Jefferson Post- RSS Feed Fri, 29 May 2015 16:53:20 EST 1800 Test drive a car, save a life WEST JEFFERSON — Want to test drive a new car and help save a life at the same time?Well, you can from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. this Saturday, May 30 at Ashe County Ford in downtown West Jefferson. Fri, 29 May 2015 09:45:22 EST High Country Triple Crown registration starts BOONE — The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Institute for Health and Human Services (IHHS) at Appalachian State University announces the High Country Triple Crown, a series of three challenging and fun races covering beautiful... Fri, 29 May 2015 09:30:21 EST Mission HeartStart and Ashe Medics update BOC at meeting ASHE COUNTY —The Ashe County Board of Commissioners received an update on Mission HeartStart during their regular meeting Monday, May 18. Fri, 29 May 2015 14:05:22 EST Invitation to the dance By all accounts, the $22.2 billion General Fund budget just passed by the North Carolina House is only one step in a dance routine that may well last throughout the summer. As a former dance teacher, I'll take this opportunity to explain what to... Fri, 29 May 2015 14:05:21 EST The history of Project Graduation The idea for Project Graduation began in the summer of 1991 at the Student Athlete Summer Institute (SASI). Coach Vickie Herman, a teacher at Ashe Central High School and Coach Ricky Goodman, a teacher at Beaver Creek High School, accompanied their... Fri, 29 May 2015 13:50:21 EST Ashe students awarded scholarships from Blue Ridge Electric WEST JEFFERSON — Three students from Ashe County were selected to receive college scholarships from Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation. Fri, 29 May 2015 13:40:21 EST Securing cyberspace Many aspects of our daily lives, the economy and national security, depend on a stable and secure cyberspace. Yet to many, “cyberspace” is an esoteric concept that's hard to understand since it's a man-made domain characterized... Thu, 28 May 2015 14:25:27 EST Health Center requests continuance of $40,000 from BOC$40000-from-BOC JEFFERSON — Members of the Ashe School Based Health Center (SBHC) Advisory Committee appeared before the Board of Commissioners at their regular meeting Monday, May 18 to request a continuance of $40,000 for the center. Thu, 28 May 2015 14:25:22 EST Baseball stars at Family Central JEFFERSON — The Ashe Aces U8 baseball team was able to take home the prize in their tournament over Memorial Day weekend. Thu, 28 May 2015 13:00:22 EST County crime report, May 21-26 ASHE COUNTY —The following individuals were arrested and booked in the Ashe County Detention Center between Thursday, May 21 and Tuesday, May 26. The information is provided by the Ashe County Sheriff's Office and is public... Wed, 27 May 2015 23:25:21 EST Softball all-conference team named WEST JEFFERSON — Sarah Houck was the lone Lady Husky softball player to make the Mountain Valley All-Conference team released last Friday. Wed, 27 May 2015 23:05:24 EST New construction down in Ashe from last year ASHE COUNTY — The number of people building new homes and commercial buildings in Ashe County is lower this year compared to the first five months of last year. Wed, 27 May 2015 19:45:22 EST N.C. Wildlife Commission news and notes Champions crowned at youth hunter education skills tournament Wed, 27 May 2015 17:45:35 EST ASU Football hands out spring awards BOONE — Appalachian State University football doled out its spring performance awards during its first team meeting of the summer on Monday evening at the Appalachian Athletics Center. Wed, 27 May 2015 15:15:23 EST Local sports briefs Twilight League: Week 2W.J. Chevrolet (-1) defeated Badger Funeral Home (-2)Peak Farms (1) def. AEV (-3)Mt. Jefferson Motors (-7) defeated Bureaucrats (-10) Tue, 26 May 2015 22:00:22 EST Attention ACHS Seniors, Class of ‘15 It's that time of year again for all graduating Ashe County High School seniors to receive the recognition they deserve. Tue, 26 May 2015 15:45:22 EST Carolina Diamonds win tournament MORGANTON — Another local travel sports team is off and running to a great start. Tue, 26 May 2015 14:00:22 EST 8U Aces win Memorial Day Bash JEFFERSON — The Ashe Aces 8U baseball team grabbed another championship, this one at Family Central in the NCBPA Memorial Day Bash. Tue, 26 May 2015 11:40:21 EST FROM THE ARCHIVES: ‘Jefferson gym destroyed’ On Jan. 6, 1949, The Skyland Post reported that Jefferson's high school gymnasium was completely destroyed by fire. Wed, 27 May 2015 21:25:21 EST Trapped in my own home After 31 years living in the same home my wife and I decided to downsize and simplify our lives. The maelstrom we got as a result was frustrating, time consuming, expensive and anything but simple. Wed, 27 May 2015 12:45:24 EST