ASHE COUNTY — Unofficial midterm election results are in, and more than 61 percent of the re…
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The following wreck reports have been released by the North Carolina Department of Public Safety in Ashe County.
WEST JEFFERSON — A woman was airlifted to Johnson City Medical Center on Tuesday, Nov. 6 after a two-car collision on N.C. Highway 16, near Zaloo’s Canoes.
WEST JEFFERSON — The West Jefferson Board of Aldermen voted 4-0 in favor of dissolving the West Jefferson Board of Adjustments at its monthly meeting Monday, Nov. 5.
“Pound those stakes in deep so it doesn’t get away” my neighbor called out as he walked by, I was planting a tree in a windy spot adding stakes for stability. I didn’t want to ruin his joke and explain that actually plants do move, quite a lot it turns out.
WILKESBORO — Preparation, relevance and improvement were the themes weaving through conversations during Wilkes Community College’s Program Advisory Committees kickoff event on Wednesday, Oct. 23, at the Walker Center on the Wilkes Campus. Advisory committee members and WCC faculty, staff an…
WILKESBORO — Twenty-Four Wilkes Community College health sciences students are being honored as recipients of the Gertrude Elliott Health Sciences Scholarship for the 2018-2019 school year. The scholarship is open to all health sciences students.
BOONVILLE — The Ashe County JV football team fell to the Starmount Rams 28-6 in the last game of the season Thursday, Nov. 1.
The Ashe County High School Huskies soccer team (13-10-1) lost its final game before the state playoffs on Monday, Oct. 29, in a neutral site 3-1 loss to the Wilkes Central Eagles (15-4-3). Played on Watauga High School’s football field in Boone, the game was scheduled after the Huskies and …
WEST JEFFERSON — The Ashe County High School Huskies football (9-2) team took home its first ever Mountain Valley Athletic Conference title on Friday, Nov. 2, after a 37-13 win over the Starmount Rams (5-6). The Huskies had previously been co-champions of the conference four times.
Saturday, Oct. 27, in Pittsburgh, a Sabbath celebration at the Tree of Life synagogue became the site of the largest mass murder of Jews in U.S. history. Eleven worshippers were killed by a racist gunman.
With Tuesday’s elections following what seemed to be a longer-than-usual, and certainly more-divisive-than-usual political season, the winners are clear — and we’re not talking about only the candidates.
Can’t you say anything good about President Donald Trump?
In describing the GOP tax cuts, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said that they and bonuses American workers were getting were “crumbs.” They were “tax cuts for the rich.” Some argued that the tax cuts would reduce revenues. Pelosi predicted, “This thing will explode the deficit.” How abou…