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
Update, March 25, 2015: Arrest warrants for Danny Harmon, 33, of West Jefferson, provided the incorrect age of the victim. The victim was identified as being 13 years of age when in fact she's 6. According to Carolyn Gentry with the Ashe...
WASHINGTON – Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., has introduced legislation to stretch the limited funds available to the Highway Trust Fund by exempting it from what she considers the Davis-Bacon Act's “outdated, wasteful labor...
WEST JEFFERSON — The West Jefferson Board of Aldermen will conduct a special meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday, March 23 at Town Hall in West Jefferson.
WEST JEFFERSON — The Ashe County Little Theatre announces their spring production, “One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest,” April 17-19 at the Ashe Civic Center. Tickets are on sale now at the Ashe Arts Center or by calling...
Left photo: From left to right: Wanda Sawyer (great grand mother); Rhonda Testerman (grandmother); Erica Roten (mother); seated: Beulah Wooten (great great grandmother)holding Raylan Testerman born Feb. 19, 2015.
Individuals who are caring for loved ones at home have another opportunity to learn about issues and services that may be helpful to them.
WEST JEFFERSON — Quilt Square Girls, the downtown West Jefferson business owned by Syndi and Renee Brooks, well-known for their handcrafted barn quilts and daily messages/affirmations posted on a chalkboard that rests outside of their store, is...
It was May 1996.
ASHE COUNTY — A group of 26 students from St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia, Pa. recently spent their spring break in Ashe County as part of the school's Appalachian Experience program. This was the second year in a row Ashe...
Applications are now available for youth programs sponsored locally by SkyLine Membership Corporation, including the Frank James-SkyLine Scholarship, Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) Youth Tour and Cooperative Leadership Camp.