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July 22, 2014

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Opinion

Letters: Candidacy announced

I am announcing my candidacy for re-election to the Blowing Rock Board of Commissioners. Read more...

Letters: Tour organizers say thanks

The 53rd annual Tour of Homes is over and it was once again evidence of the wonderful Blowing Rock community spirit. Read more...

Letters: Legislators need to re-visit the issue

Due to the deep recession, North Carolina is facing a shortfall in revenues, as is the case in most states. This comes as no surprise to most. Drastic cuts have been proposed in order to balance the state’s operating budget as required by the North Carolina Constitution. Read more...

Letters to the editor

The Blowing Rock Women's Club held its annual "Town Appreciation Luncheon" on Wednesday, May 18. Each year the club honors the town employees with a luncheon at the Town Hall.Read more...

Tobacco prevention programs invest in future good health

The budget that the North Carolina House has passed would eliminate funding for the Health and Wellness Trust Fund. I want you to know what this funding has meant to Watauga County.Read more...

Letters to the editor

Thank you for your participation in the "Christmas in the Mountains Volume 4" CD project to benefit the Hunger and Health Coalition. You are incredibly instrumental in the success of the CD project, and we are so grateful for your partnership and support. Read more...

Letters to the editor

Heading did not reflect letter
Dear Sir:
The heading above my letter in the April 7, 2011, edition of the Rocket would have been misleading to the casual reader. It implied that the "decline in (Blowing Rock's) population may be inevitable." That was a phrase taken out of context from one sentence in one paragraph and did not reflect the overall tone of the letter or the message I had wished to convey.

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Letters to the editor

Dear editor:
Republicans have officially put forward their plan to dissolve Medicare once and for all. Read more...

Blowing Rock population undercounted in 2010 survey?

In a county whose population grew by almost 20 percent since the last census, it’s hard to believe that Blowing Rock’s population shrunk. In fact, some town officials don’t believe it.Read more...

Commission will blance the budget and provide for county services

The question of a tax increase dominated my campaign for county commissioner. My steadfast answer was, I will not vote for any tax increase unless as a last resort. I also stated any such increase would go to reducing our debt and should expire in three years or less. I’m still committed to this principle.

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