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Jefferson Man Is Buried Next To His Wife,
Who Never Gave Up Hope


Miss North Carolina Contestant
Has Avery County Roots

It’s been a few years since Avery County got excited about the Miss North Carolina Pageant


Friends Speaker To Discuss Public Radio
If you thought fundraising was the only challenge for National Public Radio (NPR) you’ll have an opportunity to learn otherwise as Joan Siefert Rose speaks

Riverview Community Center Issues Internet Policy
The Riverview Community Center, located on Highway 88 West in Creston, recently announced their Internet Acceptable Use Policy.

High Country Audubon Announces First Field Trip
Valle Crucis Park will be the location for the High Country Audubon’s first field trip. “And it will be just a stroll in the park!

April’s Low Temps And Freezing Conditions Warrant Disaster Assistance Locally
On May 24th, Secretary Johanns declared a Secretarial Major Disaster in the State of North Carolina due to abnormally low temperatures and freezing conditions that occurred from April 6th through April 9th.

Donation May Lead To New River Crossing
A valuable train print, “New River Crossing,” by Ashe County’s own Stephen Shoemaker has been donated by Shoemaker to raise money for the American Cancer Society.


State’s ‘Virtual Public School’ Offers Summer Classes Online
Last week marked the official first day of classes for the North Carolina Virtual Public School, a state program offering high-school level online classes over the summer.

Can We Talk?
Economic Task Force Says Communication is Key to Ashe’s Future

Ashe Deputies Arrest Nine in Alleged Burglary Ring
A two-month investigation into a string of burglaries has led to the arrest of eight Ashe County teens and another man on a slew of felony charges, according to Sheriff James Williams.

Zoo Has County OK To
Reopen, But With Conditions

Ashe County Commissioners voted Monday night to allow Keith Stroud Jr. to reopen the New River Zoo, but with conditions.


Fleetwood’s Old School Plans Classes with New Approach
Statistics show that one in five middle and high school students suffer from mental health issues and the symptoms of most mental illnesses first appear during adolescence and young adulthood.

Jail Escapee Apprehended In Ashe County
Inmate Held On Attempted Murder Charge


Dancin' Cross the Strings
Steve and Ruth Smith Host CD Release
Concert at ASU Sunday


Bringing Beach Music and Bluegrass to Deep Gap
Village Music House Aimed at Family-Friendly Fun


Ashe Library Hosts Orville Hicks
Orville Hicks is bringing Jacktales to the Ashe County Public Library on Friday June 29 from 7-9 pm.


Army Band To Play At Civic Center June 29
On Friday, June 29, the North Carolina 440th Army National Guard Band will perform at the Ashe County Civic Center at 7:30 p.m. Chief Warrant Officer Dale A. Stephens is the conductor.


Library Features ‘Hear The Sound: The Southern Music Of The 1800s’
On Friday, June 22 from 7-9 p.m. at the library, “Hear the Sound: The Southern Music of the 1800’s” by Charles Pettee.


River House Welcomes Bluegrass Act From Germany
The Looping Brothers of Germany will travel to Ashe County to perform at the River House at the Sunday Salon on Sunday, June 24, beginning at 4 p.m.


Trade Days Returns For 19th Year


Remembering “Uncle” Joe Hartley, Founder Of Singing On The Mountain
Robert Hartley was two years old when the first “Singing On The Mountain” was held in MacRae Meadows above Linville in 1924.


Little Theatre’s Into The Woods Opens Thursday
Ashe County Little Theatre’s summer musical, Into the Woods, will open this Thursday evening, June 21.


1st Virginia Cavalry To Appear At Christmas In July
The 1st Virginia Cavalry along with several other units are scheduled to camp out in West Jefferson Park during the Christmas in July weekend


Christmas In July Festival To Provide Many
New Opportunities For Attendees

New changes with the Christmas in July festival should provide something for everyone this year as Ashe County’s own original festival is continuing the newtrend of focusing on mountain heritage.


ShinDigz To Feature Rock Bottom Bluegrass Band
ShinDigz, located at Riverview Community Center in Creston, will be hosting Rock Bottom bluegrass band Saturday, June 23 at 6:30 p.m.


ACT Casting For Acting Up Again, Again
Alleghany Community Theatre is planning its third annual variety show, this year called “Acting Up at the Barn Again, AGAIN!”

Free Movie Screening at Ashe Library

There will be a free screening of the popular documentary The End of Suburbia

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.

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

Christmas In July Planned For July 6-7

Blue Ridge Art Clan Showcasing Artwork at the Ashe Arts Center


Ashe Art Center

Arts Council Sponsors Art Programming in the Schools
As part of the Arts Council long standing commitment to increasing the availability of arts education opportunities for students of Ashe County

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Fish Fry Benefits Community Center
The Fleetwood Community Center will hold a Fish Fry Fundraiser Friday, June 22

West Jefferson Student To Attend Legislators’ School
Aaron Scott, son of Steve and Robin Scott of West Jefferson, has been selected to attend the Legislators’ School for Youth Leadership Development at Western Carolina University.



Inclement Weather Does Little To Dampen Spirit Of Relay
While threatening weather took a toll on last weekend’s Relay for Life attendance, it did little to dampen the spirit of the approximate 2,000 participants.

Relay for Life Seeking Early Luminary Donations
Opening ceremonies for the Ashe County Relay for Life will be held on the track of the Ashe County High School

Unique Furniture Sold At New Shop In Fleetwood
James Hardy recently retired from his day job and turned his hobby into a new business building unique cabin furniture out of locust wood.

Cooking Camp Teaches Kids to Prepare Healthy Snacks
“Presenting Chef and Child”, a learning event for children aged 10-12 years old will be held July 10-13 at the Agriculture Service Center in Jefferson.

4-H Camp Offers Kid-size Chance at Crime Scene Investigation
A 4-H Bio-Tech Camp for rising sixth- to ninth-graders will be held at East Wilkes Middle School from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. on July 31- Aug. 2.

Warrensville Churches Plan Summer of Music, Fun, Fellowship
Warrensville Baptist Church and Warrensville United Methodist Church have scheduled a number of events over the next few months they said they hope will reach out to the community in an effort to provide a safe and enjoyable atmosphere for fellowship and fun.

Clogging Show Raises $1,500 For Local Charities
The award winning Fleet Feet cloggers raied $1,500 in their recent benefit clogging show “Cuttin’ a Rug” at the Ashe Civic Center.

New Business Makes Outdoor Concrete Log Fireplaces
A new business has formed in Ashe County with a very unique product that many agree are sure to be a great addition to any yard.


Blue Ridge Employee Completes
Management Internship Program




Family Thanks Community For Support After Loss Of Their Son
The family of Jonatan Jomarron said the people of Ashe County definitely made their lives a little easier when they reached out to help them after their 18-year-old son died tragically in a drowning accident at Ashe Lake on May 14.


Blue Ridge Electric Membership Gives $30,000 To Local Communities
Early Saturday morning, members of the Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corp. joined together at the Ashe County High School for its Annual Membership Meeting.

Reflecting With Robert Hartley:
“Singing” Has Special Place In His Heart

Wildcats Win Second Place
On Sunday, June 17th the Wildcats, an 11 year old travel baseball team comprised of players from Ashe and Watauga counties, participated in the Southern Summer Bash


Ashe Little League Names All-Star Teams
Local Little League coaches selected players last Saturday to represent Ashe County in a regional competition for the right to play in the state tournament.

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