NEWS


12:34 pm
Updated: 1:20 pm. |    
Commissioners pick Buchanan to serve as new sheriff

ACHS students advance in nationwide contest

JEFFERSON-A team of Ashe County High School students were one of two state winners in a nationwide contest hosted by Verizon Wireless.That’s acc...

January 12th, 2017 |  


Coffee House Live! Returns This Saturday

Coffee House Live! Returns This Saturday

WEST JEFFERSON-The Ashe County Arts Council will sponsor the Coffee House Live! Saturday, January 14 at 7:30 pm in the Hensley Hall of the West Jeffer...

January 12th, 2017 |  


Health Insurance Open Enrollment Ends January 31st

JEFFERSON-Do you or a family member need health care insurance? Do you have questions about health insurance? The deadline for Health insurance Open E...

January 12th, 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 Jan. 12, 2017.Joshua Max Aben: misdemeanor larceny, second degre...

January 12th, 2017 updated: January 12th, 2017. |  


A done deal

A done deal

JEFFERSON-Ashe County Schools came through in a big way for the Fleetwood Fire Department this week in approving a move that will allow the volunteer ...

January 12th, 2017 |  


Commissioners to vote on new sheriff Tuesday

Commissioners to vote on new sheriff Tuesday

JEFFERSON-After more than a month of speculation, the Ashe County Board of Commissioners should finally have a definitive answer on who will serve in ...

January 12th, 2017 |  


SPORTS


3:05 pm |    
Hoops 4 Hope set for Friday
High Country sports briefs

High Country sports briefs

Ice Bowl set for Feb. 11JEFFERSON — The annual Ice Bowl at Ashe County Park will bring in packed field of disc golfers willing to brave the pote...

January 15th, 2017 updated: January 15th, 2017. |  


Huskies lose close one to East Wilkes

Huskies lose close one to East Wilkes

WEST JEFFERSON — Ashe County’s gym has been a home away from home for East Wilkes guard Joah Logan.Last season, Logan broke the Huskies...

January 15th, 2017 |  


East Wilkes rallies past Ashe

East Wilkes rallies past Ashe

WEST JEFFERSON — The script was flipped from the first half to the second half, and in the end, East Wilkes came away as the victor with a 43-33...

January 15th, 2017 |  


VIDEO: East Wilkes boys beat Ashe

VIDEO: East Wilkes boys beat Ashe

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January 13th, 2017 |  


And then there were eight

And then there were eight

For the first time in six years, all eight of the NFL division winners are alive and well after Wild Card Weekend.Odds are normally in favor of at lea...

January 12th, 2017 |  


Bingham’s senior season begins at LMC

Bingham’s senior season begins at LMC

BANNER ELK — Erin Bingham’s final season on the Lees-McRae track team got underway in December with the indoor team’s first meet of ...

January 11th, 2017 |  


MULTIMEDIA


OPINION


Sen. Sessions is the wrong choice for U.S. attorney general

Sen. Sessions is the wrong choice for U.S. attorney general

President-elect Donald Trump’s cabinet nominees will be going through the U.S. Senate confirmation process this month — an opportunity for...

January 16th, 2017 |  


North Carolina Is No Cuba

North Carolina Is No Cuba

RALEIGH — Let me say this with as much tact and respect as I can muster: If you truly believe that the level of democracy in North Carolina is i...

January 16th, 2017 |  


Cooper’s correcting a colossal blunder on Medicaid, not making one

Cooper’s correcting a colossal blunder on Medicaid, not making one

The folks on the Right are apoplectic these days that Governor Roy Cooper thinks it’s a good idea to follow the lead of Vice-President-elect Mik...

January 15th, 2017 |  


Make North Carolina great again

Make North Carolina great again

For most of the latter half of the 20th century, at least from 1960 on, North Carolina was a state on the move. In contrast to its southern neighbors,...

January 14th, 2017 |  


Accountability and transparency with NC’s school voucher program

Accountability and transparency with NC’s school voucher program

A common refrain I hear in the course of my reporting and writing about school vouchers — a program that is set to take a large bite out of our ...

January 13th, 2017 |  


Lessons from Tillis for Speaker Moore

Lessons from Tillis for Speaker Moore

Can lessons learned in a successful effort to provide compensation for victims of state-sponsored sterilization help solve the problem HB2 (the bathro...

January 11th, 2017 |  


SOCIAL MEDIA