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Blowing Rock names longtime planning director interim town manager

BLOWING ROCK — Blowing Rock's mayor and town council have announced that longtime Planning Director Kevin Rothrock has been named interim m… Read more


Foggy Rock Eatery and Pub closes its doors after 13 years

BLOWING ROCK — Foggy Rock Eatery and Pub closed its doors on May 28 after 13 years of business in the Blowing Rock community. Read more


Blowing Rock holds memorable Memorial Day event at American Legion Post

BLOWING ROCK — After being moved inside due to forecasts of inclement weather, community members the American Legion Building in Blowing Ro… Read more


Mount Lawn Cemetery hosts Memorial Day Remembrance Service

BOONE — Community members gathered on Memorial Day afternoon at Mount Lawn Cemetery to celebrate and honor veterans who have passed. Read more



Blowing Rock Garden Club digs into 2023

BLOWING ROCK — Another season of volunteering and sharing is underway with the Blowing Rock Garden Club. The club’s activities follow the g… Read more


After hiatus, Boone In Blossom Fest returns with four days of music and more

The last Boone In Blossom Festival took place in 2019, but like every other post-pandemic awakening, this special event is returning in 202… Read more


Artists in Residence: Skip Sickler and Laurin Jennings

Skip Sickler and Laurin Jennings are the two Edgewood Cottage artists in residence the week of May 27 to June 4. Skip is a photographer, an… Read more


WHS, WIA hold awards and capping ceremony for seniors

BOONE — Watauga High School and Watauga Innovation Academy held their Senior Awards ceremony on Tuesday, May 23, inside Lentz-Eggers Gymnas… Read more


Memorial Day ceremony honors, remembers local heroes

BOONE — Military personnel were honored and remembered by more than 250 people at a community Memorial Day ceremony hosted by the High Coun… Read more

Main Street


Appalachian Theatre celebrating music-themed films with June Jams Series

BOONE — The Appalachian Theatre is continuing its themed movie offerings by highlighting music-centric films during its June Jams Film Seri… Read more



Watauga's Anderson, Hunt sign collegiate track commitment offers

BOONE — An excited crowd of family, friends and coaches filled the media center at Watauga High School, where Pioneer track stars Gwendolyn… Read more


App State baseball ends best Sun Belt season

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Fighting to the end, the Appalachian State Mountaineer were among the final four teams playing in the Sun Belt Conferenc… Read more


Watauga boys' volleyball inaugural season grabs bronze finish at states

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Watauga Pioneers boys’ volleyball club celebrated a remarkable achievement as they secured a bronze finish at the sta… Read more


Watauga mountain bike team end season with a bang

MAYODAN, N.C. — The Watauga Pioneers mountain bike team recently wrapped up an excellent season at the Mayodan Season Showdown race on Sund… Read more


Letter to the editor: The new abortion law

Pro-life readers will be quick to label me “pro-abortion” so let me be clear, I am “pro-abortion” in the fact that I believe anyone who wan… Read more

Hood: Carolina voters dislike big government

North Carolina Democrats are frustrated. It’s not hard to see why. Read more

Martin: John Witherspoon and universities today

Graduations are over and college towns are quieter. But in Chapel Hill faculty members and some university supporters are deeply worried. T… Read more

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