NEWS


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Accident slows traffic in West Jefferson

Accident slows traffic in West Jefferson

WEST JEFFERSON- A two-car collision on Jefferson Avenue/U.S. 221 Business Wednesday afternoon resulted in only minor property damage.Both drivers of t...

April 19th, 2017 |  


UPDATE: ACSO looking for self described gangster following Crumpler shooting

UPDATE: ACSO looking for self described gangster following Crumpler shooting

JEFFERSON-Authorities are searching for a West Jefferson man after he allegedly shot another man in Crumpler Monday night.That news comes from Ashe Co...

April 19th, 2017 |  


ACSO tight-lipped on alleged Crumpler assault

ACSO tight-lipped on alleged Crumpler assault

JEFFERSON-Ashe County Sheriff Terry Buchanan declined Wednesday to release details regarding a reported aggravated assault on Tom Fowler Road.“I...

April 19th, 2017 updated: April 19th, 2017. |  


Support builds to save Fleetwood School

Support builds to save Fleetwood School

JEFFERSON-With the pending destruction of the former Fleetwood School property that sits inconspicuously below U.S. 221, at least one local resident h...

April 18th, 2017 |  


ACHS’s Turner prepares for summer abroad

ACHS’s Turner prepares for summer abroad

JEFFERSON-Most high schoolers spend their summer breaks hitting the river or dipping their toes into the work world.Ashe County High School’s El...

April 17th, 2017 |  


‘Coffee with a Cop’ serving up second cup

‘Coffee with a Cop’ serving up second cup

WEST JEFFERSON-Local law enforcement will serve up its second helping of Coffee with a Cop April 28 on the Backstreet in West Jefferson.The informal s...

April 17th, 2017 |  


SPORTS


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ACHS sweeps track meet
Ashe golfers qualify for regionals

Ashe golfers qualify for regionals

ROARING GAP — The Huskies will join Wilkes Central in the 2A Midwest Regional next week after finishing as the second best 2A team in the Mounta...

April 26th, 2017 |  


Huskies compete in Blue Ridge Invitational

Huskies compete in Blue Ridge Invitational

ASHEVILLE — Ashe County was one of 54 schools from five different states to compete in the 15th annual Blue Ridge Classic at AC Reynolds High Sc...

April 26th, 2017 |  


Husky sports briefs

Husky sports briefs

Softball earns another winRONDA — The Ashe County varsity softball team made it two wins in a row with an 8-5 victory over East Wilkes.Freshman ...

April 23rd, 2017 |  


Ashe tennis sweeps North Wilkes

Ashe tennis sweeps North Wilkes

WEST JEFFERSON — Despite playing without their top two seeds, the varsity tennis team had no problems with North Wilkes on Thursday, winning all...

April 23rd, 2017 |  


New River Marathon set for May 6

New River Marathon set for May 6

BOONE — One of the most popular High Country running events will get underway on Saturday, May 6 along the banks of the New River.The annual New...

April 23rd, 2017 |  


Huskies win two of three

Huskies win two of three

WEST JEFFERSON — The varsity baseball team is well on its way to closing the regular season out strong before the conference tournament and stat...

April 23rd, 2017 |  


MULTIMEDIA


OPINION


Letter to the Editor: Commissioners are right to fight asphalt plant

Letter to the Editor: Commissioners are right to fight asphalt plant

The lead articles in the Jefferson Post, “On the taxpayers’ dime” (April 14, 2913) and “The cost of doing business” (Apr...

April 27th, 2017 updated: April 27th, 2017. |  


State Spending Doesn’t Boost Growth

State Spending Doesn’t Boost Growth

RALEIGH — There are just as many fads in politics as there is in other fields of human endeavor, from entertainment to home remedies. Speaking o...

April 27th, 2017 |  


The idea of “fake news” is really nothing new

The idea of “fake news” is really nothing new

Everyone seems to be talking about fake news these days. Enabled by social media, its originators deal in hoaxes and disinformation. The objectives va...

April 26th, 2017 |  


Craft brewers vs. Big Beer

Craft brewers vs. Big Beer

Back during World War II, the US Army held military exercises called maneuvers in Anson County. My grandfather had a peach farm in Lilesville and also...

April 25th, 2017 |  


House bill would bring NC abortion law in line with U.S. Supreme Court ruling

House bill would bring NC abortion law in line with U.S. Supreme Court ruling

With all that’s happened politically over the least several months, it’s easy to forget there was a major U.S. Supreme Court decision last...

April 24th, 2017 |  


Don’t Fear A Robot Invasion

Don’t Fear A Robot Invasion

RALEIGH — A common theme unifying recent debates about tax reform in North Carolina and in Washington is the idea that the punitive tax treatmen...

April 24th, 2017 |  


SOCIAL MEDIA