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April 18, 2014

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Author Lee Smith to appear in Blowing Rock April 30

Noted Southern novelist Lee Smith will appear at the Meadowbrook Inn in Blowing Rock on Wednesday, April 30. Read more...

Midnight at the Oasis returns

Few people take their jobs as seriously as the professionals and volunteers at OASIS (Opposing Abuse with Service, Information and Shelter).

Chamber plannning ahead

Under the leadership of chamber president, Cathy Robbins, the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce board of directors recently began a strategic planning process.

Town honors one of its own

Family, friends and co-workers of the late Thomas G. ‘Tommy’ McRary gather Tuesday afternoon for the renaming dedication of the town’s water plant.Read more...

Feinstein Challenge: Hospitality House seeks public's assistance to reach food-raising goal

Only two weeks remain to take the Feinstein Challenge and join Hospitality House in its bid to end hunger in the High Country. Read more...

NCDOT suspends 321 lane closures during Easter weekend

The NCDOT announced Wednesday that it would suspend lane closures in Blowing Rock beginning April 17 through Easter Monday. Read more...

No lane closures on U.S. 321 in Blowing Rock during Easter holiday

To better accommodate the volume of motorists traveling for the Easter holiday, the N.C. Department of Transportation is temporarily suspending lane closures along U.S. 321 in Blowing Rock. Any construction operations on the U.S. 321 widening project that could potentially impact motorists will also be avoided. Read more...

Blood, Sweat and Gears announces Blowing Rock cycle ride for 2015

A new Triple Crown cycling event in 2015 will include Blood, Sweat and Gears, the Beech Metric and the Blowing Rock Fall Classic.Read more...

BRAHM receives Philip Moose artwork

Blowing Rock Art and History Museum receives artwork from one of the Village's historic painters.Read more...

Derby reels 'em in

One of the big questions each year leading up to Blowing Rock’s annual Trout Derby is, “What will the weather be like?”

Water to be shut off

The town of Blowing Rock’s Public Works Department will  shut off water service to residents on Tuesday, April 15.

Hospital helpers honored

All of the patients and nurses at Blowing Rock Hospital know that volunteers make a difference.They may not realize how much of a difference until they add up all of the numbers.

Town urges county to keep ad valorem tax distribution

The Blowing Rock Town Council voted unanimously Tuesday evening to keep in place a county tax distribution method that would give the town approximately $200,000 in additional sales tax revenue for the next fiscal year.Read more...

Blowing Rock Fall Classic part of Triple Crown of the Mountains

The town of Blowing Rock became one of the premiere destinations for cyclists this week when town officials unanimously approved it as the start and finish line of a new bike ride to commence next year.

Crime Stoppers seeks help identifying suspect in larceny

High Country Crime Stoppers and Boone Police seek the public’s assistance in solving the following crimeRead more...

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