by Strong Towns- Nov. 1, 2016: StrongTowns.org
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
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.
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.
by Barbara Presnell – Aug. 15, 2013: The-Dispatch.com
by Stephanie Hill – Aug. 8, 2013: herald-dispatch.com
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
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