Jefferson Post- RSS NEWS Feed http://jeffersonpost.com/section/NEWS http://jeffersonpost.com/section/NEWS Tue, 28 Apr 2015 12:56:43 EST 1800 Area Relay for Life teams prepping for July 17 event http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/153116674/Area-Relay-for-Life-teams-prepping-for-July-17-event WEST JEFFERSON — A good many groups across Ashe County are working hard to raise money to help in the fight against cancer. These teams are participating in Relay For Life, a annual community fundraising event to benefit the American Cancer... Tue, 28 Apr 2015 11:45:21 EST Ashe Sharing Center meets donation goal http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/153074087/Ashe-Sharing-Center-meets-donation-goal WEST JEFFERSON — The Ashe County Sharing Center recently met their “March Match” donation goal of $24,000. Mon, 27 Apr 2015 19:45:21 EST Man dies from injuries sustained in April 14 accident http://jeffersonpost.com/news/breaking_news-home_top-news/153165712/Man-dies-from-injuries-sustained-in-April-14-accident WEST JEFFERSON — A man who sustained critical injuries in a multi-car accident that took place in West Jefferson on Tuesday, April 14 has died. Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:50:22 EST MerleFest 2015 commemorates another banner year http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/153155215/MerleFest-2015-commemorates-another-banner-year WILKESBORO —MerleFest, presented by Window World, has wrapped up its 28th year. Mon, 27 Apr 2015 13:20:22 EST Ashe Chamber sponsors The Coolest Corner Expo http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/153142523/Ashe-Chamber-sponsors-The-Coolest-Corner-Expo The Ashe County Chamber of Commerce recently held The Coolest Corner Expo at the Boondocks Brew Haus in West Jefferson Wednesday, April 22. The expo is designed to target tourism and vendors from all around the High Country who offer entertainment and... Mon, 27 Apr 2015 13:00:21 EST Yadkin students create logo for Glendale Springs Inn and Restaurant http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/153145770/Yadkin-students-create-logo-for-Glendale-Springs-Inn-and-Restaurant The mission statement at Starmount High School is “Learn Today, Lead Tomorrow” and that is exactly what teacher, Donna Haynes, encourages the students in her classes to do by offering them opportunities for real-world applications for... Sun, 26 Apr 2015 21:15:21 EST State unemployment rate inches upward in March http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/153142491/State-unemployment-rate-inches-upward-in-March North Carolina's unemployment rate was up 0.1 of a percentage point to 5.4 percent in March, according to figures released by the North Carolina Department of Commerce's Labor and Economic Analysis Division on Tuesday. The national rate... Sun, 26 Apr 2015 11:05:21 EST Friends of the Library announce 2015 Poetry Contest Winners http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/153068312/Friends-of-the-Library-announce-2015-Poetry-Contest-Winners WEST JEFFERSON — The Friends of the Ashe County Public Library held their annual Friends of the Library's Alyce P. Nadeau Poetry Awards Reception Saturday, April 18 and subsequently announced this year's contest winners. Sat, 25 Apr 2015 17:30:21 EST ACHS students learn dangers of drinking and driving http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/153045395/ACHS-students-learn-dangers-of-drinking-and-driving WEST JEFFERSON — Ashe County High School held its annual “Impaired Driving Rodeo” on Tuesday, April 21. Sat, 25 Apr 2015 12:25:22 EST Change is afoot at Jefferson’s Eldreth Inn http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/153116505/Change-is-afoot-at-Jeffersons-Eldreth-Inn JEFFERSON — Best Western's corporate logos were recently removed from the Eldreth Inn at Mount Jefferson. In addition, the location has been removed from Best Western International's reservation website, however, the hotel remains... Sat, 25 Apr 2015 17:45:22 EST Grandfather Mountain launches online ticket sales http://jeffersonpost.com/news/news/153128218/Grandfather-Mountain-launches-online-ticket-sales LINVILLE — Grandfather Mountain visitors can now purchase park admission tickets online. Fri, 24 Apr 2015 18:25:21 EST Stansberry and Lopez join Ashe High Country Realty Team http://jeffersonpost.com/news/news/153069085/Stansberry-and-Lopez-join-Ashe-High-Country-Realty-Team WEST JEFFERSON — Ashe High Country Realty is pleased to announce two new agents to their team. Fri, 24 Apr 2015 15:35:21 EST WWII vet honored for service http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/153089574/WWII-vet-honored-for-service Fred Vannoy, a former U.S. Army private first class, was recently honored by the New River Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) for his WWII military service. Fri, 24 Apr 2015 12:50:23 EST Commissioners approve motto for courthouse http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/153043796/Commissioners-approve-motto-for-courthouse JEFFERSON — The national motto, “In God We Trust,” which Ashe County's Board of Commissioners recently approved be placed inside the county's courthouse will now be added to the courthouse's exterior by virtue of a... Fri, 24 Apr 2015 12:50:21 EST April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/153050837/April-is-Sexual-Assault-Awareness-Month JEFFERSON — April will now be recognized as Sexual Assault Awareness Month in Ashe County after the Ashe County Board of Commissioners approved the proclamation at their regular board meeting on Monday April, 20. Thu, 23 Apr 2015 18:25:21 EST Voluntary recall for all Blue Bell ice cream products due to possible health risk http://jeffersonpost.com/news/news/153089448/Voluntary-recall-for-all-Blue-Bell-ice-cream-products-due-to-possible-health-risk The Appalachian District Health Department is issuing notice to the public about a voluntary product recall issued by Blue Bell Creameries for all its products including ice cream, frozen yogurt, sherbet and frozen snacks because they have the... Thu, 23 Apr 2015 14:25:21 EST QUIZ: Which Breed Of Puppy Is Perfect For You? http://jeffersonpost.com/quizzes/puppy1WJP Find out with the The Jefferson Post's Perfect Puppy Quiz! Thu, 23 Apr 2015 13:35:04 EST Ashe County wreck report http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/153022494/Ashe-County-wreck-report ASHE COUNTY — The following accidents that occurred between April 5 and April 11 were reported by the N.C. Highway Patrol and are considered public record.April 11Warrensville Thu, 23 Apr 2015 10:05:22 EST Hagel Memorial Golf Tournament tees off April 25 http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/153086626/Hagel-Memorial-Golf-Tournament-tees-off-April-25 WEST JEFFERSON — Area golfers all know the arrival of spring means it's time for the Carl and Pearl Hagel Memorial Golf Tournament at Mountain Aire Golf Club. Wed, 22 Apr 2015 22:00:23 EST County crime report, April 16-21, 2015 http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/153073704/County-crime-report-April-16-21-2015 ASHE COUNTY — The following individuals were arrested and booked in the Ashe County Detention Center April 16-21. The information is provided by the Ashe County Sheriff's Office and is public record. Wed, 22 Apr 2015 20:00:22 EST