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Ashe County Schools Drop Out Rate Remains The Same
School superintendent Donnie Johnson is hopeful that next year’s statistics will reflect a decrease in students dropping out of school.

Local Migrant Education Program Hires New Program Assistant

Jury Recommends Death For Local Man Convicted Of Murder

Senator Garwood Appointed Co-Chair Of Education Committee
Garwood has served as a member of the Education Committee for the eight years he has been in the Senate.

Commissioners Hear Updates On Historical Project, Parks & Rec Grant Process
The Ashe County Commissioners heard a presentation from Historic Preservation Consultant Sherry Joines Wyatt.

Teacher Retention Task Force Issues Recommendations
Although salary issues frequently receive attention and publicity, efforts at increasing salaries alone will not resolve state and local school districts’ teacher shortages.

Conservation Trust Purchases Property at Phillips Gap
The property was purchased to protect the Blue Ridge Parkway’s natural areas and scenic views.

Incoming Tax Filing Assistance Provided For Senior Citizens, Low Income Residents

FSA Targets Funds For Socially Disadvantaged Farmers



Local Artist Featured In Magazine
Local artist Mary-Ann Prack was recently featured in the Independent Weekly’s “Best of 2004” issue.


Newest Mural Placed On Wall Friday At Jefferson Station
“Apples to Oranges” is the newest mural that is on display at Jefferson Station.

Local Realtor In Popular TV Show
“One Tree Hill” is a one-hour show that can be seen on Tuesdays on WBTV, Charlotte, at 9 p.m.

Jazz Pianist To Perform At River House

A local Jazz Pianist, Tom Shirah, will perform at River House, February 12


Local Woman Is “Bringing Back The Crown”
An annual tradition will be returning to Ashe County very soon.

February Exhibits On Display Now At Ashe County Public Library

Blue Ridge Concert Series Plans New Event
The Blue Ridge Concert Series will be presented on Friday, February 11 on the stage of the Ashe Civic Center.

Combined Auditions Give Local Actors Chance At Many Roles For Summer

Local Artist’s Work Selected For Women’s Center’s 21st Annual Art Show

Mali to Memphis
Habib Koite & Bamada with Guy Davis at Farthing February 10

Valentines Day Dinner/Dance To Benefit Children’s Trust Endowment

Plans Already Underway For Saturday Outdoor Concerts
Todd, North Carolina, will begin its fifth series of Saturday-afternoon outdoor concerts on June 25.

All Smiles At Arts Council



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