BLOWING ROCK -- Blue Ridge Energy recently energized a very important reliability and capacity project as identified in the cooperative’s long range planning to meet the needs of its members in southern Watauga County for reliable electricity.

BLOWING ROCK — Blue Ridge Energy recently energized a very important reliability and capacity project as identified in the cooperative’s long-range planning to meet the needs of its members in southern Watauga County for reliable electricity.

LINVILLE -- Few plants signify “summer” in the mountains quite like the vivid pink Catawba rhododendron, and Grandfather Mountain is center stage for the spectacular annual show.

BLOWING ROCK – If you visited Woodlawn Cemetery in Blowing Rock this past week, you would’ve no doubt noticed American flags waving in the wind. They are there to mark the graves of U.S. military veterans for Memorial Day.

BLOWING ROCK — The Blowing Rock Parks and Recreation Center will be the site of a huge rummage sale on June 2-3. There will be hundreds of items priced at one dollar or less; high end items priced less than internet prices and everything in between. The BR Rec Center is located next to the t…

North Carolina gardeners enjoy a long growing season, but we face some big challenges. Locals joke that if you can garden successfully here you have good skills. If that’s true, Don Lee must head up one of the best group of gardeners in the state.

Editor’s note: The following is a chapter from the manuscript titled “Ole Mean Carrie Buck,” written by Thomas Buxton of Columbia, S.C. The manuscript is based on interviews with his mother, Carrie Miller Buxton, about her life in Blowing Rock in the middle of the 20th century.

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