Additional COVID-19 Deaths In Ashe, Avery

Avery County Health Department, a part of Toe River Health District, was notified Tuesday of two COVID-19 associated deaths.

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Tuesday's WATA Afternoon Sports Headlines....

Listen to WATA's afternoon sports headlines on GBR....

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Pet Patrol


Pippa: 12wks old, about 8lbs Last seen on November 1st, 2020 about 1/2 mile past Bethel Rd along 321N heading toward Tennessee. Spooked and slipped out of her collar and ran into the woods at dusk. She is a merle Frenchton (French bulldog/Boston terrier mix) If found, please call Kim Rowland: (828) 719-8237

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Community and Business

Ashe Memorial Hospital Implements AI Stroke Triage Software

Ashe Memorial Hospital recently partnered with, an artificial intelligence tool, to bring the first Food and Drug Administration approved computer-aided triage system to northwest North Carolina.

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Obituaries(Funeral Homes)

Glen South

Glen South, age 87, of West Jefferson passed away Tuesday morning, November 24, 2020 at Ashe Memorial Hospital.

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