NEWS


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Police Chief: Drugs, syringes on the rise

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. |  


Fire officials urge caution in preventing disaster

ASHE COUNTY-The Appalachian Resource Conservation & Development (RC&D) Fire Adapted Communities Coalition is a group of six RC&D non-profi...

September 13th, 2017 |  


Ashe County Wreck Report Sept. 1-10

Ashe County Wreck Report Sept. 1-10

ASHE COUNTY — The following accidents that occurred between Aug. 31 and Sept. 10 were reported by the North Carolina Highway Patrol and are cons...

September 13th, 2017 |  


Beer fest coming to West Jefferson

WEST JEFFERSON-A town once known for its teetotalism views will be the future site of a downtown beer festival.During Monday’s West Jefferson Bo...

September 11th, 2017 updated: September 11th, 2017. |  


Ashe County Restaurant Grades

The following is a compilation of the most recent grades and notable violations of Ashe County restaurants and establishments. This information is pro...

September 10th, 2017 updated: September 10th, 2017. |  


SPORTS


11:55 pm |    
ACMS golfers place second
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 |  


Mountaineer defense saves the day

Mountaineer defense saves the day

SAN MARCOS, Texas — Appalachian State struggled to score in the first half. It needed a last-second defensive stand to survive.With quarterback ...

September 16th, 2017 |  


Lady Huskies run win streak to five

Lady Huskies run win streak to five

SPARTA — Ashe County kept its winning streak rolling with two conference victories last week. The Lady Huskies have now won five straight matche...

September 16th, 2017 |  


Golfers take second in conference opener

Golfers take second in conference opener

WEST JEFFERSON — The weather has not been very kind to the women’s golf team, but even with limited practice time and match cancellations,...

September 15th, 2017 |  


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OPINION


10:32 am |    
On Reform, Quicken the Pace
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 |  


Internet deserts persist

Internet deserts persist

Shortly after online dating appeared, a cartoon poked fun at the anonymity they afforded. The caption, “On the Internet no one knows you’r...

September 15th, 2017 |  


Process at the General Assembly sinks to a new and remarkable low

Process at the General Assembly sinks to a new and remarkable low

The notion that elected officials often debate and even enact new laws based on a faulty understanding of what they are discussing and/or voting on is...

September 14th, 2017 |