Jefferson Post- RSS NEWS Feed http://jeffersonpost.com/section/NEWS http://jeffersonpost.com/section/NEWS Fri, 6 Mar 2015 16:26:57 EST 1800 McCrory budget proposes raises for teachers, law enforcement http://jeffersonpost.com/news/news/152218080/McCrory-budget-proposes-raises-for-teachers-law-enforcement RALEIGH — Gov. Pat McCrory's two-year state budget proposal Thursday seeks to use taxpayer dollars to encourage new private-sector jobs and investment in North Carolina and targets government pay raises toward hard-to-staff and... Fri, 6 Mar 2015 12:15:21 EST Courting History: Elisha Mitchell’s visit to Ashe County http://jeffersonpost.com/news/news/152128289/Courting-History:-Elisha-Mitchells-visit-to-Ashe-County Mount Mitchell, the tallest mountain east the Mississippi River, was named for the man who made that determination. Few realize Dr. Elisha Mitchell spent time in Ashe County while conducting a geological survey of North Carolina in 1828. Fri, 6 Mar 2015 09:25:22 EST Winter weather takes another swing at North Carolina http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/152195234/Winter-weather-takes-another-swing-at-North-Carolina CHARLOTTE (AP) — After being teased by spring-like temperatures, much of North Carolina was expected to head back to one more spate of winter weather. Thu, 5 Mar 2015 10:45:21 EST Auditions for ‘Tom Dooley: A Wilkes County Legend’ start March 10 http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/152125660/Auditions-for-Tom-Dooley:-A-Wilkes-County-Legend-start-March-10 NORTH WILKESBORO — Bleu Moon Productions announces auditions for the 15th season of “Tom Dooley: A Wilkes County Legend.” Thu, 5 Mar 2015 06:50:21 EST House panels back NC jobs incentives plan http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/152174258/House-panels-back-NC-jobs-incentives-plan RALEIGH (TNS) — Gov. Pat McCrory's N.C. Competes plan for jobs incentives heads to the full state House later this week after clearing its first hurdles Tuesday in two committees, despite opposition from several top Republicans and... Wed, 4 Mar 2015 23:25:26 EST Ashe Sheriff’s Office assists in Jonesville drug, weapons bust http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/152185918/Ashe-Sheriffs-Office-assists-in-Jonesville-drug-weapons-bust JONESVILLE — Last Thursday, Feb. 26, the Yadkin County Sheriff's Office arrested a suspect on multiple drug and weapons violations. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 18:20:22 EST Sharing Center rolls out mobile food pantry http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/152177000/Sharing-Center-rolls-out-mobile-food-pantry WEST JEFFERSON — The Ashe County Sharing Center is going mobile - literally. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 16:00:22 EST Jefferson Avenue in West Jefferson named ‘Great Main Street’ http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/152171497/Jefferson-Avenue-in-West-Jefferson-named-Great-Main-Street WEST JEFFERSON – Anyone who has enjoyed the classic charm of a Main Street knows intuitively when it's a “great” place to be. It's often the “heart of the downtown” and the place where people go to gather and... Wed, 4 Mar 2015 11:30:22 EST Lansing native a semifinalist in Arizona state geography bee http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/152170421/Lansing-native-a-semifinalist-in-Arizona-state-geography-bee MESA, Ariz. — An Ashe County native and former Mountain View Elementary student is a semifinalist in Arizona's National Geographic State Geography Bee. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 10:35:21 EST Former Ashe County mill added to National Register of Historic Places http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/152131277/Former-Ashe-County-mill-added-to-National-Register-of-Historic-Places CRUMPLER — A special designation, 31 years in the making, has finally been awarded to the Wooten-Cockerham Mill complex in Crumpler. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 19:40:23 EST NC governor offers public education hints in budget proposal http://jeffersonpost.com/news/news/152144541/NC-governor-offers-public-education-hints-in-budget-proposal CHARLOTTE (AP) — Gov. Pat McCrory says his two-year budget proposal for legislators would give North Carolina public school administrators more flexibility to offer raises to experienced teachers and to pay for textbooks or computers for... Tue, 3 Mar 2015 08:45:21 EST Ashe Arts Council sponsors Jeff Little and Friends concert http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/152092405/Ashe-Arts-Council-sponsors-Jeff-Little-and-Friends-concert WEST JEFFERSON — The Ashe County Arts Council will sponsor Jeff Little and Friends at the Ashe Civic Center at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 7. The “Piano Man from the Blue Ridge” will perform an eclectic repertoire of music along with... Mon, 2 Mar 2015 18:05:21 EST Ask the Master Gardener http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/152091234/Ask-the-Master-Gardener The first group of Ashe County Master Gardener students, under the guidance of Travis Birdsell, Extension Agent, Agriculture, graduated in the fall of last year. Mon, 2 Mar 2015 11:55:21 EST Nancy Roten retires from USPS after 28 years http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/152097212/Nancy-Roten-retires-from-USPS-after-28-years LANSING — Nancy Roten (center) retired from her job with the United States Postal Service (USPS) Saturday, Feb. 28. Roten worked for the USPS 28 years. Mon, 2 Mar 2015 09:00:22 EST ASU professor discovers new aetosaur species in NC http://jeffersonpost.com/news/news/152096937/ASU-professor-discovers-new-aetosaur-species-in-NC BOONE — Some 230 million years ago, a distant relative of the crocodile called an aetosaur roamed prehistoric Earth. Aetosaurs were about three to 15 feet long and covered head to toe with bony plates that served as a type of... Sun, 1 Mar 2015 17:15:21 EST Moravian Music on the Mountain set for March 6-8 http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/152115779/Moravian-Music-on-the-Mountain-set-for-March-6-8 LAUREL SPRINGS — The Moravian Music Foundation, along with Laurel Ridge Camp, Conference and Retreat Center, will sponsor the fifth annual Moravian Music on the Mountain the weekend of March 6-8. The weekend offers participants an opportunity to... Sun, 1 Mar 2015 16:30:21 EST Seed Swap and Growers School set for March 14 http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/152051462/Seed-Swap-and-Growers-School-set-for-March-14 JEFFERSON — All aspiring and practicing area gardeners are invited to Ashe Family Central for the High Country Seed Swap and Growers School, Saturday, March 14. The event features a day-long open exchange of seeds, plus a workshop on seed... Sun, 1 Mar 2015 08:15:21 EST Regulators approve tougher rules for Internet providers http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/152093306/Regulators-approve-tougher-rules-for-Internet-providers WASHINGTON (AP) — Internet activists declared victory over the nation's big cable companies Thursday, after the Federal Communications Commission voted to impose the toughest rules yet on broadband service to prevent companies like... Sat, 28 Feb 2015 19:35:22 EST Car catches fire outside of residence in Jefferson http://jeffersonpost.com/news/breaking_news-home_top-news/152110496/Car-catches-fire-outside-of-residence-in-Jefferson JEFFERSON — A car caught fire outside of a residence in Jefferson shortly after 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28.The fire occurred inside a car parked outside of a residence located on Valley View Drive off Old N.C. 16. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 16:55:21 EST Ashe County wreck report http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/152048853/Ashe-County-wreck-report ASHE COUNTY — The following accidents that occurred between Feb. 8 and Feb. 14 were reported by the N.C. Highway Patrol and are considered public record.Feb. 9West Jefferson Sat, 28 Feb 2015 12:15:21 EST