Jefferson Post- RSS NEWS Feed http://jeffersonpost.com/section/NEWS http://jeffersonpost.com/section/NEWS Tue, 5 May 2015 22:54:18 EST 1800 New signage proposed for downtown West Jefferson http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/153323989/New-signage-proposed-for-downtown-West-Jefferson WEST JEFFERSON — It's possible that new signage may be springing up in downtown West Jefferson if a group of business owners located off of Jefferson Avenue have their say. Tue, 5 May 2015 20:45:21 EST West Jefferson Quality Plus now open for business http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/153323625/West-Jefferson-Quality-Plus-now-open-for-business WEST JEFFERSON — Quality Plus opened its West Jefferson location on April 17 and plans to hold a grand opening celebration during the first week of June. Tue, 5 May 2015 18:40:21 EST Possible fire training facility for Ashe firefighters? http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/153284974/Possible-fire-training-facility-for-Ashe-firefighters JEFFERSON —Firefighters in Ashe County may soon have a facility where all can undergo training. Tue, 5 May 2015 14:10:24 EST Cowboy Church to host Family Fun Horse Show http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/153275363/Cowboy-Church-to-host-Family-Fun-Horse-Show Everyone is invited to come out and enjoy a great outdoor day and join the fun at the Family Fun Horse Show this Saturday, May 9. The horse show will feature fun games, classes for traditional and racking horses, and events for riders and non-riders... Tue, 5 May 2015 11:50:22 EST Local author keeps churning out books http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/153269425/Local-author-keeps-churning-out-books WEST JEFFERSON — Adam Lawler first considered the idea of writing after losing his job at the beginning of the Great Recession. The initial idea has now resulted in three novels with more to come. Mon, 4 May 2015 23:10:24 EST Ashe County meth dealer sentenced to life in prison http://jeffersonpost.com/news/breaking_news-home_top-news/153295062/Ashe-County-meth-dealer-sentenced-to-life-in-prison A federal judge has sentenced Martin Martinez Saldana, 44, of West Jefferson, to life in prison on charges of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine and possession of a short-barreled shotgun, according to Jill... Mon, 4 May 2015 17:00:21 EST Kelly Lambert named ACS Teacher of the Year for 2015-2016 http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/153285288/Kelly-Lambert-named-ACS-Teacher-of-the-Year-for-2015-2016 Mountain View Elementary teacher Kelly Lambert has been named Ashe County Schools Teacher of the Year for 2015-2016. Superintendent Dr. Todd Holden and other central office staff surprised Lambert with the announcement on May 1. Mon, 4 May 2015 15:05:21 EST Park Vista Inn and Restaurant reopens http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/153266041/Park-Vista-Inn-and-Restaurant-reopens WEST JEFFERSON — Park Vista Inn and Restaurant, located on the Blue Ridge Parkway, recently reopened after closing back in 2009. Mon, 4 May 2015 14:55:22 EST Fun, innovative fundraising strategy for horse rescue http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/153272908/Fun-innovative-fundraising-strategy-for-horse-rescue ASHE COUNTY — Developments are currently underway to create a unique and fun way to make donations to Southern Sun Farm Sanctuary, Ashe County's only horse rescue. Sun, 3 May 2015 18:50:21 EST ASU graduation ceremonies to be held May 8-10 http://jeffersonpost.com/news/news/153228009/ASU-graduation-ceremonies-to-be-held-May-8-10 BOONE — Graduation ceremonies will be held May 8-10 at Appalachian State University with each of the university's degree-granting colleges or schools holding individual ceremonies. Sun, 3 May 2015 16:50:21 EST Todd Ruritan awards scholarships http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/153276277/Todd-Ruritan-awards-scholarships TODD — The Todd Ruritan met on Tuesday Evening, April 21 for the annual Scholarship Awards Dinner. There were three Todd students who are going on to college in the fall who were awarded $700 scholarships to help them with their college-related... Sun, 3 May 2015 16:25:22 EST New restaurant opens in Jefferson http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/153275444/New-restaurant-opens-in-Jefferson JEFFERSON — On Friday, May 1, Blue Ridge Bistro had its grand opening. The restaurant is located at 829 E. Main Street inside the Eldreth Inn in Jefferson. Sun, 3 May 2015 13:20:23 EST Two from ACHS named Goodnight Scholars http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/153275316/Two-from-ACHS-named-Goodnight-Scholars WEST JEFFERSON — Two outstanding seniors from Ashe County High School have been named recipients of the prestigious Goodnight Scholarship, a merit-based award covering full expenses in attending North Carolina State University to complete a... Sun, 3 May 2015 12:50:22 EST $4.6 million coming to BREMCO members as a result of Capital Credits retirement http://jeffersonpost.com/news/news/153275255/$4.6-million-coming-to-BREMCO-members-as-a-result-of-Capital-Credits-retirement LENOIR — Checks or bill credits are coming in May to members of Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation, thanks to a $4.6 million capital credits retirement approved by the board of directors. Sun, 3 May 2015 12:40:21 EST Older Americans Month 2015: ‘Get into the Act’ http://jeffersonpost.com/news/news/153205872/Older-Americans-Month-2015:-Get-into-the-Act Older adults are a vital part of our society. Since 1963, communities across the country have shown their gratitude by celebrating Older Americans Month each May. The theme of this year's celebration is “Get into the Act,” to focus... Sun, 3 May 2015 10:20:21 EST May events at the Ashe County Public Library http://jeffersonpost.com/news/news/153177239/May-events-at-the-Ashe-County-Public-Library This year's community read novel is “The Hum and the Shiver,” by Alex Bledsoe, first in a series of “Tufa Tales.” Bledsoe described the story as a conjunction of three things: “Appalachian folk music, Celtic faery... Sat, 2 May 2015 13:45:21 EST Ashe County’s absconders http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/153262893/Ashe-Countys-absconders ASHE COUNTY — The Ashe County Division of Community Corrections office is seeking information on the whereabouts of the following individuals who are wanted for absconding from supervised probation and/or post-release... Fri, 1 May 2015 21:15:21 EST Restaurant and facility grades for April 2015 http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/153260597/Restaurant-and-facility-grades-for-April-2015 ASHE COUNTY — The following are restaurant and facility grades for Ashe County for the month of April 2015. Fri, 1 May 2015 18:55:22 EST Jefferson apts. to be condemned http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/153188437/Jefferson-apts.-to-be-condemned JEFFERSON — The Jefferson Board of Aldermen agreed to condemn two structures within city limits at their regular meeting Monday, April 27. Fri, 1 May 2015 10:45:22 EST New Ashe County businesses incorporated in April 2015 http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/153261416/New-Ashe-County-businesses-incorporated-in-April-2015 ASHE COUNTY — The following businesses were incorporated in Ashe County and registered with the North Carolina Secretary of State's office during the month of April 2015. Items are listed by corporation's name, followed by registered... Fri, 1 May 2015 19:30:21 EST