Jefferson Post- RSS NEWS Feed http://jeffersonpost.com/section/NEWS http://jeffersonpost.com/section/NEWS Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:10:34 EST 1800 ACHBA names officers, board members http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/151488733/ACHBA-names-officers-board-members ASHE COUNTY — The Ashe County Home Builders Association announced the appointment of 2015 officers at a banquet held Jan. 16. Sun, 25 Jan 2015 16:00:21 EST Real estate activity in 2014 hits six-year high http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/151484985/Real-estate-activity-in-2014-hits-six-year-high BOONE — 2014 was a great year to buy into the High Country real estate market. Interest rates were low, inventory was strong and prices attracted attention. Sun, 25 Jan 2015 14:10:22 EST WCC therapeutic massage program offers clinic to the public http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/151390222/WCC-therapeutic-massage-program-offers-clinic-to-the-public WILKESBORO – The Wilkes Community College Therapeutic Massage program is offering student clinics to the public in Hayes Hall Room 416. The clinic days will be on Fridays and by appointment only through April 17. Appointments begin at 9:30 a.m. Sat, 24 Jan 2015 22:45:23 EST ASU names new university registrar http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/151390309/ASU-names-new-university-registrar BOONE — Debbie Race of Asheville has been named university registrar at Appalachian State University. Sat, 24 Jan 2015 08:00:21 EST Golden LEAF Scholarship winners announced http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/151446947/Golden-LEAF-Scholarship-winners-announced WILKESBORO – Wilkes Community College is pleased to announce that 29 students – 23 curriculum and six continuing education – received Golden LEAF Scholarships during the Fall 2014 semester. The Golden LEAF Scholarship program,... Fri, 23 Jan 2015 22:00:21 EST Gary Poe Radio Show at the Ashe Civic Center http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/151426201/Gary-Poe-Radio-Show-at-the-Ashe-Civic-Center WEST JEFFERSON — The Ashe Civic Center will play host to the Oldtime Music and Bluegrass show with Gary Poe this Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 10:45:21 EST Upcoming events at ASU http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/151389876/Upcoming-events-at-ASU Momentum Dance Showcase to be presented Jan. 23 and 24 Fri, 23 Jan 2015 07:00:21 EST Ashe County wreck report http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/151428211/Ashe-County-wreck-report ASHE COUNTY — The following accidents that occurred between Jan. 4 and Jan. 10 were reported by the N.C. Highway Patrol and are considered public record.Jan. 5Fleetwood Thu, 22 Jan 2015 16:45:21 EST NCDOT prepares for possible winter weather in Ashe, northwestern NC http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/151444009/NCDOT-prepares-for-possible-winter-weather-in-Ashe-northwestern-NC SHELBY — Department of Transportation crews are working hard to keep roads safe for motorists in advance of another storm system that could bring snow, sleet and rain to the region. Thu, 22 Jan 2015 13:10:24 EST Ralph James Martin named CEO of Civitas Media http://jeffersonpost.com/news/news/151426780/Ralph-James-Martin-named-CEO-of-Civitas-Media DAVIDSON — Civitas Media, a publisher of more than 100 community newspapers in 12 states, including the Jefferson Post, announced Tuesday, Jan. 20 the appointment of Ralph James Martin as Chief Executive Officer. Martin was recruited by Versa... Thu, 22 Jan 2015 10:30:21 EST Johnson wins National Leadership Award for Communication Innovation http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/151182413/Johnson-wins-National-Leadership-Award-for-Communication-Innovation Doug Johnson, chief executive officer of Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation, was awarded the 2015 J.C. Brown CEO Communication Leadership Award through the electric cooperative industry's Spotlight on Excellence Awards... Thu, 22 Jan 2015 09:45:21 EST Foxx responds to State of the Union address http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/151433078/Foxx-responds-to-State-of-the-Union-address WASHINGTON – Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., issued the following response regarding President Obama's State of the Union address on Tuesday evening, Jan. 20: Wed, 21 Jan 2015 19:25:21 EST Ashe BOC adopts ‘In God We Trust’ slogan http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/151428101/Ashe-BOC-adopts-In-God-We-Trust-slogan JEFFERSON — At the tail end of the Ashe County Board of Commissioners meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 20, Commissioner Gary Roark made a motion that a plaque with the words “In God We Trust” be placed in the room at the courthouse where the... Wed, 21 Jan 2015 16:40:21 EST 2 days, 3 fires in Lansing area http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/151420919/2-days-3-fires-in-Lansing-area LANSING —Firefighters representing Lansing Volunteer Fire and Rescue and several other departments kept busy Monday and Tuesday, as they worked together to contain three fires that occurred within a time span stretching a little over 24... Wed, 21 Jan 2015 12:40:21 EST Raising a Reader Grants awarded http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/151339585/Raising-a-Reader-Grants-awarded Ashe Child Care Family Resource is very pleased to announce Raising A Reader Grants awarded to following centers and classrooms in Ashe County. The RAR program is a 12 week program that engages families through literacy. Tue, 20 Jan 2015 13:15:21 EST Upcoming events at ASU http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/151344983/Upcoming-events-at-ASU Sustainability Film Series begins Jan. 20 Mon, 19 Jan 2015 21:45:21 EST Local veterans groups give thanks http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/151380309/Local-veterans-groups-give-thanks ASHE COUNTY — The local chapters of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and American Legion offer thanks to the following businesses for their generous donations to the Veterans Christmas Fund: Mon, 19 Jan 2015 15:30:21 EST Ashe County Board of Commissioners to meet Tuesday morning http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/151376552/Ashe-County-Board-of-Commissioners-to-meet-Tuesday-morning JEFFERSON — The Ashe County Board of Commissioners will conduct their regular meeting at 9 a.m. Tuesday morning, Jan. 20 in the small courtroom on the third floor of the Ashe County Courthouse. Mon, 19 Jan 2015 13:40:24 EST North Carolina honors Dr. King through the lens of service http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/151375220/North-Carolina-honors-Dr.-King-through-the-lens-of-service RALEIGH — The life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will be remembered and honored today through acts of service in North Carolina and around the country. Mon, 19 Jan 2015 12:20:21 EST ACHS, Dr. Pepper team up to help two families http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/151364759/ACHS-Dr.-Pepper-team-up-to-help-two-families WEST JEFFERSON — Collaborations between the Exceptional Children (EC) Department at Ashe County High School and Dr. Pepper Bottling Company continued again this year in an effort to help the families of two students in need. Sun, 18 Jan 2015 11:40:21 EST