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bullet Eat Smart, Move More, Win $500 Cash
The 4-H After School program is offering Ashe County families a chance to learn about eating smart and to win $500 with a program beginning April 10 and running through May 22.





Doesn't the county's new sign control ordinance control political signs too?
Last week we received a call from a concerned Ashe County resident who wanted to know what the new county sign ordinance said about all the political signs going up around the county.



Return to the Shire
Board can't seem to shake this old dispute



West Jefferson Lions Club offers Free Vision Screenings
The North Carolina Lions Club Vision Van will be rolling into Ashe County on Wednesday, April 16 and setting up in the parking lot of Roses in Jefferson.



Watson's illness puts benefit concert on hold until June 7
The April 12 benefit concert featuring Doc Watson at the Mountain Music Jamboree has been postponed after Watson reportedly became ill and required hospitalization recently.



Arts Council plans Special Arts Festival and Spring Fest
The Ashe Arts Council is planning for its annual Spring festival.


Ashe County museum opens for summer season
The Museum of Ashe County History has been busy over the winter with its renovation of the 1904 Courthouse in Jefferson and with projects at the Temporary Museum across the street.


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Ashe County Arts Council Spring Fest

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Safety is contagious at Jefferson's AEV
Employees and special guests gathered last week on the shop floor of the American Emergency Vehicles factory in Jefferson to celebrate the company being presented the coveted Carolina Star award.


Community Briefs
A.S.H.E. Vigil


Guest Commentary
"The views expressed in this commentary are those of the writer and in no way represent the opinions of the Mountain Times or any of its affiliated publications."


It's a matter of judgment
Quite often people stop me when I'm someplace or call me to comment on something or other that I have written and pretty much without fail the phrase "are you serious" will wind up being said, that is if the conversation doesn't start with it.


New Weekly Column: Handmade and Homegrown

In her weekly report on the Ashe County Farmers Market, Vicki Randolph keeps Ashe Mountain Times readers up to date on the latest produce from local farmers and all the handmade crafts and wares from local artisans.


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Hatchery-supported trout waters to open
The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will open approximately 1,120 miles
of "Hatchery-Supported Trout Waters" in 25 western North Carolina counties

State Park announces April events
Mount Jefferson State Natural Area will hold several programs during April.

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