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bullet Red Cross encourages holiday blood donations
The holiday season, Thanksgiving through the middle of January, is traditionally a challenging time for collecting blood.

bullet Ashe County Free Medical Clinic
presents the Second Annual Brunch, Style Show and Tour of Homes and Bed and Breakfasts





Because You Asked: Winter Parkway Driving
A winter morning's drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway is a sight so lovely to see that it can make the most dedicated cynic pause to consider the existence of a higher power.


Choices for sustainable living
More and more news reports turn to the amount of resources humans consume everyday.

Drought prompts meetings N.C. Cooperative Extension
In the midst of a harsh year of feed shortages and drought-related hardships the North Carolina Forage and Grasslands Council will sponsor a forage conference at the Southern Livestock Center next week.

Executives brief Ashe commissioners
Members of the Northwest North Carolina Advanced Materials
Cluster Initiative Executive Committee briefed the Ashe County
Board of Commissioners Monday Jan. 7


Improv troupe at Ashe Arts Council
The Transactors Improv Company will perform its unique brand of improvisational theater based on audience suggestion at the Ashe Arts Center next month.

Events at Mt. Jefferson State Park
Mount Jefferson State Natural Area recently announced two
programs that will be held at the park in January.

Ashe Art Center

MLK Celebration Planned

The Ashe County Arts Council will be sponsoring a community
celebration in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King

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Polar Plunge and Ice Bowl in Ashe
The Ashe County Parks and Recreation Inaugural Polar Plunge
and Second Annual High Country Ice Bowl Charity Disc Golf Tournament


Ashe Red Cross is award-winner
The Ashe Chapter of the American Red Cross received a
top award for its blood collections for the 2006-2007 year



Wilson promoted at McFarland
Stephen C. Wilson has been promoted to editorial director of McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, according to a statement released recently by company officials.


West Jefferson law grad eyes local practice
Daniel S. Newell, formerly of Grass Valley, Calif., and newly of West Jefferson, received the juris doctorate degree with high honors on Dec. 14 from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock's William H. Bowen School of Law.

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Hudler, McNeill lead Ashe girl' offensive
The Lady Huskies completed a three-game sweep of Wilkes County
last week by thrashing North Wilkes 73-42.


Huskies humble eastern neighbors
Ashe County's varsity boys' basketball team continued to assert
its regional dominance last week

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