Watauga Lake News

9/17/2018 7:44:51 AM
USA Patch
He opened his hostel and campground on 2.5 acres next to the Appalachian Trail and Watauga Lake outside of Hampton, Tennessee, telling CNN: "If I can even help one person or family to be safe ...

9/16/2018 7:04:00 PM
WOWT
"When people need help, you help them," she said. At a hostel and campground on almost 2.5 acres next to the Appalachian Trail and Watauga Lake just outside of Hampton, Tennessee, Jim Gregory is offer...

9/15/2018 8:52:00 PM
KSTU
At a hostel and campground on almost 2.5 acres next to the Appalachian Trail and Watauga Lake just outside of Hampton, Tennessee, Jim Gregory is offering lodging to those fleeing the storm.

9/15/2018 12:29:00 PM
News4Jax
"When people need help, you help them," she said. At a hostel and campground on almost 2.5 acres next to the Appalachian Trail and Watauga Lake just outside of Hampton, Tennessee, Jim Gregory is offer...

9/15/2018 12:06:00 PM
Click2Houston
"When people need help, you help them," she said. At a hostel and campground on almost 2.5 acres next to the Appalachian Trail and Watauga Lake just outside of Hampton, Tennessee, Jim Gregory is offer...

9/11/2018 5:59:00 PM
KTVZ
Bolton isn't the only person opening a business to evacuees. Jim Gregory owns a hostel and campground on almost 2.5 acres next to the Appalachian Trail and Watauga Lake just outside of Hampton, Tennes...

9/11/2018 3:18:00 PM
WFMZ-TV
Bolton isn't the only person opening a business to evacuees. Jim Gregory owns a hostel and campground on almost 2.5 acres next to the Appalachian Trail and Watauga Lake just outside of Hampton, Tennes...

9/11/2018 12:32:00 PM
clickondetroit.com
Jim Gregory owns a hostel and campground on almost 2.5 acres next to the Appalachian Trail and Watauga Lake just outside of Hampton, Tennessee. He previously lived in Florida for 13 years and has been ...

8/29/2018 7:02:00 AM
Johnson City Press
White-water rafting and kayaking on the Nolichucky River, fishing tournaments on Watauga Lake, overnight camping trips in the mountains and much more could be added to future festivals. If Meet the Mo...

8/28/2018 8:41:00 PM
Johnson City Press
Such things as drinking a Dr. Enuf or visiting the Blue Hole, going to Watauga Lake or riding the zip lines at Off the Grid. “We want them to enjoy Elizabethton instead of feeling lost in a foreign pl...

8/19/2018 3:49:00 AM
Johnson City Press
Doeville, like Butler, was flooded and destroyed by the building of the dam and creation of Watauga Lake. It was a much smaller community—a Baptist church, a two-room school, a post office housed in U...

8/13/2018 2:58:00 AM
Johnson City Press
When Tennessee Valley Authority officials first conceptualized the construction of the Watauga Lake and dam in the early ‘40s, residents of Butler were advised that they would soon have to leave the t...

7/19/2018
Southeast River Forecast Center
Water Resources Outlook - July 2018

7/4/2018 9:08:00 PM
Johnson City Press
Celebrations throughout the day included local events like the 4th of July Watauga Lake Boat Parade, Independence Day events in Elizabethton, Freedom Fest in Unicoi and the Pepsi Independence Day Fire...

7/4/2018 2:36:00 AM
Johnson City Press
At the last out, the Snap-On Tools Fireworks Show will begin. Watauga Lake: The 18th annual 4th of July Watauga Lake Boat Parade will get afloat at 2 p.m., proceed from the Watauga Dam to Shook Branch ...

6/26/2018 5:01:00 PM
Johnson City Press
HAMPTON — There are lots of ways to celebrate Independence Day in Carter County, but one of the best ways is to watch or ride in the 18th Annual 4th of July Watauga Lake Boat Parade. Hailey Kinner, with the business office at Lakeshore Marina said there ...

6/26/2018 4:59:00 PM
Johnson City Press
HAMPTON — There are lots of ways to celebrate Independence Day in Carter County, but one of the best ways is to watch or ride in the 18th Annual 4th of July Watauga Lake Boat Parade. Hailey Kinner, wi...

6/25/2018 8:26:00 AM
GoBlueRidge
He loved climbing trees and spent his evenings after work and days off trimming trees for many years. Most weekends he spent at Watauga Lake. He loved water skiing, boating and camping. It was always a fun time at the lake that the whole family and friends ...

6/24/2018 9:04:00 PM
averyjournal
He loved climbing trees and spent his evenings after work and days off trimming trees for many years. Most weekends he spent at Watauga Lake. He loved water skiing, boating and camping. It was always a fun time at the lake that the whole family and friends ...

6/9/2018 5:00:00 PM
Canoe
the leading scorer on Appalachian State's basketball team, drowned on Friday afternoon while boating on Watauga Lake, which is located about 25 miles from the school's campus. He was 22. According to ...

5/25/2018 6:46:00 AM
WJHL-TV
Memorial Day Ceremony at Veteran's Memorial Park, Monday May 28th at 11 a.m. Watauga Lake Winery hosting the 5th Annual Tennessee Fisher House Foundation Fundraiser- Saturday, May 26th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Tennessee Fisher House supports the families ...

5/21/2018 7:39:00 PM
Johnson City Press
HAMPTON — One person was killed Monday afternoon in a crash on U.S. Highway 321, a Tennessee Highway Patrol spokesman confirmed. The fatality occurred near the Watauga Point Recreation Area at Watauga Lake. The THP had blocked the highway to traffic.

5/21/2018 1:54:00 PM
Johnson City Press
HAMPTON — One person was killed Monday afternoon in a crash on U.S. Highway 321, a Tennessee Highway Patrol spokesman confirmed. The fatality occurred near the Watauga Point Recreation Area at Watauga Lake. The THP had blocked the highway to traffic.

5/21/2018 1:35:00 PM
WJHL-TV
Update : A THP report reveals the names of the people involved in a fatal crash that shut down a state highway in Carter County today. THP said Marsha Shepherd, 40, Butler, TN crossed the center line of Highway 321 southbound near the intersection of ...

5/21/2018 1:35:00 PM
WJHL-TV
CARTER COUNTY, TN (WJHL) - The Tennessee Highway Patrol confirms a person died in a head-on collision on Highway 321 in Carter County. That's near Watauga Lake. Viewers told News Channel 11 traffic was backed up and the road was closed in both directions ...

5/2/2018 8:15:00 PM
Johnson City Press
HAMPTON — A forest fire burned about 50 acres on the mountain slopes above the Southwest shore of Watauga Lake on Tuesday, but has now been contained. The fire is being called the Pond Mountain Fire. It was near U.S. Highway 321 in the Lakeshore Marina area.

5/2/2018 2:49:00 PM
WJHL-TV
A spokesman with the Tennessee Division of Forestry tells News Channel 11 the fire began yesterday in the Watauga Lake area near highway 67 and Lake Shore Marina. Investigators do not believe the fire was set intentionally. No injuries or damage to ...

4/3/2018 10:56:00 AM
WTKR
As part of the tours, visitors can join Dorothy and friends on a journey down the yellow brick road. Watauga Lake Magazine reported that the park had 400,000 visitors during its first summer in 1970. It was once the second most popular tourist park on the ...

4/3/2018 10:56:00 AM
WTKR
As part of the tours, visitors can join Dorothy and friends on a journey down the yellow brick road. Watauga Lake Magazine reported that the park had 400,000 visitors during its first summer in 1970. ...

4/3/2018 5:00:00 AM
Chattanooga Times Free Press
BUTLER, Tenn. - The Tennessee Highway Patrol says a woman whose body was found in a car in Watauga Lake on Monday has been identified as 81-year-old Juanita G. Ramsey, of Chuckey. THP spokesman Sgt. Bill Miller told the Johnson City Press (http://bit.ly ...

3/30/2018 9:48:00 AM
WGHP
As part of the tours, visitors can join Dorothy and friends on a journey down the yellow brick road. Watauga Lake Magazine reported that the park had 400,000 visitors during its first summer in 1970. It was once the second most popular tourist park on the ...

2/6/2018 5:08:00 PM
Johnson City Press
The storm blew down several trees in the area and two people were killed at Watauga Lake. The city hired the Mattern and Craig engineering firm to confirm the bridge was safe and no emergency action was required. After Mattern and Craig’s study was ...

1/18/2018 8:07:00 PM
Johnson City Press
The Watauga River runs right behind the church property, but as church members point out, the water comes through the dam from the depths of Watauga Lake and is icy cold, even in July and August. Wilson said that problem was solved by Nancy Byrd ...

1/1/2018 5:51:00 PM
Johnson City Press
HAMPTON — The annual New Year’s Day sailboat race on Watauga Lake truly merited its name this year. With snow still speckled along the lakeshore, excruciating cold temperatures and a brisk breeze greeted the seven boat crews who braved the climate to ...

1/1/2018 11:56:00 AM
WJHL
The Watauga Lake Sailing Club held its annual Frostbite Sailing Race Monday afternoon. The event was fitting of its name with below freezing temperatures across the Tri-Cities on New Year’s Day. Not many even wanted to be outside, but sailors said ...

1/1/2018 8:22:00 AM
Johnson City Press
HAMPTON — The annual New Year’s Day sailboat race on Watauga Lake truly merited its name this year. With snow still speckled along the lakeshore, excruciating cold temperatures and a brisk breeze greeted the seven boat crews who braved the climate to ...

12/29/2017 12:16:54 AM
WAFB
Paris Winery, a 100-acre working family farm in Tennessee boasts 26 different wines to choose from,; Hightower Creek Vineyards, located in scenic North Georgia is surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains; Watauga Lake Winery is housed in a restored historic ...

12/28/2017 7:16:00 PM
WBOC
Paris Winery, a 100-acre working family farm in Tennessee boasts 26 different wines to choose from,; Hightower Creek Vineyards, located in scenic North Georgia is surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains; Watauga Lake Winery is housed in a restored historic ...

12/28/2017 7:16:00 PM
ABC6
Paris Winery, a 100-acre working family farm in Tennessee boasts 26 different wines to choose from,; Hightower Creek Vineyards, located in scenic North Georgia is surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains; Watauga Lake Winery is housed in a restored historic ...

12/26/2017 6:57:00 PM
Johnson City Press
This year’s New Year’s Day sailboat race on Watauga Lake seems destined to fulfill its namesake. With below-freezing temperatures expected all day, spectators and participants should certainly considering wearing additional layers during the 18th ...





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