The Blowing Rocket

Since 1932, The Blowing Rocket has been covering the news, people and cultural events of Blowing Rock, North Carolina.

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Watauga County Road Conditions

”As a Watauga county native serving 20 years as a local radio host and news reporter, owner of my own small business dump trucking company, I developed these sites out of my desire for local residents and visitors to have timely, accurate information. ” ~ Kenneth Reece

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The Carolina Epicurean

Imagine asking a friend if they’ve been to a restaurant and what they thought of it. Or where would your friend recommend going for a really great lunch. The Carolina Epicurean is your online resource for restaurant reviews, news and food trends in western North Carolina, and beyond.

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The Mountain Times

The Mountain Times is an award-winning weekly publication that serves Watauga, Ashe, Avery counties as well as the surrounding communities of the northwestern North Carolina High Country.

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High Country Press

High Country Press, established by Ken Ketchie, is your hometown newspaper, serving Watauga and Avery Counties of Northwestern North Carolina. The paper is based in downtown Boone and focuses on covering news, community information and events in the surrounding area of the High Country.