West Jefferson Videos
“Life in the Carolinas present: Ashe County, NC”- Video
by Carl White- This video features the best of Ashe County, NC including its history, The River House Inn, The Church of the Frescoes, West Jefferson Arts District & beautification, the Christmas in July Festival, Industry & Technology and great views of the landscapes & downtown’s. A great video to watch whether you are planning a visit to Ashe County or already a resident! LifeintheCarolinas.com
West Jefferson Articles
West Jefferson Wins Strongest Infrastructure Contest
by Strong Towns- Nov. 1, 2016: StrongTowns.org
“Jefferson Avenue named 2015 Great Main Street”
Seven communities in North Carolina have been recognized as Great Places as part of the 2015 APA-NC Great Places Awards Program. These communities represent some of the best planning efforts in North Carolina, and serve as models for visioning, partnerships, and collaboration. Downtown West Jefferson is one of these winners for 2015! The Jefferson Post
“West Jefferson, NC in the News”
By Vivian Miller- March 27, 2015- In recognition of its extraordinary transition, West Jefferson’s Jefferson Avenue was recently awarded the 2015 Great Places in North Carolina Award. This blog post gives a great overview of how far West Jefferson has come over the years & recognizes its most recent award. Click here to read.
“Enough with the Craziness- A sane way to complete streets.”
By Alex Dodds- West Jefferson’s streetscape efforts are featured in the August 2015 issue of the national Roads & Bridges magazine. Click here to read. Article begins on page 26.
“Making a summer escape to Ashe County”
by Barbara Presnell – Aug. 15, 2013: The-Dispatch.com
“West Jefferson, NC a fun place to visit”by Stephanie Hill – Aug. 8, 2013: herald-dispatch.com
“Transportation Investments Transform Economy of Small Mountain Town”by NCDOT- Oct. 3, 2013. North Carolina Department of Transportation recently produced a short video of the streetscape improvements Downtown West Jefferson has made over the past few years. See interviews with local officials and business owners explaining the impact of the streetscape project to Downtown’s economy, beauty and tourist draw. NCDOT.gov
“West Jefferson Wins Streetscape Award”April 7, 2014. The Town of West Jefferson was honored with an Award of Merit at the 2013 NC Small Town Main Street Awards in New Bern, NC on April 1, 2014 in the Design category for the streetscape enhancements in Downtown. Click the link below to read more about this honor received. West Jefferson Wins STMS Award!
“Quilts Bring New Life to Old Barns”
The barn quilt movement has spread to Ashe County, where dozens of old barns are decorated with colorful patterns and have drawn tourists from across the country. WRAL.com