Watauga Lake News

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

12/26/2017 1:36:00 AM
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 ...

12/26/2017 1:36:00 AM
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 ...

12/5/2017 7:26:00 PM
Johnson City Press
Another fall scene is more familiar but still a rare piece of beauty. Joyce Manuel’s “The View” depicts Watauga Lake as scene on a beautiful fall day from a mountain 500 feet above the mountain-rimmed lake. It is a show in which some of the best ...

11/16/2017
National Weather Service
Water Resources Outlook (November 2017)

11/9/2017 9:24:00 PM
Williamson Daily News
WATAUGA, Tenn. - On Nov. 4th and 5th the Tug Valley Bass Anglers held its ninth tournament of the 2017 season on Watauga Lake in Tennessee. There were 22 anglers who competed in the event. This was the Club Classic, the final tournament of the year ...

11/8/2017 12:27:11 PM
Mount Airy News
The 6th-Annual Southeastern United Grape and Wine Symposium took place Wednesday on the campus of Surry Community College at The Shelton-Badgett NC Center for Viticulture and Enology. After a full day of workshops, lectures and talks from industry ...

10/31/2017 6:10:00 PM
Johnson City Press
Lawrence is well known in Elizabethton. He is the former owner of Mallard Cove Marina on Watauga Lake and now owns Doe River Technology Services. Hughes has worked in leather since age 15 in Dayton, Ohio. "I started out co-oping as a freshman in high ...

10/31/2017 6:01:00 PM
Johnson City Press
Lawrence is well known in Elizabethton. He is the former owner of Mallard Cove Marina on Watauga Lake and now owns Doe River Technology Services. Hughes has worked in leather since age 15 in Dayton, Ohio. "I started out co-oping as a freshman in high ...

10/29/2017 3:40:00 PM
The Weather Channel
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10/24/2017
National Weather Service

10/18/2017 7:24:00 PM
Daily Princetonian
I’m also excited to hang out with my brother since we’ll both be here. [Kindred Spirit on Watauga Lake, Cherokee National Forest in Tennessee for their last day of their 2016 fall tour.] Owen Smitherman ’17 serves as an intern for Princeton Christian ...

10/16/2017 6:38:00 AM
Johnson City Press
It starts at the trailhead on TN 67 in Hampton, near Watauga Lake. But have you been to Upper Laurel Fork Falls? Or Dennis Cove Falls? Or False Dennis Cove Falls? Despite being just a few miles upstream of popular Laurel Fork Falls, Upper Laurel Fork Falls ...





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