Jefferson Post- RSS Feed http://jeffersonpost.com/ http://jeffersonpost.com/ Sat, 28 Feb 2015 10:01:07 EST 1800 House Speaker Tim Moore to speak at Ashe GOP convention http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/152106891/House-Speaker-Tim-Moore-to-speak-at-Ashe-GOP-convention ASHE COUNTY — North Carolina House Speaker Tim Moore will be the keynote speaker for the 2015 Ashe County Republican Party Convention. The convention is scheduled for Saturday, March 7 at the Ashe County Courthouse. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 08:00:22 EST Extreme ice flow forces bridge, road closure http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/152103059/Extreme-ice-flow-forces-bridge-road-closure CRUMPLER — Significant ice flow on the north fork of the New River has forced the closure of a low lying bridge and part of a road in Crumpler. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 21:25:22 EST New River Chapter MOAA changes regular meeting venue http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/152090949/New-River-Chapter-MOAA-changes-regular-meeting-venue WEST JEFFERSON — Retired United States Navy Capt. Doug Ehrhardt, president of the New River Chapter, Military Officers Association of America, is pictured (right) presenting West Jefferson Coffee House owner Julie Bethel-McGunegle (left) with a... Fri, 27 Feb 2015 12:25:22 EST You Decide: Should we borrow for roads and buildings? http://jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion/152089002/You-Decide:-Should-we-borrow-for-roads-and-buildings “Debt” has acquired the status of a bad four-letter word. We worry about public debt, especially the $18 trillion national debt. We also worry about our private debt, realizing, for example, that large household debt was one of the factors... Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:25:21 EST NC Senate approves bill to exempt magistrates from marriages http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/152064364/NC-Senate-approves-bill-to-exempt-magistrates-from-marriages RALEIGH (TNS) — The N.C. Senate voted 32-16 Wednesday to allow magistrates and register of deeds staffers to recuse themselves from wedding duties if they oppose same-sex marriages. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 08:40:21 EST Ashe County Schools closed Friday, Feb. 27 http://jeffersonpost.com/news/breaking_news-home_top-news/152077012/Ashe-County-Schools-closed-Friday-Feb.-27 Ashe County Schools will be closed for students Friday, Feb. 27. It is an optional teacher workday.There will not be school on Saturday. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 16:10:21 EST Caregiver foundation planning legal issues forum and luncheon http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/152053932/Caregiver-foundation-planning-legal-issues-forum-and-luncheon Individuals who are caring for loved ones at home will have an opportunity to learn more about issues and services that may be helpful to them.The High Country Caregiver Foundation is planning two special events for caregivers. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 13:45:21 EST Senate leaders push to legalize discrimination http://jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion/152063237/Senate-leaders-push-to-legalize-discrimination This was a remarkable week indeed at the General Assembly. It is now clear that legislation supported by Senate leaders would allow public employees to refuse to provide state services based on race. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 08:25:21 EST Another winter storm hits Ashe http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/152065581/Another-winter-storm-hits-Ashe ASHE COUNTY — A winter storm brought heavy, wet snow to Ashe County Wednesday evening through early Thursday morning. It was the second such storm this week. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 08:20:22 EST WCC postpones Region 7 SkillsUSA Conference and Career Showcase http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/152061905/WCC-postpones-Region-7-SkillsUSA-Conference-and-Career-Showcase WILKESBORO — Wilkes Community College has postponed the Region 7 SkillsUSA Conference and Career Showcase due to inclement weather this week. The event, originally scheduled for Friday, will take place on March 16 from 7:30 a.m. until 4... Wed, 25 Feb 2015 19:55:22 EST Prepared for tonight’s snow storm http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/152055697/Prepared-for-tonights-snow-storm LENOIR — Winter storm warnings calling for three to eight inches of snow tonight across the service area of Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation has cooperative employees on high alert and preparing to respond quickly should power outages... Wed, 25 Feb 2015 15:55:26 EST The ’57 Chevy: two stories about the same car http://jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion/151997583/The-57-Chevy:-two-stories-about-the-same-car What is it about a 1957 Chevrolet?Like The New York Times offering on its store page a “1957 Bel Air 50th Anniversary Edition $99.95. Numbered, limited edition of 1,957.” Wed, 25 Feb 2015 11:55:23 EST Nominations open for 2015 Volunteer of the Year awards http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/152046681/Nominations-open-for-2015-Volunteer-of-the-Year-awards ASHE COUNTY — The Ashe County Board of Commissioners will present the 30th annual Volunteer of the Year awards ceremony to honor outstanding volunteers and organizations in the county on Thursday, April 16. The reception and award ceremony will... Wed, 25 Feb 2015 11:35:24 EST Tennis season starts for former Husky http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-sports/152033011/Tennis-season-starts-for-former-Husky BRISTOL, Tenn. — King University sophomore and former Ashe County tennis standout Haley Maloney started her second season as part of the Tornado tennis program. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 10:25:23 EST Ashe Shriners: Number 1 in fundraising yet again http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/152022943/Ashe-Shriners:-Number-1-in-fundraising-yet-again JEFFERSON — For the second year in a row, the Ashe Shrine Club (ASC) has been recognized for being the leader in fundraising for all Oasis Shrine Clubs and International Temples in their respective Oasis Temple jurisdiction. Tue, 24 Feb 2015 16:00:21 EST N.C. Wildlife Commission news and notes http://jeffersonpost.com/news/sports/152013081/N.C.-Wildlife-Commission-news-and-notes District youth hunter skills tournaments schedule announced Tue, 24 Feb 2015 14:30:25 EST Closings and cancellations for Tuesday, Feb. 24 http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/152018764/Closings-and-cancellations-for-Tuesday-Feb.-24 The following is a list of closings and cancellations in Ashe County for Tuesday, Feb. 24:Closings4-H full day programAshe County Public Library Tue, 24 Feb 2015 14:30:23 EST A martyr to applause http://jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion/151996893/A-martyr-to-applause If the recent review of campus-based centers by the University of North Carolina Board of Governors was all an elaborate ruse to silence a critic of Republicans, it would probably qualify as the most improbable, elaborate and ineffective conspiracy in... Tue, 24 Feb 2015 11:05:21 EST Appalachia report cites progress, challenges after 50 years http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/151998185/Appalachia-report-cites-progress-challenges-after-50-years The agency created five decades ago to fight poverty in Appalachia has helped county economies grow with nearly $4 billion in spending, but the region still lags in key measures of educational, economic and physical well-being, according to a new... Tue, 24 Feb 2015 09:05:21 EST Lightning compete in Wilkes http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-sports/151998451/Lightning-compete-in-Wilkes Submitted photo | Jefferson Post - The fourth grade Ashe Lightning team went 3-0 at a recent round robin tournament in Wilkes County. The Lightning defeated the King Cats, Team Equip from Watauga and the Caldwell Legends. Front row: Jackson Keith,... Mon, 23 Feb 2015 18:20:22 EST