Jefferson Post- RSS NEWS Feed http://jeffersonpost.com/section/NEWS http://jeffersonpost.com/section/NEWS Sun, 19 Apr 2015 10:07:50 EST 1800 Blue Ridge Electric Members Foundation accepting grant applications http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/152919396/Blue-Ridge-Electric-Members-Foundation-accepting-grant-applications LENOIR — The Blue Ridge Electric Members Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2015 grant cycle and will continue through the application deadline date of Aug. 31, 2015. The grants seek to fund projects related to improving health and... Sat, 18 Apr 2015 11:15:22 EST WCC hosts 18th annual Student Awards Reception http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/152957181/WCC-hosts-18th-annual-Student-Awards-Reception WILKESBORO — Wilkes Community College held its 18th Annual Student Awards Reception on Tuesday, April 14, 2015. The program was hosted in the John A. Walker Community Center, and students received a variety of academic, club and leadership... Fri, 17 Apr 2015 13:25:23 EST Ashe County wreck report http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/152933536/Ashe-County-wreck-report ASHE COUNTY — The following accidents that occurred between March 29 and April 4 were reported by the N.C. Highway Patrol and are considered public record.March 30Highway 221 Fri, 17 Apr 2015 15:40:21 EST Ashe BOE requests over $5 mil. from County http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/152949871/Ashe-BOE-requests-over-$5-mil.-from-County WEST JEFFERSON — Ashe County Schools are requesting approximately $5.3 million from the County for fiscal year 2015-16. Thu, 16 Apr 2015 20:40:22 EST MerleFest 2015 – In one week! http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/152966975/MerleFest-2015--In-one-week WILKESBORO — Preparations are well underway for MerleFest 2015, presented by Window World, which officially begins next Thursday, April 23, at 2:30 p.m., and runs through Sunday, April 26, on the campus of Wilkes Community College in... Thu, 16 Apr 2015 14:45:22 EST Subway shows appreciation for Habitat for Humanity volunteers http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/152929035/Subway-shows-appreciation-for-Habitat-for-Humanity-volunteers During National Volunteer Week, April 12-18, approximately 2,000 Habitat for Humanity volunteers working across North Carolina will be catered boxed lunches by local franchise owners and employees of Subway restaurants. The initiative aims to show... Thu, 16 Apr 2015 11:45:21 EST Little Theatre presents ‘One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest’ this weekend http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/152927219/Little-Theatre-presents-One-Flew-Over-The-Cuckoos-Nest-this-weekend WEST JEFFERSON — The Ashe County Little Theatre's (ACLT) production of “One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest” runs this Friday, April 17-Sunday, April 19 at the Ashe Civic Center. This is the first play of the 2015... Wed, 15 Apr 2015 19:25:21 EST Two injured in multi-vehicle crash in West Jefferson http://jeffersonpost.com/news/breaking_news-home_top-news/152915330/Two-injured-in-multi-vehicle-crash-in-West-Jefferson WEST JEFFERSON — Two were injured in a three-vehicle accident that occurred at the intersection of Frank Dillard Road and N.C. 163 in West Jefferson shortly before noon on Tuesday, April 14. Tue, 14 Apr 2015 16:00:22 EST Ashe County Arts Council sponsors Spring Fest http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/152880249/Ashe-County-Arts-Council-sponsors-Spring-Fest WEST JEFFERSON — It's Spring Fest time again! Tue, 14 Apr 2015 10:15:21 EST $5,000 awarded through Watauga-Ashe-Wilkes Scholarship Endowment http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/152893162/$5000-awarded-through-Watauga-Ashe-Wilkes-Scholarship-Endowment WILKESBORO — The Watauga-Ashe-Wilkes Scholarship Endowment recently awarded $5,000 to Wilkes Community College to use for student scholarships during the 2014-2015 academic year. Mon, 13 Apr 2015 13:45:23 EST Support Project Graduation this weekend http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/152880311/Support-Project-Graduation-this-weekend WEST JEFFERSON — Ashe County's annual Project Graduation Fundraiser will take place from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, April 17 and Saturday April 18, and from 1-6 p.m. Sunday, April 19. Mon, 13 Apr 2015 10:10:25 EST Sen. Richard Burr visits West Jefferson http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/152880517/Sen.-Richard-Burr-visits-West-Jefferson WEST JEFFERSON — United States Sen. Richard Burr, North Carolina's senior representative in the U.S. Senate, stopped by West Jefferson Thursday, April 9 to speak before a group of members representing a new local group known as Ashe Vision... Sun, 12 Apr 2015 18:35:22 EST Students learn about the effects of underage drinking http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/152827998/Students-learn-about-the-effects-of-underage-drinking ASHE COUNTY — Mary Howell has a message for Ashe County teens thinking of consuming alcohol at an early age, and it's a pretty simple one: Don't do it. Sun, 12 Apr 2015 18:20:21 EST MerleFest’s Chris Austin Songwriting Contest announces 2015 finalists http://jeffersonpost.com/news/news/152768758/MerleFests-Chris-Austin-Songwriting-Contest-announces-2015-finalists WILKESBORO — Finalists have been selected for the annual Chris Austin Songwriting Contest, hosted by MerleFest 2015. Now in its 23rd year, the contest is an extraordinary opportunity for aspiring writers to have their original songs heard and... Sun, 12 Apr 2015 09:40:21 EST Ashe County wreck report http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/152795818/Ashe-County-wreck-report The following accidents that occurred between March 22 and March 28 were reported by the N.C. Highway Patrol and are considered public record.March 22Clifton Sun, 12 Apr 2015 09:35:21 EST Tweetsie RRD’s 2015 season opens this weekend http://jeffersonpost.com/news/news/152815043/Tweetsie-RRDs-2015-season-opens-this-weekend It's all aboard! Tweetsie Railroad is set to pull into the station on Friday, April 10 for another exciting season filled with Wild West adventure for the whole family. Fri, 10 Apr 2015 19:50:22 EST AG Cooper shares Top 10 Consumer Complaints for 2014 http://jeffersonpost.com/news/news/152753487/AG-Cooper-shares-Top-10-Consumer-Complaints-for-2014 RALEIGH — Complaints about unwanted sales calls, telemarketing fraud and lending lead the list of consumer complaints to the Attorney General's Consumer Protection Division, Attorney General Roy Cooper announced last... Fri, 10 Apr 2015 19:40:21 EST Farmers Market opens Saturday http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/152753228/Farmers-Market-opens-Saturday WEST JEFFERSON — Spring has finally sprung in Ashe County, bringing nourishing rains, green fields, a new generation of animals on the farm and the start of a new season for the Ashe County Farmers Market (ACFM). Thu, 9 Apr 2015 18:55:24 EST Ashe County Community Calendar http://jeffersonpost.com/news/news/50003422/Ashe-County-Community-Calendar Ashe County SCAM ALERT Thu, 9 Apr 2015 18:55:23 EST Ashe Campus of WCC to offer 15th annual Professional Women’s Seminar http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/152813317/Ashe-Campus-of-WCC-to-offer-15th-annual-Professional-Womens-Seminar WEST JEFFERSON — The Ashe Campus of Wilkes Community College will offer the 15th Annual Professional Women's Seminar on Thursday, April 16, from 1-3 p.m. The event will take place at Blue Ridge Electric, which is located on N.C. 163 in... Thu, 9 Apr 2015 18:30:21 EST