JEFFERSON — During the years, Ashe County’s homeless population has continued to grow, and o…
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JEFFERSON — Ashe Memorial Hospital is gathering materials and resources for Pender Memorial Hospital following Hurricane Florence, to be collected at the State Employees Credit Union Parking lot in West Jefferson, beginning Friday, Sept. 21 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
JEFFERSON — Representatives from Wilkes Community College met with the Ashe County Board of Commissioners to provide an update on the approved new facility on the Ashe Campus of WCC Wednesday, Sept. 12.
Blue Ridge Energy line technicians achieved full power restoration the afternoon of Monday, Sept. 17, after reaching the final damaged locations through flooded areas of Ashe County, according to energy cooperative representative Renee Whitener. Crews responded 24/7 over the weekend to resto…
Mission Home Baptist Church, located at 480 Railroad Grade Road in Fleetwood, will be having Homecoming on Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 23.
WILKESBORO — The annual Walker Center Volunteer Breakfast took place on Tuesday, Sept. 11, to honor those who help with the season shows and school events program. The School Events program is celebrating its 34th year, and the Walker Center Season Shows is celebrating its 35th season. The W…
JEFFERSON — In the 1800s, Ashe County had the most modern, and the largest, copper mine in America.
WEST JEFFERSON — The Ashe County High School Huskies soccer team (3-3-1) blew away the visiting Elkin Elks (1-8) in a 9-0 mercy-rule blowout on Sept. 12, moving to 2-0 in conference play this season. Whether or not the game would actually happen ended up being a touch-and-go decision until o…
WILKESBORO — At the Mountain Valley Athletic Conference Preview, the Ashe County Huskies cross country teams both came out on top over West Wilkes, Wilkes Central, Elkin, Starmount, North Wilkes, Alleghany and East Wilkes.
SPARTA – The Ashe County Huskies (6-2) continued their recent winning streak Thursday, Sept. 13, shutting out the Alleghany Trojans (0-7) 9-0.
Our diversity is our greatest strength.
While some county residents are yet dealing with the aftermath, now that Hurricane — a la Tropical Depression — Florence is largely in our rear view, what can be said?
Like all North Carolinians I am worrying about the flooding causing heart-rending damage throughout our state following Hurricane Florence.
So much of our reasoning about race is both emotional and faulty. In ordinary, as well as professional, conversation, we use terms such as discrimination, prejudice, racial preferences and racism interchangeably, as if they referred to the same behavior. We can avoid many pitfalls of misguid…