New developments in fake bomb threat case

JEFFERSON-The state’s case against two local men accused of making a bomb threat against the Ashe County Courthouse has been continued until Mar...

February 15th, 2017 |  


Hotel Tavern owners launch new venture

WEST JEFFERSON-The same advanced technology hospitals use to disinfect operating rooms and keep potentially deadly germs at bay could soon make its de...

February 15th, 2017 |  


Ashe County Wreck Report Feb. 1-14

ASHE COUNTY — The following are the most recent accidents reported by the North Carolina Highway Patrol and are considered public record.Feb. 1A...

February 14th, 2017 |  


Animal rights activist Lisa Fitzpatrick charged with cyberstalking

JEFFERSON-A local animal rights activist was charged late last week with cyberstalking, according to the Ashe County Sheriff’s Office.Lisa Fitzp...

February 13th, 2017 |  


Fall 2016 Golden LEAF Scholarships presented to WCC students

WILKESBORO — Wilkes Community College awarded Golden LEAF Scholarships to 21 students — 17 curriculum and four continuing education —...

February 13th, 2017 |  


Courting History: Warrensville Prison Camp

A prison camp for “Negros” was opened in Warrensville in 1928. Approximately one hundred black inmates from all over the state of North Ca...

February 13th, 2017 |  


Ashe County Farmers Market Announces Date for Arts and Crafts Jurying for 2017 Market Season

WEST JEFFERSON-The Ashe County Farmers Market’s (ACFM) annual arts and crafts jurying process is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017 at the A...

February 13th, 2017 |  


Commissioners spar over survey

JEFFERSON-A Monday morning proposal to allow county department heads to fill out a confidential survey led to a spirited back-and-forth debate by the ...

February 11th, 2017 |  


Buchanan outlines ACSO overhaul

Buchanan outlines ACSO overhaul

JEFFERSON-Less than a month on the job and Terry Buchanan is already developing the trademark thick skin every Sheriff needs to survive the post.Bucha...

February 10th, 2017 updated: February 10th, 2017. |  


Wood splitting business draws fire from neighbors

Wood splitting business draws fire from neighbors

TODD-A wood-splitting operation in Todd has divided community members on whether or not the new enterprise should be allowed to continue in its curren...

February 9th, 2017 |