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WILKESBORO — MerleFest announces the next round of artist additions for MerleFest 2020, which will be held April 23-26. John Prine, Billy Strings, Colin Hay, Kelsey Waldon and Gangstagrass will join in the annual homecoming of musicians and music fans on the campus of Wilkes Community Colleg…

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Choral music is alive and well in our schools and the Ashe County Choral Festival will showcase the talent of our young people. The Ashe County Arts Council and the Ashe County Schools are pleased to sponsor a Ashe County Choral Festival holiday concert on Thursday, Dec. 12, at 7 p.m. at the…

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WEST JEFFERSON — The Ashe County Arts Council’s Gallery Crawl returned Friday, Dec. 6 for a special Holiday Crawl. The crawl saw 10 galleries in West Jefferson open their doors to art enthusiasts from 5-7 p.m. The crawl was the last until the event series returns in June, 2020.

r. Toy Noah Campbell, Jr., 87, of Jefferson, N.C., passed away…

Myrtle Bean Black grew up in a small town in North Carolina, a…