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WEST JEFFERSON — North Carolina visual artist Douglas Lail will present “Hello My Name Is …”, a collection of portraits and personal recovery stories of people recovering from alcohol, drugs, mental health and other life challenges. The exhibit will take place from Sept. 28 through Oct. 26 a…

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WILKESBORO — The fifth annual Carolina in the Fall Music & Food Festival will offer world-renowned music talent, exciting family entertainment, the region’s best food truck cuisine, and unique arts and crafts shopping along Main Street in historic downtown Wilkesboro on Friday and Saturd…

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WEST JEFFERSON — Dr. Elliot Engel spoke at the Ashe County Arts Center Monday, Sept. 17 as part of the On The Same Page Literary Festival. Egel gave his lecture, “Andy Griffith: Master of Mayberry,” about the life and stories of the legendary actor.

Walt Greer, 86, of 90 Westview Drive, Sparta, N.C., completed …

New highways and bridges represent new directions and opportunities for us to travel. Yet, as we begin traveling the Baldridge Bridge — and many of us will, on a daily basis — let’s take a moment to reflect on the road that led us to this Deep Gap junction.