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April 25, 2014

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One-stop voting

The early voting period will take place April 24 through May 3 in Watauga County.
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Calendar of events

April 26 - THEATER: Knights and dragons come to life in the Appalachian Young People’s Theatre production of “The Adventures of Don Quixote” by Steven Fogell. This classic story for all ages will be presented at 2 p.m.  April 26 and April 27 in the I.G. Greer Studio Theatre at ASU. Ticket prices start at $5 for children and students, with a $10 admission price for adults. For more information, visit  www.theatre.appstate.edu or call the box office at (828) 262-3063 or at the toll-free number (800) 841-ARTS (2787).
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Parkway Crafts Center announces 2014 demonstrations

The Parkway Crafts Center at the Moses Cone Estate announces its list of 2014 craft demonstrations.Read more...

Blowing Rock's 2nd Annual Beer Walkabout April 26

Blowing Rock's 2nd Annual Beer Walkabout will feature six tasting stations.Read more...

Brass at BRAHM

Young saxophone quartet Dasch will kick off the Blowing Rock Art and History Museum's 3rd annual concert series May 4. Read more...

Art in the Park returns May 17

Blowing Rock's monthly juried arts and crafts festival, Art in the Park, returns for the season on May 17. Read more...

Playground project receives $25,000 donation

The Blowing Rock Elementary School Playground Rejuvenation project received a $25,000 donation this week to help with Phase I of the undertaking. Read more...

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).
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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.
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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...

John Robbins Rainey

John Robbins Rainey, 64, of Ski Acres Drive, Blowing Rock, passed away Saturday, April 12, 2014.

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Betty Lee Bower

Betty Lee Bower's Remembrance service will be held Saturday, the 19th, 4 pm to 5:30pm

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