Jefferson Post- RSS Feed http://jeffersonpost.com/ http://jeffersonpost.com/ Wed, 28 Jan 2015 18:17:55 EST 1800 Grapplers wrap up regular season http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-sports/151524236/Grapplers-wrap-up-regular-season WEST JEFFERSON — Ashe County competed in its final regular season match on Tuesday at home against Starmount. The Rams scored six forfeit victories to win the match, 51-30. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 15:05:22 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 Teachers’ group makes pitch to win back tenure for all http://jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion/151501608/Teachers-group-makes-pitch-to-win-back-tenure-for-all Last year, teachers got a big win when a Wake County Superior Court judge struck down part of a 2013 law that would have stripped tenure from educators who had already received it. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 07:00:21 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 Leaving proudly, but not with enthusiasm http://jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion/151501537/Leaving-proudly-but-not-with-enthusiasm “Fired with enthusiasm.” Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:00:25 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 Calendar of Events http://jeffersonpost.com/news/onthevine/150974545/Calendar-of-Events Jan. 17• Round Peak Vineyards, 765 Round Peak Church Road, Mount Airy, will host a Signature Series wine blending event during which participants can blend their own wine. The... Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:35:29 EST Childers the winemaker behind Herrera success http://jeffersonpost.com/news/onthevine/150849808/Childers-the-winemaker-behind-Herrera-success Local winemaker Kevin Childers was first introduced to wine when he worked at an Italian restaurant in college. He quickly learned to love wine and went on to work in retail sales at a wine shop before deciding to move to the production side of the... Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:30:38 EST Yadkin wineries celebrate winter reds http://jeffersonpost.com/news/onthevine/150947952/Yadkin-wineries-celebrate-winter-reds Many wine lovers may plan to spend the winter months cozied up at home with their favorite vintage rather than out tasting wines like they do in the warmer months. Just because temperatures are chilly, it's no reason not to come enjoy the bounty... Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:15:33 EST Sweet Home Carolina opens its doors http://jeffersonpost.com/news/onthevine/150977340/Sweet-Home-Carolina-opens-its-doors The weekend before Christmas, the newest winery in the Yadkin Valley officially opened its doors. Wine enthusiasts from around the region were able to experience the magic of Sweet Home Carolina, located at 3423 Old U.S. 421 Hwy. E. in Yadkinville at... Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:10:46 EST Valentine’s pairs wines and chocolates for romance http://jeffersonpost.com/news/onthevine/150971081/Valentines-pairs-wines-and-chocolates-for-romance Love is in the air this Valentine's Day and what better way to celebrate than a great meal accompanied by a delicious North Carolina wine. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:10:42 EST Winemaker’s Corner http://jeffersonpost.com/news/onthevine/150987848/Winemakers-Corner Why do you drink wine? I hope it is because it tastes good. During the winter months, when the vines are dormant, red wines are in the barrel, and the winery visitors slow, I take the time to reflect back on the current vintage as well as past seasons... Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:05:30 EST Surry wineries support one another http://jeffersonpost.com/news/onthevine/80071128/Surry-wineries-support-one-another Collaboration and solidarity has helped to make Yadkin Valley wineries successful and 2014 is expected to be a beautiful year for the wineries, but still full of challenges, said President of Surry Wineries Group and owner of Elkin Creek Vineyard... Mon, 26 Jan 2015 15:50:29 EST AAU tryouts happening next two Saturdays http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-sports/151504198/ Tryouts for Ashe County Lightning AAU boys' basketball will be Saturday, Jan. 31 at Ashe County High School and tryouts for the girls' AAU team will be on Saturday, Feb. 7 also at Ashe County High School. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 15:45:21 EST Serving ‘at the pleasure’ http://jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion/151501494/Serving-at-the-pleasure Steve Logan, former East Carolina University head football coach, recently remarked that things don't usually turn out well for head coaches. The same is often true for anyone who serves “at the pleasure” of someone or some group. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 15:00:22 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