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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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Pedestrian struck by dump truck on South Jefferson Avenue

State Police and West Jefferson Police officers are currently investigating a vehicle/pedestrian accident that took place at approximately 10:15 a.m. Friday morning on South Jefferson Avenue in West Jefferson.

AF Financial Group reports record earnings
AF Financial Group is pleased to announce that it will report record earnings of
$1,506,789 for the fiscal year ending June 30



Executive director named for Ashe County Chamber
Cabot Hamilton is the new Executive Director of the Ashe County Chamber of Commerce.




Ashe County Democrats hold monthly meeting
The Ashe County Democrats held their monthly meeting at Smokey Mountain Barbecue on Tuesday, July 22



NC 16 Motorcycle crash kills Wilkes man
Shortly after 3 p.m. on Monday, officials from the Highway Patrol, Wilkes County EMS and Wilkes County Fire Rescue responded to a vehicle wreck reported on NC-16



Changes are afoot with Mountain Times Publications
Regular readers of the Ashe Mountain Times and All About Women magazine may notice some subtle changes to the publications as new people fill old positions with Mountain Times Publications.



District 31-B Lion's Install New Officers
District 31-B of the Lions Clubs held their annual Installation Banquet on July 19, in Mooresville, NC.


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.


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


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



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


Backstreetin' in the good old summer time
While most of the people in the hurried and harried United States are longing for the good ole days, residents of the High Country are still living them!


Fiddler's Convention set for Saturday
The crowds will gather at Ashe County Park in West Jefferson on Saturday for the
38th Annual Ol' Time Fiddler's Convention


Jeff Little to join Doc Watson for Todd concert
When Doc Watson takes the stage at Todd's Cook Memorial Park at on Aug. 9,
his grandson Richard will not be sitting next to him.


'Moonshine & Thunder' rumbles through Wilkes
Auditions for Wilkes Playmakers production of "Moonshine & Thunder - The Junior Johnson Story" will be held at Benton Hall



Past Lane Sock Hop
A local historic cabin proprietor and antique auto restorer is planning to
offer 'ol school sock hop dances on Saturday nights.



Local author publishes fifth novel
Daniel Hill Zafren, has just published Not Lost - Just Not Found, his fifth novel.



Ashe Art Center


'Florence' announces 2008 art classes in Glendale Springs
The Paul and Florence Thomas Memorial Art School, on Trading Post Road in Glendale Springs, the newest addition to the High Country's rich and varied art scene, announces its inaugural season of workshop classes out at the new campus.

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Open house at Animal Hospital
The Animal Hospital of Ashe held an Open House on Saturday,
July 26 at their newly renovated location in Jefferson


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



Young minds with big career aspirations at Camp Med
Last week, 10 Ashe County High School Students participated in Camp Med,
a very unusual summer camp.



Ashe Civitan Club back in business
Civitan worldwide is a civic organization whose mission is simply to build good citizenship by providing a volunteer organization of clubs dedicated to serving individual and community needs with an emphasis on helping people with developmental disabilities.


I guess we just got lazy
I am a little angry and a little confused about something I saw this weekend



Northwest Trading Post celebrates 50 years
The Northwest Trading Post was founded 50 years ago to offer a place to promote and
sell the handmade goods of our local craftsmen.


Supplies needed for Rainbow Center programs
"The upcoming 2008-09 school year is upon us, and we need school supplies for children and youth in our Residential Care, Foster Care, and High Country Academy programs


Sizzlin' at the market
Things were sizzlin' at the farmer's market this week-literally!


Hammered dulcimer master to play West Jefferson

Ken Kolodner will bring the sound of traditional music to West Jefferson this weekend.

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My High Country Life Photo of the Week
Journey to the center of the High Country




Ricky's Run is big success thanks to sponsors, participants
The 4th Annual Ricky's Run was held on Saturday with nearly 100 bikes
taking part in the memorial event

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