NEWS


11:53 am
Updated: 3:18 pm. |    
DA: Hopkins rejects initial plea deal
Faith Fellowship to host debate on resurrection

Faith Fellowship to host debate on resurrection

WEST JEFFERSON-Phillip Drum is returning to the Lion’s Den on April 7.The Wilmington based software developer and self-proclaimed atheist made r...

March 23rd, 2017 |  


County’s challenge of planning board’s asphalt decision slows to a standstill

County’s challenge of planning board’s asphalt decision slows to a standstill

JEFFERSON-The ongoing saga concerning the planned construction of an asphalt plant in the Glendale Springs community may not see any type of resolutio...

March 22nd, 2017 |  


‘Coffee With A Cop’ to debut this month

WEST JEFFERSON-Ashe County Sheriff Terry Buchanan will host a new meet and greet program later this month at a downtown coffee shop.“Coffee With...

March 22nd, 2017 |  


Deep Gap man dies in head-on crash

Deep Gap man dies in head-on crash

WATAUGA COUNTY-A Deep Gap man was killed in a head-on collision on U.S. 421 in Watauga County Monday morning.The accident occurred at 10:09 a.m. near ...

March 22nd, 2017 |  


Here’s who’s scheduled to be in district court this week

The following cases are scheduled to be heard in Ashe County District Court beginning March 23, 2016.Dustin Geter Baker: possess marijuana up to 1/2 o...

March 22nd, 2017 |  


Firefighters battle Buffalo brush blaze

Firefighters battle Buffalo brush blaze

WEST JEFFERSON-Volunteer firefighters from Jefferson and West Jefferson joined forces Tuesday afternoon in battling a brush fire on Lewis Road in the ...

March 21st, 2017 |  


SPORTS


1:20 pm |    
Tennis beats Wilkes Central
Ashe shuts out East Wilkes, 2-0

Ashe shuts out East Wilkes, 2-0

WEST JEFFERSON — Ashe County was able to hand East Wilkes its first loss of the season with a 2-0 victory on Tuesday.The first 40 minutes saw bo...

March 23rd, 2017 |  


Tennis team falls to Starmount, Elkin

Tennis team falls to Starmount, Elkin

ELKIN — Ashe County lost a hard-fought match to Starmount last week and were dealt a defeat at the hands of conference-leading Elkin on Monday i...

March 22nd, 2017 |  


Lady Huskies win two on the road

Lady Huskies win two on the road

BOONVILLE — The women’s soccer team scored wins in two of their last three matches, all on the road, including a shutout victory over Star...

March 22nd, 2017 updated: March 22nd, 2017. |  


Huskies drop home opener, 4-1

Huskies drop home opener, 4-1

WEST JEFFERSON — North Surry was able to scratch across three runs late in the game to pick up a 4-1 victory over Ashe County on Monday night.Th...

March 21st, 2017 |  


Fifth grade AAU girls finish second

Fifth grade AAU girls finish second

Submitted photo - The fifth grade Ashe Lightning AAU girls brought home a second place finish in silver bracket during the Mayberry Madness Tournament...

March 20th, 2017 |  


Ashe baseball drop three straight

Ashe baseball drop three straight

WEST JEFFERSON — Six road games to open the season has made it tough on the Ashe County Huskies.The team has dropped three straight after nailin...

March 19th, 2017 |  


MULTIMEDIA


OPINION


4:00 pm |    
Learn to compromise
1:45 pm |    
Letter to the Editor
ACA repeal legislation morphs into an all-out assault on people in need

ACA repeal legislation morphs into an all-out assault on people in need

In recent days, Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives finally released and started “marking up” their long-promised and long-hi...

March 26th, 2017 updated: March 26th, 2017. |  


A tale of two speeches

A tale of two speeches

In his state of the state address, Governor Roy Cooper laid out a hopeful vision for the state, mixing Democratic policy proposals for the base while ...

March 25th, 2017 updated: March 25th, 2017. |  


From Obamacare to Republicare

From Obamacare to Republicare

If we can allow ourselves to tune out the many distractions coming out of Washington (and Raleigh), we might be able to tune into the number one domes...

March 25th, 2017 |  


Courts Must Rise to the Challenge

Courts Must Rise to the Challenge

RALEIGH — Do you keep up with your friends and family by typing personal letters and dropping them in the mailbox? Do you do all your shopping a...

March 23rd, 2017 |  


Why the minimum wage ought to top the list of ‘women’s issues’

Why the minimum wage ought to top the list of ‘women’s issues’

What do women want? Too many commentators assume that when it comes to politics, women only care about matters of sex and gender, discrimination and r...

March 22nd, 2017 |  


Who knew?

Who knew?

While most of the press, the progressive establishment and even some traditional conservatives have watched Trump in horror, his base has watched him ...

March 22nd, 2017 |  


SOCIAL MEDIA