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Alan Bulluck

Position: Editor
E-Mail Address: abulluck@civitasmedia.com
Phone Number: 336-846-7164


About Alan Bulluck

Alan Bulluck was born and raised in Summerfield, N.C., right outside of Greensboro. He graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2004 with a BA in History and later earned a MA in late 19th, early 20th century U.S. and British Social/Political History from High Point University. He taught U.S. History for five years at Oak Ridge Military Academy and previously wrote for The Rhinoceros Times in Greensboro.

Latest Stories by Alan Bulluck

JEFFERSON — A car caught fire outside of a residence in Jefferson shortly after 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28.
The fire occurred inside a car parked outside of a residence located on Valley View Drive off Old N.C. 16.
The fire damaged a portion of the garage and the car was totally destroyed.
No injuries occurred as a result of the fire.
Membe

Car catches fire outside of residence in Jefferson

JEFFERSON — A car caught fire outside of a residence in Jefferson shortly after 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28. The fire occurred inside a car parked outside of a residence located on Valley View Drive off Old N.C. 16. The fire damaged a portion of the garage and the car was totally destroyed. No injuries occurred as a result of the fire. Membe

CRUMPLER — Significant ice flow on the north fork of the New River has forced the closure of a low lying bridge and part of a road in Crumpler.
The bridge is located on Clifton Road, between Old N.C. 16 and Chestnut Hill Road.
According to the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), the road closed Feb. 24 and is expected to re

Extreme ice flow forces bridge, road closure

CRUMPLER — Significant ice flow on the north fork of the New River has forced the closure of a low lying bridge and part of a road in Crumpler. The bridge is located on Clifton Road, between Old N.C. 16 and Chestnut Hill Road. According to the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), the road closed Feb. 24 and is expected to re

WASHINGTON (AP) — Internet activists declared victory over the nation's big cable companies Thursday, after the Federal Communications Commission voted to impose the toughest rules yet on broadband service to prevent companies like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T from creating paid fast lanes and slowing or blocking web traffic.
The 3-2 vote u

Regulators approve tougher rules for Internet providers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Internet activists declared victory over the nation's big cable companies Thursday, after the Federal Communications Commission voted to impose the toughest rules yet on broadband service to prevent companies like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T from creating paid fast lanes and slowing or blocking web traffic. The 3-2 vote u

ASHE COUNTY — A winter storm brought heavy, wet snow to Ashe County Wednesday evening through early Thursday morning. It was the second such storm this week.
According to RaysWeather.com, 4 - 7 inches of snow fell across the area late Wednesday and early Thursday, with the largest amounts accumulating at higher elevations.
The threat of win

Another winter storm hits Ashe

ASHE COUNTY — A winter storm brought heavy, wet snow to Ashe County Wednesday evening through early Thursday morning. It was the second such storm this week. According to RaysWeather.com, 4 - 7 inches of snow fell across the area late Wednesday and early Thursday, with the largest amounts accumulating at higher elevations. The threat of win

RALEIGH (TNS) — The N.C. Senate voted 32-16 Wednesday to allow magistrates and register of deeds staffers to recuse themselves from wedding duties if they oppose same-sex marriages.
Senate Bill 2 passed with most Democrats — along with two Republicans — voting in opposition after a heated debate that stretched for nearly two hour

NC Senate approves bill to exempt magistrates from marriages

RALEIGH (TNS) — The N.C. Senate voted 32-16 Wednesday to allow magistrates and register of deeds staffers to recuse themselves from wedding duties if they oppose same-sex marriages. Senate Bill 2 passed with most Democrats — along with two Republicans — voting in opposition after a heated debate that stretched for nearly two hour

JEFFERSON — For the second year in a row, the Ashe Shrine Club (ASC) has been recognized for being the leader in fundraising for all Oasis Shrine Clubs and International Temples in their respective Oasis Temple jurisdiction.
The ASC raised $127,622.86, making it the top club for fundraising in a jurisdiction that covers Mecklenburg, Guilford

Ashe Shriners: Number 1 in fundraising yet again

JEFFERSON — For the second year in a row, the Ashe Shrine Club (ASC) has been recognized for being the leader in fundraising for all Oasis Shrine Clubs and International Temples in their respective Oasis Temple jurisdiction. The ASC raised $127,622.86, making it the top club for fundraising in a jurisdiction that covers Mecklenburg, Guilford

ASHE COUNTY — A prison inmate who escaped from work detail at the N.C. Department of Transportation yard off Buffalo Road in West Jefferson in December of last year is scheduled to appear in court on Thursday, Feb. 26.
Christopher Michael Church, 29, of Concord, went missing from work detail Monday, Dec. 15, 2014. A county and statewide sear

Inmate who escaped work detail in December to appear in court Thursday

ASHE COUNTY — A prison inmate who escaped from work detail at the N.C. Department of Transportation yard off Buffalo Road in West Jefferson in December of last year is scheduled to appear in court on Thursday, Feb. 26. Christopher Michael Church, 29, of Concord, went missing from work detail Monday, Dec. 15, 2014. A county and statewide sear

WARRENSVILLE —Doug Munroe and his daughter, Wheeler, were featured in the Saturday, Feb. 21 edition of the Winston-Salem Journal.
The Munroe's own Waterfall Farm, located halfway between the North Fork of the New River and Three Top Mountain, in Warrensville.
The family began making maple syrup in 2005 and in 2010, built a 544-square-foot s

Ashe County family featured in Winston-Salem Journal

WARRENSVILLE —Doug Munroe and his daughter, Wheeler, were featured in the Saturday, Feb. 21 edition of the Winston-Salem Journal. The Munroe's own Waterfall Farm, located halfway between the North Fork of the New River and Three Top Mountain, in Warrensville. The family began making maple syrup in 2005 and in 2010, built a 544-square-foot s

WEST JEFFERSON — Friday was a record-setting day temperature-wise in West Jefferson.
According to RaysWeather.com, at 6:45 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 20, a low of -3.5 degrees was reported in West Jefferson. The previous record low for the area on Feb. 20 was way back in the good old days, when President Grover Cleveland occupied the White House a

Record low temperature recorded in West Jefferson on Friday

WEST JEFFERSON — Friday was a record-setting day temperature-wise in West Jefferson. According to RaysWeather.com, at 6:45 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 20, a low of -3.5 degrees was reported in West Jefferson. The previous record low for the area on Feb. 20 was way back in the good old days, when President Grover Cleveland occupied the White House a

JEFFERSON — Euthanasia rates are down at the Ashe County Animal Shelter thanks to an organizational network between animal control and area rescues; that's according to Joe Testerman, director of county animal control.
Testerman was providing the board of commissioners with a departmental update when he made that announcement at the board's

Euthanasia rate down at county animal shelter

JEFFERSON — Euthanasia rates are down at the Ashe County Animal Shelter thanks to an organizational network between animal control and area rescues; that's according to Joe Testerman, director of county animal control. Testerman was providing the board of commissioners with a departmental update when he made that announcement at the board's

The following news and information appeared in the Monday, Feb. 20, 1989 edition of the Jefferson Post.
News
• Twenty-nine employees who lost their jobs in the cutting operation at Sara Lee Knit Products were offered employment in the main plant in Jefferson, or the opportunity to transfer to other Sara Lee plants. The employees lost their

From the Jefferson Post Archives: Monday, Feb. 20, 1989

The following news and information appeared in the Monday, Feb. 20, 1989 edition of the Jefferson Post. News • Twenty-nine employees who lost their jobs in the cutting operation at Sara Lee Knit Products were offered employment in the main plant in Jefferson, or the opportunity to transfer to other Sara Lee plants. The employees lost their

WEST JEFFERSON — Alan Bulluck has been promoted to the position of editor at the Jefferson Post, Civitas Media announced Friday, Feb. 20.
Bulluck, who had been serving as interim-editor, takes over for Cliff Clark, who left the position late last summer.
“I'm both honored and humbled to officially step into this role,” Bulluck s

Bulluck named editor of the Jefferson Post

WEST JEFFERSON — Alan Bulluck has been promoted to the position of editor at the Jefferson Post, Civitas Media announced Friday, Feb. 20. Bulluck, who had been serving as interim-editor, takes over for Cliff Clark, who left the position late last summer. “I'm both honored and humbled to officially step into this role,” Bulluck s

Across the Carolinas, a lingering cold snap has affected just about everyone: Schools closed, people worried about trees falling and pipes bursting, and shelters took in more homeless people. Now, they are bracing for more days of even colder weather, with temperatures expected in the single digits and wind chills dipping to zero or lower.
In Nort

Following wintry precipitation, Carolinas brace for epic cold

Across the Carolinas, a lingering cold snap has affected just about everyone: Schools closed, people worried about trees falling and pipes bursting, and shelters took in more homeless people. Now, they are bracing for more days of even colder weather, with temperatures expected in the single digits and wind chills dipping to zero or lower. In Nort

LANSING — What began as a chimney fire soon turned into a structure fire early Sunday morning, Feb. 15 in Lansing.
According to Assistant Chief Jack Reedy, of Lansing Volunteer Fire and Rescue, members of volunteer fire departments from Lansing, Pond Mountain and Warrensville responded to the fire around 5 a.m. Sunday morning at a residence

Lansing home badly damaged by fire

LANSING — What began as a chimney fire soon turned into a structure fire early Sunday morning, Feb. 15 in Lansing. According to Assistant Chief Jack Reedy, of Lansing Volunteer Fire and Rescue, members of volunteer fire departments from Lansing, Pond Mountain and Warrensville responded to the fire around 5 a.m. Sunday morning at a residence

ASHE COUNTY — Another round of wintry precipitation is expected to make its way into the High Country this weekend.
The National Weather Service in Blacksburg, Va. has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Ashe County and the High Country effective midnight tonight through 6 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 22.
Another low pressure system approaching from the

Winter Storm Warning in effect through Sunday morning

ASHE COUNTY — Another round of wintry precipitation is expected to make its way into the High Country this weekend. The National Weather Service in Blacksburg, Va. has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Ashe County and the High Country effective midnight tonight through 6 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 22. Another low pressure system approaching from the

RALEIGH (AP) — A bill that lowers North Carolina's gasoline tax immediately but opens the door to higher tax rates in the years ahead cleared the Senate on Thursday, but not before there was more sniping from Republicans and Democrats.
The measure given final chamber approval by a 35-15 vote reduces the rate by 2.5 cents per gallon to 35 cen

NC Senate gives final OK to gas-tax changes

RALEIGH (AP) — A bill that lowers North Carolina's gasoline tax immediately but opens the door to higher tax rates in the years ahead cleared the Senate on Thursday, but not before there was more sniping from Republicans and Democrats. The measure given final chamber approval by a 35-15 vote reduces the rate by 2.5 cents per gallon to 35 cen

WEST JEFFERSON — A number of Ashe County Schools teachers, staff and central office staff were recognized for their accomplishments and achievements at the Ashe County Board of Education meeting Monday evening, Feb. 2, 2015.
A reception was held prior to the meeting to celebrate their successes.
Each year in February, the members of the boa

Ashe County Board of Education honors teachers, staff

WEST JEFFERSON — A number of Ashe County Schools teachers, staff and central office staff were recognized for their accomplishments and achievements at the Ashe County Board of Education meeting Monday evening, Feb. 2, 2015. A reception was held prior to the meeting to celebrate their successes. Each year in February, the members of the boa

JEFFERSON — Former Ashe County Commissioner Gerald Price was found guilty of misdemeanor breaking and entering, second degree trespassing and injury to real property in District Court on Thursday, Feb. 5.
Price appeared in criminal court on charges stemming from an arrest made late last summer, when he was arrested and accused of living in a

Former Commissioner Gerald Price found guilty of B&E, other offenses

JEFFERSON — Former Ashe County Commissioner Gerald Price was found guilty of misdemeanor breaking and entering, second degree trespassing and injury to real property in District Court on Thursday, Feb. 5. Price appeared in criminal court on charges stemming from an arrest made late last summer, when he was arrested and accused of living in a

State flags were lowered at government buildings across the state Monday, Feb. 9 through Wednesday, Feb. 11 to honor the memory, life and legacy of former University of North Carolina men's head college basketball coach, Dean Smith.
Smith passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family Saturday evening, Feb. 7. He was 83.
Gov. Pat McCrory ordere

Honoring a legend

State flags were lowered at government buildings across the state Monday, Feb. 9 through Wednesday, Feb. 11 to honor the memory, life and legacy of former University of North Carolina men's head college basketball coach, Dean Smith. Smith passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family Saturday evening, Feb. 7. He was 83. Gov. Pat McCrory ordere

WEST JEFFERSON — Miguel Gaspar was crowned the winner of the 2015 Ashe County Schools Spelling Bee, held at Ashe County High School on Tuesday, Jan. 27.
Gaspar is a seventh-grade student at Ashe County Middle School. He will now go on to compete at the regional spelling bee to be held in Winston-Salem.
Damien Joyner, a sixth-grade student a

Ashe County Middle student wins 2015 spelling bee

WEST JEFFERSON — Miguel Gaspar was crowned the winner of the 2015 Ashe County Schools Spelling Bee, held at Ashe County High School on Tuesday, Jan. 27. Gaspar is a seventh-grade student at Ashe County Middle School. He will now go on to compete at the regional spelling bee to be held in Winston-Salem. Damien Joyner, a sixth-grade student a





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