Highway 321 Continues to be Closed

Highway 321 in Blowing Rock Remains Closed after Rockslide

It was a week ago today after 5.31 inches of rain that the rockslide occurred.  We have had ongoing communication from Mayor Sellers, and he has been very engaged in getting the highway open.  There is some discussion that one or two lanes may initially open.  The structure that sits atop the slide is still a significant uncertainty and may delay safely opening the highway.  This link provides a very informative update from WSOC TV Channel 9. 


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Planning Board Meeting Today 5:30 Town Hall

The regularly scheduled Planning Board meeting is today.  Meeting includes:

Special Use Permit 2024-01 Arbor Village

April 18th, 2024

Post Date:03/14/2024 2:36 PM


The Blowing Rock Planning and Zoning Board will review and consider the following item at its regular meeting to be held on Thursday, April 18, 2024, at 5:30 PM:

Special Use Permit 2024-01
1. Arbor Village   
The meeting Agenda here:

From TDA: BR Occupancy Tax

Blowing Rock Occupancy Tax revenues totaled $103,613.64 in February. Overnight visitors in Blowing Rock pay this 6% tax on their hotel and short-term rental stays. For February, these collections represent $1,726,894 in revenues at our local lodging alone! This total is 8.57% more than February 2023.

Election Reminder

Dates and Deadlines:
Here are voter dates and deadlines for the 2024 second primary election in North Carolina:

  • April 25, 2024: In-person early voting begins.
  • May 7, 2024: Absentee ballot request deadline (5 p.m.).*
  • May 11, 2024: In-person early voting ends (3 p.m.).
  • May 14, 2024: Election Day.
  • May 14, 2024: Absentee ballot return deadline (7:30 p.m.).*
  • Find other important dates for the election on our web calendar: Voter Dates & Deadlines.

*Voter registration and absentee voting deadlines are different for military and overseas citizen voters.

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