Barlow, Buchanan squared off in April

Barlow, Buchanan squared off in April

JEFFERSON-Ashe County Sheriff Terry Buchanan hasn’t exactly been banned from Ashe County Clerk of Superior Court Pam Barlow’s office, but ...

May 22nd, 2017 |  


Hospital seeks $400,000 from county to stabilize finances

Hospital seeks $400,000 from county to stabilize finances

JEFFERSON-In an attempt to avoid succumbing to the same fate of countless rural hospitals nationwide, Ashe Memorial Hospital officials said they have ...

May 17th, 2017 |  


Three arrested in West Jefferson drug bust

Three arrested in West Jefferson drug bust

WEST JEFFERSON-Dozens of drug charges followed a routine traffic stop on NC-163 early Monday morning.The bust also led to the recovery of a large volu...

May 17th, 2017 |  


Carolina West Wireless Announces Successful Results in FCC Low Band Spectrum Auction

WILKESBORO- Carolina West Wireless successfully participated in the recent Federal Communication Commission (FCC) incentive spectrum auction and was a...

May 16th, 2017 |  


Former jailer questions sheriff’s personnel policy

Former jailer questions sheriff’s personnel policy

JEFFERSON-A former employee of the Ashe County Detention Center asked county commissioners Monday morning if it was appropriate for Sheriff Terry Buch...

May 16th, 2017 updated: May 16th, 2017. |  


No hope for Fleetwood School

No hope for Fleetwood School

JEFFERSON-Ashe County Commissioners decided Monday morning to take a hands-off approach concerning the demolition of the old Fleetwood School building...

May 15th, 2017 updated: May 16th, 2017. |  


Sibaja earns district ‘Teacher of the Year’ honors

Sibaja earns district ‘Teacher of the Year’ honors

JEFFERSON-Mountain View Elementary’s Lisa Sibaja was recently named the district’s 2017 Teacher of the Year.That news according to a May 1...

May 15th, 2017 |  


Ashe County Ford Hosts Drive One 4UR Community May 20

WEST JEFFERSON-Test drive a new Ford and Ford will donate $20 to Ashe County Relay For Life for each qualifying test drive, one per household“We...

May 13th, 2017 |  


Sheriff: There is no jail controversy

Sheriff: There is no jail controversy

JEFFERSON-The nascent administration of Ashe County Sheriff Terry Buchanan hasn’t been without its bumps in the road.Appointed in January by the...

May 12th, 2017 |  


Can you hear me now?

Can you hear me now?

ASHE COUNTY-On Oct. 21, 2016, the unthinkable become a reality for emergency personnel and firefighters countywide.The communication system that links...

May 12th, 2017 updated: May 12th, 2017. |