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Report: Obesity-busting programs show success
Obesity-prevention efforts led to more physical activity among school-aged children last year

Blood supplies sinking lower; several types needed
A critical drop in blood supplies across the Southeast has ramped up the local call for donations.


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Remains Positively Identified as Jimmy Blevins
Ashe County Sheriff James Williams has announced that the remains found
buried in the Clifton community on Tuesday, Aug. 4



Tony Blevins Joins Sheriff's Department
There's a new badge in town for the Ashe County Sheriff's Department as Tony Blevins,
a former U.S. Marine and veteran of The Persian Gulf War



ABC Results Show Progress in All Schools
One week after the Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) results,
part of the national No Child Left Behind program


Here's My Point: We All Could Learn Something from Balboa the Squirrel
As I lazed the days away in my hammock during my vacation last week, I found that I got the most entertainment out of watching a little Douglas Squirrel



News of the Weird
Hungry, hungry pelican



Cut Your Health Care Costs With Just a Few Simple Tips
Health care is on nearly everyone's mind.


Blue Ridge Chamber Players to Play Sunday Concert in West Jefferson

Five musicians will bring the works of Luigi Boccherini and Franz Schubert to life on Sunday, Aug. 16



'Sisters' Exhibit Opens at Ashe Arts Center Gallery
While many artists prefer to work alone, the combined efforts of three women who have chosen to meet weekly and work together artistically have created the new exhibit in the gallery of the Ashe Arts Center in West Jefferson.



Pickers to Visit Lansing for Reed Homecoming Festival
Musicians and audience members can both expect to hear a diverse blend of music when the fourth annual Ola Belle Reed Homecoming Festival

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Day of Family Fun at Crown Point Benefits AMH Foundation
On Saturday, Aug. 8, Crown Point, a private residential community, hosted a family fun event with everything from bluegrass music to barbecue to balloons.



Healthy Carolinians Task Force Seeks Community Input
The Steering Committee for the Healthy Carolinians Task Force met at Sweet
Aromas in Jefferson on Friday, July 31



Wilkes Community College Holds Thirty-First Annual Adult High School, GED Commencement
With friends and family looking on, non-traditional students gathered on Sunday, Aug. 9



Hamlisch concert to benefit Temple of the High Country

In the world of top award winners, only two people have ever earned an Academy Award (Oscar), Emmy Award, Tony Award, Grammy Award and a Pulitzer Prize Award.



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Blue Ridge Brutal Turns 20 with this Saturday's Ride
Hundreds of bicyclists will fill the parking lot of the Ashe Civic Center in West Jefferson early on Saturday morning, all ready to tackle the challenge of 50, 75 or 100-mile rides over the hills of Ashe County


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