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.
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.
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.
kids to audition
The Missoula Childrens Theatre will take on Robinson
Crusoe in its return to Ashe County next week, thanks
to sponsorship from the Ashe County Arts Council.
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 theyll
be performing at the Sunday Salon at the River House Inn.
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.
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
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.
have key to Todds 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.
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).
Dedication ceremony officially opens 15 new miles of trail
in Ashe and Wilkes counties >>FULL STORY
Staying Young Thousands
of Miles at a Time
Hiking the Appalachian Trail is a dream that many Americans
have. >>FULL STORY