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September’s Save Your Sight Month is fading from view.





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Dole urges support for business women
United States Senator Elizabeth Dole urged her colleagues on the
Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship to support improvement initiatives
but still benefit from all of those things?

Half-million in grants go to New River group
North Carolina’s Cleanwater Management Trust Fund (CWMTF) has awarded
$479,000 to the National Committee for the New River

SAFE addresses church on domestic violence prevention
The shelter for victims of domestic violence in Wilkes County, SAFE took
an opportunity from the Yadkin Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.

Alternative transportation to State Fair pays off
This year, it pays off for the environment and the pocketbook to use
alternative transportation to get to the N.C. State Fair.

Autumn air means Frescoes festival time
There’s a nip in the air, color on the hillsides, and
clear, Carolina blue skies above.

 

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Linda Carroll
Vocalist and autoharpist Linda Carroll will appear at the River House’s Sunday’s Salon Sept. 30. The music will start at 4 p.m., with hors d’oeuvres at 5 p.m.

 

Abingdon Frontier Days comes to life
Re-enactors, interpreters, and demonstrators bring the
18th century to life at William King Regional Arts Center Saturday, October 6.

Festival es grande
Local organizers sent out a big thanks to all the people who
made the 2007 Latino Festival a grand success.

 

Skyland Books and Gifts Welcome Doug Butler
Ashe County’s own Doug Butler will be at Skyland Books and Gifts on Saturday, September 29, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. to sign copies of his new book, A Walk Atop America.

 

Peace of mind and calm heart in ‘Thomas’
Doubting Thomas, a new thought-provoking and touching play will premiere at Barter Stage II in Abingdon, Va. September 28 through November 11.

Pianist Michael Lewin performs with Western
Piedmont Symphony October 5

The Ashe County Arts Council will welcome the
Western Piedmont Symphony to the Ashe Civic Center on Friday, October 5 at 7:30 pm.

 

‘One Pretty Button’ good for Puppet Fest entry
Children stood anxiously with buttons in hand to attend the Second
Annual Elkland International Puppet Festival, Sept. 22 just outside the Todd Mercantile.

 

Knights of the White Magnolia, Sept. 27 to 30
Directed by Michael Yelton, and produced by Linda Harms,
this southern comedy was first presented at the Broadhurst Theater

 

Abingdon Museum offers Halloween fun
Begin the spooky season on Saturday, Oct. 27 at William King Regional Arts Center.

Sara Gruen Book Signing At Skyland Books and Gifts
Author of the No. 1 bestselling book, Water for Elephants Sara Gruen,
will be at Skyland Books & Gifts, Thursday, Sept. 27

Greenfields hosts Fall Festival
The Ashe County Dog Park Committee will have hand-made crafts, art, food and a fashion show for dogs at its first annual Ashe County Fall Festival next weekend.

Blue Ridge Music Center salutes the Carter family Saturday, September 27
A Salute to the Carter Family and Scott County musicians
will be the focus of this Saturday’s concert at The Blue Ridge Music Center.

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Abingdon Museum Hosts Textile Discovery Day
Saturday, September 29 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. museum professionals will document textiles made in the region throughout the 19th Century at William King Regional Arts Center.


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River Cleanup flows smoothly
More than 115 volunteers turned out to “sweep” the New River and
its tributaries of more than 2 tons of trash Sept. 8.

 

Local Woman’s Dream Comes True
For as long as she can remember, Dorothy T. McMillian of
Ashe County has wanted to see Willie Nelson

 

Appalachian State University receives $98,000 from
North Carolina Space Grant Consortium

Appalachian State University has received $98,000 from the
North Carolina Space Grant Consortium.

 


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Farm as Inspiration
Todd painter turns barnyard friends into art

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Mobility assistance dog Phoebe gets ready for the White House

Jim Taylor, a volunteer trainer for New Life Mobility Assistance Dogs (NLMAD), was traveling east on US 421 last Friday following a day of volunteer work for NLMAD
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Cyclists Roll into West Jefferson
The streets of West Jefferson will host the start of the 9th annual
Cycle North Carolina recreational bike tour across the state

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