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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.


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Plan Wind


West Jefferson’s New
Town Manager Busy At Work

McGinnis took the position in December
following the former Town Manager
Ken McFadyen who left in September.

Be Prepared for Severe Weather: How To Report An Outage
Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation urges members
to be prepared for severe winter weather predicted this
weekend and into Monday.

North Carolina Agrees To
Purchase Chimney Rock Park

Popular Visitor Attraction Saved From Potential Development and Will Remain Open for Nature Tourism

Local Wins Colgate Country Showdown
Megan Peeler, representing radio station WKSK of West Jefferson is the winner of the 25th Annual Colgate Country Showdown.

Local Residents Arrested On Crystal Meth Related Charges
Three local residents have been arrested on charges related
to Crystal Methamphetamines following a four month
long undercover investigation.


Student Opportunities Available For Spring,
Summer And Beyond

There are many student opportunities available that students
can get involved with this spring and summer.

Domestic Violence Activist Kit Gruelle
To Speak Feb. 8 at Appalachian

Ashe Partnership For Children Offering “Love and Logic”
The Ashe Partnership For Children is offering “Love and Logic”

The Barn Quilts Of
Northern Ashe County

This is the second in a series of
articles touring Ashe County’s
newest community exhibit of
traditional barn quilts.

Storyteller Kelly Swanson At The Ashe Arts Center

Kelly Swanson is a professional author, comedienne, and storyteller and the Ashe County Arts Council welcomes her to the Gallery of the Ashe Arts Center.

High Country Youth Ministries Holds Concert Planning Meeting
Seventh Day Slumber, DecembeRadio To Perform In Ashe

Valentines Event Benefits Children’s Trust
The Fifth Annual Children’s Trust Fund Dinner, Dance and Auction fund raiser will be held at Jefferson Landing on Saturday, Feb. 10.

Library Adds New CD’s To Local Music Collection
The Ashe County Public Library has added 15 recently-purchased CDs to its Local Music Collection, thanks to funding provided by the Friends of the Library.

A Day To Play At The SMArt Gallery

Open Gallery Planned To Be Held
Each Saturday At Smart Gallery

Library Presents Winter Concert Series
The Ashe County Public Library presents a Winter Concert Series featuring local Appalachian musicians.

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.

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

Ashe County Arts Council
Announces Barn Quilts Exhibit
The Ashe County Arts Council is
encouraging people to get out and
view their new quilt exhibit – ‘Barn Quilts’.

New Exhibit At The Ashe Arts Center

The Gallery of the Ashe Arts Center is putting its best foot forward with an exhibit featuring fabulous footwear.

Artists Asked To Participate In WJ Trail
The Healthy Carolinians Task Force in partnership with the Town of West Jefferson, the Ashe County Arts Council, and the Ashe County Chamber of Commerce is announcing a contest to create new works of public art in downtown West Jefferson.

Art IS Action:
Art Quilts By Sandra S. Rowland Open At Wilkes Art Gallery
On Friday, Jan. 12th, the Wilkes Art Gallery hosted an opening reception for Art IS Action: Art Quilts by Sandra S. Rowland.

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