Blowing Rock

Local Duo ‘Sound Traveler’ Bring Their Family Blend of Instrumentation Back to the High Country

Published Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at 3:52 pm
July 31, 2012. Sound Traveler, known locally as Avery County based artists Bob and Patty Tatum, will be performing their special brand of classic rock, pop, folk, and country at MK's Southern Cooking (formerly Glidewells) in Blowing Rock and Zuzda in Banner Elk this weekend. Read more...
BY GREG HINCE
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The High Country Bucks State Trend: Foreclosure Filings Drop Nearly Double State Average, ‘Buyers’ Market’

Published Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at 2:25 pm
July 31, 2012. Though the High Country – Ashe, Avery and Watauga counties – has experienced nearly 250 foreclosure filings this year, the percentage of local foreclosure filings has actually dropped 17 percent during the same period last year – from January through June. Read more...
BY JESSE WOOD
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Blowing Rock’s First Microbrewery at the Maple Lodge Cottage Should Be Up and Brewing Next Spring

Published Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at 10:30 am
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. Read more...
BY JESSE WOOD
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Multiple Deer Sightings in Downtown – Is an Urban Archery Season Needed for Municipalities in Watauga?

Published Friday, July 6, 2012 at 1:10 pm
July 6, 2012. Two hours before Blowing Rock’s July 4 parade, a erratic deer ran right down the middle of Main Street for at least 15 seconds before veering off the road, out of sight, and last week a deer darted across downtown King Street, disappearing somewhere behind Ram’s Rack Thrift Store. Read more...
BY JESSE WOOD
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Celebrate July 4 Tomorrow with Parades, Fireworks, Barbecue and Kid’s Events: Click to View Extensive List

Published Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at 10:28 am
July 3, 2012. Celebrate Independence Day tomorrow - and through the week - with parades, barbecue, fireworks and games for the kids. Check out our extensive list of July 4 events. There is something for everyone throughout the small towns and municipalities in the High Country. Read more...
BY JESSE WOOD
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David Newbould and His Rollicking Brand of Rock-Edged Americana Comes to Canyons on Friday, June 29

Published Monday, June 25, 2012 at 1:10 pm
June 25, 2012. Singer-songwriter David Newbould will roll his rollicking brand of rock-edged Americana into the High Country when he and his band visit Blowing Rock’s Canyons on Friday, June 29. Read more...
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Ensemble Stage Opens Summer Theatre Season in Blowing Rock With Mother/Daughter Comedy

Published Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at 2:30 pm
June 13, 2012. A 13-year-old daughter dealing with her mother’s budding romance is guaranteed to be difficult, and possessing a genius level IQ won’t change that. Moon Over The Brewery, which opens at the Blowing Rock Auditorium June 16, is a tender comedy that tells the story of extraordinarily intelligent and precocious 13-year-old Amanda as she navigates the dangerous territory of her mom's budding romance. Read more...
BY GREG HINCE
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Boone Spring League Presents “Motown in the Mountains” w/ Soul Benafactor May 11 at Meadowbrook

Published Sunday, May 6, 2012 at 10:26 am
May 6, 2012. Boone Service League's annual fundraiser has a new twist. The band “Soul Benefactor” will inspire attendees to dance the night away as if it were the 1960’s all over again. On Friday, May 11, the festivities begin at 7:00 at the Meadowbrook Inn in Blowing Rock with plenty of food, music, dancing, a cash bar, silent auctions galore, and several live auctions featuring auctioneer Jenny Miller. Read more...
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Seventh Annual P.B. Scott’s Reunion Party, Saturday, May 5; ‘People Said the Best Club They Had Ever Been to Was This Geodesic Dome Up in the Mountains’

Published Saturday, May 5, 2012 at 7:00 am
April 25, 2012. The building may be gone but the memory lives on. The annual P.B. Scott’s Reunion Party, now in its seventh year, is a celebration of all that once was at the famous (and infamous) P.B. Scott’s Music Hall. Read more...
BY PAUL T. CHOATE
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Canyons Hosts Bartenders’ Brawl on April 12 and 13; Be the Judge of the Drinks at the ‘Survivor’ Themed Event

Published Friday, April 13, 2012 at 11:00 am
April 13, 2012. Local bartenders will duke it out during this year’s Bartenders’ Brawl on Thursday and Friday, April 12 and 13. The "Survivor" themed event takes place at Canyons and will feature original drinks with secret ingredients and taste samples will be available for purchase. Read more...
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Grab Your Golden Rail Season Pass and Hop Aboard Tweetsie Railroad for the 2012 Season, Starting April 13

Published Thursday, April 12, 2012 at 11:19 am
April 12, 2012. Tweetsie Railroad will open its gates for the 55th season of Wild West family adventure on April 13, providing guests with a golden chance for an early start at North Carolina’s first theme park. Tweetsie is sure to be an adventure for all ages, as the park fills each visit with Wild West action, rides, live shows and family memories to share for a lifetime. Read more...
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Wine, Food, Festivities and Fun; The Blue Ridge Wine & Food Festival Begins April 11, Runs Through Sunday

Published Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at 9:30 pm
April 11, 2012. Includes photo gallery and schedule of events! The seventh annual Blue Ridge Wine and Food Festival begins Wednesday, April 11, and will run through the weekend. There are several events coming up for High Country residents to enjoy.
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BY PAUL T. CHOATE
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Trout Fishing Tournaments in Blowing Rock, Vilas Kick Off Start of Season, Saturday, April 7

Published Thursday, April 5, 2012 at 2:40 pm
April 5, 2012. On Saturday, April 7, trout season will officially begin in the High Country. Two different trout tournaments will be held Saturday, one in Blowing Rock and one in Vilas, to kick off the start of the season. Read more...
BY PAUL T. CHOATE
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The Klee and Mike Show at Canyons on Friday Night and Saturday Lunch; No Cover Charge for Pop/Rock Duo

Published Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 10:25 pm
March 29, 2012. The Klee & Mike Show is an acoustic duo. Having played together for over 20 years, Klee and Michael have a built a huge repetoire of pop/rock songs ranging from well-known to obscure, from both artists you know and love and performers you may not know quite as well. Read more...
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Blowing Rock Board Approves Annexation of Blowing Rock Conference Center, Denies Adding Carriage Ride Service for Downtown

Published Friday, March 16, 2012 at 2:43 pm
Mar. 16, 2012. The Blowing Rock Town Council met in regular session on March 13 with several business items on the agenda. Following the opening of the meeting and approval of the previous meeting’s minutes the council commenced with three scheduled public hearings. Read more...
BY RON FITZWATER
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Town of Blowing Rock Holds Annual Departmental Meetings Today and Next Monday

Published Monday, March 12, 2012 at 3:26 pm
March 12, 2012. The Town of Blowing Rock Board of Commissioners will hold their annual departmental meetings on Monday, March 12, and Monday, March 19. Both meetings begin at 4:00 p.m. Read more...
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Blowing Rock Selected as One of Travel & Leisure Magazine’s Dozen ‘Prettiest Winter Towns’

Published Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at 9:42 am
March 6, 2012. In Travel & Leisure's March online edition of their magazine, Blowing Rock has been selected as one of a dozen "Prettiest Winter Towns" in the United States. Travel & Leisure highlight local ski areas, Main Street, Winterfest and the Polar Plunge into Chetola Lake. Read more...
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Town of Blowing Rock Declares March 12-18, 2012 Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week

Published Monday, March 5, 2012 at 12:08 pm
March 5, 2012. Mayor J.B. Lawrence has issued a proclamation in Blowing Rock, N.C. declaring March 12-18 Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week. Read more...
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The Town of Blowing Rock Board of Commissioners Will Attend an Intergovernmental Retreat March 5

Published Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at 7:18 pm
Feb. 29, 2012. BLOWING ROCK -- The Town of Blowing Rock Board of Commissioners will attend an Intergovernmental Retreat scheduled for Monday, March 5, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. Representatives from Watauga County, the Towns of Beech Mountain, Boone, and Seven Devils, as well as representatives from Appalachian State University will be in attendance. Read more...
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Updates on Highway 321 Widening Project in Blowing Rock, Road to be Closed at Times During Blasting

Published Friday, February 24, 2012 at 3:49 pm
Feb. 24, 2012. BLOWING ROCK -- Construction crews continue to clear along U.S. 321 in Blowing Rock as part of the widening project. The majority of work is taking place along “Area I,” which is the U.S. 321 business corridor from the U.S. 321/North Main Street intersection at Shoppes on the Parkway to U.S. 321/South Main Street intersection at Broyhill Home Furnishings at 8486 Valley Boulevard. Some of this work may cause short travel delays. Read more...
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Local Government Notes

Published Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at 3:40 pm
Feb. 22, 2012. WATAUGA COUNTY -- Keep up to date with local governmental meeting changes and scheduled events. Read more...
BY RON FITZWATER
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Fundraiser for Lucas Crysel at Canyons, Feb. 22

Published Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at 8:07 pm
Feb. 21, 2012. BLOWING ROCK -- A fundraiser for Lucas Crysel and family will be held Wednesday, Feb. 22 at Canyons in Blowing Rock. Crysel was diagnosed with a massive tumor in his chest on Jan. 9 and the High Country community wants to help. Read more...
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Watch for Delays: Blowing Rock’s Highway 321 Project Moving Forward

Published Friday, February 17, 2012 at 7:47 pm
Feb. 17, 2012. BLOWING ROCK -- As the High Country readies itself for the spring and summer tourist seasons, residents and merchants in Blowing Rock are preparing for some frustrating days, as the Highway 321 widening project gets into full swing. Read more...
BY RON FITZWATER
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The Curtain Falls on BRCAC’s Hayes Center

Published Friday, February 17, 2012 at 7:46 pm
Feb. 17, 2012. BLOWING ROCK -- Thanking the “hundreds of donors and supporters who gave their time, talents and financial resources to the cause,” Blowing Rock Cultural Arts Center (BRCAC) board chairman, Ron Bryson announced last week that the Blowing Rock Cultural Arts Center would close immediately. Read more...
BY RON FITZWATER
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