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bullet ‘Berry’ Delicious N.C. Strawberries
Are On School
Menus In May

North Carolina schools seem to have caught strawberry fever based on the 2007 orders of North Carolina strawberries.

bullet Children Suffer Most Dog Bites,” Says Postal Service
For every letter carrier bitten, 900 children needlessly suffer the pain and trauma of dog bites, according to the United States Postal Service.

bullet Getting The Word Out About The Dangers Of Tobacco Use Among Teens
Did you know that tobacco use is the single leading preventable cause
of death in the
United States?

bullet Tai Chi Offered At Mountain Hearts
Beginning June 5th, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Mountain Hearts Center
for Prevention and
Wellness will offer
Tai Chi.

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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Ashe County


MAY 24, 2007 EDITION

Three Star General Visits
Ashe County High School JROTC

Lieutenant General Thomas F. Metz, Deputy
Commanding General/Chief of Staff for the
US Army Training and Doctrine Command in Fort Monroe, Va.
visited with Ashe County High School’s JROTC Friday

Area Firefighters Learn About LP Gas

Lansing Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department in conjunction with the Ashe Campus of Wilkes Community College sponsored an LP Gas class

Social Services Announces Commodity Distribution
The Ashe County Department of Social Services will be holding a USDA commodity distribution on Friday, May 25th, in the community center at Family Central, between 9 a.m. and noon.

New River Gains National Attention
The New River’s importance was discussed
in Washington D.C., this week before a
U.S. Senate Subcommittee hearing.


No-Till Organic Production
Workshop Next Thursday

On Thursday, May 31st beginning at 2:30 p.m., the New River Headwaters Alternative Agriculture Program will present a workshop

Lansing VFD Festival To Be Held Saturday
Festival Features All Day Music, Food, Fun And More

Art Of Aging Competition, Exhibition Planned

Artwork Due Next Week At Ashe Services For Aging

Buffalo Tavern Celebrates
75 Years

Historic Bed & Breakfast
Holds Open House

Building Beth’s Home
Non-Profit Organization Counting
On Continued Community Support

Bluegrass & Brass For Memorial Day

Mountainhome Music Concert In Blowing Rock Sunday

Blue Ridge Chamber Players Returns To Ashe Arts Center
The Ashe County Arts Council is pleased to welcome back the Blue Ridge Chamber Players to the Gallery of the Ashe Arts Center.

Boone Welcomes Beth Moore This Weekend

An 8,000 Ticket Sell- Out Event Begins Friday

“Into the Woods” To Hit The State At Ashe Civic Center
…And they all lived happily ever after – or did they?

Ashe County Friends Of The Library Hosts
Third Annual Poetry Contest

The Ashe County Friends of the Library was joined by Kathryn Stripling Byer, North Carolina’s Poet Laureate, to recognize three budding poets on Saturday, May 19th for their creative entries in the third Annual Poetry Contest.

Fleet Feet Cloggers
Hold Benefit Show This Weekend

The award winning Fleet Feet cloggers are planning a benefit clogging show “Cuttin’ a Rug” at the Ashe Civic Center.

Ashe County Farmers Market Presents
Information On Nite Time On The Backstreet

The Ashe County Farmers market is proudly presenting its first monthly “Nite Time on the Backstreet” event on Friday, June 8th from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m.

Arts Center Presents Exhibit
Of Paintings By Noyes Capehart

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

Christmas In July Needs Volunteers

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.

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

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

Michael’s 102 North To Host Wine Dinner Event

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.

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.

Footsloggers Outfitters

High Country Honda

AppalCART Bus Service

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