NEWS


Five phony bomb threats reported in less than two weeks

WEST JEFFERSON-A peaceful Ashe County Saturday afternoon was interrupted as first responders once more dealt with the threat of an explosive device at...

August 12th, 2017 |  


Lapse in insurance coverage could affect Todd Fire Department

Lapse in insurance coverage could affect Todd Fire Department

ASHE COUNTY-A lapse in insurance coverage by the Todd Volunteer Fire Department could affect fire protection services in the community.Ashe County Eme...

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


Second Friday Night Gallery Crawls Continue in Downtown West Jefferson

Second Friday Night Gallery Crawls Continue in Downtown West Jefferson

What could be better than an evening in the mountains where the weather is cool, the people are friendly and artistic talent is abundant? The second F...

August 10th, 2017 |  


A touch of color

A touch of color

(Photo submitted) Ashe County High School seniors took a break from their summer vacations this week to paint their new senior parking spaces at ACHS....

August 10th, 2017 |  


Highway patrol continues to investigate N.C. 16 crash

Highway patrol continues to investigate N.C. 16 crash

ASHE COUNTY-Charges are pending against a Jefferson woman, who was involved in a two-car collision on N.C. 16 in Crumpler last Friday.According to the...

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


Town of West Jefferson Board of Adjustment hearing

The Board of Adjustment for the Town of West Jefferson will hold a public hearing on Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 5:15 p.m. at West Jefferson Town Hal...

August 10th, 2017 |  


SPORTS


High Country Half Marathon Announces New Route for 2017 Race, Scheduled for Aug. 26

High Country Half Marathon Announces New Route for 2017 Race, Scheduled for Aug. 26

BOONE—The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Institute for Health and Human Services (IHHS) at Appalachian State University announced ...

August 20th, 2017 |  


Vikings outrun Huskies, 56-35

Vikings outrun Huskies, 56-35

NEWLAND — The McCollum brothers were just too much for the Ashe County Huskies on Friday night.Quarterback Van McCollum ran for 120 yards and th...

August 19th, 2017 |  


Huskies pound Mitchell, 9-0

Huskies pound Mitchell, 9-0

BAKERSVILLE — Ashe County was out of the gate quickly and the Mitchell Mountaineers never had a chance to get anything going on offense as the H...

August 18th, 2017 |  


Lady Huskies win season opener

Lady Huskies win season opener

WEST JEFFERSON — It was a good start to the 2017 season for the varsity volleyball team as they took down Avery County on Tuesday by a 3-2 score...

August 17th, 2017 |  


Mountain Aire holds slim lead in Twilight League

Mountain Aire holds slim lead in Twilight League

WEST JEFFERSON — With just two weeks of play left in the 2017 Twilight League regular season, the Mountain Aire team continues to hold a one-mat...

August 17th, 2017 |  


VIDEO: Along for the ride

VIDEO: Along for the ride

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August 17th, 2017 |  


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OPINION


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The Bible, religion and reproductive freedom

The Bible, religion and reproductive freedom

Why are religious conservatives so adamantly opposed to abortion and to freedom of choice for women? Few commentators have probed the pertinent religi...

August 18th, 2017 |  


Federal judges push NC lawmakers for new legislative maps sooner rather than later

Federal judges push NC lawmakers for new legislative maps sooner rather than later

The three federal judges could have just come right out and said it: The Republicans who rule the N.C. General Assembly have elevated foot-dragging to...

August 18th, 2017 |  


The scandalous special sessions that subvert our democracy

The scandalous special sessions that subvert our democracy

The General Assembly will convene a special session but most people in North Carolina, including the vast majority of the members of House and Senate,...

August 17th, 2017 |  


Some Ideas Have Hideous Consequences

Some Ideas Have Hideous Consequences

RALEIGH — In 1948, a 38-year-old North Carolinian and English professor at the University of Chicago coined a memorable phrase: “ideas hav...

August 16th, 2017 |  


Letter to the Editor: AMH’s Angels of Ashe

All my life I had been told to avoid Ashe Memorial Hospital. Anytime anyone in my family had a medical need, we have more often than not driven elsewh...

August 16th, 2017 |  


Trump’s #TransBan shows he has no idea what transgender people trying to enlist actually deal with

Trump’s #TransBan shows he has no idea what transgender people trying to enlist actually deal with

My name is Payton McGarry. If you recognize it, that’s because I’m a client in Lambda Legal and the ACLU’s lawsuit against North Car...

August 16th, 2017 |