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  1. Blowing Rock zones, regulates short-term rentalsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 13 | Watauga Democrat

    After buying software to track short-term rentals, the town of Blowing Rock has moved forward by approving zoning and regulations to manage potential short-term rentals. The vote by the Blowing Rock Town Council on Tuesday night was unanimous, with council members having shown an interest in regulating short-term rentals in previous meetings.

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  2. WHS graduates awarded Lifestore scholarshipsRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Watauga Democrat

    Cameron Bolick - daughter of Shawn Bolick and Cindy Bolick of Blowing Rock - was awarded a $1,000 LifeStore Merit scholarship. LifeStore awards these scholarships to a graduating senior based on a combination of academic achievement, financial need and extracurricular activities.

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  3. Women's Fund to host fifth annual luncheonRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 14 | Watauga Democrat

    The Women's Fund of the Blue Ridge will host its fifth annual fundraising event, the Power of the Purse Luncheon, at Chetola Resort in Blowing Rock on Thursday, June 28, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Women's Fund of the Blue Ridge is a collective giving organization formed and sustained by a group of women philanthropists who want to make a positive impact on the lives of women and their families in the High Country. The organization believes that all women have the right to equality, safety, opportunity and self-determination in every aspect of their lives.

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  4. Glenn and Lula Bollick receive the 2018 North Carolina Heritage AwardRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 14 | Watauga Democrat

    Two local potters have been named recipients of the 2018 North Carolina Heritage Award for excellence in contributions to our state's cultural vitality. Glenn and Lula Bolick, residents of the Blackberry Community near Blowing Rock, recently received recognition for bringing multiple mountain and Piedmont traditions into the 21st century.

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  5. Blowing Rock renames Chestnut Street as Ginny Stevens LaneRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 13 | Watauga Democrat

    Longtime Blowing Rock resident and passionate historical preservationist Virginia "Ginny" Stevens was honored as Chestnut Street - located between Wallingford Road and Main Street and home to the Blowing Rock Art and History Museum - will be renamed Ginny Stevens Lane. The request for council action, made by Stevens' friends Marcia Quinn and Cullie Tarleton, was presented at Tuesday's Blowing Rock Town Council meeting.

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  6. Watauga tourism board passes $1.7M budgetRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 13 | Watauga Democrat

    An increase of over $100,000 focused mostly on advertising was unanimously approved for the 2018-19 budget of the Watauga County Tourism Development Authority during its Tuesday morning meeting. The $1,782,265 planned for 2018-19 is an increase from the budgeted $1,669,345 for 2016-17.

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  7. School board discusses visitor management systems, security camerasRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 13 | Watauga Democrat

    School safety planning still proves to be a top priority for Watauga County Schools as conversations continue about visitor management in the schools, security cameras and the funding to support these projects. Watauga County Schools Director of Technology Nancy Zeiss addressed the board of education at its June 12 meeting with an update on the technology department.

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  8. Beverly Normand CrittendenRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 11 | Watauga Democrat

    Beverly Normand Crittenden passed into the arms of her loving Father June 10th, 2018, at the Foley Center in Blowing Rock, N.C. She is survived by her son, Jeff Crittenden and wife Laurie of Boone, NC; three grandchildren, Sarah Crittenden Wohlwend and husband Taylor of San Diego, CA, Zack Crittenden of Boone, NC, and Hannah Crittenden of Asheville, NC; as well as nephews and cousins. "Bev" attended Louisiana College in Pineville, LA, then moved to Atlanta to work for Delta Air Lines.

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  9. Our view: Due considerationRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 9 | Watauga Democrat

    Adding an expense to already strapped county, town and school budgets is never an easy call, but the funding issue of a school resource officer in Blowing Rock and also under consideration at Hardin Park School are certainly worth the discussion they are engendering. Indeed, this is a wider discussion worth debating throughout the county.

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  10. Black Cat sold, to be renovatedRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 9 | Watauga Democrat

    Peyton's last day as "captain of the ship" was May 31 as she sold Black Cat and now begins a new adventure with her new husband, Matt Peyton in Asheville. "My utter thanks to the town of Boone for supporting Black Cat for so long; hope they continue to support for the next 20 years," Peyton said on Wednesday.

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  11. Moses Cone Estate pushing to renovation goalRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 8 | Watauga Democrat

    Flat Top Manor, the former estate of Moses and Bertha Cone, is home to the Parkway Craft Center and sits in the middle of Moses H. Cone Memorial Park just south of Blowing Rock. Flat Top Manor, the former estate of Moses and Bertha Cone, is home to the Parkway Craft Center and sits in the middle of Moses H. Cone Memorial Park just south of Blowing Rock.

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  12. High Country Toast returns June 15 and 16Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 7 | Watauga Democrat

    The High Country Toast Festival will begin on Friday, June 15, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Valle Crucis Park located on 2892 Broadstone Road in Banner Elk. The festival is co-hosted by the Boone Area Chamber of Commerce and Boone Sunrise Rotary and is presented by Mast General Store.

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  13. Blowing Rock to fund SRO, increase tax in proposed budgetRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 7 | Watauga Democrat

    Funding for a school resource officer, a tax increase and capital projects were some of the 2018-19 budget highlights presented by Blowing Rock Town Manager Ed Evans before a public comment period June 5 and a town council vote on Tuesday, June 12. "Town council is satisfied," Evans said in his presentation. "Never gonna contain everything they want, but this represents as close to what town council wants as possible."

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  14. A new dinosaur at Doc'sRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 31 | Watauga Democrat

    A cast of a struthiomimus dinosaur found in Montana is now on display at Doc's Rocks Gem Mine in Blowing Rock. The display was installed Friday, May 25, and unveiled Saturday.

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  15. Longtime Blowing Rock resident, Blowing Rocket newspaper columnist Betty Pitts dies at 88Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 5 | Watauga Democrat

    Betty Pitts, former "First Lady" and matriarch of Blowing Rock, tireless volunteer and columnist with The Blowing Rocket since 1994, died Sunday, June 3, at the age of 88. "Mama went to heaven this morning at 9:16 a.m.," said Lynn Lawrence, Betty's daughter, in an email to Betty's mailing list on June 3. "It is ironic that she would go to heaven on Sunday. She missed singing in the choir.

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  16. Looking through the archivesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 5 | Watauga Democrat

    These Watauga High School students were involved in a JobReady preparation program back on June 3, 1998, including going through a mock interview . The student speakers for the 1998 Watauga High School graduation ceremony included, from left to right: salutatorian Jessica L. Jackson, class president Alexis C. Englert, student body president Gideon J. Goff, valedictorian Brian K. Knight and salutatorian Karen D. Williams.

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  17. Betty Jean Ruppert PittsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 4 | Watauga Democrat

    Born September 11, 1929, in Watauga County, N.C., she was a daughter of Toy and Gypsy Mary Jane Townsend Ruppert. Betty was a member of Middle Fork Baptist Church.

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  18. Ernest Council Williams, MDRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 1 | Watauga Democrat

    He was born in Blowing Rock, N.C., to Cameron Williams and Eunice Holshouser Williams. He was a member of Rumple Memorial Presbyterian Church in Blowing Rock and later a member of First Presbyterian Church in Gastonia, NC.

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  19. Art in the Park kicks off 2018 seasonRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 31 | Watauga Democrat

    Lance MacKenzie of Morganton with a Honorable Mention ribbon from the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce at the May 26 Art in the Park. Barry Udis of Chapel Hill holds a Honorable Mention ribbon from the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce at the May 26 Art in the Park.

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  20. Flood warning issued for WataugaRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 30 | Watauga Democrat

    Use of this logo does not imply endorsement by the National Weather Service of Mountain Times Publications or its products. , provides forecasts for the Watauga County area.

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