Jefferson Post- RSS NEWS Feed Sun, 24 May 2015 04:23:37 EST 1800 Tax increase proposed for Ashe property owners JEFFERSON — Taxes for Ashe County property owners will increase if the board of commissioners approve the proposed County Budget for 2015-16. Sat, 23 May 2015 21:20:22 EST Out of control brush fire contained in Laurel Springs LAUREL SPRINGS — A routine brush fire grew out of control and came close to causing damage to a structure Friday afternoon, May 22 in Laurel Springs. The fire occurred near a residence located on Gaither Poe Road. Fri, 22 May 2015 20:15:21 EST FROM THE ARCHIVES: ‘Republicans keep 3-2 edge’ Democrat incumbents Richard Lemly and Tom Neaves, and Republican Virginia Johnson were the big winners in the Ashe County Board of Commissioners race on election night, Tuesday, Nov. 4, 1986, according to an article in the Thursday, Nov. 6, 1986... Sat, 23 May 2015 17:55:21 EST Ashe County wreck report ASHE COUNTY — The following accidents that occurred between May 3 and May 9 were reported by the North Carolina Highway Patrol and are considered public record.May 3Phillips Gap Road Sat, 23 May 2015 15:30:22 EST Ashe withdraws from eminent domain bill JEFFERSON — The Ashe County Board of Commissioners voted 3-2 to remove Ashe County from House Bill 875 during their regular meeting on Monday, May 18. Sat, 23 May 2015 15:25:21 EST ‘Night of the Spoken Word’ at the Ashe Arts Center WEST JEFFERSON — “Night of the Spoken Word” will be presented at the Ashe Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 23. Fri, 22 May 2015 16:55:22 EST 4-H after school program celebrates National Bike to School Day Schools and communities across the nation celebrated Bike to School Day as part of National Bike Safety Month on May 6. Fri, 22 May 2015 16:55:21 EST County crime report ASHE COUNTY — The following individuals were arrested and booked in the Ashe County Detention Center between Wednesday, May 13 and Tuesday, May 19. The information is provided by the Ashe County Sheriff's Office and is public... Fri, 22 May 2015 16:50:22 EST Additional $2,500 for Project Graduation from BOC$2500-for-Project-Graduation-from-BOC ASHE COUNTY — The Ashe County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to give an additional $2,500 to Project Graduation at their regular meeting Monday, May 18. Thu, 21 May 2015 19:00:22 EST Gov’s volunteers recognized at luncheon JEFFERSON — An awards luncheon was held on May 18 at the Ashe County Cooperative Extension Building to recognize the winners of the Governor's Award. The award is given to four county volunteers who have exhibited outstanding volunteer... Thu, 21 May 2015 13:55:21 EST Christmas in July less than a month and a half away WEST JEFFERSON — Ashe County's 29th annual Christmas in July Festival will be held the evening of Friday, July 3 and all day Saturday, July 4. This year's annual festival comes on the heels of Ashe County being recognized as the... Wed, 20 May 2015 22:35:21 EST Archery tournament to benefit Hunters Helping Kids WEST JEFFERSON — Archery enthusiasts from Ashe County and beyond are encouraged to showcase their skills for a cause this weekend in West Jefferson. Wed, 20 May 2015 21:55:21 EST Many offerings, changes coming to Mount Jefferson WEST JEFFERSON — Many upcoming changes, programs and events are coming to Mount Jefferson State Natural Area, and many in Ashe County and beyond may not be aware of all that the park, located in the heart of Ashe County, has to... Tue, 19 May 2015 18:05:21 EST New salon opens in West Jefferson WEST JEFFERSON — A new salon, with an added twist, recently opened in West Jefferson.Hair Cafe, officially opened April 1 at it's location at 750 Beaver Creek School Road. Tue, 19 May 2015 18:00:24 EST Cyclists to take over Alleghany County next month SPARTA —Cycling enthusiasts will converge on the High Country next month for a day of cycling for a good cause. Tue, 19 May 2015 13:35:21 EST Ashe County Government salaries, FY 2014-2015 The following figures represent the current salaries of individuals employed by the County of Ashe (N.C.) for FY 2014-2015. They are public record and provided to the Jefferson Post courtesy of the Ashe County Government: Mon, 18 May 2015 20:00:21 EST WJ School reunion in the works WEST JEFFERSON — A class reunion will be held for former students of the historic West Jefferson School during summer celebrations for West Jefferson's Centennial. Mon, 18 May 2015 19:40:22 EST FROM THE ARCHIVES: ‘Plane crashes in snow” In the March 10, 1960 edition of The Skyland Post newspaper, which later merged with The Jefferson Times to form the Jefferson Post, a story appears about a plane crash that occurred between Lansing and Bina, off N.C. 194. Mon, 18 May 2015 19:35:21 EST New alpacas at Landmark Farm GRASSY CREEK — Landmark Farm Alpacas will soon be welcoming two new additions to the farm.Landmark Farm was opened in 2010 by Ralph and Rachelle Bridges. Currently, two of their alpacas are due to give birth at any time. Mon, 18 May 2015 10:55:21 EST Heart of a Husky set for May 30 JEFFERSON — For the second year in a row, Ashe Memorial Hospital, Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation and Ashe County Schools are teaming up to provide physicals for student athletes at Ashe County High School, in addition to testing... Sun, 17 May 2015 18:10:21 EST