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Programs Offer Free and Reduced Costs on Prescription Drugs
There have been many times when people everywhere have had to choose between food, heat or medicine.


Mountain Hearts to Hold 'Biggest Loser' Competition
The Mountain Hearts Center for Prevention and Wellness and Ashe Memorial Hospital will be holding an open competition to find out who will be the biggest "losers" in Ashe County.


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Shepherd Pleads Guilty, Sentenced to Minimum of 15 Years
Disbarred attorney Michelle T. Shepherd spoke through tears in the Ashe County Courthouse on Monday, April 6



West Jefferson Board Approves Several Zoning Amendments
Six zoning amendments were approved by the West Jefferson Board of Aldermen when they held their regular monthly meeting on Thursday, April 2.



Fishing License Waiver Available to Those in Need
Trout season opened at 6 a.m. on Saturday, April 4, and area anglers hit the rivers, streams and creeks early that morning.



Ashe County's Planning Board Approves Tower Variance
The Ashe County Planning Board's April 2 session was called to order by board vice-chair Darrell Hamilton



Handmade and Homegrown
Saturday, April 11 is opening day for the 2009 season at the Ashe County Farmer's Market



Here's My Point: I Never Thought I Would Say That "I Miss Bill Clinton"
As much as I know that I'm going to catch grief over it, I have to say that somebody really needs to grab our president's attention and strongly suggest that he get a new protocol officer



News of the Weird
Take that, Moses




Student Art Celebrated at Arts Center
The work of Ashe County students will take over the gallery walls at the Ashe Arts Center in West Jefferson this week for the annual Young at Art show.

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Commissioners See Full Agenda
The Ashe County Board of Commissioners held their first meeting for April with a full agenda that included a request for a deck construction variance for property along the New River


Community Briefs
Black Cat Station Railroad Club to host Open House Saturday


ACRE Aims to Open Solar Panel Factory in Ashe County
The need for jobs in Ashe County is on everyone's mind



Hines Named Region 7 Teacher of the Year

In only her seventh year of teaching, Sherrie Hines of Ashe County Middle School has been complimented with two awards this school year.



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ACHS Varsity Baseball Wins One, Drops Two
The Ashe County High School varsity baseball team returned to winning fashion on Tuesday, March 31, when they hosted the Alleghany Trojans in West Jefferson.




Softball Team's Struggle Continues with Bad Weather
The Lady Huskies' varsity softball team at Ashe County High School continues to battle the weather in their quest to get more practice in and to add some wins. Ashe County now stands at 1-5 overall


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