NEWS


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ACSO tight-lipped on alleged Crumpler assault
‘Coffee with a Cop’ serving up second cup

‘Coffee with a Cop’ serving up second cup

WEST JEFFERSON-Local law enforcement will serve up its second helping of Coffee with a Cop April 28 on the Backstreet in West Jefferson.The informal s...

April 17th, 2017 |  


Sheriff said Williams is behind records request

Sheriff said Williams is behind records request

JEFFERSON-Ashe County Sheriff Terry Buchanan has accused his predecessor, James Williams, of engaging in a “political fishing expedition” ...

April 17th, 2017 |  


Sheriff discloses Houck settlement in shooting case

Sheriff discloses Houck settlement in shooting case

ASHE COUNTY-During public comment of the Ashe County Board of Commissioners meeting Monday morning, Sheriff Terry Buchanan provided previously unrepor...

April 17th, 2017 |  


The cost of doing business

The cost of doing business

JEFFERSON-In an April 2016 email from County Manager Sam Yearick to the Ashe County Board of Commissioners, Yearick told the elected body that lawsuit...

April 15th, 2017 |  


Fire training facility could be coming to Beaver Creek

Fire training facility could be coming to Beaver Creek

JEFFERSON-Ashe County firefighters are one step away from having a major item crossed off their wish list.On Monday, county commissioners will conside...

April 14th, 2017 |  


Ashe County Arrest Report April 1 – April 12

Ashe County Arrest Report April 1 – April 12

ASHE COUNTY-The following individuals were arrested and booked at the Ashe County Detention Center between April 1 and April 13. This information was ...

April 13th, 2017 |  


SPORTS


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Husky sports briefs
Huskies win two of three

Huskies win two of three

WEST JEFFERSON — The varsity baseball team is well on its way to closing the regular season out strong before the conference tournament and stat...

April 23rd, 2017 |  


VIDEO: Ashe County baseball whips North Wilkes

VIDEO: Ashe County baseball whips North Wilkes

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April 20th, 2017 updated: April 20th, 2017. |  


Bingham’s outdoor senior season off and running

Bingham’s outdoor senior season off and running

BANNER ELK — Former Ashe County Husky and current Lees-McRae College senior Erin Bingham’s final outdoor track and field season is underwa...

April 19th, 2017 |  


Track team competes at Wilkes Central

Track team competes at Wilkes Central

WILKESBORO —Wilkes Central was the host for last Thursday’s track meet that saw Ashe County pick up victories in 14 events competing again...

April 18th, 2017 |  


Ashe places fifth at New River Country Club

Ashe places fifth at New River Country Club

SPARTA — Wilkes Central faced its toughest conference challenge of the season, winning by just one stroke over second place Alleghany on Thursda...

April 17th, 2017 |  


Tennis earns big road win

Tennis earns big road win

WILKESBORO — The men’s tennis team wrapped up a successful week on Thursday with a 5-4 victory over Wilkes Central. This was the team̵...

April 17th, 2017 |  


MULTIMEDIA


OPINION


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Why did we move away from self-sufficiency?
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Make Obamacare work
Five major ways that the Trump budget would hurt rural North Carolina

Five major ways that the Trump budget would hurt rural North Carolina

If your budget is a reflection of your priorities, it’s clear that President Trump does not prioritize the well-being of rural North Carolina an...

April 18th, 2017 updated: April 18th, 2017. |  


Judicial Restraint Can Be Disastrous

Judicial Restraint Can Be Disastrous

RALEIGH — During a March 27 talk at North Carolina State University, Georgetown University law professor Randy Barnett told the assembled facult...

April 18th, 2017 |  


Learning more about learning more

Learning more about learning more

The most important function of state government is education, as evidenced by the fact that North Carolina spends 57 cents of every tax dollar on prim...

April 18th, 2017 |  


HB2 has scarred NC

HB2 has scarred NC

A fine little line lurks just under one of the eyes that stares out at me from the bathroom mirror each morning. It marks where a plastic surgeon did ...

April 17th, 2017 |  


Impact Fee Policy Needs Clarity

Impact Fee Policy Needs Clarity

RALEIGH — If anything useful can be said to have come out of the House Bill 2 controversy, it would be a broader understanding of how limited th...

April 17th, 2017 |  


Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

Several years of tax cuts have not fixed our economic problems - and more of the same won’t either.In a yearly ritual as reliable as weird weath...

April 17th, 2017 |  


SOCIAL MEDIA