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October 9, 2018

October 9, 2018

This past week saw the first two deaths on the Dragon for 2018. On Friday afternoon October 5th a 44 year-old Georgia man south bound went off the road at mile marker 5.5  and was pronounced dead at the scene. News media indicates that the death was a “medical emergency” and was not caused by…

September 17, 2018

September 17, 2018

September 17, 2018 The Tail of the Dragon and all other area roads are in great condition as Hurricane Florence only left a little rain in our area. All of the worst weather was in eastern North Carolina. Some of the area roads were closed as a temporary precaution, but all are now open. The…

August 4, 2018

August 4, 2018

After a few rainy days, the sun reappeared for Miatas at the Gap and the Eastcoast Sand Rails Rallies. Quite a crowd at the Tail on Saturday morning as both rallies attracted a large group. The parking lot was full most of the morning. A bonus was the white water release on the Cheoah for…

July 4, 2014 Hope you all have a great 4th of July in celebrating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. Be safe and enjoy. 

Area Road Conditions

Area Road Conditions

The road conditions in far western North Carolina are good. There is some trash from downed trees that have been cleared, but there are no road closures that we know of. Most of the heavy rains and flooding has occurred in the Asheville, Tryon, Bat Cave area 100 miles east of us.  Most of the…

Memorial Day

Memorial Day

 

May 18 2018

May 18 2018

May 2018 The weather has warmed. We went from winter to summer with spring missing.  High temps in the 80s. Remember, in the summer months the weather reports often show rain which usually comes in a late afternoon shower or two with rapid clearing.  The roads are all clear and the area scenery is spectacular this…

April 2018

April 2018

Well, we were wishing for an early spring and now we are wishing for an early summer. The weather has been teasing us with several perfect days with temps in the 60s and then another cold wave with snow showers. Forecasts seem to look for the same in the coming few weeks. Anyway, pick your…

March 2018

March 2018

NC28 is open !! Crews from our local Graham County Land Company worked 24 hours per day since Dec. 22  to open a lane of traffic between Fontana Dam and N.C. 143. In other news, our Tshirt Shack is now open for the season.  We will be open on favorable weather days during the month…

December 2017

December 2017

The recent rock slide on NC 28 has caused some detour problems for Fontana Village during the holidays. It will likely be several weeks before the area is cleared for traffic due to the instability of the entire slope. Visitors can still access the Tail of the Dragon via US 129 either direction.  The coming…

Winter 2017

Winter 2017

The winter season is giving us a preview this coming weekend December 9/10 with snow predicted. Our Tail of the Dragon Store is closed for the winter months and will reopen in March. The area highways remain open for the entire winter, but conditions can be difficult at times, especially on the Cherohala Skyway with…

Veterans Day

Veterans Day

Lowell Marten, Nancy’s father and Bright Johnson, Ron’s father 1944. A big thank you to all of the veterans who have served the United States.