SAVOR Blowing Rock is just around the
corner (April 20-23) and we need a little help from our friends! We can't
do this great event without our awesome volunteers! Click the
"volunteer now" button to see a list of opportunities and to sign
TASTE! will be held April 20th, 6 - 8 pm
and is a culinary compilation showcasing many of the Blowing Rock and High
Country restaurants. Restaurants will serve small plate sized portions of
some of their signature dishes. North Carolina produced beers, wines and
other beverages will also be available for tasting.
NEW THIS YEAR: we have hired an amazing
dance band, Carolina Soul!
There are so many great seminars and
tastings to choose from April 20-22 during SAVOR Weekend! Some of the more
unique are the ones featuring North Carolina products – Vodka made from
muscadine grapes, Bitters made from grapefruit, lavender and hibiscus, and
the history of moonshine in North Carolina and its beginnings with Jack
Check the event schedule on our website
for a list of all seminars & tastings. Tickets are selling quickly, get
yours before they sell out!
VIDEO Recap: Redistricting Reform &
Fair Elections in NC Forum
If you weren't able to attend our
redistricting forum in Boone on February 27th, check out this video recap
of the entire events. Speakers Jonathan Jordan (NC House Rep) and Judge Ed
Gregory explained how the newly proposed nonpartisan redistricting map was
developed as an alternative to our current redistricting process.
How Does North Carolina's Tax Climate
This week, the nonpartisan Tax Foundation
released its annual “Facts & Figures 2017: How Does
Your State Compare?” report, which outlines each of the 50 states’ tax
climates. The report compares every state’s overall tax climate, corporate
and income taxes, state-local tax burdens and state revenue, among other
In honor of their one year anniversary in
Blowing Rock, the J. McLaughlin store will offer a special shopping
day on March 25th where 15% of all sales will go to the Women's Fund of the
Blue Ridge. Sip while you shop the new spring collection, all for a good
cause. Read More.