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JEFFERSON — The High Country Commercial Kitchen had its grand unveiling Monday, Oct. 21, with a ribbon cutting courtesy of the Ashe County Chamber of Commerce. On hand for the event included all five Ashe County Commissioners, Sheriff B. Phil Howell, representatives of the Chamber and the As…

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GLENDALE SPRINGS — The Ashe County Chamber of Commerce held its October Member Blast at the Blue Ridge Theater and Events Center in Glendale Springs Thursday, Oct. 17.

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The following information was provided by Appalachian Health Care. Restaurants and food stands are inspected one to four times per year, based on assigned risk frequency, school buildings are inspected once per year and public school lunchrooms are inspected four times per year.

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The following information was provided by Appalachian Health Care. Restaurants and food stands are inspected one to four times per year, based on assigned risk frequency, rest/nursing homes are inspected twice per year and public school lunchrooms are inspected four times per year.

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WEST JEFFERSON — The West Jefferson Business Association announced the winners of its annual scarecrow contest Monday, Oct. 7, with Badger Funeral Home taking the top prize.

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WEST JEFFERSON — The Ashe County Chamber of Commerce has held many ribbon cutting ceremonies for other businesses over the years, so it was a change of pace for them to perform the ceremony for their own location. The Chamber welcomed The Venue to Ashe County Friday, Oct. 4, a meeting space …

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The following information was provided by Appalachian Health Care. Restaurants and food stands are inspected one to four times per year, based on assigned risk frequency.

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ASHE COUNTY — The Ashe County Chamber of Commerce has unveiled its newest information tool, a virtual tour of Ashe County. Located at www.thecoolestcorner.com, the virtual tour is a way to get to know the county’s various locations and attractions.

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WEST JEFFERSON — The West Jefferson Business Association’s 1st Annual Fall Festival will take up residence in participating businesses in downtown West Jefferson Saturday, Oct. 5 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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WEST JEFFERSON — Oshu House at 920 S. Jefferson Ave. opened its doors about a month ago, and owner Brian Witherspoon said he feels blessed with how business has been going so far.

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WEST JEFFERSON — Walking around West Jefferson this fall, visitors will see something on the sidewalks that normally is only found corn fields, scarecrows. The West Jefferson Business Association is holding its annual scarecrow competition, with local businesses setting up the hay-filled mas…

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WEST JEFFERSON — Ashe County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Kitty Honeycutt announced during the monthly Member Blast Thursday, Sept. 19, that the chamber’s new meeting space, named “The Venue,” will soon be open for public use.

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WEST JEFFERSON — The Ashe County Chamber of Commerce held its monthly Member Blast at Boondocks Brewing Taproom & Restaurant on Thursday, Aug. 15. This month’s event, sponsored by LifeStore Bank and Insurance, raised a total of $104 for the Ashe Advantage Project. This month’s winner for…

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WEST JEFFERSON — After almost a year of planning, the Blue Ridge BBQ & Brew Festival is finally upon Ashe County Friday and Saturday, Aug. 30 and 31. With 26 competitive cook teams and a host of breweries and distilleries at the Blue Ridge Theater and Events Center, the event will be the…

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ASHE COUNTY — The High Country Association of Realtors released its report for the month of July, reporting 54 tracts of land sold for a combined value of $10.25 million, the highest value recorded in a single month in nine years.

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WEST JEFFERSON — Salon B is open and ready to provide for the hair-care needs of Ashe County’s men, women and children, according to owner Brooke Hogg.

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WEST JEFFERSON — New River Family Wellness is combining modern medicine with hometown care, according to Dr. Daniel Landon Allen during the practice’s Ashe County Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting ceremony Monday, Aug. 5.

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WEST JEFFERSON — The list of confirmed cook teams for the Blue Ridge BBQ and Brew Festival continues to grow, with the list sitting at 20. Adding to that is the 26 breweries, 11 distilleries and six wineries for visitors to sample.

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WEST JEFFERSON — Salerno’s at 209 Backstreet is now open and offering a new lunch option for the town of West Jefferson.

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JEFFERSON — Members of the N.C. Cooperative Extension State Advisory Committee joined Ashe County Cooperative Extension Director Travis Birdsell to tour three locations with agricultural significance Wednesday, July 17, after the committee spent two days convened in Ashe to discuss statewide…

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LANSING — The Three Stooges variety store has clothing, knives, jewelry, hats, handbags, knick-knacks and plenty more assorted items for sale, according to owner Ann Clark.

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LANSING — For anyone wondering where Lewis Miles and his shears went after the little trailer barbershop closed down on U.S. 221 Business outside West Jefferson, find him in downtown Lansing.

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LAUREL SPRINGS — The Ashe County Chamber of Commerce held its July Member Blast at Little Peak Creek Farm in Laurel Springs Thursday, July 18. The monthly event was sponsored by the Ashe County office of the North Carolina Agricultural Extension.

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WEST JEFFERSON — The sponsors have been finalized for the Blue Ridge BBQ & Brew Festival, scheduled to be held Aug. 30-31 at the Blue Ridge Theater and Events Center in Glendale Springs.

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ASHE COUNTY — Realtors sold 195 homes in Ashe County during the first six months of 2019, four houses more than the total through June 2018, according to the latest sales report from the High Country Association of Realtors.

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WEST JEFFERSON — The Bryer Patch at 15 E. Second Street aims to not only expand downtown West Jefferson’s growing slate of businesses, but also inspire and engage local youth, according to store owner Donna Weaver during her business’ Ashe County Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting ceremony W…

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WEST JEFFERSON — West Jefferson’s Backstreet is the new home of The Vape Shoppe, which is looking to help transition smokers from cigarettes to vape juice.

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WEST JEFFERSON — Opened just in time for Christmas in July, The Tartan Woolly has brought some Scottish heritage and a bit of plaid to West Jefferson. The store on North Jefferson Avenue specializes in Scottish and Irish-styled clothing and accessories, with plaid and real wool adorning most…

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WEST JEFFERSON — At the West Jefferson Board of Aldermen meeting July 1, the board agreed to lease a piece of town property to New River Brewing Taproom and Eatery. The leased land will give the restaurant and brewery an outdoor area for its customers to enjoy the fresh air.

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WEST JEFFERSON — Following a 38-year career with Ashe County DSS, The Bryer Patch at 15 E. Second Street is Donna J. Weaver’s next professional endeavor.

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WEST JEFFERSON — One of West Jefferson’s newest bars had its grand opening weekend Saturday and Sunday, June 22 and 23. While Trent’s Tavern has been officially open for a few weeks, the weekend served as a celebration of what they’ve done so far.

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LANSING — The Ashe County Chamber of Commerce held its annual meeting at the Timber Rivers Venue Tuesday, June 18, where members celebrated the work and accomplishments of the past year. The festivities included mingling, dinner, awards and Chamber announcements.

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GLENDALE SPRINGS — The Ashe County Chamber of Commerce held its monthly Member Blast at Glendale Springs Inn and Restaurant on Thursday, June 20, raising $170 for its high school scholarship fund.

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WEST JEFFERSON — It was announced at its annual meeting that the Ashe County Chamber of Commerce will be receiving an expansion of its West Jefferson location.

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WEST JEFFERSON — Teams of 3-8 people must work together, gather hints and solve puzzles if they want to get out of Unlock It Escape Room, according to owner Colleen Dixon during her Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting June 13.

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GLENDALE SPRINGS — The National Park Service announced the opportunity to acquire the remainder of a concession contract for retail operations at the Northwest Trading Post on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

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LANSING — United Chemi-Con recognized and thanked Darrell Miller, Edie Miller and Levene Hart for their dedication and service for 50 years. G. Darrell Miller, pictured on the left, started working for United Chemi-Con on June 17, 1969. Levene S. Hart, pictured in the middle, started on July…

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WEST JEFFERSON — The newest restaurant in West Jefferson had its soft opening Wednesday, June 19. After months of work and a move from Lansing, New River Brewing opened its doors to the public.