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bulletThyroid Cancer: Should You Worry?
Thyroid cancer is not particularly common–with about 25,000 new cases diagnosed each year–and the majority of these cancers are slow growing and relatively easy to detect and treat.

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Ashe County


POSTED JULY 27, 2006

Relay For Life Raises More Money Than Ever
The 2006 Ashe Relay for Life exceeded all expectations and has most likely raised more money than ever before although additional funds are still coming in.

Kick-Off Celebration For
Dolly Parton Imagination Library This Sunday

A kickoff event for the Dolly Parton Imagination Library will be held this Saturday at Ashe County Park

Blue Ridge Entrepreneurial Council
To Hold Meeting In Boone Region

How Lawyers And Accountants Can Be An Asset, Not An Expense

Free Medical Clinic Seeing Patients Every Thursday
Despite a volunteer staff of over 60 people who have been trained, the Clinic still needs nurses, RNs and LPNs.

Reduce Use of Electricity During Heat Wave
With unusually high summer temperatures pushing electricity usage to high levels all across the region, Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation requests its members to think “conservation” and reduce their use of electricity where possible.


Little League State Tournament
Held At Ashe Park

The 9 and 10-year-old Little League 2006 North Carolina Softball Tournament is being held at Ashe County Park this week on a brand new field and kicked off Saturday with four games.

ACHS Orientation Set For August 8
Future Husky Gathering will be held at ACHS on Tues, August 8th from 9-11 a.m.

Dance Registration Opens This Thursday

Monumental Month

Hunger Coalition Planning Big Things For August


New York City Firefighters
Give Back To Local Resident

A check in the amount of $500
was presented to Gina Jones of
Jefferson from the sale of Stephen
Shoemaker’s 9/11 posters.

Group Discusses Mission Trip
To Pine Ridge Reservation

A team of Ashe County residents recently returned from a mission trip to Pine Ridge Reservation, which is an area often considered a third world country
right in the middle of America.

Arts Council Announces Arts Barn Quilt Project
The quilt is a symbol of comfort and family. Barns are symbol of our heritage and community.

Tickling The Ivories Presented At The Ashe Civic Center

The Ashe County Arts Council presents the sixth-annual “Tickling the Ivories” concert on Friday, August 4.

36th Annual Olde Time/Bluegrass Fiddler’s Convention Set For August 5
Get set for a toe-tapping, dancing-in-the-grass good time when the Jeffersons Rotary Club hosts its 36th Annual Olde Time/Bluegrass Fiddler’s Convention on Saturday, August 5.

Homecoming Festival In Lansing August 18-20
The First Annual Ola Belle Reed Homecoming Festival is scheduled for August 18 - 20 at the American Legion Ball Field and Old Lansing School.

Doc Watson In Todd August 19

Concert To Honor James Parsons

Glenn Woods & Dot Jackson In Todd This Weekend
Todd Summer Festival Of Authors Continues

Kiev Symphony Orchestra And Chorus Returns To Ashe County
The Ashe County Arts Council announces the return of the Kiev Symphony Orchestra and Chorus to Ashe County on Wednesday, Sept. 27 in the auditorium of the Ashe County High School.

Scam Jam Scheduled For August 22 In West Jefferson
A free “Scam Jam” will be held in West Jefferson on Tuesday, August 22 at Ashe Services for Aging, 180 ChattyRob Lane.

High Country Youth Ministries Bring Hyper Static Union To County
A brand new group that has formed over
the past couple of months is already putting
plans into action and will be bringing
a popularcontemporary group to Ashe County.

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.

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.

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
Sam Bush, Doc Watson, Arlo Guthrie, Buckwheat Zydeco Scheduled

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.

Ride for Life Benefit Run Re-Scheduled For July 29
The Ride for Life Benefit Run, originally scheduled for July 22, will be held this Saturday, July 29.

Little League State Tournament Held At Ashe Park
The 9 and 10-year-old Little League 2006 North Carolina Softball Tournament is being held at Ashe County Park this week on a brand new field and kicked off Saturday with four games.

AppalCART Bus Service

High Country Honda

Dougnet Computer Consulting

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