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Alan Bulluck

Position: Editor
E-Mail Address: abulluck@civitasmedia.com
Phone Number: 336-489-3064


About Alan Bulluck

Alan Bulluck was born and raised in Summerfield, N.C., right outside of Greensboro. 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

Test drive a car, save a life

WEST JEFFERSON — Want to test drive a new car and help save a life at the same time? Well, you can from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. this Saturday, May 30 at Ashe County Ford in downtown West Jefferson. The Drive One 4 UR Community to benefit Relay For Life event will take place this Saturday at Ashe County Ford located at 409 East Second Street in West J

ASHE COUNTY — A baby born today in Ashe County will live an average of 4 years less than a baby born on the same day in Orange County, according to the most recent statistics released by N.C. Child.
The life expectancy for an Ashe County baby born today is 77.7 years, while the life expectancy for an Orange County baby is 81.7 years, the hig

Life expectancy in Ashe remains low

ASHE COUNTY — A baby born today in Ashe County will live an average of 4 years less than a baby born on the same day in Orange County, according to the most recent statistics released by N.C. Child. The life expectancy for an Ashe County baby born today is 77.7 years, while the life expectancy for an Orange County baby is 81.7 years, the hig

CRUMPLER — Many citizens of Ashe County took time to honor, reflect upon and remember the selfless service of those brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice to protect our way of living here at home at Ashelawn Memorial Gardens on Sunday, May 24.
The 48th Annual Memorial Day Service was conducted Sunday afternoon beginning at 2:30

Honoring the fallen

CRUMPLER — Many citizens of Ashe County took time to honor, reflect upon and remember the selfless service of those brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice to protect our way of living here at home at Ashelawn Memorial Gardens on Sunday, May 24. The 48th Annual Memorial Day Service was conducted Sunday afternoon beginning at 2:30

On Jan. 6, 1949, The Skyland Post reported that Jefferson's high school gymnasium was completely destroyed by fire.
Miss Laura McConnell discovered the fire in the lunchroom of the gymnasium's basement and it was believed the fire originated near the range or flue in the lunchroom.
West Jefferson's lone fire truck was brought in to help combat th

FROM THE ARCHIVES: 'Jefferson gym destroyed'

On Jan. 6, 1949, The Skyland Post reported that Jefferson's high school gymnasium was completely destroyed by fire. Miss Laura McConnell discovered the fire in the lunchroom of the gymnasium's basement and it was believed the fire originated near the range or flue in the lunchroom. West Jefferson's lone fire truck was brought in to help combat th

LAUREL SPRINGS — A routine brush fire grew out of control and came close to causing damage to a structure Friday afternoon, May 22 in Laurel Springs. The fire occurred near a residence located on Gaither Poe Road.
A witness reported that a steady stream of increasingly high winds caused the fire to spread out of control. The property owner c

Out of control brush fire contained in Laurel Springs

LAUREL SPRINGS — A routine brush fire grew out of control and came close to causing damage to a structure Friday afternoon, May 22 in Laurel Springs. The fire occurred near a residence located on Gaither Poe Road. A witness reported that a steady stream of increasingly high winds caused the fire to spread out of control. The property owner c

Democrat incumbents Richard Lemly and Tom Neaves, and Republican Virginia Johnson were the big winners in the Ashe County Board of Commissioners race on election night, Tuesday, Nov. 4, 1986, according to an article in the Thursday, Nov. 6, 1986 edition of the Jefferson Times.
Republicans were able to maintain a 3-2 edge on the board by virtue of

FROM THE ARCHIVES: 'Republicans keep 3-2 edge'

Democrat incumbents Richard Lemly and Tom Neaves, and Republican Virginia Johnson were the big winners in the Ashe County Board of Commissioners race on election night, Tuesday, Nov. 4, 1986, according to an article in the Thursday, Nov. 6, 1986 edition of the Jefferson Times. Republicans were able to maintain a 3-2 edge on the board by virtue of

WEST JEFFERSON — Archery enthusiasts from Ashe County and beyond are encouraged to showcase their skills for a cause this weekend in West Jefferson.
The New River Archery Club is hosting the 5th Annual Benefit Archery Tournament this Saturday, May 23 and Sunday, May 24 at the archery club in West Jefferson. All proceeds go to benefit Hunters

Archery tournament to benefit Hunters Helping Kids

WEST JEFFERSON — Archery enthusiasts from Ashe County and beyond are encouraged to showcase their skills for a cause this weekend in West Jefferson. The New River Archery Club is hosting the 5th Annual Benefit Archery Tournament this Saturday, May 23 and Sunday, May 24 at the archery club in West Jefferson. All proceeds go to benefit Hunters

JEFFERSON — For the second year in a row, Ashe Memorial Hospital, Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation and Ashe County Schools are teaming up to provide physicals for student athletes at Ashe County High School, in addition to testing their heart function via electrocardiograms (EKG).
The second annual Heart of a Husky event is schedul

Heart of a Husky set for May 30

JEFFERSON — For the second year in a row, Ashe Memorial Hospital, Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation and Ashe County Schools are teaming up to provide physicals for student athletes at Ashe County High School, in addition to testing their heart function via electrocardiograms (EKG). The second annual Heart of a Husky event is schedul

In the March 10, 1960 edition of The Skyland Post newspaper, which later merged with The Jefferson Times to form the Jefferson Post, a story appears about a plane crash that occurred between Lansing and Bina, off N.C. 194.
The Piper Cub piloted by SP-4 Ernest Grober, Jr. was flying from Fort Benning, Ga. to Beckley, W.Va. when it suffered power fa

FROM THE ARCHIVES: 'Plane crashes in snow”

In the March 10, 1960 edition of The Skyland Post newspaper, which later merged with The Jefferson Times to form the Jefferson Post, a story appears about a plane crash that occurred between Lansing and Bina, off N.C. 194. The Piper Cub piloted by SP-4 Ernest Grober, Jr. was flying from Fort Benning, Ga. to Beckley, W.Va. when it suffered power fa

WEST JEFFERSON — A new salon, with an added twist, recently opened in West Jefferson.
Hair Cafe, officially opened April 1 at it's location at 750 Beaver Creek School Road.
“I've been in Jefferson for 11 years at the Beauty Bar,” Owner Christina Beck said. “I just decided to open up my own shop. We've been over here a litt

New salon opens in West Jefferson

WEST JEFFERSON — A new salon, with an added twist, recently opened in West Jefferson. Hair Cafe, officially opened April 1 at it's location at 750 Beaver Creek School Road. “I've been in Jefferson for 11 years at the Beauty Bar,” Owner Christina Beck said. “I just decided to open up my own shop. We've been over here a litt

WARRENSVILLE — The spirit of inclusion and entertainment will take center stage at the fifth annual Imagine program at Ashe County Middle School (ACMS) on Monday, May 25, beginning at 9 a.m.
The annual program started by Jodi Grubb, exceptional children instructor at ACMS, seeks to highlight and demonstrate similarities between those living

Imagine inclusiveness

WARRENSVILLE — The spirit of inclusion and entertainment will take center stage at the fifth annual Imagine program at Ashe County Middle School (ACMS) on Monday, May 25, beginning at 9 a.m. The annual program started by Jodi Grubb, exceptional children instructor at ACMS, seeks to highlight and demonstrate similarities between those living

WARRENSVILLE — Ashe County Middle School Principal Earl Pennington will no longer serve in that capacity effective July 1. He has opted to transfer to Westwood Elementary School where he will serve as the assistant principal starting next academic year.
According to a news release from Ashe County Schools, Pennington decided he wanted to tra

New principal at Ashe County Middle School for 2015-16

WARRENSVILLE — Ashe County Middle School Principal Earl Pennington will no longer serve in that capacity effective July 1. He has opted to transfer to Westwood Elementary School where he will serve as the assistant principal starting next academic year. According to a news release from Ashe County Schools, Pennington decided he wanted to tra

JEFFERSON — Shane Little, owner of Style Depot Professional Hair Salon, has relocated his business to a new location in downtown Jefferson.
For years, Style Depot was located in Jefferson Station in downtown West Jefferson, but with the possibility of a YMCA locating in the building, businesses have begun to vacate the facility.
Little has

Style Depot moves one town over

JEFFERSON — Shane Little, owner of Style Depot Professional Hair Salon, has relocated his business to a new location in downtown Jefferson. For years, Style Depot was located in Jefferson Station in downtown West Jefferson, but with the possibility of a YMCA locating in the building, businesses have begun to vacate the facility. Little has

WEST JEFFERSON — It's possible that new signage may be springing up in downtown West Jefferson if a group of business owners located off of Jefferson Avenue have their say.
An impressive showing of merchants and restaurateurs made their presence and wishes known in support of the proposed signage at the West Jefferson Board of Aldermen's reg

New signage proposed for downtown West Jefferson

WEST JEFFERSON — It's possible that new signage may be springing up in downtown West Jefferson if a group of business owners located off of Jefferson Avenue have their say. An impressive showing of merchants and restaurateurs made their presence and wishes known in support of the proposed signage at the West Jefferson Board of Aldermen's reg

TODD — The Todd Ruritan met on Tuesday Evening, April 21 for the annual Scholarship Awards Dinner. There were three Todd students who are going on to college in the fall who were awarded $700 scholarships to help them with their college-related expenses.
The students are Karranda Treadway and Joshua Rash attending Ashe County High School, an

Todd Ruritan awards scholarships

TODD — The Todd Ruritan met on Tuesday Evening, April 21 for the annual Scholarship Awards Dinner. There were three Todd students who are going on to college in the fall who were awarded $700 scholarships to help them with their college-related expenses. The students are Karranda Treadway and Joshua Rash attending Ashe County High School, an

May 11, 2015 - According to Dr. Jim Taylor, due to unforeseen circumstances, the fundraising event at the Ashe Civic Center scheduled for Saturday, May 23 has been cancelled. Anyone interested in making a donation to KAMPN and/or the LIFE Village may do so by mailing them to: KAMPN, 1255 Wildcat Ridge, Deep Gap, NC 28618.
WEST JEFFERSON — Be

Fundraiser for living facility for adults with Autism

May 11, 2015 - According to Dr. Jim Taylor, due to unforeseen circumstances, the fundraising event at the Ashe Civic Center scheduled for Saturday, May 23 has been cancelled. Anyone interested in making a donation to KAMPN and/or the LIFE Village may do so by mailing them to: KAMPN, 1255 Wildcat Ridge, Deep Gap, NC 28618. WEST JEFFERSON — Be

JEFFERSON — Ashe Supports Heroes Everywhere, a year-long community event started by Amanda Tomlinson Jones, took place Saturday, April 11 at the National Guard Armory in Jefferson.
Jones said the event “was made possible by all the donations and support from the community.”
“It's about the entire Ashe County community comi

Ashe Supports Heroes Everywhere 2015

JEFFERSON — Ashe Supports Heroes Everywhere, a year-long community event started by Amanda Tomlinson Jones, took place Saturday, April 11 at the National Guard Armory in Jefferson. Jones said the event “was made possible by all the donations and support from the community.” “It's about the entire Ashe County community comi





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