NEWS


12:34 pm
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Commissioners pick Buchanan to serve as new sheriff

Leek, Morgan, Widner named to UNC-Asheville Dean’s List

ASHEVILLE-The following students from West Jefferson have been named to UNC Asheville’s fall Chancellor’s List / Dean’s List. To see...

January 16th, 2017 |  


With volunteer help, Animal Control facility emptied

With volunteer help, Animal Control facility emptied

CRUMPLER-Ashe County Animal Control has been a little quieter than normal of late.On Friday, it was nearly silent - all thanks to the steadfast effort...

January 15th, 2017 |  


WJ cruise-ins up in the air

WEST JEFFERSON — The West Jefferson town aldermen met on Jan. 9 with one of the topics of discussion concerning the summer cruise-ins held by th...

January 12th, 2017 |  


ACHS students advance in nationwide contest

JEFFERSON-A team of Ashe County High School students were one of two state winners in a nationwide contest hosted by Verizon Wireless.That’s acc...

January 12th, 2017 |  


Coffee House Live! Returns This Saturday

Coffee House Live! Returns This Saturday

WEST JEFFERSON-The Ashe County Arts Council will sponsor the Coffee House Live! Saturday, January 14 at 7:30 pm in the Hensley Hall of the West Jeffer...

January 12th, 2017 |  


Health Insurance Open Enrollment Ends January 31st

JEFFERSON-Do you or a family member need health care insurance? Do you have questions about health insurance? The deadline for Health insurance Open E...

January 12th, 2017 |  


SPORTS


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VIDEO: Hoops highlights
Hoops 4 Hope set for Jan. 26

Hoops 4 Hope set for Jan. 26

WEST JEFFERSON — It’s that time again to find those pink shirts for the annual Hoops 4 Hope basketball game at Ashe County High School. Friday,...

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


Wilkes Central takes down Ashe

Wilkes Central takes down Ashe

WEST JEFFERSON — Wilkes Central won all but five matches in last Friday’s meet at Ashe County High School.At 106 pounds, the Eagles got th...

January 18th, 2017 |  


Huskies fall at Wilkes Central

Huskies fall at Wilkes Central

WILKESBORO — In the first meeting of the year between the two rivals, Wilkes Central was able to get the best of Ashe County and remain just one...

January 16th, 2017 |  


High Country sports briefs

High Country sports briefs

Ice Bowl set for Feb. 11JEFFERSON — The annual Ice Bowl at Ashe County Park will bring in packed field of disc golfers willing to brave the pote...

January 15th, 2017 updated: January 15th, 2017. |  


Huskies lose close one to East Wilkes

Huskies lose close one to East Wilkes

WEST JEFFERSON — Ashe County’s gym has been a home away from home for East Wilkes guard Joah Logan.Last season, Logan broke the Huskies...

January 15th, 2017 |  


MULTIMEDIA


OPINION


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Local Abuses Don’t Boost Economy

Our view: There’s no ‘R’ in public safety

Many dictionaries define egregious as “outstandingly bad or shocking.”On Tuesday, county commissioners lived up to that moniker, as a boar...

January 18th, 2017 |  


Two different narratives of the same events

Two different narratives of the same events

We have just witnessed one of the most divisive election campaigns in history, one that saw partisans on all sides spinning narratives to best benefit...

January 17th, 2017 |  


Sen. Sessions is the wrong choice for U.S. attorney general

Sen. Sessions is the wrong choice for U.S. attorney general

President-elect Donald Trump’s cabinet nominees will be going through the U.S. Senate confirmation process this month — an opportunity for...

January 16th, 2017 |  


North Carolina Is No Cuba

North Carolina Is No Cuba

RALEIGH — Let me say this with as much tact and respect as I can muster: If you truly believe that the level of democracy in North Carolina is i...

January 16th, 2017 |  


Cooper’s correcting a colossal blunder on Medicaid, not making one

Cooper’s correcting a colossal blunder on Medicaid, not making one

The folks on the Right are apoplectic these days that Governor Roy Cooper thinks it’s a good idea to follow the lead of Vice-President-elect Mik...

January 15th, 2017 |  


Make North Carolina great again

Make North Carolina great again

For most of the latter half of the 20th century, at least from 1960 on, North Carolina was a state on the move. In contrast to its southern neighbors,...

January 14th, 2017 |  


SOCIAL MEDIA