Improvements for Selling Your NC Mountain Home!

When people decide to sell their NC Mountain home, they want it to sell quickly. In today's market more times than not it just doesn't happen very quickly. There are some things you can do that will improve your chances of getting your home sold. Some are inexpensive, some may cost, but be well worth […]

Bluegrass Music in the Appalachian Mountains!

Old time folk music in the Appalachian Mountains produced the sounds and styling of bluegrass music and as such there are numerous seasonal bluegrass festivals and spots where you can check out old time mountain music. "Porch pickin'" as it is sometimes called by locals is when a group of musicians get together to teach […]

Blowing Rock, NC…Winterfest!!

Blowing Rock NC, known as "The Crown of the Blue Ridge" is situated along US Highways 321 and 221 and the Blue Ridge Parkway. The town has a permanent year-round population of 1,500 and 8,000 summer residents. This quaint mountain village sits astride the Eastern Continental Divide at a cool 4,000 foot elevation. For those […]

Ashe County Arts Council…Jane Lonon

Congratulations to Jane Lonon, of the Ashe County Arts Council, for receiving the Order of the Long Leaf Pine for her many years of service to Ashe County. She received the award on Monday, January 14th. Friends and family gathered to witness a special, and well deserved, award given to Jane  in recognition for all […]

Ashe County’s Barn Quilt Tours

The history of the barn quilt begins about 300 years ago with the arrival of immigrants from the Rhine region of Germany. They came for religious freedom. These groups included Amish, Mennonites, Lutherans and other Reform groups.        The quilt is a symbol of comfort and family. Barns are symbol of our heritage and community. What […]

Considering Home Ownership in NC Mountains?

Was moving into your home one of your New Year's Resolutions for 2015? One of the keys to making the home-buying process easier and more understanding is planning. You'll be able to anticipate requests from lenders, lawyers, and many other professionals. Planning will also help you discover valuable shortcuts in the home-buying process. Here is […]

Winter in the Blue Ridge Mountains!

Winter in the Blue Ridge Mountains brings with it an untold beauty, snow capped mountains, trees laced with icicles, branches laden with snow and valleys that are softly blanketed, it's just like a being in a fairy tale.   The North Carolina Mountains feature the coldest climates and highest elevations in the South, with temperatures that […]

Ashe County Tree in the White House!

Every year The White House decorates 30 live trees with decorations throughout the house. The main Christmas tree is the one that adorns the Blue Room which travels to Washington from across the country. This year makes the 7th year that a tree from Ashe County has been selected for the Blue Room. This year's […]

Ashe County GIS

If you are searching for Ashe County Real Estate, you'll probably find the Ashe County GIS very helpful. GIS stands for Geographic Information Systems, it is used to help view and interpret different kinds of data related to life in Ashe County. Most importantly to those interested in purchasing Homes for Sale here in Ashe […]

Ashe County Christmas Parade

Every year in November since the Second World War, downtown West Jefferson, NC has hosted a holiday parade. Local entries provide the excitement that has become a community tradition.    The parade is sponsored by Parker Tie Company, funded in part by The Town of West Jefferson and coordinated by the West Jefferson Lions Club. West […]