Jefferson Post- RSS Feed http://jeffersonpost.com/ http://jeffersonpost.com/ Mon, 2 Mar 2015 09:13:51 EST 1800 Nancy Roten retires from USPS after 28 years http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/152097212/Nancy-Roten-retires-from-USPS-after-28-years LANSING — Nancy Roten (center) retired from her job with the United States Postal Service (USPS) Saturday, Feb. 28. Roten worked for the USPS 28 years. Mon, 2 Mar 2015 09:00:22 EST It’s all about the Nichol, not the dollar http://jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion/152094652/Its-all-about-the-Nichol-not-the-dollar You've heard the spin the media, the progressives and the professors have put on the closing of the UNC Center on Poverty, Work and Opportunity, but let's step back and look at what this is and isn't about. Mon, 2 Mar 2015 08:25:22 EST Mountaineers snap losing skid http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-sports/152114001/Mountaineers-snap-losing-skid BOONE — Appalachian State snapped a five-game losing skid with an impressive 66-43 win over Louisiana-Monroe. Sun, 1 Mar 2015 22:00:21 EST Warriors one win away from perfection http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-sports/152097390/Warriors-one-win-away-from-perfection MOUTH OF WILSON, Va. — Oak Hill Academy is just one win away from a perfect regular season and an invite to the DICKS'S Sporting Goods High School National Tournament in New York City. Sun, 1 Mar 2015 19:45:21 EST ASU professor discovers new aetosaur species in NC http://jeffersonpost.com/news/news/152096937/ASU-professor-discovers-new-aetosaur-species-in-NC BOONE — Some 230 million years ago, a distant relative of the crocodile called an aetosaur roamed prehistoric Earth. Aetosaurs were about three to 15 feet long and covered head to toe with bony plates that served as a type of... Sun, 1 Mar 2015 17:15:21 EST Moravian Music on the Mountain set for March 6-8 http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/152115779/Moravian-Music-on-the-Mountain-set-for-March-6-8 LAUREL SPRINGS — The Moravian Music Foundation, along with Laurel Ridge Camp, Conference and Retreat Center, will sponsor the fifth annual Moravian Music on the Mountain the weekend of March 6-8. The weekend offers participants an opportunity to... Sun, 1 Mar 2015 16:30:21 EST Varsity seasons end in first round http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-sports/152097374/Varsity-seasons-end-in-first-round Ashe County's varsity basketball seasons came to a close on Friday night with a pair of first round playoff defeats. Sun, 1 Mar 2015 14:00:21 EST ASU names new director of athletics http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-sports/152096758/ASU-names-new-director-of-athletics BOONE — Appalachian State University announced the hiring of Douglas Gillin as the new director of athletics on Friday. Sun, 1 Mar 2015 13:00:24 EST GOP divided over NC primary date http://jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion/152114356/GOP-divided-over-NC-primary-date Next year it will have been 40 years since North Carolina Republicans made history by saving the political career of California Gov. Ronald Reagan. Sun, 1 Mar 2015 08:45:22 EST Seed Swap and Growers School set for March 14 http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/152051462/Seed-Swap-and-Growers-School-set-for-March-14 JEFFERSON — All aspiring and practicing area gardeners are invited to Ashe Family Central for the High Country Seed Swap and Growers School, Saturday, March 14. The event features a day-long open exchange of seeds, plus a workshop on seed... Sun, 1 Mar 2015 08:15:21 EST Regulators approve tougher rules for Internet providers http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/152093306/Regulators-approve-tougher-rules-for-Internet-providers WASHINGTON (AP) — Internet activists declared victory over the nation's big cable companies Thursday, after the Federal Communications Commission voted to impose the toughest rules yet on broadband service to prevent companies like... Sat, 28 Feb 2015 19:35:22 EST Car catches fire outside of residence in Jefferson http://jeffersonpost.com/news/breaking_news-home_top-news/152110496/Car-catches-fire-outside-of-residence-in-Jefferson JEFFERSON — A car caught fire outside of a residence in Jefferson shortly after 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28.The fire occurred inside a car parked outside of a residence located on Valley View Drive off Old N.C. 16. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 16:55:21 EST Ashe County wreck report http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/152048853/Ashe-County-wreck-report ASHE COUNTY — The following accidents that occurred between Feb. 8 and Feb. 14 were reported by the N.C. Highway Patrol and are considered public record.Feb. 9West Jefferson Sat, 28 Feb 2015 12:15:21 EST North Carolina’s tax shift continues http://jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion/152107732/North-Carolinas-tax-shift-continues State lawmakers are targeting cash-strapped homeowners as they continue to pursue tax changes that would shift even more of the tax load to low- and middle-income taxpayers, while preserving tax benefits that have largely flowed to the wealthy and... Sat, 28 Feb 2015 11:20:21 EST House Speaker Tim Moore to speak at Ashe GOP convention http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/152106891/House-Speaker-Tim-Moore-to-speak-at-Ashe-GOP-convention ASHE COUNTY — North Carolina House Speaker Tim Moore will be the keynote speaker for the 2015 Ashe County Republican Party Convention. The convention is scheduled for Saturday, March 7 at the Ashe County Courthouse. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 08:00:22 EST Extreme ice flow forces bridge, road closure http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/152103059/Extreme-ice-flow-forces-bridge-road-closure CRUMPLER — Significant ice flow on the north fork of the New River has forced the closure of a low lying bridge and part of a road in Crumpler. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 21:25:22 EST New River Chapter MOAA changes regular meeting venue http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/152090949/New-River-Chapter-MOAA-changes-regular-meeting-venue WEST JEFFERSON — Retired United States Navy Capt. Doug Ehrhardt, president of the New River Chapter, Military Officers Association of America, is pictured (right) presenting West Jefferson Coffee House owner Julie Bethel-McGunegle (left) with a... Fri, 27 Feb 2015 12:25:22 EST You Decide: Should we borrow for roads and buildings? http://jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion/152089002/You-Decide:-Should-we-borrow-for-roads-and-buildings “Debt” has acquired the status of a bad four-letter word. We worry about public debt, especially the $18 trillion national debt. We also worry about our private debt, realizing, for example, that large household debt was one of the factors... Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:25:21 EST NC Senate approves bill to exempt magistrates from marriages http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/152064364/NC-Senate-approves-bill-to-exempt-magistrates-from-marriages RALEIGH (TNS) — The N.C. Senate voted 32-16 Wednesday to allow magistrates and register of deeds staffers to recuse themselves from wedding duties if they oppose same-sex marriages. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 08:40:21 EST Ashe County Schools closed Friday, Feb. 27 http://jeffersonpost.com/news/breaking_news-home_top-news/152077012/Ashe-County-Schools-closed-Friday-Feb.-27 Ashe County Schools will be closed for students Friday, Feb. 27. It is an optional teacher workday.There will not be school on Saturday. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 16:10:21 EST