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Health Issues

• Winner’s Circle Program Reminds Students Of Healthy Food Choices

• Blue Ridge Electric Raises Awareness of Safety


Friendly Dog
Male German Shepherd approximately 5 years old.

Ashe County



• Alternative Funding
Ashe, Alleghany farmers receive Tobacco Reinvestment Grants

• Choosing Treatments
Citizens of North Carolina can find a wide – and growing - variety of health practitioners and treatments, including many classified by law as “complementary or alternative.”

• Fifth District Democrats Elect Officers


• National Committee For New River Sponsors Dam Removal Workshop
Restoring river courses and natural watersheds has become an environmental success story in recent times.

• Ashe Animal Control Welcomes Adoptions During Busy Season
Ashe Animal Control has been undergoing changes and they are getting ready for a busy spring and summer season with lots of puppies and kittens coming into the shelter each week.

• Take a Hike
Thousands of people from across the United States and its territories will turn out to volunteer their collective sweat equity to the building and maintenance of their local trails.

• 2003 Latino State Legislative Agenda – Legislative Advocacy Day

• Appalachian Authors Launch “Nix The Hillbillies” Campaign

• ACHS Seniors Earn Scholarship Money


Hensley Home To Open In West Jefferson For Disabled Adults
A new home will be opening possibly as soon as October in West Jefferson for six developmentally delayed adults to live in. >>FULL STORY


Events and Happenings

• Little Theatre Prepares For South Pacific
>>South Pacific

• Green Valley Park Festival Set For Todd June 7
Funds Raised Go For Park Improvements

• Mountain City Mania Bullriding Event Saturday

• Resonating Through History
American Original To Have Its Championship Day In Todd

• You Heard It Here First
Not in New York or L.A. or Winfield, Kansas (that would be the National Flatpicking Guitar Championships), but right here in Todd, Ashe County USA.

• “Art For The Garden” And “Natural Visions” Call For Entries
The Wilkes Art Gallery will host the annual open exhibition “Art for the Garden.”

• Singer-Songwriter Series: A Folk Lovers Paradise
Jimmy’s Java’s Festival Starts June 6th

• Summer Youth Bowling League Begins

• Outdoor Festival Season Heats Up
Eden Fest, Smilefest, Union Grove Fiddler’s Convention on Tap

• Stephen Shoemaker To Sign Local Cookbook June 7

• Summertime Blues
By August, residents and visitors to the Todd Community will have already been treated to some of the area’s – and nation’s - finest music.

• Appalachian Summer 2003 Schedule Announced
Schedule Announced: Lee Ann Womack, Mark O’Connor & Mingus Big Band featured.


• Shadow of the Hills Exhibit At Ashe Arts Center

• Knowing The Ropes
Outward Bound Offers Unlimited Mountain Adventure

• NFL Golf Charity comes to Jefferson


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