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Health Issues

Get Out And Hit The Trail
An alarming number of Americans suffer from obesity, heart disease, and other ailments brought on by a sedentary lifestyle


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Ashe County



• Commissioners Vote On Occupancy Tax Controversy
A motion passed 3-2 Monday night to allow the Ashe Civic Center, The Ashe Chamber of Commerce and the 1904 Courthouse Preservation Organization (CPO) to have one cent each of the three cent occupancy sales tax.

• Ashe Residents To Hear SWOT Report From Economic Development Group
AngelouEconomics will return to Ashe County to present a report highlighting the county’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT).

• Lansing Aldermen Continue To Address Christian Ministry
The Town of Lansing is planning to look further into finding grant money to hire a part time police officer.

• Directors Elected, Updates Given At Blue Ridge Electric’s Annual Membership Meeting


• Carolina Cross Connection Works On Projects In Ashe
Carolina Cross Connection teams are spending several weeks in Ashe County to complete projects in the area for people less fortunate or who might have trouble getting odd jobs done such as painting a porch or building a wheelchair ramp.

• Kick-Off Event Scheduled For Ashe Co. Latino Center
A new Latino Center will be opening soon in Ashe County, which will be a branch of High Country Amigos in Watauga County

• Burman And Ruth Hurt Memorial Scholarship Committee Awards $4,000

• Regional Artists Project Update

• Donations Accepted For Kaleb Davis Family At Yadkin Valley


The Mountain Times Toots A Hard-Earned Horn
When business owners invest in advertisements in The Mountain Times, they know they’re dealing with the best graphics department in town. >>FULL STORY

Summit Emporium Offers Restaurant, Crafts, Gifts And More
Summit Emporium and Café is open in Jefferson the organization and will be celebrating their one year anniversary on August 1st. >>FULL STORY

Events and Happenings

• Celebrating The Rhododendron
Festivals In Roan Mtn. and Bakersville This Weekend


• Singing On The Mountain To Feature Michael Whitson


• Cockman Family To Perform In Todd Summer Music Series


• Artist’s Recpetion
Glowing Panes Stained Glass and Valerie’s Gallery is having an artist’s reception Friday night

• The Hometown Opry

• "Ladies Of Covington” Author To Speak

• Harry Potter Release Party At Skyland Books

• South Pacific Coming Next Week

• Christmas In July Entertainment Set
Ashe County’s Biggest Festival Coming July 4

• Elkland Art Center Presents Summer Theatre Camps

• Free Family Festival Returns To Ashe County


• All Lungs And Heart
Runners Build It Up To World Class At ZAPFitness

• The Great Outdoors: Sports column by Morgan Klein


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