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ARCHIVES POSTED SEPTEMBER 2, 2004   

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The Hanging Of Will Banks:
From A Playwright’s Hand

Like almost everyone from Ashe, had heard the story of the last public hanging in the county that had taken place outside the historic courthouse in Jefferson in 1907.

The Hanging Of Will Banks:
From An Artist’s Eye

Growing up in Ashe County, certain stories and images, make the rounds and are carried with them by succeeding generations; the seaplane landing in the New River, the flood of 40, the winter of 60.

Physics Professor Studies Ion Chemistry to Learn The Origin Of The Stars
An Appalachian State University physics professor is working to help solve one of the riddles of the universe:

Local Author Launches Latest Thriller
Local author Scott Nicholson will be launching his new novel “The Manor” at Black Bear Books Tuesday night.

Camp Sky Ranch: Where Challenges Becomes Strength
For half a century, the Jack B. Sharp family has made dreams come true for thousands of individuals with both mental and physical disabilities.

House Of Mud And Straw
Natural Builders Demonstrate Cob Construction

Needed: Male Mentors
Hometown Heroes Program Seeks Volunteers To Spend Time With Children

Literary Collector, Subject Of Book Speak At Watauga Library


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Dog Jog Benefits Watauga Humane Society
Dogs and their humans will take center stage this month in Boone to benefit the Watauga Humane Society.

Habitat For Humanity Holds Building On Faith Week
Watauga County Habitat for Humanity will be hosting its first “Building on Faith” week, Sept. 11 through Sept. 18.

Stop The Litter! Participants Invite All To Anniversary Breakfast
Stop the Litter! leaders report a growing ground swell of interest in this week’s anniversary breakfast.

Humane Society, ACT Raise Thousands With Sales
Two High Country non-profit organizations raised more than a total of $27,000 in one weekend recently by holding large-scale rummage sales.

Wind Power Workshops To Be Offered This Fall
Ever wanted to harvest your own wind power, but didn’t know how to get started?

Constructing a Miracle
Avery Habitat to Build House in Four Days

Brantz Award to Honor Outstanding Freshman Seminar Instructor

Event Planned to Teach How Prescribed Fire Can Benefit the Forest

Hebron Colony Invites Community To Annual Celebration

Sustainable Energy Conference To Be Held Sept. 11

Happy Campers


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Hospice Fundraising Flea Market Complete Success
A fundraiser for Hospice of Ashe held over the weekend raised more than $5,000 in honor of Charles Fleenor, a quiet man who devoted his time to helping others, according to organizers who were very pleased with the outcome.

Walk For Life On September 11th
The Ashe Pregnancy Care Center’s annual fundraising event – Walk For Life – will be held on in Jefferson.

All That Jazz Event Raises $8,000 For A.S.H.E.
Fifteen local artists have donated their time and artistic talents to create one-of-a-kind, unique, functional, artsy rocking chairs.

Visit Bohemia Gallery’s Grand Opening
A brand new addition to downtown West Jefferson is Bohemia, the town’s newest art gallery and coffee bar. In addition to offering original artwork by local and national artists, Bohemia offers a full line of freshly brewed espresso-based drinks.

Preorder Your Old Lansing Schoolhouse Throw
Thinking of ways to raise money for the Festival, Farmer contacted Mike Harman, the founder of Buffalo Creek Weavers in West Jefferson and a sixth-generation weaver.

NCNR Coordinating New River Cleanup
The cleanup of the New River is part of the North Carolina Big Sweep, a statewide effort to remove trash from North Carolina’s coastal and inland waterways.

Information Session For Seniors Planned At ACHS

Food Preservation Workshop Held By Cooperative Extension

Olde Friends Country House Welcomes Guests

Partners In Wellness To Soon End

Grants Available To Local Artists



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