Jefferson Post- RSS NEWS Feed http://jeffersonpost.com/section/NEWS http://jeffersonpost.com/section/NEWS Wed, 27 May 2015 08:56:41 EST 1800 Attention ACHS Seniors, Class of ‘15 http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/153726734/Attention-ACHS-Seniors-Class-of-15 It's that time of year again for all graduating Ashe County High School seniors to receive the recognition they deserve. Tue, 26 May 2015 15:45:22 EST Cast of the Little Theatre’s ‘The Wiz’ announced http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/153691191/Cast-of-the-Little-Theatres-The-Wiz-announced WEST JEFFERSON — The Ashe County Little Theatre announces their June production 'The Wiz' at the Ashe Civic Center June 25-29. Tickets went on sale May 25 at the Ashe Arts Center and can also be purchased by calling 336-846-2787. Tue, 26 May 2015 13:15:21 EST Parkway tourism creates $863 million in economic benefits http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/153690130/Parkway-tourism-creates-$863-million-in-economic-benefits ASHEVILLE — As the summer season officially started this past weekend, visitation to the Blue Ridge Parkway in 2015 is already up over 11 percent from last year. Mon, 25 May 2015 18:20:22 EST Honoring the fallen http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/153690687/Honoring-the-fallen CRUMPLER — Many citizens of Ashe County took time to honor, reflect upon and remember the selfless service of those brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice to protect our way of living here at home at Ashelawn Memorial Gardens on... Mon, 25 May 2015 18:05:21 EST Ashe Chamber holds annual luncheon http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/153635976/Ashe-Chamber-holds-annual-luncheon WEST JEFFERSON —Business and community leaders gathered at the 2015 Ashe County Chamber of Commerce's Annual Meeting and Luncheon for the announcement of the board's new chairman. Sun, 24 May 2015 20:15:21 EST A taste and glimpse of Buffalo Tavern http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/153637305/A-taste-and-glimpse-of-Buffalo-Tavern WEST JEFFERSON —Innkeeper Brian “Doc” Adams recently hosted members of the Jefferson Post staff for lunch at the historic Buffalo Tavern Bed and Breakfast on Tuesday, May 19. Sun, 24 May 2015 14:30:21 EST Tax increase proposed for Ashe property owners http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/153588320/Tax-increase-proposed-for-Ashe-property-owners JEFFERSON — Taxes for Ashe County property owners will increase if the board of commissioners approve the proposed County Budget for 2015-16. Sat, 23 May 2015 21:20:22 EST Out of control brush fire contained in Laurel Springs http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/153673476/Out-of-control-brush-fire-contained-in-Laurel-Springs LAUREL SPRINGS — A routine brush fire grew out of control and came close to causing damage to a structure Friday afternoon, May 22 in Laurel Springs. The fire occurred near a residence located on Gaither Poe Road. Fri, 22 May 2015 20:15:21 EST FROM THE ARCHIVES: ‘Republicans keep 3-2 edge’ http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/153618551/FROM-THE-ARCHIVES:-Republicans-keep-3-2-edge Democrat incumbents Richard Lemly and Tom Neaves, and Republican Virginia Johnson were the big winners in the Ashe County Board of Commissioners race on election night, Tuesday, Nov. 4, 1986, according to an article in the Thursday, Nov. 6, 1986... Sat, 23 May 2015 17:55:21 EST Ashe County wreck report http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/153622743/Ashe-County-wreck-report ASHE COUNTY — The following accidents that occurred between May 3 and May 9 were reported by the North Carolina Highway Patrol and are considered public record.May 3Phillips Gap Road Sat, 23 May 2015 15:30:22 EST Ashe withdraws from eminent domain bill http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/153606009/Ashe-withdraws-from-eminent-domain-bill JEFFERSON — The Ashe County Board of Commissioners voted 3-2 to remove Ashe County from House Bill 875 during their regular meeting on Monday, May 18. Sat, 23 May 2015 15:25:21 EST ‘Night of the Spoken Word’ at the Ashe Arts Center http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/153621032/Night-of-the-Spoken-Word-at-the-Ashe-Arts-Center WEST JEFFERSON — “Night of the Spoken Word” will be presented at the Ashe Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 23. Fri, 22 May 2015 16:55:22 EST 4-H after school program celebrates National Bike to School Day http://jeffersonpost.com/news/news/153615867/4-H-after-school-program-celebrates-National-Bike-to-School-Day Schools and communities across the nation celebrated Bike to School Day as part of National Bike Safety Month on May 6. Fri, 22 May 2015 16:55:21 EST County crime report http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/153610855/County-crime-report ASHE COUNTY — The following individuals were arrested and booked in the Ashe County Detention Center between Wednesday, May 13 and Tuesday, May 19. The information is provided by the Ashe County Sheriff's Office and is public... Fri, 22 May 2015 16:50:22 EST Additional $2,500 for Project Graduation from BOC http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/153592603/Additional-$2500-for-Project-Graduation-from-BOC ASHE COUNTY — The Ashe County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to give an additional $2,500 to Project Graduation at their regular meeting Monday, May 18. Thu, 21 May 2015 19:00:22 EST Gov’s volunteers recognized at luncheon http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/153596981/Govs-volunteers-recognized-at-luncheon JEFFERSON — An awards luncheon was held on May 18 at the Ashe County Cooperative Extension Building to recognize the winners of the Governor's Award. The award is given to four county volunteers who have exhibited outstanding volunteer... Thu, 21 May 2015 13:55:21 EST Christmas in July less than a month and a half away http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/153614790/Christmas-in-July-less-than-a-month-and-a-half-away WEST JEFFERSON — Ashe County's 29th annual Christmas in July Festival will be held the evening of Friday, July 3 and all day Saturday, July 4. This year's annual festival comes on the heels of Ashe County being recognized as the... Wed, 20 May 2015 22:35:21 EST Archery tournament to benefit Hunters Helping Kids http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/153615413/Archery-tournament-to-benefit-Hunters-Helping-Kids WEST JEFFERSON — Archery enthusiasts from Ashe County and beyond are encouraged to showcase their skills for a cause this weekend in West Jefferson. Wed, 20 May 2015 21:55:21 EST Many offerings, changes coming to Mount Jefferson http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/153156148/Many-offerings-changes-coming-to-Mount-Jefferson WEST JEFFERSON — Many upcoming changes, programs and events are coming to Mount Jefferson State Natural Area, and many in Ashe County and beyond may not be aware of all that the park, located in the heart of Ashe County, has to... Tue, 19 May 2015 18:05:21 EST New salon opens in West Jefferson http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/153484802/New-salon-opens-in-West-Jefferson WEST JEFFERSON — A new salon, with an added twist, recently opened in West Jefferson.Hair Cafe, officially opened April 1 at it's location at 750 Beaver Creek School Road. Tue, 19 May 2015 18:00:24 EST