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bulletNational Appeal For Blood Donors Underway

bulletGovernor Urges Awareness Of Tick
And Mosquito
Borne Illnesses

Gov. Mike Easley is urging North Carolinians to be aware of the dangers of ticks and mosquitoes and noted that North Carolina
leads the country in the number of cases of Rocky Mountain
Spotted Fever and Lacrosse Virus.

bulletPoor Air Puts Asthmatics at Risk
You may or may not notice haze or smog, but the pollutants in the air you breathe pose a sinister hazard that is painfully obvious to persons with asthma.


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Christmas In July Festival Draws Huge Crowd

Foundation Helps Agencies Respond To Emergencies

Ashe County Receives Grant

SkyLine & SkyBest
Introduce New Bundled Services

SkyLine Membership Corporation and SkyBest Communications are announcing the availability of new calling packages, which combine a variety of telecommunications and Internet services.

Free Medical Clinic To Open Thursday


Big Prizes Offered In
Museum Of Ashe County History Raffle

Camp Sunshine To Begin Next Week
The seventh annual Camp Sunshine is preparing to start next week to help teach young people from the region how to deal with their losses of loved ones.

Laurel Ridge Moravian Camp
Making A Difference In Ashe

The Laurel Ridge Moravian Camp is underway
again in Ashe and Alleghany Counties and
last week several local projects were completed
by youth from across the area.


Grandfather Mountain Highland Games Celebrate 50 Years
The Grandfather Mountain Highland Games and Gathering of Scottish Clans will celebrate its 50th anniversary July 6-9.

Tartans And Scottish Attire

A tartan is a woven material, usually made of wool.

Tips For Enjoying The Games
Arrive early to any event.

High Country Represented At Southern Highland Craft Guild Fair
The upcoming Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands Guild, slated for Thursday, July 20- Sunday, July 23, 2006 at the Asheville Civic Center, will kickoff the 59th season.


ACT Readers Theatre Offers “Scarlett O’Hara Complex” July 13
ACT Readers Theatre will present “The Scarlett O’Hara Complex” Thursday, July 13 at 7 p.m. in the Alleghany County Library, 122 North Main Street in Sparta.

River House Winefest To Be Held July 15th
The fourth annual River House Winefest on the New will be held July 15th in the Grassy Creek area of Ashe County, at River House under the giant sycamore tree down by the river’s edge.

ACLT Holds Auditions For Fall Production
Ashe County Little Theatre will hold auditions for their fall performance of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible at 6:30 p.m. on July 10 at the Ashe Civic Center.

John Denver Tributes Comes To Barter Theatre
Barter Theatre is pleased to present the Southern premiere of the feel-good musical “Almost Heaven” opening Aug.18th.

Award-Winning Regional Novelist Publishes New Book
The World Made Straight by
Ron Rash is the author’s third novel.

Car & Bike Show Cruises Back Into West Jefferson

The 6th Annual Ridge Run Car & Bike Show will be held Saturday, July 8th at Ashe County High School Parking Lot in West Jefferson. Gates will open at 7 a.m.

Benefit Concert To Feature George Hamilton IV
The event, a nonprofit benefit concert by the International Ambassador of Country Music George Hamilton IV, will take place July 15 at 7:30 p.m. at the Ashe Civic Center.

North Carolina Symphony Performs Summer Concert In Sparta
The North Carolina Symphony continues its tradition of summer travels across the Tar Heel State when it makes its stop in Sparta at Sparta Elementary School on Thursday, July 20th at 7:30 p.m.

Music, Storytelling & More Found At Todd General Store

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.

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.

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

Ashe Street Art Gallery & Studio
Opens In Downtown West Jefferson

Artist Reception Scheduled Friday

Arts Council Sponsors Monthly Gallery Crawl
The Ashe County Arts Council invites everyone downtown West Jefferson on Friday evening, July 14 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. for Gallery Crawl.

Wildlife Calendar Features Work By Raney Rogers
The North Carolina Wildlife Commission has announced its winners for the 2007 Wildlife Calendar.

Arts Council Seeking Artists For Studio Hop And Art On The Side
The Ashe County will again be sponsoring the Studio Hop and Art on the Side in September.

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.

Dougnet Computer Consulting

High Country Honda

AppalCART Bus Service

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