Jefferson Post- RSS Feed http://jeffersonpost.com/ http://jeffersonpost.com/ Mon, 1 Sep 2014 17:49:30 EST 1800 N.C. Senate candidate visits Ashe http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/50462803/N.C.-Senate-candidate-visits-Ashe North Carolina's 45th District Senate candidate Jim Sponenberg spent part of his Thursday on a trip to the High Country to visit Ashe County. Mon, 1 Sep 2014 12:01:09 EST Roundabout Road bridge to be replaced http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/50453409/Roundabout-Road-bridge-to-be-replaced The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) is preparing to replace a bridge on Roundabout Road over Cabbage Creek in Ashe County and will install an off-site detour during construction. Mon, 1 Sep 2014 05:01:07 EST Family tragedy spawns selfless endeavor http://jeffersonpost.com/news/news/50474346/Family-tragedy-spawns-selfless-endeavor It's an understatement to describe John and Ann Lisk simply as horse lovers. Sun, 31 Aug 2014 16:13:06 EST Quilt Day at the Ashe County Farmers Market http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/50418000/Quilt-Day-at-the-Ashe-County-Farmers-Market The Ashe County Farmers Market will host a day of opportunity and fun, for folks to learn the art of quilting from 9:30 a.m.– 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 30. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:30:11 EST NCDOT offers advice for Labor Day Holiday http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/50424984/NCDOT-offers-advice-for-Labor-Day-Holiday As the summer travel season comes to an end, the N.C. Department of Transportation is taking steps to help ensure motorists save both time and money by suspending most road construction work on major routes across the state over the Labor Day holiday. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:01:09 EST State awards Ashe Medics $50,000 grant http://jeffersonpost.com/news/news/50415388/State-awards-Ashe-Medics-$50000-grant Ashe Medics has finally been awarded a Building Reuse Program grant in the amount of $50,000 from the North Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA). Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:30:09 EST Ashe County unemployment up in July http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/50432990/Ashe-County-unemployment-up-in-July Ashe County's unemployment rate increased slightly to 7.4 percent in July, according to the latest data released by the North Carolina Department of Commerce on Wednesday, Aug. 27. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 07:01:08 EST Sales bounce back in July http://jeffersonpost.com/news/news/50415904/Sales-bounce-back-in-July After a soft June, local realtors were kept busy in July with sales hitting their best mark in nine months. At the same time the number of homes for sale hit a high for the year, while mortgage rates hit a low. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 12:12:11 EST Ashe County wreck report http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/50383821/Ashe-County-wreck-report The following are collision reports posted by the N.C. Highway Patrol in Ashe County and are considered public record.Aug. 8Highway 221 Tue, 26 Aug 2014 08:01:07 EST North Carolina’s July employment figures released http://jeffersonpost.com/news/news/50393173/North-Carolinas-July-employment-figures-released The state's seasonally adjusted July unemployment rate was 6.5 percent, increasing 0.1 of a percentage point from June's revised rate of 6.4 percent. Mon, 25 Aug 2014 12:37:09 EST Wastewater incident occurs in West Jefferson http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/50382640/Wastewater-incident-occurs-in-West-Jefferson An estimated total volume of 8000 gallons of untreated wastewater escaped from a manhole at the Wastewater Treatment Plant in West Jefferson on Aug. 21, which caused an estimated 6000 gallons, of the 8000 gallons spilled, to flow into an unnamed... Mon, 25 Aug 2014 08:57:05 EST KAB Shoe Drive exceeds goal http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/50392689/KAB-Shoe-Drive-exceeds-goal Keep Ashe Beautiful wrapped up its Shoe Drive earlier this month.The shoe drive was a collaboration with Goodwill Industries. Mon, 25 Aug 2014 06:00:07 EST Buddy Walk of the High Country set for Sept. 13 http://jeffersonpost.com/news/news/50393037/Buddy-Walk-of-the-High-Country-set-for-Sept.-13 Two years and a little bit ago, two families in Ashe County welcomed home new babies. Sun, 24 Aug 2014 17:00:08 EST Grayson Highlands Band to perform for BackStreet Summer Concerts http://jeffersonpost.com/news/news/50331024/Grayson-Highlands-Band-to-perform-for-BackStreet-Summer-Concerts Once again, enjoy music under the stars this Friday night, August 22, as the Grayson Highlands Band performs as part of the 2014 Backstreet Park Concert Series. Bring a blanket or a lawn chair and listen to old-time music the way it used to be played... Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:00:09 EST Community members come together to try and save Lowes Foods http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/50349618/Community-members-come-together-to-try-and-save-Lowes-Foods Ashe County citizens are trying to harness the power of social media while at the same time attempting to change the minds of those that decided to close the Lowes Foods store in West Jefferson. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:31:23 EST Gerald Price not going away http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/50350248/Gerald-Price-not-going-away Ashe County Commissioner Gerald Price stepped down from his place on the dais to address the Board of Commissioners and county citizens, during the public comment portion of the board's regular meeting on Monday, Aug. 18. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:06:05 EST ‘Piggybacking,’ savings, veterans highlight BOC meeting http://jeffersonpost.com/news/news/50318819/Piggybacking-savings-veterans-highlight-BOC-meeting The Ashe County Board of Commissioners were schooled in “piggybacking” and learned about savings to the county and local veterans at their regular meeting on Monday, Aug. 18. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:04:15 EST Family Fun Horse Show this Saturday http://jeffersonpost.com/news/news/50336365/Family-Fun-Horse-Show-this-Saturday Everyone is invited to come out to enjoy a great day outdoors and join the fun at the “Family Fun Horse Show” this Saturday, Aug. 23. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 13:51:06 EST Ashe County wreck report http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/50248538/Ashe-County-wreck-report The following are collision reports posted by the N.C. Highway Patrol in Ashe County and are considered public record.Aug. 4Jefferson Tue, 19 Aug 2014 12:00:26 EST County crime report http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/50285851/County-crime-report July 28Pamela Renee Eller, 30, of Jefferson was charged with misdemeanor child abuse and assault with a deadly weapon. Bond was set at $4,500. Eller was released later that day.July 29 Tue, 19 Aug 2014 08:01:07 EST