Jefferson Post- RSS Feed http://jeffersonpost.com/ http://jeffersonpost.com/ Thu, 24 Jul 2014 04:50:07 EST 1800 West Jefferson driver wins at Friendship Speedway http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-sports/50030110/West-Jefferson-driver-wins-at-Friendship-Speedway Shaun Robinson waited out the rain and the long night to come away with a win in the Renegades feature race last Saturday at Friendship Speedway in Elkin. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Crane wreck causes road closure in Laurel Springs http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/50050529/Crane-wreck-causes-road-closure-in-Laurel-Springs A crane overturned as it was traveling along N.C. 88 East, between Ore Knob Mine and Little Peak Creek roads on Wednesday, July 23. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Federal judge dismisses Gerald Price lawsuit against ACSO http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-localnews1-news/50025825/Federal-judge-dismisses-Gerald-Price-lawsuit-against-ACSO A lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court by Ashe County Commissioner Gerald Price against Ashe County Sheriff James Williams and two of his deputies, has been dismissed. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Mountaineers picked seventh in Sun Belt http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-sports/331026/Mountaineers-picked-seventh-in-Sun-Belt In its upcoming inaugural season in the Sun Belt Conference, the coaches have picked Appalachian State to finish seventh out of 11 conference teams.The preseason poll was released on Saturday. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST So many new voters, where did they come from? http://jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion/315463/So-many-new-voters-where-did-they-come-from “Voters born elsewhere make up nearly half of N.C. electorate.”So begins the latest DataNet report from the UNC Program on Public Life, directed by former journalist Ferrel Guillory. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Future stars enjoy softball camp http://jeffersonpost.com/news/sports/313872/Future-stars-enjoy-softball-camp Nathan Ham | Jefferson Post Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Faster, easier website unveiled today http://jeffersonpost.com/news/notice_box/328354/Faster-easier-website-unveiled-today The Jefferson Post is today unveiling a significant upgrade of its website, making www.jeffersonpost.com easier to navigate, faster to load and more effective for advertisers. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Backstreet Concert Series continues Friday, July 25 http://jeffersonpost.com/news/local_features/309977/Backstreet-Concert-Series-continues-Friday-July-25 The Backstreet Park is the place to be for fun and entertainment at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, July 25, when the Crooked Road Ramblers, appear for a 90-minute concert of toe-tapping, old-time, good old music, sponsored by the Ashe County Arts... Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST You Decide: What are the gains and gaps in our economy? http://jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion_columns/305220/You-Decide:-What-are-the-gains-and-gaps-in-our-economy Twice a year, I pull out my cloudy crystal ball and attempt to make some predictions about the direction and pace of the North Carolina economy. I just finished my latest effort and, as usual, the results are a combination of pluses and... Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Ashe County Wreck Report http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/302527/Ashe-County-Wreck-Report The following are collision reports posted by the N.C. Highway Patrol in Ashe County the week of July 7.The reports are public record.July 7 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Blue Ridge Brutal set for Aug. 9 http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-sports/305862/Blue-Ridge-Brutal-set-for-Aug.-9 Bikers from all parts of the country will be in Ashe County on Aug. 9 for the annual Blue Ridge Brutal 100 race. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Ashe District Court decisions http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/302466/Ashe-District-Court-decisions The weekly session of the Ashe County District Court was held Thursday, July 10 with the honorable David V. Byrd presiding.The following decisions were handed down by the court: Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Ashe County Board of Education race set for November http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/304854/Ashe-County-Board-of-Education-race-set-for-November November is over three months away, but the results of this year's Ashe County Board of Education election is already a foregone conclusion.Filing for the 2014 Board of Education race ended on July 7. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Second annual New River Paddle-A-Thon raises friends, funds and awareness to the river http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/303665/Second-annual-New-River-Paddle-A-Thon-raises-friends-funds-and-awareness-to-the-river On Saturday, July 12, the New River Conservancy (formerly National Committee for the New River) hosted its 2nd annual New River Paddle-A-Thon in partnership with the New River State Park, Riverside Canoe and Tube Rental, RiverCamp USA, New River... Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST App State’s Marcus Cox named to preseason award list http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-sports/305661/App-States-Marcus-Cox-named-to-preseason-award-list It did not take long for an Appalachian State player to appear on an award watch list in the Football Bowl Subdivision. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST N.C. Wildlife Commission sets migratory game bird seasons http://jeffersonpost.com/news/sports/307049/N.C.-Wildlife-Commission-sets-migratory-game-bird-seasons The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has approved the season dates for dove and other webless migratory game birds, as well as September seasons for Canada geese and teal. Sun, 20 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Twilight League update http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-sports/305557/Twilight-League-update Week 9 results:W.J. Chevrolet (-2) ties Day's Body Shop (-2)Mountain Aire (1) defeated Cardinals Lanes (-12)Furches Evergreens (16) defeated Scott Brothers (-2) Sun, 20 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Lansing Aldermen discuss uses of Powell Bill funds http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/303654/Lansing-Aldermen-discuss-uses-of-Powell-Bill-funds The Lansing Board of Aldermen held a discussion regarding how to use Powell Bill funds during its monthly meeting Monday, July 14. Sun, 20 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Perfect weather for baseball camp http://jeffersonpost.com/news/sports/302550/Perfect-weather-for-baseball-camp Nathan Ham | Jefferson Post Sat, 19 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST County crime report http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/3901174/County-crime-report June 23Clarence William Myers Jr., 46, of Warrensville was charged with probation violation. Bond was set at $1,500. Myers has not been released. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST