RALEIGH — North Carolina's COVID-19 confirmed case count rose to 27,793 as of 5 p.m. Saturday, May 30, according to the Raleigh News & Observer. The newspaper reported that 929 people have died from the virus statewide. Read more
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- Over 27,000 positive cases of Covid-19 in NC, more than 900 dead
- Over 25,000 positive cases of Covid-19 in NC, over 700 currently hospitalized with virus
- Project Graduation prize and scholarship giveaway to air on May 29, livestream option also available
- AppHealthCare reports first death related to COVID-19 in Ashe County
- As state continues to reopen, Ashe numbers still in double digits
- Ashe COVID-19 numbers increase linked to local farm, meat processing plant
- ACHS sets tentative date for traditional graduation ceremony, Junior Marshals announced
- Local restaurants begin offering dine-in services, hair salons re-opening as state moves forward with Phase 2
- DHHS: 21,618 confirmed positive cases of Covid-19 in NC, nearly 800 deaths reported statewide
- Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project announces Appalachian Farms Feeding Families
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RALEIGH — North Carolina's COVID-19 confirmed case count rose to 27,793 as of 5 p.m. Saturday, May 30, according to the Raleigh News & Observer. The newspaper reported that 929 people have died from the virus statewide.
GREENVILLE, S.C. — U.S. Marshals are on the hunt for a man accused of murder in Greenville, S.C, believing him to be in the mountains of South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky or Virginia.
RALEIGH — North Carolina's COVID-19 confirmed case count rose to 25,526 as of 4 p.m. Thursday, May 28, according to the Raleigh News & Observer. The newspaper reported that 859 people have died from the virus statewide.
The first chapter of the book of Acts gives us all strength and encouragement. Luke writes about what the Apostles did after Christ’s return to heaven. He tells of Jesus’ final instructions to His people.
WEST JEFFERSON — Ashe County Public Library will begin its Summer Learning Program on June 15 and the program will run through Aug. 1. This year’s theme is “Imagine Your Story.”
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. — Carson-Newman University recently released its Dean’s List for the spring 2020 semester on May 20. The University awards Dean’s List honors to students earning a grade point average of 3.5 or higher while taking 12 or more credit hours in a given semester.
WEST JEFFERSON — What should have been a traditional night full of honors, awards and celebration of Ashe County Huskies Athletics, the 2020 Spring Sports Awards were held Tuesday, May 19. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the shuttering of Ashe County High School, the awards did no…
WEST JEFFERSON — Ashe County High School held a ‘Be The Light’ event Thursday, May 14, where visitors could drive through the campus and celebrate the Class of 2020. As people drove through the campus, signs with each senior lined the road. The event especially celebrated athletes who are gr…
CHAPEL HILL — The North Carolina High School Athletic Association announced Wednesday, May 6, the Ashe County Huskies women’s basketball team had the second-highest team GPA in the state in their sport.
Everyone knows that coloring is a relaxing pastime. The Arts Council invites you to take a few relaxing moments to #colorashecounty. One of our downtown West Jefferson murals, “Unity in Diversity,” was made into a coloring page for you to enjoy.
WILKESBORO— From its first incarnation in 1993, MerleFest’s annual Chris Austin Songwriting Competition has seen the likes of Gillian Welch, Tift Merritt, and Martha Scanlan rise to the top of an always competitive field of up-and-coming songwriters.
In light of the ever-evolving situation regarding the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) virus, the Ashe County Arts Council has decided to cancel or postpone upcoming programs and events through May 9. The Ashe Arts Center will be closed to the public at this time and will re-open as soon as reco…
Having fun and raising funds is the idea behind the Feast for the Arts sponsored by the Ashe County Arts Council. The Arts Council is looking for interested folks to host dinners as part of the fundraiser. This year the Feast of the Arts is on Saturday, June 13. Dinners may be held before th…
During the month of April alone, North Carolina lost 572,000 jobs, or 12.5% of the state’s total employment. That’s a higher rate of job loss than any of our neighbors experienced. Among the 12 Southeastern states, only Kentucky and West Virginia fared worse.
North Carolina has an open meetings law guaranteeing that the public have access to the transparent workings of our public bodies — elected or appointed authorities, boards, commissions, councils, school administrative units and public corporations, among those.
A decade ago, in the aftermath of the Great Recession, business analysts and policymakers thought they saw a turn toward a new urbanism. Downtown lofts and dense developments were the vogue. There was an uptick in transit use. Old-style suburbs and market-bubble exurbs were supposedly yester…
We will never be able to social-distance COVID-19 out of existence — the attempt to do so is neither practical nor possible.