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  • Beware! Scam Artists Calling Blue Ridge Electric Members

    Updated: Mar 26, 2015 @ 6:43pm EDT

    Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation is warning the public about a telephone scam targeting members. Several cooperative members reported today … Continue reading

    Distracted Driving and Teen Crashes, AAA’s Ground-Breaking Research Reveals Causes of Teen Crashes

    Updated: Mar 26, 2015 @ 4:44pm EDT

    The most comprehensive research ever conducted into crash videos of teen drivers has found significant evidence that distracted driving is … Continue reading

    Downtown Boone Parking Update

    Updated: Mar 25, 2015 @ 5:53pm EDT

    With the installment of the new “smart parking meters” in downtown Boone this week (March 23-27), there are also some … Continue reading

    Moped Insurance Bill Filed In NC House, Moped Registration Begins July 1, 2015

    Updated: Mar 25, 2015 @ 3:39pm EDT

    Starting this year moped owners in North Carolina will have to register with the NCDMV, however more rounds of wrangling … Continue reading

    Dewitt Barnett Road Bridge Work To Begin March 30, Section Of Road To Be Closed

    Updated: Mar 26, 2015 @ 2:07pm EDT

    Work is set to begin Monday March 30th on the Dewitt Barnett Road bridge in Valle Crucis. That portion of … Continue reading

    March 23-27, 2015 Traffic Reports/Conditions

    Updated: Mar 25, 2015 @ 7:42am EDT

    Monday March 23 Flagging/lane closures scheduled on 321 in Blowing Rock today south of Green Park Inn & at Sunset … Continue reading

    Car Fire Delays Traffic Briefly On 105 Saturday

    Updated: Mar 21, 2015 @ 2:18pm EDT

    Traffic was briefly delayed on 105 in Boone on Saturday afternoon after a car caught fire in a parking lot. According … Continue reading

    New “Smart” Parking Meters Coming To Downtown Boone

    Updated: Mar 25, 2015 @ 5:50pm EDT

    *For an update on parking in downtown between March 25-May 1 see this link* Downtown Boone will begin the process … Continue reading

    Military Veterans Special License Plate Bill Passes House, Now In Senate

    Updated: Mar 20, 2015 @ 2:50pm EDT

    A proposed measure to allow NCDMV to produce a special license plate for military veterans passed the final reading in … Continue reading

    State Elimination of Driver Education Funding Hits Home

    Updated: Mar 18, 2015 @ 1:47pm EDT

    *Below is information from Watauga County Schools, for more information see the article Possible Changes Coming For Driver’s Education At … Continue reading

    Forest Service Prescribed Burn Of 560 Acres Or 1240 Acres Planned For Avery Or Caldwell On Wednesday

    Updated: Mar 17, 2015 @ 10:25am EDT

    The U.S. Forest Service plans to conduct one of two prescribed burns in the Grandfather Ranger District, Pisgah National Forest, … Continue reading

    High Country Sunset March 16, 2015

    Updated: Mar 16, 2015 @ 8:50pm EDT

    Perfect conditions came together to provide tremendous views of the sunset on Monday March 16, 2015. Below is a collection … Continue reading

    Proposed Bill Would Give Local School Systems More Control In Making Up Missed Days Due To Weather

    Updated: Mar 16, 2015 @ 5:23pm EDT

    A proposed measure to allow five local school districts the ability to have more control over making up the number … Continue reading

    321 Widening Project Expected To Resume Due To Better Weather

    Updated: Mar 16, 2015 @ 3:41pm EDT

    Though the High Country is not totally out of the threat for winter weather for several more weeks, the improved … Continue reading

    March 16-20, 2015 Traffic Reports/Conditions

    Updated: Mar 20, 2015 @ 1:23pm EDT

    Monday March 16 Flagging and lane closures at the intersection of 321 and Tanger Outlets. Be prepared for some delays. … Continue reading

    Friday the 13th – Officers Respond To Towed Boat With No Trailer On Local Road

    Updated: Mar 14, 2015 @ 9:44pm EDT

    The Watauga County Sheriff’s office and Blue Ridge Parkway officers received quite an unusual call on Friday the 13th. A … Continue reading

    St. Patrick’s Day Booze It & Lose It 2015 Campaign Kicks Off Today

    Updated: Mar 13, 2015 @ 3:37pm EDT

    St. Patrick’s Day brings to mind shamrocks, leprechauns and good luck. But not even the luck of the Irish can … Continue reading

    Lowering Of NC Flags In Honor Of 11 Servicemen Involved In Deadly Helicopter Crash

    Updated: Mar 12, 2015 @ 8:15pm EDT

    Governor Pat McCrory ordered all United States and North Carolina flags at state facilities to be lowered to half-staff from … Continue reading

    Controlled Burn On Saturday, Fire Personnel & Smoke Visible In Burn Area

    Updated: Mar 12, 2015 @ 7:12pm EDT

    Residents and motorist in the Jakes Mountain Road portion of Watauga County may notice several fire trucks and personnel in … Continue reading

    Children’s Council to Accept Pre-kindergarten Applications

    Updated: Mar 12, 2015 @ 5:35pm EDT

    Starting April 1, parents of four year olds living in Watauga County can apply for their children to attend pre-kindergarten … Continue reading

    North Carolina House Passes Tougher DWI Bills Again, Measures Move To Senate

    Updated: Mar 10, 2015 @ 2:55pm EDT

    Tougher DWI measures received overwhelming support from House legislators in a vote on Monday night (March 9), passing House Bill … Continue reading

    Public Asked to Provide Feedback on Draft Schedule for Transportation Projects

    Updated: Mar 10, 2015 @ 1:18pm EDT

    The N.C. Department of Transportation is asking the public to provide feedback on the Draft 10-Year State Transportation Improvement Program … Continue reading

    NCDOT Celebrates 100 Years of Achievement, 2015 Marks Centennial of the State Highway Commission

    Updated: Mar 10, 2015 @ 1:08pm EDT

    One hundred years ago, the North Carolina General Assembly created the State Highway Commission, establishing the first roots of our … Continue reading

    2015-16 State Transportation Map Now Available

    Updated: Mar 10, 2015 @ 1:06pm EDT

    The 2015-16 North Carolina State Transportation Map was unveiled Thursday today as part of the N.C. Department of Transportation’s Centennial … Continue reading

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