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bullet Blood Supply
At A Critical
Status Due To
Bad Weather

Upcoming blood drives are planned in the county to help with the blood supply.

bullet Gentle Exercise: Yoga and Tai Chi

bullet Wilderness First Responders/First Aid Courses Offered
Wilderness First Responder training will be offered March 10-18 at Appalachian State University’s Camp Broadstone.


Pets of the Week



Ashe County



Commissioners Approve First Reading Of
Ashe County Ordinance To Regulate
Wind Energy Systems


Seminar Addresses Options For Franchise Business
A seminar about starting up a franchise business will be held next week in Room 1110 at Wilkes Community College

Send Your Sweetheart A Singing Valentine
This year surprise your sweetheart
with a Singing Valentine

2006 School Report Cards Launched
By Department Of Public Instruction

The N.C. Department of Public Instruction launched
the 2006 N.C. School Report Cards recently.

Smith Family New River
Protection Legacy Continues

The Smith family has donated a 168-acre conservation easement to the National Committee for the New River

Meek Re-Elected NC Democratic Party Chair

The Democratic Party State Executive Committee
is made of party leaders from all
of the state’s 100 counties.

More Options For Free, Low Cost Online Filing

Gov. Mike Easley recently announced that
taxpayers will have more options this year for
filing their North Carolina tax returns
online for free or at a minimal charge

Fewer Retail Clerks
Are Selling Tobacco To Minors

The N.C. Department of Crime Control and Pubic Safety Secretary Bryan Beatty recently announced the number of retail clerks selling tobacco to minors has dropped more than 60 percent in the past decade.

NC Department Of Crime Control
Provides Winter Driving Tips

Winter driving can be hazardous even
for experienced drivers.


Goodwill Needs Donations Now
As cold weather moves into the Carolinas, donations to Goodwill are down, while the demand remains high.

Volunteer Nominations Underway Now
Volunteers Will Be Recognized At Awards Program

The Barn Quilts
of Southwestern
Ashe County

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

Carolina Clay Opens At Wilkes Art Gallery

Art Of Aging Juried Art Competition Planned

Art of Aging, a juried art competition and exhibition will be held at Ashe Services for Aging, Inc.

Storyteller And Humorist
This Saturday At Arts Center

The Ashe County Arts Council invites you to warm up the funny bone and come prepared to laugh this Saturday night.

Skyland Books To Host
Local Area Musician And Storyteller

Well-known area musician and storyteller Joe Shannon will be at Skyland Books and Gifts Saturday, Feb. 10th

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.

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

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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