LANSING — Lansing School is for sale, and a local nonprofit hopes to revitalize the old ston…
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The following wreck reports have been released by the North Carolina Department of Public Safety in Ashe County.
JEFFERSON — Wesley S. Pennington, 23, of Lansing, was sentenced after accepting a plea deal from the Ashe County District Attorney's office in Ashe County District Court Thursday, Feb. 21.
JEFFERSON — Certified Public Accountant Priscilla Norris presented a clean, unmodified 2018 audit to the Ashe County Board of Commissioners, who also authorized the financing of a garbage truck and track loader for Ashe County Environmental Services during their meeting at 9 a.m. Monday, Feb. 18.
JEFFERSON — Considering the recent history of turnover at the office of Ashe County Sheriff, the county board of commissioners discussed changing how vacancies are filled during its Feb. 18 meeting.
WILKESBORO — The Wilkes Community College 27th Annual Volunteer Recognition Reception will be held March 7 at the Walker Center on the Wilkes Campus.
JEFFERSON — At their second consecutive visit to an Ashe County Board of Commissioners meeting Monday, Feb. 18, Ashe County Public Library presented three bookmobile funding options to the board, who put off making a decision until it is time to set the 2019-2020 budget.
SPARTA — The Ashe County girls basketball team lost in heartbreaking fashion in the first round of the Mountain Valley Athletic Conference Tournament, as the Alleghany Trojans mounted a late comeback to take down the Huskies 62-59 in overtime Friday, Feb. 15.
GREENSBORO — For the second straight year, Ashe County senior Zachariah Bare took home the NCHSAA 2A State Championship trophy for first place in the 220-pound weight class.
WEST JEFFERSON — It was a Senior Night stomp for the Ashe County Huskies girls basketball team (13-10) Tuesday, Feb. 12, as they swept away visiting East Wilkes Cardinals (6-16) in a 62-39 cap of their regular season. After the game, guards Sam Woods and Abby Sullivan and forward Emma Shephe…
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