Introducing New BRCA Admin Assistant

Greetings from BRCA 28605!

Welcome Laramie Kossler, BRCA New Admin Assistant! BRCA is excited to introduce our first paid employee and new Admin Assistant, Laramie Kossler in this short video.  You will meet her as we begin the 2024 season.  Please join us as we welcome her to the BRCA team.  Laramie and her husband live in Boone and have three children.  A short intro video with Laramie is here:
Green Hill Communication Clarification

We would like to provide a correction/clarification to our BRCA 28605 update from January 11, 2024.

  • Regarding the information provided about the communications poles on Green Hill at the 2023 Winter Retreat,
  • then Town Manager Shane Fox indicated that there would be replacements, but with no increase in height above the current 60 feet
  • At the Town Council’s summer retreat in June 2023, interim Town Manager Kevin Rothrock announced that:

“the new pole would be higher than the current poles because of tree growth and that they were looking at 80 feet, pending engineering input.  Kevin said at the summer retreat “He also said that he thought a Special Use Permit would be required under the Town Code because of the additional height and would be looking into that.”

Planning Board Today 5:30 @ Town Hall

Planning Board Agenda has not been posted.  On the agenda is the draft of the 2024 Comprehensive Plan.  The second item on the agenda is a SUP for Arbor Village Subdivision.  The Draft 2024 Plan can be viewed at:

Town Council Retreat
January 29-30-31, 2024
American Legion Building
333 Wallingford St, Blowing Rock, NC 28605
(Details to follow)

Blowing Rock WinterFest
Details link here:
January 25-28, 2024

Event is sold out but there are some tickets available on some of the events.                                                                             
 Sewer Work on Main Street Update:
 From Town Hall: On January 15, sewer work will begin on Main Street at the Morris Street intersection. Morris Street will be closed at this location. Sewer installation on Main Street will then continue towards Chestnut

March 5, 2024 Primary Election

We realize it’s early but wanted to provide some information on the upcoming March 5, 2024 Primary Election.  You can find a sample ballot here: 


Important dates for the first quarter of 2024 from Watauga Board of Elections:

2024 Election Calendar
2nd – Absentee by Mail Ballot Requests Available
16th – Logic and Accuracy Equipment Testing (AG Center)
19th – Absentee by Mail Ballot Mailing Begins
9th – Voter Registration Deadline at 5:00 pm
15th – Early Voting Begins
27th – Last Day to Request Absentee Ballot by Mail
2nd – Early Voting Ends at Noon
5th – Presidential Preference Primary
5th – Deadline for Absentee by Mail ballots to be received at office is 7:30 pm
15th – Primary Canvass

On behalf of everyone at BRCA we sincerely appreciate your financial support and engagement with us.  Have a great weekend.

Tom Barrett,
VP & Executive Committee

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