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bullet A Bloodthirsty Red Cross

Three blood types at less than a day’s supply

bullet Have a Heart... Breakfast
17th annual benefit held Feb. 14

bullet Flu arrives at Appalachian


Ice storm left many in the dark



Laurel Forks church re-opening
The old Transou Christian Church is reopening as the New Laurel Fork Mission and organizers are inviting former and new members to return to the congregation for new services.


Bert Greene to run for District Court Judge
Wilkesboro Attorney Robert (Bert) Greene Jr. announced his intention to
seek the District Court Judge seat in the 23rd Judicial District this November.


Goss Report:
Focus on education and the 21st century job market



Long Hope Retreat Center and Lodge Opens in Todd
The Long Hope Valley is also long on recreational and educational opportunities
with the opening of a new retreat center and lodge.


Retirees are a yes; rap is a no
County commissioners covered several issues in their pre-meeting
work session Monday including county personnel policy changes


Transactors Improv at Arts Center
The Ashe County Arts Council is promising an evening of laughs at the Ashe Arts Center when the Transactors Improv will take the audience on a rollercoaster ride through the human experience on Friday, Feb. 8. The fun starts at 7:30

Dinner, dance returns to Landing
The Sixth Annual Children's Trust Fund Endowment Valentine Dinner, Dance & Auction will be held Saturday, Feb. 16, 2008, at Jefferson Landing, from 6:30 p.m. to midnight, regardless of weather.

Burley Day in Dobson
Burley Day 2008 is scheduled to be held Feb. 13 at the Dobson Community
Building at the corner of Cooper and James Streets in Dobson.

Acclaimed author is new to High Country
Early in January, prolific author Daniel Hill Zafren traded the vistas of Lake Norman for the inspiring woods and mountain views of Ashe County where he's said he hopes to finish his fifth novel shortly.

Ashe Art Center


Parkway photo contest nears entry deadline
The Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition is back, though
the deadline for submissions is drawing near.

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AF Financial hires PR, marketing director
Judy Parlier Current recently joined AF Financial Group as Marketing and Public Relations Director at its corporate office in West Jefferson. Joedy Eller, Chief Banking Officer, made the announcement



Hammer knows the system:
Fred Hammer speaks about his Philadelphia experience and a
missing man named Jim Blevins
Freddie Hammer has been here before, squarely in the cross
hairs of the justice system



Giving Back
Lowe's Home Improvement of West Jefferson Store Manager
Julie Lyles presents a check for $10,000




Here's My Point: The lesser of four evils
As a lover of the political process I have to tell you this
election cycle is as entertaining as it can get.



Either rain or snow, or sleet may stay contract couriers
Last week an email arrived from a reader who asked to be called R.D.




Ashe Realtors name board members
Ashe County Board of Realtors' Presents new board members and top award-winners



Free Med Clinic adds a patient coordinator
Monica Madden-Lynn has been named the Ashe Free Medical Clinic's new patient care coordinator.

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Park programs at Mount Jefferson
Mount Jefferson State Natural Area, a North Carolina State Park,
has announced upcoming programs for February.


Bad week in Ashe Town:
Huskies enter week hopeful, end it in a funk



Lady Huskies defeat Starmount
Last Friday's ice storm postponed one game but the Lady Huskies
traveled to Boonville Jan. 29 to take on Starmount.

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