Brock Far of Andrews belts out a song during a recent rehearsal for Music Express. Photo by BEN KATZ
Ferncrest Winery grows three different kinds of grapes: Chardonel, Vidal Blanc and the native Norton. Photo by BEN KATZ
Tyler  Richards pressure washes grease, oils and dirt off of the runway at Western Carolina Regional Airport near Andrews. Photo by BEN KATZ
Andrews’ Morgan Mashburn (right) and Colton Weaver come to Andrews High School daily to rehab after difficult injuries. Photo by BEN KATZ
A home in Red Marble was severely damaged by a large fire Monday morning. Photo by Kelsey Richardson
Steph Carver of Marble twines her way to a custom rug. Photo by Ben Katz

News Stories

    Despite being an active presence in Andrews for 27 years, the Andrews Veterans of Foreign Wars’ bingo night will see the end of its legacy this weekend.

Brock Far of Andrews belts out a song during a recent rehearsal for Music Express. Photo by BEN KATZ

   When most people enter into middle age, they’re either paying for their kid’s college or dreaming about retirement – not starting a rock ’n’ roll band.

Ferncrest Winery grows three different kinds of grapes: Chardonel, Vidal Blanc and the native Norton. Photo by BEN KATZ

    FernCrest Winery in Andrews took home one gold and two silver medals during the International Wine Competition at the 2016 Asheville Food & Wine Festival.

Sports

Andrews’ Morgan Mashburn (right) and Colton Weaver come to Andrews High School daily to rehab after difficult injuries. Photo by BEN KATZ

    Being a multi-sport athlete has its shares of ups and downs. But playing four sports a year can definitely take its toll.

   When examining the cross-country program at Andrews High School, one immediately notices the lack of depth. The Wildcats’ stable of runners sits at five.

    Andrews’ new football coach is not going to get drawn into any wars of words with Murphy coach David Gentry before he has coached his first practice.

Obituaries

    Roy W. Langner Jr., 63, of Andrews, passed away Sunday, July 17, 2016, in Buncombe County.
    A memorial service will be held at a later date.

    Thomas G. Dyer, 71, of Hayesville, died Saturday, July 16, 2016, in Murphy Medical Center.

    Ray “Hop” Barclay, 94, of Spring Hill, Fla., passed away Sunday, July 10, 2016.
    Graveside Services were  Tuesday, July 19, 2016, in the Aquone Baptist Church Cemetery.