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  • Abnormally Dry In The High Country….For Now

    Updated: May 28, 2015 @ 6:54pm EDT

    Data released this week by the United States Drought Monitor shows the High Country, and roughly over half of North … Continue reading

    Boone Named Top Commuter City In North Carolina

    Updated: May 28, 2015 @ 4:01pm EDT

    Obrella, an insurance news & outlet website, has named Boone as the top commuter city in North Carolina. Boone top … Continue reading

    Tourism To Blue Ridge Parkway Creates $863 Million In Economic Benefits

    Updated: May 26, 2015 @ 5:54pm EDT

    As the summer season officially started this past holiday weekend, visitation to the Blue Ridge Parkway in 2015 is already … Continue reading

    Watauga County Emergency Fest 2015 To Be Held Saturday

    Updated: May 26, 2015 @ 5:22pm EDT

    The annual Watauga County Emergency Fest will take place this Saturday May 30, 2015 from 10am to 2pm at the Peacock … Continue reading

    NCDMV Begins Single License Plate Sticker Registrations

    Updated: May 26, 2015 @ 9:36am EDT

    The N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles will begin issuing single license plate stickers for vehicles getting their registration renewed. The … Continue reading

    May 26-29, 2015 Traffic Reports/Conditions

    Updated: May 29, 2015 @ 10:33am EDT

    Tuesday May 26 All flagging operations/lane closures remain suspended on 321 in Blowing Rock today in observance of the Memorial … Continue reading

    Memorial Weekend Power Outage Impacts Part Of Watauga

    Updated: May 25, 2015 @ 3:24pm EDT

    Some area residents, and visitors to Tweetsie Railroad, may have been caught by surprise by a sudden power outage on … Continue reading

    Boone Police Investigating Death At Apartment Complex

    Updated: May 23, 2015 @ 2:45pm EDT

    Boone Police continue to investigate the death of a male, found in a parking lot of a local apartment complex. … Continue reading

    No Lane Closures on U.S. 321 in Blowing Rock During Memorial Day Weekend 2015

    Updated: May 22, 2015 @ 10:04am EDT

    All flagging operations/lane closures will be suspended on 321 in Blowing Rock beginning today (Friday May 22) in observance of … Continue reading

    High Speed Chase Leads To Drug Bust & Arrest In Boone

    Updated: May 21, 2015 @ 10:15pm EDT

    A high speed chase through Boone, reportedly topping 100 mph, has resulted in multiple arrests on several charges. According to … Continue reading

    Carolinians Kick Off Summer With Highest Memorial Day Travel in a Decade

    Updated: May 21, 2015 @ 1:40pm EDT

    An estimated 1,029,500 North Carolina and 475,500 South Carolina motorists are expected to celebrate this Memorial Day weekend with a … Continue reading

    Memorial Created For Blackwell Family Involved In Fatal 421 Crash At Stateline

    Updated: May 20, 2015 @ 3:16pm EDT

    As family and friends prepare to say their final goodbyes this week to a Mountain City Tennessee family killed in … Continue reading

    Boone Police File Charges In Fatal 105 Wreck

    Updated: May 20, 2015 @ 4:43pm EDT

    The Boone Police Department has completed their investigation and filed charges in the January 22, 2015, motor vehicle crash that … Continue reading

    Takata Airbags Recalled, Nearly 34 Million Vehicles Affected

    Updated: May 19, 2015 @ 5:49pm EDT

    The US Transportation Department has ordered airbag maker Takata to recall nearly double the amount of vehicles from a previous … Continue reading

    Highway Patrol Urges Motorists To Use Caution During The Memorial Day Holiday

    Updated: May 19, 2015 @ 11:50am EDT

    The State Highway Patrol is reminding motorists to be careful as they enjoy the Memorial Day weekend.  The holiday officially … Continue reading

    Funeral Services For Mountain City TN Family In Fatal 421 Wreck To Be Held This Week

    Updated: May 19, 2015 @ 1:07pm EDT

    Funeral arrangements for the Mountain City family involved in the fatal car crash on 421, at the NC/TN state line, … Continue reading

    Avery County Sheriff Warns Of Scam Threats

    Updated: May 18, 2015 @ 5:55pm EDT

    Avery County Sheriff Kevin Frye is warning residents of Avery County, and the High Country, of a series of scams … Continue reading

    Memorial Day 2015 “Click It Or Ticket” Enforcement Kicks Off

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

    The Governor’s Highway Safety Program (GHSP) launched its Memorial Day “Click It or Ticket” education and enforcement campaign this morning. … Continue reading

    May 18-22, 2015 Traffic Reports/Conditions

    Updated: May 22, 2015 @ 9:59am EDT

    Monday May 18 Various flagging operations continue today on #US321 in Blowing Rock from Country Club Rd to Tanger Outlets, … Continue reading

    Saturday Night Crash Closes Section Of 421 At Stateline, Multiple Fatalities

    Updated: May 18, 2015 @ 7:51am EDT

    Highway 421 at the North Carolina/Tennessee state line was closed for several hours on Saturday night due to a two … Continue reading

    Watauga County Schools Addresses Making Up Days Missed Due To Inclement Weather For 2015-2016

    Updated: May 13, 2015 @ 7:10pm EDT

    Missing school days due to weather, more specifically winter weather, is not a unique problem for Watauga County but it … Continue reading

    Fire Marshal Releases Information On Two Area Fires That Closed Local Roads

    Updated: May 13, 2015 @ 3:32pm EDT

    More information has been released on two different fires that resulted in two heavily traveled highways being closed. On Sunday … Continue reading

    NCDOT Sends Out First-Ever Customer Survey

    Updated: May 13, 2015 @ 3:40pm EDT

    The N.C. Department of Transportation began mailing out the department’s first-ever customer survey this week. Randomly selected citizens will receive a paper copy … Continue reading

    Portion Of Rivers Street Closed Through ASU Campus, 4 Lane Down To 2

    Updated: May 13, 2015 @ 2:53pm EDT

    Motorist around the Holmes Center,on the ASU campus, will notice more congestion than usual for Spring. Rivers Street has been … Continue reading

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