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High Country Honda

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AppalCART Bus Service

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bulletFive tips for the aging eye
September’s Save Your Sight Month is fading from view.


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Man charged in kidnapping
The Ashe County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Crumpler man last week after they say he held his sister and mother at knife point for several hours.

State offers industry water saving tips
The N.C. Division of Pollution Prevention and Environmental Assistance
is offering technical assistance at no cost

Deadline approaches for funds for farmers
Farmers and operators wanting to participate in the 2008 Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) must have their applications in before Nov. 1, 2007.

MDA offers flu shots
The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) is offering flu shots to people who have any of more than 40 neuromuscular diseases, according to a statement released last week.

Ashe County Schools meet AYP standards
High and middle schools met goals while elementary schools raised concerns

Mt. Mitchell summit faces winter closure
The expected re-opening of the summit area at Mount Mitchell State Park will be delayed until Spring 2008

Labels light up addresses
The U.S. Postal Service is offering more visible, more durable address marking labels that can help letter carriers and emergency personnel more easily find addresses.

Statewide burn ban is back
Gov. Mike Easley announced Monday that N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Bill Ross reinstated the open burning ban.

State announces Golden Hay Relief
Seventy-nine percent of North Carolina was experiencing extreme drought conditions as of Oct. 9 with no relief in sight according to the National Drought Mitigation Center in Lincoln, Neb.



Missoula needs kids to audition
The Missoula Children’s Theatre will take on “Robinson Crusoe” in its return to Ashe County next week, thanks to sponsorship from the Ashe County Arts Council.

Ashe County Barbershop Harmony Society presents How the West Was Sung
The Ashe County Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society was established in 2003 with the backing of the Winston-Salem chapter and under the guidance of Rusty Ruegsegger.


Bassett and band play River House Sunday
The sound of Martha Bassett and band have been described as Hank Williams meets Peggy Lee, and this Sunday they’ll be performing at the Sunday Salon at the River House Inn.


Author Lynn Salsi at Skyland Books
Author Lynn Salsi will appear at Skyland Books in West Jefferson
Saturday Oct. 20 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


Jonesville artist releases CD
The Foothills Arts Council will host a CD release party
Oct. 19 for Jonesville guitarist and vocalist Libby Haynes.


Making Molasses in Whitetop: a Sticky Situation
Making Molasses can be a sticky situation.
Ask anyone who has ever been involved in the process and they will tell you so.


Vincent heads Lincoln lineup
Award-winning bluegrass band Rhonda Vincent & the Rage will headline the Nov. 16 television taping for Song of the Mountains at the Lincoln Theatre in Marion, Va.


Scary stories haunt Carter Mansion
Storyteller C. Keith Young will share tales of woe and terror, the weird and the macabre, at the annual Scarey Stories at the Carter Mansion in Elizabethton, Tenn. next week.


Riverside General Store Grows By The New River
Haunted Hayride Featured For October, New Restaurant Opens


Mountainhome Music Hosts Harris Bros.
Concert Blues, Rock and Country this Saturday at St. Luke’s


Cherryholmes II: Black and White
Family band solidifies their place in bluegrass with sophomore release



Ashe Art Center

Ashe Arts has women with ‘Wings’
The works of six female artists will grace the Gallery of the Ashe Arts Center through Nov. 16

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Rainbow Academy shoots for late fall open
Rainbow Center Children & Family Services has been busy working with the Ashe County Chapter of Project Challenge of North Carolina preparing for the opening of High Country Academy this falls.


Couple have key to Todd’s heart
Charles and Mary Risk received the key to the Todd community in front of a record crowd attending the 14th annual Todd New River Festival on Saturday.


Tobacco funds marked for local schools
The Golden LEAF Foundation announced last week that North Carolina REAL Enterprises, Inc. was awarded $225,000 support for the “Building REAL Interest in Developing Greater Entrepreneurial Systems” project (BRIDGES).

High Mileage
Dedication ceremony officially opens 15 new miles of trail in Ashe and Wilkes counties


Staying Young Thousands of Miles at a Time

Hiking the Appalachian Trail is a dream that many Americans have.

Lees-McRae Athletic Teams Rising In The Fall
From Cycling To Soccer, Bobcats Enjoying Sporting Excellence


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