Navy veteran and Graham County resident Jason Marino (right) was recently  promoted to Master Chief. Presenting Marino with his Frocking Letter is Commander Henderson.

Master of his craft

Jason Marino, a 24-year Navy Veteran and Graham County resident, was promoted to Master Chief earlier this month.  A Navy Seabee, Marino traveled to Greenville for a socially-distanced promotion ceremony.  At the age of 28, Marino originally had…

Spring sports season cancelled


Following the statewide closure of K-12 public schools for the remainder of the 2019-20 year Friday, the N.C. High School Athletic Association quickly made a difficult decision.

Jeannette Sue Rattler Teesateskie, 89, of the Snowbird Community went home to be with the Lord on Saturday May 23, 2020. 

Virginia Pearlene Waldroup Beasley (Pearlene), left Harris Regional Hospital for her heavenly home on Saturday, May 23, 2020. 

The Rev. Kevin Brooks, 48 of Robbinsville, N.C., went home to be with the Lord on Friday, May 22, 2020 at his residence, while surrounded by his loving family.