Jefferson Post- RSS NEWS Feed http://jeffersonpost.com/section/NEWS http://jeffersonpost.com/section/NEWS Wed, 26 Nov 2014 04:09:46 EST 1800 WJ tree lighting scheduled for Friday http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/150670419/WJ-tree-lighting-scheduled-for-Friday West Jefferson's Hometown Christmas Tree will be lit Friday, Nov. 28 at 5 p.m. in the Backstreet Park in downtown West Jefferson. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 20:30:04 EST Three arrested in vandal incidents http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/150677289/Three-arrested-in-vandal-incidents Three individuals were recently arrested by the Ashe County Sheriff's Office in connection with a string of property vandalisms that occurred on or around Nov. 10, 2014. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 19:40:05 EST Winter storm warning issued for Ashe County http://jeffersonpost.com/news/breaking_news-home_top-news/150669609/Winter-storm-warning-issued-for-Ashe-County The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning and a winter weather advisory for Ashe County, effective from 9 p.m. Tuesday evening, Nov. 25 through 4 p.m. Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 26. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 13:44:11 EST Winning is the name of the game http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news-photo_gallery/150667857/Winning-is-the-name-of-the-game Hooray!!! It's the first Sport's Album. “Winning is the Name of the Game.” Everyone loves to win. And we've got plenty of winning photos. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:16:06 EST Yadkin Bank donates $1,565 to A.S.H.E. http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/150639719/Yadkin-Bank-donates-$1565-to-A.S.H.E. JEFFERSON — Yadkin Bank's merger with VantageSouth Bank resulted in the Bank's expansion to include 73 branches across the Carolinas united as Yadkin Bank. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 18:20:09 EST Ashe County High HOSA nears $5,000 goal http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/150642036/Ashe-County-High-HOSA-nears-$5000-goal Ashe County High School HOSA (Health Occupation Students of America) students have been busy collecting funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) for the past five weeks. Sun, 23 Nov 2014 19:23:08 EST Beard honored for service in WWII http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/150610460/Beard-honored-for-service-in-WWII ASHE COUNTY — John R. Beard, Jr. is one of the spriest 95-year olds you'll ever meet. Sun, 23 Nov 2014 18:55:03 EST ‘I gave 10’ campaign to benefit Sharing Center, those in need http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/150640292/I-gave-10-campaign-to-benefit-Sharing-Center-those-in-need WEST JEFFERSON — Black Friday, Cyber Monday…Giving Tuesday? Sun, 23 Nov 2014 17:30:05 EST Ashe County wreck report http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/150578067/Ashe-County-wreck-report The following accidents that occurred between Nov. 2 and Nov. 8 were reported by the N.C. Highway Patrol and are considered public record.Nov. 3Highway 16 Thu, 20 Nov 2014 21:23:04 EST 20,000 plus animal-related crashes in NC in 2013 http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/150608380/20000-plus-animal-related-crashes-in-NC-in-2013 The fall season not only means dropping temperatures and leaves, but also an increase in the chances of a collision with a deer across North Carolina. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 07:10:04 EST Family sues two Ashe deputies for wrongful death http://jeffersonpost.com/news/breaking_news-home_top-news/150606043/Family-sues-two-Ashe-deputies-for-wrongful-death STATESVILLE — On Nov. 19, 2012, Walter Mark Houck was gunned down by law enforcement on his porch off Gaither Poe Road in the Laurel Springs community. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 22:10:08 EST ACHS students compete in HOSA competition http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/150601607/ACHS-students-compete-in-HOSA-competition WEST JEFFERSON — Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA) from Ashe County High School recently competed in the District 7 Competition held in Surry County, at Mount Airy High School. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 15:24:06 EST ‘Hunters for the Hungry’ campaign kicks off http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/150555552/Hunters-for-the-Hungry-campaign-kicks-off ASHE COUNTY — For the fifth year, the Ashe County Wildlife Club is spearheading the local Hunters for the Hungry campaign. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 11:52:03 EST Final week to pre-register for the High Country Turkey Trot http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/150594086/Final-week-to-pre-register-for-the-High-Country-Turkey-Trot BOONE — For the fourth consecutive year, the High Country Turkey Trot 5K will take place Thanksgiving morning on the Boone Greenway Trail at the Clawson-Burnley Park entrance. The 5K timed run will kick off at 9 a.m. with casual runners, joggers... Wed, 19 Nov 2014 06:48:11 EST Florida man charged in Laurel Springs death http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/150588812/Florida-man-charged-in-Laurel-Springs-death SPARTA — A Florida man has been charged with murder in the death of a Laurel Springs man. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 18:44:07 EST ACS makeup date scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 22 http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/150582525/ACS-makeup-date-scheduled-for-Saturday-Nov.-22 Students and staff in Ashe County Schools got the day off due to inclement weather on Tuesday, Nov. 18, however, the makeup date is scheduled for this Saturday, Nov. 22. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 14:21:07 EST Power restored to 513 in Ashe County http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/150580049/Power-restored-to-513-in-Ashe-County JEFFERSON — Power was restored shortly after 8 a.m. Tuesday morning, Nov. 18 to approximately 513 Blue Ridge Electric members in Ashe County. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 12:22:13 EST Ashe County crime report http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/150555420/Ashe-County-crime-report The following arrests were made by the Ashe County Sheriff's Department and are considered public record.Oct. 14 Tue, 18 Nov 2014 08:00:06 EST Getting coverage under the ACA in 2015 http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/150555345/Getting-coverage-under-the-ACA-in-2015 WEST JEFFERSON — Saturday, Nov. 15 marked the launch of the second Annual Enrollment Period for individual health insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Mon, 17 Nov 2014 12:00:16 EST Foxx reelected GOP Conference Secretary for 114th Congress http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/150555392/Foxx-reelected-GOP-Conference-Secretary-for-114th-Congress WASHINGTON — Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., on Thursday issued the following statement following her reelection as Secretary of the House Republican Conference for the 114th Congress: Mon, 17 Nov 2014 10:31:05 EST