NEWS


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Woman crashes into West Jefferson ABC store
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Northrop returns from Vietnam
Ashe County Community Foundation awards local grants

Ashe County Community Foundation awards local grants

JEFFERSON-The board of advisors of the Ashe County Community Foundation announced grant awards from its community grantmaking fund at a reception on J...

June 27th, 2016 |  


Ashe nears drought

Ashe nears drought

RALEIGH-If conditions persist, Ashe County could soon find itself facing drought conditions.That news comes from the North Carolina Division of Enviro...

June 27th, 2016 |  


‘Ashe Vision’ looks to next steps

‘Ashe Vision’ looks to next steps

WEST JEFFERSON-Ashe County’s new strategic planning process has cleared its first hurdles but more are on the way.Dubbed Ashe Vision, the projec...

June 27th, 2016 |  


Skylar Branson tops district court docket

Skylar Branson tops district court docket

JEFFERSON-An Ashe County man at the center of a manhunt in February and March is scheduled to be in Ashe County District Court this week.Skylar Alexan...

June 27th, 2016 |  


Church, Tedder earn ‘Golden Leaf’ scholarships

RALEIGH-Two local students were recently awarded $21,000 in total scholarships through North Carolina’s Golden Leaf Foundation Scholarship.The N...

June 27th, 2016 |  


Woman says Jefferson ATM gave her stamps, not cash

Woman says Jefferson ATM gave her stamps, not cash

JEFFERSON-A local woman is breathing a sigh of relief this week, as a nationally recognized bank has agreed to refund her money following a questionab...

June 25th, 2016 |  


SPORTS


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Future diamond stars
ASU women’s hoops coach battling cancer

ASU women’s hoops coach battling cancer

BOONE — Appalachian State women’s basketball head coach Angel Elderkin had some tough news to share with her team, coaching staff and fans...

June 22nd, 2016 |  


Golfers come out to support NEST Alliance

Golfers come out to support NEST Alliance

Submitted photo - It was a beautiful Saturday of golf at Mountain Aire for the third annual NEST Alliance benefit golf tournament. A total of 85 golfe...

June 22nd, 2016 updated: June 22nd, 2016. |  


ACHS volleyball schedule released

ACHS volleyball schedule released

WEST JEFFERSON — The Lady Huskies will get a chance to work on their game at home early in the season with four of the team’s first five c...

June 22nd, 2016 |  


Softball camp starts Tuesday

Softball camp starts Tuesday

WEST JEFFERSON — It’s that time of year for the annual Diamond Stars Softball Camp at Ashe County High School.The camp will take place thi...

June 20th, 2016 |  


Former Ashe coach takes over Avery hoops program

Former Ashe coach takes over Avery hoops program

NEWLAND — Former varsity and junior varsity basketball head coach Scott Grubb has accepted the varsity basketball head coaching position at Aver...

June 17th, 2016 |  


OPINION


Legislative math problem: 1 + 1 = ?

Legislative math problem: 1 + 1 = ?

The checkout line was stalled and grew long. “What’s taking so long,” one impatient customer groused? Word passed down the line that...

June 21st, 2016 |  


The increasingly intense effort to dismantle public education

The increasingly intense effort to dismantle public education

Long after this session of the General Assembly has adjourned it will be remembered for more than just the specter of discrimination that hung over th...

June 20th, 2016 |  


Do Senate leaders believe their own claims on teacher pay?

Senate leaders made a big splash touting their two-year plan to raise teacher salaries. They held a packed press conference and launched www.NCTeacher...

June 18th, 2016 |  


‘Women’s privacy,’ huh? Most HB2 defenders sang a very different tune in 2015

On March 23 of this year, House Bill 2, the “Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act”, was introduced in the North Carolina General A...

June 17th, 2016 |  


The obvious way to begin to repair the damage to North Carolina from HB2

The obvious way to begin to repair the damage to North Carolina from HB2

It has now been two and a half months since Gov. Pat McCrory signed HB2, the sweeping anti-LGBT law passed by the General Assembly that has cost North...

June 16th, 2016 |  


Voting for the devil?

Voting for the devil?

“You would vote for the devil if he were a Democrat, wouldn’t you?”Thus begins an old story that makes fun of an old-time party-loya...

June 15th, 2016 |  


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