Directors elected at BREMCO’s annual meeting Director elections were announced at the annual meeting of Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation held Thursday, June 13, at the corporate office in Lenoir.
Elected to three-year terms were: Jeff Joines, Caldwell district; James Burl “JB” Lawrence, Watauga district; Bradley McNeill, Ashe district; and Bryan Edwards, Alleghany district.
More members than ever are participating in director elections due to convenient options to vote by ...
Sons of Bluegrass to play in Todd Saturday The Todd Free Summer Music Series continues on Saturday, June 22. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and listen to the ‘Sons of Bluegrass’ at the Anne Cook Memorial Park in Todd from 6 - 8 p.m.. All the members of the band are Bluegrass majors at East Tennessee State University, the only school in the world currently offering a four-year degree in bluegrass, country and old time music. Snacks, food from the grill and beverages will be for sale on s...
Local students selected by Blue Ridge Electric to attend Washington Youth Tour Local youth selected by Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation are in Washington, D.C., this week attending the Electric Cooperative Youth Tour.
The Youth Tour is a joint effort between local electric co-ops, their statewide co-op associations, and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) in Arlington, Va. It gives rising high school seniors an all expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. as well as opportunities to gain...
Former Governor passes away James Eubert Holshouser Jr., who died Monday at age 78, was governor of North Carolina from 1973 to 1977 and was the first Republican governor of North Carolina in the 20th Century.
The public is invited to visit the Rotunda in the State Capitol to sign the official condolence book for former Governor Holshouser with a pen made from a white oak tree that was on the State Capitol grounds during his tenure. The condolence book and the pen wil...
Sheriff, deputies file for extension in civil rights suit Ashe County Sheriff James Williams and two deputies were granted an extension last week in responding to a $7.5 million federal suit filed against them by Ashe County Commissioner Gerald Price.
Charlotte Attorney Christopher Raab representing Williams and the deputies said today that a motion for an extension had been filed for and approved June 10.
Defendants Williams, Sheriff’s Sgt. Jerry D. Lewis and Sheriff’s Deputy Randy M. Lewis h...
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County crime report June 10
Christy Lee Latham, 36, of Warrensville was charged with non-support of a child. Bond was set at $140. Latham was released later that day.
Ethan Nathaniel Hoffman, 23, of Lansing was charged with driving with a revoked license. Bond was set at $900. Hoffman was released later that day.
Andrea Dawn Goodman, 36, of Wilkesboro was charged with worthless check writing. Bond information is unknown. Goodman was released...
Sales circulars in Tuesday, June 18 Jefferson Post These sales circulars for Food Lion, Ingles, Lowes Foods and Tractor Supply Co. can be found inside the Tuesday, June 18 print edition of The Jefferson Post. The Post can be purchased for $1 at over 30 locations throughout Ashe County, and yearly subscriptions are just $38.
New bill to make gun permits confidential Sweeping gun legislation passed through the N.C. Senate on Thursday, and now awaits the approval of Gov. Pat McCrory before becoming law.
House Bill 937 will, along with other things, provide confidentiality of information regarding concealed handgun permits and the sale of handguns, removing that information from public record.
“Basically, H.B. 937 will make permit records confidential,” said Ashe County Sheriff James Williams.
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BOE considers school system budget requests The Ashe County Board of Education met June 11, to consider budget requests from Ashe County Schools for the 2013-14 school year.
Presenting the board with a spread sheet of pending requests from all schools and departments, Interim Superintendent Donnie Johnson said, “We’re at a point now where we need to say yes or no to some of these items.”
While the N.C. Legislature still has not released a final state budget for fiscal year 2014, Jo...
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Ashe District Court decisions The weekly session of the Ashe County District Court was held June 7, with the Honorable Mitch McLean presiding. These decisions were handed down by the court:
Christopher Campbell : (M) worthless checks, (P) guilty, (J) guilty, 45 days suspended, 18 months unsupervised probation, pay restitution $107.73 plus CC.
Jeffrey Allen Clawson : (M) worthless checks — (P) no contest, (J) PJC, pay restitution $35, $41.78 and $33.28.
Famous stamp has a local tie Wayne Blevins of Lansing, never expected to discover the photo of his grandfather’s grandfather taken prisoner during the Civil War would be used to market a set commemorative Gettysburg stamps, but three weeks ago, he learned just that.
“It’s unreal,” said Blevins, “this is something we’re (the Blevins family) all excited about.”
The stamps were produced in 2011 by the U.S. Postal Service to commemorate the Battle of Vicksburg, Miss., wo...
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‘Annie’ opens next week at Ashe Civic Center “The sun’ll come out tomorrow; Bet your bottom dollar that tomorrow, there’ll be sun!”
Yes, in just a few short days everyone’s favorite musical, “Annie,” will come to life on the Ashe Civic Center stage. Directed by Grady Lonon, with musical direction by Michael Bell, and produced by Jane Lonon, Annie is set to run from June 27 through July 1. All performances will be held at the Ashe Civic Center with evening shows on June 27, 28, 29, and...
Cline Church Nursery hosts Christmas tree safety training Dylan Lightfoot | Jefferson Post
Russel Shoats of the N.C. Forest Service demonstrated chainsaw safety to Christmas tree workers at the N.C. State Cooperative Extension’s Christmas Tree Safety Training day at Cline Church Nursery in Fleetwood Thursday. Sponsored by Carolina Farm Credit, Farm Bureau Insurance and the N.C. Agromedicine Institute, the event was attended by 230 workers, who rotated through stations focusing on worker safety wit...
Downtown West Jefferson was ‘buzzing’ Saturday morning Cliff Clark | Jefferson Post
Not only were the local folks and out-of-town visitors excited about the gorgeous weather Saturday in Ashe County, the bees in the demonstration hives at the Honey Hole in downtown West Jefferson decided the weather was warm enough to swarm. Local beekeeper Randy Baldwin is shown getting this swarm back into a bee box. According to Honey Hole owner Shelly Felder, bees don’t typically sting or are aggressive when s...
Sharing Center to offer personal hygiene items A dozen volunteers came out to unload a truck full of soap, shampoo and toothpaste at West Jefferson United Methodist Church Thursday, helping the Ashe County Sharing Center in their effort to offer person hygiene items to their clients.
“We are expanding our services to include packets of personal hygiene products,” said Sharing Center Program Facilitator Michael Sexton. “Each packet will contain a washcloth, soap, shampoo, deodorant , too...
There’s a new super in town “People say, “Why do you want to go to Ashe County?’” said Dr. Todd Holden, the new superintendent of Ashe County Schools, who starts work July 1.
“There’s no other place I wanted to be superintendent,” he said.
An Appalachian State alumnus, Holden fell in love with the N.C. High Country 20 years ago, and is glad for the opportunity to come back to the mountains.
Holden grew up in Canton, Miss., where he used to break horses as a teenag...
LifeStore announces Ashe County High School scholarship winner Ashe County High School graduate Kelsey Eggers, daughter of Angie Eggers and Nathan Eggers, has been named the 2013 recipient of the LifeStore Bank and Insurance Scholarship.
LifeStore awards the $1,000 scholarship to a graduating senior based on a combination of academic achievement, financial need and extracurricular activities.
Kelsey will be attending East Tennessee State University where she plans to major in biology. “Since my first...