Jefferson Post- RSS NEWS Feed http://jeffersonpost.com/section/NEWS http://jeffersonpost.com/section/NEWS Fri, 30 Jan 2015 10:48:24 EST 1800 Commissioners to get update on U.S. 221 expansion project Monday http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/151579703/Commissioners-to-get-update-on-U.S.-221-expansion-project-Monday JEFFERSON — Among the many items slated for discussion at the Ashe County Board of Commissioners upcoming Monday meeting, is an update on the U.S. 221 expansion project slated to begin this year. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 19:25:22 EST New location for Rep. Foxx’s Boone office http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/151572496/New-location-for-Rep.-Foxxs-Boone-office BOONE — Rep. Virginia Foxx announced Thursday that her office in Boone has moved to a new location.The new office is located at 400 Shadowline Drive in Boone. The phone number remains the same, 828-265-0240. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 15:15:22 EST Warrensville student named to NC State’s Warren Leadership Program http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/151571751/Warrensville-student-named-to-NC-States-Warren-Leadership-Program RALEIGH — Lynde Ring, a junior in NC State University's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, has been chosen as a Warren Leadership and Public Policy Fellow in its inaugural class of 2015. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 14:50:21 EST Ashe County Middle School Honor Roll http://jeffersonpost.com/news/news-news_education/151528185/Ashe-County-Middle-School-Honor-Roll 8th grade A Honor Roll: Thu, 29 Jan 2015 14:30:21 EST West Jefferson Lions Club gives back http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/151393495/West-Jefferson-Lions-Club-gives-back WEST JEFFERSON — The West Jefferson Lions Club presents a check to the High Country Caregiver Foundation to help finance respite opportunities for family caregivers in Ashe County. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 10:15:21 EST Historic Glendale Springs Inn reopens http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/151548009/Historic-Glendale-Springs-Inn-reopens GLENDALE SPRINGS — A local treasure that closed its doors to the public over five years ago has officially reopened. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 21:05:21 EST Attendance up at Ashe County’s state parks in 2014 http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/151548677/Attendance-up-at-Ashe-Countys-state-parks-in-2014 ASHE COUNTY — North Carolina's state parks and state recreation areas had record attendance in 2014, with 15.6 million visitors, a 10 percent increase over 14.2 million the previous year, according to the N.C. Division of Parks and... Wed, 28 Jan 2015 14:35:21 EST DeHart named chair of ASU’s Department of Communication http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/151390359/DeHart-named-chair-of-ASUs-Department-of-Communication BOONE — Following a national search, Dr. Jean DeHart has been named chair of the Department of Communication at Appalachian State University. DeHart served as interim chair following Dr. Janice Pope, who returned to the faculty. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:15:22 EST Ashe family, winners of Home Energy Makeover Contest http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/151521683/Ashe-family-winners-of-Home-Energy-Makeover-Contest WEST JEFFERSON — A West Jefferson couple along with two other area families were recently selected as winners of the High Country Home Energy Makeover Contest, launched in October by Appalachian Voices, a regional nonprofit conservation... Tue, 27 Jan 2015 12:45:21 EST Future teachers travel the globe for international teaching experience http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/151178617/Future-teachers-travel-the-globe-for-international-teaching-experience BOONE — “Almost home, forever changed” is how Emily Johnson described her international student teaching experience in Costa Rica last spring. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 08:00:21 EST WCC to offer amateur radio course beginning Feb. 2 http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/151390192/WCC-to-offer-amateur-radio-course-beginning-Feb.-2 WILKESBORO – Beginning Feb. 2, Wilkes Community College will offer an amateur radio course on Mondays at 6 p.m. in Thompson Hall Room 209. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 23:00:31 EST Nominations sought for business scholarship http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/151440789/Nominations-sought-for-business-scholarship JEFFERSON — Nominations are being sought for a $750 scholarship offered by the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Administrative Professionals Association (NCCEAPA) through March 18, 2015. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 21:15:21 EST ACHS Automotive Technology Student of the Month announced http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/151499821/ACHS-Automotive-Technology-Student-of-the-Month-announced WEST JEFFERSON — John Wilbourn has been selected as the Ashe County High School Automotive Technology Student of the Month for January 2015. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 13:30:22 EST Ashe County wreck report http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/151487526/Ashe-County-wreck-report ASHE COUNTY — The following accidents that occurred between Jan. 11 and Jan. 17 were reported by the N.C. Highway Patrol and are considered public record.Jan. 11Idlewild Road Mon, 26 Jan 2015 12:30:21 EST ACHBA names officers, board members http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/151488733/ACHBA-names-officers-board-members ASHE COUNTY — The Ashe County Home Builders Association announced the appointment of 2015 officers at a banquet held Jan. 16. Sun, 25 Jan 2015 16:00:21 EST Real estate activity in 2014 hits six-year high http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/151484985/Real-estate-activity-in-2014-hits-six-year-high BOONE — 2014 was a great year to buy into the High Country real estate market. Interest rates were low, inventory was strong and prices attracted attention. Sun, 25 Jan 2015 14:10:22 EST WCC therapeutic massage program offers clinic to the public http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/151390222/WCC-therapeutic-massage-program-offers-clinic-to-the-public WILKESBORO – The Wilkes Community College Therapeutic Massage program is offering student clinics to the public in Hayes Hall Room 416. The clinic days will be on Fridays and by appointment only through April 17. Appointments begin at 9:30 a.m. Sat, 24 Jan 2015 22:45:23 EST ASU names new university registrar http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/151390309/ASU-names-new-university-registrar BOONE — Debbie Race of Asheville has been named university registrar at Appalachian State University. Sat, 24 Jan 2015 08:00:21 EST Golden LEAF Scholarship winners announced http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/151446947/Golden-LEAF-Scholarship-winners-announced WILKESBORO – Wilkes Community College is pleased to announce that 29 students – 23 curriculum and six continuing education – received Golden LEAF Scholarships during the Fall 2014 semester. The Golden LEAF Scholarship program,... Fri, 23 Jan 2015 22:00:21 EST Gary Poe Radio Show at the Ashe Civic Center http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/151426201/Gary-Poe-Radio-Show-at-the-Ashe-Civic-Center WEST JEFFERSON — The Ashe Civic Center will play host to the Oldtime Music and Bluegrass show with Gary Poe this Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 10:45:21 EST