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Eliah Drinkwitz Officially Introduced as New Appalachian State Head Football Coach

Boone & Watauga County Receives Worldwide Exposure With Weather Channel Winter Storm Coverage

Isaacs Drive Home A Total Loss After Friday Morning Fire

Thursday Night Fire at Ward Greene Road Home Still Under Investigation

Boone Police Investigating Bomb Threats, Threats Also Made Regionally and Nationally

***UPDATE 3:20pm – The road is back open***  Traffic Alert 1:04pm Thursday Dec 13, 2018  – State Farm Road at Boone Heights and State Farm at Shadowline is blocked off due to a reported bomb threat at Blue Ridge Ear, Nose & Throat. Law enforcement is in the area.

Drinkwitz Tabbed to Lead App State Football Program

Winter Storm Video of “The Grinch” Plowing Snow In Watauga County Goes Viral 

Emergency Water Main Repair Candy Lane, Bamboo Road & all of Kellwood areas, Water To Be Off 4-6 Hours Estimated

Patchy Black Ice Expected Tonight into Early Thursday Morning – Dec 12-13

Traffic Alert 1:16pm – Wed Dec 12 – Wreck with injuries – 105 at Sunrise Grill. Expect delays in that area.

High Country Snowfall Totals From Winter Storm December 8-10th, 2018

State of Emergency Due To Winter Storm Ends for Watauga County 

Winter Weather Advisory In Effect From 7pm Tonight Until Noon Wednesday – Dec 11-12, 2018

Winter Weather Advisory In Effect From 6 pm Tonight Until Noon Tuesday – Dec 10-11, 2018 

Watauga County Issues State of Emergency Due To Winter Storm, Currently No Restrictions

McDonalds Fire Near Watauga/Avery County Line

Jim Cantore Of The Weather Channel To Provide Reports From Boone During Winter Storm Event

Public Health Alert: Confirmed Rabies Case in Watauga County 

Winter Storm Warning In Effect 7pm Saturday To 11am Monday – Dec 8-10, 2018 

Winter Storm To Impact High Country This Weekend, Some Locations Could Get Heavy Precipitation

Traffic Alert 4:41pm Wed Dec 5 – Accident – 194 North near Longhope Road, a truck has hit telephone pole and lines are down per scanner dispatches. Expect delays.

Traffic Alert 4:20pm Wed Dec 5 – 105 at the hill in Foscoe is closed until NCDOT trucks can finish salting it. Extremely slick according to scanner dispatches.

Traffic Alert 4:12pm Wed Dec 5 – Reported wreck on 105 in the area near the Watauga/Avery line. Road is slick per scanner dispatches. Expect delays in the area.

Traffic Alert 3:12pm Wed Dec 5 – Wreck – Head on wreck 421 at/near Brown Hill in Zionville. Expect delays in that area.

Traffic Alert 11:44am Wed Dec 5 – Wreck – Tractor/trailer vs car at 421 at Industrial Park Drive, both are still in the road. Expect delays in that area.

Traffic Alert 10:31am Wed Dec 5 – Rollover wreck – 194 at Shady Creek Lane. Expect delays in the area.

Traffic Alert 8:32am Wed Dec 5 – old 421 near Roby Greene Road is shut down due to multiple cars crossways in the road.

Traffic Alert 8:03am Wed Dec 5 – Wreck vehicle over embankment – 194 North near Meat Camp Dollar General. Expect delays in that area.

Traffic Alert 6:58am Wed Dec 5 – Wreck – 105 between Old Shulls Mill Road and Tweetsie Lane. Expect delays in that area.

US Marshals, High Country Crime Stoppers & Watauga County Sheriff's Office Seeking Man Wanted For Abduction Of A Minor

App State Begins Search for Head Football Coach

Winter Weather Advisory In Effect Tonight Through Noon Wednesday – Dec 4-5, 2018

Traffic Alert Tues Dec 4 9:21am – Wreck – Blowing Rock Road in front of The Standard. Expect delays in that area.

Federal Offices & Postal Service To Be Closed For National Day of Mourning, Wednesday Dec. 5, 2018

Reports: Scott Satterfield To Take Louisville Head Coaching Job 

Winter Weather Expected For First Full Week Of December 2018 

Traffic Alert Sun Dec 2 6:32 pm – Per Watauga Communications –  Accident US HWY 421 S at Yuma LN, major accident. Traffic will be impacted. This is the Deep Gap Dollar Mart intersection.

App State to Face Middle Tennessee in New Orleans Bowl 

Sun Belt Conference Holds Press Conferences Ahead Of Saturday’s Inaugural Title Game In Boone

Allow plenty of extra travel time in Boone & on AppState campus Friday & Saturday. Watauga High host a state playoff game Friday night vs Weddington, kickoff 7:30pm. On Saturday it's the inaugural SunBelt Championship football game as App takes on Louisiana, kickoff at noon.

Traffic Alert 10:10am Thursday Nov 29 – Wreck – 421 at Vanderpool Road. Expect delays in that area.

Calendar Year 2018 Within Reach of All Time Wettest Year For Boone 

Ice, Snow & Bitterly Cold Temperatures On Tuesday Nov 27, 2018

Traffic Alert 3:25pm Tue Nov 27, 2018 – Accident on 321 near Zion Hill Church in Cove Creek. Expect delays in that area.

Wind Chill Advisory In Effect From 8pm Tuesday Until 8am Wednesday – November 27-28. 2018

Boone Police Announce 6th Annual Holiday Food and Funds Drive

Hardin Park School Parking Area Damaged, Crime Stoppers Seeking Information

Wind Advisory In Effect 11am Monday To 7am Tuesday – November 26-27, 2018

Town of Beech Mountain No Longer Under Boil Water Advisory, Dropped To Level 3 Water Restrictions 

Final Score – #AppState 21 Troy 10, announced attendance 20,410. Sun Belt Football Championship game to be played in #BooneNC next Saturday. More details about that game to be posted on

10 am OUTAGE UPDATE: Crews Working To Restore Power from Overnight Icy Weather: Additional Crews Called to Assist 

Boil Water Advisory Issued for Beech Mountain

Frozen Fog, Rime Ice & Snow On Friday November 23, 2018

Local Weather & Travel Reminder Updated – Wintery Precipitation Likely Friday Night Into Saturday, Sleet, Freezing Rain & Snow Possible – Nov 23-24, 2018 

UPDATE – A State of Emergency has been declared today November 21,2018 at 5pm for the Town of Beech Mountain due to the Level 5 water restrictions. A drinking water distribution site has been set up at the Beech Mountain Volunteer Fire Department Station 2 

Town of Beech Mountain Issues Alert For Stage 5 Water Conservation

Wintery Precipitation Likely Friday Night Into Saturday, Sleet, Freezing Rain & Snow Possible – Nov 23-24, 2018 

CDC Warns Against Eating Romaine Lettuce, Warns Retailers & Restaurants Not To Serve Or Sell Due To E. coli

2018 White House Christmas Tree From Avery County Arrived On Monday 

Traffic Alert Monday Nov 19: 194 N out of Boone is down to one lane in “the bend” for guard rail repair. Expect delays

Potential Sun Belt Football Championship Game Tickets and Parking Info

Update Sunday Nov 18 1:30pm – the vehicle has been found. Blowing Rock Police Seeking Help In Death Investigation 

Blowing Rock Police Seeking Help In Death Investigation

Traffic Reminder: Allow extra travel time in Boone and the AppState campus due to today's football game. Kickoff 2:30pm.

3:30 pm OUTAGE UPDATE: Crews Battle Downed Trees to Restore Power Friday

Sights & Sounds From Friday November 16, 2018 Ice Storm

Wind Advisory In Effect Until 9am – Friday November 16, 2018

OUTAGE UPDATE: Blue Ridge Energy Continues Power Restoration for Nearly 4,000

Power Restoration will Continue Overnight, Friday Into Saturday: Blue Ridge Energy Calls in 100 Additional Sister Cooperative and Contractor Crews

Sights & Sounds From Thursday November 15, 2018 Ice Storm 

9:50am Thurs Nov 15 – Per Boone Police the “big light” is back fully functional.

9:39am Thurs Nov 15 -Numerous trees down on old 421 between Wildcat and Parkway school per scanner dispatches. Expect delays in that area.

8:34am Thurs Nov 15 -Traffic Alert – “the Big Light”/intersections of 421/105/105 ext in Boone is out. Police on the scene.

7:25am Thurs Nov 15 -Traffic Alert – Tree down on New Market Boulevard in Boone blocking the road.

7:09amThurs Nov 15 – Tree is cleared on 194 at Tom Shook Road, another tree down on 194 near Hade Smith Drive.

6:58amThurs Nov 15 – Traffic Alert – Tree down on 194 near Tom Shook Road in Valle Crucis. Fire dept on scene

6:32am Thurs Nov 15 -Tractor Trailer vs Car 421s both north bound lanes are presently blocked coming into Boone near Rocky Knob Park

Wed Nov 14 3:50pm – Tractor trailer stuck in the 4500 block of Georges Gap Road, use Bob Campbell Road as detour.

8:20 am Wed Nov 14 – Traffic Alert – Roll over wreck at intersection of George Hays Road and Bamboo Road. Expect delays in that area.

Winter Storm Warning & Flood Watch In Effect Wednesday Evening To Thursday Evening – Nov 14-15, 2018 

Winter Storm Watch & Flood Watch In Effect Wednesday Evening To Thursday Evening – Nov 14-15, 2018

Traffic Alert – Wreck in the curve near App Heights on Poplar Grove Road. Expect delays in the area.

Major Damage To Meat Camp Home Fire – Sunday Nov 11, 2018

Weather Week Outlook: Localized Flooding Possible Monday, Light Freezing Rain Possible Tuesday, Snow Friday Into Saturday

2.0 Earthquake Measured In Avery County On Saturday Night

Wind Advisory From 10pm Friday To 1pm Saturday – Nov 9-10, 2018

BRIDGE IS OPEN -The Baird's Creek Road bridge is back open per incoming social media reports.

Much Colder Weather For The Weekend With Snow Possible, Colder Next Week Too 

Tractor-Trailer Wreck Near Watauga/Wilkes Line Closes 421 For Most Of The Day Wednesday

2018 Above Pace To Become Wettest Year In Boone Since 1980, About To Surpass 2013 & 1949 Totals

3:33pm – 421near Watauga/Wilkes line is back open per scanner dispatches.

Update to previous alert – 421 near Watauga/Wilkes line is CLOSED due to accident. Traffic is being detoured onto 221.

Traffic Alert 10:11am – Expect delays on 421 at the bottom of the mountain at Watauga/Wilkes line due to an accident.

Watauga County Election Returns 2018

RECALL ALERT: Duncan Hines Classic White, Classic Butter Golden, Signature Confetti and Classic Yellow Cake Mixes Recalled Due to Potential Presence of Salmonella

Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Watauga County Until 7:30am – Tuesday Nov 6, 2018

Armed Robbery Of Vehicle In Boone Tonight, Subject Should Be Considered Armed & Dangerous

First Widespread Snow of 2018-19 Season Occurs Saturday Morning

TRAFFIC ALERT – Wreck – 194 North between the two entrances to Clint Norris Road. Expect delays in that area.