Jefferson Post- RSS NEWS Feed http://jeffersonpost.com/section/NEWS http://jeffersonpost.com/section/NEWS Tue, 3 Mar 2015 16:36:44 EST 1800 NC governor offers public education hints in budget proposal http://jeffersonpost.com/news/news/152144541/NC-governor-offers-public-education-hints-in-budget-proposal CHARLOTTE (AP) — Gov. Pat McCrory says his two-year budget proposal for legislators would give North Carolina public school administrators more flexibility to offer raises to experienced teachers and to pay for textbooks or computers for... Tue, 3 Mar 2015 08:45:21 EST Ashe Arts Council sponsors Jeff Little and Friends concert http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/152092405/Ashe-Arts-Council-sponsors-Jeff-Little-and-Friends-concert WEST JEFFERSON — The Ashe County Arts Council will sponsor Jeff Little and Friends at the Ashe Civic Center at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 7. The “Piano Man from the Blue Ridge” will perform an eclectic repertoire of music along with... Mon, 2 Mar 2015 18:05:21 EST Ask the Master Gardener http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/152091234/Ask-the-Master-Gardener The first group of Ashe County Master Gardener students, under the guidance of Travis Birdsell, Extension Agent, Agriculture, graduated in the fall of last year. Mon, 2 Mar 2015 11:55:21 EST 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 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 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 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 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 Caregiver foundation planning legal issues forum and luncheon http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/152053932/Caregiver-foundation-planning-legal-issues-forum-and-luncheon Individuals who are caring for loved ones at home will have an opportunity to learn more about issues and services that may be helpful to them.The High Country Caregiver Foundation is planning two special events for caregivers. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 13:45:21 EST Another winter storm hits Ashe http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/152065581/Another-winter-storm-hits-Ashe ASHE COUNTY — A winter storm brought heavy, wet snow to Ashe County Wednesday evening through early Thursday morning. It was the second such storm this week. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 08:20:22 EST WCC postpones Region 7 SkillsUSA Conference and Career Showcase http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/152061905/WCC-postpones-Region-7-SkillsUSA-Conference-and-Career-Showcase WILKESBORO — Wilkes Community College has postponed the Region 7 SkillsUSA Conference and Career Showcase due to inclement weather this week. The event, originally scheduled for Friday, will take place on March 16 from 7:30 a.m. until 4... Wed, 25 Feb 2015 19:55:22 EST Prepared for tonight’s snow storm http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/152055697/Prepared-for-tonights-snow-storm LENOIR — Winter storm warnings calling for three to eight inches of snow tonight across the service area of Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation has cooperative employees on high alert and preparing to respond quickly should power outages... Wed, 25 Feb 2015 15:55:26 EST Nominations open for 2015 Volunteer of the Year awards http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/152046681/Nominations-open-for-2015-Volunteer-of-the-Year-awards ASHE COUNTY — The Ashe County Board of Commissioners will present the 30th annual Volunteer of the Year awards ceremony to honor outstanding volunteers and organizations in the county on Thursday, April 16. The reception and award ceremony will... Wed, 25 Feb 2015 11:35:24 EST