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  • Forest Service & Partners Make Progress in Restoring Grandfather Ranger District

    Updated: Dec 16, 2014 @ 11:05am EST

    The U.S. Forest Service and a spectrum of partners collaborated to help restore close to 6,000 acres in the Grandfather … Continue reading

    Blue Ridge Electric Members to Receive Rate Reduction on January 2015 Bills

    Updated: Dec 15, 2014 @ 5:45pm EST

    Christmas came early as a temporary rate reduction was approved for Blue Ridge Electric members on their January bills, thanks … Continue reading

    Additional Earthquake Recorded on Sunday Night

    Updated: Dec 15, 2014 @ 2:27pm EST

    The USGS is reporting an additional earthquake in the area on Sunday night. The magnitude 2.1 earthquake was located 10 … Continue reading

    Overnight Earthquake Awakens High Country & Foothills

    Updated: Dec 15, 2014 @ 2:43pm EST

    *Update Monday 2:42pm – The USGS is reporting an additional earthquake on Sunday night.* Many residents across the High Country … Continue reading

    WataugaRoads.com & Carolina Weather Broadcast With James Spann

    Updated: Dec 11, 2014 @ 10:11pm EST

    WataugaRoads.com & Carolina Weather Group welcomed James Spann as a guest on the broadcast Thursday night. James is Chief Meteorologist … Continue reading

    Blue Ridge Electric Warning Against Continued Scams

    Updated: Dec 11, 2014 @ 1:43pm EST

    Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation is warning the public about continued scams targeting members. Scenarios reported by cooperative members center … Continue reading

    Avery County Sheriff Seeks Help With Missing Person

    Updated: Dec 10, 2014 @ 12:26pm EST

    *Updated 12:18pm with statement from Avery County Sheriff Kevin Frye* “It is with great sadness that we believe we have … Continue reading

    Colorful Monday Morning

    Updated: Dec 8, 2014 @ 12:21pm EST

    A colorfully display greeted many High Country residents to start to the second full week of December 2014. Here’s collection … Continue reading

    Boone Christmas Parade 2014 Pictures & Video

    Updated: Dec 6, 2014 @ 5:26pm EST

    Despite the rain there was still a good turnout for the annual Boone Christmas Parade on Saturday Dec 6. Photos … Continue reading

    Local Sheriff Offers Tips For Safe Shopping During The Holiday Season

    Updated: Dec 5, 2014 @ 3:58pm EST

    “The Christmas season is here and shoppers are crowding malls and discount stores to buy the latest gadgets and find … Continue reading

    November 2014 Snowfall Depth

    Updated: Dec 4, 2014 @ 6:47pm EST

    Below is a look at the snow fall depth in the region from the National Weather Service for November 2014. … Continue reading

    Watauga Medical Center Inaugural Lighting of the Tree

    Updated: Dec 2, 2014 @ 10:12am EST

    Seby B. Jones Regional Cancer Center warmly invites all High Country residents to help decorate and light a festive tree … Continue reading

    Boone Christmas Parade 2014

    Updated: Dec 2, 2014 @ 9:54am EST

    High Country residents, and visitors, are invited to join Santa Claus and all your friends & neighbors Saturday December 6, … Continue reading

    Thanksgiving Weekend 2014 Picture Round Up

    Updated: Nov 30, 2014 @ 6:31pm EST

    Here’s a collection of photos as found on social media, or sent into the WataugaRoads.com outlets, for this holiday weekend. … Continue reading

    421 In Vilas Closed Due to Wreck, Traffic Being Detoured

    Updated: Nov 28, 2014 @ 5:50pm EST

    5:50pm – the road is back open fully. 5:19pm – traffic on 421 in Vilas is still being detoured after … Continue reading

    Thanksgiving Night Slick Roads

    Updated: Nov 27, 2014 @ 9:42pm EST

    5:43pm – Roads in Boone city limits starting to get slick again. One accident on State Farm Road, expect delays … Continue reading

    Blue Ridge Electric Responding to Scattered Outages Due to Snow

    Updated: Nov 26, 2014 @ 12:42pm EST

    Linemen with Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation are responding to outages today primarily in Ashe County but scattered across its … Continue reading

    Wednesday Nov 26 Conditions/Reports

    Updated: Nov 26, 2014 @ 12:09pm EST

    Mostly rain across the county overnight. Rain mixed with snow was first reported in the 4am hour, before changing to … Continue reading

    Photo Spotlight – Wilkes County To Charlotte

    Updated: Nov 24, 2014 @ 8:02pm EST

    From a trail off Brushy Mountain Road in Wilkes County comes this tremendous view of the Queen City. “McGuire Nuclear … Continue reading

    Winter Weather Possible During Thanksgiving Week, Travel Could Be Impacted

    Updated: Nov 25, 2014 @ 7:39pm EST

    Winter weather, which could impact travel, appears likely to return to the High Country this week. WataugaRoads.com weather partners Brad … Continue reading

    Falling Gas Prices Fuel Increase In Thanksgiving Holiday Travel

    Updated: Nov 24, 2014 @ 6:32pm EST

    Almost 90% of North Carolinians traveling this Thanksgiving holiday will be celebrating with a road trip, while enjoying the lowest … Continue reading

    Thanksgiving 2014 Click It Or Ticket It

    Updated: Nov 24, 2014 @ 6:28pm EST

    Every year, thousands of people travel on North Carolina’s roadways to spend time with loved ones over the Thanksgiving holiday. … Continue reading

    No Lane Closures on 321in Blowing Rock During Thanksgiving Holiday

    Updated: Nov 22, 2014 @ 11:11am EST

    Traffic in Blowing Rock will flow a little smoother in the days before and after Thanksgiving, saving motorists time and … Continue reading

    New Temperature Records Due To Arctic Blast

    Updated: Nov 20, 2014 @ 2:09pm EST

    Several temperature records were tied and/or set over the last several days as unseasonably arctic air passed through the region. 10 … Continue reading

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