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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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Fireworks Show Both Safe and Successful at Ashe Park
Ashe County Park was teeming with people by mid-afternoon on Saturday, July 4, as thousands of people filled the park to enjoy music




State Officials, Volunteers Search for Water-Quality Clues Through Salamanders
In a week-long quest that began on Monday, July 6, state biologists, park rangers and volunteers waded into the New River in search of Eastern Hellbenders



Wildlife Officer Minton Cleared in Fatal Shooting of Wilkes County Hunter
An investigation conducted by the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, concluded that North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission (NCWRC) Law Enforcement Officer Mark Minton was justified in the fatal shooting of 77-year old Clyde Coffey



Commissioners Make Quick Work of July 6 Agenda
The Ashe County Board of County Commissioners met in regular session Monday, July 6, with a light but important agenda of items to work through.


Here's My Point: Keep Talkin'
It never fails to surprise or delight me how politicians these days keep stepping on their tongues.



Stretch Your Dollars While Clothes Shopping
Most people like to update their wardrobe every now and then, or even just add a few new staples to your sturdy garments.



News of the Weird
Poor Granny


Arts Center Opens Quilt, Pottery Gallery Show
Three-dimensional works of art will fill the space typically reserved for flatter works of art such as paintings or pictures this week as the Ashe Arts Center



Gallery Crawl Returns to West Jefferson on Friday
Art fans will once again take to the streets of West Jefferson on the second Friday night of the next five months to enjoy the Gallery Crawl.

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Christmas in July Festival Deemed a Success
Thousands of people strolled along the streets of downtown West Jefferson on Saturday



Kingdom Builders comes to Boone for 10th anniversary
In the summer of 1999, several church youth groups from Georgia traveled to Boone as a pilot project for Kingdom Builders.



Lattas Open Ashe Valley Produce in West Jefferson

When they lived across the street from the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, Chris and Tracy Latta used to dream of retiring to the mountains.



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Dozens Show Livestock at Ag Expo Center
Approximately three dozen youth from all over western North Carolina made the trip to West Jefferson on the Fourth of July


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