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bullet Medicare Prescription Drug Plans: Helping A Family Member With Their Decision
Family caregivers can play a critical role in helping family members on Medicare make a decision about the new Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plans (PDP).

bullet Medicare Part D Prescription Benefit Plan Continuing To Cause Problems
Local Seniors Are Encouraged To Contact Elected Officials

bullet Five Tips From The Mayo Clinic To Help Women Prevent Heart Disease
More women than men die of cardiovascular disease in the United States each year.

bullet Public Health Warns Of Carbon Monoxide Dangers In Cold Weather Months
Power generators, gas grills, and charcoal grills—used indoors—can cause carbon monoxide poisoning.


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Ashe County


Debate Over Proposed Jail Site Continues In Jefferson
The Planning Board members voted 3-1 to not rezone the Eller property for the new jail site as being currently planned by the Ashe County Board of Commissioners.

Discussions Over Former Bank Building Continue
A meeting of the West Jefferson Aldermen last Tuesday provided an opportunity for discussion between representatives of the man planning to buy the old Centura Bank building that quickly led to talk of a problem.

Local Family Of Eight Loses House To Fire
Triplets Expected In April


Ashe Democrats Prepare For ‘06 Elections
A number of candidates and potential candidates for local offices in the 2006 elections spoke to a large group of Ashe County Democrats.

200 MPH Winds Recorded At Grandfather Mountain
Imagine wind speeds comparable to those of a Category 5 hurricane. Now imagine them in Avery Co.

West Jefferson United Methodist Church Qualifies As Safe Sanctuary
In June of 2005, the Western North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church adopted a resolution to reduce the risk of abuse of children and youth in churches.

Medicare Part D Prescription Benefit Plan Continuing To Cause Problems
Local Seniors Are Encouraged To Contact Elected Officials

Ashe County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council Announces Availability Of Funds


Golden LEAF Scholarships Available
The North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority has announced a scholarship opportunity for students who enroll at public universities in fall 2006.

Mother To Speak About Son’s Near-Death Experience
On Monday, February 13, Laneice Davis will be speaking at Bald Mountain Baptist Church about her son, Kaleb’s, experience in 2003.

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

Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition Seeks Entries


Teapots Make Way
To Alleghany
Teapots by the hundreds are arriving in Sparta in anticipation of the opening of the Sparta Teapot Museum in 2008.

Free Concert At ASU Feb. 11
A free concert will be held on Saturday, Feb. 11th, at the Farthing Auditorium on the ASU campus in Boone.

Make Plans Now For Valentine’s Day Dance


Borders Book Group To Stock Local Novel

Valentine Dinner & Dance Planned At Riverview

Turchin Reception Features ASU Faculty and Students
Appalachian State University’s Turchin Center for the Visual Arts warms the month of February for art lovers, with a reception for four new exhibitions

Anytown: Stories of America Comes to Our Town March 31
What do you get when you combine the music of legends Bruce Springsteen, Patti Scialfa and Soozie Tyrell with stunning choreography and world-class dancers?

Peking Acrobats Come To Farthing March 23

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

Arts Council Presents Coffee House Talent Night

It’s Raining Cats And Dogs At The Ashe Arts Center

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