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JEFFERSON — After two busy years operating at Ashe Family Central, Jodi Province Counseling Services finally had an opportunity to host its Ashe County Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting ceremony at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25.

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WEST JEFFERSON — The last day of the Ashe County Farmers Market 2018 season was 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, and vendors were lined up under the farmers market shelter on BackStreet in West Jefferson as they have been since April, selling fresh, local, homegrown and handmade bread, mi…

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WEST JEFFERSON — At a meeting with county and local business officials on Monday, Oct. 29, Blue Ridge Theater and Event Center owner Steve Mochen announced that the center will host a competition barbecue event in August 2019. The event will feature 40 competitors during two days, and will b…

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WEST JEFFERSON — A’s BackStreet Café closed its doors for the last time at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, but owners Andres and Nidia Martin said they will return to West Jefferson when the time is right.

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The Ashe County Chamber of Commerce held its monthly Member Blast at The Hotel Tavern on Thursday, Oct. 18. The event featured fun, food, news and a raffle drawing; and brought together dozens of representatives from the chamber’s member organizations.

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JEFFERSON — The Bojangles’ at 158 Northview Drive in Jefferson has closed as of Monday, Oct. 22, as it prepares the new location for a mid-December opening. Construction of the new location, to the immediate left of the old one, began in late July.

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The songs won’t be the only things to remain the same when Confederate Railroad rolls into West Jefferson in late October. With founding members Danny Shirley on lead vocals and Mark DuFresne on drums still tracking their particular brand of outlaw country — with a little help from the boys …

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WEST JEFFERSON — The winner of the local scarecrow competition, sponsored by the West Jefferson Business Association, was announced at The Hotel Tavern during the 2019 WJBA Membership Drive Tuesday, Oct. 2.

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Ashe County Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center Coordinator Kathleen George presenting ‘The Key is Caring’ a customer service seminar held in the Ashe County High School Media Room at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27. Future seminars will be announced at a later date, according to the chamber.

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WEST JEFFERSON — The Parkway Theater in West Jefferson has announced new matinee times, making it easier for people and their families to see the newest movies out.

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WEST JEFFERSON — The team at Boondocks Brew Haus teamed with the Ashe County Arts Council for an event on Sept. 22 celebrating the Ashe Arts Amber Ale. The beer was brewed in honor of the Arts Council’s 40th anniversary, which is being celebrated all year.

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JEFFERSON — The Ashe County Chamber of Commerce hosted its September Chamber Blast at the River House Inn and Restaurant on Sept. 20. The event was sponsored by Lowe’s, and featured food and drinks from the River House.

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LANSING — Unlimited Heating & Air is the latest business to open in Lansing, with the intention of providing heating, ventilation and air conditioning services to Ashe, Watauga, Wilkes and Alleghany counties, according to owner Jonathan Waddell.

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WEST JEFFERSON — In recent weeks, straw men and women have been spotted loitering outside West Jefferson storefronts participating in the West Jefferson Business Association scarecrow contest.

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WEST JEFFERSON — The 62nd Annual Meeting of SkyLine Membership Corporation is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 29, at Ashe County High School in West Jefferson. SkyLine customers who have active memberships in the cooperative are invited.

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WEST JEFFERSON — After less than two months operating his Taste of Chicago hot dog stand, local restaurateur Joey “Meatballs” Zugu has sold the business to an Ashe County family.

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JEFFERSON — When Pigs Fly BBQ and Wings is closing its doors Wednesday, Aug. 29, according to restaurant owner Kristin Howell, and she and her staff are making an exodus to Shatley Springs Restaurant in Crumpler, and taking the smoker with them.

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JEFFERSON — The 35,000-square-foot former Faith Fellowship building has found its new calling as the soon-to-be High Country Flea Market — the area’s first indoor year-round marketplace, according to new owner and West Jefferson native Keith Woodie.

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WEST JEFFERSON — West Jefferson’s newest addition, Bull’s Boots and Western Store, held a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, Aug. 15, joining both the town and the Ashe County Chamber of Commerce. Located on Backstreet and connected to Mountain Outfitters, Bull’s is look…

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JEFFERSON — What was once a taco truck on Radio Hill is now a brick and mortar restaurant where Vera’s Pizza used to be.

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WEST JEFFERSON — The Ashe County Chamber of Commerce welcomed its newest member on Wednesday, July 25, Southern Shine Raw Juice Bar. Located at the northern end of West Jefferson’s historic downtown, Southern Shine hopes to add new, healthy options to the town’s menu.

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JEFFERSON — Construction has begun on a new Bojangles restaurant at the same lot as the present building, 158 Northview Drive, confirmed a restaurant spokesperson.

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WEST JEFFERSON — A crowd of people from Ashe County gathered outside a small white kitchen building on East Ashe Street for a ribbon cutting ceremony, and to sample the flavors of authentic Windy City street food on a drizzly Friday, July 20 at 10 a.m.

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LAUREL SPRINGS — The Ashe County Chamber of Commerce celebrated the opening of Horse Hugs, an organization that specializes in therapy using miniature horses, on Wednesday, July 11.

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WEST JEFFERSON — West Jefferson has a new cinematic-viewing experience. Blue Ridge Movie Lounge opened its doors to the public Thursday, July 12 for a ribbon cutting through the Ashe County Chamber of Commerce.

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Blue Ridge Energy has announced that Tasha Rountree of West Jefferson has joined the cooperative as Ashe County district manager, working in conjunction with current district manager Kay Sexton until her retirement in March 2019.

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A1 Mountain Realty has announced its newest realtor in West Jefferson, Tara Phipps. Phipps originally moved to Ashe County when she was 12 and graduated high school at the former Beaver Creek High School in West Jefferson.

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WEST JEFFERSON — Doc’s on Main, the soon to be Dr. Pepper museum and restaurant, is nearing completion and anticipating an August opening date, according to a Dr. Pepper Bottling Plant representative.

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LANSING – Pie on the Mountain has reopened and is serving pizza again after a late-night electrical fire closed the restaurant for repairs on May 17, according to the manager.