Blowing Rock Town Council unanimously approved upright headstones to be allowed in Woodlawn Cemetery.

The Watauga Democrat reports that previously, only flat headstones were allowed on graves in the town-owned cemetery.

Families are now allowed to place upright markers if they choose.

The Blowing Rock Town Council was also informed that NCDOT this Fall will replace 50 dead trees previously planted on Valley Boulevard/321 in the city limits.