Despite several big infrastructure projects and trickle-down costs from Duke Energy’s coal ash cleanup, local electricity cooperative Blue Ridge Energy said they won’t be raising rates for a sixth straight year, but there’s still chances for rate increases in the next few years.
BOONE — After 24 hours in emergency mode, Watauga Medical Center’s central air-conditioning system is back online after the unit failed the morning of Monday, July 8.
BLOWING ROCK — A lamp located in the back of a store in Blowing Rock is said to be the origin of a fire in a local business and historic building on June 26, according to Blowing Rock Fire Chief Kent Graham.
“For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears.” 2 Timothy 4:3
The Blowing Rock Art & History Museum (BRAHM) is bringing Moses Cone and his wife, Bertha, as well as Moses’ sisters, Claribel and Etta Cone, back to the mountains. The family
A trip back to my hometown has me feeling nostalgic, but I’m confronted with the yawning gap between my memories and today’s reality. During my many-decade absence things have gotten … better.
One of my favorite books of all time is H.P. Lovecraft’s “At the Mountains of Madness.”
A great place to glean some profound insights into life is from children’s stories. In a Winnie the Pooh story, for instance, there is a scene that is a delightful illustration of our desire to hear words that are friendly and warm, rather than harsh or hard.