Gov. Roy Cooper will visit two communities in the High Country Friday, June 28, to discuss l…
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GLENDALE SPRINGS — The Ashe County Chamber of Commerce held its monthly Member Blast at Glendale Springs Inn and Restaurant on Thursday, June 20, raising $170 for its high school scholarship fund.
WEST JEFFERSON — Ashe County Public Library has introduced a new program to help promote creativity and invites those of all ages to join its chess club.
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WEST JEFFERSON — Matthew and Gunnar Nelson, most well known for their pop-rock band NELSON from the 1990s, is set to perform “Ricky Nelson Remembered” in honor of their father at Saloon Studios Live on Saturday, July 13, at 6 p.m.
WILKESBORO — Wilkes Community College congratulated graduates of the Nurse Aide I program on Thursday, June 20, taught by instructor Sonya Jordan.
WEST JEFFERSON — After seven months of waiting, the Ashe County Huskies boys soccer team finally has a head coach in Paul Winterton. Winterton is also serving as the head coach of the girls’ team.
RURAL RETREAT, Va. — Shaun Robinson of West Jefferson placed fifth overall in the Kids Gold Rush race on Saturday, June 15, at Wythe Raceway.
WEST JEFFERSON — The 4th Annual Mountain Madness Hoops Camp was held from June 11-13 at Ashe County High School. Under the direction of Huskies boy’s basketball head coach Nathan Colvard, Huskies past and present taught the ins and outs of basketball to local boys from rising third graders t…
“Apologize for what? Cory should apologize. He knows better. There’s not a racist bone in my body.”
When Sgt. Dillon Christopher Baldridge was killed June 10, 2017, at the age of 22 in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel in Afghanistan, a large part of the High Country died with him.
Last week, U.S. Sen. Richard Burr wrote a newspaper column criticizing the Eastern Band of the Cherokee for opposing the South Carolina-based Catawba Tribe’s efforts to acquire land near Kings Mountain to build a casino. Burr also criticized the Cherokees for lobbying against full recognitio…
Several Democratic presidential hopefuls are calling for Americans to make reparations for slavery. On June 19, the House judiciary subcommittee on the constitution, civil rights and civil liberties held a hearing. Its stated purpose was “to examine, through open and constructive discourse, …