NEWS


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Remembering Hurricane Hugo
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For love of dust and rust
Here’s who’s scheduled to be in district court this week

Here’s who’s scheduled to be in district court this week

The following cases are scheduled to be heard in Ashe County District Court beginning Sept. 22. The information listed is public record and is provide...

September 19th, 2016 |  


Pie on the Mountain plans beer sales

Pie on the Mountain plans beer sales

LANSING-At least one local business owner is looking to stay competitive with establishments in neighboring townships in expanding services and the bu...

September 19th, 2016 |  


Asphalt Plant Update: Public hearing for ‘high impact’ ordinance to be held Oct. 3

Asphalt Plant Update: Public hearing for ‘high impact’ ordinance to be held Oct. 3

JEFFERSON-As promised by county planner Adam Stumb, commissioners were apprised Monday of updates in terms of setbacks and distances that will be inco...

September 19th, 2016 |  


Horton charged in weekend stabbing

Horton charged in weekend stabbing

JEFFERSON-An Ashe County man is facing an assault with a deadly weapon charge after authorities say he stabbed a man multiple times early Saturday mor...

September 18th, 2016 updated: September 18th, 2016. |  


County prepares to finalize HILU ordinance

JEFFERSON-After several revisions and at times heated insight and discussion from community members, a finalized version of a high impact land use ord...

September 18th, 2016 |  


Unanswered questions

JEFFERSON-A proposed plan for a new middle school in Jefferson continues to draw scrutiny from town residents, but school officials say they still hav...

September 16th, 2016 |  


SPORTS


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Big plays help Ashe beat Alleghany 55-19
High Country golf roundup

High Country golf roundup

Women’s golf beats WataugaBOONE — The Lady Huskies finished the season sweep of Watauga at the Boone Golf Club on Thursday, beating the Pi...

September 22nd, 2016 |  


Huskies hold off Eagles, 3-2

Huskies hold off Eagles, 3-2

WEST JEFFERSON — Ashe County held off a late charge by Wilkes Central to pick up a much-needed conference victory on Wednesday night.After a 6-2...

September 22nd, 2016 |  


Huskies host Alleghany in MVAC opener

Huskies host Alleghany in MVAC opener

WEST JEFFERSON — It’s all about the run for a conference title from here on out for the Ashe County Huskies. The brutal stretch of non-con...

September 22nd, 2016 |  


ACMS Bulldogs move to 3-0

ACMS Bulldogs move to 3-0

WEST JEFFERSON — A pair of unbeaten teams squared off on Saturday with the Ashe County Middle School Bulldogs hosting Central Wilkes. ACMS led fo...

September 21st, 2016 updated: September 22nd, 2016. |  


Ashe women take first in home meet

Ashe women take first in home meet

WEST JEFFERSON — The Ashe County cross country team held its first home meet of the year last week and saw a positive start to the 2016 season. ...

September 21st, 2016 |  


Lady Huskies outlast Avery

Lady Huskies outlast Avery

WEST JEFFERSON — Ashe County picked up a non-conference victory on Monday afternoon, beating Avery County at home by a 6-3 score.The Lady Huskie...

September 20th, 2016 |  


OPINION


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Early voting compromises
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It’s still the economy
Tired of the guilt by association game

Tired of the guilt by association game

One of the annoying things about politics these days – and there are many – is how candidates constantly try to connect their opponents to...

September 22nd, 2016 |  


Bee kills in North Carolina

Bee kills in North Carolina

The bees are bummed.First, a new study shows that their habitats are threatened by the biofuels industry, which demands more land for corn and soybean...

September 20th, 2016 |  


Have we won the war on poverty?

Have we won the war on poverty?

It’s amazing how time can change perceptions. Frequently we see this with past presidents. Helped by a popular Broadway play and multi-volume bi...

September 19th, 2016 |  


Why NC is not measuring teacher pay properly (and how we should do it)

Why NC is not measuring teacher pay properly (and how we should do it)

Politicians from both sides of the political spectrum understand that teachers are the most important classroom factor when it comes to improving stud...

September 17th, 2016 |  


NC GOP digs in as the damage from HB2 continues to mount

NC GOP digs in as the damage from HB2 continues to mount

The official response by the North Carolina Republican Party to the decision by the NCAA to move seven championship events out of the state next year ...

September 16th, 2016 |  


Local Vietnam-era vets to be honored

Local Vietnam-era vets to be honored

When the Vietnam War ended in the spring of 1975, America’s Vietnam veterans (with the exception of former prisoners of war) received no formal ...

September 15th, 2016 |  


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