Jefferson Post- RSS NEWS Feed http://jeffersonpost.com/section/NEWS http://jeffersonpost.com/section/NEWS Thu, 2 Oct 2014 04:23:41 EST 1800 More financial momentum for Lansing park expansion http://jeffersonpost.com/news/news/150022321/More-financial-momentum-for-Lansing-park-expansion The Town of Lansing has been awarded a $120,000 grant to construct a 3,000-foot greenway along Big Horse Creek, a crucial part of the Creeper Trail Park's expansion. Wed, 1 Oct 2014 18:18:07 EST Ashe unemployment remained unchanged in August http://jeffersonpost.com/news/news/150017733/Ashe-unemployment-remained-unchanged-in-August Ashe County's unemployment rate held steady at 7.7 percent in August, according to the latest data released by the North Carolina Department of Commerce on Wednesday, Oct. 1. Wed, 1 Oct 2014 14:35:05 EST Lucas Pruitt is ‘Student of the Month’ for September http://jeffersonpost.com/news/news/150014863/Lucas-Pruitt-is-Student-of-the-Month-for-September Lucas Pruitt is the Ashe County High School CTE “Student of the Month” for September. Wed, 1 Oct 2014 11:06:05 EST Fracking? Not in Ashe, High Country http://jeffersonpost.com/news/news/150000447/Fracking-Not-in-Ashe-High-Country Don't anticipate natural gas companies or independent “wildcatters,” for that matter, to come drilling for natural gas in Ashe County or the High County anytime soon, if ever. That's according to an assistant professor of... Tue, 30 Sep 2014 19:40:06 EST Rev. Reeves Jones honored for 50 years at Scottville Baptist Church http://jeffersonpost.com/news/news/50816092/Rev.-Reeves-Jones-honored-for-50-years-at-Scottville-Baptist-Church In August 1964, the Rev. Reeves Jones was elected pastor of Scottville Baptist Church in Laurel Springs.Recently, Jones and fellow church members celebrated 50 years of his continuous leadership of the Scottville congregation. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:02:06 EST Ashe County wreck report http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/50771052/Ashe-County-wreck-report The following accident reports between Sept. 14 and Sept. 20 are from the N.C. Highway Patrol and are considered public record.Sept. 16Highway 194 Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:01:06 EST County crime report http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/50758375/County-crime-report Aug. 18Kristopher Michael Greer, 41, of Fleetwood was charged with communicating threats. Bond was set at $500. Greer was released on Aug. 20.Aug. 20 Tue, 30 Sep 2014 08:01:10 EST Natural gas pipeline won’t impact Ashe http://jeffersonpost.com/news/news/50808225/Natural-gas-pipeline-wont-impact-Ashe The Atlantic Coast Pipeline, a proposed 550-mile natural gas pipeline that would extend from Harrison County, W. Va. across Virginia, down to Robeson County, N.C. would have no direct impact on Ashe County. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 18:31:08 EST AMH receives $255,000 grant http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/50793211/AMH-receives-$255000-grant Ashe Memorial Hospital (AMH) announced on Friday, Sept. 26 they have received a grant worth approximately $255,048, over the next three years, to implement Mission HeartStart. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 11:01:07 EST Westwood takes part in National Run at School Day http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/50766221/Westwood-takes-part-in-National-Run-at-School-Day Schools across America took part in the third annual “RUN@School Day”, sponsored by the Road Runners Club of America. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 09:01:03 EST Centennial Checkers Tournament announces winners http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/50718701/Centennial-Checkers-Tournament-announces-winners Herbert Richardson was named the First place winner in the first annual West Jefferson Centennial Checkers Tournament. Larry Davis was named the runner up.The tournament was held in the Friendly Shoe Store on Sept. 20, 2014. Sun, 28 Sep 2014 21:01:04 EST High Country Council of Governments accepting applications for Urgent Repair Program http://jeffersonpost.com/news/news/50643783/High-Country-Council-of-Governments-accepting-applications-for-Urgent-Repair-Program High Country Council of Governments has been awarded $200,000 by the North Carolina Housing Finance Agency (NCHFA) under the 2014 cycle of the Urgent Repair Program (URP). The program provides assistance to homeowners in Allegany, Ashe, Avery and... Sun, 28 Sep 2014 20:31:07 EST Realtor sales in August hit seven-year high http://jeffersonpost.com/news/news/50793182/Realtor-sales-in-August-hit-seven-year-high BOONE – It's been almost seven years since local realtors sold as many homes as they did in August. Sun, 28 Sep 2014 11:21:05 EST UPDATE: ACSO seeks help in identifying individual suspected of multiple break-ins http://jeffersonpost.com/news/news/50780344/UPDATE:-ACSO-seeks-help-in-identifying-individual-suspected-of-multiple-break-ins Updated Monday, Sept. 29 - A suspect in a number of area break-ins has been identified and interviewed by detectives with the Ashe County Sheriff's Office. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 17:13:11 EST Friday cabin fire at Shatley Springs http://jeffersonpost.com/news/breaking_news-news/50779857/Friday-cabin-fire-at-Shatley-Springs A morning fire threatened to destroy an occupied cabin at Shatley Springs Inn on Friday, Sept. 26. Sun, 28 Sep 2014 11:56:08 EST Art on the Mountain to feature local artists http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/50739231/Art-on-the-Mountain-to-feature-local-artists The Ashe County Arts Council will sponsor Art on the Mountain from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. this Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. Fri, 26 Sep 2014 14:25:07 EST Imagination Ashe to hold donor reception http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/50723069/Imagination-Ashe-to-hold-donor-reception The local affiliate of Dolly Parton's Imagination Library, Imagination Ashe, will hold a donor reception from 5:30 - 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 26 at the Ashe County Arts Council. Supporters of Imagination Ashe are invited to attend. Fri, 26 Sep 2014 12:01:06 EST County crime report http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/50734382/County-crime-report Aug. 11Barbara Brown Safrit, 43, of Lansing was charged with simple assault. Bond was set at $1,500. Safrit was released the next day.Aug. 13 Fri, 26 Sep 2014 08:01:08 EST Fall colors set to peak in Ashe; High Country http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/50718440/Fall-colors-set-to-peak-in-Ashe;-High-Country Fall officially began on Monday, Sept. 22, but the leaves have been turning since August and according to a map produced by the Department of Biology at Appalachian State University, leaves in Ashe County will peak in the next two... Thu, 25 Sep 2014 15:01:05 EST $2.76 million could be coming to Ashe http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/50717585/$2.76-million-could-be-coming-to-Ashe North Carolina's Clean Water Management Trust Fund recently released its list of grants for statewide projects and Ashe County could be the beneficiary of $2.76 million - the most of any county in Northwest North Carolina and the neighboring... Thu, 25 Sep 2014 12:01:03 EST