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The Fall Crawl is here! The last crawl of the season will feature galleries, shops and studios all decked out in their fall finery on Friday, Oct. 11, from 5 to 8 p.m. Sponsored by the Ashe County Arts Council the Gallery Crawl showcases and promotes the varied artistic talents in Downtown W…

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GATLINBURG, TENN. — Saturday, Sept. 21, proved to be another highlight for young singer-songwriter, and Ashe County native, Taylon Hope, as she picked up yet another Josie Award for her mantle. The Josie Music Awards, which has been held yearly since 2015, is the largest independent artist a…

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LANSING — Lansing’s Music in the Barn series continued Saturday, Sept. 28, with a performance from Rock Bottom in the Lansing Creeper Trail Park. The event featured food, fun and old-fashioned bluegrass music.

Brian Borelle, 55 of West Jefferson, N.C., died Wednesday, Oct…

Eddie Joe Mash, 64, of Fox Run Lane, West Jefferson, N.C., pas…

Linda Kay Tedder, 66, of Warrensville, N.C., died Saturday, Oc…

Clinton Lewis, “Lou” to his friends, was born in the mountains…

If you need an accurate update on some of the madness at the nation’s institutions of higher learning, check out Minding the Campus, a nonprofit independent organization. John Leo, its editor in chief, says that the organization’s prime mission is dedicated to the revival of intellectual plu…