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Doesn’t Have To
Be Expensive

The benefits of
exercise are priceless,
but the costs
certainly add up.

Give A Little,
Buy A Lot

Red Cross Blood
And Platelet Donors
Can Win A $1,000 Shopping Card
In August


Pets of the Week





Ashe County




Ashe County Public Library
Presents Plans For Expansion

The Ashe County Public Library is working and planning on the steps for the new expansion project that is estimated to enlarge the library’s current shelf capacity by 83 percent and add a lot more space as well as programs.

Museum Of Ashe County
Plans Move To Old Jefferson Courthouse

New President Is Inducted During Recent Retreat

County Sees Increase In Crimes Involving Counterfeit Checks
Arrests Made In Local Cases

Sparta Teapot Museum
Continues To Look Towards 2008 Opening

Artist renderings of the Sparta Teapot Museum depict an angular structure of glass, rock and wood surrounded by spacious sidewalks and green lawns.

Floor Plan Announced For Teapot Museum
The floor plan for the future Sparta Teapot Museum includes 12,000 square feet of gallery space to display the Kamm Teapot Collection and other exhibits.

NC State Educator Provides
Tips On Transitioning To Middle School

It’s back-to-school time, and for many students that means moving from elementary to middle school - an often difficult transition.

State Fair Offers Plenty Of Options
For Advance Ticket Purchase Convenience

With 500 retail sites, plus the Internet, fairgoers are sure to find a convenient method for buying State Fair tickets in advance.

Roger Sharpe Speaks
At Democratic Party Meeting

Ashe County Democratic Party Chair Melba Jones welcomed Fifth District Democratic congressional candidate Roger Sharpe to a pre-election rally of Ashe County Democrats Tuesday evening August 22 at Smokey Mountain Barbecue in West Jefferson.

Moderate Drought And Abnormally
Dry Conditions Spread In North Carolina

A lack of consistent rainfall again has thrust parts of North Carolina’s northern Piedmont and northern coastal plain into either moderate drought or abnormally dry conditions, officials with the U.S. Drought Monitor announced Thursday.

Deadlines Approaching For 2006 State Fair Competitions
North Carolinians with an eye for photography, a flair for scrapbooking or a talent for LEGO construction can put their skills to the test for more than $500,000 in premiums at the N.C. State Fair.

National Publication Features Local Scrapbook Store
Scrapbook Premier’s July/August 2006 issue features High Country Scrap & Stamp’s store layout and design.


One Man Makes A Difference

Do your children know that The Virginia Creeper was the nickname given to a train?

Farm To School Workshop To Be Held In The High Country
Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project (ASAP) and Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture (BRWIA) will be holding a Farm to School workshop in Boone on September 19, 2006.

Mountain Outfitters Host Trail Running Workshop

On August 25, Mountain Outfitters in downtown West Jefferson hosted an Introduction to Trail Running workshop.


Music On The Mountain
On any given Sunday, Tracy Minton, a park ranger for Mount Jefferson State Natural area, can be found with guitar in hand entertaining park visitors at the picnic shelter.

Mountainhome Music Salutes Workers

Annual Labor Day Concert In Boone On Sunday

Greater L.A. Festival Set For Sept. 9th In Lansing

The Greater L.A. Festival is being co-sponsored by the Lansing Fire Department and the Lansing American Legion this year with food, fun, crafts, entertainment and more along with great grand prizes that will be given away on Saturday, Sept. 10th.

The Embers Perform At Forest Edge September 10th
Beach Music Legends At New Outdoor Arena In Wilkes County

A Cappella Group-Chapter Six At Ashe Civic Center
The sounds of sweet music will fill the theatre at the Ashe Civic Center on Thursday, September 7 at 7:30 p.m. when the Ashe County Arts Council will sponsor the award winning a cappella ensemble Chapter Six.

DAV Thursday Night Bingo
Set For September 7th

On Thursday, Sept. 7th, Disabled American Veterans Chapter 80 of Jefferson will once again hold “Thursday Night Bingo”.

“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.

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.

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.

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.

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