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The following information was provided by Appalachian Health Care. Restaurants are inspected one to four times per year, based on assigned risk frequency, public school lunchrooms are inspected four times a year and residential care establishments are inspected once per year.

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WEST JEFFERSON — From 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, the Ashe County Arts Council will sponsor Gallery Crawl in downtown West Jefferson. Galleries and shops will be open after hours to showcase the best of artistic talent in Ashe County.

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TODD — The wife-and-husband duo of Sarah and Austin McCombie, also known as the Chatham Rabbits, brought their combination of clawhammer banjo and harmonies to the Todd General Store Sunday, Sept. 8. The pair are currently on tour throughout North Carolina and the surrounding states.

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WEST JEFFERSON — World-renowned pianist and composer, Edmund Barton 'Bart' Bullock, performed at the Ashe County Civic Center Saturday, Sept. 7. Bullock performed 'An Evening of Romantic and Impressionist Piano Works,' which included his original compositions alongside pieces by Bach, Debuss…

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WEST JEFFERSON — Mountain Splash is a weeklong artist expo that will include artists in residence, workshops and demonstrations to be held at Florence Thomas Art School on Sept. 9-14. This fun-filled week will feature local and visiting artists in residence at the school, a make-and-take art…

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

John Paul Wright, professor at University of Cincinnati, and Matthew DeLisi professor at Iowa State University have penned a powerful article titled “What Criminologists Don’t Say, and Why,” in City Journal, Summer 2017. There is significant bias among criminologists. The reason for that bia…