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JEFFERSON — Ashe County District Court was held Thursday, Aug. 15, at the Ashe County Courthouse, hearing the cases of Ramon Basaldua-Palacios, Jonathan A. Boggs, Robert Z. Bratton, Rodney R. Dugger, Kelvin C. Faw, Aziz Y. Felder, Michael J. Greene, Stephanie L. Hensley, Dana L. Kilby, Cryst…

Green Valley Park’s Annual TubeFest Fundraiser will return to Big Hill Road on the New River from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24. The Green Valley Park is located at 3746 Big Hill Road, between the Green Valley School and Todd. Participants should meet at the park’s lower parking lot ne…

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Eumir Deodato’s Symphonic ‘69 plays during the first weekend of WE2019 Experience Festival at Saloon Studios on Mulatto Mountain Road. The festival, commemorating the 50-year anniversary of Woodstock in Bethel, N.Y., will play again at Saloon Studios Aug. 16-18.

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GATLINBURG, TENN. — Ashe County is represented well at the 2019 Josie Music Awards, where 14-year-old West Jefferson-native Taylon Hope is nominated for five awards. The singer picked up a win to go along with two other nominations at the 2018 event.

Gastonia, N.C., Constance Joan Crowder Christy, 87, passed awa…

Mr. Casey Hardy, of Kannapolis, N.C., beloved son and brother …

Mr. Blane Vannoy, 91, of Moravian Falls, N.C., formerly of Cru…

Mrs. Jewel Ham Elliott, 91, of Creston, N.C., Rich Hill Commun…