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Winter Storm Watch In Effect From Tuesday Afternoon Through Wednesday Afternoon – Feb 19-20, 2019 

Winter Weather Advisory In Effect From 1am To 1pm Sunday – Feb 17, 2019

Number Of Power Outages On Tuesday Night & Wednesday Due To High Winds 

Traffic Alert 4:08 pm Wed Feb 13 – Wreck – Area of 105 and Enterprise – Expect delays in the area.

New details in Tuesday's arrest – Boone Police Make Arrest In Stolen Automobile From Charlotte Dealership

Grandfather Mountain Sets New Wind Gust Record Early Wednesday Morning 

Boone Police Make Arrest In Stolen Automobile From Charlotte Dealership

Police Chase That Began In Wilkes County Leads To Arrest Of Juvenile Driver In Watauga County

NC360 Offers 360-Degree Views of N.C. Attractions

High Wind Warning In Effect From 7pm Until 5pm Wednesday – Feb 12-13, 2019

Dense Fog Will Cause Travel Issues Along Higher Elevations This Evening – Monday Feb 11, 2019 

US & North Carolina Flags Lowered In Memory of Representative Walter Jones

Two Departments Respond To Chimney Fire In Zionville On Sunday

Power Outages Impact Sections of Valle Crucis & Matney Early Monday Morning

Heavy Rainfall Expected This Week, Gusty Winds Over 60mph Possible

Missing Hiker Found and Safely Removed from China Creek Trail

Light Freezing Rain and Sleet At Times Through Early Evening – Sunday Feb 10, 2019

Search For Missing Hiker Continues Sunday 

Light Wintry Mix Possible This Morning – Sunday Feb 10, 2019

App State Alum Howard Savors ‘Amazing’ Super Bowl Experience

Lowering of the US and NC Flags to half-staff extended through Sunday for Principal Chief of the Meherrin Nation

Lowering of the US and NC Flags to half-staff through sunset on February 9, 2019 in honor of the passing of Rep. Dingell

Traffic Alert Friday Feb 8 5:13pm – Wreck – 105 at New River Building Supply. Expect possible delays in that area. 

Appalachian Regional Healthcare System Facilities Limit Visitation Due To An Increase In Flu Cases

Wind Advisory In Effect Until 8 pm This Evening – Friday Feb 8, 2019

UPDATE – Update on this morning's fire at Super 8 in Boone

Avery County Sheriff's Office Seeks Help Finding Missing Child

Type A Flu Outbreak Impacting Ashe County Schools, Elizabethton TN City Schools Closed Thursday & Friday, Watauga Not Highly Impacted

Fire Reported At Super 8 Early Thursday Morning

Traffic Alert 6:38 pm Wed Feb 6: Situation involving a pedestrian down on Blowing Road near Taco Bell. Some lanes of travel are shut down currently.

Local Agencies Address Recent Overdose Response in Watauga County

NCDOI: Auto insurance companies ask for 7.6 percent rate increase

Sanders Sentenced to 25 Years for Sex Offense

Traffic Alert 11:56am Sunday Feb 3 – Wreck – area of 321 & The Rock Road in Blowing Rock. Car vs motorcycle. Expect delays in that area.

Fire Crews Respond To Rembrandt Drive Chimney Fire On Tuesday Night


January 2019

Wind Advisory In Effect From 7am This Morning Until 7pm – Wednesday Jan 30, 2019

Wind Chill Advisory In Effect From 10pm Tonight To Noon Thursday – Jan 29-31, 2019

Winter Weather Advisory Cancelled, Black Ice Possible – Jan 29-30, 2019 

11:28am Tues Jan 29, 2019 – Traffic Alert – 3rd Wreck reported on 321 near Zionhill Baptist Church. Expect possible delays. 

11:28am Tues Jan 29, 2019 – Traffic Alert – 2nd Wreck reported on 321 near Trashcan Falls in Cove Creek. Expect possible delays. 

10:42am Tues Jan 29, 2019 – Traffic Alert – Wreck – 321 near Rominger Road in Cove Creek. Expect delays in that area. Area also reported as slick.

Recall: Fresh Peaches, Fresh Nectarines, Fresh Plums from Walmart & Aldi Stores

Wind Chill Advisory & Winter Weather Advisory for Avery County NC & Johnson County TN – Tuesday Jan 29, 2019

Watauga County School System Featured In National School Transportation Publication

Statement from Blue Ridge Parkway on the Resumption of Winter Operations

Winter Storm Watches Posted For Avery County & Johnson County TN – Jan 28-29, 2019

Weather Outlook For Jan 28-Feb 2, 2019: Colder Temperatures & Wintry Precipitation

Boone Police Encourage Caution When Using Ride Sharing or Taxi Services 

Rollover Wreck In Fosoce Closes Section Of 105 For A Time Early Thursday Evening

Traffic Alert – Thurs Jan 24 5:42pm – Wreck on 105 in Foscoe near Grandfather Farms Road. Expect some delays in that area.

Traffic Alert – Thurs Jan 24 5:42pm – Wreck on 321 near Edmisten Road. Expect some delays in that area.

9:10am Thurs Jan 24 – Traffic Alert – Tractor/trailer stuck on Wilson's Ridge. Expect delays/detours in that area

NWS: Temps Falling This Morning, Single Digit Wind Chills By The Afternoon – Thursday Jan 24, 2019

Wind Advisory In Effect From 10am This Morning Until Midnight – Thursday Jan 24, 2019

Wind Advisory In Effect Until 7pm This Evening – Wednesday Jan 23, 2019

Flood Watch In Effect From This Evening Through Thursday Morning – January 23-24, 2019

Watauga County Schools could use spring break to make up missed days

Winter Weather Advisory In Effect From Midnight To Noon Wednesday – Jan 22/23, 2019

Check out the latest weather history page just added to the site. This one is appropriate as we deal with bitter wind chills – Boone Wind Chill History

High Wind Warning In Effect From 7am Sunday To 7am Monday – Jan 20-21, 2019

Blue Ridge Energy Beat The Peak Alert Announced for Monday Morning

String Of Winter Weather Wrecks Keeps Local Emergency Departments Busy Thursday Afternoon

No Injuries Reported In Weather Related Accident Involving Watauga County School Bus

Traffic Alert 1:42pm – Wreck – 321 at McGuire Road in Sugar Grove – Expect possible delays in that area.

Winter Weather Advisory In Effect From 1pm Today Until 10am Friday – Jan 17-18, 2019

Wintry Mix Beginning Early Afternoon – Thursday Jan 17, 2019

Flash Freeze and Snow Possible This Weekend, Coldest Temperatures Of Year Expected

Traffic Alert 7:43am Wed Jan 16 – Wreck – Kellersville Road/321 intersection. Expect possible delays in that area. 

Watauga, Ashe Stores Pay Price Scanning Error Fines To The State

NWS: Refreezing of ice along with spotty freezing drizzle or flurries tonight

Local Woman Walks Away From Rollover Wreck Due To Wintery Conditions On Saturday

Governor Cooper issues State of Emergency to Expedite Power Restoration Following Winter Storm

Blue Ridge Energy 2:30 pm Sunday OUTAGE UPDATE: Crews Continue Working To Restore Power

Blue Ridge Energy 10 am Sunday OUTAGE UPDATE: Crews Continue Working To Restore Power

Blue Ridge Energy Prepared for Weekend Winter Weather

Winter Storm Warning In Effect From 1pm Saturday To 7pm Sunday – Jan 12-13, 2019

Three Arrested In Two Business Break-Ins In Late November 2018

Winter Storm Watch In Effect Saturday Afternoon Through Sunday Evening – Jan 12-13, 2019

Winter Storm Expected This Weekend – Jan 12-13, 2019

Grandfather Mountain experiences one of wettest years on record

State Highway Patrol Identifies Driver in Wilkes County Pursuit

Winter Storm Possible This Weekend, Still Uncertainty On Precipitation Type – Jan 12-13, 2019

Over $3,000 Worth of Nicorette Gum Stolen from Boone Walmart, Crime Stoppers Seek Information

Grandfather Mountain Records 100mph Plus Wind Gusts Twice Wednesday

Local health officials partner to combat Widespread Flu in the High Country 

Just added a new 60 mph wind reading for #BooneNC that occurred at 10:35 am  – http://wataugaonline.com/boone-wind-gust-history/

App State Tops Among Others Receiving Votes In Final AP Poll

Boone Police Announce Coffee with a Cop Series

High Wind Watch In Effect From Tuesday Evening Through Thursday Morning – Jan 8-10, 2019

Traffic Alert 5:56pm Jan 7 – Wreck at the bottom of Rock Crusher Hill. Delays in the area. No other information available at this time.

Wintery Weather Expected During First Full Week of 2019

Wind Advisory In Effect From 1am Until 7am Saturday – Jan 5, 2019

***Update 12:52pm – 421 is back open*** 10:43am Friday Jan 4, 2019 – Traffic Alert – 421 in Zionville near Dollar General is closed due to a rollover wreck. Traffic will be detoured in both directions.

7:07am Friday Jan 4, 2019 – Traffic Alert – wreck – 5566 Meat Camp Road, expect delays.

7:05am Friday Jan 4, 2019 -a tractor and trailer is broke down on Boone Mountain/421 right before the two lane ends. Traffic can get around but backups are possible.

Heidi Ragan Named Blue Ridge Energy Watauga District Manager

Local School Systems Return This Week From Holiday Break To Start 2019

Watauga Medical Center Welcomes First Baby Born In 2019

2018 Becomes All Time Wettest Year Locally, Some Locations Record Over 100 Inches of Precipitation