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Energy Assistance Available
Applications for fuel assistance for low-income families will be
taken at the Ashe County Department of Social Services

Feds, local agencies ally in immigration fight
U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Dole today announced that North Carolina has been designated as the first state in the nation to have a statewide plan for sheriffs to partner with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to handle illegal aliens who have committed crimes.

Dole, Burr want $13 million for textile center
U.S. Sens. Elizabeth Dole and Richard Burr applauded this
week’s Senate passage of the fiscal year 2008 Commerce, Justice,
Science and Related Agencies (CJS) Appropriations Act

State program monitors trucks as they go
State Transportation Secretary Lyndo Tippett announced last week that a new program to electronically monitor truck compliance on North Carolina’s interstates has become operational.

Raleigh fair sets attendance record
The N.C. State Fair ended its 10-day run with a new all-time record attendance of 858,611, shattering the previous record of 846,724 that had stood since 2000.

It’s Nonprofit Month
Nonprofit organizations throughout North Carolina are coming together
this November to celebrate the state’s first-ever Nonprofit Awareness Month (NAM).

Industry, pols work against underage drinking
Two North Carolina wine distributors want to help expand the national

Poll shows healthcare consistent concern of voters
The results of an October DecisionMaker Poll indicated 21 percent of voters
believe that lower healthcare cost is the most important issue

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

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Junior Johnson drama in final weekend
Tickets are on sale for the final weekend of Wilkes Playmakers’ production of “Moonshine & Thunder - The Junior Johnson Story.” Remaining show dates are Oct. 25, 26, 27 and 28 at 7:30 p.m.

 

‘Dooley’ auditions next week in Wilkes
Wilkes Playmakers will hold auditions for 2008’s outdoor production of “Tom Dooley: A Wilkes County Legend”on Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 29 and 30 at 7 p.m. at Benton Hall

 

Church choirs perform musical salute
The congregation and choir of St. Francis Catholic Church will perform, “A Bountiful Harvest MusicaL Salute” this Sunday at the Ashe County Civic Center.

 

Missoula play features Ashe County kids
Audiences of all ages will get a fresh look at an age-old favorite when the Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT) and more than 50 local students present

 

Local writer looking for collaboration on screenplay
Michael Damian Kelleher is a man with a mission; to bring the story
of Will Banks, the last man to publicly hang in Ashe County

Leaf Festival is hoppin’ fun at Jefferson Station
The skies were blue, the leaves were
orange, the music was loud and the Station was hoppin’.

 

Traveling Tribute brings healing to NC veterans
The “Moving Wall” is a half-sized replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C.

Mission Accomplished
Boone troubadours Matt Rue and Jay Brown release new album

It’s Getting’ Better All the Time
Ronnie Bowman’s 2005 disc gets another listen

 

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

 

Bodies in Motion
Steve Clarke’s photo exhibit Sweet Sessions at Valborg Theatre


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Sugar announces ski and snowboard makeover winners
Sugar Mountain Resort and the Village of Sugar Mountain Tourism Development Authority announced the winners of the third annual Ski and Snowboard Makeover contest this week.

 

Builders bring home state prize
Local builders, Darrell Hamilton and his wife Donna recently received their second STARS award at the North Carolina Home Builders Association Fifth Annual STARS Awards Gala in Charlotte.

 

Native American Studies Group Reorganizes
Following a year-long hiatus the Ashe County Native American Studies Group has reactivated and will meet every fourth Monday at White Heart Woods

 


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New Nissan Owner Wants to Take
Dealership on New Path

Chris Welborne Stresses Right People, Right Attitude As Keys to Success

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Missoula play features Ashe County kids

Audiences of all ages will get a fresh look at an age-old favorite when the Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT) and more than 50 local students present
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Scoutin’ for Trout
Cub Scout Pack 214 enjoyed a day of fishing recently, compliments of J and B Trout Pond. It was the Pack’s first fishing tournament

 

The Nation’s Best Cyclists Come to Banner Elk
Lees-McRae College and Sugar Mountain Resort Host Collegiate Mountain Bike Nationals Oct. 26-28

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