Press Releases, News Stories & Videos-
West Jefferson Revitalization Wins Strongest Infrastructure Contest
by Strong Towns- November 1, 2016 –View the official press release here→
"Enough with the Craziness"
The sane approach to complete streets. By Alex Dodds. Article showcasing West Jefferson's streetscape as featured in the August 2015 issue of Roads & Bridges Magazine. Click here to read the article, page 26!
West Jefferson named one of NC's 10 coolest small towns!
Only In Your State- April 2016. By Emory Rakestraw. Article features a listing of the 10 coolest small towns in North Carolina and West Jefferson is one of them! Click here to read the list.
"West Jefferson, NC - A Fun Place to Visit"
by Stephanie Hill – Aug. 8, 2013: HERALD-DISPATCH.COM →
"Making a Summer Escape to Ashe County"
by Barbara Presnell –Aug. 15, 2013: THE-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 Named 2015 "Great Main Street"
by North Carolina Chapter of the American Planning Association –View the official press release here→
“This institution is an equal opportunity provider.”
Our State Magazine - February, 2019
by Our State Magazine - December 2016
The North Carolina Town In The Middle of Nowhere That's So Worthy The Journey
Only In Your State - May 24, 2018
"Roads are Getting a Redesign"
Governing Magazine- October 2015. By Daniel Vock. Article features a story on West Jefferson's "complete streets" project as featured in Governing Magazine. Click here to read the article.
Charlotte Magazine - December 20, 2018
Business North Carolina - December 3, 2018
Planning a Visit to West Jefferson? Watch This!
Click the link above to view a promotion video of West Jefferson produced by WXII-TV 12!
Town Manager Brantley Price chosen as High Country Local Gov't Manager of the Year!
High Country Council of Governments - September 11, 2017– Read the press release here→
Mayor Dale Baldwin Chosen as 2015 Outstanding Local Government Elected Official!
Dale Baldwin, Mayor of West Jefferson, was awarded with the outstanding local elected official award by the High Country Council of Governments at their annual banquet held on September 4, 2015. Click here to read thepress release!
by Lynn Rees-Jones- Carolina Mountain Life Magazine - Spring 2017
Charlotte Five - March 29, 2019