Jefferson Post- RSS Feed Mon, 22 Dec 2014 17:28:09 EST 1800 New chief district court judge for Judicial District 23 RALEIGH — Chief Justice Mark Martin has appointed Judge David Byrd to chief district court judge for District 23, effective Jan. 1, 2015. Judge Byrd will succeed Judge Michael Duncan. Mon, 22 Dec 2014 13:24:03 EST GE Aviation ready to grow WEST JEFFERSON - GE Aviation's push to increase its workforce was in full force last Wednesday and Thursday with interested applicants first getting a chance to listen to Tim Tucker speak of the accomplishments of the facility in West Jefferson... Sun, 21 Dec 2014 19:22:04 EST First court appearance set for murder suspect JEFFERSON — Benjamin Nieves Tirado, an Ashe County man who is accused of killing his son, is expected to make his first court appearance Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015 at the Ashe County Courthouse in Jefferson. Sun, 21 Dec 2014 17:22:05 EST WJ Quality Plus to open in early 2015 WEST JEFFERSON — A new gas station is scheduled to open in Ashe County in the coming months. Sun, 21 Dec 2014 13:02:03 EST Report: The deep cost to Ashe County for lawmakers’ refusal to expand Medicaid RALEIGH — A new, first-of-its-kind study compiled by healthcare experts has measured the loss of jobs, business activity, and tax revenue to each North Carolina county for the decision of the North Carolina General Assembly to refuse the... Sun, 21 Dec 2014 11:52:03 EST The obvious newsmaker of the year for North Carolina It's the time of the year when newspapers and websites and television talk shows are busy with their year-in-review features, looking back at the people and events of 2014 with many of them picking a newsmaker of the year in North... Sun, 21 Dec 2014 07:01:07 EST Fall athletes earn awards The annual Fall Sports Awards Ceremony at Ashe County High School take place last week with coaches, parents and friends all in attendance to honor the top athletes during the fall season. Sun, 21 Dec 2014 00:16:05 EST The Grinches who stole the tax credit Governor McCrory and others are advocating the restoration of the historic preservation tax credit. They raise the larger question of how North Carolina can have tax reform (that supposedly closes loopholes) while allowing loopholes? Sat, 20 Dec 2014 13:00:14 EST First Day Walks at NC state parks on New Year’s Day ASHE COUNTY — A North Carolina tradition will continue this New Year's Day with opportunities to get out and reconnect with nature, and maybe start on a New Year's resolution, on First Day Hikes at every state park and recreation... Sat, 20 Dec 2014 10:11:06 EST 4G LTE network comes to Ashe County WILKESBORO — Carolina West Wireless, the premier wireless carrier in western North Carolina, announces the expansion of its 4G LTE wireless network into Ashe county. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 20:15:14 EST Ashe County man charged with murder ASHE COUNTY — An Ashe County man is dead following a domestic situation that occurred early Thursday evening. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:41:06 EST Expansion at Margate nearing completion JEFFERSON — Renovations and an impressive expansion is underway at Margate Health and Rehab in Jefferson. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 07:01:06 EST Cleaning up coal ash mess will require tough rules, engaged public This week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will finally release the first-ever rule regulating the storage and disposal of coal ash, a toxic byproduct of burning coal. For years, communities and environmental groups across the country have... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 20:01:08 EST John Sturgill is Student of the Month for November ASHE COUNTY — John Sturgill (center) was selected as Ashe County Ford's Automotive Tech Student of the Month from Ashe County High School for November 2014. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:41:05 EST Bowers named MVAC Player of the Year WEST JEFFERSON — It was a no-brainer giving Connor Bowers the Mountain Valley Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Year award. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 19:01:24 EST Ski resorts of North Carolina explored in new book Telling a story in pictures is “North Carolina Ski Resorts,” the newest addition to Arcadia Publishing's popular Images of America series.The book, by author Donna Gayle Akers, was released on Dec. 15, 2014. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 18:13:06 EST Wrestlers open conference season SPARTA — Husky wrestlers opened the Mountain Valley Conference slate of matches last week with a match at Elkin on Thursday and competed in the Alleghany Duals on Saturday.Elkin 45, Ashe 24 Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:46:02 EST Blue Ridge Electric members to receive rate reduction on January bills WEST JEFFERSON – Christmas came early as a temporary rate reduction was approved for Blue Ridge Electric members on their January 2015 bills, thanks to the Board of Directors of Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:21:06 EST Georgia Tech beats App State, 70-57 ATLANTA — Appalachian State faced its second Atlantic Coast Conference opponent of the preseason, but this time around, the opponent got the best of the Mountaineers. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:01:06 EST Wildlife Commission to conduct public hearings RALEIGH — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will conduct nine public hearings in January on proposed changes to the state's wildlife management, game lands and fishing regulations for the 2015-16 seasons. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 11:16:07 EST