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  • Aug 18-23 2014 Road Conditions/Reports

    Updated: Aug 20, 2014 @ 7:44am 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

    High Country Motorists Urged to Watch for Stopped School Buses

    Updated: Aug 18, 2014 @ 1:49pm EDT

    As local schools prepare to welcome back students August 19th, school officials are urging motorists to exercise extra caution around … Continue reading

    Saturday Night Accident, 321 Traffic Diverted

    Updated: Aug 16, 2014 @ 10:57pm EDT

    Highway 321 just outside the Boone city limits was partially closed for over an hour on Saturday night (Aug 16,2014) … Continue reading

    Back To School 2014

    Updated: Aug 17, 2014 @ 10:32pm EDT

    Summer break has once again ended for teachers and staff, and soon for students, in the local school systems as … Continue reading

    Watauga County Students Return to School August 19

    Updated: Aug 14, 2014 @ 3:07pm EDT

    The Watauga County Schools’ first day of classes for 2014-15 will be Tuesday, August 19th. August 19th will be a … Continue reading

    194 North Closed Due to Wreck

    Updated: Aug 7, 2014 @ 8:55pm EDT

    4pm – for now 194 near Howard’s Creek Rd and DOT offices is closed due to rollover wreck. Multiple EMS … Continue reading

    NCDOT Awards Contract to Build Access Road to Blowing Rock Care Facility

    Updated: Aug 6, 2014 @ 9:55am EDT

    The N.C. Department of Transportation has awarded a contract to construct an access road to the proposed Appalachian Regional Healthcare … Continue reading

    July 2014 Weather Recap

    Updated: Aug 10, 2014 @ 12:01pm EDT

    Much drier, much much drier. That was the weather story for July 2014 as the month was not even close … Continue reading

    July 2014 Ends With Rainbows

    Updated: Aug 1, 2014 @ 12:18am EDT

    As July comes to an end several rainbow pictures were captured and shared via social media to close out the … Continue reading

    NCDOT to Close Portion of Skyland View Drive in Blowing Rock

    Updated: Jul 31, 2014 @ 3:18pm EDT

    Weather permitting, the N.C. Department of Transportation will close Skyland View Drive at U.S. 321 in Blowing Rock beginning Monday, … Continue reading

    Avery County Sheriff Update On Escape Inmates

    Updated: Jul 30, 2014 @ 11:57pm EDT

    *Special thanks to Avery County Sheriff Kevin Frye for providing WataugaRoads.com exclusive details on the situation involving the two escaped … Continue reading

    2014 Summer Road & Bridge Projects Update

    Updated: Jul 30, 2014 @ 2:43pm EDT

    As is usually the case during the summer months road construction has an impact on High Country traffic. However this … Continue reading

    Sunday Storms Prompt Tornado Watches & Warnings Across High Country

    Updated: Jul 28, 2014 @ 5:33pm EDT

    Other than a lack of sleep for many High Country residents there appears to have been little to no damage … Continue reading

    Watauga County Law Enforcement Fallen Officer’s Memorial Unveiled

    Updated: Jul 27, 2014 @ 10:31am EDT

    The Watauga County Law Enforcement Fallen Officer’s Memorial was officially unveiled on Saturday night with members of the community, local … Continue reading

    Scam Artists Calling Blue Ridge Electric Members

    Updated: Jul 25, 2014 @ 2:14pm EDT

    Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation is warning the public about the latest scam targeting members. A cooperative member reported this … Continue reading

    Roadside Cameras Not Soon In North Carolina

    Updated: Jul 24, 2014 @ 2:53pm EDT

    Don’t expect to see regulated roadside cameras on North Carolina highways any time soon. This week a proposed bill to … Continue reading

    WataugaRoads.com Announces IOS App

    Updated: Aug 18, 2014 @ 6:51pm EDT

    WataugaRoads.com is pleased to announce another addition to the mobile apps for smart phones and tablets. IOS users can now … Continue reading

    Crime Stoppers Seeks Help In Tool Theft

    Updated: Jul 22, 2014 @ 1:56pm EDT

    High Country Crime Stoppers and the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office seek the public’s assistance in solving the following crime: On … Continue reading

    Operation Firecracker Yields Nearly 2,000 DWI Arrests

    Updated: Jul 22, 2014 @ 1:50pm EDT

    The N.C. Department of Transportation and the Governor’s Highway Safety Program announced today that 1,929 DWI arrests were made during … Continue reading

    Open House to be Held July 29 for Newly Renovated Blue Ridge Electric Watauga Office

    Updated: Jul 20, 2014 @ 6:28pm EDT

    The public is invited to an open house on Tuesday, July 29, for the newly renovated district office of Blue … Continue reading

    Weekend of July 18-20, 2014 Views

    Updated: Jul 20, 2014 @ 6:16pm EDT

    With the rain and much cooler temperatures this weekend in the High Country it was not the ideal time to … Continue reading

    Boone PD Warns Of Telephone Fraud Scam

    Updated: Jul 18, 2014 @ 4:59pm EDT

    The Boone Police Department has received a number of reports recently where victims were defrauded over the telephone by fraudsters … Continue reading

    Portion of King Street Closed Due to Gas Leak

    Updated: Jul 18, 2014 @ 4:45pm EDT

    4:19pm Friday – Gas Leak in the 400 Block of West King St. Section of Appalachian St./W king will be … Continue reading

    Model T Car Show Pictures & Video

    Updated: Jul 15, 2014 @ 9:43am EDT

    On Sunday over 200 Model T Ford automobiles, ranging from 1909 to 1927 in model years, gathered in downtown Boone … Continue reading

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