Aug. 7, 2012. Pirate Race Productions announces The Ascent Bike and Run Hill Climbs this Sunday, Aug. 12, at the Blue Ridge Mountain Club in Blowing Rock. The Hardest Bicycle Hill Climb in the South is 9.25-miles, with 3,200 feet of ascending, yielding an average grade of 5.9 percent with a maximum pitch of 17.5 percent.
July 9, 2012. The Blowing Rock Town Council unanimously approved a the town’s first microbrewery to operate in a renovated two-bedroom cottage in Blowing Rock. If all goes well, the microbrewery should be up and running next spring.
BY JESSE WOOD