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  • Overnight Apartment Fire Closes Section Of Highway 105

    Updated: Apr 25, 2015 @ 7:31am EDT

    An overnight apartment fire lead to the closure of a section of 105 early Saturday morning. The fire occurred at … Continue reading

    Charlottean Wins Grandfather Mountain Winter Weather Contest

    Updated: Apr 22, 2015 @ 10:05am EDT

    Rudolf Grau of Charlotte has won the 2014-15 Winter Weather Contest at Grandfather Mountain, a true feat in a season … Continue reading

    Traffic Lights In Boone Knocked Out By Transformer Blowing

    Updated: Apr 20, 2015 @ 8:10pm EDT

    According to scanner dispatch just after 7pm on Monday night, several traffic lights in Boone are out due to a … Continue reading

    Hail Storms Bring Rainbows – April 20, 2015

    Updated: Apr 20, 2015 @ 7:17pm EDT

    After at least three rounds of storms, that included heavy rain and pea size hail, some area residents captured a … Continue reading

    Boone & Other State Communities Receive National Main Street Accreditation for 2015

    Updated: Apr 20, 2015 @ 3:37pm EDT

    The National Main Street Center®, a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation has accredited 35 North Carolina communities … Continue reading

    Boone Police To Join Others Statewide For “Watch For Me NC 2015″

    Updated: Apr 20, 2015 @ 2:34pm EDT

    The N.C. Department of Transportation will partner with various communities from the mountains to the coast in 2015 as part … Continue reading

    Sunday April 19 2015 Flooding

    Updated: Apr 20, 2015 @ 10:00am EDT

    Many of the usual low lying flood prone bridges/roads are under water as of 7:42pm. Boone Police have closed the … Continue reading

    Overturn Tractor Trailer Blocks One Lane On Boone Mtn/421 On Saturday

    Updated: Apr 19, 2015 @ 9:52am EDT

    Traffic on 421/Boone Mountain was diverted for several hours on Saturday due to an overturned tractor trailer. The driver was … Continue reading

    DENR Report Recommends Changes To Auto Emissions Testing Program

    Updated: Apr 17, 2015 @ 11:14am EDT

    Although the High Country counties of North Carolina have never been required to test cars and trucks for emissions, two … Continue reading

    Emergency Response Units Search River For Possible Person In Danger

    Updated: Apr 17, 2015 @ 12:43am EDT

    Emergency personnel from Foscoe Fire Department, Watauga County Sheriff’s Department, Watauga Medics and Watauga County Rescue Squad were dispatched Thursday … Continue reading

    521 Acre Fire Fully Contained Thanks To Rainfall, Area Back Open

    Updated: Apr 16, 2015 @ 12:52pm EDT

    Significant rainfall allowed firefighters to fully contain the 521 acre Blue Gravel wildfire on the Pisgah National Forest in the … Continue reading

    Wildlife Commission Announces Plan to Meet Trout Stocking Goals After Incident At State Hatchery

    Updated: Apr 15, 2015 @ 2:54pm EDT

    Responding to the recent fish kill at the Armstrong State Fish Hatchery in McDowell County, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission … Continue reading

    Spring Blooms Without Booms, Work Continues On 321 In Blowing Rock

    Updated: Apr 15, 2015 @ 11:24am EDT

    Visitors coming to Blowing Rock to see the spring blooms won’t have to wait for the booms. “Blasting operations on … Continue reading

    Lowering Of Flags, Day of Remembrance for President Abraham Lincoln

    Updated: Apr 15, 2015 @ 6:08am EDT

    In recognition of the Day of Remembrance for President Abraham Lincoln, Governor Pat McCrory ordered U.S. and North Carolina flags … Continue reading

    Fire Near Linville Gorge Reaches 70 percent Containment

    Updated: Apr 14, 2015 @ 3:34pm EDT

    With recent rainfall and high humidity the flames of the 320 acre Blue Gravel Fire have subsided and containment is … Continue reading

    Grandfather Mountain & YMCA Clean Up Highway

    Updated: Apr 13, 2015 @ 6:09pm EDT

    Volunteers from Grandfather Mountain and the Williams YMCA of Avery County partnered Saturday to clean trash from four miles of … Continue reading

    Wildfire Continues To Burn Near Linville Gorge

    Updated: Apr 13, 2015 @ 12:57pm EDT

    The Blue Gravel wildfire is still burning this morning (Monday April 13) in a remote area east of Shortoff Mountain … Continue reading

    NCDOT’s Spring Litter Sweep Starts April 18

    Updated: Apr 13, 2015 @ 12:49pm EDT

    The N.C. Department of Transportation‘s Spring Litter Sweep will take place April 18-May 2. Spring Litter Sweep volunteers will be … Continue reading

    Rain Delays Repairs on U.S. 321 In Lenoir

    Updated: Apr 13, 2015 @ 12:45pm EDT

    Rain has delayed plans by the N.C. Department of Transportation to temporarily close a section of U.S. 321 in Lenoir. … Continue reading

    April 13-17 2015 Traffic Reports/Conditions

    Updated: Apr 17, 2015 @ 7:50am EDT

    Monday April 13 Weather permitting, work will continue today on 321 in Blowing Rock near Blackberry Condos with possible flagging … Continue reading

    Spring Has Sprung! Get Ready For Some Of The High Country & America’s Wildest Weather

    Updated: Apr 12, 2015 @ 5:58pm EDT

    In 2014 WataugaRoads.com was named  an official NOAA & National Weather Service Weather Ready Nation Ambassador for the High Country and … Continue reading

    Researchers Map Seasonal Greening in U.S. Forests, Fields, and Urban Areas

    Updated: Apr 12, 2015 @ 5:53pm EDT

    Using the assessment tool ForWarn, U.S. Forest Service researchers can monitor the growth and development of vegetation that signals winter’s … Continue reading

    Appalachian Regional Healthcare System Has A New Uniformed Look

    Updated: Apr 12, 2015 @ 9:05am EDT

    On Wednesday, April 15, 2015, Appalachian Regional Healthcare System (ARHS) will have a new look. Employees who work in patient … Continue reading

    Repairs Temporarily Closing Part of U.S. 321 in Lenoir On Monday Night

    Updated: Apr 13, 2015 @ 4:14pm EDT

    ***UPDATE Monday April 13 – Due to rain the below section of 321 will not be closed this Monday. See … Continue reading

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