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4 hrs ago | Jefferson Post Online Edition

N.C. Senate candidate visits Ashe

N.C. Senate candidate Jim Sponenberg talks to Jared Yelton, the general manager at Boondocks Tap Room and Restaurant during his visit to the county on Thursday.

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Related Topix: Lenoir, NC, Moncure, NC

7 hrs ago | Jefferson Post Online Edition

Roundabout Road bridge to be replaced

The North Carolina Department of Transportation is preparing to replace a bridge on Roundabout Road over Cabbage Creek in Ashe County and will install an off-site detour during construction.

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Sun Aug 31, 2014

Jefferson Post Online Edition

Coping with tragedy through a horse rescue

The couple, who run Southern Sun Farm Sanctuary, Ashe County's only horse rescue, turned a passion for equines into a full-time job over a decade ago.

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Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law, Animal Rights, Glendale Springs, NC

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Jefferson Post Online Edition

Quilt Day at the Ashe County Farmers Market

The Ashe County Farmers Market will host a day of opportunity and fun, for folks to learn the art of quilting from 9:30 a.m.- 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 30. Tents will be set up in the grassy area behind the shelter and quilters are encouraged to bring their machine and a chair to the free Class and Demonstration put on by individuals from the Quilt ... (more)

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Related Topix: Life, Quilting

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Jefferson Post Online Edition

Ashe County unemployment up in July

Ashe County's unemployment rate increased slightly to 7.4 percent in July, according to the latest data released by the North Carolina Department of Commerce on Wednesday, Aug. 27. The county's unemployment rate rose by 0.3 percent from June, when the rate was at 7.4 percent.

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Related Topix: North Carolina, Mitchell County, NC, Watauga County, NC, Avery County, NC, Alleghany County, NC

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Jefferson Post Online Edition

Ashe County wreck report

The following are collision reports posted by the N.C. Highway Patrol in Ashe County and are considered public record.

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Related Topix: Blowing Rock, NC, Jefferson, NC, Sneads Ferry, NC, North Carolina

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Jefferson Post Online Edition

Gerald Price not going away

Ashe County Commissioner Gerald Price stepped down from his place on the dais to address the Board of Commissioners and county citizens, during the public comment portion of the board's regular meeting on Monday, Aug. 18. Price said that while his term on the board will expire in November, his "oath" will not.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

The Charlotte Observer

Offshore trolling best bet for Carolinas fishing action

Victoria Navaroli, 13, of Charlotte caight a 1 pound, 15 ounce green sunfish July 12 that has been certified as a state record by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission.

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Related Topix: Badin, NC, Nags Head, NC, Hatteras, NC, Morehead City, NC

Jefferson Post Online Edition

'Piggybacking,' savings, veterans highlight BOC meeting

The Ashe County Board of Commissioners were schooled in "piggybacking" and learned about savings to the county and local veterans at their regular meeting on Monday, Aug. 18. Scott Hurley, the county's director of Environmental Services, presented the board with a proposal to "piggyback" a front-loader garbage truck, which would effectively save ... (more)

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Related Topix: 9, Kernersville Area, NC

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Jefferson Post Online Edition

Ashe County wreck report

The following are collision reports posted by the N.C. Highway Patrol in Ashe County and are considered public record.

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Related Topix: Lansing, NC, West Jefferson, NC

Thu Aug 14, 2014

Jefferson Post Online Edition

Commissioners must remove Price

I doubt if anyone was surprised to learn of Ashe County Commissioner, and self-proclaimed "sovereign citizen," Gerald Price's recent arrest.

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Related Topix: New Hanover County, NC, Opinion

Wed Aug 13, 2014

The Mountain Times

Celebrating Women in the Arts

The Blue Ridge Mountains are home to a vibrant palette of female artists that spans multiple generations and mediums.

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Related Topix: West Jefferson, NC, Appalachian State University, Creston, NC

The Mountain Times

Vintage Valle Music bids farewell to summer

As the community prepares for back to school, Baird's Creek Presbyterian Church prepares to bid farewell to summer with a musical finale on Sunday, Aug. 17. From 4 to 6 p.m., Vintage Valle Music returns with performances from the Pineola Bell Ringers, the Kraut Creek Ramblers and Turkey Tracks Trio.

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Related Topix: Pineola, NC, Watauga County, NC, Valle Crucis, NC, Music, Entertainment

Tue Aug 12, 2014

Jefferson Post Online Edition

Ashe County wreck report

The following are collision reports posted by the N.C. Highway Patrol in Ashe County and are considered public record.

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Related Topix: Lansing, NC, Indian Trail, NC, Jefferson, NC

Mon Aug 11, 2014

Watauga Democrat

Power outage affects Watauga, Ashe, Wilkes counties

More than a thousand households were left without power Monday, and hundreds remain without power in the Fleetwood and Deep Gap areas as of 5 p.m. According to the outage map on http://www.blueridgeemc.com, 493 households are without power as of 5 p.m. today.

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Related Topix: Fleetwood, NC, Deep Gap, NC, Watauga County, NC, Wilkes County, NC

Fri Aug 08, 2014

Jefferson Post Online Edition

Gallery Crawl Friday night in downtown West Jefferson

What could be better than an evening in the mountains where the weather is cool, the people are friendly and artistic talent is abundant? The Ashe County Arts Council will again sponsor Gallery Crawl on August 8 from 5 to 8 p.m. Crawlers are invited to stroll the streets, visit the galleries, view the downtown murals and take advantage of the ... (more)

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Related Topix: West Jefferson, NC

Thu Aug 07, 2014

Jefferson Post Online Edition

Lansing hosts 9th annual Ola Belle Reed Festival this weekend

Bluegrass legends Jerry McCoury, Bobby Hicks and Terry Baucom will headline the 9th annual Ola Belle Reed Music Festival this weekend at the Lansing Creeper Trail Park.

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Related Topix: Lansing, NC

Jefferson Post Online Edition

Ashe Fiddlers Convention winners announced

The 45th annual Ashe County Bluegrass and Old Time Fiddlers Convention held last weekend at Ashe County Park brought top notch musicians and enthusiastic audiences together for two days of traditional music.

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Related Topix: North Carolina, Council, NC, Jefferson, NC, Todd, NC, Millers Creek, NC

The Mountain Times

A Warped view

Moments before bassist Kim "Tae" Rash took the stage at the Orlando leg of this summer's Warped Tour, only one thought was entrenched in his mind.

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Related Topix: Music, Entertainment

Jefferson Post Online Edition

Get ready for the Blue Ridge Brutal

Jefferson PostCyclists from across the country will circle the county during the 25th annual Blue Ridge Brutal bike ride, Saturday, Aug. 9. Jefferson PostCyclists from across the country will circle the county during the 25th annual Blue Ridge Brutal bike ride, Saturday, Aug. 9. The Blue Ridge Brutal bike ride is set to begin at 8 a.m. on Saturday, ... (more)

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Related Topix: Warrensville, NC

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