Jefferson Post- RSS Feed http://jeffersonpost.com/ http://jeffersonpost.com/ Sun, 3 May 2015 16:02:57 EST 1800 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 Huskies win big on Senior Night http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-sports/153248026/Huskies-win-big-on-Senior-Night WEST JEFFERSON — Four seniors played their final regular season home game last week, a 9-0 victory over Alleghany. Sun, 3 May 2015 13:00:21 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 Popping the cork on archaic alcohol regulations http://jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/153250936/Popping-the-cork-on-archaic-alcohol-regulations When North Carolina “popped the cork” on the alcohol limit in beers sold in our state we saw an immediate increase in diversity and choices, with an explosion of some 140 breweries. We became the Brew-capital of the South but this law, as... Sun, 3 May 2015 12:30:22 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 The pathetic state of a historic speedway http://jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/153270163/The-pathetic-state-of-a-historic-speedway As a fan of NASCAR and its relatively short, albeit storied history, I can't help but shake my head in disgust every time I drive past the practically abandoned, deteriorating North Wilkesboro Speedway off U.S. 421 in neighboring Wilkes... Sun, 3 May 2015 10:10:22 EST Elkin’s Altemueller shuts out Ashe http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-sports/153248043/Elkins-Altemueller-shuts-out-Ashe ELKIN — Will Altemueller had his top notch stuff on Friday night as he held the Huskies to just two hits and helped the Elks take a 3-0 win and clinch second place in the Mountain Valley Athletic Conference. Sat, 2 May 2015 23:05:21 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 Vietnam War memories, healing continue http://jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/153251331/Vietnam-War-memories-healing-continue We can't forget a war, even if we want to. It is seared into the souls of our soldiers, and of those who stayed home. The memory endures, even beyond the lifetimes of those who fought. Fri, 1 May 2015 13:15:21 EST Men’s track wins MVAC Championship http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-sports/153247578/Mens-track-wins-MVAC-Championship BOONVILLE — Ashe County came within a half of a point from sweeping the Mountain Valley Athletic Conference Track Championships on Tuesday. Fri, 1 May 2015 12:30:23 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 Addressing hunger in Ashe, and beyond http://jeffersonpost.com/news/editorial-Op-Ed-opinion/153140950/Addressing-hunger-in-Ashe-and-beyond In 2014, the Ashe County Sharing Center, the county's longest serving food pantry, served approximately 21,619 residents in Ashe County. Granted, not all were served on a regular basis, but at one point or another, 21,619 county residents were... Fri, 1 May 2015 20:15:21 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 Teresa Laws promoted to Post general manager http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/153218048/Teresa-Laws-promoted-to-Post-general-manager WEST JEFFERSON — Ashe County native Teresa Roark-Laws has been named general manager and media director of the Jefferson Post. Thu, 30 Apr 2015 18:10:24 EST New life for the old hospital http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/153205296/New-life-for-the-old-hospital JEFFERSON —Plans are in the works to renovate the old Ashe Memorial Hospital facility into housing for the elderly and disabled. Thu, 30 Apr 2015 14:10:28 EST Ashe student places 2nd in national NCDA Poster and Poetry Contest http://jeffersonpost.com/news/news/153206115/Ashe-student-places-2nd-in-national-NCDA-Poster-and-Poetry-Contest WILKESBORO – Wilkes Community College congratulates Autumn Eastridge for placing second in the national-level Adult Poster division of the 49th Annual National Career Development Association's (NCDA) Poetry and Poster... Thu, 30 Apr 2015 12:50:22 EST North Carolina and the U.S. – Mexico border http://jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/153181709/North-Carolina-and-the-U.S.--Mexico-border What does the 1,969-mile border between the United States and Mexico have to do with North Carolina? 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