On May 5th Governor Cooper announced that as of May 8th at 5:00pm the State will begin its reopening by entering Phase 1 of the process. Read more about this below; restrictions that remain in place at the county level include the continued prohibition of short-term rentals and the 14-day self-quarantine period for residents and non-residents arriving in the county for overnight stays. This includes second homeowners and anyone who may have traveled elsewhere and are returning back to Watauga County. At this time, these restrictions are set to expire on June 5th. For our business owners, please take a look at some resources we have compiled to guide your reopening.
When posting on social media, remember to tag us and we encourage you to show your support for the town by using the hashtag#LoveBlowingRock
Senator Tony Rand died peacefully early on the morning of May 1st at the age of 80 years old. Senator Rand served more than 20 years in the Senate and was highly respected among colleagues. Governor Cooper saying, "Tony Rand was a giant in this state, and he was the muscle that turned good ideas into great law".
Tony Rand was a beloved member of the Blowing Rock Community and avid supporter of the Blowing Rock Chamber. Tony was a member of the Chamber Board of Directors and served on the Community, Government & Education Committee. He used is vast knowledge of how the state government works to the Chamber's best interest in Raleigh. He was truly a strong supporter of all things Blowing Rock and he will be greatly missed.
Joined by leaders of the N.C. General Assembly, Gov. Roy Cooper, on May 4, 2020, signed two bipartisan COVID-19 relief bills providing more than $1.5 billion in in emergency funding for critical expenditures related to public health and safety, educational needs, small business assistance and continuity of state government operations.
Visit North Carolinais producing regular free webinars that you can join or view at a convenient time. They also keep an updated list of business relief resources, advocacy partners,and more.
Find the Manufacturer or Supplier for your business needs at ManufacturedNC:
This database of supplierscontains every kind of thing produced in NC. Whether you’re a manufacturer who wants to localize your supply chain or a business searching for packaging suppliers, you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for here.
Find PPEHere-Supplying all sorts of Covid supplies to make customers feel more comfortable in retail settings. KN95 masks, virus guards for checkout counters, and hand sanitizers.
If you suspect that you may have COVID-19, APHRS has arranged a safe, convenient, and cost-effective option for your screening, so that you can avoid unnecessary hospital or clinic visits. Start with a screening through a virtual physician visit for just $49.
Donated Supplies, like N95 respirator masks, can be dropped-off at the front entrance of Charles A. Cannon, Jr. Memorial Hospital in Linville or the security checkpoint at Watauga Medical Center in Boone.
If you have any questions, or to receive a gift receipt for your donation, please contact: Brian Whitfield at email@example.com or
Be a part of the recovery and get your name out in the forefront with Carolina Mountain Life Magazine. Partner with us for the Summer edition out mid June through August, 25,000 copies strong and online, with a wide regional distribution. Contact us this week to reserve your space. We look forward to promoting your business.
The Women’s Fund of the Blue Ridge (WFBR) wants to show support to 11 area food banks. We are asking the community to help raise $3,500, in the next two weeks. If the goal is met, then WFBR will match the $3,500. If the $3,500 is exceeded, all additional funds will also be given to the food banks.
We encourage you to contribute what you can,before May 15th, to meet the WFBR’s matching grant. Visitwww.womensfundoftheblueridge.orgto make a gift, or mail a check to WFBR, 895 State Farm Road – Suite 403-8, Boone, NC 28607.
Chef and Somm Changing to CaféViolette
Chef & Somm LLC is thrilled to announce that Kyle Martin is now Executive Chef and partner in the business. Chef Martin has been with Chef & Somm since opening and has proven to be a reliable, creative, and talented chef with the leadership qualities necessary to navigate through the uncertainty ahead.
With this change in leadership, Chef & Somm is also changing its name to Café Violette at the end of May!
High Country 365 presents the Journey Magazine Online
Life's a Journey, Don't Walk it Alone!
The Journey Magazine has been in circulation in the High Country for more than 20 years. You can now access these wonderful stories plus new ones, online. If you read something you like, please share it with your friends and family so they can be encouraged as well!
Our purpose is to share the spiritual journeys of people in our community. No matter where you are in your life's journey, visit our website to find comfort, help, and encouragement. www.JourneyNC.com - Check it out!
As an added benefit to our patients, we are offering our hospice and palliative care services via tellehealth to help minimize exposure and alleviate the concerns of patients who are hesitant to receive care in their homes.
As North Carolina begins a phased re-opening, Tanger is working with their retail partners to create a shopping environment that prioritizes the well-being of our valued shoppers, retail partners and employees, in accordance with the latest guidance from government and public health officials.
While Tanger Blowing Rock is currently open 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. daily, individual retailer store hours will continue to vary during this period of phased re-openings. As such, they encourage shoppers to check with individual retailers before planning a visit.