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North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Ashe County Center, Ashe County Parks and Recreation and the County of Ashe will once again be providing a location for home Christmas tree disposal. Christmas trees will be accepted Dec. 26 through Jan. 10, 2020 in the parking lot across from Ashe Park …

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WILKESBORO — MerleFest announces the next round of artist additions for MerleFest 2020, which will be held April 23-26. John Prine, Billy Strings, Colin Hay, Kelsey Waldon and Gangstagrass will join in the annual homecoming of musicians and music fans on the campus of Wilkes Community Colleg…

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Choral music is alive and well in our schools and the Ashe County Choral Festival will showcase the talent of our young people. The Ashe County Arts Council and the Ashe County Schools are pleased to sponsor a Ashe County Choral Festival holiday concert on Thursday, Dec. 12, at 7 p.m. at the…

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WEST JEFFERSON — The Ashe County Arts Council’s Gallery Crawl returned Friday, Dec. 6 for a special Holiday Crawl. The crawl saw 10 galleries in West Jefferson open their doors to art enthusiasts from 5-7 p.m. The crawl was the last until the event series returns in June, 2020.

David Allen Kiser, 76, formerly of West Jefferson, N.C., passe…

r. Toy Noah Campbell, Jr., 87, of Jefferson, N.C., passed away…

Myrtle Bean Black grew up in a small town in North Carolina, a…