Alan Bulluck

Position: Staff Writer
E-Mail Address: abulluck@civitasmedia.com
Phone Number: 336-846-7164


About Alan Bulluck

Bulluck was born and raised in Greensboro, North Carolina. He graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2004 with a BA in History and later earned a MA in late 19th, early 20th century U.S. and British Social/Political History from High Point University. He taught U.S. History for five years at Oak Ridge Military Academy and previously wrote for The Rhinoceros Times in Greensboro.

Latest Stories by Alan Bulluck

JEFFERSON — The Ashe County Sheriff's Office, in partnership with the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, conducted what Sheriff James Williams termed “the largest drug roundup in Ashe County history” on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014.
Operation Witches Brew began at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday morning. It was the culmination of an u

40-plus arrested in Ashe County meth sting

JEFFERSON — The Ashe County Sheriff's Office, in partnership with the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, conducted what Sheriff James Williams termed “the largest drug roundup in Ashe County history” on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. Operation Witches Brew began at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday morning. It was the culmination of an u

Early voting is currently underway in Ashe County.
One-stop absentee voting began Thursday, Oct. 23 at the Ashe County Courthouse and will continue through Saturday, Nov. 1.
Beginning Tuesday, Oct. 28, voters will also have the opportunity to vote early at the Fleetwood Fire Department.
The following is a list of dates and times for early voting

Early voting begins in Ashe County

Early voting is currently underway in Ashe County. One-stop absentee voting began Thursday, Oct. 23 at the Ashe County Courthouse and will continue through Saturday, Nov. 1. Beginning Tuesday, Oct. 28, voters will also have the opportunity to vote early at the Fleetwood Fire Department. The following is a list of dates and times for early voting

JEFFERSON — Almost four months have passed since Ashe Medics became the county's ambulance service provider and judging from Director Craig Sullivan's presentation to the Ashe County Board of Commissioners and board members subsequent comments, the transition couldn't have gone any smoother.
Sullivan delivered an ambulance service progress r

Commissioners updated on new ambulance service

JEFFERSON — Almost four months have passed since Ashe Medics became the county's ambulance service provider and judging from Director Craig Sullivan's presentation to the Ashe County Board of Commissioners and board members subsequent comments, the transition couldn't have gone any smoother. Sullivan delivered an ambulance service progress r

JEFFERSON — Ashe County has agreed to the terms of a settlement regarding a pending lawsuit with Mooresville-based Hunter Construction Group, Inc.
The Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to accept the terms of a legal settlement between the County and Hunter Construction, the firm contracted to expand the Ashe County Landfill in 2009, a

County agrees to settle lawsuit over landfill expansion

JEFFERSON — Ashe County has agreed to the terms of a settlement regarding a pending lawsuit with Mooresville-based Hunter Construction Group, Inc. The Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to accept the terms of a legal settlement between the County and Hunter Construction, the firm contracted to expand the Ashe County Landfill in 2009, a

On the heels of an early morning meth lab bust in Warrensville on Wednesday, Oct. 15, Ashe County Sheriff James Williams updated the media on several other cases involving methamphetamine, which were reported in the Jefferson Post over the past several months.
Last Wednesday, Samuel Omar Hunt, 46, of Warrensville, was arrested and charged with man

Sheriff provides update on several meth cases

On the heels of an early morning meth lab bust in Warrensville on Wednesday, Oct. 15, Ashe County Sheriff James Williams updated the media on several other cases involving methamphetamine, which were reported in the Jefferson Post over the past several months. Last Wednesday, Samuel Omar Hunt, 46, of Warrensville, was arrested and charged with man

The annual meeting of the Museum of Ashe County History will take place beginning at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 21 in Hensley Hall at West Jefferson United Methodist Church.
Admission is free and the public is encouraged to attend.
Jeff Futch, Western Regional Supervisor of the North Carolina Department of Archives and History, is this year's specia

Museum's annual meeting is Tuesday, Oct. 21 in WJ

The annual meeting of the Museum of Ashe County History will take place beginning at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 21 in Hensley Hall at West Jefferson United Methodist Church. Admission is free and the public is encouraged to attend. Jeff Futch, Western Regional Supervisor of the North Carolina Department of Archives and History, is this year's specia

Live music, games and food are just a few of the offerings that will be available at the first annual Tugfest, which is scheduled to take place from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 25 at Ashe Services for Aging in West Jefferson.
Tugfest is named in honor of former Jefferson Mayor and Chair of the Ashe Services for Aging Board Dana Tugman, who pa

Tugfest scheduled for this weekend

Live music, games and food are just a few of the offerings that will be available at the first annual Tugfest, which is scheduled to take place from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 25 at Ashe Services for Aging in West Jefferson. Tugfest is named in honor of former Jefferson Mayor and Chair of the Ashe Services for Aging Board Dana Tugman, who pa

Ashe County Sheriff's deputies, along with agents from the State Bureau of Investigation's narcotics unit, arrested a Warrensville man early Wednesday morning and charged him with manufacturing methamphetamine and possession of meth-making chemicals.
Samuel Omar Hunt, 46, of 536 JC Norton Road in Warrensville was arrested at his home without incid

Meth lab bust in Warrensville

Ashe County Sheriff's deputies, along with agents from the State Bureau of Investigation's narcotics unit, arrested a Warrensville man early Wednesday morning and charged him with manufacturing methamphetamine and possession of meth-making chemicals. Samuel Omar Hunt, 46, of 536 JC Norton Road in Warrensville was arrested at his home without incid

Two same-sex couples were issued marriage licenses at the Ashe County Courthouse on Monday, Oct. 13, three days after a U.S. District Court judge in Asheville struck down North Carolina's constitutional amendment prohibiting same-sex marriage.
“We had two (couples) who came in on Monday,” Register of Deeds Deaett Roten said late Wednes

Same-sex marriage licenses issued in Ashe

Two same-sex couples were issued marriage licenses at the Ashe County Courthouse on Monday, Oct. 13, three days after a U.S. District Court judge in Asheville struck down North Carolina's constitutional amendment prohibiting same-sex marriage. “We had two (couples) who came in on Monday,” Register of Deeds Deaett Roten said late Wednes

Ashe County Democrats are geared-up and ready for this year's general, midterm election.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at the new headquarters of the Ashe County Democratic Party on a wet and stormy Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 14.
The party's new headquarters are located in the space formerly occupied by Ashe Retro Toys in downtown West Jefferso

Ashe Dems officially open new digs

Ashe County Democrats are geared-up and ready for this year's general, midterm election. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at the new headquarters of the Ashe County Democratic Party on a wet and stormy Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 14. The party's new headquarters are located in the space formerly occupied by Ashe Retro Toys in downtown West Jefferso

A weekend shooting at a residence in Fleetwood landed a son in jail and his father in the hospital.
According to Ashe County Sheriff James Williams, sheriffs' deputies were dispatched to a home in Fleetwood shortly after midnight on Saturday morning, Oct. 11, 2014 after receiving calls of shots fired in the area.
When they arrived on the scene, d

Saturday morning shooting sends one to hospital

A weekend shooting at a residence in Fleetwood landed a son in jail and his father in the hospital. According to Ashe County Sheriff James Williams, sheriffs' deputies were dispatched to a home in Fleetwood shortly after midnight on Saturday morning, Oct. 11, 2014 after receiving calls of shots fired in the area. When they arrived on the scene, d

The following photos were captured in the Warrensville, Lansing and Jefferson areas on Monday, Oct. 13, 2014.

Slideshow: Autumn in Ashe County

The following photos were captured in the Warrensville, Lansing and Jefferson areas on Monday, Oct. 13, 2014.

An Ashe County resident celebrated 103 years on Friday, Oct. 10.
Vera Edith Coykendall was honored with a proclamation by the High Country Council of Governments on her 103rd birthday. County Manager Sam Yearick, Commissioner William Sands, Chairman of Ashe Services for Aging Richard Blackburn and Clara Miller, Senior Tar Heel Legislature alternat

103 years for Vera Coykendall

An Ashe County resident celebrated 103 years on Friday, Oct. 10. Vera Edith Coykendall was honored with a proclamation by the High Country Council of Governments on her 103rd birthday. County Manager Sam Yearick, Commissioner William Sands, Chairman of Ashe Services for Aging Richard Blackburn and Clara Miller, Senior Tar Heel Legislature alternat

Ashe County Coalition for the Homeless (ACCH) and Hospitality House are teaming up for Ashe County's first Harvest for the Homeless campaign.
The event is scheduled to take place from 8 a.m.-noon on Saturday, Oct. 18 at Bohemia in downtown West Jefferson. The public is invited to stop by for a free large coffee and learn about the issue of homeles

Ashe County Harvest for the Homeless is Oct. 18

Ashe County Coalition for the Homeless (ACCH) and Hospitality House are teaming up for Ashe County's first Harvest for the Homeless campaign. The event is scheduled to take place from 8 a.m.-noon on Saturday, Oct. 18 at Bohemia in downtown West Jefferson. The public is invited to stop by for a free large coffee and learn about the issue of homeles

The West Jefferson Business Association is encouraging downtown businesses to “light up the town” this holiday season.
The first annual Light up the Town is scheduled to kick-off shortly after the holiday parade on Saturday, Nov. 15.
The West Jefferson Holiday Parade will have a later 3 p.m. start this year, so as to encourage parade-

WJ to light up the downtown this holiday season

The West Jefferson Business Association is encouraging downtown businesses to “light up the town” this holiday season. The first annual Light up the Town is scheduled to kick-off shortly after the holiday parade on Saturday, Nov. 15. The West Jefferson Holiday Parade will have a later 3 p.m. start this year, so as to encourage parade-

The last Gallery Crawl of the season will feature 17 galleries all decked out in their fall finery from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 10.
Sponsored by the Ashe County Arts Council, Gallery Crawls showcase and promote the varied artistic talents throughout downtown West Jefferson.
New and creative, innovative works continue to emerge from Ashe County a

Last Gallery Crawl of the season is Friday

The last Gallery Crawl of the season will feature 17 galleries all decked out in their fall finery from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 10. Sponsored by the Ashe County Arts Council, Gallery Crawls showcase and promote the varied artistic talents throughout downtown West Jefferson. New and creative, innovative works continue to emerge from Ashe County a

The following are the restaurant and facility grades for Ashe County establishments that were inspected during the month of September.
The Appalachian District Health Department is in charge of health inspections for restaurants, cafeterias and other eateries in Ashe County. In addition, the ADHD also covers Alleghany and Wilkes counties.
Each mo

September 2014 restaurant facility grades

The following are the restaurant and facility grades for Ashe County establishments that were inspected during the month of September. The Appalachian District Health Department is in charge of health inspections for restaurants, cafeterias and other eateries in Ashe County. In addition, the ADHD also covers Alleghany and Wilkes counties. Each mo

Ashe County Schools (ACS) Superintendent Dr. Todd Holden presented the Board of Commissioners with a state of the school system at the Board's regular meeting held Monday, Oct. 6, 2014.
“I'm gonna talk to you about some of the accolades of our schools, our teachers and administrators,” Holden said at the start of his presentation.


State of the schools

Ashe County Schools (ACS) Superintendent Dr. Todd Holden presented the Board of Commissioners with a state of the school system at the Board's regular meeting held Monday, Oct. 6, 2014. “I'm gonna talk to you about some of the accolades of our schools, our teachers and administrators,” Holden said at the start of his presentation. 

The Mount Jefferson Challenge, aka The MOJE, is a 7.2 mile run to the summit of Mount Jefferson and back down, and it takes place this Saturday, Oct. 11, just as fall colors are set to peak in the two Jeffersons.
Online registration closes Wednesday, Oct. 8. The cost is $30. Race day registration will also be available. The cost is $35.
The race

Runners will challenge themselves during 'The MOJE'

The Mount Jefferson Challenge, aka The MOJE, is a 7.2 mile run to the summit of Mount Jefferson and back down, and it takes place this Saturday, Oct. 11, just as fall colors are set to peak in the two Jeffersons. Online registration closes Wednesday, Oct. 8. The cost is $30. Race day registration will also be available. The cost is $35. The race

The Festival of the Frescoes will take place this weekend from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 11 on the grounds of the mission house of Holy Trinity Church in Glendale Springs, the home of Ben Long's famous fresco of “The Last Supper.”
“Revamped last year with more vendors, more food and activities for children, the Festival of

Festival of the Frescoes set for this weekend

The Festival of the Frescoes will take place this weekend from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 11 on the grounds of the mission house of Holy Trinity Church in Glendale Springs, the home of Ben Long's famous fresco of “The Last Supper.” “Revamped last year with more vendors, more food and activities for children, the Festival of





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