Jefferson Post- RSS Feed http://jeffersonpost.com/ http://jeffersonpost.com/ Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:58:29 EST 1800 Unemployment in Ashe drops slightly in June http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/50115779/Unemployment-in-Ashe-drops-slightly-in-June Ashe County's unemployment rate dropped to 7.4 percent in June 2014, according to data released by the North Carolina Department of Commerce on Wednesday, July 30. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Hospitality House hosts ‘Pig Pickin’ for Ashe County residents http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/50115758/Hospitality-House-hosts-Pig-Pickin-for-Ashe-County-residents BOONE — On Tuesday, July 29, the Hospitality House of Boone hosted a Pig Pickin' and open house for Ashe County residents, providing free meals and tours for the community to learn more about the homeless situation in the High Country... Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Ashe County Schools holds 13th annual golf tournament http://jeffersonpost.com/news/sports/50082666/Ashe-County-Schools-holds-13th-annual-golf-tournament The Ashe County Board of Education's 13th Annual Endowment Fund Golf Tournament was held July 16 with a field of 32 teams participating in a captain's choice round of golf at the beautiful Jefferson Landing Resort. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Ashe County Arts Council hosts 45th Ashe County Bluegrass and Old Time Fiddlers Convention Aug. 1-2 http://jeffersonpost.com/news/local_features-news/50006615/Ashe-County-Arts-Council-hosts-45th-Ashe-County-Bluegrass-and-Old-Time-Fiddlers-Convention-Aug.-1-2 The Ashe County Arts Council is excited to present the 45th annual Ashe County Bluegrass and Old Time Fiddlers Convention. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Taken for a ride http://jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion/50079904/Taken-for-a-ride Critics of a just-passed Senate bill complain that it limits the ability of Wake, Guilford, and Forsyth counties to raise sales taxes to fund proposed rail transit systems in the Triangle and Triad. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST 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