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SPARTA — Friends, former coworkers and fellow mountain musicians will miss the melodious mus…

Mrs. Glenda Ann Allen, 81, of Creston, N.C., passed away Tuesd…

James Leet Vannoy, 92, of Austinville, VA died peacefully Tues…

Johnny Dale Denny, 64, of Warrensville, N.C., went to his Heav…

When it comes to delivering nearly 2,500 miles of shoebox gifts around the world — that’s more than 10.6 million laid end-to-end — the Boone-based Christian relief organization Samaritan’s Purse rivals even the mantra of our professional postal workers. After all, rain, sleet and snow take t…