Jefferson Post- RSS Feed http://jeffersonpost.com/ http://jeffersonpost.com/ Wed, 27 May 2015 02:48:12 EST 1800 Local sports briefs http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-sports/153693997/Local-sports-briefs Twilight League: Week 2W.J. Chevrolet (-1) defeated Badger Funeral Home (-2)Peak Farms (1) def. AEV (-3)Mt. Jefferson Motors (-7) defeated Bureaucrats (-10) Tue, 26 May 2015 22:00:22 EST Attention ACHS Seniors, Class of ‘15 http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/153726734/Attention-ACHS-Seniors-Class-of-15 It's that time of year again for all graduating Ashe County High School seniors to receive the recognition they deserve. Tue, 26 May 2015 15:45:22 EST Carolina Diamonds win tournament http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-sports/153718462/Carolina-Diamonds-win-tournament MORGANTON — Another local travel sports team is off and running to a great start. Tue, 26 May 2015 14:00:22 EST 8U Aces win Memorial Day Bash http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-sports/153718022/8U-Aces-win-Memorial-Day-Bash JEFFERSON — The Ashe Aces 8U baseball team grabbed another championship, this one at Family Central in the NCBPA Memorial Day Bash. Tue, 26 May 2015 11:40:21 EST Cast of the Little Theatre’s ‘The Wiz’ announced http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/153691191/Cast-of-the-Little-Theatres-The-Wiz-announced WEST JEFFERSON — The Ashe County Little Theatre announces their June production 'The Wiz' at the Ashe Civic Center June 25-29. Tickets went on sale May 25 at the Ashe Arts Center and can also be purchased by calling 336-846-2787. Tue, 26 May 2015 13:15:21 EST Historian Leuchtenburg on Hillary Clinton’s challenges http://jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/153690174/Historian-Leuchtenburg-on-Hillary-Clintons-challenges Is it too early to start putting the 2016 presidential election in historical perspective?Maybe. Tue, 26 May 2015 13:10:22 EST Parkway tourism creates $863 million in economic benefits http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/153690130/Parkway-tourism-creates-$863-million-in-economic-benefits ASHEVILLE — As the summer season officially started this past weekend, visitation to the Blue Ridge Parkway in 2015 is already up over 11 percent from last year. Mon, 25 May 2015 18:20:22 EST Honoring the fallen http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/153690687/Honoring-the-fallen CRUMPLER — Many citizens of Ashe County took time to honor, reflect upon and remember the selfless service of those brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice to protect our way of living here at home at Ashelawn Memorial Gardens on... Mon, 25 May 2015 18:05:21 EST Ashe Chamber holds annual luncheon http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/153635976/Ashe-Chamber-holds-annual-luncheon WEST JEFFERSON —Business and community leaders gathered at the 2015 Ashe County Chamber of Commerce's Annual Meeting and Luncheon for the announcement of the board's new chairman. Sun, 24 May 2015 20:15:21 EST My face of freedom http://jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/153691139/My-face-of-freedom For many Americans Memorial Day has become a day of Bar-B-Que and enjoying the weather as the summer months approach. Admittedly, until the age of 26 the day was about drinking beer, eating burgers and taking a dip in the pool for me. Sun, 24 May 2015 17:05:21 EST A taste and glimpse of Buffalo Tavern http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/153637305/A-taste-and-glimpse-of-Buffalo-Tavern WEST JEFFERSON —Innkeeper Brian “Doc” Adams recently hosted members of the Jefferson Post staff for lunch at the historic Buffalo Tavern Bed and Breakfast on Tuesday, May 19. Sun, 24 May 2015 14:30:21 EST Ashe Lightning JV girls win http://jeffersonpost.com/news/sports/153690039/Ashe-Lightning-JV-girls-win Submitted photo | Jefferson Post - The Ashe County Lightning JV girls team took home the championship in the Free Worship Christian Daycare Invitational on Saturday in Alleghany County. The team is coached by Mark Sheets. Sun, 24 May 2015 13:05:21 EST Tax increase proposed for Ashe property owners http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/153588320/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 Ashe shooter adds to trophy case http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-sports/153641646/Ashe-shooter-adds-to-trophy-case WEST JEFFERSON — The wins and downed targets keep piling up for Ashe County shooter Noah Gouge.Gouge, 16, recently competed in three shooting events across three different stats. Sat, 23 May 2015 14:30:21 EST Out of control brush fire contained in Laurel Springs http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/153673476/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 Safety reminder for summer boaters http://jeffersonpost.com/news/sports/153641733/Safety-reminder-for-summer-boaters WEST JEFFERSON — Whether you are kayaking the New River, heading to the beach or hitting one of your favorite lake spots, always keep in mind the importance of being a safe boater. Fri, 22 May 2015 14:30:24 EST FROM THE ARCHIVES: ‘Republicans keep 3-2 edge’ http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/153618551/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 The telling attacks on the inadequate House budget http://jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/153608649/The-telling-attacks-on-the-inadequate-House-budget Listening to the folks on the Right railing against the House budget proposal this week you'd think that the spending plan was an updated state version of the New Deal, chocked full of new initiatives and public investments to provide more... Sat, 23 May 2015 15:35:21 EST Ashe County wreck report http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/153622743/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 http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/153606009/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