SNAPSHOTS: Blowing Rock doesn’t escape spring storms

SNAPSHOTS: Blowing Rock doesn’t escape spring storms
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By David Rogers. April 15, 2019.  BLOWING ROCK, NC — High winds in Western North Carolina resulted in tornado watches over much of the lower Piedmont region, but the band of strong storm conditions also buffeted the High Country. Blowing Rock didn’t escape damage.

Photographic images courtesy of Blowing Rock Police Department

Sustained wind speeds approached 65 mph throughout Watauga County during the evening hours Sunday night as bands of thunderstorms whistled through the High Country.  Even on Monday, wind gusts of 66 mph have been recorded in parts of Blowing Rock and its surrounding communities. Wind advisories from the National Weather Service were to remain in effect for this region through 5:00 pm on Monday.

Courtesy of Captain Aaron Miller of Blowing Rock Police Department, Blowing Rock News received these photos of a car parked at a residence on Clark St. near the Robbins Swimming Pool. The car was described as “leveled.”

About The Author

As Editor and Publisher of Blowing Rock News, David Rogers has chosen a second professional career instead of retirement. For more than 35 years, he served in the financial services industry, principally in institutional equity research. He grew up in the oilfields north of Bakersfield, California and was a high school English major and honors student. From an economically disadvantaged family background, he worked his way through college (on grounds crew and in dining hall, as well as advertising sales for college newspapers), attending Johnston College at the University of Redlands, Claremont McKenna College, and California State University, Bakersfield. Other jobs to pay for college included a Teamsters Union job in South Central Los Angeles, a roustabout in the central California oilfields, and moving sprinkler pipe and hoeing weeds in the cotton fields west of Bakersfield. Rogers' financial services industry career took him from Bakersfield to La Jolla and San Diego, then to Chicago, New York City, San Francisco, Newport Beach and Charlotte before arriving in the High Country in 2000 to take a volunteer position coaching the rugby team at Appalachian State University and write independent stock market research. He spent three years as a senior financial writer for a global financial PR firm with offices in Los Angeles, New York, Shanghai, Beijing, Tel Aviv, and Frankfort (Germany). Rogers is the author of "The 90% Solution: Higher Returns, Less Risk" (2006, John Wiley & Co., New York). He is married to wife Kim (Jenkins Realtors), and shares in the joy provided by her three grown children and five grandchildren.

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