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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fleetwood resident and Appalachian State University professor Pat Mitchell was elected vice president of the North Carolina Economic Development Association by the nonprofit organization’s members.
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.
GLENDALE SPRINGS — After being closed for a few years, the Glendale Springs Inn and Restaurant has officially reopened and joined the Ashe County Chamber of Commerce.
Tim Harrolds Empire Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram is one of 468 Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram and FIAT dealerships to have earned the 2018 Customer First Award for Excellence.
WEST JEFFERSON — On a night of record attendance, the Ashe County Chamber of Commerce held its 2018 Annual Meeting at The Barn on New River on Tuesday, June 12.
Parkway Acquisition Corp., the parent company of Skyline National Bank and Great State Bank, has announced that shareholders have approved the combination of their banks at respective shareholder meetings held on June 14.
In 1999 the former AF Bank, now LifeStore, opened a branch office in Boone under the name, Appalachian First and in October 2004 AF Bank and Insurance moved into its new home at 1675 Blowing Rock Road. The following year, in 2005, the Boone Advisory Board was formed and Stacy C. Eggers Jr. w…
WEST JEFFERSON — Roten Insurance in West Jefferson has announced that for the fifth year in a row, parent company Erie Insurance has been awarded the “Highest Satisfaction with the Auto Experience Purchase Experience” by J.D. Power.
RALEIGH — The Unites States Treasury certified 252 areas in the state, one of which in Ashe County, as official North Carolina Opportunity Zones on May 18, potentially opening a new source of investment capital for regions of the state that need it the most.
WEST JEFFERSON — Skyline National Bank’s new branch in West Jefferson is now open to the public. This full-service branch, the bank’s first branch in Ashe County, is located at 1055 Mt. Jefferson Road.
WEST JEFFERSON — Greg Ashley of Lifestore Insurance, in West Jefferson, has achieved the President’s Club distinction with Auto-Owners Insurance Company for 2017. The President’s Club honors the top 25 producing life, health and annuity agents nationwide for Auto-Owners Life Insurance Compan…
WEST JEFFERSON — The Rural Broadband Association recognized six rural telecommunications industry leaders for their achievements and service to the industry during the 2018 Rural Telecom Industry Meeting and EXPO in Austin, Texas, in late February, and Jimmy Blevins, SkyLine chief executive …
SPARTA — After four years at its downtown Sparta location, Sparky’s Coffeehouse is moving to Shatley Springs in Crumpler. Sparky’s Coffeehouse is owned and operated by Jeremy & Claire Halsey.
WEST JEFFERSON — A new attraction is headed to Ashe County, this time in the form of a “movie lounge.” Zach Fulbright, along with his wife, Kristell, plan to open the Blue Ridge Movie Lounge in downtown West Jefferson in the “summer of 2018.”
Art studio and gallery owner Aurelien Tremblay, better known as ‘Frenchy,’ recently joined the Ashe County Chamber of Commerce. Members of the Chamber of Commerce gathered outside the gallery on March 31 for a ceremonial ribbon cutting welcoming Frenchy to the chamber family.
A new business to help veterans find employment called U.S. Water Warriors Inc. has established its national headquarters in West Jefferson.
From left, Edward Hinson, the executive director of competitive operations at SkyLine, presents a $25,000 check to Ashe Memorial Hospital CEO Laura Lambeth on Sept. 15. SkyLine strategic sales supervisor Brent Keith and Skyline board of directors member Jerry Roten stand with Hinson and Lamb…
Schuster Physical Therapy, a new clinic in Jefferson, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house event with refreshments on Friday, Sept. 4.
In honor of its support of “citizen warriors,” Vannoy Construction recently received the Patriot Award from the North Carolina Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve.
Fifty years after joining Ashe County’s medical community, Dr. E.J. Miller will throw a celebration to thank the many people who have helped him along the way.
The Harvest Cafe, a new restaurant located at 234 East Main St. in Jefferson, has been getting steady traffic since its opening on Aug. 11, according to owner Samara Ashley.
GE Aviation celebrated its new expansion with a grand opening and ribbon cutting event on Thursday, July 9, which was attended by North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory and other local leaders.
The Hot Spot, a new specialty fireplace retailer, had a soft opening on Monday, June 29, and the Ashe County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting to celebrate the opening on Wednesday, July 1.
For the last few weeks, area resident Mike Eldreth has been selling his handmade cornhole boards at the Ashe County Farmers’ Market, and what began as a hobby for his retirement has become a new small business in the High Country.
Jefferson’s own Log Homes of America Inc. has been recognized by its insurer, Forestry Mutual Insurance Company, for outstanding performance in safety, evidenced by zero losses during LHA’s participation in the Forestry Mutual Insurance Company program in 2014.
The Park Vista Inn, which had been an icon of the Blue Ridge Parkway winding through Ashe County for many years, has reopened, restaurant and all, as of May 1.
The year 2014 was a great one to buy into the High Country real estate market. Interest rates were low, inventory was strong, and prices attracted attention.