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bullet Don’t Let Kids Go Hungry This Summer, 2007
USDA’s Summer Food Program Provides Food In Ashe County


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Ashe County Sheriff’s Office Locates Felons
As a result of a three-month long investigation, the Ashe County Sheriff’s Office has been seeking information about several individuals who were on the run.

Governor Orders Two-Degree Hike In Thermostat Settings As Utilities Face Record Demand
Measures Will Help NC Save Energy During Heat Wave

Paul And Florence Thomas Memorial Art School Founded
Florence Thomas, perhaps the greatest artist that Ashe County has ever produced, died on March 31st of this year and left a major provision in a trust for the founding of The Paul and Florence Thomas Memorial Art School.

Organic Crops Rotation Workshop To Be Held At Upper Mountain Research Station
An Organic Crops Rotation Workshop will be held at the Upper Mountain Research Station in Laurel Springs on Friday, Aug. 17 from 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.


Deadlines Approaching Quickly For
Veterans Tribute Set For Aug. 25

Community Help Is Still Needed In
Huge Event Honoring Veterans And Troops


West Jefferson Residents Arrested On Drug Trafficking Charges
Illegal Prescription Drug Use And Sale On The Rise In Ashe County


Home Protection Program Expanded
State Senator Steve Goss announced last week that residents
of the 45th Senate District who have lost their jobs may be
able to save their homes from foreclosure.

State’s Environment To Be Discussed At Library
Professor Jonathan Howes will provide an up to date look at the state’s environment when he speaks to the Friends of the Library at 11 a.m. on Wed. Aug. 22.

Healthy Carolinians Task Force Receives $30,000 Grant
The Ashe County Health Council, “A Healthy Carolinians Task Force” has been awarded a $30,000 grant by the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust of Winston-Salem



Greater Tuna To Be Presented By Ashe County Little Theatre
The countdown to opening week has begun, and it is time to purchase your tickets to see Ashe County Little Theatre’s production of Greater Tuna.

The Blues Return To The High Country On Labor Day Weekend
What could be a better way to spend
an afternoon then to be listening to some great music in a beautiful setting?


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.

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

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.


Skyland Books To Host Author For Book Signing
Ellie Kirby of Grayson County, Va. will be at Skyland Books
and Gifts Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Wet Paint At River House Sunday
Bet and Rob Mangum of “Wet Paint” have been playing their
unique brand of acoustic music for 25 years.


Ola Belle Reed Homecoming Festival Set For This Weekend
Three Days Of Music And Fellowship Planned In Lansing


Are You Ready To Fiesta?
Festival Latino Seeks Vendors, Dancers, Musicians And Artists


Puddingstone Presents Celtic and Classical Concert
Forget-Me-Nots Also Featured Saturday



Ashe Art Center

2nd Annual Jewelry Trunk Show This Weekend At Carlton Gallery
Carlton Gallery’s 25th Mid-Summer Exhibition continues with
its Second Annual Jewelry Trunk show on Saturday, August 18, 3-6 P.M.

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Mount Jefferson State Natural Area Offering Guided Hikes
On Saturday morning, August 11th, a group gathered at the picnic shelter of the Mount Jefferson State Natural Area


Local Woman Receives Home Thanks To “Raise a Roof, Rebuild a Life”
”Raise a Roof, Rebuild a Life”, a non-profit organization founded by Ron Zapsic and his wife, Vera, have made a dream come true for a local woman – Beth Eldreth.


Girl Scouts Welcome New Members School Night Set For Thursday, Aug. 23

Interns Receive "Real World" Experience at Blue Ridge Electric
As a part of Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation’s commitment to education, the cooperative employs students as summer interns across all four districts in our front offices and as apprentice line technicians.
New Facilities Open at Laurel Ridge


Blue Ridge Brutal Set For Saturday, Aug. 18
The 18th annual Blue Ridge Brutal 100 bike ride, a fund raising event for the Ashe Civic Center, will be held Saturday, Aug. 18, beginning at 8 a.m.

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