Throughout the final months of 2017, the Ashe Schools of Home Education (A.S.H.E.) Beta Club…
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WEST JEFFERSON — After a year of retirement that saw the office of Ashe County Sheriff under heavy scrutiny from the local and state level, Democrat Bucky Absher has officially announced that he is running for sheriff in the 2018 election.
Two of Ashe County’s own have appeared in court in recent weeks. Joseph I. Brooks and Robert E. Testerman both saw their cases continued to later in the year.
During its Jan. 16 meeting, the Ashe County Board of Commissioners approved a public hearing for the approval of $12,000 in financial assistance to be provided o the Upper Mountain Research Station for a project related to growing Fraser Fir seedings. The funds will come from the county’s ec…
HICKORY – Lenoir-Rhyne University’s Visiting Writers Series will present Poet Laureate of Alabama, Jennifer Horne, on Thursday, Jan. 18 from 7-8 p.m. in Belk Centrum.
The Ashe County Arts Council turns 40 this year — a significant milestone birthday for all of us. Going stronger and better than ever, the council continues to bring music, art and much more to the citizens of Ashe County.
WEST JEFFERSON — The Ashe County Arts Council held a Martin Luther King Day Celebration at the Ashe Arts Center in downtown West Jefferson Monday, Jan. 15.
Ashe County is full of small businesses, and it’s approaching that time of year where one local business will be recognized as the Small Business of the Year.
MILLERS CREEK — The West Wilkes Blackhawks (5-11, 5-2) edged out the shorthanded Huskies (5-10, 4-3) 56-45, Friday, Jan. 12. The Huskies were without starting big man Jarod Carlton due to an illness.
MILLERS CREEK — The Ashe County girls (7-8, 4-3) got a much needed conference win against 2A conference foe West Wilkes (6-10, 2-5) on Friday, Jan. 12. The Huskies used a 15-1 run spanning the third and fourth quarters to secure the 59-52 come-from-behind win.
President Donald Trump’s claims about voter fraud are preposterous. No credible evidence suggests that millions of people cast illegal ballots, or that candidates who outpoll rivals by several percentage points can accomplish that by fraud under modern election administration.
After a year in which he tested a hydrogen bomb and an ICBM, threatened to destroy the United States, and called President Trump “a dotard,” Kim Jong Un, at the gracious invitation of the president of South Korea, will be sending a skating team to the “Peace Olympics.”
Snow storms. Flooding. Fires. Earthquakes. Such disasters, man-made and natural, have a singular commonality — they demand a response.
I applaud the GOP for working with the Democrats to find a bipartisan plan for immigration. It is now imperative that that plan be passed in both houses of Congress and, as needed, over a presidential veto.