rogers. November 1, 2013. BOONE, NC -- Senior wide receiver Cam Baker grabbed four passes for 182 yards -- including three TD passes from QB Aaron Dobbins -- but it was not enough to...Read More...
By David Rogers. October 25, 2013. MORGANTON, NC -- Wide receiver Cam Baker caught six passes for 96 yards, including a 35 yard touchdown strike to put Watauga HS ahead for good with 3:51 remaining...Read More...
By David Rogers. November 8, 2013. HUDSON, NC -- After trailing all of the first half and most of the second half until the final minute, Watauga capitalized on late game opportunities to sneak...Read More...
- Mountaineers Pound Out Doubleheader Sweep, 9-2 and 7-2
- One and Done for Mountaineer Men in Last SoCon Tourney, 70-56
- Watauga HS Hosts NCTC Play Festival, Nov. 8-9
- Watauga Takes a Hit on Senior Night, 42-27
- This Time Watauga Wins the Thriller, 24-20
- FLASH ALERT: Watauga Escapes S. Caldwell in Nailbiter, 22-21
Watauga HS Hosts NCTC Play Festival, Nov. 8-9
Special Report to Blowing Rock News from Watauga County Schools. By Marshall Ashcraft. October 29, 2013. BOONE, NC -- Watauga High School will host the regional competition of the North Carolina Theatre Conference (NCTC) High School Play Festival on November 8-9.