Population: West Jefferson,1,076 / Jefferson: 1,424 / Lansing: 151 / Ashe County: 25,499 Climate: Over 2,900' elevation 4 Seasons Average temperature in January: 32 degrees Annual snowfall: 28" Average temperature in summer: 68 degrees Annual precipitation: 48"
Ashe Memorial Hospital continues to bring new technology and treatment expertise to Ashe County residences. A new consultant for the treatment of stroke started on February 12, 2010. Ashe Memorial Hospital (AMH) in Jefferson has partnered to bring the physicians from the Comprehensive Stroke Center and Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center to Ashe County. They […]
Appalachian State University's Camp Broadstone has received the Eleanor P. Ells Award for Program Excellence from the American Camp Association for its College Adventure Program. The award recognizes programs encouraging the development of creative responses to societal programs and promote the positive contributions that a camp experience makes to the well-being of individuals and society. Students learn to […]
Looking forward to trout season this year? Good news–the wet summer/fall last year and snowy winter helps keep the water levels in the rivers and streams good for much of the fishing season. The traditional opening day of trout season is less than 4 weeks away on the first Saturday in April. This is just […]
The High Country has over 100 breeding species of birds- Chickadees, Titmice, Nuthatches as an example. To attract birds to your yard try the following ideas. First vary densities of plantings along with hedges to provide food and shelter for birds. Mix seed producing sunflowers and fruit producing shrubssuch as polkberries, and elderberries to attract goldfinches, sparrows and […]