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Red Cross Blood And Platelet Donors Can Win A $1,500 Gas Card In June

bulletRabies: Public Health Officials Urge Caution Around Bats, Other Wildlife
Spring and summer mean more outdoor time and more open windows-and more chances for people to come in contact with wildlife, including flying bats.

Vegetarians Growing In Number, Visibility
At Janet’s own wedding reception more than 30 years ago, the guests chose from entrees of steak or chicken.

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POSTED JUNE 22, 2006
NEWS


Hospice Breakfast Fundraiser Set For June 30
Funds Help Support Patients And Families


Smiths Aerospace Holds Grand Opening
Wide eyes. Smiling faces. Engine parts. These are all things that were seen at the Smiths Aerospace grand opening held for its new turbine engine components facility in West Jefferson on Wednesday, June 14th.

National Awards Given To Blue Ridge Electric
Three top communications awards were recently presented to Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation during the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s (NRECA) annual Connect Conference held in San Antonio, Texas.

Rabies: Public Health Officials Urge Caution Around Bats, Other Wildlife
Spring and summer mean more outdoor time and more open windows-and more chances for people to come in contact with wildlife, including flying bats.


COMMUNITY


Goat & Sheep Workshop To Be Held At Research Station
On Tuesday, June 27th, the Upper Mountain Research Station in Laurel Springs will host a goat and sheep workshop.

Guardian Ad Litem Program Seeking Volunteers To Help
Local Kids
Child abuse and neglect are problems that affect every community, including the communities in Ashe County.


Dog House Resort Holds Afternoon 4 Pets
Sunday, May 11th “Leave No Pet Behind” Parties were held throughout the United States.



Features



Man Of La Mancha Opens Thursday
Opening night is this Thursday, June 22nd, as Ashe County Little Theatre brings Man of La Mancha to the Civic Center stage as their summer musical production.
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Christmas In July Set For Next Weekend
Plans are just about complete for a “best-ever” Christmas in July Festival with something for everyone, according to Festival organizers.


Tom Dooley Opens In New Forest Edge Amphitheater
Wilkes Playmakers & Kingston Trio Perform Thursday



Sisters Of Swing Sizzles
BRSC Opens Summer Season With Bona Fide Hit


A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum
Classic Comedy Opens Lees-McRae Summer Theatre Season June 28


River House Hosts Wayne Henderson For Sunday Salon
Wayne Henderson and Friends will entertain for the Sunday Salon and Wayne will sign copies of Clapton’s Guitar: Watching Wayne Henderson Build the Perfect Instrument on June 25th.

Tweetsie Kicks Off 50th Celebration
Milestone Coincides With Annual Fourth of July Fireworks Extravaganza


Colgate Country Showdown Returns, Presented By WKSK
2006 Contestants Announced


Music, Storytelling & More Found At Todd General Store





18th Annual Trade Days Coming This Weekend





Clint Johnson Presents Civil War Slide Show

Clint Johnson, a writer of eight Civil War books, will present a free slide program entitled "The Carolinas' Civil War Characters"



1st Virginia Cavalry To Appear
At Christmas In July



Storytelling Nights
Ongoing At Todd General Store

The Todd General Store has kicked off another season of visiting storytellers who will be performing each week in downtown Todd.


Advanced Discount Tickets
For Ola Belle Reed Festival Available During May
Advanced tickets for the Ola Belle Reed Homecoming Festival scheduled the weekend of August 18th - 20th.


Music at Milepost 213
Blue Ridge Music Center Offers Summer Concert Series


Pickin’ And Jammin’ At Riverview
Under the shadow of Three Top Mountain, on the banks of the New River, lies Riverview Community Center.


Tickets On Sale Now
For Wilkes Playmakers Sixth Season Of Tom Dooley

Tickets are now on sale for Wilkes Playmakers’ sixth season of “Tom Dooley: A Wilkes County Legend”.


Appalachian Summer 2006 Roster Announced
Sam Bush, Doc Watson, Arlo Guthrie, Buckwheat Zydeco Scheduled



Local Artist Donates Painting For Raffle
Martha Gimlin, a long time supporter of the Ashe County Arts Council, has donated an original painting to the Arts Council for a raffle to raise funds to support school and community programming.





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