The Blowing Rocket

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

The Blowing Rocket is a weekly newspaper in Blowing Rock, North Carolina. In 2002 the Rocket had a paid circulation of 3,530. The newspaper was created as a tabloid by state Senator C.V. Henkel in June 1932. During the 1930s and 1940s it was a seasonal newspaper, published only during the months of June, July and August. Each summer a student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Journalism was hired to edit the Rocket. In the 1950s the Rocket switched to broadsheet format and a year-round publication schedule.

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