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Jefferson water director: one time lab glitch raises red flags over town water

Jefferson water director: one time lab glitch raises red flags over town water

JEFFERSON-The Town of Jefferson’s Water Resources director said a lab error is the reason elevated levels of a contaminant were …

May 6th, 2016 |  

Ashe County wreck report

Ashe County wreck report

ASHE COUNTY — The following accidents between April 16 and April 23 were reported by the North Carolina Highway Patrol …

May 6th, 2016 |  

Ashe County arrest report

ASHE COUNTY — The following individuals were arrested and booked in the Ashe County Detention Center Thursday, April 28 through …

May 5th, 2016 |  

The Joy of Vaping

The Joy of Vaping

WEST JEFFERSON-While different viewpoints abound on electronic cigarettes and vaping, Mason Harris believes the smoking alternative has allowed him to …

May 5th, 2016 |  

West Jefferson starts budget work

After compiling final revenues and reviewing expenses, the West Jefferson Board of Aldermen is now ready to begin the budget …

May 5th, 2016 |  

A $26 million question

A $26 million question

WEST JEFFERSON-With potentially millions of taxpayer dollars on the line, Ashe County Schools prepared itself Monday night for a raucous …

May 5th, 2016 |  

Smiles all around

Smiles all around

WEST JEFFERSON — The Ashe County Special Olympics Spring Games brought athletes and volunteers together for a fun morning of …

May 4th, 2016 |  

Bee flies through window, driver sideswipes another car

JEFFERSON-A Crumpler woman might have had a ‘bee in her bonnet’ when she lost control of her vehicle that swideswiped …

May 4th, 2016 |  

Here’s what happened in district court last week

Here’s what happened in district court last week

The following cases were heard during the April 28 session of Ashe County District Court. Richard Lee Absher, who was …

May 4th, 2016 |  

West Jefferson lands on ‘Top 10’ list

West Jefferson lands on ‘Top 10’ list

WEST JEFFERSON-Despite efforts made by merchants and town officials to promote West Jefferson as a top tourism destination, at least …

May 3rd, 2016 |  

‘It’s disgusting’

‘It’s disgusting’

WEST JEFFERSON-Town aldermen heard an earful about an eyesore during Monday’s monthly board meeting. Once again, long-time resident Mike Sawyer …

May 3rd, 2016 |  

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 |  

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