Jefferson Post- RSS NEWS Feed http://jeffersonpost.com/section/NEWS http://jeffersonpost.com/section/NEWS Sat, 28 Mar 2015 14:10:24 EST 1800 What’s in that beautiful Blue Ridge parkway vista? This guide shows you http://jeffersonpost.com/news/news/152615311/Whats-in-that-beautiful-Blue-Ridge-parkway-vista-This-guide-shows-you Panoramic views can take your breath away. But sometimes they can leave questions like, “What exactly is that over… there?” Fri, 27 Mar 2015 21:30:21 EST Prescribed burns scheduled at New River State Park http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/152611874/Prescribed-burns-scheduled-at-New-River-State-Park LAUREL SPRINGS — New River State Park plans to conduct prescribed burns during the dates of March 30 and May 31. The actual days of the burns will depend upon weather conditions. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:20:21 EST WCC’s Chris Robinson recognized by Ashe Chamber http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/152605821/WCCs-Chris-Robinson-recognized-by-Ashe-Chamber During the regularly scheduled board meeting of the Ashe County Chamber of Commerce on March 24, Chris Robinson, associate vice-president of Wilkes Community College, was recognized for 23 years of service with the chamber. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:35:21 EST Ashe County wreck report http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/152514794/Ashe-County-wreck-report The following accidents that occurred between March 8 and March 14 were reported by the N.C. Highway Patrol and are considered public record.March 9Lansing Fri, 27 Mar 2015 09:10:22 EST Town of WJ accepts award http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/152574559/Town-of-WJ-accepts-award RALEIGH — Downtown West Jefferson's main drive, Jefferson Avenue, was recently recognized as a “Great Main Street” in the 2015 Great Places in North Carolina awards program, sponsored by the North Carolina Chapter of the... Thu, 26 Mar 2015 19:00:21 EST Unemployment rises in Ashe County http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/152574758/Unemployment-rises-in-Ashe-County According to the North Carolina Department of Commerce, unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) increased in 98 of North Carolina's counties, including Ashe, in January and decreased in two. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 12:15:23 EST Local WWII veteran honored http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/152574487/Local-WWII-veteran-honored Former U.S. Navy Boatswain's Mate Third Class William G. (Bill) Scarpino was recently recognized by the New River Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) for his WWII military service. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 10:40:25 EST Real estate sales brisk in February http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/152539210/Real-estate-sales-brisk-in-February BOONE — A month heavy with snow proved to be among the busiest for local realtors, with February sales hitting an eight-year high for the month.Meanwhile interest rates remain below where they were a year ago. Tue, 24 Mar 2015 15:45:22 EST ‘Bee Aware’ team exhibits at White House Science Fair http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/152537394/Bee-Aware-team-exhibits-at-White-House-Science-Fair WASHINGTON — A group of High Country students was among just 36 teams from across the nation to exhibit their enterprising honeybee project Monday at the White House Science Fair. Tue, 24 Mar 2015 14:55:22 EST Bill would allow sales at distilleries http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/152498360/Bill-would-allow-sales-at-distilleries A proposed law in the General Assembly would allow distilleries in North Carolina to sell liquor outside the ABC system, but it's generating stiff opposition from local ABC and government boards. Tue, 24 Mar 2015 12:35:22 EST Ore Knob exhibit to open April 25 at museum http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/152498689/Ore-Knob-exhibit-to-open-April-25-at-museum JEFFERSON — The highly anticipated Ore Knob Mine exhibit at the Museum of Ashe County History will open to the public on April 25. A private opening will be held April 10. Mon, 23 Mar 2015 18:35:26 EST Moonshine was racing’s founding fuel http://jeffersonpost.com/news/news/152499781/Moonshine-was-racings-founding-fuel NASCAR executives who wear expensive suits and occupy fancy corporate suites prefer to portray modern stock car racing as a sport inhabited by squeaky-clean role-models promoted by slickly produced TV coverage. Sun, 22 Mar 2015 16:55:23 EST MerleFest 2015 to feature special sets and collaborations http://jeffersonpost.com/news/news/152491888/MerleFest-2015-to-feature-special-sets-and-collaborations WILKESBORO — MerleFest, presented by Window World and taking place April 23-26, will boast a number of special collaborations and performances at this year's festival. As regular attendees of the celebrated festival know, these... Sat, 21 Mar 2015 13:20:21 EST Ashe County wreck report http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/152383420/Ashe-County-wreck-report ASHE COUNTY — The following accidents that occurred between March 1 and March 7 were reported by the N.C. Highway Patrol and are considered public record.March 3Jefferson Sat, 21 Mar 2015 13:00:21 EST WJ man charged with four counts of statutory rape http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/152478578/WJ-man-charged-with-four-counts-of-statutory-rape Update, March 25, 2015: Arrest warrants for Danny Harmon, 33, of West Jefferson, provided the incorrect age of the victim. The victim was identified as being 13 years of age when in fact she's 6. According to Carolyn Gentry with the Ashe... Wed, 25 Mar 2015 16:10:21 EST Foxx introduces bill to reduce costs associated with federal construction projects http://jeffersonpost.com/news/news/152487818/Foxx-introduces-bill-to-reduce-costs-associated-with-federal-construction-projects WASHINGTON – Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., has introduced legislation to stretch the limited funds available to the Highway Trust Fund by exempting it from what she considers the Davis-Bacon Act's “outdated, wasteful labor... Fri, 20 Mar 2015 21:55:21 EST WJ Aldermen to hold special meeting Monday, March 23 http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/152477696/WJ-Aldermen-to-hold-special-meeting-Monday-March-23 WEST JEFFERSON — The West Jefferson Board of Aldermen will conduct a special meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday, March 23 at Town Hall in West Jefferson. Fri, 20 Mar 2015 15:05:22 EST Tickets on sale for Ashe County Little Theatre spring production http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/152476255/Tickets-on-sale-for-Ashe-County-Little-Theatre-spring-production WEST JEFFERSON — The Ashe County Little Theatre announces their spring production, “One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest,” April 17-19 at the Ashe Civic Center. Tickets are on sale now at the Ashe Arts Center or by calling... Fri, 20 Mar 2015 14:05:22 EST 5 Generations Doubled http://jeffersonpost.com/news/news/152456069/5-Generations-Doubled Left photo: From left to right: Wanda Sawyer (great grand mother); Rhonda Testerman (grandmother); Erica Roten (mother); seated: Beulah Wooten (great great grandmother)holding Raylan Testerman born Feb. 19, 2015. Fri, 20 Mar 2015 13:25:23 EST Forum focuses on legal issues for caregivers http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/152434680/Forum-focuses-on-legal-issues-for-caregivers Individuals who are caring for loved ones at home have another opportunity to learn about issues and services that may be helpful to them. Fri, 20 Mar 2015 10:40:21 EST