Jefferson Post- RSS Feed http://jeffersonpost.com/ http://jeffersonpost.com/ Wed, 1 Oct 2014 21:57:49 EST 1800 More financial momentum for Lansing park expansion http://jeffersonpost.com/news/news/150022321/More-financial-momentum-for-Lansing-park-expansion The Town of Lansing has been awarded a $120,000 grant to construct a 3,000-foot greenway along Big Horse Creek, a crucial part of the Creeper Trail Park's expansion. Wed, 1 Oct 2014 18:18:07 EST Ashe unemployment remained unchanged in August http://jeffersonpost.com/news/news/150017733/Ashe-unemployment-remained-unchanged-in-August Ashe County's unemployment rate held steady at 7.7 percent in August, according to the latest data released by the North Carolina Department of Commerce on Wednesday, Oct. 1. Wed, 1 Oct 2014 14:35:05 EST Lucas Pruitt is ‘Student of the Month’ for September http://jeffersonpost.com/news/news/150014863/Lucas-Pruitt-is-Student-of-the-Month-for-September Lucas Pruitt is the Ashe County High School CTE “Student of the Month” for September. Wed, 1 Oct 2014 11:06:05 EST Regions cast different votes http://jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion/50802394/Regions-cast-different-votes If Republican Thom Tillis were running for the U.S. Senate from the state of North Piedmont, he'd be clearly favored to defeat incumbent Democrat Kay Hagan. Alternatively, if Hagan represented the state of Trianglia, she'd be such a... Wed, 1 Oct 2014 08:01:10 EST Lady Huskies win big at Cedarbrook http://jeffersonpost.com/news/sports/150007683/Lady-Huskies-win-big-at-Cedarbrook Ashe County remained unbeaten in Mountain Valley Conference golf matches with a pair of nine-hole wins at Cedarbrook Country Club last Tuesday. Wed, 1 Oct 2014 08:01:07 EST Fracking? Not in Ashe, High Country http://jeffersonpost.com/news/news/150000447/Fracking-Not-in-Ashe-High-Country Don't anticipate natural gas companies or independent “wildcatters,” for that matter, to come drilling for natural gas in Ashe County or the High County anytime soon, if ever. That's according to an assistant professor of... Tue, 30 Sep 2014 19:40:06 EST N.C. Wildlife Commission issues archery hunting safety reminders http://jeffersonpost.com/news/sports/50804241/N.C.-Wildlife-Commission-issues-archery-hunting-safety-reminders The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission's Home From The Hunt™ safety campaign recommends some guidelines when hunting with archery equipment, including crossbows. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 18:31:04 EST Rev. Reeves Jones honored for 50 years at Scottville Baptist Church http://jeffersonpost.com/news/news/50816092/Rev.-Reeves-Jones-honored-for-50-years-at-Scottville-Baptist-Church In August 1964, the Rev. Reeves Jones was elected pastor of Scottville Baptist Church in Laurel Springs.Recently, Jones and fellow church members celebrated 50 years of his continuous leadership of the Scottville congregation. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:02:06 EST Ashe County wreck report http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/50771052/Ashe-County-wreck-report The following accident reports between Sept. 14 and Sept. 20 are from the N.C. Highway Patrol and are considered public record.Sept. 16Highway 194 Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:01:06 EST Registration deadline nears for N.C. voters http://jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion/50754652/Registration-deadline-nears-for-N.C.-voters Voting in Scotland dominated the headlines recently, with Scottish citizens casting ballots to determine the fate of their independence. Closer to home, North Carolina voters will be going to the polls in November to elect a whole slate of candidates... Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:01:07 EST County crime report http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/50758375/County-crime-report Aug. 18Kristopher Michael Greer, 41, of Fleetwood was charged with communicating threats. Bond was set at $500. Greer was released on Aug. 20.Aug. 20 Tue, 30 Sep 2014 08:01:10 EST Natural gas pipeline won’t impact Ashe http://jeffersonpost.com/news/news/50808225/Natural-gas-pipeline-wont-impact-Ashe The Atlantic Coast Pipeline, a proposed 550-mile natural gas pipeline that would extend from Harrison County, W. Va. across Virginia, down to Robeson County, N.C. would have no direct impact on Ashe County. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 18:31:08 EST Ashe tops Alleghany, 28-7 http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-sports/50771134/Ashe-tops-Alleghany-28-7 In the battle of unbeatens, the Huskies prevailed with a strong defensive effort and a big day receiving for senior Jacob Blevins. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 12:01:34 EST AMH receives $255,000 grant http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/50793211/AMH-receives-$255000-grant Ashe Memorial Hospital (AMH) announced on Friday, Sept. 26 they have received a grant worth approximately $255,048, over the next three years, to implement Mission HeartStart. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 11:01:07 EST Westwood takes part in National Run at School Day http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/50766221/Westwood-takes-part-in-National-Run-at-School-Day Schools across America took part in the third annual “RUN@School Day”, sponsored by the Road Runners Club of America. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 09:01:03 EST Mat Monsters hosting fundraiser Friday http://jeffersonpost.com/news/sports/50771124/Mat-Monsters-hosting-fundraiser-Friday The Ashe County Mat Monsters youth wrestling program will be having its first fundraiser of the fall with a barbecue pork lunch this Friday, Oct. 3. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 08:01:07 EST Seven under-recognized bad decisions by the General Assembly http://jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion/50766003/Seven-under-recognized-bad-decisions-by-the-General-Assembly Most of the heated debate this fall about the decisions made by the folks in charge of the General Assembly for the last few years has focused on a handful of big issues, funding cuts to public schools, new restrictions on abortion services, lower... Mon, 29 Sep 2014 07:00:08 EST Ashe hands Elkin first MVAC loss http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-sports/50771129/Ashe-hands-Elkin-first-MVAC-loss Ashe County proved any doubters wrong last week that they can play with the top tennis team in the conference.The Lady Huskies won a marathon match over previously unbeaten Elkin, 5-4. Sun, 28 Sep 2014 22:31:03 EST Centennial Checkers Tournament announces winners http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/50718701/Centennial-Checkers-Tournament-announces-winners Herbert Richardson was named the First place winner in the first annual West Jefferson Centennial Checkers Tournament. Larry Davis was named the runner up.The tournament was held in the Friendly Shoe Store on Sept. 20, 2014. Sun, 28 Sep 2014 21:01:04 EST High Country Council of Governments accepting applications for Urgent Repair Program http://jeffersonpost.com/news/news/50643783/High-Country-Council-of-Governments-accepting-applications-for-Urgent-Repair-Program High Country Council of Governments has been awarded $200,000 by the North Carolina Housing Finance Agency (NCHFA) under the 2014 cycle of the Urgent Repair Program (URP). The program provides assistance to homeowners in Allegany, Ashe, Avery and... Sun, 28 Sep 2014 20:31:07 EST