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bullet Ashe Chamber
Of Commerce Sponsors Ultrascreen Inc.
For Upcoming Screening

Business and industry leaders throughout the country have been forced to look carefully at ways to reduce the increase cost of healthcare for their employees.



bullet Family Caregiver Support Group
Offered In
Ashe County

A new support group for local family caregivers is being offered free of charge by the Ashe Family Caregiver Council.


bullet American Diabetes Alert Day Set For March 27


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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.

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POSTED MARCH 15, 2007
NEWS

Photo by Fawn Roark
FIGHTING FIRE
A brush fire burned approximately eight acres of land off Roaring Fork Road in Creston Monday afternoon, but it was contained due to the hard work of the Pond Mountain and Creston Volunteer Fire Departments. Here firefighters work to build a firebreak to keep the fire contained.

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ACHS Chorus Raising Funds
To Attend Music Festival

Community Asked For Support



High Country Carpet Care Opens For Business

Thanks To The IDA Small Business Option



New E-Newsletter Targets Travelers
To Blue Ridge National Heritage Area

The Blue Ridge Explorer, an enewsletter for travelers interested in
visiting the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area’s many cultural
and natural attractions, is now available with online signup


Chamber Of Commerce Plans
Full Lineup Of Events For Members In 2007

The Ashe County Chamber of Commerce
continues its growth and service to its members
by offering a wide variety of Business Breakfasts,
Business After Hours and Quarterly Workshops in 2007.


North Carolina Releases Four-Year Cohort Graduation Rate
Sixty-eight percent of first-time high school ninth graders in 2002-03 graduated in four years or less


Mountaintop Removal Featured
In Latest Google Earth Release

Today's release of featured content in the popular Google Earth program will include a new mountaintop removal coal mining layer created by nonprofit organizations in Appalachia.

National Committee For The New River Holds Open House
The National Committee for the New River is hosting an Open House
on Friday, March 16th.


Wildfires: A Reminder About Open Burning Rules
Recent wildfire activity has prompted officials
with the N.C. Division of Air Quality to remind
people that many wildfires are caused by illegal
open burning that could have been prevented.


COMMUNITY



Blue Ridge Elementary Students Make Talavera Tiles

Bright Ideas Grant Makes Project Possible



High Country Business Network Meets In Ashe County
The High Country Business Network will hold a business networking event from 5:15 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on March 15th 2007



Shiitake Mushroom Log Workshop
To Be Held In Warrensville Saturday





High Country Kids Say “Thanks” To Make-A-Wish Foundation
Celebrity Serve To Make
More Wishes Possible
>>FULL STORY


Wildlife In North Carolina Magazine Donated To Deployed Troops
It’s a bit like word from home,
with fur, feathers and fins.
>>FULL STORY




Arts Council Sponsors Musician Pavlo
At The Ashe Civic Center

The Ashe Civic Center will be the place
to be this Thursday night at 7:30 p.m.


Classical Music At The Ashe Arts Center
The Ashe County Arts Council is pleased to bring the duo Marcolivia to the Gallery of the Ashe Arts Center on Friday evening March 23 at 7:30 p.m.

Reserve A Seat Now For Little Theatre’s Catfish Moon
It is time to reserve your seats for Ashe County Little Theatre’s spring production, Catfish Moon.


Bluegrass-Gospel Event
Showcases Area’s Top Groups

Friends of Joyce Fletcher Keep Memory Alive



Award Winning Blues Player To Perform In Boone

Award winning blues player Michael Pickett will be traveling to Boone where he will be performing at the Boone Saloon on Thursday, March 15th at 10 p.m.


Tartan Day Planned
The popular Scottish musical group,
Albannach (www.albannachonline.com) will be
performing on April 7 at the Tartan Day Festival
at Jefferson Landing in Jefferson, NC.


Mt. Paddy Welcomes Ohio
Christian University Chorale

On Saturday, March 24th, Ashe County High School
will be the location for a concert by the
Ohio Christian University Chorale (OCU).


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


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.

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.


Youth Art Exhibit Calls for Entries
The Ashe County Arts Council will feature a youth art exhibit, entitled “Young at Art”, from April 18 - May19.


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.



High Country Honda

AppalCART Bus Service

Dougnet Computer Consulting

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