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bullet Generic Drug Utilization On
The Rise

Consumers Benefit
As More Americans
Turn To Generics
To Save Money

bullet Safe Surrender An Option For Overwhelmed Mothers
In light of the recent deaths of abandoned infants in Duplin and Nash counties, the
state Department of Health and Human Services is reminding the public—and especially mothers
who might be overwhelmed—that
North Carolina’s Safe Surrender law is
an option to keep
babies safe.

bullet Ashe County Safe Kids Stresses Importance Of Child Passenger Safety
Valentine’s Week
To Focus On
Booster Seats

bullet New Lease Agreement Signed With Wilkes Regional Medical Center
The Board of Commissioners of the Town of North Wilkesboro voted last Tuesday to formally approve a new lease agreement with the Wilkes Regional Medical Center Operating Corporation Board of Directors.

bullet Blood Supply Remains At A
Critical Status:
Give Blood Now

Upcoming blood drives are planned in the county to help with the blood supply. All non-A B blood types are at an emergency status.

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.


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Disc Golf
Charity Ice Bowl
This Saturday


Ashe Memorial Hospital Addresses Rumors Of Closing
The following are questions and answers provided by officials of Ashe Memorial Hospital addressing recent rumors that the hospital may be closing as well as providing answers to many more questions people could have.

Hang In There
Stand alone photo)

Sheriff’s Office Makes Drug Related Arrests
The Ashe County Sheriff’s Office arrested
two local residents on drug related charges
last Thursday following a two month long
investigation, according to Sheriff James Williams.

County Requests Utilities Commission To Delay Decision
The Ashe County Board of Commissioners approved a resolution Friday, during a special called meeting, requesting the North Carolina Public Utilities Commission to delay their decision on issuing a permit regarding the proposed wind farm.

Foxx Honors Country Music Legend Del Reeves

Congresswoman Virginia Foxx (NC-05) honored country music legend and Sparta, North Carolina native Del Reeves on the House floor last evening.


Barn Quilts Of Southeastern Ashe County
This is the final installment of articles about
the Ashe County’s newest community art display
of Barn Quilts. The quilts highlighted in this
article are located in Southeastern Ashe County and
have all been created by two or more artisans.

New FFA Scholarship Funds Purchase Of Equipment For ACHS Classroom
A memorial scholarship program honoring Tiffany Rhodes, a 2005 graduate of Ashe County High School, who died in a car accident May, ’06 has funded the purchase of a $1,100 digital LCD projector for the FFA classroom.

Latinos Unidos Community Pot Luck This Sunday,
February 18th At Family Central

Latinos Unidos invites everyone interested to a Hispanic/Latino Community Pot Luck and Conversation on Sunday, February 18th, 2007 at 5 p.m. at Family Central.

Local Craftsman
Brings Wood To Life
In Home Workshop

In a small workshop next to
his home in Lansing, Ashe County native Johnny Johnson can be found working with his scroll saw creating intricate wood cuttings for framing as
well as traditional dulcimers using patterns that have
been around for generations.

Lady Victoria Academy Of Vocal Training
Opens In Jefferson

Victoria Wirth has been teaching people to sing in her home for years, but now she has made her work official by opening a studio in Jefferson.

Ashe Library Hosts Free Concert Friday Night

Backstreet and Bluegrass 1101 will be featured
Friday night, Feb. 16th at the Ashe County Library
in West Jefferson.

World Class Juggler To Perform At Ashe Civic Center
International juggling champion Mark Nizer, one of the world’s foremost practitioners of the unique form of entertainment, will take over the stage at the Ashe Civic Center on Friday, February 23 at 7:30 p.m.

Doc Watson and Bryan Sutton Win Grammy

“Whiskey Before Breakfast” Takes Award for Best Country Instrumental Performance

Arts Council’s Coffee House Returns

Chase away the winter chill with a hot cup of coffee and the best in local entertainment.

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

February Exhibits On Display
At The Ashe County Public Library

New exhibits are on display at the Ashe County Public Library during the month of February.

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.

Dougnet Computer Consulting

AppalCART Bus Service

Footsloggers Outfitters

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