5 Reasons to Bring Your

Business to Watauga County

       

1. Location-Location-Location!

2.  Education Focus

3. Culture of Entrepreneurship

& Creativity

4. Outstanding Quality of Life

5. Hub of Northwestern NC

 

Watauga County Office of

Economic Development 

Take Your Business to

Higher Ground !

 

Jim Armstrong

Subaru of Hickory

 

 

When you visit our Hickory new

and used Subaru car dealership

your satisfaction is our primary

concern.

 

We have been a Subaru

dealer for over 31 years.

 

If you value low prices and variety

of high-quality vehicles,

Jim Armstrong Subaru is the

first & last place you will need

to shop for a new or used car

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to shop our inventory

DID YOU KNOW??

CALDWELL COUNTY

~Has the most public sculptures

 per capita in the US

~Has one of the few National

Wild and Scenic Rivers

~Has a museum of vintage

vending machines

~Hosts the NC State

Blackberry Festival

~Is on the Blue

Ridge Music Trail

 

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for upcoming events & more

The Incredible

Toy Company

 

Inspiring Toys and 

Unbeatable Service

 

Where imaginations grow

  

3411 Hwy 321S 

Between Boone

& Blowing Rock

828.264.1422

 

CLICK HERE 

to visit our website

 

Blowing Rock WoodWorks

Live edge Dining Tables, Desks

Showroom now OPEN,

109 AHO RD BLOWING ROCK

Unique furniture and More

Custom Orders

LOCALLY MADE 

RUSTIC AND MOUNTAIN

MODERN

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2017 Blue Ridge Parkway Calendar Winners

Here are the Cover Photo and Monthly winners in the 2017 Blue Ridge Parkway Photo Contest. However, many photos not shown below will appear in the Calendar in "cameo roles" on the calendar pages. Those "cameo" photos will be choses as we complete the calendar graphic design process.

We received 645 contest entries (the most ever!), and 14,241 votes were cast in the contest.

In choosing the winners, we used the following criteria: 1) Voting results, 2) Image quality 3) Only one winning photo per photographer, 4) Region and scene diversity, and 5) Uniqueness of the scene. Every year, the quality of the photographs gets better making selection of winners harder.

We offer our sincere thanks to everyone who submitted a photo. We did not give the names of the photographers during the voting process, but here are the names of the people who contributed these great shots:

Lisa Camp, Eli Downs, Jeff Miller, Brian Vandermark, Larry Hazen, Paula Sebastian, Cindi Ward, Jamie Nice, Amy Tilley, Dale Mayberry, Kathryn Greven, George Wright, Johnny Davison, Valerie Seals, Randy F. Bennett, Shawn Banks, Donnie Williams, Jason Penland, Martie Latham, Tom Gillespie, Julia Thomas, Jerry Markus, Jim Goodrum, Chelsea Farr, Nicole Micheli, Nels Andersen, Ashley McNeely, Amy Leigh Peterson, Mark Norton, Patricia Joynes, Kathy Wright, Jessica Padgett, Tom Plaut, Angela Brooks, Sherry Dedmon, Scott Hemphill , Jailee Hollars, Kellie Pope, Sally McCauley, Jessica Crawley, Danny Jones, Rebecca Bingham , Bob McDaniel, Rob Moore, Mackenzie King, Pattie Jenkins, Sarah L Ernst, Ray Walker, Rich Cox, M Stan Phillips, Mike Duncan, John Farthing, Jill Vaillancourt, Brett Schwebke, Carl Nielsen, Stephen G. Hill, Sharon Glatthorn, Bonnie Shuping, Colter Tompkins, Alan Klein, Lisa johnson, Danny Redd, Sonya Golini, Mary Osborne, Lynne Townsend, Anita Poplin, Ira Stone, Patti Grosh, Glad Pickell, Stephen Smith, Jeff Hampton, Leah Edwards, Michael Park, Elaine Tennen, Tom Doane, Jordan Nelson, Nancy Kish, Bonita Loggins, Brenda Hoss, Ben Gibbs, Nicole Wieczorek, Sharon Cox, Dale Hayes, Daniel E. Whiteman, Pam Walker, Gary Podlogar, Jeri Cornell, Hanna Norwood, Lisa Lesperance, Candice Martin, Pat Matthews, Alan Larkins, Marilyn Ball, Maria Jaeger, Jean Studeman, Jay Wild, Susan Murphy, Jill Sidebottom, Lisa Wilmoth, Ann Fitzsimmons, Ethan Holshouser, Graham Johnson , Kary Riley, Jeffrey DeCristofaro, Riley Burgess, Johnny York, Ronald Tharp, Steve Ohnesorgd, Carrie L. Hayes, Molly Hagan, Brenda Combs, Monty E. Combs, Mike Jones, Jim Magruder, Brandy Minnix, Dale Joyner, Bruce Swanson, Janis Keim, Bonnie G. Menefee, Michael Thornburg , Marie Bongiovanni, Lindsay Lewchuk, Barbara Kinner, Sue McGee, Stephen Simms, Garrison McGee, Therese D. Barry, Ashley McGhee, Sander Gibson, Jesse Llobet, Pam Farthing, Roger D Cranford, Laura Johnston, Sunny Goldin, Sallie J Woodring, Glen Atwell, Lynn Willis, Matt Bennett

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