On Friday September 14, 2018, the entire 469-mile Blue Ridge Parkway and all associated facilities, with the exception of the Pisgah Inn and Peaks of Otter Lodge, will be closed at 8 p.m. in anticipation of high winds and heavy rains due to the remnants of Hurricane Florence.

The National Weather Service in Blacksburg, Virginia has issued a flash flood watch from Saturday morning through Monday evening.

On Sunday, August 5th, at approximately 3 p.m., a deceased male was found in the section of the Southfork of the New River that runs alongside of Brookshire Park.

The Caldwell County Sheriff's Office strongly advised residents of the Wilson Creek community to evacuate today in a Facebook post

Hurricane Florence now has potential to bring five to 10 inches of rain to the High Country. Some isolated areas could get more. 

On September 11th at 10 a.m., officers from the Blowing Rock Police Department responded to an armed bank robbery that occurred at United Community Bank on Valley Boulevard in Blowing Rock.

The North Carolina Department of Transportation has staff in all 100 counties in the state ready with equipment for possible clearing efforts needed for Hurricane Florence.

A man from Elk Park has been arrested as the third suspect connected to a sexual exploitation case.