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Amanda Kay McNeil, 43, of Mulberry, N.C., passed away Thursday…

Fairley Ray Davis, 70, of Lansing, N.C., died Tuesday, August …

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…