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Many people recognize the name of singer Johnny Cash, and many are familiar with his story. He became famous in the fifties at the same time as Elvis and Jerry Lee Lewis. While his career skyrocketed, his personal life bottomed out: he nearly destroyed himself with drugs and alcohol.

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LINVILLE — What started as a gathering for singing and dinner by one Linville man, continues on 95 years later as the annual Singing on the Mountain event returns to the area on June 23.

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BLOWING ROCK – The second annual Round Up for the Greenway campaign to benefit the Middle Fork Greenway aims to grow upon its inaugural success with a new goal of $200,000 raised from more than 136 local businesses and counting.

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BLOWING ROCK — Nine months after being delayed due to a hurricane, the dedication of Ginny Stevens Lane was finally celebrated by a crowd of family members and friends during a ceremony on Sunday, June 16.

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“Then said David to the Philistine Thou comest to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a shield: but I come to thee in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom thou has defied.” 1 Samuel 17:45

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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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BLOWING ROCK — Beach music and shag dancing at the Blowing Rock Attraction can mean one thing: the annual Shagging at the Blowing Rock returns on June 22.

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BOONE — On its silver anniversary, citizens from all over Watauga County gathered at Watauga High School and Jack Groce Stadium on Friday, June 14, to deliver the message that cancer can’t and won’t win.

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BLOWING ROCK – Throughout the year, the Blowing Rock Art and History Museum hosts events that showcase regional artists and cultivates conversation. July’s special event line-up is free for BRAHM members, and the admission price for nonmembers is $5.

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Water crashes, rocks slide and I’m awed by the power of it all. Gardeners know it’s give and take with Mother Nature, but the recent flooding feels like things are off balance. Now, we are confronted with cleanup chores and it’s worth mentioning a few things to keep in mind as you head out t…

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BLOWING ROCK — A cloudless, blue sky greeted visitors to the second Art in the Park event, hosted by the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce on Saturday, June 15.

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BOONE — Watauga County Schools Superintendent Scott Elliott was recently named Northwest North Carolina Superintendent of the Year by the Northwest Regional Educational Service Agency — an organization that provides professional services, staff development and support for public schools in t…

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The faculty and staff at Blowing Rock Elementary School wishes everyone in the village a safe and fun summer. Each of us is aware of the fantastic and ongoing support we have from families, businesses and individuals in our community, as well as the support of our fire and police and all pub…

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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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BLOWING ROCK — The arts have always been a natural fit in the Blue Ridge village of Blowing Rock, where a wealth of natural beauty inspires artistic expression and appreciation. This year brings two new special art events to add to a rich cultural calendar.

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BLOWING ROCK – John Aldridge, who writes under the pseudonym Jonathan Graves, didn’t think of doing a sequel to his 2011 children’s book “Isabella Propeller and the Magic Beanie,” but his grandchildren were quite persuasive.

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Have you ever wished you had the gifts of someone else? Maybe you dreamed of being an elite athlete or an accomplished musician that could play more than an air guitar. How about someone with a photographic memory, or maybe just to be able to remember the name of someone you’ve recently met?

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“But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.” II Corinthians 3:18

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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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The longer I garden, the more I have to resist the urge to start over with a clean slate. Patience is, alas, not one of my defining characteristics, as I have a hard time waiting for many perennials to do their thing.

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BLOWING ROCK – Drivers, pedestrians and cyclists along North Main Street in Blowing Rock will notice a larger kinetic sculpture, which was installed on June 3, for the next 12 months.

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BLOWING ROCK — Hundreds of items were scattered all over the Blowing Rock American Legion Hall from Thursday, May 30, through Saturday, June 2 for the Blowing Rock Women’s Club’s annual rummage sale.

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BLOWING ROCK — The 96th season of the Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show — the oldest continually running annual charity horse show east of the Mississippi River — kicks off June 6-9 with about 300 saddlebred horses, their riders, trainers, families and spectators taking part in dozens of compe…

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“To everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven: a time to be born and a time to die …” Ecclesiastes 3: 1-2a

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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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BOONE — Caleb Masland of Boone narrowly edged out Michael Holland of Beech Mountain to win the 2019 Valle Crucis Cub race held on May 25.

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BOONE — On Saturday, June 1, from 7-11 a.m., the Watauga County Farmers’ Market will have a delicious addition in the form of Pancakes in the Park. For just $8, you can get pancakes, eggs, sausage and coffee while supporting Watauga High School students who will be embarking on a two-week su…

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BLOWING ROCK — For 25 years, Tim Miller and his store, Blowing Rock Frameworks and Gallery has stood at 7539 Valley Blvd.

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The time has arrived. That time of year when hundreds of our local high school students will be crossing the stage, shifting the tassels on their caps, receiving their diplomas and fulfilling the state requirements of high school graduation. It is a milestone in one’s life, and I congratulat…

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Traveling north for a family funeral last month, I encountered a snow storm rocking the Midwest. I overheard lots of grumbling travelers around me: “It’s colder,” “it’s wetter,” “spring is later.” You know the chorus. But is it really? How do we know?

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BLOWING ROCK — A hotter-than-usual Memorial Day weekend greeted tourists, part-time residents and locals on a busy weekend in Blowing Rock, with the 57th season of Art in the Park taking center stage on Park Avenue on Saturday, May 25.

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A few years ago, Paine-Webber employed an advertising campaign that emphasized its ability to listen to the client’s needs and custom design an investment package for each one. You may remember the ads: “How did your broker know you wanted to retire early?” “He asked.”

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I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name.” Revelation 3:8

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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.