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Ashe County Wreck Report

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The following are collision reports posted by the N.C. Highway Patrol in Ashe County the week of July 7.The reports are public record.July 7A two-car crash occurred on U.S. 221 near the intersection of N.C. 16 east of Jefferson at 8:30 a.m. on July 7.According to the narrative, James Wyatt, of West Jefferson, was traveling west on U.S. 221 while Herbert Wilcox, of Crumpler, was traveling east. Wilcox was attempting to turn left onto N.C. 16.Both vehicles entered the intersection and Wilcox collided with Wyatt as he was turning left. Wilcox’s vehicle spun around and came to a rest in the roadway while Wyatt’s vehicle went off the road striking a road sign and struck a metal bar that was in the ground.

 

Backstreet Concert Series continues Friday, July 25

The Backstreet Park is the place to be for fun and entertainment at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, July 25, when the Crooked Road Ramblers, appear for a 90-minute concert of toe-tapping, old-time, good old music, sponsored by the Ashe County Arts Council.The Ramblers have appeared in the area several times, always to appreciative crowds and are rapidly gaining new followers.

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Ashe District Court decisions

The weekly session of the Ashe County District Court was held Thursday, July 10 with the honorable David V. Byrd presiding.The following decisions were handed down by the court:Jamie Lee Adams: (T) failure to stop for stopped bus (P) guilty (J) guilty. $50 plus CC.Jennifer Kay Barker: (F) aid and abet to larceny— 2 counts. (J) guilty. 45 days, 18 months probation. $3,400 in restitution. CC.Zackery A. Claycomb: (M) in...

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Ashe County Board of Education race set for November

November is over three months away, but the results of this year’s Ashe County Board of Education election is already a foregone conclusion.Filing for the 2014 Board of Education race ended on July 7.Three seats are up for grabs in this year’s election and it appears those seats will remain in the hands of the current occupants, barring some overly miraculous write-in campaign by a well-known candidate.Incumbents Polly Jones, Charles King and Terry...

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Second annual New River Paddle-A-Thon raises friends, funds and awareness to the river

On Saturday, July 12, the New River Conservancy (formerly National Committee for the New River) hosted its 2nd annual New River Paddle-A-Thon in partnership with the New River State Park, Riverside Canoe and Tube Rental, RiverCamp USA, New River Outfitters and the REGEAR Store.The goal of the Paddle-A-Thon was to encourage New River constituents to not only join the staff and Board of the New River Conservancy on the river for the day but to give paddlers a vehicle to raise awarene...

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Lansing Aldermen discuss uses of Powell Bill funds

The Lansing Board of Aldermen held a discussion regarding how to use Powell Bill funds during its monthly meeting Monday, July 14.“There are a lot of different funds and items that the Powell Bill money can be used for that I don’t think have been taken advantage of,” said Marcy Little, town clerk for Lansing. “It seems like there have been some things that could be covered by Powell Bill funds that haven’t been.”Powell Bill funds are ...

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County crime report

June 23Clarence William Myers Jr., 46, of Warrensville was charged with probation violation. Bond was set at $1,500. Myers has not been released.Joseph Paul Meyer, 25, of Crumpler was charged with communicating threats. Bond information is unavailable. Meyer was released later that day.June 24William Franklin Johnson Jr., 24, of Creston was charged with eight counts of statutory rape of someone six years of age or o...

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The Kruger Brothers headline weekend of live music in Todd

A weekend of live music featuring some of the best area musicians and an internationally renowned Americana trio hits Todd this weekend.It all begins at 6 p.m. Saturday, July 19, when Eric Ellis and the Caldwell Line perform at Cook Memorial Park.Ellis’s performance is a part of the Todd Community Preservation Organization’s (TCPO) Summer Music Series.Admission is free of charge and attendees are encouraged to bring a blanket and lawn chair to enjo...

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