Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation is on high alert and preparing for this weekend’s storm which could bring up to half an inch of ice in the Blue Ridge mountains and possible light icing in the foothills.Blue Ridge Electric members are advised to report all outages to the cooperative’s PowerLine: 1-800-448-2383.All Blue Ridge Electric line crews, along with the cooperative’s right-of-way and other contract crews, are prepared and will be ready to respond should outages occur. Crews from sister cooperatives are also on stand-by to assist if needed with power restoration efforts. Member service representatives and other Blue Ridge employees are also on high alert, ready to respond to member needs.
The Ashe County Arts Council celebrates the season with the annual holiday exhibit and Open House on Saturday, Dec. 7, in the gallery of the Ashe Arts Center with eight beautifully-decorated trees, miniature paintings, holiday gift ideas, and handmade ornaments.The friends and neighbors of the Arts Council are invited to stop by and enjoy refreshments, greet the staff and savor the sights, sounds and smells of the holiday season between 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
The Ashe County Choral Society’s annual Holiday Concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 8, at the Ashe Civic Center in West Jefferson. Formed in 1985, the Choral Society will celebrate its 27th season.The concert, a perfect way to usher in the holiday season, is both a tradition and a highlight of the holiday season in Ashe County.The 2013 program will include sacred and secular works of the season. A cappella pieces will be performed as well as accompani...
A late model, blue Dodge Caravan wrecked into an embankment along N.C. 88 near Ernie Carpenter’s Construction at 1:35 p.m. Friday.The driver was Fermin Martinez, 24, of Lansing. Two other riders were in the van with him, according to N.C. Highway patrolman Chuck Olive.Olive said the van was heading west on N.C. 88 when it hit a guardrail in the left lane, crossed back onto its side of the road and into the embankment.Martinez was arrested and charged wit...
The Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health (ADOSH) has issued three citations, totaling $559,000 to the Arizona State Forestry Division (ASFD) following the death of 19 firefighters, including Ashe County native Eric Marsh while fighting the Yarnell Hill Fire in June.
In the Dec. 3 meeting of the Ashe County School Board, the Ashe County Ford Teacher Scholarship Foundation grants were awarded to teachers from the different schools in the county.Jeff Dollar of Ashe County Ford thanked the board and teachers for its hard work.“We want to be able to give back, and one of the best ways to give back to our community is to give back to our kids,” Dollar said.This was the first year that the scholarship foundation awar...
If you’ve snapped an amazing hunting photo of big game you’ve bagged, here is your chance to show it off and maybe even win some money.The Jefferson Post is hosting an online contest during the month of December looking for pictures of the best game trophies in the High Country. We are asking local hunters to send us pictures of their spoils, with a chance to win up to $100.In addition to an overall vote winner, who will receive $100 from title sponsor Grasha...
The Ashe County High School Junior ROTC lent a hand loading trucks filled with locally donated Christmas trees from farms in Ashe, Alleghany and Watauga counties headed from Cline Church Nursery in West Jefferson to Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville and Luke Air Force Base in Glendale, Ariz. Trees for Troops provides farm-grown Christmas Trees to armed forces members and their families each Christmas. This year, Trees for Troops will deliver more than 17,000 Christmas Trees to 61 military bases in...
Carolina West Wireless marked the opening of its newest...
The Ashe County Chamber of Commerce wishes to extend an...
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