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Friday Jul 25 | Jefferson Post Online Edition

WCC partners with GE Aviation, Fifth-Third Bank and Sharing Center1:13 pm

Jefferson PostAngela Bond , liaison to the board and executive assistant to WCC President Dr. Jeff Cox, administered the oath of office to reappointed and newly appointed trustees: Terry Bumgarner, appointed by the Wilkes County Commissioners; Sylvia Robinson, appointed by The Governor; and Josh Roten, appointed by the Ashe County Commissioners.

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Related Topix: Ashe County, NC, West Jefferson, NC

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Tribune/The Tribune Advertiser

Grace Clinic saved; Clinic now accepting patients

Grace Clinic announced that because of community support and receipt of several grants, the free medial facility will resume normal operations by bein... After cutting expenses, downsizing staff, appointing new leaders to executive positions and appealing to the community for financial support, Grace Clinic, a medical center which treats low-income ... (more)

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Related Topix: Health Insurance, Health

Tribune/The Tribune Advertiser

Road Market Sale generating excitement

At Issy's Consignment Shop in Jonesville, Michelle Casstevens said a large collection of designer purses including Coach and Vera Bradley name brands ... Donald Miles Sr. spoke at the Jonesville Town Council about the excitement he and organizer, Donna Hamm, have encountered among participating towns in... Michelle Casstevens said she will be ... (more)

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Related Topix: Jonesville, NC, Elkin, NC, Sparta, NC

Sat Jul 19, 2014

News Observer

Amid uncertainty, Wake commissioners to talk transit Monday

The Wake County Board of Commissioners will meet Monday to discuss developing a new transit plan, amid uncertainty over how potential bus and rail improvements would be funded.

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Related Topix: Wake County, NC, Durham County, NC, Ronda, NC, Raleigh, NC

Wed Jul 16, 2014

NC Real Estate News

Lot #5, Waterfront Lot in Malone Bay W. Kerr Scott Lake, Wilkes County NC 28697

The Malone Bay community features 18 lots at W. Kerr Scott Dam & Reservoir. Fourteen are Lakefront and meet private dock requirements.

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Sun Jul 13, 2014

Tribune/The Tribune Advertiser

Amid controversy, Wilkes DSS director to retire

The embattled director of the Wilkes County Department of Social Services announced his retirement last week, less than three months after the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services issued a scathing report citing major deficiencies within the department.

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Related Topix: Elkin, NC

Jefferson Post Online Edition

Commissioners updated on potential Ashe County YMCA

The Ashe County Board of Commissioners were updated on the potential of an Ashe County YMCA, during their regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, July 7. Curt Hazelbaker, president and CEO of the YMCA of Northwest North Carolina was at the meeting to present the findings of a feasibility study given to residents about the potential of hosting a ... (more)

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Related Topix: Ashe County, NC, Northwest, NC, North Carolina, Winston-Salem, NC

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Tribune/The Tribune Advertiser

Hawkins turns 100

At the celebration are, from left, Diane Sidden, Susan Sidden Reinheimer, Carrie Sockwell holding Adalynn Sockwell, and Bonnie Hawkins Sidden.

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Related Topix: Traphill, NC

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Watauga Democrat

Regional Library receives planning grant

The libraries of the Appalachian Regional Library -- Ashe County Public Library, Watauga County Public Library, Western Watauga Branch Library, Wilkes County Public Library and Traphill Branch library -- have been awarded a $34,000 Library Services and Technology Act planning grant for 2014-15.

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Related Topix: Libraries, Ashe County, NC, Watauga County, NC, Traphill, NC

Jefferson Post Online Edition

Commissioners updated on potential Ashe County YMCA

Curt Hazelbaker, CEO and president of the YMCA of Northwest North Carolina talks to the Ashe County Board of Commissioners about bring a YMCA to the c... The Ashe County Board of Commissioners were updated on the potential of an Ashe County YMCA, during their regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, July 7. Curt Hazelbaker, president and CEO of the ... (more)

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Related Topix: Ashe County, NC, North Carolina, Northwest, NC, Winston-Salem, NC

Mon Jul 07, 2014

WMBF

Man, woman shot to death in Wilkes County

A man and woman have been shot to death in Wilkes County and a teen has been charged with two counts of murder.

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Fri Jul 04, 2014

SFGate

Teen charged in Wilkes County shooting deaths

A 17-year-old man has been charged with two counts of murder in the deaths of a man and a woman at a Wilkes County home.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Roaring River, NC

Wed Jul 02, 2014

Jefferson Post Online Edition

Ashe unemployment increases .2 percent in May

The unemployment rate in Ashe County increased by 0.2 percent between April 2014 and May 2014, according to data released Tuesday, July 1, by the North Carolina Department of Commerce.

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Related Topix: Ashe County, NC, North Carolina, Mitchell County, NC, Watauga County, NC, Currituck, NC

The Mountain Times

Volunteers serve up smiles at Hospitality House

Perhaps no other meal screams summertime like the old-fashioned, down-home fish fry.

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Related Topix: Home Listing, Home, Boone, NC, North Wilkesboro, NC, Wilkesboro, NC, Ashe County, NC

Tribune/The Tribune Advertiser

Carter-Longworth to marry in September

Mr. and Mrs. Terry Carter of Ronda and Mr. and Mrs. Brad Phillips of Raleigh announce the engagement of their daughter, Kendra Faye Carter, to Joshua Harold Longworth, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Longworth of Elkin.

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Related Topix: Ronda, NC, Elkin, NC, Traphill, NC, Peace College, Liberty University

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