JEFFERSON — Mt. Jefferson Child Development Center has obtained an emergency license to remain open during the COVID-19 outbreak. Without an emergency license from the NC Division of Child Development and Early Education, the center would be required to close its doors on March 31. Read more
- Mt. Jefferson Child Development Center to operate as Emergency Child Care Provider
- 1,536 positive cases of COVID-19 in NC, 157 currently hospitalized
- Ashe County Schools transition to remote learning, EOC and EOG testing waived for school year
- Coronavirus concerns consuming community
- Blue Ridge Energy launches “In This Together” for families affected by COVID-19 financial hardships
- App State, AppHealthCare provide more info on Watauga's fifth COVID-19 case
- Appalachian Regional Library facilities cancel curbside service, close for staff
- Samaritan’s Purse deploys Emergency Field Hospital to New York City
- Ashe County Schools: Mandatory instruction to begin March 30, remote learning information available
- Cooper issues 'stay at home' order for entire state
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JEFFERSON — Mt. Jefferson Child Development Center has obtained an emergency license to remain open during the COVID-19 outbreak. Without an emergency license from the NC Division of Child Development and Early Education, the center would be required to close its doors on March 31.
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