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January 21, 2014

After about two years of work we have completed a major upgrade to New River Notes. On January 21, 2014 we switched in the last of the updated files and final page revisions.

In January 2013 we introduced the new site layout but because there were many pages left to do there was a big red Under Construction on the front page. A year later we've finished all of the pages that were on the original site. Construction is complete. We have a great looking site full of material to help you in your research and possibly entertain you.

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New River Notes

January 6, 2013

New River Notes, a leading genealogy resource for the New River Valley of North Carolina and Virginia, launched its new look website today.

new river valley mapNew River Notes was originally launched in 1998 by Jeffrey C. Weaver providing New River Valley researchers with a new wealth of information and that tradition is continued today by the Grayson County, Virginia Heritage Foundation, Inc.

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100_1593.jpg501 viewsPhoto by Jeff Weaver, April 16, 2006.
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100_1594.jpg692 viewsThis church occupies the same location was the Presbyterian Church which was reported here in 1773. A Primitive Baptist Church also occupied this spot from the early 1800s until about 1900, when this building was constructed. Photo April 16, 2006 by Jeff Weaver.
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100_1775.jpg552 viewsPhoto October 20, 2006 by Jeff Weaver.
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100_1776.jpg503 viewsPhoto October 20, 2006 by Jeff Weaver.
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Ashe County Library530 viewsPhoto October 20, 2006 by Jeff Weaver.
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100_1780.jpg505 viewsThis building is the former home of Ray Hardware. Photo October 20, 2006 by Jeff Weaver.
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100_1785.jpg482 viewsPhoto October 20, 2006 by Jeff Weaver.
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100_1786.jpg488 viewsThis is another of the murals in West Jefferson, this one celebrating the dairy industry of Ashe. This murual is appropriately enough on the side of the Ashe County Cheese plant, formerly Kraft Cheese. Photo October 20, 2006 by Jeff Weaver.
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100_1787.jpg529 viewsThis photo shows the offices and shop for Ashe County Cheese, North Carolina's only cheese factory. It was established on Helton Creek about 1915, and then bought by Kraft Foods in 1929 and moved to West Jefferson. When Kraft proposed to close it, the local employees bought it and continue to operate it. Photo by Jeff Weaver, October 20, 2006.
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100_1788.jpg526 viewsThis is the only movie theater in Ashe County. Photo by Jeff Weaver October 20, 2006.
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100_1789.jpg448 viewsThis photo shows the town offices for West Jefferson. This building was previously the First National Bank of West Jefferson. Photo October 20, 2006 by Jeff Weaver.
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100_1790.jpg505 viewsThis is a photo of the old Hotel building in West Jefferson, taken on October 20, 2006 by Jeff Weaver. The hotel now houses offices and shops.
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