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Ashe welcomes new shuttle service CC Rydes

WEST JEFFERSON — On Thursday, June 23, the Ashe County Chamber of Commerce held a special ribbon cutting for West Jefferson's newest business, CC Rydes, a shuttle service to help with needs of the community when navigating the downtown area. CC Rydes was founded by Catherine Massey, known professionally as Catherine Steele, along with her husband Stan Massey. CC Rydes stands for Compassionate Commissary and it was built out of...
ASHE COUNTY, NC
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Independence Day Holiday Period Has Lots To Enjoy

With the Independence Day holiday approaching, there are many activities for locals and visitors to enjoy. After a couple of summers off due to COVID-19, the Christmas In July festival returns this year in West Jefferson, Friday and Saturday, July 1 and 2. Ashe County Parks and Recreation will once again present a July 4th Fireworks show in West Jefferson.
BOONE, NC
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Blasting At New Bridge Project On Highway 105 This Week

Work on the new Watauga River Bridge on Highway 105 near Valle Crucis continues, with blasting operations taking place, this week. The blasting will result in traffic delays. North Carolina Department of Transportation says traffic may be stopped for as much as 30 minutes to allow for rock removal during blasting operations.
VALLE CRUCIS, NC
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Boone Voted One of "10 Best" Towns

The town of Boone has been named one of the top ten towns for adventures in the USA Today 10 Best Readers’ Choice Awards. The annual awards are determined by readers votes and include categories such as best art museum, best farmers market, best outdoor water park among others.
BOONE, NC

Blue Ridge Electric annual meeting held; reports presented, director election results announced

LENOIR — In addition to business reports, director election results were announced at the Annual Meeting of Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation held Thursday, June 23. The meeting was available for members to attend at the corporate office, participate by telephone or watch by livestream. Members were sent instructions in their June Carolina Country regarding how to participate. Recordings of reports will be online soon at www.BlueRidgeEnergy.com. Over 5,000 cooperative...
LENOIR, NC

Bethany UMC to host food truck party July 9

WEST JEFFERSON — Bethany United Methodist Church is hosting a Food Truck Party Day Camp on Saturday, July 9. The camp is based on Matthew 6:11 (NRSV) “Give us this day our daily bread.” The Daily Special for Saturday is Jesus Feeds the 5,000+ based on John 6:1-13. There will be dancing and music, crafts, recreation, snacks and a food truck serving snow cones. Most of all, there will be a Top Chef special guest and DJ Cupcake. This fun filled one-day event is scheduled for Saturday, July 9 from noon until 3 p.m. for preschoolers up to sixth grade. Registration will begin at 11:30 a.m.
WEST JEFFERSON, NC
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Appalachian State Has Made Football Program History

Appalachian State is one of the fastest growing football programs in the nation. According to college football insider Brett McMurphy, the Mountaineers set a program record by selling more than 10,000 season tickets ahead of their 2022 campaign. Appalachian State's Kidd Brewer Stadium has a capacity of 30,000. The venue...
BOONE, NC
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