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New 13-Ounce Mail Rule To Take Effect July 30
A new Postal Service rule goes into effect next week for
packages and envelopes that weigh more than 13 ounces

Ginn Laurelmor Site of Independent Biological Survey
Company, Land Trust and Conservation Partners Promoting Living Laboratory


Blood And Platelet Donors Can Win In August
Giving blood is a worthwhile thing to do at any time during the year, but give blood or platelets this August and you could just walk away with a shopping spree as part of the Give a Little – Buy a Lot promotion.

National Committee for the New River Names New Board Members
The National Committee for the New River (NCNR) has named two new members to its Board of Directors

Ashe County Applauds General Assembly For
Making All North Carolina Schools 100% Tobacco-Free

Study Shows Scenic Byways And Downtown Areas Help Sustain Region’s Tourism Industry
Elected officials, business people and others working to sustain or grow tourism in the 25-county Western North Carolina region must work together to protect the natural beauty that draws tourists to the area.


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.

Todd General Store Annouces Storytelling And Author Schedule
The Todd General Store is continuing
another season of visiting storytellers who perform each week in downtown Todd.

Ola Belle Reed Homecoming Festival Kicks Off August 17
Three Days Of Music And Fellowship Planned In Lansing

Rock Bottom To Perform In Back Street Park
Looking for a great way to begin your weekend?

Rock-n-Road Hillclimb At The Lodges At Eagles Nest To Be Held Saturday
The historic Hillclimb Race has thrived in North Carolina for more than 50 years, and this August The Lodges at Eagles Nest presents the first ever Rock-n-Road Hillclimb in the mountains of Banner Elk.

Riverwalk Arts Festival Set for August 18
The Avery Arts Council (AAC) will hold
the Riverwalk Arts Festival on Saturday,
August 18 at the Riverwalk Park in Newland from 10a-5p.


Spinning Bee at Brinegar Cabin
Saturday, August 4, 10 am until 5 pm

Little Theatre Presents Greater Tuna Comedy
Tuna, Texas, the third smallest town in the state is the
setting for Greater Tuna, Ashe County Little Theatre’s end of summer production.


Recording Artist, Producer Addresses Local NSAI
Charles Button, a recording artist, music producer and recording
studio engineer, will be the special guest speaker.


Free Screening of Peak Oil--Imposed by Nature
The free movie screenings at the Ashe County Public Library continue with this month's feature documentary Peak Oil--Imposed by Nature.

Local Musicians Perform at the Ashe Civic Center
Five talented musicians will perform at the Ashe Civic Center on Friday, August 3rd.

Double Musical Feature At River House Set For Sunday
The weekend of August 4 and 5 will bring two well-known musical entertainments to River House.

Auditions Planned For ACT’s The Battle Of Shallowford
The Alleghany Community Theatre (ACT) will hold auditions for it’s full stage production of “The Battle of Shallowford,” on August 10 from 7 to 9 p.m.

Summer Concert Series Continues at St. John’s
The summer concert series at historic
St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church in Valle Crucis


Joe Shannon Publishes My Old Gray Coat: Mountain Home Musing
My Old Gray Coat is a collection of Shannon’s stories, poems, and essays that he has read on his Mountainhome Music concerts.


The Legendary Country Earl At Carolina Barn Dance
On Saturday, August 4th The Carolina Barn Dance at the Carolina Theatre in downtown Spruce Pine


A Great Line-up at the Playhouse Children’s Music Festival
Billy Jonas performs at 3:30

Festival By The River Set For Aug. 18 At Riverview
The Riverview Lion’s Club invites everyone to the 9th Annual Festival by the River on Saturday, Aug. 18 at the Riverview Community Center.

Winners Named At Alleghany Fiddler’s Convention
The Alleghany County Fiddler’s Convention was held July 20
and 21 in Sparta with 47 bands and 231 individual contestants.

River House Wines And Dines At Fifth-Annual Winefest
With live music, elegant food, wine sampling, and unique arts and crafts, the River House’s recent Wine Fest had just about everything to entertain your all of your senses.

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Artwork On Display At Ashe County Public Library
During the month of July, the Ashe County
Public Library is exhibiting the artwork of Mary Foreman.


ArtWalk Celebrates Two Years With Two Great Artists
August first marks the two year anniversary celebration of ArtWalk.


Watermedia Society Present 2007 Show at Mazie Jones Gallery
Artists Reception at Jones House Frida

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Local Mission Team Returns From Pine Ridge Indian Reservation
A local group just returned from a mission trip to Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota


Author, Professor Joseph Bathanti Featured On UNC-TV Aug. 3
Award-winning author Joseph Bathanti will be
featured on UNC-TV’s “North Carolina Bookwatch” on Friday, Aug. 3, at 9:30 p.m.



Benny Parsons Rendezvous Ridge Wine Tasting Room & Racing Museum Is Now Open
More than 380 of Benny Parsons’ family and friends joined together on July 18th to celebrate the opening of the Benny Parsons Rendezvous Ridge Wine Tasting Room and Racing Museum.

Northwest Trading Is Making Changes
Have you visited the Northwest Trading Post lately? If so, you have you might have noticed something a little different from years past.
New Life Mobility Assistance Dogs President To Hold Presentation At Library
New Life Mobility Assistance Dogs Founder and President Karen Brown will be giving an hour long presentation and several demonstrations at the Ashe County Public Library Saturday beginning at 10:30 a.m.

Red Tail Mountain Partners With Troon Golf
RedTail Mountain Golf Club, located in Mountain City, Tenn has entered into a partnership with Troon Golf,® the leader in upscale golf course management.very different roads.

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