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New Years Creek

Would you believe there is a creek named New Years Creek? It rises in Watauga County on the western limits of the town of Blowing Rock and flows into Caldwell County where it enters Thunderhole Creek.  186 more words

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Christmas In the High Country: DEWEY'S BAKERY HOLIDAY STORE, Boone

If you drive down Highway 321 in Boone this time of year, you just might see an unusual sight: A teenager in full Watauga High marching band regalia, waving a sign for “Dewey’s Bakery”. 534 more words


Attractions: DOC'S ROCKS GEM MINE, Blowing Rock

North Carolina has been affectionately called “the treasure chest of the States”, and rightfully so, considering the Old North State is home to over 300 varieties of gemstones and minerals, the most of any in the nation. 1,184 more words

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Eat Local: SOUTHERN COMFORTS, Blowing Rock

Longtime visitors and natives of Blowing Rock have been mourning the loss of landmark restaurant Knight’s On Main, which served its last meal earlier this spring. 372 more words

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The first Saturday of April every year is as good as a holiday to sportsmen throughout the mountains of Western North Carolina: The official start of trout fishing season! 940 more words

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Boone DUI checkpoint results in various charges but only four DUIs

Last Thursday, the Boone Police Dept. along with the Watauga County Sheriff’s Dept., Appalachian State University Police Dept., Blowing Rock Police Department and N.C. Highway Patrol teamed up to conduct what is called a “DUI Checkpoint” on the intersection of King Street and College Street in Boone. ¬† 649 more words