Jefferson Post- RSS NEWS Feed http://jeffersonpost.com/section/NEWS http://jeffersonpost.com/section/NEWS Sat, 23 May 2015 10:59:42 EST 1800 Out of control brush fire contained in Laurel Springs http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/153673476/Out-of-control-brush-fire-contained-in-Laurel-Springs LAUREL SPRINGS — A routine brush fire grew out of control and came close to causing damage to a structure Friday afternoon, May 22 in Laurel Springs. The fire occurred near a residence located on Gaither Poe Road. Fri, 22 May 2015 20:15:21 EST ‘Night of the Spoken Word’ at the Ashe Arts Center http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/153621032/Night-of-the-Spoken-Word-at-the-Ashe-Arts-Center WEST JEFFERSON — “Night of the Spoken Word” will be presented at the Ashe Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 23. Fri, 22 May 2015 16:55:22 EST 4-H after school program celebrates National Bike to School Day http://jeffersonpost.com/news/news/153615867/4-H-after-school-program-celebrates-National-Bike-to-School-Day Schools and communities across the nation celebrated Bike to School Day as part of National Bike Safety Month on May 6. Fri, 22 May 2015 16:55:21 EST County crime report http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/153610855/County-crime-report ASHE COUNTY — The following individuals were arrested and booked in the Ashe County Detention Center between Wednesday, May 13 and Tuesday, May 19. The information is provided by the Ashe County Sheriff's Office and is public... Fri, 22 May 2015 16:50:22 EST Additional $2,500 for Project Graduation from BOC http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/153592603/Additional-$2500-for-Project-Graduation-from-BOC ASHE COUNTY — The Ashe County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to give an additional $2,500 to Project Graduation at their regular meeting Monday, May 18. Thu, 21 May 2015 19:00:22 EST Gov’s volunteers recognized at luncheon http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/153596981/Govs-volunteers-recognized-at-luncheon JEFFERSON — An awards luncheon was held on May 18 at the Ashe County Cooperative Extension Building to recognize the winners of the Governor's Award. The award is given to four county volunteers who have exhibited outstanding volunteer... Thu, 21 May 2015 13:55:21 EST Christmas in July less than a month and a half away http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/153614790/Christmas-in-July-less-than-a-month-and-a-half-away WEST JEFFERSON — Ashe County's 29th annual Christmas in July Festival will be held the evening of Friday, July 3 and all day Saturday, July 4. This year's annual festival comes on the heels of Ashe County being recognized as the... Wed, 20 May 2015 22:35:21 EST Archery tournament to benefit Hunters Helping Kids http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/153615413/Archery-tournament-to-benefit-Hunters-Helping-Kids WEST JEFFERSON — Archery enthusiasts from Ashe County and beyond are encouraged to showcase their skills for a cause this weekend in West Jefferson. Wed, 20 May 2015 21:55:21 EST Many offerings, changes coming to Mount Jefferson http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/153156148/Many-offerings-changes-coming-to-Mount-Jefferson WEST JEFFERSON — Many upcoming changes, programs and events are coming to Mount Jefferson State Natural Area, and many in Ashe County and beyond may not be aware of all that the park, located in the heart of Ashe County, has to... Tue, 19 May 2015 18:05:21 EST New salon opens in West Jefferson http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/153484802/New-salon-opens-in-West-Jefferson WEST JEFFERSON — A new salon, with an added twist, recently opened in West Jefferson.Hair Cafe, officially opened April 1 at it's location at 750 Beaver Creek School Road. Tue, 19 May 2015 18:00:24 EST Cyclists to take over Alleghany County next month http://jeffersonpost.com/news/news/153504736/Cyclists-to-take-over-Alleghany-County-next-month SPARTA —Cycling enthusiasts will converge on the High Country next month for a day of cycling for a good cause. Tue, 19 May 2015 13:35:21 EST Ashe County Government salaries, FY 2014-2015 http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/153536992/Ashe-County-Government-salaries-FY-2014-2015 The following figures represent the current salaries of individuals employed by the County of Ashe (N.C.) for FY 2014-2015. They are public record and provided to the Jefferson Post courtesy of the Ashe County Government: Mon, 18 May 2015 20:00:21 EST WJ School reunion in the works http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/153515247/WJ-School-reunion-in-the-works WEST JEFFERSON — A class reunion will be held for former students of the historic West Jefferson School during summer celebrations for West Jefferson's Centennial. Mon, 18 May 2015 19:40:22 EST FROM THE ARCHIVES: ‘Plane crashes in snow” http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/153548324/FROM-THE-ARCHIVES:-Plane-crashes-in-snow In the March 10, 1960 edition of The Skyland Post newspaper, which later merged with The Jefferson Times to form the Jefferson Post, a story appears about a plane crash that occurred between Lansing and Bina, off N.C. 194. Mon, 18 May 2015 19:35:21 EST New alpacas at Landmark Farm http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/153537894/New-alpacas-at-Landmark-Farm GRASSY CREEK — Landmark Farm Alpacas will soon be welcoming two new additions to the farm.Landmark Farm was opened in 2010 by Ralph and Rachelle Bridges. Currently, two of their alpacas are due to give birth at any time. Mon, 18 May 2015 10:55:21 EST Heart of a Husky set for May 30 http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/153547833/Heart-of-a-Husky-set-for-May-30 JEFFERSON — For the second year in a row, Ashe Memorial Hospital, Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation and Ashe County Schools are teaming up to provide physicals for student athletes at Ashe County High School, in addition to testing... Sun, 17 May 2015 18:10:21 EST Ashe County wreck report http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/153435698/Ashe-County-wreck-report ASHE COUNTY — The following accidents that occurred between April 26 and May 2 were reported by the North Carolina Highway Patrol and are considered public record.April 26Highway 88 Sun, 17 May 2015 17:45:26 EST Local Subway restaurants appreciate Habitat volunteers http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/153491271/Local-Subway-restaurants-appreciate-Habitat-volunteers CHARLOTTE – In celebration of National Volunteer Week, approximately 2,000 Habitat for Humanity volunteers working across North Carolina received catered boxed lunches from local franchise owners and employees of Subway restaurants. The... Sun, 17 May 2015 17:45:23 EST Foxx to host 5th District telephone town hall http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/153487295/Foxx-to-host-5th-District-telephone-town-hall WASHINGTON – Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., recently announced that she will host a telephone town hall for 5th District residents on Tuesday, June 9 at 7:15 p.m. Sun, 17 May 2015 17:40:21 EST An art work critique by Julia Bishop http://jeffersonpost.com/news/news/153441826/An-art-work-critique-by-Julia-Bishop On Saturday, May 23, the Blue Ridge Art Clan of Ashe County will present “An Art Work Critique” of members' works, by artist, designer and former Broomfields Gallery owner Julia Bishop. Sat, 16 May 2015 19:15:21 EST