Jefferson Post- RSS NEWS Feed http://jeffersonpost.com/section/NEWS http://jeffersonpost.com/section/NEWS Sat, 25 Oct 2014 04:08:54 EST 1800 Early voting begins in Ashe County http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/150268162/Early-voting-begins-in-Ashe-County Early voting is currently underway in Ashe County.One-stop absentee voting began Thursday, Oct. 23 at the Ashe County Courthouse and will continue through Saturday, Nov. 1. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:48:12 EST Callie Grubb named ACS Principal of the Year for 2014-15 http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/150264840/Callie-Grubb-named-ACS-Principal-of-the-Year-for-2014-15 Blue Ridge Elementary Principal Callie Grubb has been named Ashe County Schools Principal of the Year for 2014-15. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 07:06:11 EST 40-plus arrested in Ashe County meth sting http://jeffersonpost.com/news/breaking_news-home_top-news/150261397/40-plus-arrested-in-Ashe-County-meth-sting JEFFERSON — The Ashe County Sheriff's Office, in partnership with the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, conducted what Sheriff James Williams termed “the largest drug roundup in Ashe County history” on Wednesday,... Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:21:05 EST Ashe County wreck report http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/150218060/Ashe-County-wreck-report The following accidents that occurred between Oct. 5 and Oct. 11 were reported by the N.C. Highway Patrol and are considered public record.Oct. 5Highway 221 Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:01:05 EST County agrees to settle lawsuit over landfill expansion http://jeffersonpost.com/news/breaking_news-home_top-news/150229422/County-agrees-to-settle-lawsuit-over-landfill-expansion JEFFERSON — Ashe County has agreed to the terms of a settlement regarding a pending lawsuit with Mooresville-based Hunter Construction Group, Inc. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:28:07 EST Commissioners updated on new ambulance service http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/150228035/Commissioners-updated-on-new-ambulance-service JEFFERSON — Almost four months have passed since Ashe Medics became the county's ambulance service provider and judging from Director Craig Sullivan's presentation to the Ashe County Board of Commissioners and board members... Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:22:08 EST Tugfest scheduled for this weekend http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/150207472/Tugfest-scheduled-for-this-weekend Live music, games and food are just a few of the offerings that will be available at the first annual Tugfest, which is scheduled to take place from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 25 at Ashe Services for Aging in West Jefferson. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:19:08 EST NOAA: Warm winter likely for western U.S.; South may see colder weather http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/150207752/NOAA:-Warm-winter-likely-for-western-U.S.;-South-may-see-colder-weather Below average temperatures are favored in parts of the south-central and southeastern United States, while above-average temperatures are most likely in the western U.S., Alaska, Hawaii and New England, according to the U.S. Winter Outlook, issued... Mon, 20 Oct 2014 08:01:10 EST Sheriff provides update on several meth cases http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/150218316/Sheriff-provides-update-on-several-meth-cases On the heels of an early morning meth lab bust in Warrensville on Wednesday, Oct. 15, Ashe County Sheriff James Williams updated the media on several other cases involving methamphetamine, which were reported in the Jefferson Post over the past... Sun, 19 Oct 2014 14:08:05 EST Libby’s encourages women to have their mammograms done http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/150197650/Libbys-encourages-women-to-have-their-mammograms-done How many people does it take to make a difference? ONE.ONE hope will raise our spirits. ONE touch can show you care. ONE heart can know what's true. ONE life can make a difference. Sun, 19 Oct 2014 11:40:09 EST Museum’s annual meeting is Tuesday, Oct. 21 in WJ http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/150218043/Museums-annual-meeting-is-Tuesday-Oct.-21-in-WJ The annual meeting of the Museum of Ashe County History will take place beginning at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 21 in Hensley Hall at West Jefferson United Methodist Church.Admission is free and the public is encouraged to attend. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 13:31:10 EST ACHS Homecoming Queen crowned http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/150215767/ACHS-Homecoming-Queen-crowned Nathan Ham | Jefferson Post - Maggie Witherspoon (right) was named the 2014 Ashe County High School Homecoming Queen on Friday night. She was presented her crown, flowers and sash by last year's queen, Hailey Richardson. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 23:46:08 EST Controlled burn planned in Ashe County http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/150208243/Controlled-burn-planned-in-Ashe-County DURHAM – The Nature Conservancy plans a controlled burn at its Bluff Mountain Preserve. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:45:07 EST High Country home energy contest underway http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/150206955/High-Country-home-energy-contest-underway BOONE - Area residents are invited to enter the “High Country Home Energy Makeover Contest” to win a grand prize of at least $3,000 in home energy improvements designed to save money on their monthly electric bills for years to... Fri, 17 Oct 2014 12:08:03 EST Banner Elk native serves aboard USS John S. McCain http://jeffersonpost.com/news/news/50803957/Banner-Elk-native-serves-aboard-USS-John-S.-McCain A 2006 Avery County High School graduate and Banner Elk, N.C. native is serving aboard USS John S. McCain (DDG 56), living and working at a Navy base in Japan. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 08:41:08 EST Same-sex marriage licenses issued in Ashe http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/150167284/Same-sex-marriage-licenses-issued-in-Ashe Two same-sex couples were issued marriage licenses at the Ashe County Courthouse on Monday, Oct. 13, three days after a U.S. District Court judge in Asheville struck down North Carolina's constitutional amendment prohibiting same-sex... Wed, 15 Oct 2014 18:53:09 EST Meth lab bust in Warrensville http://jeffersonpost.com/news/breaking_news-home_top-news/150176790/Meth-lab-bust-in-Warrensville Ashe County Sheriff's deputies, along with agents from the State Bureau of Investigation's narcotics unit, arrested a Warrensville man early Wednesday morning and charged him with manufacturing methamphetamine and possession of meth-making... Wed, 15 Oct 2014 14:20:05 EST Ashe Dems officially open new digs http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/150167260/Ashe-Dems-officially-open-new-digs Ashe County Democrats are geared-up and ready for this year's general, midterm election. Tue, 14 Oct 2014 21:36:05 EST Ashe County wreck report http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/150138135/Ashe-County-wreck-report The following accidents that occurred between Sept. 28 and Oct. 4 were reported by the N.C. Highway Patrol and are considered public record.Sept. 28Lansing Tue, 14 Oct 2014 12:00:17 EST County crime report http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/150118046/County-crime-report Sept. 16Frankie Neal Bell, 52, of Creston was charged with being intoxicated and disruptive. Bond was set at $500. Release date is unavailable.Sept. 19 Tue, 14 Oct 2014 08:01:07 EST