Jefferson Post- RSS Feed http://jeffersonpost.com/ http://jeffersonpost.com/ Sun, 1 Feb 2015 18:49:29 EST 1800 Ashe hammers North Wilkes, 56-18 http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-sports/151613627/Ashe-hammers-North-Wilkes-56-18 WEST JEFFERSON — The Huskies played stellar defense throughout, holding North Wilkes to just 18 points and easily picked up the team's eighth win of the season. Sun, 1 Feb 2015 14:15:22 EST Ashe County Little Theatre announces auditions for first production of 2015 http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/151613591/Ashe-County-Little-Theatre-announces-auditions-for-first-production-of-2015 WEST JEFFERSON — The Ashe County Little Theatre is an all-volunteer community based theatre group who make their home in the Ashe Civic Center in West Jefferson. Sun, 1 Feb 2015 13:05:21 EST Appalachian State University student dies, eighth since August http://jeffersonpost.com/news/news/151612973/Appalachian-State-University-student-dies-eighth-since-August BOONE (TNS) — Boone Police reported Saturday that an Appalachian State University student from Charlotte has died, bringing to eight the number of student deaths in the ASU community since classes began in August. Sun, 1 Feb 2015 10:40:22 EST Restaurant and facility grades for January 2015 http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/151609771/Restaurant-and-facility-grades-for-January-2015 ASHE COUNTY — The following are the restaurant and facility grades for Ashe County for the month of January 2015. Sat, 31 Jan 2015 19:00:21 EST Former Commissioner Price set to appear in court Thursday http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/151607207/Former-Commissioner-Price-set-to-appear-in-court-Thursday JEFFERSON — Former Ashe County Commissioner Gerald Price is scheduled to appear in court Thursday, Feb, 5 on charges stemming from an arrest late last summer. Sat, 31 Jan 2015 15:15:21 EST Juvenile Crime Prevention Council request for proposals for 2015-2016 now open http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/151543794/Juvenile-Crime-Prevention-Council-request-for-proposals-for-2015-2016-now-open ASHE COUNTY — The Ashe County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council (JCPC) announces the availability of $85,516 in intervention and prevention funds for services to delinquent youth and those at risk of delinquency. Sat, 31 Jan 2015 10:30:21 EST Could we see a more moderate GOP http://jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion/151587448/Could-we-see-a-more-moderate-GOP What General Assembly will we get this year?Will we continue to see a strong shift to the right, or will we get a more moderate version of Republican rule for the next two years? Sat, 31 Jan 2015 08:00:21 EST N.C. Wildlife Commission news and notes http://jeffersonpost.com/news/sports/151597161/N.C.-Wildlife-Commission-news-and-notes Wildlife Commission schedules second public meeting on proposed Linville shooting range Fri, 30 Jan 2015 22:00:21 EST Fire destroys home, displaces family in Lansing http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/151593362/Fire-destroys-home-displaces-family-in-Lansing LANSING —A Lansing family is without a home and all of their belongings following a fire that destroyed their residence Thursday evening, Jan. 29. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:15:21 EST Board of Education to honor teachers and staff at Monday meeting http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/151591632/Board-of-Education-to-honor-teachers-and-staff-at-Monday-meeting JEFFERSON — The Ashe County Board of Education will hold its regular monthly meeting beginning at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 2, in the Commons area at Ashe County High School. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 14:30:21 EST You Decide: How will jobs change? http://jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion/151588048/You-Decide:-How-will-jobs-change There's been good news recently about jobs. Last year, 2.9 million net payroll jobs were created in the U.S. economy, the highest number since 1999. When all the numbers are in for North Carolina, the net payroll job gain for the year will be... Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:25:21 EST Appalachian Trail Conservancy announces new official trail length http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/151493250/Appalachian-Trail-Conservancy-announces-new-official-trail-length HARPERS FERRY, W. Va. — Re-measurements and relocations of the Appalachian Trail (A.T.) have brought the total mileage of the footpath to 2,189.2 miles, an increase of 3.9 miles from last year's mileage of 2,185.3. This mileage is... Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:00:21 EST Commissioners to get update on U.S. 221 expansion project Monday http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/151579703/Commissioners-to-get-update-on-U.S.-221-expansion-project-Monday JEFFERSON — Among the many items slated for discussion at the Ashe County Board of Commissioners upcoming Monday meeting, is an update on the U.S. 221 expansion project slated to begin this year. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 19:25:22 EST New location for Rep. Foxx’s Boone office http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/151572496/New-location-for-Rep.-Foxxs-Boone-office BOONE — Rep. Virginia Foxx announced Thursday that her office in Boone has moved to a new location.The new office is located at 400 Shadowline Drive in Boone. The phone number remains the same, 828-265-0240. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 15:15:22 EST Warrensville student named to NC State’s Warren Leadership Program http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/151571751/Warrensville-student-named-to-NC-States-Warren-Leadership-Program RALEIGH — Lynde Ring, a junior in NC State University's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, has been chosen as a Warren Leadership and Public Policy Fellow in its inaugural class of 2015. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 14:50:21 EST Ashe County Middle School Honor Roll http://jeffersonpost.com/news/news-news_education/151528185/Ashe-County-Middle-School-Honor-Roll 8th grade A Honor Roll: Thu, 29 Jan 2015 14:30:21 EST Ashe swimmers compete in MVAC Championship http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-sports/151523244/Ashe-swimmers-compete-in-MVAC-Championship PILOT MOUNTAIN — Swimming season is the first of the four winter sports that Ashe County is competing in to come to an end. Ashe's swim team competed in the Mountain Valley Athletic Conference Championship Meet last Saturday at the... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 11:00:21 EST West Jefferson Lions Club gives back http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/151393495/West-Jefferson-Lions-Club-gives-back WEST JEFFERSON — The West Jefferson Lions Club presents a check to the High Country Caregiver Foundation to help finance respite opportunities for family caregivers in Ashe County. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 10:15:21 EST Husky hoops recap http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-sports/151524389/Husky-hoops-recap BOONVILLE — On Tuesday night, Ashe County traveled down the mountain to Starmount for the season's second set of games with the Rams.Lady Huskies 40, Starmount 23 Wed, 28 Jan 2015 23:30:22 EST Oak Hill keeps piling up wins http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-sports/151523710/Oak-Hill-keeps-piling-up-wins BRISTOL, Va. — Oak Hill Academy got some good news during its most recent stretch of games, four victories in a row last Wednesday through Saturday. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 22:00:22 EST