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bullet Free Medical Clinic To Hold Volunteer Training Monday
The Ashe County Free Medical Clinic operates through volunteers and a volunteer training has been scheduled for Monday.

bullet West Jefferson Businesses Challenged To Become Fitness Champions
Is your Business a Champion?

bullet 10th Annual Food Allergy Awareness Week To Focus On Preventing Fatalities
May 13-19 Puts Spotlight On 12 Million Americans Who Have The Condition

bullet Health Department Offers Smoking Cessation Counseling
Pregnant Women And Their Families Enoucraged To Attend

bullet Health And Fun For The Young Festival At Blowing Rock Hospital
Calling all Parents and Children! You are invited to attend the 1st Health and Fun for the Young Festival at Blowing Rock Hospital on June 2, 2007 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

bullet Infant & Toddler Screenings Announced
The Child Find Committee of the Ashe Local Interagency Coordinating Council is offering infant/toddler screenings in conjunction with Ashe County Schools’ Pre-K Screenings.


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MAY 17, 2007 EDITION

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Ashe County Library Has
New Adult Services Librarian

The Ashe County Library has a world traveler
amongst its book collections.

Grant Has County Parks And Recreation Million-Dollar Smiling
Ashe County Parks and Recreation has received a $500,000 grant from the North Carolina Parks and Recreation Trust Fund  (PARTF).

Arrests Made From Break-In

Parts Of Western North Carolina Now Enduring Severe Drought
People Urged To Conserve Water And Not Burn Announces
America’s Top 100 Places to Live for 2007

Four NC Cities Including Blowing Rock On List

$155 Million Estate Tops List Of Country’s
Most Expensive Homes for Sale

Top Price Locally Is $1,090,000

E-Conservation Home Energy Audit Set
North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Ashe County Center and North Carolina State Energy Office are working together to offer a limited number of home energy audits for home owners in Ashe County.

Transportation Board Approves Bicycle And Pedestrain Planning Grants In Municipalities Including North Wilkesboro

Search Teams Locate Drowning Victims Tuesday Afternoon
Two 18-year-old Jefferson men drowned Monday evening in Ashe Lake after their paddleboat capsized.


May Proclaimed Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month
Spring means warm weather and the seasonal return of motorcycles on North Carolina’s highways.

Extension To Hold Pressure Canner Testing On May 30th

Workshop Designed For Landowners In Western North Carolina
If you are a landowner interested in learning more about managing your land in western North Carolina, you are invited to attend the “Discover Your Land” workshop at the Watauga County Agricultural Conference Center.

T. Grays Opens In
Downtown West Jefferson

T. Grays of West Jefferson has opened
in downtown West Jefferson providing
a new choice for dining that is sure to
please and Owner Tiger Posey is
welcoming the community to come in,
sit down and make themselves at home.

Cub Scout Pack 237 Holds Flag Retirement Ceremonies
This past Thursday a symbol of our great nation was retired with the help of some of Ashe County’s young citizens.

Harp Strings And Heartstrings

Mountainhome Music Kicks Off 2007 Season
With Concert Saturday

Arts Center Presents Exhibit
Of Paintings By Noyes Capehart

Noyes Capehart has been putting his thoughts with images for more than 30 years.

Mel Jones & Bag O’ Bones
To Headline At Heritage Hall

On Saturday, May 19 at 7:30 p.m., Mel Jones
& His Bag O’ Bones will perform at Heritage Hall.

Alleghany County Announces Fair Set For July

The Blue Ridge Mountain Fair is returning
to Crouse Park this July

Christmas In July Committee Announces Entertainment Schedule
Ashe County’s own Christmas in July festival is continuing the new trend of focusing on mountain heritage and this year’s 21st annual event will be providing food, music and street dancing on Friday evening, July 6th from 7 p.m. until 10:30 p.m.

Naturalist Weekend May 19-20 Brings
Together Stars from the Outdoor World

The 2007 Grandfather Mountain Naturalist Weekend
planned for Saturday, May 19 and Sunday, May 20
is bringing together many of the top names in
North Carolina’s outdoor community.

The Freemans To Sing At
Ashe County Worship Center Sunday Evening

The Freemans will be singing at Ashe County Worship Center
on Sunday, May 20th

Father, Daughter Duo Visit
Ashe County For Performance

Mt. Paddy Church will welcome father, daughter duo of Keith and Kayla Rivenbark on Sunday, May 20th at 6 p.m.

Poet Laureate Of North Carolina
To Visit Library And Honor Young Poets

The Poet Laureate of North Carolina, Kathryn Stripling Byer, will be the speaker on May 19 at the Ashe County Library.

Youth Ministries Plans Event For Students
High Country Youth Ministries, Inc. will be holding an event immediately after the school day ends for students of Ashe County Middle School on Monday, May 21st featuring music from the band, Rescued, and special speaker Neal Hatfield.

White Hart Woods Fine Arts Festival
White Hart Woods invites all artists to submit fine art and craft entries to their First Annual Fine Arts Festival July 21-22, 2007.

TOPs Taps Teen (And Younger) Talent

Blowing Rock Stage Company Day Camps Start In June

Ola Belle Reed Homecoming Festival Planned For August
Three Day Pass $15 During May

PBS To Air Part Two Of  “An Evening At River House” May 21
PBS will air the second half of  “An Evening at River House,” recorded live on April 29, on UNCTV’s “North Carolina Now” at 7:30 p.m., Monday, May 21.

Take Me To The River

Mountain Valleyfest At Green Valley Park Saturday

Tickets On Sale For “Tom Dooley: A Wilkes County Legend”

Michael’s 102 North To Host Wine Dinner Event

ACT Readers Theatre Stages “Sunshine Boys” May 17
Alleghany Community Theatre’s next Readers Theatre will stage Neil Simon’s “Sunshine Boys”

Singing In The Foothills Set For June 22nd And 23rd
Tickets are still available for the Singing in the Foothills “Lifting the Children through Song and Praise” that will be held June 22nd and 23rd

SMART Gallery To Hold Artist Reception And Wine Tasting
SMART Gallery is having a featured artist reception for Stephen Willingham along with a wine tasting from Rag Apple Lassie Vineyard and Winery on Saturday, May 26th

Storytelling Nights Ongoing At Todd General Store
The Todd General Store has kicked off another season of visiting storytellers who will be performing each week in downtown Todd from May through October.

Wayne Henderson Guitar Raffle
Held To Benefit Ola Bella Reed Festival

Workshops Planned For Artists And Aspiring Artists
Beginning in June, Carlton Gallery will host its 7th year of inspirational, exciting and life changing workshops in the downstairs studio of the gallery.

Young At Art Exhibit Features Talented Local Youth

The 14th annual “Young at Art” exhibit returns to the
Gallery of the Ashe Arts Center from April 18-May 19.

Jefferson Resident Runs In Competitions
Annette Bednosky, a Jefferson resident has raced in three states during the three recent weekends.

Annual New River Canoe Race Set For June 2nd
One of the most popular summertime events in Ashe County is the Annual New River Canoe Race sponsored by Ashe County 4-H is set for June 2nd, according to coordinators.

Riverside Canoe And Tube Rentals Opens For 2007 Season
Spring Has Sprung And The Water Is Fine

Dougnet Computer Consulting

High Country Honda

AppalCART Bus Service

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