Jefferson Post- RSS Feed Tue, 30 Sep 2014 23:37:27 EST 1800 Fracking? Not in Ashe, High Country Don't anticipate natural gas companies or independent “wildcatters,” for that matter, to come drilling for natural gas in Ashe County or the High County anytime soon, if ever. That's according to an assistant professor of... Tue, 30 Sep 2014 19:40:06 EST N.C. Wildlife Commission issues archery hunting safety reminders The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission's Home From The Hunt™ safety campaign recommends some guidelines when hunting with archery equipment, including crossbows. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 18:31:04 EST Rev. Reeves Jones honored for 50 years at Scottville Baptist Church In August 1964, the Rev. Reeves Jones was elected pastor of Scottville Baptist Church in Laurel Springs.Recently, Jones and fellow church members celebrated 50 years of his continuous leadership of the Scottville congregation. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:02:06 EST Ashe County wreck report The following accident reports between Sept. 14 and Sept. 20 are from the N.C. Highway Patrol and are considered public record.Sept. 16Highway 194 Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:01:06 EST Registration deadline nears for N.C. voters Voting in Scotland dominated the headlines recently, with Scottish citizens casting ballots to determine the fate of their independence. Closer to home, North Carolina voters will be going to the polls in November to elect a whole slate of candidates... Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:01:07 EST County crime report Aug. 18Kristopher Michael Greer, 41, of Fleetwood was charged with communicating threats. Bond was set at $500. Greer was released on Aug. 20.Aug. 20 Tue, 30 Sep 2014 08:01:10 EST Natural gas pipeline won’t impact Ashe The Atlantic Coast Pipeline, a proposed 550-mile natural gas pipeline that would extend from Harrison County, W. Va. across Virginia, down to Robeson County, N.C. would have no direct impact on Ashe County. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 18:31:08 EST Ashe tops Alleghany, 28-7 In the battle of unbeatens, the Huskies prevailed with a strong defensive effort and a big day receiving for senior Jacob Blevins. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 12:01:34 EST AMH receives $255,000 grant$255000-grant Ashe Memorial Hospital (AMH) announced on Friday, Sept. 26 they have received a grant worth approximately $255,048, over the next three years, to implement Mission HeartStart. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 11:01:07 EST Westwood takes part in National Run at School Day Schools across America took part in the third annual “RUN@School Day”, sponsored by the Road Runners Club of America. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 09:01:03 EST Mat Monsters hosting fundraiser Friday The Ashe County Mat Monsters youth wrestling program will be having its first fundraiser of the fall with a barbecue pork lunch this Friday, Oct. 3. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 08:01:07 EST Seven under-recognized bad decisions by the General Assembly Most of the heated debate this fall about the decisions made by the folks in charge of the General Assembly for the last few years has focused on a handful of big issues, funding cuts to public schools, new restrictions on abortion services, lower... Mon, 29 Sep 2014 07:00:08 EST Ashe hands Elkin first MVAC loss Ashe County proved any doubters wrong last week that they can play with the top tennis team in the conference.The Lady Huskies won a marathon match over previously unbeaten Elkin, 5-4. Sun, 28 Sep 2014 22:31:03 EST Centennial Checkers Tournament announces winners Herbert Richardson was named the First place winner in the first annual West Jefferson Centennial Checkers Tournament. Larry Davis was named the runner up.The tournament was held in the Friendly Shoe Store on Sept. 20, 2014. Sun, 28 Sep 2014 21:01:04 EST High Country Council of Governments accepting applications for Urgent Repair Program High Country Council of Governments has been awarded $200,000 by the North Carolina Housing Finance Agency (NCHFA) under the 2014 cycle of the Urgent Repair Program (URP). The program provides assistance to homeowners in Allegany, Ashe, Avery and... Sun, 28 Sep 2014 20:31:07 EST Huskies overpower Oak Hill and North Wilkes Ashe County picked up a pair of mercy rule victories to close out last week, both 9-0 wins over Oak Hill Academy and North Wilkes. Sun, 28 Sep 2014 15:01:06 EST Realtor sales in August hit seven-year high BOONE – It's been almost seven years since local realtors sold as many homes as they did in August. Sun, 28 Sep 2014 11:21:05 EST UPDATE: ACSO seeks help in identifying individual suspected of multiple break-ins Updated Monday, Sept. 29 - A suspect in a number of area break-ins has been identified and interviewed by detectives with the Ashe County Sheriff's Office. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 17:13:11 EST Friday cabin fire at Shatley Springs A morning fire threatened to destroy an occupied cabin at Shatley Springs Inn on Friday, Sept. 26. Sun, 28 Sep 2014 11:56:08 EST State raised school funding Just before Labor Day, the publicly available polls of likely voters had incumbent U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan roughly tied with Republican challenger Thom Tillis. Since Labor Day, the polling average has shifted about three points in Hagan's... Fri, 26 Sep 2014 15:01:07 EST