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Today’s Email Announcements

Watauga County Gospel Singing Takes Place on May 27

WHAT:                Watauga County Gospel Singing       
WHERE:              Mabel Baptist Church
                             Old US Highway 421
                             Zionville, NC
WHEN:                May 27, 2017
                             6:00 p.m.
CONTACT:          Clint Cornett – 828-297-3270
                             Neil Oliver – 828-297-3653

Click it or Ticket Campaign Starts Now

RALEIGH – As summer kicks off and families hit the road for vacations, the N.C. Governor’s Highway Safety Program is reminding motorists to Click It or Ticket. Aimed at enforcing seat belt use to help keep you and your family safe, the national seat belt campaign will take place May 22 through June 4, concurrent with one of the busiest holiday travel weekends of the year.

“Our law enforcement personnel see firsthand the loss of life when people refuse to buckle up,” said Don Nail, director of the Governor’s Highway Safety Program. “It’s such a simple thing, and it should be an automatic next step after sitting down in a vehicle.”

In 2016, 452 people were killed and an additional 601 others were seriously injured who were not using seat belts in motor vehicle crashes in North Carolina. During that same year, 42 percent of passenger vehicle fatalities were unrestrained.

“Keeping motorists safe while they travel across North Carolina is our number one priority”, said Col. Glenn McNeill, commander of the State Highway Patrol.  “Using a seatbelt while traveling offers significant protection if involved in a collision. The public can assist us in combating fatalities by simply buckling up.” 

To complement the enforcement efforts, the Governor’s Highway Safety Program produced several public service announcements to stress the importance of wearing a seat belt in Every seat, Every time. It’s the law.  The advertisements are running through the end of May on radio, internet radio, and social media.  Governor Roy Cooper has also proclaimed May as Seat Belt Safety Awareness Month.

To help you and your loved ones stay safe this Memorial Day holiday, follow these safety tips when you travel: 

  • Buckle Up. Every Seat. Every Time.
  • Don’t drink and drive. Make sure you have a sober designated driver.
  • Obey the posted speed limit.
  • Keep a safe following distance.
  • Turn on your headlights in the rain.
  • Put away all distractions including cell phones – One Text or Call Could Wreck It All. 

Seat belts save lives, and everyone—front seat and back, child and adult—needs to remember to buckle up, every trip, every time. It’s the law.


Author Turner Stimpson Speaks on Alzheimers at Public Library, June 3

Audience: Adults (18+)
Location: Watauga County Public Library – Meeting Room
Cost: Free

The Watauga County Public Library would like to invite you to join author Turner Stimpson for his presentation, “In Their Moment: Caring For Patients With Alzheimer’s” on Saturday, June 3rd at 2:00 PM.

Turner “Turnip” Stimpson has been recognized for his work with Dementia and Alzheimer’s patients by the Duke Center for Aging as well as the Council on Aging, and was awarded the Golden Rule Award for his service to the elderly in 1990. He has been the subject of two PBS documentaries, “Love Spoken here: A Day in the Life of Turnip, Approaching Alzheimer’s with Hope and Joy” (2004) and “In Their Moment: Capturing Treasured Memories Using the T.U.R.N.I.P. Alzheimer’s Approach” (2006). He is also the author of four books on the care of Alzheimer’s patients: “Turnip, Why Are We Here?”, “Love Spoken Here”, “Turnip Everlasting” and “What’s in a Name?”.

To learn more about Turnip and his works, please visit: http://www.theturnipway.com/

For more information please call 828-264-8784 ext. 2


Blowing Rock Women’s Club Rummage Sale, June 2-3

When? Friday, June 2 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

              Saturday, June 3 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Where? Blowing Rock Parks & Recreation Center (Beside the tennis courts at the BR Park & Rec; adjacent to the Police Station)

What? Decorative items, small appliances, clothing, shoes books, toys & baby items, linens, antiques


100’s of items $1.00 or less

Unbelievable assortment of everything – not to be missed !!

Many boutique items at much less than Internet prices.


Why? All proceeds will be used by the Blowing Rock Women’s Club for scholarships to local students

NOTE: starting at 11:00 AM on Saturday everything is ½ price with a bag sale for clothing