NEWS


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The Worshiper hits the road
Former jailer questions sheriff’s personnel policy

Former jailer questions sheriff’s personnel policy

JEFFERSON-A former employee of the Ashe County Detention Center asked county commissioners Monday morning if it was appropriate for Sheriff Terry Buch...

May 16th, 2017 updated: May 16th, 2017. |  


No hope for Fleetwood School

No hope for Fleetwood School

JEFFERSON-Ashe County Commissioners decided Monday morning to take a hands-off approach concerning the demolition of the old Fleetwood School building...

May 15th, 2017 updated: May 16th, 2017. |  


Sibaja earns district ‘Teacher of the Year’ honors

Sibaja earns district ‘Teacher of the Year’ honors

JEFFERSON-Mountain View Elementary’s Lisa Sibaja was recently named the district’s 2017 Teacher of the Year.That news according to a May 1...

May 15th, 2017 |  


Ashe County Ford Hosts Drive One 4UR Community May 20

WEST JEFFERSON-Test drive a new Ford and Ford will donate $20 to Ashe County Relay For Life for each qualifying test drive, one per household“We...

May 13th, 2017 |  


Sheriff: There is no jail controversy

Sheriff: There is no jail controversy

JEFFERSON-The nascent administration of Ashe County Sheriff Terry Buchanan hasn’t been without its bumps in the road.Appointed in January by the...

May 12th, 2017 |  


Can you hear me now?

Can you hear me now?

ASHE COUNTY-On Oct. 21, 2016, the unthinkable become a reality for emergency personnel and firefighters countywide.The communication system that links...

May 12th, 2017 updated: May 12th, 2017. |  


SPORTS


Ashe sends 11 to 2A track championship

Ashe sends 11 to 2A track championship

GREENSBORO — The Ashe County track team completed the 2017 season last Friday at the NCHSAA 2A Track & Field Championship at North Carolina ...

May 23rd, 2017 |  


Hagel Memorial Tournament raises money for NEST Alliance

Hagel Memorial Tournament raises money for NEST Alliance

WEST JEFFERSON — The 2017 Carl & Pearl Hagel Memorial Golf Tournament took place on April 29 at Mountain Aire Golf Club.This year, all of th...

May 22nd, 2017 |  


Satterfield gets five-year deal to remain at App State

Satterfield gets five-year deal to remain at App State

BOONE — After just four conference losses in the last three seasons, it only made sense for Appalachian State University to reward its head coac...

May 22nd, 2017 |  


Olympians shine at Ashe County High School

Olympians shine at Ashe County High School

WEST JEFFERSON — A near-perfect weather day greeted a bunch of smiling faces for the annual Ashe County Special Olympics held at the high school...

May 21st, 2017 |  


Two retiring coaches to be honored at ACHS

Two retiring coaches to be honored at ACHS

WEST JEFFERSON — Two long-time coaches and educators in Ashe County have decided that now is the time to call it a career.Keith Phillips and Tom...

May 21st, 2017 |  


Area sports briefs

Area sports briefs

Surry CC wins Region X baseball title for first time since 2004DOBSON — For the first time since 2004, Surry Community College’s baseball ...

May 21st, 2017 |  


MULTIMEDIA


OPINION


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The biggest issue in NC
Court fines and fees: Another barrier to NC’s ballot box

Court fines and fees: Another barrier to NC’s ballot box

How much money do you have to pay before you cast your ballot on Election Day?For most North Carolinians, the answer might seem obvious: none. As the ...

May 23rd, 2017 |  


$293 million in teacher money needed to settle class-size debate

$293 million in teacher money needed to settle class-size debate

On April 27, the General Assembly passed, and the Governor signed, House Bill 13, bringing a temporary reprieve to North Carolina’s great class-...

May 22nd, 2017 |  


Average Pay Isn’t The Point

Average Pay Isn’t The Point

RALEIGH — The average pay received by public school teachers in North Carolina this year was $49,837, up four percent from the 2015-16 school ye...

May 22nd, 2017 |  


Can government force behavioral change?

Can government force behavioral change?

In the late 1970s, I was appointed to the Economic Development Board. At the time I lived in Northeastern North Carolina and believed rural areas dese...

May 19th, 2017 |  


The Right is just getting started

The Right is just getting started

At the conclusion of the whirlwind 2011 session of the North Carolina General Assembly — a session in which new conservative majorities pushed t...

May 19th, 2017 |  


GOP health care bill gives more budget challenges to state, local governments

GOP health care bill gives more budget challenges to state, local governments

Members of the U.S. House narrowly (217-213) pushed through the Republican plan for repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act. The latest versio...

May 18th, 2017 |  


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