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bullet Coping with Holiday Grief
At holiday time, many people are dealing with loss and are often caught in a dilemma between the need to grieve and the pressure to get into the spirit of the season.

bullet Delta And Holland America Help Blood Donors Escape For The Holidays
The American Red Cross, Delta Air Lines and Holland America Line are offering blood and platelet donors an opportunity to escape for the holidays.


Pets of the Week





Ashe County


Christmas Tree For White House Gets Big Sendoff
About 100 reporters, dignitaries, family and friends gathered at the Smokey Holler Tree Farm loading yard in Laurel Springs around 9 a.m. Friday and waited for everyone to arrive so that Christmas trees could be cut and begin their journey to the nationís capitol.

Over 8,000 Cards Sent From Ashe County To Troops
543 Pounds Of Supplies, Cards And More To Reach Them By Christmas

Trees For Troops Program Provides Real Christmas Trees To 3,500 Troops
FedEx To Pick Up Trees Monday At Cline Church Nursery

Children’s Christmas Project Underway In Ashe County
Almost 700 children in Ashe County will be celebrating a merry Christmas this year thanks to the hard work of many.

North Carolina School Boards Association Chooses New Officers

Meeting Planned To Discuss Lansing Revitalization

Tree Growers Excited About Choose & Cut Season
Choose and Cut Season will soon be underway again this year and Ashe County tree growers are excited to get the season started.

Mistletoe Market Starts This Weekend
The fifth annual Mistletoe Market event kicks off the weekend of November 25th for lots of fun and excitement in the downtown area.

Choose & Cut
A Great Choice

Loveliest Of Trees
Fraser Firs Top List Of Favorites

Environmental Benefits Of Real Fraser Fir



Help A Senior Citizen This Year
Project Star organizers are asking help from Ashe County residents and citizens of surrounding counties to ensure that more than 200 senior citizens will have a Christmas gift this year.

Guardian Ad Litem Asks For Your Help For Local Children

Collector’s Christmas Ornaments Available Saturday, Dec. 3
Ashe County Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center Holds Open House

Hansel And Gretel’s Holiday Houses Benefit Event Underway
Community Is Invited To Stop In And View Houses Now


Adoption Brings Special Joy To Local Couple
Each year, November is recognized as National Adoption Awareness Month and works to promote awareness of the need for adoptive families for children.


Mistletoe Market Continues This Weekend
The fifth annual Mistletoe Market event is continuing this weekend with many activities throughout the town.

Ashe County Choral Society To Present Holiday Concert At Ashe Civic Center

River Rock Open House This Weekend

Cultural Museum Hosts Annual Holiday Open House
On December 2nd from 12-8, the Appalachian Cultural Museum will host its 16th annual holiday open house.

Make Reservation Now For ACYC Breakfast With Santa
The Third Annual Breakfast with Santa will be held this Saturday, Dec. 3rd

Highland Camerata Offers Winter Concerts In December
The Highland Camerata will present its annual set of winter concerts on December 9, 11, and 13.

New Book Offers Tales Of Moonshine And Madness In Appalachia
Moonshine and Madness: An Appalachian Rhapsody (Inkwater Press), a novella by Ashe County resident Gerald W. Morton is newly released and available at Skyland Books

Heritage Hall Theatre’s Upcoming Ballet Production This Saturday
What’s the most beloved and magical Christmas ballet ever performed? It’s the wonderful “Nutcracker”.


Holiday Happenings Set This Saturday At The Center @ Fleetwood

Sabor Latino And Banda Solazo At Sweet Aromas
This Sunday, spend the evening dining and dancing with High Country Amigos at Sweet Aromas Restaurant

A Taste Of Christmas Latino Style 2005 Set For Dec. 4th
“Sabor a Navidad Estilo Lation”

Jefferson Station Hosts Christmas Tree Decoration Contest & Auction
Event To Benefit A Safe Home For Everyone

MerleFest 2006 Adds John Prine, Robert Earl Keen
Organizers Say More Additions to Come

Arts Council Celebrates The Season With A Holiday Open House

Holiday Exhibit At The Ashe Arts Center
The Ashe County Arts Council celebrates the holiday season with the annual holiday exhibit.

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