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Earth Day celebration taking place at Ashe County Library

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The Ashe County Public Library will be hosting an Earth Day celebration starting at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 22.At 4 p.m., the library will host a story walk outside, allowing children to walk and look at signs which consist of the story book’s pages. Following that, Jo and Scott Wohlfeld from the Wild Crafters will teach attendees how to build their own potato towers, helping grow food in a small space.“This is an efficient way to grow potatoes and if you have a small space this is a great way to garden and have potatoes,” said Peggy Bailey, youth services librarian. “It’s also supposed to be a way to produce a high yield.”


Lady Huskies top Starmount, 6-1

The Lady Huskies kept its dominant conference performances going last Thursday with a 6-1 victory over Starmount.Bekah Bowers had a tremendous first half, scoring both of the team’s goals in the opening 40 minutes. Her first strike came in the seventh minute and she quickly followed that up with another tally in the 12th minute.After the halftime stoppage, the Ashe offense really came to life early. Senior striker Candi Sanchez scored in the 49th minute and Bowers ...

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County crime report

April 7 Dennis Arlie Miller, 48, of Creston was charged with simple assault and assault on a female. Bond information is unavailable. Miller was released later that day.Michael Lee Jones, 35, of Lansing was charged with non-support of a child and fraud disposal of mortgage property. Bond was set at $5,263.25. Jones has not been released.Randall Allan Phipps, 27, of Crumpler was charged with non-support of a child. Bond was set at $1,000. Phipp...

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Elkin tosses one-hitter against Ashe

Will Altemueller was simply dominant on the mound for his Elkin squad, allowing just one Ashe hit and striking out 12 Husky hitters on the way to a 9-2 victory.Ashe was held hitless until the sixth inning when Michael Elliott blooped a single to center.In spite of the great pitching, it was Ashe that got on the scoreboard first in the opening frame.Joe Richardson walked and advanced to second on a fielder’s choice grounder by Bradley Richie.Ne...

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Repairing election process, a debate worth watching

I don’t blame Thom Tillis for refusing to attend one of the three televised GOP Senate primary debates. The only mystery is why he (or any candidate) is bothering with any of them.Many of us have idyllic notions of yesteryear’s Lincoln-Douglas debates. Some of us even have remembrances of the Kennedy-Nixon debates when, discounting Nixon’s sweaty TV appearance, substance mattered and we got a chance to learn their positions on the issues. We conceptually support t...

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Geno’s restaurant closing after 37 years

Geno’s restaurant will close its doors once and for all after dinner on Sunday, April 27, after its building was bought by Boondocks Brewing.”We were getting tired,” said Janet Waln who owns the restaurant with her husband Ronnie and Michael and Terry Hodges. “We have been running it for 21 and a half years and business has changed a lot.”Geno’s began serving the people of Ashe County in 1976 when the original owner, Geno Carbosano ope...

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Hagel Memorial Golf Tournament tees off April 26

Area golfers all know the arrival of spring means it’s time for the Carl and Pearl Hagel Memorial Golf Tournament at Mountain Aire Golf Club.This year’s event, the 19th annual tournament, is scheduled for Saturday, April 26. All proceeds will go to directly benefit the Ashe County Free Medical Clinic.The format is captain’s choice with two shotgun starts scheduled for 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. A $75 entry fee covers green and cart fees plus a fabulous mea...

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JV baseball update

The junior varsity baseball team has won two of its last four games, including a pair of conference victories.In a non-conference game at Watauga, the Pioneers came away with a 7-3 victory.Ashe bounced back in a big way with a 13-2 victory at Elkin and a 10-2 win over visiting Alleghany.Most recently, Ashe squared off against Starmount at home but came away on the losing end, 10-4.This week, the JV squad will be at home for three games. The Huskies ...

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