Jefferson Post- RSS NEWS Feed http://jeffersonpost.com/section/NEWS http://jeffersonpost.com/section/NEWS Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:04:06 EST 1800 Revisions in store for N.C.’s Common Core http://jeffersonpost.com/news/news/50025539/Revisions-in-store-for-N.C.s-Common-Core Common Core education standards for students in North Carolina's public schools, in its current form, is in all likelihood history, under a bill recently signed into law by Gov. Pat McCrory. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Unemployment in Ashe drops slightly in June http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/50115779/Unemployment-in-Ashe-drops-slightly-in-June Ashe County's unemployment rate dropped to 7.4 percent in June 2014, according to data released by the North Carolina Department of Commerce on Wednesday, July 30. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Hospitality House hosts ‘Pig Pickin’ for Ashe County residents http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/50115758/Hospitality-House-hosts-Pig-Pickin-for-Ashe-County-residents BOONE — On Tuesday, July 29, the Hospitality House of Boone hosted a Pig Pickin' and open house for Ashe County residents, providing free meals and tours for the community to learn more about the homeless situation in the High Country... Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Ashe County Arts Council hosts 45th Ashe County Bluegrass and Old Time Fiddlers Convention Aug. 1-2 http://jeffersonpost.com/news/local_features-news/50006615/Ashe-County-Arts-Council-hosts-45th-Ashe-County-Bluegrass-and-Old-Time-Fiddlers-Convention-Aug.-1-2 The Ashe County Arts Council is excited to present the 45th annual Ashe County Bluegrass and Old Time Fiddlers Convention. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Motorcycle accident claims the life of an Ashe County man http://jeffersonpost.com/news/news/50104347/Motorcycle-accident-claims-the-life-of-an-Ashe-County-man A weekend motorcycle accident resulted in the death of an Ashe County man and the injury of another.The accident occurred on Parker Eller Road in Lansing at approximately 4 a.m. on Sunday morning, July 27. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST State unemployment rate remains unchanged http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/50005079/State-unemployment-rate-remains-unchanged North Carolina's unemployment rate remained steady at 6.4 percent for the month of June 2014, according to a release sent out Friday, July 18 by the N.C. Department of Commerce. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST State Fair tickets go on sale Aug. 1 at ncstatefair.org http://jeffersonpost.com/news/news/50006646/State-Fair-tickets-go-on-sale-Aug.-1-at-ncstatefair.org North Carolina State Fair concert tickets and discounted admission tickets and ride sheets will go on sale at 10 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 1, at www.ncstatefair.org. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Hundreds of VW buses converge on Ashe County http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/50075233/Hundreds-of-VW-buses-converge-on-Ashe-County Twin Rivers Family Campground in Crumpler looked more like the parking lot at a Grateful Dead concert over the weekend, as the 18th Annual High Country Bus Festival rolled into town. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Area real estate market seeing declining activity http://jeffersonpost.com/news/news/50082366/Area-real-estate-market-seeing-declining-activity After four years of incremental sales growth, the High Country real estate market is showing signs of slowing. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Commissioners presented with airport update http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/50082255/Commissioners-presented-with-airport-update The expansion of Ashe County Airport's runway is nearing completion. Sun, 27 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Tornado watch issued for Ashe http://jeffersonpost.com/news/breaking_news/50083997/Tornado-watch-issued-for-Ashe The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch effective until 1 a.m. Monday for the following counties in N.C.: Ashe, Alleghany, Surry, Yadkin, Watauga and Wilkes. Sun, 27 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Ashe District Court decisions http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/50012886/Ashe-District-Court-decisions The weekly session of the Ashe County District Court was held July 17, with the Honorable Michael Duncan presiding.These decisions were handed down by the court: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Scam artists calling Blue Ridge Electric members http://jeffersonpost.com/news/news/50070930/Scam-artists-calling-Blue-Ridge-Electric-members Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation is warning the public about the latest scam targeting members. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST WCC partners with GE Aviation, Fifth-Third Bank and Sharing Center http://jeffersonpost.com/news/news/50006672/WCC-partners-with-GE-Aviation-Fifth-Third-Bank-and-Sharing-Center The Wilkes Community College Board of Trustees met on Thursday, July 10, at the Alleghany Center of Wilkes Community College. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Ashe Chamber of Commerce issues warning over scam http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/50031362/Ashe-Chamber-of-Commerce-issues-warning-over-scam The Ashe County Chamber of Commerce has issued a warning to area businesses to be on guard against a scam related to the production of area maps. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Yadkin Bank’s ‘Stuff the Bus’ campaign underway http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/50025560/Yadkin-Banks-Stuff-the-Bus-campaign-underway Students in Ashe County Schools report back to school on Monday, Aug. 18, and while most students will arrive with new school supplies in tow, some will come empty-handed. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST ACSO seeks help in locating fugitives http://jeffersonpost.com/news/breaking_news-news/50057454/ACSO-seeks-help-in-locating-fugitives The Ashe County Sheriffs' Office is requesting the public's help in bringing two men to justice who are wanted on several charges stemming from a wide-ranging drug investigation. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Board updated on Fiddler’s Convention http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/50012895/Board-updated-on-Fiddlers-Convention The Ashe County Board of Commissioners were updated on the Ashe County Arts Council's plans for the Ashe County Old Time and Bluegrass Fiddler's Convention at their regular scheduled meeting Monday, July 21. 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