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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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Study: Consumers prefer locally grown food

An extended survey shows that most western North Carolina consumers want their food grown locally.

AF Financial reports big growth in past year
AF Financial Group reported earnings of $1.471 million
for the 2006-2007 fiscal year, an increase of 44.1% over the 2006

Early buys save dough on fair tickets
People interested in going to the 2007 N.C. State Fair can save money on admission and ride tickets by buying them in advance.

Boomers focus of economic summit
Baby Boomers represent the biggest generational shift in our country’s history, and entrepreneurs are discovering that they also represent the largest consumer market.

BREMCO: Power rates could go down
The typical household electric bill will be a little lower as a result of a rate adjustment announced this month by Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation.

Commodity Distribution Set For Sept. 21
The Ashe County Department of Social Services will hold a United States Department of Agriculture commodity distribution on Friday, Sept. 21



Ashe Arts Council will sponsor Studio Hop and Art on the Side
Ashe County is known for its natural beauty and friendly people.

Barter’s “Jimmie Rodgers” coming to Heritage Hall
The Barter Theatre will present the play “America’s Blue Rodeler: Jimmie Rodgers” at Heritage Hall on Sunday, Sept. 23 for a 2 p.m. matinee performance.

Abingdon center offers art for kids
The William King Regional Arts Center has begun registration
for its October youth art classes.

Arts Council funding more barn quilts
In less than a year, the Ashe County Arts Council has funded or sponsored two-dozen Barn Quilts in the Ashe County area with many others being created privately by individuals.

NC Author at Acorn Gallery this Week
The Acorn Gallery will host a book signing with North Carolina
author Sheridan Hill at the Sept. 14 gallery crawl.


ACT’s Next Offering:
‘Knights’ is a southern comedy set deep in the heart of Texas


Music, dancing planned for festival
Dance and celebration will be on display at the Festival Latino on the Back Street in downtown West Jefferson next Sunday, Sept. 23 starting at 1 p.m.


Good Eats, Good Music
Year’s Final Evening Market Features Appalachian Mountain Girls


Tickets on sale for Marion PBS Taping
The nationally distributed PBS series, Song of the Mountains, continues
live tapings of their series on Oct. 6 at the Lincoln Theatre in Marion, Va


River House hosts JAMfest Oct. 6
The performance begins at 7:30 p.m., with hors
d’oeuvres and a cash wine bar in the lobby beginning at 6:30.

West Jeff Gallery Crawl draws art and music
The Ashe County Arts Council will sponsor Gallery Crawl
in downtown West Jefferson this Friday, Sept. 14.


My Name As A Prayer Author Comes To West Jefferson
Former Ashe County resident and author Sheridan Hill
will be at Skyland Books and Gifts on Saturday, Sept. 15


Ashe Art Center

30 Years and Growing
Ashe County’s Arts Council has made good use of its time



Photographer Riddle Returns For 3rd Exhibit
The Back Porch Gallery at Todd General Store will
host Collee Riddle on Saturday, Sept. 22 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. for an exhibit.

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New River Winery grows into old Lansing School
Ashe County’s first licensed winery continues to grow after moving to its
new home at the Old Lansing school.

BREMCO Grant deadlines near
Applications are due at the end of September for two grant programs sponsored by Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation

Charlotte attorney named electric co-op counsel
Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation announced last week that Debbie W. Harden

Playright Inman is a down home celebrity
Walking in to the theater at Benton Hall, one would think at first glance that the man seated in the aisle is just another cast member.


Elkland Puppet Fest Returns to Todd
The second Elkland International Puppet Festival is retuning to Todd at the Todd Mercantile Gallery in beautiful downtown Todd..

Yosef’s Triumph

Mountaineers receive warm reception

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