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WARRENSVILLE — Following the fire at LifeStore Bank on Tuesday, September 18, the two employees of the Warrensville branch were back at work on Thursday. One is working at the West Jefferson location, while the other is going to work in Jefferson. They wish to thank everyone for their concer…

Air Force Airman Tracy Poe, Jr. (Trey) graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. The airman completed an intensive eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare p…

Baby boy Novyn Lee Combs was born at Ashe Memorial Hospital Sept. 12 to parents Shelby Flinchum and Tony Combs of Lansing, and grandparents Sandra Swiney, Mike Pope, Ann and Tony Combs. Novyn weighed 6 pounds, 14.6 ounces at birth and was 19.5 inches long.

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…