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POSTED AUGUST 24, 2006
NEWS
Blue Ridge Brutal
Is Successful
The Blue Ridge Brutal Bike race was again successful this year and riders made their way throughout the county. Here bikers made their way up the steep Buffalo Mountain.
Photos by Aly Cruey
Biker


Board Of Commissioners To Discuss Jail Situation Again
The Ashe County Board of Commissioners said Monday during their regular monthly meeting that they will soon begin discussions again concerning locating a site for the new proposed jail and law enforcement center.

Jefferson Citizens Voting In Beer And Wine Referendum
Jefferson citizens can currently vote at the Ashe County Board of Elections until Saturday, Aug. 26th at 1 p.m. in the beer and wine referendum.

BREW Bikes Takes Home Numerous Trophies
Brew Bikes of West Jefferson recently returned from the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota that debuted their new show bike and they returned with more awards than any other builder at the show.

Water Screening To Be Held Soon
The Ashe Center of the Cooperative Extension will be holding a drinking water screening for private water supplies with the Jefferson Water Treatment Plant and the Ashe County Health Department.

West Jefferson Men Arrested In Breaking And Entering Spree
Two West Jefferson men were arrested recently on numerous charges of breaking and entering.

Tree Pests Local To Our Region
The locust leafminer, Odontota dorsalis, is the larva of a Chrysomelid beetle (this is the family known as the leaf beetles).

Wilkesboro Insurance Agent Under Investigation
North Carolina Secretary of State securities investigators have issued a cease and desist order against James B. Wabel and Quality Life Financial, LLC in Wilkesboro.

Domain Names Can Leave Net Users In Tangled Web, Study Finds
In a world of e-mail spam and Internet scams, it’s often difficult to discern fact from fiction in cyberspace.

FSA Targets Funds For Socially Disadvantaged Farmers
The North Carolina Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced the availability of funds targeted for Socially Disadvantaged (SDA) individuals who want to purchase or operate a family-size farm in fiscal year 2006.


COMMUNITY


Republicans Hold Meet And Greet For Judges
The Conservative Judges came to town on Aug. 11 to meet faithful and potential supporters for their upcoming elections on Nov. 7, 2006, according to a press release from the Republican Party.



Wine Tasting Benefits Humane Society
Thanks to Gayle Winston and her staff, our annual wine tasting event at the River House was a fabulous day for all who attended.


Regional Artist Projects Grants Available To Artists
The Regional Artist Project of Northwest North Carolina is a partnership between the Arts Councils of Alleghany, Ashe, Watauga and Wilkes Counties and the North Carolina Arts Council.


Helping Others With A Haircut
A local eight-year-old recently received her first haircut and donated her hair to Locks of Love in hopes of putting a smile on a terminally ill child’s face, according to Sarah Caldera’s mother.


Features

Trinity Baptist Church Returns From
Mexico Mission

A mission team from Trinity Baptist Church of Deep Gap recently returned from a mission trip to a very poor area in Acuna, Mexico.
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Pandolfi To Play At Civic Center
Without a doubt, when you hear Emile Pandolfi play, you know that you are hearing one of today’s finest pianists.


“Blues” For The Blue Ridge
New River Blues Festival September 2


Ashe County Little Theatre Prepares For The Crucible
Ashe County Little Theatre is in production of their fall show, Arthur Miller’s, The Crucible.


Riverview To Host 4th Annual Executive Ball
The Riverview Community Center is planning its 4th Annual Executive Ball to be held at Riverview Community Center, 11719 Highway 88 West in Creston, beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 14th.

Clint Howard Joins Krugers For Heritage Hall Show
If you mention the name “Clint Howard” in Johnson County or Mountain City, you get a smile of recognition.

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

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.


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

Ashe County Arts Council Presents First Annual Juried Competition For Visual Artists
Visual artists from Ashe and surrounding counties are invited to submit works for The Best of the Blue Ridge, a juried fine art competition and exhibition to be held in the Gallery of the Ashe Arts Center in West Jefferson.


New Exhibit Features Regional Artwork

The Gallery at the Ashe Arts Center welcomes a new exhibit entitled Postcards From the Edge.



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.



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