Jefferson Post- RSS Feed http://jeffersonpost.com/ http://jeffersonpost.com/ Sun, 24 May 2015 17:30:30 EST 1800 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 ‘Night of the Spoken Word’ at the Ashe Arts Center http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/153621032/Night-of-the-Spoken-Word-at-the-Ashe-Arts-Center WEST JEFFERSON — “Night of the Spoken Word” will be presented at the Ashe Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 23. Fri, 22 May 2015 16:55:22 EST 4-H after school program celebrates National Bike to School Day http://jeffersonpost.com/news/news/153615867/4-H-after-school-program-celebrates-National-Bike-to-School-Day Schools and communities across the nation celebrated Bike to School Day as part of National Bike Safety Month on May 6. Fri, 22 May 2015 16:55:21 EST County crime report http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/153610855/County-crime-report ASHE COUNTY — The following individuals were arrested and booked in the Ashe County Detention Center between Wednesday, May 13 and Tuesday, May 19. The information is provided by the Ashe County Sheriff's Office and is public... Fri, 22 May 2015 16:50:22 EST House spends too much http://jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/153608488/House-spends-too-much If leaders of the North Carolina House are right that the state needs a 6.3 percent increase in General Fund spending for the coming year, then they were wrong two years ago when they helped craft an historic tax-reform package to boost North... Thu, 21 May 2015 19:00:23 EST Additional $2,500 for Project Graduation from BOC http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/153592603/Additional-$2500-for-Project-Graduation-from-BOC ASHE COUNTY — The Ashe County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to give an additional $2,500 to Project Graduation at their regular meeting Monday, May 18. Thu, 21 May 2015 19:00:22 EST Tennis camp begins June 8 http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-sports/153641660/Tennis-camp-begins-June-8 WEST JEFFERSON — The 2015 Ashe County Tennis Clinic will start off a month full of summer camps in June, with this camp allowing both kids and adults the chance to improve their tennis skills while having fun. Thu, 21 May 2015 17:15:21 EST Twilight League: Week 1 http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-sports/153639461/Twilight-League:-Week-1 WEST JEFFERSON — The annual Twilight League at Mountain Aire Golf Course got started this past week with 13 teams competing this year.Week one results:W.J Chevrolet (-7) defeated Peak Farms (-8) Thu, 21 May 2015 15:00:21 EST Gov’s volunteers recognized at luncheon http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/153596981/Govs-volunteers-recognized-at-luncheon JEFFERSON — An awards luncheon was held on May 18 at the Ashe County Cooperative Extension Building to recognize the winners of the Governor's Award. The award is given to four county volunteers who have exhibited outstanding volunteer... Thu, 21 May 2015 13:55:21 EST Franklin advances with 4-2 win over Ashe http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-sports/153605111/Franklin-advances-with-4-2-win-over-Ashe WEST JEFFERSON — Fifth-seeded Franklin scored four times in the first half and advanced to the 2A Western Semifinals with a 4-2 victory over fourth-seeded Ashe County on Wednesday night. Wed, 20 May 2015 22:35:22 EST