321 Blasting Saturday

Blasting operations will take place this Saturday on U.S. 321 in Blowing Rock, weather permitting. The blasting will take place along the east side of U.S. 321, across from the … Read more…

321 Lane Closure

Lane closure near Cliff Dwellers on #US321 in Blowing Rock. Construction, blasting ops continue. Slow down, expect delays, stay alert.

321 One Lane

One lane traffic on 321 for construction

Procession for Major Ryan Scott David

Photos by Teresa Cook of the funeral procession for Major Ryan Scott David as it was heading toward the Holmes Center on ASU campus. [lg_folder folder=”July 2012/Procession for Major Ryan … Read more…

Blowing Rock Wreck

Blowing Rock Fire & Rescue responded to this wreck in front of the Green Park Inn on Hwy 321 around 10:30am on Friday morning. The wreck occurred during very foggy … Read more…

Area Scam Alert

Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation is warning members about a scam in which residents are told that President Obama will help pay energy bills under a special federal program if … Read more…

Appalcart Routes Affected By Road Work

Due to construction on College Street all routes approaching College Street Station will be making the approach up Howard Street, and leaving the circle on Howard Street. The Green Route … Read more…

Increase in Traffic Due To Weekend Events

Couple of traffic reminders: this weekend the Highland Games, on Saturday the area around the Holmes Center will see an increase in traffic with the funeral service for Major Ryan … Read more…

ASU To Test Alert Siren

Appalachian State University will test its AppState Alert siren system Wednesday, July 11, at 11:55 a.m. Tests of the siren system are normally conducted on the first Wednesday of the … Read more…

Overnight Storms Cause Outages & Fire

The storms that passed through the area Sunday night/Monday morning are blamed for power outages in Watauga and Ashe, and for starting a house fire in Fleetwood. National Weather Service … Read more…

Hail In Lenoir (Video)

Hail video from Caldwell County, just before 5pm on July 1. Video by Michael Houck

Old 421/Silverstone Road Bridge Replacement

According to a posting on the Watauga County Communications facebook page “6/27: DOT announces the replacement of a bridge at the intersection of Silverstone Rd and Old US HWY 421 … Read more…

Virginia Power Outages

The derecho on Friday spared western North Carolina, but Virginia continues to deal with the loss of power. Here’s a map from the Virginia Dept of Emergency Management showing the … Read more…

Record High Details

With the start of the recent heatwave, and Fridays temperatures in the 90s, here’s a look at the record highs for June 29-July 2. The record for high temps for … Read more…