Jefferson Post- RSS Feed http://jeffersonpost.com/ http://jeffersonpost.com/ Mon, 27 Apr 2015 01:12:16 EST 1800 Yadkin students create logo for Glendale Springs Inn and Restaurant http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/153145770/Yadkin-students-create-logo-for-Glendale-Springs-Inn-and-Restaurant The mission statement at Starmount High School is “Learn Today, Lead Tomorrow” and that is exactly what teacher, Donna Haynes, encourages the students in her classes to do by offering them opportunities for real-world applications for... Sun, 26 Apr 2015 21:15:21 EST Busch leads 291 laps in dominating Richmond victory http://jeffersonpost.com/news/sports/153146855/Busch-leads-291-laps-in-dominating-Richmond-victory By HANK KURZ Jr.AP Sports Writer Sun, 26 Apr 2015 20:30:21 EST State unemployment rate inches upward in March http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/153142491/State-unemployment-rate-inches-upward-in-March North Carolina's unemployment rate was up 0.1 of a percentage point to 5.4 percent in March, according to figures released by the North Carolina Department of Commerce's Labor and Economic Analysis Division on Tuesday. The national rate... Sun, 26 Apr 2015 11:05:21 EST Friends of the Library announce 2015 Poetry Contest Winners http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/153068312/Friends-of-the-Library-announce-2015-Poetry-Contest-Winners WEST JEFFERSON — The Friends of the Ashe County Public Library held their annual Friends of the Library's Alyce P. Nadeau Poetry Awards Reception Saturday, April 18 and subsequently announced this year's contest winners. Sat, 25 Apr 2015 17:30:21 EST Golfers complete regular season http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-sports/153138295/Golfers-complete-regular-season WEST JEFFERSON — The Husky golf team had its best match of the conference season, finishing in fifth place overall and having a golfer in the top three individual scores at Mountain Aire Golf Course last Thursday. Sat, 25 Apr 2015 17:10:21 EST A creative public infrastructure funding solution http://jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion/153122720/A-creative-public-infrastructure-funding-solution In our “us-versus-them” partisan culture it is rare to find an issue on which there is unanimous consensus, but Gov. Pat McCrory has identified one. North Carolina has not adequately built or maintained its public infrastructure for... Sat, 25 Apr 2015 12:30:21 EST ACHS students learn dangers of drinking and driving http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/153045395/ACHS-students-learn-dangers-of-drinking-and-driving WEST JEFFERSON — Ashe County High School held its annual “Impaired Driving Rodeo” on Tuesday, April 21. Sat, 25 Apr 2015 12:25:22 EST Change is afoot at Jefferson’s Eldreth Inn http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/153116505/Change-is-afoot-at-Jeffersons-Eldreth-Inn JEFFERSON — Best Western's corporate logos were recently removed from the Eldreth Inn at Mount Jefferson. In addition, the location has been removed from Best Western International's reservation website, however, the hotel remains... Sat, 25 Apr 2015 17:45:22 EST Grandfather Mountain launches online ticket sales http://jeffersonpost.com/news/news/153128218/Grandfather-Mountain-launches-online-ticket-sales LINVILLE — Grandfather Mountain visitors can now purchase park admission tickets online. Fri, 24 Apr 2015 18:25:21 EST Repairs taking place at wildlife club lake http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-sports/153104624/Repairs-taking-place-at-wildlife-club-lake JEFFERSON — Catching fish may be a little harder to come by at the Ashe County Wildlife Club's trout lake while the North Carolina Wildlife Commission repairs the sediment retention dam above the lake. Fri, 24 Apr 2015 15:45:21 EST Stansberry and Lopez join Ashe High Country Realty Team http://jeffersonpost.com/news/news/153069085/Stansberry-and-Lopez-join-Ashe-High-Country-Realty-Team WEST JEFFERSON — Ashe High Country Realty is pleased to announce two new agents to their team. Fri, 24 Apr 2015 15:35:21 EST WWII vet honored for service http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/153089574/WWII-vet-honored-for-service Fred Vannoy, a former U.S. Army private first class, was recently honored by the New River Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) for his WWII military service. Fri, 24 Apr 2015 12:50:23 EST Commissioners approve motto for courthouse http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/153043796/Commissioners-approve-motto-for-courthouse JEFFERSON — The national motto, “In God We Trust,” which Ashe County's Board of Commissioners recently approved be placed inside the county's courthouse will now be added to the courthouse's exterior by virtue of a... Fri, 24 Apr 2015 12:50:21 EST Budget crisis didn’t occur http://jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion/153048227/Budget-crisis-didnt-occur A funny thing has happened on the way to North Carolina's great budget crisis of 2015. Fri, 24 Apr 2015 12:45:21 EST Ashe shuts out Elkin, 2-0 http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-sports/153095859/Ashe-shuts-out-Elkin-2-0 WEST JEFFERSON — A pair of second half goals made the difference between two of the top teams in the Mountain Valley Athletic Conference on Wednesday evening.Both Ashe and Elkin battled to a scoreless tie in the first half. Fri, 24 Apr 2015 08:00:21 EST April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/153050837/April-is-Sexual-Assault-Awareness-Month JEFFERSON — April will now be recognized as Sexual Assault Awareness Month in Ashe County after the Ashe County Board of Commissioners approved the proclamation at their regular board meeting on Monday April, 20. Thu, 23 Apr 2015 18:25:21 EST Voluntary recall for all Blue Bell ice cream products due to possible health risk http://jeffersonpost.com/news/news/153089448/Voluntary-recall-for-all-Blue-Bell-ice-cream-products-due-to-possible-health-risk The Appalachian District Health Department is issuing notice to the public about a voluntary product recall issued by Blue Bell Creameries for all its products including ice cream, frozen yogurt, sherbet and frozen snacks because they have the... Thu, 23 Apr 2015 14:25:21 EST Elkin, Wilkes Central win tennis titles http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-sports/153097868/Elkin-Wilkes-Central-win-tennis-titles ELKIN — The rainy weather moved out just in time to have a bright, sunny day for the Mountain Valley Athletic Conference tennis tourney on Tuesday. Thu, 23 Apr 2015 14:20:22 EST QUIZ: Which Breed Of Puppy Is Perfect For You? http://jeffersonpost.com/quizzes/puppy1WJP Find out with the The Jefferson Post's Perfect Puppy Quiz! Thu, 23 Apr 2015 13:35:04 EST Is the Civil War over? http://jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion/153093235/Is-the-Civil-War-over One hundred and fifty years later, is the Civil War finally over? Thu, 23 Apr 2015 11:15:22 EST