Jefferson Post- RSS NEWS Feed http://jeffersonpost.com/section/NEWS http://jeffersonpost.com/section/NEWS Wed, 1 Apr 2015 19:04:25 EST 1800 Wilkes Playmakers present Thornton Wilder’s ‘Our Town,’ April 10-19 http://jeffersonpost.com/news/news/152674302/Wilkes-Playmakers-present-Thornton-Wilders-Our-Town-April-10-19 NORTH WILKESBORO — Wilkes Playmakers will be presenting Thornton Wilder's classic American drama “Our Town,” April 10, 11, 16, 17 and 18 at 7:30 p.m., and on April 12 and 19 at 2 p.m. Performances will be held at historic... Tue, 31 Mar 2015 19:30:21 EST Ashe County’s Joe Chamberlain named Realtor of the Year http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/152661571/Ashe-Countys-Joe-Chamberlain-named-Realtor-of-the-Year Early in his career, Joe Chamberlain learned how to react to the unexpected. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 13:00:21 EST WCC created $174.1 million in added income to service area in 2012-13 http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/152657343/WCC-created-$174.1-million-in-added-income-to-service-area-in-2012-13 WILKESBORO — According to the first-ever statewide analysis of higher education's impact on the state's economy, during fiscal year 2012-13, payroll and operations spending of Wilkes Community College, together with its construction... Tue, 31 Mar 2015 11:00:21 EST Blue Ridge Parkway closure scheduled in Ashe, Watauga counties http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/152628431/Blue-Ridge-Parkway-closure-scheduled-in-Ashe-Watauga-counties The National Park Service has announced that a section of the Blue Ridge Parkway in Ashe and Watauga counties will close to drivers beginning April 1. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 19:40:21 EST Population decline continues in Ashe County http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/152575673/Population-decline-continues-in-Ashe-County For the fourth year in a row, Ashe County experienced a small decrease in its overall population. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 09:55:25 EST LifeStore’s Noffsinger receives national recognition http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/152627064/LifeStores-Noffsinger-receives-national-recognition WEST JEFFERSON — Recently, the National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU) announced the Leading Producers Round Table, Soaring Eagle award recipients. Sun, 29 Mar 2015 16:40:24 EST Fire badly damages home in Lansing http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/152626480/Fire-badly-damages-home-in-Lansing LANSING — An early morning structure fire badly damaged a home in the Helton community and displaced the residents on Sunday, March 29.The fire began around 2 a.m. at a home located at 570 Jerd Branch Road. Sun, 29 Mar 2015 16:40:22 EST Scam artists contacting BREMCO members http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/152620722/Scam-artists-contacting-BREMCO-members WEST JEFFERSON — Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation is warning the public about a telephone scam targeting its members. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 15:30:21 EST What’s in that beautiful Blue Ridge parkway vista? This guide shows you http://jeffersonpost.com/news/news/152615311/Whats-in-that-beautiful-Blue-Ridge-parkway-vista-This-guide-shows-you Panoramic views can take your breath away. But sometimes they can leave questions like, “What exactly is that over… there?” Fri, 27 Mar 2015 21:30:21 EST Prescribed burns scheduled at New River State Park http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/152611874/Prescribed-burns-scheduled-at-New-River-State-Park LAUREL SPRINGS — New River State Park plans to conduct prescribed burns during the dates of March 30 and May 31. The actual days of the burns will depend upon weather conditions. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:20:21 EST WCC’s Chris Robinson recognized by Ashe Chamber http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/152605821/WCCs-Chris-Robinson-recognized-by-Ashe-Chamber During the regularly scheduled board meeting of the Ashe County Chamber of Commerce on March 24, Chris Robinson, associate vice-president of Wilkes Community College, was recognized for 23 years of service with the chamber. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:35:21 EST Ashe County wreck report http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/152514794/Ashe-County-wreck-report The following accidents that occurred between March 8 and March 14 were reported by the N.C. Highway Patrol and are considered public record.March 9Lansing Fri, 27 Mar 2015 09:10:22 EST Town of WJ accepts award http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/152574559/Town-of-WJ-accepts-award RALEIGH — Downtown West Jefferson's main drive, Jefferson Avenue, was recently recognized as a “Great Main Street” in the 2015 Great Places in North Carolina awards program, sponsored by the North Carolina Chapter of the... Thu, 26 Mar 2015 19:00:21 EST Unemployment rises in Ashe County http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/152574758/Unemployment-rises-in-Ashe-County According to the North Carolina Department of Commerce, unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) increased in 98 of North Carolina's counties, including Ashe, in January and decreased in two. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 12:15:23 EST Local WWII veteran honored http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/152574487/Local-WWII-veteran-honored Former U.S. Navy Boatswain's Mate Third Class William G. (Bill) Scarpino was recently recognized by the New River Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) for his WWII military service. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 10:40:25 EST Real estate sales brisk in February http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/152539210/Real-estate-sales-brisk-in-February BOONE — A month heavy with snow proved to be among the busiest for local realtors, with February sales hitting an eight-year high for the month.Meanwhile interest rates remain below where they were a year ago. Tue, 24 Mar 2015 15:45:22 EST ‘Bee Aware’ team exhibits at White House Science Fair http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/152537394/Bee-Aware-team-exhibits-at-White-House-Science-Fair WASHINGTON — A group of High Country students was among just 36 teams from across the nation to exhibit their enterprising honeybee project Monday at the White House Science Fair. Tue, 24 Mar 2015 14:55:22 EST Bill would allow sales at distilleries http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/152498360/Bill-would-allow-sales-at-distilleries A proposed law in the General Assembly would allow distilleries in North Carolina to sell liquor outside the ABC system, but it's generating stiff opposition from local ABC and government boards. Tue, 24 Mar 2015 12:35:22 EST Ore Knob exhibit to open April 25 at museum http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/152498689/Ore-Knob-exhibit-to-open-April-25-at-museum JEFFERSON — The highly anticipated Ore Knob Mine exhibit at the Museum of Ashe County History will open to the public on April 25. A private opening will be held April 10. Mon, 23 Mar 2015 18:35:26 EST Moonshine was racing’s founding fuel http://jeffersonpost.com/news/news/152499781/Moonshine-was-racings-founding-fuel NASCAR executives who wear expensive suits and occupy fancy corporate suites prefer to portray modern stock car racing as a sport inhabited by squeaky-clean role-models promoted by slickly produced TV coverage. Sun, 22 Mar 2015 16:55:23 EST