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Infant/Toddler Screenings To Be Held Soon

bullet State Epidemiologist: Washing Hands Key To Preventing “Stomach Flu”

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



Open House Set For Saturday

Drug Related Charges Filed Against Crumpler Man
The Ashe County Sheriff’s Office arrested and charged 55-year-old Larry Joe Shatley of Crumpler last week on numerous drug related charges after he was found passed out in his vehicle, according to Sheriff James Williams.

Senator Steve Goss Meets With Officials Of Local Environmental Groups
Senator Steve Goss recently met with representatives of local environmental groups to learn of their concerns and activities in the 45th Senate District which includes Ashe, Alexander, Watauga, and Wilkes Counties.

State Transportation Improvement Program Adopted
Seven-Year Blueprint Identifies More Than 3,700 Statewide
Transportation Projects

New River Conservation Group Welcomes Public To Open House
The National Committee for the New River (NCNR) invites the interested public and NCNR Members to an Open House on Friday, March 16, from 4-7:00 p.m., at their office in West Jefferson.

Transportation Board Awards Contracts For Projects In Ashe And Yadkin Counties
The N.C. Board of Transportation today awarded two contracts totaling $8.9 million for highway improvement projects in Ashe and Yadkin counties.

Sheriff’s Office Seeks Leads Regarding Missing Man
Leads are being sought as to the whereabouts of a local man and authorities are asking for help from the community.

Agencies Shed New Light on Crime Prevention
The North Carolina Governor’s Crime Commission and GE Lighting Systems, Inc. have joined together to offer communities an inexpensive solution to prevent crime: light.

Gary Barber Resigns From Badger Funeral Home/Ashelawn Memorial Chapel And Gardens
After 15 years of service, Gary Barber (current vice chairman of the Ashe County Board of Commissioners) has resigned from Badger/Ashelawn.

Appalachian Professor Receives $180,000 NIH Grant To Study Ways To Protect Against Heart Attack
John C. Quindry, an assistant professor in Appalachian State University’s Department of Health, Leisure and Exercise Science, will spend the next two years studying the role short-term exercise plays in protecting the heart muscle during a severe heart attack.

New Drug Free Communities Grant Applications Are Available Now
Last Thursday, the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announced the availability of new, Drug-Free Communities (DFC) support program grants.

North Carolina Leads Nation In Loss Of Farms … Again
State Lost 1,000 Farms In 2005, USDA Report Says



. “Start Your Own Business” Workshop Series
Have you ever thought about starting your own business, but did not know where to start?

Appalachian Senior Programs: Foster Grandparents Make The Grade At Local Schools

Healthy Children Class Offered For Parents And Caregivers
There is a new course being offered to the community through the combined efforts of the New River Earth Institute and Ashe Partnership for Children.

Mountain Home Utopia Comes Home To
The High Country
Upscale Products With
Down Home Service

Local Family Business Featured In Magazines
Fleetwood’s Ken Sevensky Transforms Salvaged Wood Into Storied Treasures

Ashe County Little Theatre Spring Production Set
Mark your calendars now for Ashe County Little Theatre’s spring production of Catfish Moon.

ACT Readers Theatre Features “Dairy Queen Days” March 15
ACT Readers Theatre’s next presentation will be “Dairy Queen Days” Thursday, March 15 at 7 p.m.

Savor The Music Of The Mediterranean At The Ashe Civic Center

Local “Personalities” And Restaurants Preparing For Second Annual Celebrity Serve
Local Make-A-Wish Chapter Beneficiary Of Upcoming Fundraiser

Wilkes Heritage Museum To Host The Second Annual Civil War Day
The Wilkes Heritage Museum is hosting the second annual Civil War Day from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, March 24th at the Court House Square.

Watauga Valley Art League
Joe Miller of (Cheap Joes' Art Stuff, Boone NC) Performs as Vincent Van Gogh's Brother - March 18th

First Alleghany Idol To Be Held March 9th
A Fun Family Event To Support Alleghany County Library


Professional Women’s Seminar Plans Underway
The 7th Annual Professional Women’s Seminar “Fabulous Fifties - Let the Good Times Roll” will be held in April featuring music, great food, door prizes and more.

Tickets Now On Sale For
“Beauty And The Beast”

Show dates for “Beauty and the Beast” are March 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10 at 7:30 p.m. and March 4 and 11 at 2 p.m.

Celebrate The Scots

Tartan Day Celebration at Jefferson Landing

Friends Of The Library Announces 2007 Poetry Contest
Are you a poet and don't know it?

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

Paintings And Photography
Feature The New River

The lazy days of summer drifting down the river, winter’s wrath of snow and ice and the glory of autumn reflected in water are all subjects featured in the latest exhibit at the Gallery of the Ashe Arts Center.

Exhibit At Ashe Arts Center
Features The New River

The second exhibit of the 2007 will feature the
beauty, mystery and history of the New River.

Jefferson Man To Participate In 2007 Arnold Classic

Jefferson native, Travis Mash will be participating in this year’s Arnold Classic, an annual bodybuilding competition, named after Arnold Schwarzenegger.

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