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Apr 8 2019

L.A. could replace traditional power plants with home solar, experts say

Los Angeles could produce the nation's largest "virtual power plant" by linking homes equipped with solar panels and batteries, solar industry says. Renewable energy experts and a new report from the solar industry say Los Angeles could generate a larger ...
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Mar 20 2019

A vote for shiny knees

By David Rogers. March 15, 2019. BLOWING ROCK, NC – There was a time six decades ago when I was embarrassed by our family’s poverty, made worse by the treatment my siblings and I suffered while attending school. Although in ...
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Feb 15 2019

SNAPSHOT: Here comes the sun

By David Rogers. November 30, 2018. BLOWING ROCK, NC — Popular Science magazine reports that Earth is almost 93 million miles from the sun. Given that distance, AstroBob.com calculates that at 60 miles per hour and without stopping, it would ...
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Nov 19 2018

Blowing Rock Town Council: A night of ovations

November 14, 2018. BLOWING ROCK, NC — Tuesday’s meeting of the Blowing Rock Town Council consumed almost two and a half hours, but the members of the Board of Commissioners only talked for about half of that time. Four well-deserved ...
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Sep 24 2018

Rec center price now at $38 million, groundbreaking on Oct. 16

BOONE — The Watauga County Board of Commissioners planned a groundbreaking ceremony for Oct. 16 for its community recreation center as it prepares to begin demolition in the coming weeks. Click to read the full story at the Watauga Democrat
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