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Almost time to celebrate: 2016 seniors accept some $1.9 million in scholarships

Almost time to celebrate: 2016 seniors accept some $1.9 million in scholarships

WEST JEFFERSON-Surrounded by their never-failing and always applauding support network of family and friends, Ashe County’s soon-to-be graduating class of …

May 27th, 2016 |  

Ashe County wreck report

Ashe County wreck report

ASHE COUNTY — The following accidents between May 8 and May 14 were reported by the North Carolina Highway Patrol …

May 27th, 2016 |  

Sun might be setting on Jefferson landmark

Sun might be setting on Jefferson landmark

JEFFERSON-After announcing her lofty ambitions to salvage a downtown residence teetering on the edge of condemnation, Ann Winebarger of Jefferson …

May 26th, 2016 |  

Mapping out the future

Mapping out the future

WEST JEFFERSON-Over the past year a group of local leaders have quietly met to consider where we are as a …

May 26th, 2016 |  

Local Hardee’s excels nationally – Again

Local Hardee’s excels nationally – Again

JEFFERSON-A few years ago, Hardee’s of Jefferson was on pace to surpass all other restaurants in its chain for total …

May 26th, 2016 |  

North Beaver arson case scheduled to be heard

North Beaver arson case scheduled to be heard

JEFFERSON-Two Ashe County men will reappear in superior court on June 1 for their alleged role in the arson of …

May 24th, 2016 |  

Tirado murder case tops June superior court docket

Tirado murder case tops June superior court docket

JEFFERSON-A Lansing man accused of shooting and killing his son in December 2014 is once again listed on the Ashe …

May 24th, 2016 updated: May 24th, 2016. |  

Sex offense case scheduled for Superior

Sex offense case scheduled for Superior

JEFFERSON-A Laurel Springs man is due back in Ashe County Superior Court next week for alleged sex offenses. Joshua David …

May 24th, 2016 |  

Catching problems before they start

Catching problems before they start

WEST JEFFERSON — Rising seventh grade through rising 12th grade athletes got a potential life saving heart checkup at Ashe …

May 23rd, 2016 updated: May 23rd, 2016. |  

ACSO cites safety in redacting officer info

ACSO cites safety in redacting officer info

JEFFERSON-Ashe County Sheriff’s deputies and special investigators are now afforded the option to have their home addresses removed from the …

May 22nd, 2016 |  

Greer held on meth trafficking, conspiracy charges

Greer held on meth trafficking, conspiracy charges

JEFFERSON-A Creston man allegedly conspired with two others to traffic more than 28 grams of methamphetamine in February, according to …

May 20th, 2016 |  

Ashe County wreck report

Ashe County wreck report

ASHE COUNTY — The following accidents between April 26 and May 7 were reported by the North Carolina Highway Patrol …

May 20th, 2016 |  

Lansing’s ‘Blues Festival’ is June 18

Lansing’s ‘Blues Festival’ is June 18

LANSING-The Lansing Blues Festival will bring a little bit of Beale Street to the Blue Ridge June 18. That’s according …

May 19th, 2016 |  

Backstreet Concert series begins June 3

Backstreet Concert series begins June 3

WEST JEFFERSON-First up for the 2016 Backstreet Concert Series hosted by the West Jefferson Community Partnership in downtown West Jefferson …

May 19th, 2016 |  

Ashe is ‘storm ready’

JEFFERSON-Ashe County is now ready to handle whatever Mother Nature is willing to dish out. The community as a whole …

May 19th, 2016 |  

Ashe Memorial’s turn around tale

Ashe Memorial’s turn around tale

WEST JEFFERSON-There was once a time that locals were forced to drive “off the mountain” to obtain top notch health …

May 19th, 2016 |  

Ashe native receives award from App State

Ashe native receives award from App State

BOONE — Appalachian State University student athlete academic advisor Kayla Richardson Hill, a 2005 graduate from Ashe County High School, …

May 18th, 2016 |  

Keeping the F.A.I.T.H.

Keeping the F.A.I.T.H.

ASHE COUNTY — Being incarcerated can be one of the greatest challenges a person ever faces in their lives. Inmates …

May 18th, 2016 |  

Tax rate stable in proposed county budget

Tax rate stable in proposed county budget

JEFFERSON-Ashe County’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2016-17 does not include an increase to the property tax rate. Ashe County …

May 16th, 2016 |  

Here’s what happened in district court this week

Here’s what happened in district court this week

The following cases were heard or continued in the latest session of Ashe County District Court on May 12. This …

May 14th, 2016 |  

WJPD: Pedestrian transported to Baptist Medical Center after being struck by SUV

WJPD: Pedestrian transported to Baptist Medical Center after being struck by SUV

WEST JEFFERSON-A popular local artist was transported to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center after she was hit near a crosswalk …

May 13th, 2016 updated: May 13th, 2016. |  

No chance from Second Chance: Local dog rescue finds itself at odds with animal control

ASHE COUNTY-Not all tails are wagging in West Jefferson as one local animal rescue has indicated it will no longer …

May 13th, 2016 |  

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