Jefferson Post- RSS Feed http://jeffersonpost.com/ http://jeffersonpost.com/ Fri, 1 Aug 2014 22:30:24 EST 1800 Progress despite the objection of our leaders http://jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion/50135425/Progress-despite-the-objection-of-our-leaders It seems fitting somehow that the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals announced the decision that marks another major step toward marriage equality in North Carolina this week, just a few days after the General Assembly voted to allow charter schools in... Fri, 1 Aug 2014 00:01:00 EST Sheriffs’ Office nabs one suspect; second remains at large http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/50145288/Sheriffs-Office-nabs-one-suspect;-second-remains-at-large The Ashe County Sheriffs' Office recently apprehended one of two men wanted on several charges stemming from a wide-ranging drug investigation. Fri, 1 Aug 2014 00:01:00 EST Elkville String Band perform in Todd on Saturday, August 2 http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-local_features-news/50112564/Elkville-String-Band-perform-in-Todd-on-Saturday-August-2 The 2014 Todd Community Preservation Organization (TCPO) Summer Music Series continues this Saturday, Aug. 2 at Cook Memorial Park in Todd, when the Elkville String Band takes the stage at 6 p.m. Fri, 1 Aug 2014 00:01:00 EST WCC receives grant to support Ashe Family Literacy program http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/50102286/WCC-receives-grant-to-support-Ashe-Family-Literacy-program The Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded a $6,200 grant to support Wilkes Community College's Ashe Family Literacy (AFL) program. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Ashe shooter takes aim against elite competition http://jeffersonpost.com/news/sports/50121016/Ashe-shooter-takes-aim-against-elite-competition Shooting has jumped from a hobby to a full-blown competitive desire for one Ashe teenager.Noah Gouge, who took up shooting at the age of 10 with his grandfather, has taken his passion and skill to a whole new level. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Read others’ views, so you can decide for yourself http://jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion/50116158/Read-others-views-so-you-can-decide-for-yourself “I don't read the Washington Post. That is not where I get my ideas.” Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Revisions in store for N.C.’s Common Core http://jeffersonpost.com/news/news/50025539/Revisions-in-store-for-N.C.s-Common-Core Common Core education standards for students in North Carolina's public schools, in its current form, is in all likelihood history, under a bill recently signed into law by Gov. Pat McCrory. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Aces wrap up season at state tourney http://jeffersonpost.com/news/sports/50081535/Aces-wrap-up-season-at-state-tourney A successful travel league baseball season came to an end at the state tournament for the Ashe Aces 8U Coach Pitch team. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Unemployment in Ashe drops slightly in June http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/50115779/Unemployment-in-Ashe-drops-slightly-in-June Ashe County's unemployment rate dropped to 7.4 percent in June 2014, according to data released by the North Carolina Department of Commerce on Wednesday, July 30. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Hospitality House hosts ‘Pig Pickin’ for Ashe County residents http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/50115758/Hospitality-House-hosts-Pig-Pickin-for-Ashe-County-residents BOONE — On Tuesday, July 29, the Hospitality House of Boone hosted a Pig Pickin' and open house for Ashe County residents, providing free meals and tours for the community to learn more about the homeless situation in the High Country... Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Ashe County Schools holds 13th annual golf tournament http://jeffersonpost.com/news/sports/50082666/Ashe-County-Schools-holds-13th-annual-golf-tournament The Ashe County Board of Education's 13th Annual Endowment Fund Golf Tournament was held July 16 with a field of 32 teams participating in a captain's choice round of golf at the beautiful Jefferson Landing Resort. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Ashe County Arts Council hosts 45th Ashe County Bluegrass and Old Time Fiddlers Convention Aug. 1-2 http://jeffersonpost.com/news/local_features-news/50006615/Ashe-County-Arts-Council-hosts-45th-Ashe-County-Bluegrass-and-Old-Time-Fiddlers-Convention-Aug.-1-2 The Ashe County Arts Council is excited to present the 45th annual Ashe County Bluegrass and Old Time Fiddlers Convention. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Taken for a ride http://jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion/50079904/Taken-for-a-ride Critics of a just-passed Senate bill complain that it limits the ability of Wake, Guilford, and Forsyth counties to raise sales taxes to fund proposed rail transit systems in the Triangle and Triad. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST ASU Fan Fest set for Aug. 16 http://jeffersonpost.com/news/sports/50107836/ASU-Fan-Fest-set-for-Aug.-16 Mountaineer fans will pack Kidd-Brewer Stadium for the yearly visit to Fan Fest, hosted by the Appalachian State Football Program. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Motorcycle accident claims the life of an Ashe County man http://jeffersonpost.com/news/news/50104347/Motorcycle-accident-claims-the-life-of-an-Ashe-County-man A weekend motorcycle accident resulted in the death of an Ashe County man and the injury of another.The accident occurred on Parker Eller Road in Lansing at approximately 4 a.m. on Sunday morning, July 27. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST The missing numbers in the maddening budget soap opera http://jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion/50042118/The-missing-numbers-in-the-maddening-budget-soap-opera These are fascinating times in Raleigh for political junkies and folks in the public policy world, as House and Senate leaders of the same political party trade budget offers back and forth and Gov. Pat McCrory weighs in with strong words and photo... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST State unemployment rate remains unchanged http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/50005079/State-unemployment-rate-remains-unchanged North Carolina's unemployment rate remained steady at 6.4 percent for the month of June 2014, according to a release sent out Friday, July 18 by the N.C. Department of Commerce. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST State Fair tickets go on sale Aug. 1 at ncstatefair.org http://jeffersonpost.com/news/news/50006646/State-Fair-tickets-go-on-sale-Aug.-1-at-ncstatefair.org North Carolina State Fair concert tickets and discounted admission tickets and ride sheets will go on sale at 10 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 1, at www.ncstatefair.org. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Huskies release football schedule http://jeffersonpost.com/news/sports/50072528/Huskies-release-football-schedule It is less than a month until high school football games start to count, and even less time until the first practice and scrimmages of the season. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Hundreds of VW buses converge on Ashe County http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/50075233/Hundreds-of-VW-buses-converge-on-Ashe-County Twin Rivers Family Campground in Crumpler looked more like the parking lot at a Grateful Dead concert over the weekend, as the 18th Annual High Country Bus Festival rolled into town. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST