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WEST JEFFERSON — Grammy-award-winning bluegrass musician Ralph Stanley II performed with the Clinch Mountain Boys at the Ashe Civic Center Saturday, Jan. 19. The band's self-titled album has regularly appeared in the top 15 of the Billboard Bluegrass Album Chart since its 2017 release.

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The Salvation message includes justification by faith, yet it does not exclude nor limit the Atonement/forgiveness of sins through Christ Jesus. Paul explains in Romans chapter four what Abraham’s faith was, “And therefore it was imputed to him for righteousness. Now it was not written for h…

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WEST JEFFERSON — Grammy-award-winning bluegrass musician Ralph Stanley II performs with the Clinch Mountain Boys at the Ashe Civic Center Saturday, Jan. 19. The band’s self-titled album has regularly appeared in the Top 15 of the Billboard Bluegrass Album Chart since its 2017 release. From l…

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Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute, which has campuses in Hudson and Boone, has released its president’s, dean’s and honor lists for the fall 2018 semester.

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Milligan College named Grayson R. Fleming to the academic dean’s list for the fall 2018 semester. A nursing major from Mooresville, Fleming is the daughter of Jason and Tina Fleming, the granddaughter of Dickie and Alice Fleming of Mooresville and the granddaughter of Boyd and Sue Stewart of…

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Phlebotomy program graduates Andrea Hamm, Merie Rector, Rebecca Matherly and Kimberly Vanover were recently celebrated at the Ashe Campus of Wilkes Community College. The graduates were taught by instructor Terri Bounds.

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WEST JEFFERSON — The Ashe County Arts Council will sponsor a community celebration in honor of Martin Luther King Day Monday, Jan. 21, at 7 p.m. at the Ashe Arts Center in West Jefferson.

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WEST JEFFERSON — The sounds of bluegrass will fill the stage at the Ashe Civic Center Saturday, Jan. 19 at 7:30 p.m. with Ralph Stanley II and the Clinch Mountain Boys. Sponsored by the Ashe County Arts Council, this concert kicks off the 2019 season at the Ashe Civic Center.

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It’s hard to love most dahlias because they can be a gardening pain in the neck. Native to the Mexican highlands, dahlias need warm days and cool nights, something most of North Carolina cannot provide during the long, hot, and humid months. Theoretically they adore the mountain summers — bu…

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WEST JEFFERSON — 10-year-old Chloe Henson mailed a check last week to a school in Pender County to help get the students new carpets. The check is worth $1,000 and it comes from Henson’s “Little Trees,” a home-grown business that has blossomed around Ashe County.

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From left, Alyssa Denny, Kayra Osborne, Shelby Mayer, Donna Harless, Christian Aikens and Leah Edwards recently graduated the Nurse Aide I program at the Ashe Campus of Wilkes Community College. The graduates were taught by instructor Shirlene Widner.

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WILKESBORO — Wilkes Community College's Certified Online Instructors who met certification requirements during the fall 2018 semester include Amanda Wiles, Criminal Justice; Erica Harper, Human Services and Medical Assisting; Jeremy Craft, Biology; Laura Shumate, English; and Matt Baldwin, B…

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WEST JEFFERSON — The Ashe County Arts Council welcomed its newest exhibit to the Arts Center Wednesday, Jan. 9. The exhibit, “Colorblind,” celebrates diversity and the ever-changing face of the world we live in.

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JEFFERSON — Ashe County’s two state park properties attracted more than 345,000 visitors in 2018, according to Superintendent Joseph Shimel. New River State Park and Mount Jefferson State Natural Area staff are preparing for more visitors in 2019 as they expand scenic and recreational opport…

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Since snow is on everyone’s mind, this might be an appropriate time to explore its usage in the Bible. We find snow in the Bible 24 times with three times describing the white appearance of leprosy (Ex 4:6; Num 12:10; and 2 Ki 5:27). II Samuel 23:20 describes how Benaiah, the son of Johoiada…

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For the fourth consecutive year, Tractor Supply Company and FFA are partnering for the Grants for Growing campaign, a competitive grant program that provides funding to FFA chapters across the country for the development or improvement of a proposed agricultural project. The application peri…

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JEFFERSON — With the first semester of the 2018-19 school year extended in December after ACS missed double-digit days due to weather, Ashe County Superintendent Phyllis Yates and Ashe County Schools are working to transition into the second semester

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JEFFERSON — Ashe County Schools began planning for the 2019-20 school budget, with Finance Officer Amanda Coldiron presenting the budget calendar at the Ashe County Board of Education’s Jan. 7 meeting.

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WEST JEFFERSON — The second annual Stomp & Brew event will be bigger than the 2018 edition, after the West Jefferson Board of Aldermen unanimously approved an expansion for the planned event later this year.

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Recently I read a charming book that made me reflect upon my garden — never a bad thing to do when winter has descended, putting the garden to sleep. Penelope Lively, an English gardener, has written “Life in the Garden,” a book I recommend to all those who love to garden.

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The Wilkes Community College Small Business Center has a variety of seminars scheduled for January that support the development of new businesses and the growth of existing businesses. These seminars are offered at no charge to participants unless otherwise noted; however, attendees must pre…

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Ashe Early College invites parents and students of rising ninth and 10th grades to attend a parent meeting about the early college. The meeting will be in the auditorium of Westwood Elementary at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13.

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JEFFERSON — In the early part of the 20th century, the Virginia Creeper was a primary attraction in Ashe County, and now it is the main attraction at the Museum of Ashe County History.

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A Crumpler tree fell Sunday after being uprooted by high winds Saturday, Jan. 5. The NWS issued a wind advisory Saturday, expecting gusts as high as 55 mph.

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Mason Calhoun (left) with Parker Tie owner Rick Woodie (right). Calhoun was selected by Walter Pugh as CTE Student of the month for December 2018. Calhoun is currently in Carpentry 1 and plans to pursue classes with WCC.

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Jesus stated that, “If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.” (Luke 14:26, KJV). But wait, are we not to honor our parents, and love our neighbor as ourselves? Isn’t th…

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On Dec. 18, 2018, the rose world lost a giant, a rosarian who changed the rose world. In a century dominated by the extreme hybridization of hybrid tea roses, David Austin fell in love with old garden roses, those roses that existed before 1867.

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Of the more than 200 times that “walk” is found in the Scriptures, less than two dozen of them refer to actually walking around. The majority of the time, “walk” is used symbolically for our upright relationship in heart with God — walking before God.

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SALISBURY — Despite pouring rain, local veterans from Marine Corps League High Country Detachment #1389 drove to Rowan County, joining other veterans for National Wreaths Across America Day, honoring the memory of soldiers buried at Salisbury National Cemetery Saturday, Dec. 15.

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The Ashe County Arts Council will sponsor the Coffee House Live! Saturday, Jan. 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the Hensley Hall of the West Jefferson Methodist Church in West Jefferson. The featured performers will include old time musicians Wayne Henderson, Helen White and Herb Key, acoustic music group…

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JEFFERSON — Ashe Memorial Hospital delivered baby girl Eleanor Rynn Greene to parents Patricia Rios and Michael Greene of Jefferson Dec. 20.

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Lifelong Learning is one of the library’s service priorities, and this isn’t just a lifetime supply of books to read. There are many other things going on at the library to spark an interest and become involved in. The best thing is that, library programs are free. As the year begins, there …

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The following students were nominated for the Blue Ridge Elementary School ‘Leader in Me’ breakfast: William Allen, Tina Arnold, David Bauguess, Jonah Bennett, David Blevins, Shay Blevins, Bethany Brewer, Aaliyah Brown, Autumn Carpenter, Avery Cole, Ben Dougherty, Hailey Eastridge, Hunter El…

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New River Soil & Water Conservation District Education Coordinator Jessica Hodgson visits Ms. Lauer’s art students at Blue Ridge Elementary School to teach them about the living soil, made up of rocks, water, air, plants, animals and decaying organic materials. In the month of December, …

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