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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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Affordable housing topic of forum
The Ashe Healthy Carolinians, Ashe Services for Aging, Planning Committee and the Ashe County Habitat for Humanity invites everyone interested



Gubernatorial candidate McCrory visits American Emergency Vehicles
Charlotte Mayor Patrick McCrory, Republican candidate in the race to be the next governor of North Carolina, payed a visit on Thursday to American Emergency Vehicles (AEV) in Jefferson.




Ashe Free Medical Clinic receives top accreditation
The North Carolina Association of Free Clinics awarded the Ashe County Free Medical Clinic with Level One Accreditation, their top honor.




Two arrested on Prescription Trafficking Charges
A joint venture between the West Jefferson Police Department, Ashe County Sheriff's Department and the State Bureau of Investigation led to two arrests on Monday afternoon.




Man struck by dump truck, dies of injuries
44 year-old Eric Mark Coffey, a resident at the Wilow Place group home at 603 Long Street in West Jefferson, died from injuries sustained when he was struck by a dump truck



Jacque Schadle Children's Department funded for library
Ashe County Public Library's fundraising campaign took a giant leap forward this week with a memorial gift funding the Children's Section of the new facility.



Infant/toddler Screenings Offered
The Child Find committee of the Ashe Local Interagency Coordinating
Council is offering infant/toddler screenings.



Genealogy conference set for Saturday
"Genealogies of the Yadkin Valley" is the theme of the 3rd Annual Yadkin Valley History Fair & Conference, this Saturday, August 9



With short session behind, Goss tours Ashe
In keeping with his promise to stay in touch with his constituency, Senator Steve Goss took some time Monday, Aug. 4 to visit with two Ashe County boards



Ashe Library encourages literacy
For many Ashe County residents, the local library is a central part of the community.




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



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.


Festival by the River in Creston
The Riverview Lions Club will present "Festival by the River" Saturday, August 16 at the Riverview Community Center


'The Outsiders' welcomed in Wilkesboro
Tickets are now on sale for Wilkes Playmakers production of "The Outsiders", directed by Paula Joines.


Fiddler's convention strums along despite storms
Heavy rains began to fall a mere 30 minutes before the 38th Annual Ol' Time Fiddler's Convention was set to start on Saturday



Blues Festival at Jefferson Landing
The New River Blues Festival returns to the High Country on Sunday. Aug. 31 at Jefferson Landing in Jefferson.


'Never Be Hungry Again'
The next production of the Ashe County Little Theater is the slapstick musical I'll Never Be Hungry Again and will be presented at the Civic Center Aug. 21-23


Mad Hatters Ball to benefit A.S.H.E.
White Hart Woods Center for Leadership and Cultural Arts will be hosting the first annual Mad Hatter's Ball and Silent Auction Benefit for A.S.H.E on Saturday evening at 8pm.



Brinegar Days Festival Saturday on Parkway
It's been 70 years since Caroline Brinegar left her home on Bluffs Mountain, but the story of how she and her husband Martin lived on their mountain
farm intrigues people to this day.



Surry's summer concerts
The Surry Arts Council announces upcoming events. The Summer Concert Series is still underway, bringing great bands to Blackmon Amphitheatre.



Ashe Art Center


Gallery Crawl set for this Friday
What could be better than an evening in the mountains where the weather is cool, the people are friendly and artistic talent is abundant?

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Downtown scavenger hunt continues next week
The competition is getting hotter each month during the West Jefferson Business Association's down town scavenger hunts.



Members sought for Civil War re-enactment
The 26th North Carolina Troops, the largest single Civil War re-enactment unit in the State of North Carolina and quite possibly the nation, is now recruiting new members across the Old North State.



Genealogy conference set for Saturday
Harry Truman once said "it is amazing what can be accomplished when no one cares who gets the credit."



Inflicted Images raising standards
The arts of tattoo and body piercing are not the kind of thing the people at Inflicted Images take lightly.



Farmer's Market offers cancer fighting elements
We all know cancer is a rising epidemic, especially in the United States.



Fifth letter sent to McCain
Recently, SEIU sent a fifth "Dear John" letter to Senator John McCain,
the presumptive Republican nominee for president.


Open house at infamous Bowie Mansion benefits Clinic
The home at the end of West Second Street in West Jefferson, locally known as the Bowie Mansion, opened its gates to visitors on Saturday, Aug. 2 to benefit the Ashe County Free Medical Clinic.



'Stuff the Bus' helps 200 local students as schools reopen
School supplies such as bookbags, calculators, rulers and crayons were given out to over 200 students on Saturday morning as the inaugural "Stuff the Bus" event was held.


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Local takes mission trip to reservation

A local woman just returned from a mission trip to the Navajo reservation in Gallup, New Mexico and said that it was one of the most incredible experiences of her entire life.

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Local state parks grateful for Youth Advocacy Interns
This summer, Mt. Jefferson State Natural Area and New River State Park were honored to receive two of the coveted Youth Advocacy Internship positions.



Bikes on the road for the Blue Ridge Brutal Aug. 16
Packs of mountain bikes and single bikers will be on our Ashe County roads again!

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