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The following wreck reports have been released by the North Carolina Department of Public Safety in Ashe County.
BINA — The Bina Convenience Center at 244 McNeil Rd will be closed for paving Monday, Sept. 24 until Saturday, Sept. 29, according to the Ashe County Board of Commissioners' Clerk, Ann Clark.
WARRENSVILLE — Following the fire at LifeStore Bank on Tuesday, September 18, the two employees of the Warrensville branch were back at work on Thursday. One is working at the West Jefferson location, while the other is going to work in Jefferson. They wish to thank everyone for their concer…
WILKESBORO — Wilkes Community College awarded Golden LEAF Scholarships to 12 students — eight curriculum and four continuing education — during the summer 2018 semester.
Air Force Airman Tracy Poe, Jr. (Trey) graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. The airman completed an intensive eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare p…
Baby boy Novyn Lee Combs was born at Ashe Memorial Hospital Sept. 12 to parents Shelby Flinchum and Tony Combs of Lansing, and grandparents Sandra Swiney, Mike Pope, Ann and Tony Combs. Novyn weighed 6 pounds, 14.6 ounces at birth and was 19.5 inches long.
WEST JEFFERSON — The Ashe County High School Huskies soccer team (3-3-1) blew away the visiting Elkin Elks (1-8) in a 9-0 mercy-rule blowout on Sept. 12, moving to 2-0 in conference play this season. Whether or not the game would actually happen ended up being a touch-and-go decision until o…
WILKESBORO — At the Mountain Valley Athletic Conference Preview, the Ashe County Huskies cross country teams both came out on top over West Wilkes, Wilkes Central, Elkin, Starmount, North Wilkes, Alleghany and East Wilkes.
SPARTA – The Ashe County Huskies (6-2) continued their recent winning streak Thursday, Sept. 13, shutting out the Alleghany Trojans (0-7) 9-0.
Our diversity is our greatest strength.
While some county residents are yet dealing with the aftermath, now that Hurricane — a la Tropical Depression — Florence is largely in our rear view, what can be said?
Like all North Carolinians I am worrying about the flooding causing heart-rending damage throughout our state following Hurricane Florence.
So much of our reasoning about race is both emotional and faulty. In ordinary, as well as professional, conversation, we use terms such as discrimination, prejudice, racial preferences and racism interchangeably, as if they referred to the same behavior. We can avoid many pitfalls of misguid…