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Howell Named New Principal For ACHS
Phil Howell of Laurel Springs has been named the new principal of Ashe County High School following the retirement of current principal Bradley McNeill, who has been the principal since the school opened. Howell will the principal for the upcoming school year, ’05-’06.

School Officials Discuss Self Serve Lunch Concerns In Local Schools
School officials met with some of the concerned parents last week and tried to address their questions and concerns.

Parents Address Board Of Education About Lunch Concerns
Several parents attended the Board of Education meeting Monday night to address the board about their fears of germs possibly being spread through the school system.

Heritage Tourism Development Officer Starts Work
The new Heritage Tourism Development officer for the area, Helen Ruth Almond, has hit the ground running and is already accomplishing quite a bit with the help of the members of the local County Heritage Council Planning group.

Todd Community Garners Two Grants for Parks
The Todd Community Preservation Organization has received two $5000 grants to fix up and improve the two parks in Todd.

General Assembly Corporation Opens At New Location
General Assembly Corporation, a company that found its beginning here in Ashe County, is pleased to announce that some operations have already moved into the new building

New Grant To Study Child Care In County
The grant is from the National Association of Counties.

Former Lansing Town Clerk Ordered To Pay Restitution To Town


Support The Arts, Buy A Bluebird House
Funds raised from this annual sale will be used to support the Alleghany Art

New Program Comenzando Bien Receives Grant
The March of Dimes North Carolina Chapter has awarded a grant to Ashe Memorial Hospital to support “Comenzando Bien”, a program that is aimed at underserved maternal and child health needs here in Ashe and surrounding counties. The program is a culturally appropriate prenatal education curriculum for Latino Families.

Ashe County Middle School Students Take A Bite Out Of Science
Ashe County Middle School participated in the Science Olympiad program for the first time in the school’s history and brought eight first place medals home along with several other medals as well.


Jefferson Woman Wins First Place In Mount Mitchell Challenge

A Jefferson woman, Annette Bednosky, recently swept a first place finish at the 40-mile 2005 Mount Mitchell Challenge.


“Bach’s Lunch” With National Symphony Orchestra String Quartet
Hosted by the Ashe County Arts Council, a special lunchtime treat will be a “Bach’s Lunch” on Wednesday, March 17.

ACLT To Present Divorce Southern Style
Mark your calendars today for Ashe County Little Theatre’s spring production of Divorce Southern Style.

Call For Entries For Youth Art Exhibit
The Ashe County Arts Council will feature a Youth Art Exhibit entitled “Young at Art”.

Ventriloquist And Comedian Lynn Trefzger At The Ashe Civic Center
The amazing vocal illusions of Lynn Trefzger will be presented at the Ashe Civic Center on Saturday, March 12, 2005 at 7:30 The Ashe County Arts Council brings this funny and energetic artist to Ashe County for an exciting and entertaining show for the whole family.

Concerts Held In Association With Annual GuitarFest At Appalachian
The Tenth Annual Appalachian GuitarFest and Competition will be held March 17-20 at Appalachian State University

Tweetsie Railroad's Season Pass Offers Golden Opportunity
Discount Rates Available Until May 1

Big Screen Adventure
Banff Mtn. Film Fest Moves To Farthing March 18 & 19

Jazz Trio Explorations
Pianist Lenore Raphael in Concert in Blowing Rock Sunday

Student-directed Plays Presented March 16-19

“When You’re Smiling” Exhibit At The Ashe Arts Center
The Ashe County Arts Council invited local artists to participate in “When You’re Smiling”



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