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bulletNew Fibromyalgia Support Group

A new support group for persons diagnosed with Fibromyalgia is forming in Ashe County.


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Great American Smokeout is back



West Jeff voters elect new faces
First-timer Dale Hudler defeated longtime incumbent Dale Baldwin to become West Jefferson’s new mayor according to an unofficial tally released by the Ashe County Board of Elections Tuesday night.


Easley names month to honor American Indians
Gov. Mike Easley has proclaimed November as American
Indian Heritage Month in North Carolina

Sparta License Plate Agency to close
The retirement of a contract agent has prompted the N.C.
Department of Transportation to announce the permanent
closing of the Sparta license plate agency

Military mail deadlines near
The surge in military personnel sent to Iraq is contributing to a
nearly 200 percent overall increase in overseas mail delivery

Toxic Toy
State environment and public health officials are asking
parents to immediately remove from their homes toys called Aqua Dots

Sheriff, Fire phones change
The Ashe County Sheriff’s Office has new telephone numbers
for its local Crimestoppers program and non-emergency telephone line


Chimney fire damages home on Bill Church Road
Firefighters say that a blaze last week in the home of Bill and Mildred Church at 164 Bill Church Road was, by most indications, the result of a chimney fire.


Hospices honored this month
President Bush has declared November 2007 as National Hospice Month. It’s the 29th consecutive year November has been designated to honor hospices around the country.

NCDOT plans 88 hearing
The N.C. Department of Transportation has scheduled a public hearing for Nov. 29

Because You Asked:
MRSA the Superbug

Diabetes awareness is top Nov. priority
Nearly 21 million children and adults in the United States are
living with diabetes, and another 54 million people are at-risk






Skyland hosts calendar signing
Models for the “Voices of Hope 2008” calendars, featuring cancer survivors from Ashe County, will be on hand at Skyland Books this Saturday to sign the calendars for customers.


Documentary in Elkin
November’s Foothills Arts Council movie selection is the
award-winning documentary “How’s Your News?”

Dancin’ in the Streets
Santa presided over a high time at the ol’ Holiday
Parade in West Jefferson last week

Art Gifts at FAC
The Foothills Arts Council is hosting a Christmas Shoppe
Nov. 23 through Dec.20 featuring the works of local artisans.

Capote’s ‘Holiday Memories’ plays Wilkes
Tickets are now on sale for the Wilkes Playmakers production of
Truman Capote’s “Holiday Memories.” The show opens on Thanksgiving night.

Linda Carroll at River House
Singer and auto-harpist Linda Carroll will perform
for the Sunday Salon at River House. Nov. 18.


Dallas Brass performs Nov. 15
at Ashe County High School




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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Lansing couple honored by Chamber
Ashe Woodworking of Lansing was presented with the prestigious
Ashe County Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year award last week.


I Hate Veteran’s Day
Here’s my point, I hate Veteran’s Day a little more every year.
Now, it’s not that I have anything against veterans; I am one.

Years of Family Math Fun
What do you get when you put children, parents and an energetic math professor together? “Family Math Night,” a fun-filled evening of learning through exploration.

Local kids show poetic touch
The results are in: The second annual poetry contest at Mount Jefferson State Natural Area was even more successful than anticipated. There were over 200 entries in this year’s contest, and the judging was intense.


On the Air

Two local girls, Lisa Patel (right) and Brittany Shepherd, recently were invited to travel to New York City to meet Tyra Banks and appear on the Tyra Banks Show.

Ashe Little League elects officers
Ashe County Little League 2008 on its way to a great season

Shooting For A Title


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