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New businesses getting a start

New businesses getting a start

The following new corporations were registered with the North Carolina Secretary of State’s office between Dec. 30, 2015-Feb. 3, 2016. …

February 5th, 2016 |  

West Jefferson streetscape project moves forward

West Jefferson streetscape project moves forward

WEST JEFFERSON —Construction for the long awaited expansion of downtown West Jefferson’s streetscape project could start as early as March …

February 4th, 2016 updated: February 4th, 2016. |  

Health Department encourages public to get vaccinated

Health Department encourages public to get vaccinated

ASHE COUNTY — N.C. State Rep. Jonathan Jordan visited the Ashe County office of Appalachian District Health Department to receive …

February 4th, 2016 |  

Firefighters beat back Davis Road blaze

Firefighters beat back Davis Road blaze

CRUMPLER-Firefighters from multiple volunteer departments battled a fire on Davis Road in Crumpler early Wednesday afternoon. The fire was reported …

February 3rd, 2016 updated: February 3rd, 2016. |  

Rabies case confirmed in Fleetwood

Rabies case confirmed in Fleetwood

JEFFERSON-Local public health officials issued a warning Tuesday about a confirmed case of rabies in the Fleetwood area. The public …

February 3rd, 2016 |  

Ashe County Board of Commissioners begin consideration of ‘high impact’ ordinance

Ashe County Board of Commissioners begin consideration of ‘high impact’ ordinance

JEFFERSON —The “High Impact Land Use Ordinance” that was recently approved by the Ashe County Planning Board last week now …

February 2nd, 2016 |  

How you can score a full ride to college

How you can score a full ride to college

WEST JEFFERSON-Elizabeth Hartley might be able to show you how to earn a free, or nearly free, college education. She’s …

February 1st, 2016 |  

Senior Center shows off newest upgrades

Senior Center shows off newest upgrades

WEST JEFFERSON — Sometimes writing a simple letter can make all the difference. That turned out to be the case …

February 1st, 2016 |  

Here’s who was scheduled to be in district court last week

The following cases were scheduled to be heard in Ashe County District Court on Jan. 28, 2016. The Jefferson Post …

February 1st, 2016 |  

Blue Ridge Electric’s ‘historic temporary rate reduction’ extended to full year

Blue Ridge Electric’s ‘historic temporary rate reduction’ extended to full year

LENOIR– Members of Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation will enjoy a full year of a temporary rate reduction made possible …

February 1st, 2016 updated: February 1st, 2016. |  

Gov. Pat McCrory drops by AEV

Gov. Pat McCrory drops by AEV

JEFFERSON-American Emergency Vehicles has come a long way since 2008. Just ask North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory who visited the …

February 1st, 2016 |  

Renegade Graphics expands to Jefferson

Renegade Graphics expands to Jefferson

JEFFERSON – A Jefferson embroidery shop now features new owners, a new name and, very soon, a new look. Creative …

February 1st, 2016 |  

Twice as nice

Twice as nice

WEST JEFFERSON — At the end of the night – there can be only one. Thirteen elementary and middle school …

January 30th, 2016 |  

Goss honor up in the air?

Goss honor up in the air?

JEFFERSON —Local officials continue to push toward the possibility of naming a section of U.S. 221 in honor of former …

January 28th, 2016 |  

Fighting cancer right here at home

Fighting cancer right here at home

JEFFERSON — Ashe Memorial Hospital recently announced the expansion of its oncology program, allowing them now to treat those with …

January 28th, 2016 |  

‘Not fair, not right’

‘Not fair, not right’

ASHE COUNTY-If you see someone chained to a doghouse in downtown West Jefferson sometime in the near future, don’t worry. …

January 27th, 2016 |  

Up in smoke

Up in smoke

WEST JEFFERSON-Firefighters from West Jefferson and Glendale Springs responded to a reported structure fire near Ashe Lake Wednesday afternoon. The …

January 27th, 2016 |  

ASU students pitch in for MLK Day

ASU students pitch in for MLK Day

ASHE COUNTY —Although classes were cancelled Monday in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, many students from Appalachian State …

January 26th, 2016 |  

Forming a better connection with God

Forming a better connection with God

WEST JEFFERSON —Highlands Community Church is taking a new approach to help reach others in the community who are looking …

January 25th, 2016 |  

Here’s how you saw the first big snow of 2016

Here’s how you saw the first big snow of 2016

ASHE COUNTY-All things considered, Ashe County has weathered the season’s first major snowstorm with relative ease. That despite parts of …

January 23rd, 2016 |  

‘We dreamed about it for years’

‘We dreamed about it for years’

JEFFERSON —Four months following the opening of Naked Creek Eatery in Jefferson, a local Ashe County family is calling it …

January 23rd, 2016 |  

Season’s first big snow hits Ashe

Season’s first big snow hits Ashe

ASHE COUNTY-So far, so good. The High Country’s first significant winter storm of the year has arrived and brought Ashe …

January 22nd, 2016 updated: January 22nd, 2016. |  

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