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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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Developers Ice Phoenix Ski Plans
Skis on Phoenix Mountain were a hot topic in Ashe County, once.

Grants Available To Youth Groups
The N.C. Youth Advisory Council has $6,500 to give away to youth
groups that conduct community projects directed at benefitting their peers.

Officials Say Lead Poisoning HarmsYoungest Kids Most
Parents are correct to be concerned when they hear about a massive toy recall involving lead-based paint, but state public health officials said they are reminding parents...

Dry August Has Forestry Officials Worried
The N.C. Division of Forest Resources has warned that drought conditions throughout the state have left North Carolina forests unusually dry



George Hamilton IV Makes River House Appearance
Country music legend, George Hamilton IV will perform for The Sunday Salon at River House in Ashe County on Aug. 26.


Community Wets Feet At Festival By The River
The 9th annual Festival by the River drew quite a crowd this year, and all in the name of helping people, according to organizers.


Festival To Host Music Legend Arthur Smith
The Greater L.A. Festival is being co-sponsored by the Lansing Fire Department and the Lansing American Legion


AYC Cruise To Be Held Thursday At Smokey Mountain Barbeque
The Ashe County Youth Connection, also known as the AYC, will be having their next cruise-in today, Thursday August 23rd from 4 – 8 p/m.


Greater Tuna Lands At Ashe County Little Theatre
Advance tickets are available for Ashe County Little Theatre’s
production of Greater Tuna, according to sponsors.


Highland Camerata Begins
Winter Concert Rehearsals

Rehearsals for The Highland Camerata’s
winter concert series begin Sept. 4, at 7 p.m.
in the Brush Creek Hall in Independence,
Va. All singers are welcome.

Wilkes Playmakers To Present “Moonshine and Thunder - The Junior Johnson Story”
Wilkes Playmakers held auditions this past Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 6 and 7 at the Forest Edge Amphitheatre in Fort Hamby Park

Rush Hour 3 Stalls Out in Summer Traffic
Chris Tucker/Jackie Chan Series Moves to France for Latest Installment


Blues + New River = Magic
The sound of the blues will carry along the New River in Jefferson on Saturday September 1st and feature some great legends of the stage at the Riverside Park on the grounds of Jefferson Landing.


Johnson Legend Grows Stronger with Age
Racing legend Junior Johnson made a pit stop in Boone Friday, only this time he didn’t have to elude law enforcement or stock-car track rivals to do it.




Ashe Art Center

Regional Artist Projects Grants available to Artists
The Regional Artist Project of Northwest North Carolina is a partnership between the Arts Councils of Alleghany, Ashe, Watauga and Wilkes Counties and the North Carolina .

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Local Masons Host Kids’ Camp
If you’ve heard of the Shriners, you may or may not know that the Shriners are a branch of the fraternal organization known as the Masons.


Wanna Be Part Of Woolly Worm?
Volunteers, Vendors Still Needed For October Festival


Yard Sale And Breakfast To Raise Funds For Youth Events
High Country Youth Ministries is planning a fundraising breakfast and a
huge yard sale this Saturday, Aug. 25

Armed Forces Tribute Saturday
Excitement is building as volunteers are busy preparing for a large crowd this Saturday as Ashe County pays tribute to the defenders of the liberties and freedoms
Ashe Friends Of The Library Hold Annual Summer Book Sale
Looking for a good deal on a used book? Look no further, the Ashe County Friends of the Library is having its “Summer Book Sale.”

Ebenezer Gardens Plans Big Golf Tournament
More Than $150,000 In Cash And Prizes Available

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