Climbing Closures In Place To Protect Rare Falcons

Each year the U.S. Forest Service closes several rock faces in western North Carolina to recreational activities, including rock climbing, to protect the rare Peregrine Falcons that nest there. The 2018 closure is … Read more

Hollars Sentenced To 150 Years In Prison

*Press Release from Seth Banks – District Attorney, 24th Judicial District* Boone, NC – On January 12, 2018, Jack Howard Hollars, age 71, was convicted of three counts of second … Read more

Toyota Expands Takata Air Bag Safety Recall

Toyota Motor North America, Inc. has announced that, based on recent information from Takata as required by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, it is expanding its recall involving Takata … Read more

Camper Rescued From Linville Gorge

Mountain rescue teams, local rescuers and an aircrew from the NC Helo-Aquatic Rescue Team (NC HART) worked together early this morning to rescue a camper in Linville Gorge who was suffering heart … Read more

Winning Powerball Ticket Purchased In Wilkes County

If you bought a ticket for a chance to win Wednesday’s $460 million Powerball jackpot, take a second look at it. The drawing produced four winning tickets in North Carolina, … Read more

Long Time Local Volunteer Dick Hearn Passes

A long time local volunteer to multiple organizations passed away on New Year’s Eve. Richard M. “Dick” Hearn, age 87, of Blackberry Road, Boone, passed away Sunday evening, December 31, … Read more

North Carolina State Parks To Offer First Day Hikes

Raleigh — A North Carolina New Year’s tradition of family adventure, exercise and reconnection with nature continues in 2018 with First Day Hikes in North Carolina State Parks on Jan. 1. More … Read more

Boil Water Advisory For Boone Lifted

*Town of Boone Press Release* As of 11:30am today, December 28, 2017, our Water Treatment Plant reported that the water samples that were taken yesterday in response to the System … Read more

March 1960 Boone Snowfall Photos

A former resident of Watauga County has shared photos he discovered dating back to 1960. Curtis Hubbard, a 1986 graduate of Watauga High School, has shared with WataugaOnline.com photos that … Read more

Final Week Of 2017 To Be Cold And Possibly Wintry

Bitter cold, along with the possibility of wintery conditions, will be the weather story as 2017 comes to a close. It’s not currently known how much, or if, we could … Read more