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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.

bulletFree Medical Clinic Seeing Patients Every Thursday

bulletCamp Med Students Spend A Week Learning All About The
Health Field
Camp Med had the largest attendance this year with a total of 14 students participating in the week-long experience for local high school students that teaches them all about the field of medicine and the various jobs available.


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Imagination Library Kick-Off A Successful Event;
More Corporate & Individual Sponsors Needed


Riverview Learning Center Holds Battle Of The Bands
Where could you find eight great bands all in one place this past Saturday?

Sustainable Living In The Mountains: Local Environmental Pioneer To Give Talk Aug. 5 In Ashe
Think “Living Green” means suffering and doing without modern conveniences? Then you haven’t kept up with Gerry Tygielski, or seen his house.

Holiday Approaching For NC’s Sales Tax
North Carolina will join more than a dozen other states around the country when it holds its fifth Sales Tax Holiday August 4-6.

Republicans Plan Meet And Greet With Conservative Judges
At the request of Superior Court Judge Rusty Duke the Republican Party of Ashe County will be sponsoring a “Meet and Greet” the conservative judges in an informal “Q&A” session.

Ashe Family Sponsors Rally For Goss
Representatives of the Goss family in Ashe County announced today that they are sponsoring a Rally-Picnic for Steve Goss.


Wayne Henderson Guitar Given Away At Ashe Relay For Life
Tom Fisher of Carrboro won a Wayne Henderson guitar at the Ashe County Relay for Life.

Little League State Tournament Held At
Ashe Park
The 9 and 10-year-old Little League 2006 North Carolina Softball Tournament finished up last week at Ashe County Park with King winning 2-1 over Franklin.

Local Man Has A Part In Upcoming Movie
A local man, Michael Damian Kelleher, will be in two movies this year including “Talladega Nights’ starring Will Ferrell and in “Just Like the Son” featuring Rosie Perez.

Are You Ready To Fiesta?
High Country Amigos, a regional nonprofit agency serving the counties of Ashe and Watauga, invites you to participate in the Third annual “Festival Latino”.


Summer Reading Program Helps Earn $1000 For Library Building Fund

Youth of all ages, abilities, and even one from Prairieville, La. read this summer to help raise money for the Ashe County Public Library
expansion project

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.

Local Musicians Perform At The Ashe Civic Center
Six talented musicians will perform at the Ashe Civic Center on Friday, August 4th.

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.

Hyper Static Union To Perform Saturday At ACHS
High Country Youth Ministries will be presenting Hyper Static Union, a group who is currently being mentored by Third Day, on Saturday, Aug. 5th at the Ashe County High School.

Bearfoot Bluegrass at the Ashe Civic Center
Hailing from Anchorage, Alaska, Bearfoot Bluegrass is a fast-rising young group new to the acoustic music scene

New River Blues Festival Set For Sept. 2
Features Blues Legends, Holiday Weekend, Great Setting

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

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.

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.

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 August 27th to raise funds to support school and community programming.

17th Annual Blue Ridge Brutal Planned For August 19th
The 17th annual Blue Ridge Brutal 100 bike ride, a fund raising event for the Ashe Civic Center, will be held August 19, at 8 a.m.

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

Footsloggers Outfitters

Dougnet Computer Consulting

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