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WMC Holds New Baby Day Camp
When most children learn their mother is expecting a new addition to the family, many questions run through their heads.

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 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 31, 2007 EDITION

Ashley Frye was just one of the students, in the largest graduating class ever at Ashe County High School, who was obviously pretty excited and happy to walk across the stage during graduation. Photo by Fawn Roark

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GE Plan Will Add $45M, Triple Jobs At Ashe Facility
GE Aviation announced further investment in their West Jefferson facility Thursday with the delivery of a four million dollar inertia welder as well as more great news
for the community.


Free Distribution Of Over 20 Tons Of Food And Gifts Set For Saturday
Shelter Rock, a Boone relief organization, will be bringing over 20 tons of food and gifts to Ashe County for the Third Annual Day of Blessing.

N.C. Volunteer Commission Honors First Recipients Of The North Carolina Medallion For Outstanding Volunteer Service
Alleghany County Is A Winner


Beth Moore, Travis Cottrell Attracted The Crowds
Some jokingly called it “a sea of estrogen,” as nearly 8,000 women (accompanied by a few brave men) rolled into Boone and into the Holmes Convocation Center on Friday afternoon for an inspirational weekend with Christian author, Bible Study leader and internationally acclaimed motivational speaker Beth Moore.

Fawns Are Better Left Untouched
With the start of the peak fawning season in North Carolina, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is once again urging people not to approach, touch or remove any white-tailed fawns.

Appalachian Yarn And Fiber Opens At New Location
Milissa Little had an unlikely knitting teacher, her young nephew, Sam.

A Soldier’s Story
Ashe Family Awaits End Of Father’s 63-Year Journey Home

Dr. Dean Jones Jr. Retires After 51 Years Of Service
Dr. Dean Jones Jr. has decided to take it easy and has now retired with 51 faithful years of providing medical services to the community.

Gallery Crawl Highlights Artistic Talent In Downtown West Jefferson


Pianist Jeff Little Performs Live Saturday
Mountainhome Music Concert at Blowing Rock School


SkyBest Sponsors Mainstage Series At An Appalachian Summer Festival


Concert Series Kicks Off At New Backstreet Park
A ribbon-cutting as well as the first Friday of the month concert series will be held at the newly named Backstreet Park (formerly known as the Pocket Park) in downtown West Jefferson just across the street from Brickstone Pizza.

Skyland Books’ Moveable Feast Returns June 11th
Ann Ross, author of the popular “Miss Julia” series of humorous Southern novels, will highlight this year’s “Moveable Feast” author luncheon sponsored by Skyland Books and Gifts.

Smart Gallery “Come Have Tea With Me”
SMART Gallery is featuring local artist, Tena Wenta, for a delightful afternoon of fun and refreshments.

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


The Man Behind the Mansion
New Musical Sheds Light on Industrialist Moses Cone

Beat-The-Heat Summer Film Series At Ashe Library
Coordinators of the New River Earth Institute invites the community to come out of the heat and into the air conditioned Ashe County Library this summer.

Alleghany County Library Summer Reading Kickoff
Library To Also Host Traveler Who Will Discuss Mexico

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.|

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

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

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

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.

Art Clan Exhibits At Arts Center

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 Saturday
One of the most popular summertime events in Ashe County is the Annual New River Canoe Race Saturday.

Dougnet Computer Consulting

High Country Honda

Footsloggers Outfitters

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