Jefferson Post- RSS Feed http://jeffersonpost.com/ http://jeffersonpost.com/ Tue, 29 Jul 2014 22:56:52 EST 1800 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 Area real estate market seeing declining activity http://jeffersonpost.com/news/news/50082366/Area-real-estate-market-seeing-declining-activity After four years of incremental sales growth, the High Country real estate market is showing signs of slowing. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST What the legislature isn’t telling you about 2015 http://jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion/50079803/What-the-legislature-isnt-telling-you-about-2015 Our lawmakers have been embroiled in contentious debates about teacher pay and Medicaid, among other issues, as they struggle to revise our $21 billion state budget. While these are undoubtedly important and deserve attention they are symptoms of a... Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Wineberg’s junior season opens with South Florida http://jeffersonpost.com/news/sports/50078364/Winebergs-junior-season-opens-with-South-Florida Junior offensive lineman Josh Wineberg will begin his junior season of football at Western Carolina on Sept. 6 at the University of South Florida. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Commissioners presented with airport update http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/50082255/Commissioners-presented-with-airport-update The expansion of Ashe County Airport's runway is nearing completion. Sun, 27 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST ASU finalizes gameday promotions http://jeffersonpost.com/news/sports/50072405/ASU-finalizes-gameday-promotions The Appalachian State Athletic Program has completed its list of gameday promotions for each of the Mountaineer home football games this season, the school announced on Friday. Sun, 27 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Tornado watch issued for Ashe http://jeffersonpost.com/news/breaking_news/50083997/Tornado-watch-issued-for-Ashe The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch effective until 1 a.m. Monday for the following counties in N.C.: Ashe, Alleghany, Surry, Yadkin, Watauga and Wilkes. Sun, 27 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST N.C. boasts top wildlife magazine http://jeffersonpost.com/news/sports/50082679/N.C.-boasts-top-wildlife-magazine When Wildlife in North Carolina, the magazine published by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, was named recently as the nation's best in its category, it reflected more than accolades as a quality publication. Sun, 27 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Industrial League Softball begins http://jeffersonpost.com/news/sports/50081479/Industrial-League-Softball-begins Teresa Laws | Jefferson PostThe annual Ashe County Parks and Recreation Industrial Softball League is underway. The Big Sticks team came away with an 11-8 win over Dr. Pepper. Pictured here, James Lefevers pitches the ball for Dr. Pepper. Sun, 27 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Ashe District Court decisions http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/50012886/Ashe-District-Court-decisions The weekly session of the Ashe County District Court was held July 17, with the Honorable Michael Duncan presiding.These decisions were handed down by the court: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Scam artists calling Blue Ridge Electric members http://jeffersonpost.com/news/news/50070930/Scam-artists-calling-Blue-Ridge-Electric-members Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation is warning the public about the latest scam targeting members. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST WCC partners with GE Aviation, Fifth-Third Bank and Sharing Center http://jeffersonpost.com/news/news/50006672/WCC-partners-with-GE-Aviation-Fifth-Third-Bank-and-Sharing-Center The Wilkes Community College Board of Trustees met on Thursday, July 10, at the Alleghany Center of Wilkes Community College. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Credit claims are poorly scripted http://jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion/50041888/Credit-claims-are-poorly-scripted When liberals debate tax policy, it can be hard to keep track of their current positions. They keep changing. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Nathan Colvard named JV basketball coach http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-sports/50041723/Nathan-Colvard-named-JV-basketball-coach Former assistant coach Nathan Colvard will move into the head coaching role on the junior varsity men's basketball team, left open by the departing Daniel Waln. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST