Gas Prices Rise as Holiday Travel Approaches

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Gas prices have increased across the Carolinas as the Thanksgiving holiday approaches. Strong demand has continued into November and is chipping away at the national gasoline inventory. … Read more

High Country Weather Could Be Impacted By Storm Nate

Update Sunday Oct 8 – Flash Flood Watch in effect from Sunday evening through Monday morning. Wind Advisory in effect from 6pm this evening until noon Monday. Update Saturday October 7 – The High … Read more

Local Resident Charged With Indecent Liberties With A Child

*Watauga County Sheriff’s Office Press Release* On June 21, 2017, Watauga County Sheriff’s Office received a report from Watauga County Department of Social Services in reference to the possible inappropriate … Read more

Multiple Fire Departments Battling Fires Off 421

UPDATE 4:22pm Friday February 17 – The investigation into at least three fires along highway 421 was completed earlier this week and a cause determined. Stuart Scott, Watauga County Ranger with the … Read more

Governor Cooper Names New Highway Patrol Commander

Gov. Roy Cooper on Thursday appointed Glenn M. McNeill as the next Commander of the North Carolina State Highway Patrol. Serving with Colonel McNeill as Deputy Commander will be Lt. Colonel … Read more

Monday Night Power Outages Impact Watauga

High winds lead to power outages in Watauga last night and overnight. 1,429 Blue Ridge Electric members in Foscoe and Valle Crucis were affected at 10:17 pm, for a little … Read more

Much Needed Rain On The Way This Week

With drought conditions and wildfires impacting the High Country, and all of western North Carolina, the question many people are asking is when will we get rain. The answer is … Read more

April 4th Reports