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  • Easter Travelers Will Find NC Prices Slightly Less Than Last Year

    Updated: Apr 17, 2014 @ 3:57pm EDT

    While gasoline prices have climbed 36 cents a gallon since Christmas, they are still 5.6 cents a gallon less on … Continue reading

    Blue Ridge Honors Employees for Service, Performance

    Updated: Apr 16, 2014 @ 8:49pm EDT

    Employees of Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation and its heating fuels subsidiary, Blue Ridge Energies, LLC, were recently recognized for … Continue reading

    No Lane Closures on 321 in Blowing Rock During Easter Holiday

    Updated: Apr 16, 2014 @ 8:33pm EDT

    To better accommodate the volume of motorists traveling for the Easter holiday, the N.C. Department of Transportation is temporarily suspending … Continue reading

    National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week 2014

    Updated: Apr 16, 2014 @ 8:35pm EDT

    It’s National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week across the country. These professionals are not only the first contact that 911 callers … Continue reading

    Practice Bear Safety in the National Forests

    Updated: Apr 16, 2014 @ 8:11pm EDT

    Spring has arrived, and with more people visiting the Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests, the U.S. Forest Service reminds visitors … Continue reading

    Boone Police Announces Newest Officer, K9 Alex

    Updated: Apr 16, 2014 @ 8:11pm EDT

    Boone Police announced their newest officer on Monday. K9 Alex is a 2 year-old German Shepherd and is partnered with … Continue reading

    King Street Nominated for People’s Choice In Great Main Streets

    Updated: Apr 16, 2014 @ 8:36pm EDT

    King Street, in downtown Boone, has been nominated for a People’s Choice in the Great Main Streets contest by the … Continue reading

    Temporary Blowing Rock Water Service Disruption

    Updated: Apr 14, 2014 @ 5:29pm EDT

    All Town of Blowing Rock water customers should expect to be without water service beginning at 10:00 p.m. on Tuesday … Continue reading

    Highway Patrol Announces Operation Slow Down 2014

    Updated: Apr 14, 2014 @ 9:33am EDT

    The Highway Patrol has kicked off its annual Operation Slow Down 2014 campaign to catch excessive speeders on North Carolina’s … Continue reading

    Ashe County License Plate Agency Contract Expires in September

    Updated: Apr 10, 2014 @ 9:58am EDT

    The North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles is accepting applications for an Ashe County license plate agency. The current agency … Continue reading

    Watauga County License Plate Agency Contract Expires in September

    Updated: Apr 10, 2014 @ 9:56am EDT

    The North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles is accepting applications for a Watauga County license plate agency. The current agency … Continue reading

    Vintage Cars In Valle Crucis

    Updated: Apr 10, 2014 @ 9:02pm EDT

    Many motorist and residents of the High Country noticed the Model T’s on area roads on Tuesday. A collection of … Continue reading

    Watauga County Schools Weather Closings History

    Updated: Apr 13, 2014 @ 9:54am EDT

    *Original article posted March 9, 2013, updated on April 13, 2014 to reflect additional closings for the 2013-14 calendar year* … Continue reading

    National Forests in North Carolina Implement Changes for the 2014 Season

    Updated: Apr 7, 2014 @ 9:44pm EDT

    The U.S. Forest Service National Forests in North Carolina are changing the fees at seven recreation sites in the Nantahala, … Continue reading

    NCDMV Prompts Commercial Drivers to Certify Driving by Thursday

    Updated: Apr 7, 2014 @ 4:30pm EDT

    North Carolina has about 35,000 commercial driver license holders who have still not certified their driving to the N. C. … Continue reading

    Carolina Weather Discussion Broadcast For Wed April 2, 2014

    Updated: Apr 2, 2014 @ 9:29pm EDT

    The weekly Carolina Weather Discussion broadcast from Wednesday April 2nd.   Brad Panovich from NBC Charlotte and Grant Gilmore from … Continue reading

    NCDOT To Consider Proposal For Motorist Mileage Tax

    Updated: Apr 2, 2014 @ 4:02pm EDT

    North Carolina Department of Transportation board members are scheduled to hear a presentation this week on the idea to tax … Continue reading

    High Country Hits 70 For First Time Since October 2013

    Updated: Apr 1, 2014 @ 5:57pm EDT

    Spring officially arrived on the 2014 calendar on March 20, but after a winter of record breaking temperatures in January … Continue reading

    Traffic Light Moved From Edmisten Road To Tweetsie

    Updated: Apr 1, 2014 @ 5:17pm EDT

    The annual moving of the traffic light from Edmisten Road (Appalachian Ski Mountain) To Tweetsie on Highway 321 took place … Continue reading

    Boone Driver’s License Office Honored For Fourth Time

    Updated: Mar 31, 2014 @ 3:24pm EDT

    Last Wednesday (March 26, 2014) examiners at the Boone Driver’s License Office were honored by the nonprofit organization Donate Life … Continue reading

    BAT Mobile And Local Law Enforcement Team Up To Battle DWI’s

    Updated: Apr 1, 2014 @ 5:03pm EDT

    *Audio of the story with clips from law enforcement above* Law enforcement officials in Watauga County now have a new … Continue reading

    High Country Landmark Destroyed By High Winds

    Updated: Mar 31, 2014 @ 6:13pm EDT

    An iconic and historic part of the High Country fell victim to the high winds over the weekend. The Grandfather … Continue reading

    Sunday March 30 Conditions/Reports

    Updated: Mar 30, 2014 @ 4:58pm EDT

    7:43am power outages in Blue Ridge EMC area – Watauga 364, Ashe 249, Wilkes 139, Avery 135, 8am – have … Continue reading

    High Winds, Snow, Cold Returns For Saturday Night & Sunday

    Updated: Mar 29, 2014 @ 5:54pm EDT

    Old Man Winter will not totally let go of his impact on the High Country for this winter season. Following … Continue reading

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