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  • Nearly 2,800 DWI Arrests Made during Labor Day “Booze It & Lose It” Campaign

    Updated: Sep 16, 2014 @ 4:05pm EDT

    The Labor Day holiday ushers in the start of school and football season, and signals the end of summer – … Continue reading

    September 15-19 2014 Road Conditions/Reports

    Updated: Sep 16, 2014 @ 9:52am EDT

    Monday Sept 15 Lane closures/flagging ops on 321 in Blowing Rock today near Tanger Outlets. Call 828-964-3260 for info. 1:46pm … Continue reading

    Boone Police Release More Information in Anna Smith Case

    Updated: Sep 15, 2014 @ 6:43pm EDT

    A portion of Poplar Grove Road near the ASU campus was closed on Saturday due to developments in the search … Continue reading

    Car Fire On 421

    Updated: Sep 13, 2014 @ 10:37pm EDT

    Traffic was delayed on 421 near the Watauga/Wilkes line on Saturday afternoon due to a car fire with a northbound … Continue reading

    Portion of Poplar Grove Road Closed, Reopen Saturday Evening

    Updated: Sep 13, 2014 @ 10:18pm EDT

    As of 6:32pm Poplar Grove Road is back open. See below for the original article as it was updated throughout … Continue reading

    Blue Ridge Parkway Prepares for Fall Travel Season

    Updated: Sep 11, 2014 @ 4:55pm EDT

    The Blue Ridge Parkway is expecting a robust fall visitor season along the 469-mile linear national park which offers breathtaking … Continue reading

    Blue Ridge Electric Warns Members Against Latest Scam

    Updated: Sep 10, 2014 @ 10:06pm EDT

    Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation is warning the public about the latest scam targeting members. According to Blue Ridge Electric … Continue reading

    August 2014 Weather Recap

    Updated: Sep 10, 2014 @ 3:48pm EDT

    The 13th driest August since 1980 continued a trend of a much drier 2014 than 2013. For the month officially … Continue reading

    Lowering of Flags for Patriot Day on September 11

    Updated: Sep 10, 2014 @ 1:49pm EDT

    Gov. Pat McCrory ordered all United States and North Carolina flags to be lowered to half-staff on all state facilities from sunrise … Continue reading

    August Ends Much Drier Than Previous Year on Grandfather Mountain

    Updated: Sep 8, 2014 @ 5:52pm EDT

    By this time last year, Grandfather Mountain had received twice as much rainfall as it has during the same eight-month … Continue reading

    Sunday Night Flooding – Sept 7

    Updated: Sep 8, 2014 @ 5:44pm EDT

    8:55pm – getting several reports of flooding on Aho Road about a mile from the Blue Ridge side. heavy debris, … Continue reading

    September 1- 5 2014 Road Conditions/Reports

    Updated: Sep 15, 2014 @ 10:09pm EDT

    Monday Sept 1 5:40pm – wreck in front of Staples on Blowing Rock Road, possible delays in that area. Tuesday … Continue reading

    Highway Patrol Reminds Motorists To Be Careful This Labor Day Holiday

    Updated: Aug 28, 2014 @ 7:36pm EDT

    The State Highway Patrol is reminding motorists to be careful as they enjoy the Labor Day holiday. According to AAA, … Continue reading

    NCDOT Scheduled To Finish One Bridge Replacement Project, Begin Another In Ashe County

    Updated: Aug 28, 2014 @ 6:55pm EDT

    The N.C. Department of Transportation is preparing to replace a bridge on Roundabout Road over Cabbage Creek in Ashe County … Continue reading

    Economic Growth, Cheaper Gas, Fuel Increase In North Carolina Labor Day Travel

    Updated: Aug 28, 2014 @ 6:45pm EDT

    A recovering economy and falling gas prices are contributing to an increase in Labor Day holiday travel for the second … Continue reading

    No Lane Closures on 321 During Labor Day Weekend

    Updated: Aug 28, 2014 @ 9:30am EDT

    As motorists take to the roads this Labor Day weekend for one last summer trip, the N.C. Department of Transportation … Continue reading

    321 in Blowing Rock Closed Due To Down Power Lines

    Updated: Aug 26, 2014 @ 11:29am EDT

    321 and 321 Business near Chetola is closed due to down power lines. The closures are anticipated to last several … Continue reading

    Aug 25-30 2014 Road Conditions/Reports

    Updated: Aug 28, 2014 @ 8:36am EDT

    Monday Aug 25 Possible flagging ops on 321 in Blowing Rock today from US 321 Bus to Little Springs Rd … Continue reading

    Sunday Evening Earthquake

    Updated: Aug 25, 2014 @ 10:47am EDT

    The USGS has confirmed a 2.4 magnitude earthquake near Blowing Rock from Sunday evening.  The Watauga Roads social media outlets … Continue reading

    2014 & 2013 Precipitation Comparisons Through Late August

    Updated: Aug 21, 2014 @ 5:42pm EDT

    2013 broke several records for precipitation amounts in Watauga County, however recorded precipitation this year doesn’t even match the difference … Continue reading

    Moped Registration Law Signed, Goes Into Effect July 2015 Statewide

    Updated: Aug 20, 2014 @ 4:27pm EDT

    Moped owners in the state will have to register with NCDMV, starting in 2015,  after Governor McCrory signed the measure … Continue reading

    Governor’s Highway Safety Program Marks 20th Anniversary of “Booze It & Lose It”

    Updated: Aug 20, 2014 @ 3:44pm EDT

    The N.C. Department of Transportation and the Governor’s Highway Safety Program last week kicked off the Labor Day “Booze It … Continue reading

    Traffic Fatalities Decline But Averaged Three Deaths A Day Last Year In North Carolina

    Updated: Aug 20, 2014 @ 3:37pm EDT

    Rural Counties remain the killing grounds for traffic deaths in North Carolina. Despite a reduction in traffic deaths in 2013 … Continue reading

    Aug 18-23 2014 Road Conditions/Reports

    Updated: Aug 22, 2014 @ 7:43am EDT

    Monday Aug 18 Limited ops on #US321 in Blowing Rock today due to weather. Call 828-964-3260 for project info. 3:06pm … Continue reading

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