The National Park Service has announced that a section of the Blue Ridge Parkway in Ashe and Watauga counties will close to drivers beginning April 1.
For the fourth year in a row, Ashe County experienced a small decrease in its overall population.
WEST JEFFERSON — Recently, the National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU) announced the Leading Producers Round Table, Soaring Eagle award recipients.
LANSING — An early morning structure fire badly damaged a home in the Helton community and displaced the residents on Sunday, March 29.The fire began around 2 a.m. at a home located at 570 Jerd Branch Road.
WEST JEFFERSON — Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation is warning the public about a telephone scam targeting its members.
Panoramic views can take your breath away. But sometimes they can leave questions like, “What exactly is that over… there?”
LAUREL SPRINGS — New River State Park plans to conduct prescribed burns during the dates of March 30 and May 31. The actual days of the burns will depend upon weather conditions.
During the regularly scheduled board meeting of the Ashe County Chamber of Commerce on March 24, Chris Robinson, associate vice-president of Wilkes Community College, was recognized for 23 years of service with the chamber.
The following accidents that occurred between March 8 and March 14 were reported by the N.C. Highway Patrol and are considered public record.March 9Lansing
RALEIGH — Downtown West Jefferson's main drive, Jefferson Avenue, was recently recognized as a “Great Main Street” in the 2015 Great Places in North Carolina awards program, sponsored by the North Carolina Chapter of the...
According to the North Carolina Department of Commerce, unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) increased in 98 of North Carolina's counties, including Ashe, in January and decreased in two.
Former U.S. Navy Boatswain's Mate Third Class William G. (Bill) Scarpino was recently recognized by the New River Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) for his WWII military service.
BOONE — A month heavy with snow proved to be among the busiest for local realtors, with February sales hitting an eight-year high for the month.Meanwhile interest rates remain below where they were a year ago.
WASHINGTON — A group of High Country students was among just 36 teams from across the nation to exhibit their enterprising honeybee project Monday at the White House Science Fair.
A proposed law in the General Assembly would allow distilleries in North Carolina to sell liquor outside the ABC system, but it's generating stiff opposition from local ABC and government boards.
JEFFERSON — The highly anticipated Ore Knob Mine exhibit at the Museum of Ashe County History will open to the public on April 25. A private opening will be held April 10.
NASCAR executives who wear expensive suits and occupy fancy corporate suites prefer to portray modern stock car racing as a sport inhabited by squeaky-clean role-models promoted by slickly produced TV coverage.
WILKESBORO — MerleFest, presented by Window World and taking place April 23-26, will boast a number of special collaborations and performances at this year's festival. As regular attendees of the celebrated festival know, these...
ASHE COUNTY — The following accidents that occurred between March 1 and March 7 were reported by the N.C. Highway Patrol and are considered public record.March 3Jefferson