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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 |  

Lansing couple’s home destroyed by fire – again

Lansing couple’s home destroyed by fire – again

LANSING-Buster and Wanda Wilcox have faced more than their fair share of adversity in their lives. For the second time …

April 26th, 2016 updated: April 26th, 2016. |  

Healthy competition

Healthy competition

WEST JEFFERSON — A total of 18 students from Ashe County High School traveled to Greensboro for the Health Occupation …

April 25th, 2016 |  

Lansing pug still missing: Surveillance footage offers little help

Lansing pug still missing: Surveillance footage offers little help

JEFFERSON-Despite pouring over hours of surveillance camera footage, Ashe County Sheriff James Williams said his office has no credible leads …

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

Dollar for a dime? Some say national TV exposure has hurt Ashe County

Dollar for a dime? Some say national TV exposure has hurt Ashe County

JEFFERSON-In the entertainment and tourism business perception is everything. Ashe County’s time in the national spotlight, however, has brought into …

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

Ashe County JROTC honored at inspection

Ashe County JROTC honored at inspection

WEST JEFFERSON — A big congratulations to the Ashe County High School JROTC program for passing the JROTC Program for …

April 24th, 2016 |  

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