NEWS


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A new queen is crowned

West Jefferson man faces traffic citation in fatal recliner accident

FORSYTH COUNTY-A West Jefferson man, who allegedly left the scene of a fatal car accident in Forsyth County earlier this summer, is facing a minor tra...

September 19th, 2017 |  


Litter-box bandit receives life sentence in meth case

IREDELL COUNTY-A Statesville man, who once trafficked meth in Ashe County, was recently sentenced to life in a federal prison.According to a press rel...

September 19th, 2017 |  


Poverty continues to cast shadow

JEFFERSON-Ashe County recently joined more than a million people statewide in the fight to end poverty.Despite national improvements, more than 1.5 mi...

September 18th, 2017 |  


Elimination of DACA could hurt Ashe County’s economy

JEFFERSON-President Trump’s intent to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program has caught the ire of at least one justice advocacy...

September 16th, 2017 |  


Ashe County Arrest Report Sept. 8-15

Ashe County Arrest Report Sept. 8-15

ASHE COUNTY — The following individuals were arrested and booked in the Ashe County Detention Center Friday, Sept. 8 through Sept., 15. The info...

September 15th, 2017 |  


Can you hear me now?

ASHE COUNTY-America’s largest and most reliable network is shrinking, at least for some local customers.On Monday, several Ashe County Verizon c...

September 13th, 2017 updated: September 13th, 2017. |  


SPORTS


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Ashe picks up first win
Wilkes Central tops Lady Huskies, 3-1

Wilkes Central tops Lady Huskies, 3-1

WILKESBORO — Volleyball season is nearing the halfway point, and for the Lady Huskies, they certainly hope the final half of the regular season ...

September 21st, 2017 |  


ACMS golfers place second

ACMS golfers place second

MOUNT AIRY — The Ashe County Middle School Bulldog golfers opened their season with a second place finish on Tuesday.Grayson Watson had the best...

September 20th, 2017 |  


Huskies host Alleghany in MVAC opener

Huskies host Alleghany in MVAC opener

WEST JEFFERSON — Games start to count for just a little bit more now for the eight teams in the Mountain Valley Athletic Conference.Ashe County ...

September 20th, 2017 |  


Ashe runs strong in first home meet

Ashe runs strong in first home meet

WEST JEFFERSON — The first home meet of the season was a great one for both the men’s and women’s cross country teams.Ashe County fi...

September 20th, 2017 |  


Bulldogs fall to Alleghany, Central Wilkes

Bulldogs fall to Alleghany, Central Wilkes

WARRENSVILLE — The Ashe County Middle School Bulldogs dropped their first two conference games of the season.First up, the Bulldogs took on Alle...

September 19th, 2017 |  


Twilight League playoff update

Twilight League playoff update

WEST JEFFERSON — The regular season champion will not repeat as tournament champion for the 2017 Twilight League season.The Mountain Aire team w...

September 19th, 2017 |  


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OPINION


On Reform, Quicken the Pace

On Reform, Quicken the Pace

RALEIGH — The annual testing data and report cards for North Carolina’s public schools are out. Here are the headlines. Achievement rose i...

September 21st, 2017 |  


Once more, NC lawmakers reject chance to create fair maps

Once more, NC lawmakers reject chance to create fair maps

This month, North Carolina lawmakers had a golden opportunity to adopt fair, nonpartisan standards for drawing new legislative voting districts. Inste...

September 20th, 2017 |  


Shortage of basic school supplies demonstrates legislature’s failure to invest

Shortage of basic school supplies demonstrates legislature’s failure to invest

It’s an exciting time of year for students, parents, and educators, alike, as everyone considers the vast potential for the year ahead. Undoubte...

September 20th, 2017 |  


Matthew recovery is state’s problem now

Matthew recovery is state’s problem now

While the nation focuses on Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Harvey, North Carolina still doesn’t have the money it needs to rebuild from Hurricane ...

September 19th, 2017 |  


Standing strong for public schools is best school choice

Standing strong for public schools is best school choice

The sounds of a new school year reverberate around the state—school bells signal the start of class, hall lockers slam, school bus stop arms cre...

September 18th, 2017 |  


Four Dates Carolinians Should Know

Four Dates Carolinians Should Know

RALEIGH — Now that North Carolinians can put “First in Freedom” on their license plates, again, it’s worth taking a moment to ...

September 18th, 2017 |