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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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POSTED JULY 13, 2006

Fireworks Extravaganza (Stand Alone Photo)


Carolina Cross Connection Helps Meet
Local Needs

Carolina Cross Connection (CCC), a Christian outreach ministry for youths and adults, is back in the area this summer and is busy helping those in Ashe, Alleghany, Wilkes, and Watauga counties.

Trinity Mobilizes Mission To Mexico
Trinity Baptist Church of Deep Gap is taking a group of 13 local residents to Mexico on a mission trip and by next Wednesday, they will be busy working to help others in need.


Relay For Life Set For Next Weekend
Survivors Encouraged To Attend Special Event This Thursday

H’artLights Art Event To Raise Money For A.S.H.E.
Plans are continuing for H’artLights, A.S.H.E., A Safe Home for Everyone’s First Annual Benefit Art Sale, that is scheduled to be held on Aug. 12th from 7 – 11 p.m. at Jefferson Landing Club.

Ashe Baptist Association
Works To Help The Community
Do you know what the Ashe Baptist Association does in the community?


IDA Program Helping Local Residents Purchase
Their Own Home

By the end of the year, there will be six people who will be able to have their very own home thanks to a program that helps them save money and manage debt, according to IDA Program Coordinator Bud Hill.

A Picking & Grinning Family Reunion
Music Fest In Sugar Grove This Weekend

Hyperstatic Union Performs At ACHS Aug. 5
High Country Youth Ministries will be holding a special event presenting an up and coming contemporary group on Saturday, Aug. 5th at the Ashe County High School Auditorium.

Elkland Art Center Presents First Elkland International
Puppet Festival
The Elkland International Puppet Festival will be held this weekend in Todd.

Concert Benefits 1904 Courthouse
When George Hamilton IV returns to his family roots in Ashe County on July 15th, the audience will include many family and friends.

Get Ready To Have A Blast With The Past
Laughing With The Legends Comes To Ashe Civic Center

10th Annual Quilt Show Planned For July 28-29
The Alleghany Quilters Guild will be holding their 10th Annual Quilt Show on July 28 and 29, 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Alleghany Fairgound’s Emerson Black Building located about 2 miles north of Sparta on US21N.

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.

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.

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

New Mural To Be Dedicated During Gallery Crawl
The bright and colorful mural has a home on the side of Geno’s Restaurant in Downtown West Jefferson.

Come Crawl With The Arts Council
In Downtown West Jefferson
The second Gallery Crawl is just around the corner on Friday, July 14 from 5 p.m.- 8 p.m.

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.

High Country Honda

AppalCART Bus Service

Dougnet Computer Consulting

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