Jefferson Post- RSS Feed Fri, 22 May 2015 16:40:34 EST 1800 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 Ashe 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 12:10:21 EST 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$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 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 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 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 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 Christmas in July less than a month and a half away WEST JEFFERSON — Ashe County's 29th annual Christmas in July Festival will be held the evening of Friday, July 3 and all day Saturday, July 4. This year's annual festival comes on the heels of Ashe County being recognized as the... Wed, 20 May 2015 22:35:21 EST Archery tournament to benefit Hunters Helping Kids WEST JEFFERSON — Archery enthusiasts from Ashe County and beyond are encouraged to showcase their skills for a cause this weekend in West Jefferson. Wed, 20 May 2015 21:55:21 EST Track team runs at state meet GREENSBORO – Ashe County sent four individual performers and three relay teams to the 2015 2A State Championship Meet at North Carolina A&T University. Wed, 20 May 2015 17:30:21 EST Ashe Aces travel to Tennessee KINGSPORT, Tenn. – The Ashe County Aces 8U and 9U baseball teams took part in the East Tennessee BPA Diamond Classic Tournament last weekend. Wed, 20 May 2015 15:30:22 EST Many offerings, changes coming to Mount Jefferson WEST JEFFERSON — Many upcoming changes, programs and events are coming to Mount Jefferson State Natural Area, and many in Ashe County and beyond may not be aware of all that the park, located in the heart of Ashe County, has to... Tue, 19 May 2015 18:05:21 EST New salon opens in West Jefferson WEST JEFFERSON — A new salon, with an added twist, recently opened in West Jefferson.Hair Cafe, officially opened April 1 at it's location at 750 Beaver Creek School Road. Tue, 19 May 2015 18:00:24 EST Improving the lives of foster children In 2014, more than 14,800 children spent time in foster homes in North Carolina, with nearly 10,000 remaining in care at the end of the year. Tue, 19 May 2015 18:00:21 EST Cyclists to take over Alleghany County next month SPARTA —Cycling enthusiasts will converge on the High Country next month for a day of cycling for a good cause. Tue, 19 May 2015 13:35:21 EST Ashe County Government salaries, FY 2014-2015 The following figures represent the current salaries of individuals employed by the County of Ashe (N.C.) for FY 2014-2015. They are public record and provided to the Jefferson Post courtesy of the Ashe County Government: Mon, 18 May 2015 20:00:21 EST WJ School reunion in the works WEST JEFFERSON — A class reunion will be held for former students of the historic West Jefferson School during summer celebrations for West Jefferson's Centennial. Mon, 18 May 2015 19:40:22 EST FROM THE ARCHIVES: ‘Plane crashes in snow” In the March 10, 1960 edition of The Skyland Post newspaper, which later merged with The Jefferson Times to form the Jefferson Post, a story appears about a plane crash that occurred between Lansing and Bina, off N.C. 194. Mon, 18 May 2015 19:35:21 EST App State-Clemson to air live on ESPN3 BOONE, N.C. — Appalachian State University football's Sept. 12 contest at Clemson will kick off at 12:30 p.m. and air live on ESPN3, the Atlantic Coast Conference announced on Friday. Mon, 18 May 2015 17:55:21 EST