Jefferson Post- RSS Feed http://jeffersonpost.com/ http://jeffersonpost.com/ Fri, 30 Jan 2015 08:42:53 EST 1800 Commissioners to get update on U.S. 221 expansion project Monday http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/151579703/Commissioners-to-get-update-on-U.S.-221-expansion-project-Monday JEFFERSON — Among the many items slated for discussion at the Ashe County Board of Commissioners upcoming Monday meeting, is an update on the U.S. 221 expansion project slated to begin this year. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 19:25:22 EST New location for Rep. Foxx’s Boone office http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/151572496/New-location-for-Rep.-Foxxs-Boone-office BOONE — Rep. Virginia Foxx announced Thursday that her office in Boone has moved to a new location.The new office is located at 400 Shadowline Drive in Boone. The phone number remains the same, 828-265-0240. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 15:15:22 EST Warrensville student named to NC State’s Warren Leadership Program http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/151571751/Warrensville-student-named-to-NC-States-Warren-Leadership-Program RALEIGH — Lynde Ring, a junior in NC State University's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, has been chosen as a Warren Leadership and Public Policy Fellow in its inaugural class of 2015. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 14:50:21 EST Ashe County Middle School Honor Roll http://jeffersonpost.com/news/news-news_education/151528185/Ashe-County-Middle-School-Honor-Roll 8th grade A Honor Roll: Thu, 29 Jan 2015 14:30:21 EST Ashe swimmers compete in MVAC Championship http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-sports/151523244/Ashe-swimmers-compete-in-MVAC-Championship PILOT MOUNTAIN — Swimming season is the first of the four winter sports that Ashe County is competing in to come to an end. Ashe's swim team competed in the Mountain Valley Athletic Conference Championship Meet last Saturday at the... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 11:00:21 EST West Jefferson Lions Club gives back http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/151393495/West-Jefferson-Lions-Club-gives-back WEST JEFFERSON — The West Jefferson Lions Club presents a check to the High Country Caregiver Foundation to help finance respite opportunities for family caregivers in Ashe County. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 10:15:21 EST Husky hoops recap http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-sports/151524389/Husky-hoops-recap BOONVILLE — On Tuesday night, Ashe County traveled down the mountain to Starmount for the season's second set of games with the Rams.Lady Huskies 40, Starmount 23 Wed, 28 Jan 2015 23:30:22 EST Oak Hill keeps piling up wins http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-sports/151523710/Oak-Hill-keeps-piling-up-wins BRISTOL, Va. — Oak Hill Academy got some good news during its most recent stretch of games, four victories in a row last Wednesday through Saturday. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 22:00:22 EST Historic Glendale Springs Inn reopens http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/151548009/Historic-Glendale-Springs-Inn-reopens GLENDALE SPRINGS — A local treasure that closed its doors to the public over five years ago has officially reopened. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 21:05:21 EST Grapplers wrap up regular season http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-sports/151524236/Grapplers-wrap-up-regular-season WEST JEFFERSON — Ashe County competed in its final regular season match on Tuesday at home against Starmount. The Rams scored six forfeit victories to win the match, 51-30. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 15:05:22 EST Attendance up at Ashe County’s state parks in 2014 http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/151548677/Attendance-up-at-Ashe-Countys-state-parks-in-2014 ASHE COUNTY — North Carolina's state parks and state recreation areas had record attendance in 2014, with 15.6 million visitors, a 10 percent increase over 14.2 million the previous year, according to the N.C. Division of Parks and... Wed, 28 Jan 2015 14:35:21 EST Teachers’ group makes pitch to win back tenure for all http://jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion/151501608/Teachers-group-makes-pitch-to-win-back-tenure-for-all Last year, teachers got a big win when a Wake County Superior Court judge struck down part of a 2013 law that would have stripped tenure from educators who had already received it. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 07:00:21 EST DeHart named chair of ASU’s Department of Communication http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/151390359/DeHart-named-chair-of-ASUs-Department-of-Communication BOONE — Following a national search, Dr. Jean DeHart has been named chair of the Department of Communication at Appalachian State University. DeHart served as interim chair following Dr. Janice Pope, who returned to the faculty. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:15:22 EST Leaving proudly, but not with enthusiasm http://jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion/151501537/Leaving-proudly-but-not-with-enthusiasm “Fired with enthusiasm.” Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:00:25 EST Ashe family, winners of Home Energy Makeover Contest http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/151521683/Ashe-family-winners-of-Home-Energy-Makeover-Contest WEST JEFFERSON — A West Jefferson couple along with two other area families were recently selected as winners of the High Country Home Energy Makeover Contest, launched in October by Appalachian Voices, a regional nonprofit conservation... Tue, 27 Jan 2015 12:45:21 EST Future teachers travel the globe for international teaching experience http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/151178617/Future-teachers-travel-the-globe-for-international-teaching-experience BOONE — “Almost home, forever changed” is how Emily Johnson described her international student teaching experience in Costa Rica last spring. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 08:00:21 EST WCC to offer amateur radio course beginning Feb. 2 http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/151390192/WCC-to-offer-amateur-radio-course-beginning-Feb.-2 WILKESBORO – Beginning Feb. 2, Wilkes Community College will offer an amateur radio course on Mondays at 6 p.m. in Thompson Hall Room 209. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 23:00:31 EST Nominations sought for business scholarship http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/151440789/Nominations-sought-for-business-scholarship JEFFERSON — Nominations are being sought for a $750 scholarship offered by the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Administrative Professionals Association (NCCEAPA) through March 18, 2015. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 21:15:21 EST Calendar of Events http://jeffersonpost.com/news/onthevine/150974545/Calendar-of-Events Jan. 17• Round Peak Vineyards, 765 Round Peak Church Road, Mount Airy, will host a Signature Series wine blending event during which participants can blend their own wine. The... Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:35:29 EST Childers the winemaker behind Herrera success http://jeffersonpost.com/news/onthevine/150849808/Childers-the-winemaker-behind-Herrera-success Local winemaker Kevin Childers was first introduced to wine when he worked at an Italian restaurant in college. He quickly learned to love wine and went on to work in retail sales at a wine shop before deciding to move to the production side of the... Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:30:38 EST