NEWS


12:44 pm
Updated: 1:47 pm. |    
Authorities looking for inmate who walked away
8:30 am |    
Ashe County wreck report
6:00 pm |    
Ashe County arrest report
2:38 pm
Updated: 2:46 pm. |    
Ashe women face drug charges
Vigilant neighbor’s tip leads to arrest

Vigilant neighbor’s tip leads to arrest

FLEETWOOD-A tip from a quick thinking neighbor may have helped local deputies foil a robbery on Twin Bridges Drive early Friday morning.According to i...

July 22nd, 2016 |  


Firefighters knock down afternoon house fire

Firefighters knock down afternoon house fire

WEST JEFFERSON-Firefighters and first responders from multiple department beat back a blaze on Golden Pond Road in West Jefferson Friday afternoon.Fir...

July 22nd, 2016 |  


Ashe County wreck report

Ashe County wreck report

ASHE COUNTY — The following accidents between June 18 and July 2 were reported by the North Carolina Highway Patrol and are considered public re...

July 21st, 2016 |  


West Jefferson man charged with statutory rape

West Jefferson man charged with statutory rape

WEST JEFFERSON-A West Jefferson man has been charged with statutory rape following an investigation by the Ashe County Sheriff’s Office.Accordin...

July 20th, 2016 |  


Boggs crash survivor is recuperating

Boggs crash survivor is recuperating

WARRENSVILLE-Vickie Cooper was in dire straits.Cooper, of Warrensville, didn’t know where she was at the time. Today, she’s piecing back t...

July 19th, 2016 updated: July 20th, 2016. |  


Scattered storms possible Tuesday

Scattered storms possible Tuesday

WEST JEFFERSON-Despite nasty cloud cover overhead this morning, the High Country likely won’t see a repeat of severe storms on par with those th...

July 19th, 2016 updated: July 19th, 2016. |  


SPORTS


10:35 am |    
App State sports roundup
Grizzlies making changes already

Grizzlies making changes already

BOONE — With a much-anticipated press conference welcoming the High Country Grizzlies to Boone last Thursday, it took just one week for the fran...

July 23rd, 2016 |  


Ticket price set at $6 for all ACHS home games

Ticket price set at $6 for all ACHS home games

WEST JEFFERSON — Ticket prices for the 2016-2017 sports season at Ashe County High School will cost $1 more than last year.The cost per game thi...

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


Twilight League update

Twilight League update

WEST JEFFERSON — Furches Evergreens has a two-match lead in the win column after Monday’s round of Twilight League play at Mountain Aire.N...

July 22nd, 2016 |  


Tarheel League softball championships this weekend

Tarheel League softball championships this weekend

JEFFERSON — The fields at Family Central and Ashe Park will be busy from Thursday through Saturday with three softball state championship tourna...

July 20th, 2016 |  


ACHS tennis schedule released

ACHS tennis schedule released

WEST JEFFERSON — The women’s tennis team is scheduled to play in 18 matches this season, including 14 conference matchups and four other n...

July 20th, 2016 |  


VIDEO: High Country Grizzlies owner speaks to the fans

VIDEO: High Country Grizzlies owner speaks to the fans

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July 20th, 2016 |  


OPINION


North Carolina’s incredible shrinking state budget

North Carolina’s incredible shrinking state budget

Public investments—quality schools, affordable healthcare, housing, and safe, healthy neighborhoods— are the essential building blocks of ...

July 25th, 2016 |  


Greatest show in politics

Greatest show in politics

The GOP convention is nothing if not entertaining. It’s got twists and turns, a changing plot line, and a master of ceremonies who is also the g...

July 25th, 2016 |  


2016 at the midpoint

2016 at the midpoint

The halfway mark of this event-filled year is a good time to reflect on the first six months in North Carolina. We would say the year’s theme to...

July 22nd, 2016 |  


Misleading Medicaid rhetoric instead of expansion

Misleading Medicaid rhetoric instead of expansion

One of the most frustrating things about this General Assembly session was once again what lawmakers did not do.They actively chose not to join the 31...

July 21st, 2016 |  


Where does the state economy stand at mid-year?

Where does the state economy stand at mid-year?

The economy is one of the top issues in this year’s elections, all the way from state and local races to the major contest of the year – the presi...

July 20th, 2016 updated: July 20th, 2016. |  


Finding common ground

Finding common ground

On a recent Thursday, three African-American members of the N.C. General Assembly held a press conference to draw attention to recent shootings of bla...

July 19th, 2016 |  


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