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Ashe District Court decisions

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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) inhale toxic vapors (P) no contest (J) guilty. 45 days suspended sentence. 12 months supervised probation, with searches, unsupervised after 6 months. CC.

 

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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Lansing aldermen updated on park, Ola Belle Reed festival

The Lansing Board of Aldermen were updated on the status of the Creeper Trail Park Project during its regular scheduled meeting on Monday, July 14.“(The design team) will come next month and they are going to present to the town some branding ideas and options, because they have a branding company that works on signs and logos, and things like that for the signs that will be placed throughout the park,” said Ann Rose, president for the Greater Lansing Area Development (...

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Ashe County resident turns 100

An Ashe County resident celebrated his 100th birthday on Sunday, July 13 with family, friends and many of the community’s leaders in attendance.Llewellyn Zwicker Gross was born on July 13, 1914, to Alfred William Gross and Emma Julia Gross. Gross had two brothers and one sister, who are all deceased.Born in Monticello, Illinois, Gross lived a life that included a marriage, working as a professor and remaining active in church.Gross and Genevieve Louise B...

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