Jefferson Post- RSS NEWS Feed http://jeffersonpost.com/section/NEWS http://jeffersonpost.com/section/NEWS Fri, 26 Dec 2014 01:42:04 EST 1800 Jesus, Santa and faith during the holidays http://jeffersonpost.com/news/lifestyle-religion-news/151004978/Jesus-Santa-and-faith-during-the-holidays Christmas is a season full of miracles, including a gift giving elf who travels the world in one night. Wed, 24 Dec 2014 19:26:04 EST Grants up to $5,000 available to farmers in Ashe County http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/151003751/Grants-up-to-$5000-available-to-farmers-in-Ashe-County BOONE — Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture is releasing a request for proposals for farmers focusing on increasing production through innovation and sustainable methods. Wed, 24 Dec 2014 09:46:11 EST Winners in the Ashe Child Care Family Resource 2014 Holiday Decorating Door Contest http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/150962774/Winners-in-the-Ashe-Child-Care-Family-Resource-2014-Holiday-Decorating-Door-Contest JEFFERSON — Ashe Child Care Family Resource is pleased to announce the following winners in our 2014 Holiday Decorating Door Contest:Infants/Toddlers Category Wed, 24 Dec 2014 08:13:13 EST NORAD Prepares to Track Santa’s Flight http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/150962914/NORAD-Prepares-to-Track-Santas-Flight PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — The North American Aerospace Defense Command's NORAD Tracks Santa website, http://www.noradsanta.org/ , launched today featuring a mobile version, a holiday countdown, new games and daily activities and... Tue, 23 Dec 2014 19:57:11 EST Max A. Weaver Dye Library dedicated at NC State University http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/150974267/Max-A.-Weaver-Dye-Library-dedicated-at-NC-State-University The late Max Weaver, a career chemist for Eastman Chemical Company, accumulated 268 U.S. patents and thousands of vials of custom-made dyes. Ninety-eight thousand of these vials as well as tens of thousands of dyed fabric samples and notes were... Tue, 23 Dec 2014 13:23:08 EST Ashe County wreck report http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/150961596/Ashe-County-wreck-report The following accidents that occurred between Nov. 30 and Dec. 6 were reported by the N.C. Highway Patrol and are considered public record.Nov. 30Crumpler Mon, 22 Dec 2014 19:01:20 EST New chief district court judge for Judicial District 23 http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/150972368/New-chief-district-court-judge-for-Judicial-District-23 RALEIGH — Chief Justice Mark Martin has appointed Judge David Byrd to chief district court judge for District 23, effective Jan. 1, 2015. Judge Byrd will succeed Judge Michael Duncan. Mon, 22 Dec 2014 13:24:03 EST GE Aviation ready to grow http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/150963569/GE-Aviation-ready-to-grow WEST JEFFERSON - GE Aviation's push to increase its workforce was in full force last Wednesday and Thursday with interested applicants first getting a chance to listen to Tim Tucker speak of the accomplishments of the facility in West Jefferson... Sun, 21 Dec 2014 19:22:04 EST First court appearance set for murder suspect http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/150963969/First-court-appearance-set-for-murder-suspect JEFFERSON — Benjamin Nieves Tirado, an Ashe County man who is accused of killing his son, is expected to make his first court appearance Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015 at the Ashe County Courthouse in Jefferson. Sun, 21 Dec 2014 17:22:05 EST WJ Quality Plus to open in early 2015 http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/150962619/WJ-Quality-Plus-to-open-in-early-2015 WEST JEFFERSON — A new gas station is scheduled to open in Ashe County in the coming months. Sun, 21 Dec 2014 13:02:03 EST Report: The deep cost to Ashe County for lawmakers’ refusal to expand Medicaid http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/150962460/Report:-The-deep-cost-to-Ashe-County-for-lawmakers-refusal-to-expand-Medicaid RALEIGH — A new, first-of-its-kind study compiled by healthcare experts has measured the loss of jobs, business activity, and tax revenue to each North Carolina county for the decision of the North Carolina General Assembly to refuse the... Sun, 21 Dec 2014 11:52:03 EST First Day Walks at NC state parks on New Year’s Day http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/150922288/First-Day-Walks-at-NC-state-parks-on-New-Years-Day ASHE COUNTY — A North Carolina tradition will continue this New Year's Day with opportunities to get out and reconnect with nature, and maybe start on a New Year's resolution, on First Day Hikes at every state park and recreation... Sat, 20 Dec 2014 10:11:06 EST 4G LTE network comes to Ashe County http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/150955883/4G-LTE-network-comes-to-Ashe-County WILKESBORO — Carolina West Wireless, the premier wireless carrier in western North Carolina, announces the expansion of its 4G LTE wireless network into Ashe county. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 20:15:14 EST Ashe County man charged with murder http://jeffersonpost.com/news/breaking_news-home_top-news/150948638/Ashe-County-man-charged-with-murder ASHE COUNTY — An Ashe County man is dead following a domestic situation that occurred early Thursday evening. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:41:06 EST Expansion at Margate nearing completion http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/150922677/Expansion-at-Margate-nearing-completion JEFFERSON — Renovations and an impressive expansion is underway at Margate Health and Rehab in Jefferson. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 07:01:06 EST John Sturgill is Student of the Month for November http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/150935104/John-Sturgill-is-Student-of-the-Month-for-November ASHE COUNTY — John Sturgill (center) was selected as Ashe County Ford's Automotive Tech Student of the Month from Ashe County High School for November 2014. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:41:05 EST Ski resorts of North Carolina explored in new book http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/150922968/Ski-resorts-of-North-Carolina-explored-in-new-book Telling a story in pictures is “North Carolina Ski Resorts,” the newest addition to Arcadia Publishing's popular Images of America series.The book, by author Donna Gayle Akers, was released on Dec. 15, 2014. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 18:13:06 EST Blue Ridge Electric members to receive rate reduction on January bills http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/150899567/Blue-Ridge-Electric-members-to-receive-rate-reduction-on-January-bills WEST JEFFERSON – Christmas came early as a temporary rate reduction was approved for Blue Ridge Electric members on their January 2015 bills, thanks to the Board of Directors of Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:21:06 EST ‘New’ hotel in West Jefferson http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/150911053/New-hotel-in-West-Jefferson WEST JEFFERSON — Ashe County now has a Holiday Inn Express.What was originally a Hampton Inn and then The Hotel of West Jefferson, is now a Holiday Inn Express.The change became official Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 19:27:03 EST Ashe County World War 2 vet honored by DAV http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/150909805/Ashe-County-World-War-2-vet-honored-by-DAV ASHE COUNTY — Ashe County resident William Jeremiah is a member of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 18:09:06 EST