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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…

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…