WEST JEFFERSON — National Farmers Market Week was Aug. 5-11, and the Ashe County Farmer’s Ma…
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ASHE COUNTY — Since construction began on the U.S. 221 widening project in summer 2015, steady progress has been made on four of the five sections of highway in the 16-mile, $154 million project, according to the North Carolina Division of Highways.
A Ruffin man was arrested by the Jefferson Police Department on Aug. 5 for burglary and other charges before further charges were brought against him by the Alleghany Sheriff’s Office on Aug. 7.
JEFFERSON — In Ashe County’s District Court, Joshua D. Maine, 30, of Warrensville, was sentenced Thursday, Aug. 2.
Ashe County wouldn't be Ashe County without the culture of art that has deep roots in the area, and you can't go one-hundred feet in West Jefferson without seeing a mural, painted fire hydrant or gallery.
GREEN VALLEY — Green Valley Park’s Annual TubeFest Fundraiser will return to Big Hill Road on the New River from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m Saturday, Aug. 25. The Green Valley Park is located at 3746 Big Hill Road, between the Green Valley School and Todd.
WILKESBORO — The Wilkes Community College Dental Assisting Program held its 30th annual pinning ceremony on Aug. 3. Ten dental assisting students were presented with pins to signify their successful completion of the one-year diploma-level program. The graduates are Kelly Brabson Brown, Lans…
CHAPEL HILL— The North Carolina High School Athletic Association announced the eight-member group of the Hall of Fame Class of 2018. This year’s class is the 32nd class to join the illustrious Hall of Fame dedicated to honoring those who “have done the most for high school athletics in North…
WEST JEFFERSON — In preparation for the upcoming season, the Ashe County High School football team participated in three scrimmages from Aug. 8-10. Huskies head coach Brian Hampton praised his running game, offensive line and defensive front, noting needed improvement in the Ashe County secondary.
Week 11 Results
If critics of Confederate monuments truly want to accomplish their goal of removing such objects from the public square, I’m a good example of the kind of person they ought to be trying to persuade.
Is it any of Canada's business whether Saudi women have the right to drive?
With myriad road bicycling events during a High Country summer, Ashe County residents know how narrow and hectic the roads can become during this time of the year — last weekend’s Blue Ridge Brutal was an example. Even as finely run and executed as was that bike race — and a shout-out here t…
The Great American Read, a PBS series, is in the process of selecting America’s best-loved novel.