Watauga Lake News

11/15/2021
BoatUS News
SPRINGFIELD, VA – With President Biden’s signing today of the $1.2 trillion bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), you may have mistakenly thought that only road, bridge, rail, power and water infrastructure, public transit, drinking and wastewater, high speed internet, environmental, and…

10/7/2021
BoatUS News
ANNAPOLIS, Md., October 7, 2021 – Recycling old fishing line and soft baits into new products is labor-intensive, inefficient and simply, for many anglers, not easy to do. This hampers the ability to grow the volume of line and soft bait recycling in the U.S. However, three BoatUS Foundation and Berkley Recast and…

7/18/2021
BoatUS News
SPRINGFIELD, Va. – It’s been a tumultuous year for Americans, and getting away from it all on a recreational boat has given many the respite they’ve needed. With lives upended, some recreational boat owners have chosen to reflect on the times when selecting a name for their boat. “Social…

7/16/2021
BoatUS News
A Dive Into the 2020 U.S. Coast Guard Boating Safety Statistics Reveal How the Pandemic Affected Boating in Ways Just Beginning to be Understood ANNAPOLIS, Md., July 16, 2021 – The U.S. Coast Guard recently released the 2020 Recreational Boating Statistics, and reports of accidents, fatalities and injuries were…

7/1/2021
BoatUS News
SPRINGFIELD, Va., June 29, 2021 – It’s been a tumultuous year for Americans, and getting away from it all on a recreational boat has given many the respite they’ve needed. With lives upended, some recreational boat owners have chosen to reflect on the times when selecting a name for their boat. &ldquo…

6/24/2021
RBFF News
ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Recreational fishing and boating continues to reach new and diverse audiences according to a new industry study from the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF). The 2021 Special Report on Fishing found that: 19.7 million females went fishing in 2020, a 10%…

6/15/2021
BoatUS News
ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Boat owners wishing to do good or take advantage of potential tax benefits may consider donating their boats to charity. Often this decision is made at the end of year just before the start of the new tax season. Waiting until the end of the year, however, could shortchange a boater’s potential…

6/7/2021
BoatUS News
“Do I know how to be found in an emergency?” That’s a question every boater should ask at the beginning of the boating season. The answer, however, is likely to go far beyond simply having a cellphone aboard. The BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water offers five tips that can potentially…

6/3/2021
BoatUS News
SPRINGFIELD, Va., June 1, 2021 – Efforts by the ethanol industry to create a new federal rule that would weaken or eliminate important warning labels designed to prevent boaters and consumers from misfueling with prohibited higher-ethanol fuels at roadside gas pumps has Boat Owners Association of The United States…

5/14/2021
BoatUS News
SPRINGFIELD, Va., May 24, 2021 – The traditional kickoff of the summer boating season, Memorial Day weekend, is just days away, and TowBoatUS, the on-water towing service that gets boats home after they break down or run aground, is expecting a very busy 2021 summer boating season ahead with increased boating traffic…

3/26/2021
Lake News
On March 17th, the IRS announced that individual taxpayers have until May 17th to file and pay their 2020 federal income tax. You don’t need to file any forms for this relief it’s automatic. It’s important to note that this extension does not apply to corporations, partnerships, estates, or trusts. You…

3/24/2021
BoatUS News
ANNAPOLIS, Md., March 23, 2021 – In recreational boating, cellphones are just fine for routine communications. So why do you need a VHF radio – either a handheld or fixed mount – on your boat? Because in an emergency it’s the only thing that can directly connect you to the U.S. Coast Guard’s…

3/15/2021
BoatUS News
Applies to boats less than 26 feet operating on plane or above displacement speed SPRINGFIELD, Va., March 15, 2021 – There are new engine cutoff device wear requirements for recreational boat operators as part of the January 1, 2021, passage of National Defense Authorization Act that included a U.S. Coast Guard…

2/10/2021
NWS
Water Resources Outlook (February 2021)

10/20/2020 6:30:00 PM
Times News
If you’re outdoorsy, what better way is there to celebrate the spooky season than taking a hike deep into a dark, shadowy forest?

10/18/2020
Johnson City Press
Halloween is approaching and it’s that time of year where we are seeking things a bit creepy. So if you’re outdoorsy, what better way is there to celebrate the spooky ...

10/17/2020 9:00:00 PM
Johnson City Press
But Stover and seven college friends had to delay their vacation, initially scheduled to take place in April, because of the novel coronavirus pandemic. Rather than cancel it altogether, they ...

10/17/2020 9:00:00 PM
Johnson City Press
But Stover and seven college friends had to delay their vacation, initially scheduled to take place in April, because of the novel coronavirus pandemic. Rather than cancel it altogether, they ...

10/17/2020 3:30:00 AM
Bristol Herald Courier
It’s fall, y’all, and fall is my favorite season on the year — at least, right now it’s my favorite. Morning walks in the neighborhood are crisp. It gets light ...

10/9/2020 7:30:00 AM
Johnson City Press
Henry Johnson sold to his son, John M. Johnson, and E.D. Hoss the brick building known as Johnson’s Depot for $1,400, along with the right of way ...

9/30/2020 3:30:00 AM
Bristol Herald Courier
With 2020 on pace to set an all-time rainfall record, the Tennessee Valley Authority is balancing flood-control concerns with other demands on its lakes and rivers, a TVA official said ...

9/30/2020 3:30:00 AM
Bristol Herald Courier
With 2020 on pace to set an all-time rainfall record, the Tennessee Valley Authority is balancing flood-control concerns with other demands on its lakes and rivers, a TVA official said ...

9/28/2020 12:48:56 AM
Holiday Lettings
Lucky for you, they love tourists! So you'll always get a friendly welcome in Banner Elk. Because of its location – right near Watauga Lake – it's the dream location for adventurers and those who love ...

9/13/2020 4:23:00 PM
Johnson City Press
Like a lot of other things that have been planned for this spring and summer, the grand opening of the new resort on Watauga Lake was postponed.

9/8/2020 3:30:00 AM
WATE 6 On Your Side
BATON ROUGE, La. (WATE) – A local Red Cross volunteer from Knoxville is lending a hand in Baton Rouge after Hurricane Laura hit. Alan Sheets telling us he is working to help coordinate efforts ...

9/8/2020 12:03:00 AM
WATE 6 On Your Side
Boaters in support of President Trump flock to Watauga Lake for Boat Parade Video Coronavirus in Tennessee: Knox County reports 5th death in September, 63rd overall ...

9/7/2020 12:06:00 PM
WATE 6 On Your Side
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – Tennessee reported 983 new coronavirus cases on Monday, a 0.60% increase. The cumulative number of cases is 165,109, the Tennessee Department of Health reported.

9/5/2020 8:45:00 PM
WJHL-TV
Player of the Week: Daniel Boone running back Brennan Blair ...

9/3/2020 8:39:00 PM
WATE 6 On Your Side
ROGERSVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – A Hawkins County grand jury has returned an indictment for aggravated child abuse against a Rogersville woman in connection to the death of her infant son. Jennifer ...

9/2/2020
BoatUS News
SPRINGFIELD, Va., September 2, 2020 – A new video from Wildlife Forever, funded in part by a BoatUS Foundation Grassroots Grant shows watersport boat owners how to easily follow “Clean, Drain, Dry” at the boat ramp to help prevent the spread of Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS). Support for the video also…

9/1/2020
BoatUS News
SPRINGFIELD, Va. September 1, 2020 – For the nation’s 12 million boat owners, Labor Day weekend is the last blast, with many enjoying the end-of-summer boating ritual with family and friends aboard, according to Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS). The national advocacy, services and safety…

8/31/2020
BoatUS News
SPRINGFIELD, Va., August 31, 2020 – Last year, 76,418 recreational boaters had a reason to summon nonemergency, routine assistance from TowBoatUS, the nation’s largest on-water towing service for recreational boaters. Accidentally running aground, dead batteries and dead engines were the chief culprits. Instead…

8/30/2020 7:46:00 PM
ThisWeek Community News
Mitch and Linda Kuster spent their 40th wedding anniversary vacation at the Lakeshore Resort on Watauga Lake, Tennessee. They spent their time kayaking the lake and the Watauga River, swimming ...

8/30/2020 12:03:00 PM
Times Reporter
Mitch and Linda Kuster spent their 40th wedding anniversary vacation at the Lakeshore Resort on Watauga Lake, Tennessee. They spent their time kayaking the lake and the Watauga River, swimming ...

8/29/2020 10:59:00 PM
The Repository
Mitch and Linda Kuster spent their 40th wedding anniversary vacation at the Lakeshore Resort on Watauga Lake, Tennessee. They spent their time kayaking the lake and the Watauga River, swimming ...

8/27/2020 3:24:00 PM
WJHL-TV
It’s a short climb, and the views do not disappoint. Davis says, “You’ll be able to see Watauga Lake, you’ll be able to see Roan Mountain, Grandfather Mountain, you’ll be able to see Whi ...

8/27/2020 3:58:00 AM
WCYB
“Our residents and visitors now have a quicker way to travel to communities on the other side of the mountain, including Watauga Lake, Elizabethon and Mountain City, Tennessee, as well as ...

8/24/2020
BoatUS News
Aims to increase fishing line and soft bait recycling by tapping the public for ideas ANNAPOLIS, Md., August 24, 2020 – Have you ever wondered how old, discarded fishing line is recycled and reused? You may be surprised to learn that turning fishing line into new products is labor intensive, requiring a series of…

8/17/2020 9:58:31 AM
Knoxville WVLT-TV on MSN.com
Emergency crews were called to the Shook Branch Swimming area on Watauga Lake in Carter County Monday after a report of a possible drowning.

8/17/2020 9:05:00 AM
WJHL-TV
CARTER COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL) – Rescue personnel are at the Shook Branch Swimming Area on Watauga Lake in Carter County after a possible drowning was reported. According to John Burleson of the ...







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