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Originally published: 2013-04-01 10:22:28
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Our View: Veteran appreciation

Thumbs-up: to spring and Easter in the air. This week that air brought dozens of children to Easter egg hunts in Boone, Blowing Rock and beyond to officially kick off the holiday and spring break. Due to harsh weather this season that spring break may be shorter for some, but we wish everyone a happy and safe holiday.
Thumbs-up: to veteran appreciation. New signage in honor of all veterans will be in place to greet drivers on US 421 entering Watauga County: This stretch of highway is now a designated Blue Star Memorial Highway following approval from the N.C. Board of Transportation. "It's one way of showing appreciation of veterans past, present and future," said Sam Halsey, Division 11 representative for the NCBOT. We agree.
Thumbs-up: to a "Great Main Street." Blowing Rock was recently named one of five "Great Main Streets" of North Carolina as part of Great Places in North Carolina Awards put forth by the North Carolina Chapter of the American Planning Association. Blowing Rock Town Planner Kevin Rothrock expressed surprise by the award. He shouldn't have been: It's something we in the High Country have known all along.