Three local pet owners are taking home $50 each after receiving the largest number of votes out of nearly 4,600 cast in the Jefferson Post’s “Cutest Pet” online photo contest.Online voting, which ended Feb. 28, allowed visitors to decide which pet was considered the cutest in the county.Cliff Clark, general manager of the Jefferson Post, was excited about the success of the contest.“It was another great online contest for the Post and our sponsors,” Clark said. “I would like to thank our sponsors, McDonalds of West Jefferson, RDR Kennels of Warrensville and Vannoy Construction, and everybody who voted and submitted photos.”
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Houck of Fleetwood announce the engagement of their daughter Chandra Leigh Houck to Benjamin Zachary Gragg of Banner Elk.Chandra is a graduate of Appalachian State University and is employed with Appalachian Regional Healthcare Systems.Ben is the son of Doug Gragg and Brenda Nidiffer. He is a graduate of Appalachian State University and is self-employed.The couple will be married May, 31 2014 at 2 p.m. at Bald Mountain Baptist Church in We...
I catch myself joining folks complaining about the terrible winter we’re having. Then I think back some 54 years when we were digging out of 81 inches of snow.Snowfall in 1960 set a record for Ashe and surrounding counties. Thirty inches fell in February and 51 more in March. Other snowfalls for the year brought the total to 112 inches.
Writers tend to be the ultimate procrastinators, and Michael Sawyer always knew he could write — it was simply a matter of sitting down and actually doing it.Over half a century after an English teacher told him of his writing potential and his step-father had encouraged him to apply for a job at London’s Daily Express newspaper (which he never did), the West Jefferson resident, via London finally caught the writing bug and turned it into something much more than just a...
Ruby Greer Denny, who just celebrated her 100th birthday, lived through two world wars, experienced the Great Depression, the first lunar landing, the September 11th attacks, and the election of the nation’s first African American president.On Monday, Feb. 24, the High Country Council of Government’s Division of Aging honored the Todd resident with an official proclamation in honor of her 100th birthday.The event to honor the centenarian Denny was originally ...
The Ashe County Arts Council will sponsor the Coffee House Live! event, 7:30 p.m., Saturday, March 1 in the Hensley Hall of the West Jefferson Methodist Church.The featured performers include the Laurel Creek String Band, HardTymes and singer and songwriter; Sharon Mitchel. David Van Hoy will be the host for the evening.
The Friends of the Ashe County Public Library will hold its first monthly meeting of 2014 at 11 a.m., Wednesday Feb. 26 at the Library.A local favorite, Shelley Felder from “The Honey Hole,” will share information about the “State of Bees” in our local, national and worldwide population.Shelley and her husband Charles began their Ashe County lives as part-timers from Charlotte. Once they decided to live full time here, Shelley decided she wanted t...
Members of the Ladies Auxiliary VFW post 7946 in Jefferson made Valentine’s Day cards by hand to give to veterans in the state.“We make Valentines each year and send them down to (Asheville),” said Jo Starling, President of Ladies Auxiliary in Jefferson. “The nurses then put the Valentines on the breakfast trays.”Once the cards are completed by the volunteers, they are sent to the Charles George Veteran Affairs Hospital in Asheville....
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Houck of Fleetwood announce the...
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