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Commentary: When Ministry and Politics Merge Into Something Good
Whether it is a 23-year-old resident of our Senate district who has
tried unsuccessfully for several years to retrieve an original of his birth certificate.

Easley Urges Local Conservation
With 93 of North Carolina’s 100 counties experiencing exceptional,
extreme or severe drought conditions, Governor Mike Easley has asked city
and county officials across the state to implement water conservation measures locally.

Goss Named to Health Task Force
State Sen. Steve Goss (D-45) has been named to the state’s Public
Health Task Force 2008. The task force will meet Oct. 10 in Raleigh for a kickoff meeting.

Bringing Bright Ideas to Light—How to Live for Free
How would you like to live without electric bills, water bills or heating bills
but still benefit from all of those things?

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Riverview Hosts Harvest Dinner & Dance
Ashe County Commissioner Judy Porter Poe will give the keynote address
when Riverview Community Center

Ancient rhythms draw crowd to Ft. Hamby Pow Wow
The sound of drums floating through the forest greeted visitors to Wilksboro’s Ft Hamby this past weekend.

 

Catfish Derby casts off this weekend
Ashe County Parks and Recreation and the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission will host the Fall Youth Catfish Derby Saturday Sept. 22 at Ashe County Park. The gates will open at 7 a.m. rain or shine.

 

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month this Sunday at Festival Latino
Live Latin music, traditional and modern Latin dancing and tasty
ethnic food will be on hand on the Back Street

 

20 Liberty!
Tennessee’s longest running outdoor drama, will kick off its
30th season at Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area

 

Blue Ridge Parkway offers fall activities
If you’ve ever stood on Wildcat Rock and wondered what it
would be like to hike to the cabin you see so far below, now’s your chance.

Grayson Fall Fest Next Weekend
The 31st Annual Fall Festival at Grayson Highlands State Park
will get under way Sept. 29 and 30, running each day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

JAMfest Comes To Civic Center
River House and New River Dramatists will host JAMfest
2007 at the Ashe Civic Center on Saturday, Oct. 6.

ACLT’s latest comedy opens next week
Opening night is only a little over a week away as Ashe County
Little Theatre presents The Last Meeting of the Knights of the White Magnolia.

Linking Storytelling to the Ancestors
The art of storytelling will come alive on Wed. Sept. 26 as well-known storyteller Sylvia Porter comes to Ashe County to entertain and inform the Friends of the Library.

Western Piedmont Symphony At Ashe Civic Center
The Western Piedmont Symphony of Hickory will take the stage of the
Ashe Civic Center on Friday, Oct. 5 at 7:30 p.m.

Arts Council Sponsors 16th Annual Studio Hop And Art On The Side
The annual Studio Hop and Art on the Side will be Saturday, Sept. 22 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Return of the Puppetmasters
Second annual International Puppet Festival will be held in Todd Saturday

 

Roots, Rock & Reggae
Appalachian Roots Revival Festival Features Wide Variety of Acts

 

Ashe Art Center

Creston artist shows etchings in Abingdon
The Arts Depot in Abingdon, Va.,will feature fourregional
artists in its Members Gallery beginning Sept. 27 and continuing through Nov. 10.

 

Arts Council Kicks Off Fund Drive
September is the time each year when the Ashe County Arts
Council focuses attention on fundraising.


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Kitchen feeds small business dreams
Following that old family recipe is one thing. Negotiating the red-tape ridden, regulatory tangle of health safety codes necessary to turn that recipe into a business is quite another matter.

 

Warrensville UMW raise playground for church
The Warrensville United Methodist Women recently purchased a playground for their church.

 

Therapeutic riding programs ‘Getting A Leg Up’
Grassy Creek United Methodist Church had the perfect horse
riding weather for its “Giving A Leg Up to Therapeutic Riding” fundraiser.


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Ashe Claims Construction Trades'
Top Teacher

Ashe County High School teacher Steve Scott expects a lot from his students. Last week he showed his students he not only talks the talk, he does a pretty good job of walking the walk.

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Phoebe's Education Fund

Mobility pooch needs funds for graduation
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5K run will benefit Ashe Hospice
Jeremy Casey didn’t know much about hospice before a member of his family died last year.

Family Central Hosts Super Fall Brawl
Wrestling All Star Promotions will present a night of wrestling with the Super Fall Brawl at Family Central Gym in Jefferson on Saturday, Sept. 22. Bell time is 7:30 p.m.

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