WEST JEFFERSON — New River Conservancy has tentatively agreed to purchase Camp Elk Shoals, c…
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West Jefferson — At the Appalachian Regional Library meeting on July 19, Appalachian Regional Libraries Director Jane Blackburn presented a plan to increase the pay of Appalachian Regional Library employees across the board by the end of 2021.
LAUREL SPRINGS – The Ashe County Republican Party held its monthly meeting at the Peak Creek Community Center on U.S. Highway 88 Tuesday, July 17 at 6 p.m.
BOONE — Opponents running for state House representative in North Carolina’s 93rd district, encompassing both Watauga and Ashe counties, joined together to speak against gerrymandering during a “Draw Your Own Districts” redistricting workshop hosted by Common Cause North Carolina at the Boon…
SPARTA — The Alleghany County Fiddlers Convention, slated for Friday and Saturday, July 20 and 21 in Sparta, has some new additions this year.
TODD — The Museum of Ashe County History held its third Historical Tour of 2018, this time focusing on historic Todd.
JEFFERSON — Ashe County Board of Education’s 17th Annual Endowment Fund Golf Tournament was held throughout the day on July 11.
Week 6 Results:
Ashe County was represented by two locals at the 26th annual International Finals Youth Rodeo in Shawnee, Okla. Eli and Mattie Colvard from Crumpler competed for their shot at prizes and youth rodeo glory.
SHAWNEE, Okla. — Mattie and Eli Colvard of Crumpler are competing in the 26th annual International Finals Youth Rodeo July 8-13 at the Heart of Oklahoma Exposition Center in Shawnee, Okla. They are participating in the world’s richest youth rodeo, hoping to win their share of more than $250,…
Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement, leading to President Donald Trump's nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, has thrown progressives, the Democratic Party and the news media into an out-and-out tizzy. The online magazine Slate declared, "Anthony Kennedy Just Destroyed His Le…
Of President Donald Trump’s explosion at Angela Merkel’s Germany during the NATO summit, it needs to be said: It is long past time we raised our voices.
A public library can fill many needs in a small community, and Ashe County has one of the most active in the High Country when it comes to needs fulfillment. From its programming and literacy outreach to its research and computer offerings, Ashe County Public Library serves thousands of resi…
At the same time that she was caring for her newborn son, Kristen Hanson was caring for her husband, James Joseph, who would die shortly after Christmas 2017.