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Bounce to the beach ball fundraiser

The American Cancer Society's Beach Ball fundraiser will be held Saturday, Aug. 9


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ACHS announces student orientation
Rising ninth graders, transfer students and parents are invited to join administrators, teachers and school counselors the day before school starts, Tuesday, Aug.


ARC needs to stay afloat
Record high gasoline prices, rising food costs, escalating energy bills!!



Ashe County turns out for representative Tarleton
Ashe County supporters of State Representative Cullie Tarleton gathered Saturday, July 19, in West Jefferson



Audubon takes care to blend past with the future
A retrospective of the Audubon High Country (HCA) chapter's first year
was the centerpiece of the HCA annual meeting.



Goss announces agricultural grants for regionState Senator Steve Goss announced today that the Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund has made grants


Goss named legislature of the year
The National Committee for the New River will name State Senator Steve Goss as Legislator
of the Year for 2008 at its annual meeting on July 26.


Maybe its time to start following the law



Junkyard issues return to commissioners meetings
After several presentations to the county planning board, the ongoing feud between salvage business owner Kyle Hayes and some of his neighbors concerning issues on Nathan's Creek School Road came to the Ashe County Board of Commissioners.


Officers meet to discuss formation of local MOAA chapter
A group of retired military officers who reside in Ashe are hosting an exploratory meeting to discuss the formation of a local "New River" chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA)



Tons of food to be given away at day of blessing
Shelter Rock plans to give away another six to eight tons of food


Vendors wanted for fall festival in Grayson
The Grayson Highlands Fall Festival Committee is seeking craft vendors







Third Annual Ola Belle Reed Homecoming Festival seeks sponsors
The Third Annual Ola Belle Reed Homecoming Festival to be held Aug. 15 through Aug. 17 will reach out to over 1,000 enthusiastic music lovers.


Alleghany fiddlers convention winners
The Alleghany County Fiddlers Convention hosted 36 bands and 210 individual contestants on Friday and Saturday, July 18 and 19 in Sparta. Winners are as follows, listed beginning with first place.


Wilkes Library hosts puppet show
Red Herring Puppet show will be held at the Wilkes County Public Library


Ashe County Humane Society reschedules sale
Ashe County Humane Society has scheduled its 4th annual Rummage Sale for Friday and Saturday, August 8-9.


Doc Watson performs in Todd Aug 9 Doc Watson's concert in Todd on August 9 is a fund-raiser for community projects and the James 'Crow' Parsons Memorial Fund.



Famed musicians to give concert to benefit library
Some old fashioned foot tapping, mountain music is in store for Ashe County on Sept. 5


Hospice upcoming events
The High Country Hospice is a specialized team approach to care for individuals with life-limiting illnesses and their families.


NC State fair online ticket sales
Tickets for the 2008 N.C. State Fair will go on sale at at 8 a.m. Friday, Aug.1, including admission, ride, grandstand and Dorton Arena entertainment tickets




NRSP free summer film series
July 26 at 6:30 pm "Who Killed the Electric Car?"


OBR fest headliners
Pinecastle recording artists The Dixie Bee-Liners will headline the Third Annual Ola Belle Reed Homecoming Festival


Ola Belle Fest welcomes Chicago band
Tangleweed, a band of five forward looking musical reactionaries from Chicago, is very pleased to be traveling to North Carolina


Red Hot Jubilee Jam presented Friday
Featuring seven outstanding performers the Red Hot Jubilee Jam will be presented at the Ashe Civic Center in West Jefferson on Friday, July 25 at 7:30.


Robin and Linda Williams in concert
Robin and Linda Williams and Their Fine Group will appear in concert at the Blue Ridge Music Center on Saturday evening, July 26.


Southern Accent in Todd on Friday
The final concert in the 2008 Todd Summer Music Series will feature Southern Accent





Ashe Art Center


Ashe author at Skyland
Local author Ramona Stone, will be at Skyland Books and Gifts on Saturday, July 26

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Ashe native receives nursing degree
Robbie Davis of West Jefferson received a degree in nursing from Winston Salem State University



Farm tour to help residents find and support farmers
In a time when food travels an average of 1,500 miles before reaching a dinner table (and often farther), it's nearly impossible to know where a meal has come from.



John Burch Society to hold issues and answers dinner program



Natures bounty is on the table at farmers market
The days are long and the temperatures continue to rise, making the Ashe County Farmers Market a hot place to be on Saturdays and Wednesdays.



NWA class of 98 reunion
The Northwest Ashe Class of 1998 ten year class reunion will be held on Aug. 2


2008 Relay brings survivors supporters together to continue the fight

For over a decade, Relay For Life has been a part of the Ashe County Community. Last Friday night brought the lucky 13th year of the Relay to the Huskies own stadium.

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