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“What is it about echinacea? Why can’t I grow it?” my neighbor asked me, and I assured her that for some inexplicable reason I had trouble growing most echinacea cultivars. I like echinacea, I would like to grow a wide variety of echinaceas, and nurserymen have assured me over the years that…

WILKESBORO — In a high-energy, four-quarter display, the Ashe County Huskies (5-3) proved they deserve to remain at the top of the Mountain Valley Athletic Conference, securing their 11th consecutive conference win against the Wilkes Central Eagles (4-4) on Friday, Oct. 18.

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WEST JEFFERSON — The Jeff Little Trio returned to the Ashe Civic Center Saturday, Oct. 19, for an evening stocked full with toe-tapping tunes and beautiful ballads. Accompanying Jeff Little on piano are Steve Lewis on guitar and Luke Little on mandolin. 

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The Fall Crawl is here! The last crawl of the season will feature galleries, shops and studios all decked out in their fall finery on Friday, Oct. 11, from 5 to 8 p.m. Sponsored by the Ashe County Arts Council the Gallery Crawl showcases and promotes the varied artistic talents in Downtown W…

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GATLINBURG, TENN. — Saturday, Sept. 21, proved to be another highlight for young singer-songwriter, and Ashe County native, Taylon Hope, as she picked up yet another Josie Award for her mantle. The Josie Music Awards, which has been held yearly since 2015, is the largest independent artist a…

Mere words are inadequate to express the gratitude and appreci…

Brian Borelle, 55 of West Jefferson, N.C., died Wednesday, Oct…

Eddie Joe Mash, 64, of Fox Run Lane, West Jefferson, N.C., pas…

Linda Kay Tedder, 66, of Warrensville, N.C., died Saturday, Oc…

If you need an accurate update on some of the madness at the nation’s institutions of higher learning, check out Minding the Campus, a nonprofit independent organization. John Leo, its editor in chief, says that the organization’s prime mission is dedicated to the revival of intellectual plu…