Jefferson Post- RSS NEWS Feed http://jeffersonpost.com/section/NEWS http://jeffersonpost.com/section/NEWS Fri, 25 Apr 2014 00:49:30 EST 1800 Ore Knob Mine exhibit to open later this year at museum http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/3577625/Ore-Knob-Mine-exhibit-to-open-later-this-year-at-museum A new exhibit on the Ore Knob Mine will soon have a permanent home at the Museum of Ashe County History in Jefferson. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST From Lansing to Ethiopia: Glory Rognstad’s 8,000 mile journey http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-local_features/3576924/From-Lansing-to-Ethiopia:-Glory-Rognstads-8000-mile-journey A Lansing native is set to return home from Ethiopia next week, where she's been volunteering at a school for homeless women and children for the past two months. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Ashe Commissioners approve ballot addition for sales tax http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/3599799/Ashe-Commissioners-approve-ballot-addition-for-sales-tax In a 4-1 vote, the Ashe County Board of Commissioners approved a ballot initiative which will allow county voters to decide if the county will levy a one-quarter cent per dollar sales tax on the ballot this November. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Clayton Procter’s artwork awarded ‘best in show’ at recent gallery opening http://jeffersonpost.com/news/local_features/3601037/Clayton-Procters-artwork-awarded-best-in-show-at-recent-gallery-opening Local artist Clayton Proctor received the art award of “Best In Show” at the annual Northwest Artist's League's art competition in North Wilkesboro. The opening reception was held on April 11, where show juror Raney Rogers... Thu, 24 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST We the People meeting focuses on Boone water intake http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/3604675/We-the-People-meeting-focuses-on-Boone-water-intake Approximately 25 people attended a discussion on the potential of water intake from the city of Boone on the Ashe County and Watauga County border on Tuesday, April 22. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Arts Council holds ARTifacts Yard Sale fundraiser http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/3588507/Arts-Council-holds-ARTifacts-Yard-Sale-fundraiser A temporary, deluxe thrift store popped up for a few hours in West Jefferson this past Saturday. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Economic impact of tourism here doubles over 15 years http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/3596052/Economic-impact-of-tourism-here-doubles-over-15-years Tourism-related spending in Ashe County has doubled over the last 15 years, according to a presentation made by the Ashe Chamber of Commerce to the Ashe Board of Commissioners during its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, April 21. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Walmart supports Museum’s reference library http://jeffersonpost.com/news/local_features/3579929/Walmart-supports-Museums-reference-library The Walmart Foundation and the Ashe County Walmart Facility #3289 have awarded a grant through the Local Facility Giving Program in the amount of $1,500. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST ACHBA’s Gun and Sports Show is this weekend http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/3586860/ACHBAs-Gun-and-Sports-Show-is-this-weekend The Ashe County Home Builders Association will be hosting its Fourth Annual Gun and Sports Show at the Shatley Farms Distribution Center in Jefferson. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST ACS art teachers engaging all students via new instructional method http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/3554699/ACS-art-teachers-engaging-all-students-via-new-instructional-method Art teachers in Ashe County Schools are incorporating a new method of instruction into their curriculum, and it's connecting well with their students. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Volunteer opportunities abound for teens http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/3588504/Volunteer-opportunities-abound-for-teens Summer is on the horizon and that means come mid-June, over 3,000 elementary, middle and high school students in Ashe County will have a lot of spare time on their hands. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Earth Day celebration taking place at Ashe County Library http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/3586892/Earth-Day-celebration-taking-place-at-Ashe-County-Library The Ashe County Public Library will be hosting an Earth Day celebration starting at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 22. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST County crime report http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/3585607/County-crime-report April 7 Dennis Arlie Miller, 48, of Creston was charged with simple assault and assault on a female. Bond information is unavailable. Miller was released later that day. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Geno’s restaurant closing after 37 years http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-local_features-news/3592270/Genos-restaurant-closing-after-37-years Geno's restaurant will close its doors once and for all after dinner on Sunday, April 27, after its building was bought by Boondocks Brewing. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Board of Commissioners honors local volunteers http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/3560412/Board-of-Commissioners-honors-local-volunteers Hard-working, dedicated volunteers from around the county were honored at the 29th annual Ashe County Commissioner's Volunteer of the Year awards ceremony on Thursday, April 10 at the Ashe County High School auditorium. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Steve Wilson promoted at McFarland & Company http://jeffersonpost.com/news/news/3575965/Steve-Wilson-promoted-at-McFarland--Company Stephen C. Wilson has been promoted to the position of Vice President and Editorial Director of McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, of Jefferson. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Lansing Aldermen visited by High Country Council of Governments http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/3576298/Lansing-Aldermen-visited-by-High-Country-Council-of-Governments Members of the Lansing Board of Aldermen were visited by a representative from the High Country Council of Governments during its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, April 14. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST April is Autism Awareness Month http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/3554703/April-is-Autism-Awareness-Month April is Autism Awareness Month and with one in 58 children in the state diagnosed with the disorder, better awareness and understanding is urgently needed. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Violence down, alcohol/drug offenses up in schools http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/3576908/Violence-down-alcohol/drug-offenses-up-in-schools Violent acts such as physical and sexual assaults are down in Ashe County Schools, but drug and alcohol-related crimes increased from 2011-12 through last year. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Ashe District Court decisions http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/3571139/Ashe-District-Court-decisions The weekly session of the Ashe County District Court was held April 10, with the Honorable David V. Byrd presiding.These decisions were handed down by the court: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST