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bullet Colonoscopy–
Should You
Have One?

When her doctor suggested that she have a colonoscopy to screen for colorectal cancer, Pam said she wanted time to think about it.

bullet January Is National Radon Action Month
Extension Urges Citizens To Test
Homes For Radon

bullet Medicare
Open Enrollment
Deadline Nears

bullet North Carolinians Urged To Help Stop Spread Of Flu


Pets of the Week

Ollie & Bebo




Ashe County



Goss Takes Oath Of Office
Democrat Steve Goss took his oath to serve the
45th North Carolina Senate District in the place
where he grew up and pledged to represent it
in the General Assembly.

Ashe Outreach Ministries Plans Highway Yard Sale
Representatives from Ashe Outreach Ministries (AOM) of Warrensville presented information to the Ashe County Board of Commissioners regarding a planned 50-mile yard sale starting in Laurel Springs and ending in Trade, Tenn.

Tarleton Takes Oath Of Office Saturday

Cullie Tarleton will be sworn in for the NC State
House Saturday, Jan. 13th, at the new
administration building in Boone at 11 a.m.

ASU Is One Of Nation’s Top 100 ‘Best Values’
Gov. Mike Easley announced January 8th that six North Carolina universities are ranked in the top 100 by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance as the “Best Values” among the nation’s public colleges and universities.

Two Charged With Forgery
Two Jefferson residents have each been charged with numerous counts of forgery, according to Sheriff James Williams of the Ashe County Sheriff’s Department.


Latinos Unidos Community Pot Luck
Sunday, Jan 21 At Family Central

Latinos Unidos, formerly High Country Amigos, invites everyone interested to a Hispanic/Latino Community
Pot Luck and Conversation on Sunday, Jan. 21,
at 5 p.m. at the Family Central Community Center.

Ashe County High School Announces FAFSA Night
On Jan. 30th, a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) Night will be hosted by Ashe County High School from 5:30-7 p.m. in the upstairs computer lab.

Free “Cats For Seniors”
Program Available Locally

The Johnson County Humane Society is offering free “Cats for Seniors”, a program that helps senior citizens by giving them a kitty to love and call their own.

Barbie’s Restaurant Brings New Food Choices To Jefferson
Looking for new and
different food choices?

Hospice Sponsors Program With
Crafters In Mind

Monday morning, laughter
could be heard coming from
the kitchen of Thelma Woods,
where six ladies sat sewing
quilted yoyos and recounting
memories old and new.

Rhonda Vincent And
The Rage Coming To Region

The Blue Stocking Club will present Rhonda Vincent and The Rage on Friday, Feb. 2nd at 8 p.m.
at the Paramount Theater.

Pickin’ At The Paramount Set For January 20th
Coming to the Paramount Center in Bristol, Tenn. on Jan. 20th will be The Second Annual Pickin’ at the Paramount, all-star bluegrass jam.

The Genius of Ray Charles

Walker Center Presents Tribute Stage Show
“I Can’t Stop Loving You” January 18th

Third Annual Febfest Battle Of The Bands Coming February 3rd
Local Bands To Perform At Ashe County’s Family Central

ACT Readers Theatre To Produce Love Letters
Enjoy A.R. Gurney’s story of the sometimes intimate, sometimes tempestuous relationship between Andy and Melissa in the ACT Readers Theatre production of Love Letters.

High Country Youth Ministries Holds Talent Search Night
High Country Youth Ministries will be holding an Ashe Youth Talent Search Night on Saturday, Jan. 13th.

Winter WorkshopsCould Be The Cure For ‘Cabin Fever’
Winter weather getting you down? Want to get out of the house and try something new? The SMART Gallery has the answer.

Martin Luther King Day
Celebration At Arts Center

The Ashe Arts Center in West Jefferson will be the site of the annual community Celebration honoring Dr. Martin Luther King on Monday, January 15th at 7 p.m.

West Jefferson Locomotion Trail
Project To Have Artwork As Markers

Soon the West Jefferson Locomotion Trail Project will have a very unique look as artists will be creating works of art that will be installed into the sidewalk and the trail.

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