Jefferson Post- RSS Feed http://jeffersonpost.com/ http://jeffersonpost.com/ Thu, 24 Apr 2014 17:29:33 EST 1800 Ore Knob Mine exhibit to open later this year at museum http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/3577625/Ore-Knob-Mine-exhibit-to-open-later-this-year-at-museum A new exhibit on the Ore Knob Mine will soon have a permanent home at the Museum of Ashe County History in Jefferson. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Ashe County Wildlife Club hosts shooting tournament http://jeffersonpost.com/news/sports/3601788/Ashe-County-Wildlife-Club-hosts-shooting-tournament The Ashe County Wildlife Club held its inaugural International Benchrest Shooting tournament at its new rifle range and clubhouse on Saturday, April 12 at its club about 10 miles east of Jefferson, off N.C. 88. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST From Lansing to Ethiopia: Glory Rognstad’s 8,000 mile journey http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-local_features/3576924/From-Lansing-to-Ethiopia:-Glory-Rognstads-8000-mile-journey A Lansing native is set to return home from Ethiopia next week, where she's been volunteering at a school for homeless women and children for the past two months. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST The dollars tell the story http://jeffersonpost.com/news/editorial-opinion_columns/3607529/The-dollars-tell-the-story For those who live and work in Ashe County, we've always known this is a magical area of North Carolina. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Track teams sweep top spot http://jeffersonpost.com/news/sports/3604478/Track-teams-sweep-top-spot In the final tune-up before the Mountain Valley Conference Championship meet, Ashe County's track team took first place in both the men's and women's events. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Ashe Commissioners approve ballot addition for sales tax http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/3599799/Ashe-Commissioners-approve-ballot-addition-for-sales-tax In a 4-1 vote, the Ashe County Board of Commissioners approved a ballot initiative which will allow county voters to decide if the county will levy a one-quarter cent per dollar sales tax on the ballot this November. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Clayton Procter’s artwork awarded ‘best in show’ at recent gallery opening http://jeffersonpost.com/news/local_features/3601037/Clayton-Procters-artwork-awarded-best-in-show-at-recent-gallery-opening Local artist Clayton Proctor received the art award of “Best In Show” at the annual Northwest Artist's League's art competition in North Wilkesboro. The opening reception was held on April 11, where show juror Raney Rogers... Thu, 24 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Ashe holds off Starmount, falls to Wilkes Central http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-sports/3604730/Ashe-holds-off-Starmount-falls-to-Wilkes-Central The last week of baseball for the Ashe County Huskies was a nail-biting one that included withstanding a strong comeback from Starmount to get a victory, but falling short in a comeback bid against Wilkes Central. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Kicking out cancer http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-sports/3606185/Kicking-out-cancer Nathan Ham | Jefferson Post - The Lady Husky soccer team raised $400 at last week's game against Starmount to go towards fighting breast cancer and bringing awareness to the terrible disease. The team also wore special pink jerseys for the... Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST We the People meeting focuses on Boone water intake http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/3604675/We-the-People-meeting-focuses-on-Boone-water-intake Approximately 25 people attended a discussion on the potential of water intake from the city of Boone on the Ashe County and Watauga County border on Tuesday, April 22. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Men’s golf ends regular season http://jeffersonpost.com/news/sports/3604515/Mens-golf-ends-regular-season Golf season always seems to go by the quickest and this season was no different. Ashe County wrapped up its regular season with a fifth place finish at New River Country Club last Thursday. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Arts Council holds ARTifacts Yard Sale fundraiser http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/3588507/Arts-Council-holds-ARTifacts-Yard-Sale-fundraiser A temporary, deluxe thrift store popped up for a few hours in West Jefferson this past Saturday. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Economic impact of tourism here doubles over 15 years http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/3596052/Economic-impact-of-tourism-here-doubles-over-15-years Tourism-related spending in Ashe County has doubled over the last 15 years, according to a presentation made by the Ashe Chamber of Commerce to the Ashe Board of Commissioners during its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, April 21. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Walmart supports Museum’s reference library http://jeffersonpost.com/news/local_features/3579929/Walmart-supports-Museums-reference-library The Walmart Foundation and the Ashe County Walmart Facility #3289 have awarded a grant through the Local Facility Giving Program in the amount of $1,500. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST ACHBA’s Gun and Sports Show is this weekend http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/3586860/ACHBAs-Gun-and-Sports-Show-is-this-weekend The Ashe County Home Builders Association will be hosting its Fourth Annual Gun and Sports Show at the Shatley Farms Distribution Center in Jefferson. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Our Variety Literatureland http://jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion_columns/3599054/Our-Variety-Literatureland “Variety Vacationland.” Do you remember that slogan from our state's past?I suggest a new one: “Variety Literatureland.” Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST ACS art teachers engaging all students via new instructional method http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/3554699/ACS-art-teachers-engaging-all-students-via-new-instructional-method Art teachers in Ashe County Schools are incorporating a new method of instruction into their curriculum, and it's connecting well with their students. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Volunteer opportunities abound for teens http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/3588504/Volunteer-opportunities-abound-for-teens Summer is on the horizon and that means come mid-June, over 3,000 elementary, middle and high school students in Ashe County will have a lot of spare time on their hands. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Men’s tennis splits pair http://jeffersonpost.com/news/sports/3590584/Mens-tennis-splits-pair Ashe County wrapped up its tennis regular season last week with a victory over Starmount and a tough loss to Wilkes Central.Ashe 9, Starmount 0 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Earth Day celebration taking place at Ashe County Library http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/3586892/Earth-Day-celebration-taking-place-at-Ashe-County-Library The Ashe County Public Library will be hosting an Earth Day celebration starting at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 22. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST