Jefferson Post- RSS Feed Thu, 24 Apr 2014 01:50:00 EST 1800 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 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 Ashe holds off Starmount, falls to Wilkes Central The last week of baseball for the Ashe County Huskies was a nail-biting one that included withstanding a strong comeback from Starmount to get a victory, but falling short in a comeback bid against Wilkes Central. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Kicking out cancer Nathan Ham | Jefferson Post - The Lady Husky soccer team raised $400 at last week's game against Starmount to go towards fighting breast cancer and bringing awareness to the terrible disease. The team also wore special pink jerseys for the... Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST 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 Men’s golf ends regular season Golf season always seems to go by the quickest and this season was no different. Ashe County wrapped up its regular season with a fifth place finish at New River Country Club last Thursday. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST 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 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 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 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 Our Variety Literatureland “Variety Vacationland.” Do you remember that slogan from our state's past?I suggest a new one: “Variety Literatureland.” Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST 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 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 Men’s tennis splits pair Ashe County wrapped up its tennis regular season last week with a victory over Starmount and a tough loss to Wilkes Central.Ashe 9, Starmount 0 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST 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 Lady Huskies top Starmount, 6-1 The Lady Huskies kept its dominant conference performances going last Thursday with a 6-1 victory over Starmount. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST 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 Elkin tosses one-hitter against Ashe Will Altemueller was simply dominant on the mound for his Elkin squad, allowing just one Ashe hit and striking out 12 Husky hitters on the way to a 9-2 victory. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Repairing election process, a debate worth watching I don't blame Thom Tillis for refusing to attend one of the three televised GOP Senate primary debates. The only mystery is why he (or any candidate) is bothering with any of them. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Geno’s 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