Ashe County

Ashe County Arts Council Announces Ashe County Gallery Crawl’s Return for the 2013 Season

Published Monday, June 10, 2013 at 1:25 pm
June 10, 2013. Mark July 12, Aug 9, Sept 13 and Oct 11 on your calendars, Gallery Crawl is back! There will be a special Christmas Crawl on Friday, Dec 6. The purpose of the crawls are to supported and promoted downtown West Jefferson businesses. Read more...
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N.C. DOT Awards $2.1 Million Contract for 79.5 Miles of Road Improvements in Wilkes and Ashe Counties

Published Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 12:19 pm
April 17, 2013. A $2.1 million contract has been awarded to Blythe Construction Inc. of Charlotte by the N.C. Department of Transportation to apply asphalt surface treatments on 79.5 miles of secondary roads in Wilkes and Ashe counties. Work can begin as early as April 29 and be completed by Oct. 1. Read more...
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Jefferson Specialty Clinic Provides Cardiology and Oncology Services to Ashe County Residents

Published Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 12:44 pm
Dec. 5, 2012. Appalachian Regional Healthcare System is pleased to announce the opening of the Jefferson Specialty Clinic in Ashe County. Located at 257 Medical Park Drive in Jefferson, the Clinic, which shares office space with Western Carolina Eye Associates, will offer cardiology and oncology services.Read more…
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Ashe County Obituaries – Compiled Oct. 17, 2012

Published Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at 4:24 pm

Ashe County Obituaries – Compiled Oct. 17, 2012

Barry Lynn Eldreth

Barry Lynn Eldreth, D. Oct. 13, 2012
Mr. Barry Lynn Eldreth age 47, of Todd, the Three Top Community died on Saturday, October 13, 2012 at the Ashe Memorial… Continue reading

Unemployment Rates Decline in 72 Counties in August, Over-the-Year Rates Down in 92 Counties Across NC

Published Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at 1:53 pm
Oct. 3, 2012. The High Country experienced over-the-year drops. Watauga County unemployment dropped .7 percent to 8.3 percent. Ashe County unemployment dropped .3 percent to 11 percent, and Avery County unemployment dropped .1 percent to 10.4 percent. Read more...
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Running for N.C. Senate, Roy Carter’s Campaign Hosts a Hot Dog Dinner at West Jefferson Town Park Sept. 8

Published Friday, August 31, 2012 at 11:53 am
Aug. 31, 2012. Campaigning for the N.C. Senate, Roy Carter hosts a hot dog dinner on Saturday, Sept. 8, from 5 to 7 p.m. in his hometown at West Jefferson Town Park. Read more...
BY JESSE WOOD
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Ashe County Community Read 2012 Looks to Send Participants on “Journeys”

Published Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at 9:55 am
July 31, 2012. August 2012 is just around the corner which means so is the start of Ashe County’s Community Read, an annual county-wide engagement in the reading and discussion of a selected book. For Community Read 2012, Ashe County residents are encouraged to participate by reading the book "Mrs. Darcy and the Blue-eyed Stranger" by part-time Ashe County resident and award-winning author Lee Smith. Read more...
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Piecemakers Quilt Guild Awaits 10th Annual Quilt Fair

Published Monday, July 30, 2012 at 6:26 pm
July 30, 2012. Ashe County Piecemakers Quilt Guild presents the 10th Annual Quilt Fair Friday, Sept. 14 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 15 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Jefferson Station, 20 East Ashe Street, West Jefferson. Read more...
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If Trend Continues, 2012 Meth Lab Busts Will Surpass N.C.’s Record-Setting Year of 2011 – 237 Busts So Far

Published Monday, July 16, 2012 at 2:42 pm
July 16, 2012. Meth labs are on the rise again. If the current trend continues, this year will be another record-setting year. Read more...
BY JESSE WOOD
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School Bus Driver Classes Offered in Ashe County

Published Thursday, July 12, 2012 at 2:37 pm
July 12, 2012. School bus driver training will be offered Ashe County Board of Education Annex July 17-19. Classes run from 8:30-3:00 each day. Watauga County residents wishing to become school bus drivers for the Watauga County Schools can complete their training at this Ashe County location. Read more...
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Proposed Mountain Bogs Refuge Encompasses High Country; Open House at Watauga Library on July 11

Published Monday, June 25, 2012 at 12:33 pm
June 25, 2012. The United States has more than 556 National Wildlife Refuges, and now the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing one more - the Southern Appalachian Mountain Bogs National Wildlife Refuge, which would encompass 23,000 acres scattered across 30 bog sites in Western North Carolina and Eastern Tennessee - including ten sites in the High Country. Read more...
BY JESSE WOOD
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Ashe County Man Apprehended; Facing Multitude of Charges Following Second High Speed Chase in 3 Weeks

Published Monday, June 25, 2012 at 10:14 am
June 25, 2012. Ashe County resident Rex William Cummings has posted a bail in excess of $100,000 following a high-speed chase and arrest Thurs, June 21. Read more...
BY ETHAN WOODHOUSE
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Boone’s Water Intake Facility Threatened by Rep. Jordan’s ‘Kill Bill,’ which Passed 1st Reading in House

Published Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at 2:18 pm
June 20, 2012. Rep. Johnathan Jordan of District 93, which includes Ashe and Watauga counties, filed a bill in the House on June 14 titled "Disapprove New River Basin Rule," referring to the re-classification of the state's water quality of the Brownsville area along the South Fork of the New River. The bill is also known as the "Kill Bill." Read more...
BY JESSE WOOD
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Renowned Chef at Ashe County Farmers Market Saturday

Published Monday, June 11, 2012 at 2:43 pm
June 11, 2012. Renowned Chef Ric Caine will be at the Ashe County Farmers Market on Saturday, June 16, 2012 -Fathers Day weekend- to do a Grilling Demonstration starting about 10:00 a.m. He will be demonstrating how to cook several different types and cuts of meat on the grill and may have some secret grilling recipes to hand out. Read more...
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NCDOT Awards $9.6 Million to Replace 15 Bridges in Watauga, Avery, Ashe, Caldwell and Wilkes Counties

Published Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at 10:20 am
May 8, 2012. RALEIGH — N.C. Department of Transportation Secretary Gene Conti has awarded a $9.6 million design-build contract to replace two bridges each in Watauga and Ashe counties, four in Avery County, one in Caldwell County and six in Wilkes County. Read more...
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100 Plus Gather for Marriage Rally at WHS, Not All Supporters; Hot Button Issue Continues to Intensify

Published Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at 11:32 pm
April 10, 2012. Correction; and Watch Video of Rally! About 125 people gathered inside Watauga High School to attend the Vote For Marriage NC rally organized by Three Forks Baptist Association and Mount Vernon Baptist Church of Boone on Tuesday. Read more...
BY JESSE WOOD
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Native American/Celtic Artist to Play Free Concert at Shatley Springs; Ashe Appreciation Night April 12

Published Friday, April 6, 2012 at 7:13 pm
April 6, 2012. Arvel Bird, a violinist and Native American flutist, is coming to Shatley Springs next week for a free concert as part of Ashe County Appreciation Night. Arvel will be performing with Kimberly Kelley. Watch Video! Read more...
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‘An Embarrassing Day for Watauga?’ High Country Commissioners Endorse Marriage Protection Amendment

Published Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at 11:41 pm
April 3, 2012. All three High Country counties – Ashe, Avery and Watauga – have recently endorsed the Marriage Protection Amendment, which defines marriage as between a man and a woman. Read more...
BY JESSE WOOD
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Ashe County Obituaries – Compiled April 3, 2012

Published Friday, March 30, 2012 at 12:54 pm
Recent obituaries in Ashe County compiled on April 3, 2012. Read more...
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Ashe Kids’ Market Children’s Consignment Sale; Partnering with Ashe County Elementary Schools, A Safe Home for Everyone and Ashe Pregnancy Center

Published Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 5:00 pm
March 20, 2012. Ashe Kids’ Market Children’s Consignment Sale will be taking place this Thursday through Saturday, March 29 to March 31, with Half Price Day on Saturday, March 31 at the Fleetwood School Community Center. Hours are Thursday and Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Read more...
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Ashe County Obituaries – Compiled March 27, 2012

Published Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 1:07 pm
Recent obituaries in Ashe County compiled on March 27, 2012. Read more...
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Ashe County Obituaries – Compiled March 20, 2012

Published Friday, March 16, 2012 at 12:54 pm
Recent obituaries in Ashe County compiled on March 20, 2012. Read more...
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Part 2: 5,100 High Country Residents Owed $1.35 Million in Unclaimed Cash/Property; Ashe County: $237,000

Published Monday, March 12, 2012 at 10:56 am
March 12, 2012. Includes Extensive List! Check here to see if you – or any of your friends or relatives – have any unclaimed cash accumulating dust and interest in the vaults of the North Carolina State Department and Treasurer. Read more...
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Tarleton Aims to Reclaim Jordan’s 93rd District Seat and ‘Restore Some Common Sense Back Into the Legislature’

Published Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 2:56 pm

By Ron Fitzwater

March 10, 2012. BLOWING ROCK – It wasn’t even a question for Cullie Tarleton whether or not he would make a run at taking back the 93rd District seat he lost in 2010 to Representative Jonathan Jordan.… Continue reading

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