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Smiles all around

Smiles all around

WEST JEFFERSON — The Ashe County Special Olympics Spring Games brought athletes and volunteers together for a fun morning of …

May 4th, 2016 |  

Bee flies through window, driver sideswipes another car

JEFFERSON-A Crumpler woman might have had a ‘bee in her bonnet’ when she lost control of her vehicle that swideswiped …

May 4th, 2016 |  

Here’s what happened in district court last week

Here’s what happened in district court last week

The following cases were heard during the April 28 session of Ashe County District Court. Richard Lee Absher, who was …

May 4th, 2016 |  

West Jefferson lands on ‘Top 10’ list

West Jefferson lands on ‘Top 10’ list

WEST JEFFERSON-Despite efforts made by merchants and town officials to promote West Jefferson as a top tourism destination, at least …

May 3rd, 2016 |  

‘It’s disgusting’

‘It’s disgusting’

WEST JEFFERSON-Town aldermen heard an earful about an eyesore during Monday’s monthly board meeting. Once again, long-time resident Mike Sawyer …

May 3rd, 2016 |  

Yates named Interim Superintendent of Schools

Yates named Interim Superintendent of Schools

WEST JEFFERSON-Ashe County Schools announced its new interim superintendent Monday night. Longtime Associate Superintendent of Ashe County Schools Phyllis Yates …

May 2nd, 2016 |  

County gives West Jefferson $60,000 for new parking lot

County gives West Jefferson $60,000 for new parking lot

JEFFERSON-Parking now comes at a premium in downtown West Jefferson. That news comes after county commissioners voted Monday to use …

May 2nd, 2016 updated: May 2nd, 2016. |  

Williams’ Motel continues to leave the light on for inmates ‘off the mountain’

Williams’ Motel continues to leave the light on for inmates ‘off the mountain’

JEFFERSON-Ashe County Sheriff James Williams is shopping for new customers. He is seeking long-term lodgers for extended stays in county …

May 2nd, 2016 updated: May 2nd, 2016. |  

Appalachian Materials files civil suit against Ashe

Appalachian Materials files civil suit against Ashe

JEFFERSON — The company planning to build an asphalt plant in Glendale Springs filed a civil suit against Ashe County …

May 2nd, 2016 |  

Teen bags rare gobbler

Teen bags rare gobbler

LAUREL SPRINGS-A Wilkesboro teen recently bagged a gobbler he’ll likely never forget. Branson Miller, 13, killed an extremely rare “color-phase” …

May 2nd, 2016 |  

Emi Sunshine visits West Jefferson

Emi Sunshine visits West Jefferson

WEST JEFFERSON — Musical sensation Emilie Sunshine Hamilton, better known as Emi Sunshine, made a brief stop in West Jefferson …

May 1st, 2016 |  

Wineberg scores Green Bay tryout

Wineberg scores Green Bay tryout

CULLOWHEE-Former Ashe County High School and Western Carolina University standout Josh Wineberg has scored a tryout with the Green Bay …

May 1st, 2016 |  

Sometimes, love can’t wait: Couple returns to West Jefferson 50 years later to renew their wedding vows

Sometimes, love can’t wait: Couple returns to West Jefferson 50 years later to renew their wedding vows

WEST JEFFERSON-Bill Fuller was only 19 years old when he met the love of his life. It was 1964. Fuller, …

May 1st, 2016 |  

Ashe County Schools unveils best

Ashe County Schools unveils best

JEFFERSON-Ashe County Schools put its best on display last week. The district named Jodi Grubb its 2016/17 Oddie Cox Teacher …

April 30th, 2016 |  

School district wants your thoughts on new school

WEST JEFFERSON-On Monday night the Ashe County Board of Education will take one more step toward replacing its aging Ashe …

April 29th, 2016 |  

Ashe County wreck report

Ashe County wreck report

ASHE COUNTY — The following accidents between April 10 and April 16 were reported by the North Carolina Highway Patrol …

April 29th, 2016 |  

Shatley shooting: DA declines to release body camera footage until investigation is completed

JEFFERSON-The district attorney tasked with investigating the officer involved shooting of Dallas Shatley in July 2015 said he will not …

April 28th, 2016 |  

Shatley autopsy report released

Shatley autopsy report released

WEST JEFFERSON-An autopsy of a Crumpler man who died in an officer involved shooting last year has yielded new details …

April 27th, 2016 |  

Court: Goodwin can no longer stoke the flames of woodstove dispute

LANSING-When those cool, crisp evenings return to the High Country next fall, Nick and Michelle Slaton will have the option …

April 27th, 2016 |  

Emi Sunshine comes to Ashe County

Emi Sunshine comes to Ashe County

WEST JEFFERSON — Emi Sunshine, an 11-year-old musical sensation from Madisonville, Tennessee, will be in Ashe County on Wednesday prior …

April 26th, 2016 |  

Two cars collide in West Jefferson Tuesday

Two cars collide in West Jefferson Tuesday

WEST JEFFERSON-No one was injured in a two car crash on US-221Business Tuesday afternoon. The wreck occurred just south of …

April 26th, 2016 |  

Ballard picked to fill Soucek’s seat

Ballard picked to fill Soucek’s seat

BOONE-Following the sudden resignation of Sen. Dan Soucek, local members of the GOP have selected Deanna Ballard to fill the …

April 26th, 2016 |  

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