The Town of Blowing Rock celebrated its 125th birthday yesterday with cake and a party at the town hall, shortly followed by a Board of Commissioners meeting, plowing ahead into the next 125 years. On that agenda, Kipp Turner of Maymead Construction, contractor on the US 321 road project that will be a major part of the future of Blowing Rock, updated the board and public about recent progress on the project in spite of the wet and wintry weather. Turner said that wall staining in that area was started yesterday, and that moving of utilities continues.