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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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Court Orders Blevins Reward Money Returned to Ashe
After confessing to the February 2007 murder of Jimmy Lee Blevins,
Frederick P. Hammer made a few demands.




Crime decreases across the state; varied locally
Crime rates are down statewide.



Armed & Numerous
Concealed carry handgun permits on the rise




Here's My Point: Dog Gone It Anyway
As of late there has been a lot of talk around the county about dogs, leash laws, property rights, county animal control and so on.



Everyday Advice for Those Who Have Lost Their Jobs
Getting laid off not only affects the newly unemployed, but it can take a toll on the entire family. Despite the shock, the family can bind together and get through it with help from each family member.



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Crowds Return to Annual Ola Belle Festival
The tents set up for crowds at the American Legion Field in Lansing were overflowing on Saturday, Aug. 15, midway through the fourth annual Ola Belle Reed Homecoming Festival.



Cahill Sparks Up Fourth Gallery Crawl
More than the spirit of legendary women's right activist, the late, Bella Abzug filled West Jefferson's Acorn Gallery for the fourth Gallery Crawl of the season




Little Theater Explores an Odd Friendship in 'Walking Across Egypt'
Fresh off a musical farce set in Rome, Ashe County Little Theater will return a little closer to home this weekend with their third production of the year

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Hundreds Turn Out for Festival by the River and Duck Race
Young and old alike were laughing and splashing in the river and having a grand old time as they awaited the arrival of the rubber duckies in the Eleventh Annual Festival By The River and Rubber Ducky Race on Saturday, Aug. 15 in Creston



Campbell Students Bring Health Fair to High School
Several members of Campbell University's chapter of Kappa Epsilon, a professional fraternity for female pharmacy students, made the trip from Bules Creek to West Jefferson on Saturday, Aug. 15



Sam Bush: Keeping Newgrass New

Exploration leads to innovation, which leads to something new; a different direction.



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20th Annual Brutal Attracts More Than 300 Cyclists
The 20th Annual Blue Ridge Brutal was one to remember on Saturday, Aug. 15, as 331 cyclists gathered at the Ashe Civic Center early Saturday morning to test their endurance on the mountain roads of Ashe County



Huskies Set to Kick Off 2009 Campaign on Friday
"You have to know what you're going to do, you can't think about it," said Mike Tasso, an assistant coach for the Ashe County Huskies varsity football team. "If you hesitate, there's going to be a problem."


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