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Sheriff provides update on several meth cases

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On the heels of an early morning meth lab bust in Warrensville on Wednesday, Oct. 15, Ashe County Sheriff James Williams updated the media on several other cases involving methamphetamine, which were reported in the Jefferson Post over the past several months.Last Wednesday, Samuel Omar Hunt, 46, of Warrensville, was arrested and charged with manufacturing methamphetamine and possession of meth precursor chemicals. His next court appearance on those charges is scheduled for Oct. 30.Anthony Lee Day Anthony Lee Day, 38, of Crumpler, was taken into custody without incident in Myrtle Beach, S.C. on Sept. 22, 2014.Day was wanted by the Ashe County Sheriff’s Office on felony drug and weapons charges.

 

Libby’s encourages women to have their mammograms done

How many people does it take to make a difference? ONE.ONE hope will raise our spirits. ONE touch can show you care. ONE heart can know what’s true. ONE life can make a difference.What will you do this year to help bring an end to breast cancer?It takes doing something personal to make a big difference and save lives. Have your annual mammogram done. Do it for those who love you.In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month LibbyR...

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Ashe rolls over East Wilkes, 48-14

WEST JEFFERSON – Connor Bowers tossed four touchdown passes and the Huskies added three more scores on the ground to remain undefeated, topping East Wilkes 48-14.Ashe out-gained East Wilkes 340 to 204 and did most of its damage in the first half of Friday night’s Homecoming game.It took the Huskies just three plays and 39 seconds to score on its first drive. Sophomore running back Skye Sullivan powered ahead for a 16-yard touchdown. Kendall Richardson’s...

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Museum’s annual meeting is Tuesday, Oct. 21 in WJ

The annual meeting of the Museum of Ashe County History will take place beginning at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 21 in Hensley Hall at West Jefferson United Methodist Church.Admission is free and the public is encouraged to attend.Jeff Futch, Western Regional Supervisor of the North Carolina Department of Archives and History, is this year’s special guest. He will be on hand to discuss the many resources available through the Western Office as well as Museums in Partne...

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We simply must do better

Officials from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction will present an alarming report on the educational performance of students with disabilities at today’s State Board of Education meeting that calls into question the quality of education the state’s most vulnerable children receive.Only 9.9% of high school students with disabilities scored proficient on the state’s end-of-grade math assessments during the 2012-13 school year – compared to 45%...

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ACHS Homecoming Queen crowned

Nathan Ham | Jefferson Post - Maggie Witherspoon (right) was named the 2014 Ashe County High School Homecoming Queen on Friday night. She was presented her crown, flowers and sash by last year’s queen, Hailey Richardson.

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Huskies top Cardinals, 9-0

WEST JEFFERSON – The Huskies continued the charge to an undefeated Mountain Valley Athletic Conference season and most assuredly a high seed in the 2A state playoffs with a 9-0 win at home against East Wilkes on Thursday.It was a wet and damp evening in the High Country, but that did not keep the Huskies from overpowering yet another opponent with a mercy rule victory.Miguel Ramos got his first goal of the night in the 11th minute to take a 1-0 lead.Cesa...

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Controlled burn planned in Ashe County

DURHAM – The Nature Conservancy plans a controlled burn at its Bluff Mountain Preserve.Because controlled burns are largely weather-dependent, the burn could occur any time between November and early December when the weather is appropriate.The 85-acre burn will take place near the peak of Bluff Mountain.The goal is to restore high elevation red oak trees.Young oak trees aren’t growing well at Bluff Mountain. That’s a problem, beca...

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High Country home energy contest underway

BOONE - Area residents are invited to enter the “High Country Home Energy Makeover Contest” to win a grand prize of at least $3,000 in home energy improvements designed to save money on their monthly electric bills for years to come.Two runners-up will each win up to $1,000 of energy efficiency improvements on their homes.The contest was officially launched last week by Appalachian Voices, a Boone-based nonprofit conservation organization whose mission is to ...

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Elkin sweeps cross country championships

WEST JEFFERSON — The Elkin men and women accomplished the first goal they set before the start of summer by capturing their respective cross county titles at the Mountain Valley Athletic Conference meet at Ashe County High School Wednesday.On a slippery, soggy course, the Elks edged West Wilkes 52-58 on the men’s side and 56-59 on the women’s side.There was suspense and surprise on the men’s side as West Wilkes was first thought to have won. Rylan...

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Court ruling on election law reignites a timely debate

The decision by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to suspend two key parts of the sweeping voter suppression law passed by the 2013 General Assembly may not hold given the leanings of the U.S. Supreme Court, but it does put the issue of voting rights back in the news less than five weeks before the election.In an opinion written by Judge James Wynn from North Carolina, the appeals court partially reversed a lower court ruling this summer and the decision means that for now the ...

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Ashe County wins MVAC Tournament

The first step in postseason success started on a high note for the women’s golf team, winning the Mountain Valley Conference Tournament and sweeping the top two MVAC season awards.Ashe finished with a team score of 146 on its home course at Mountain Aire to beat East Wilkes by 24 shots. Alleghany placed third with a team score of 172. Elkin took fourth, shooting 174, Wilkes Central was fifth with a total of 175 and North Wilkes finished sixth, shooting 179.Sarah H...

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Banner Elk native serves aboard USS John S. McCain

A 2006 Avery County High School graduate and Banner Elk, N.C. native is serving aboard USS John S. McCain (DDG 56), living and working at a Navy base in Japan.Lt. j.g. Blaine Shipley is an anti-submarine warfare officer serving aboard the ship operating out of Japan. Often called “the tip of the spear,”Yokosuka is located approximately 35 miles south of Tokyo and accommodates our nation’s furthest forward deployed naval forces.An Arleigh Burke-class des...

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Volleyball season comes to an end

Five seniors were honored during Ashe’s final game of the season on Tuesday at home against West Wilkes.Alexis Parks, Abby Lopp, Mckenzie Black, Savannah Poe and Cierra Sawyer bid farewell to the Lady Husky volleyball program.As for the game, West Wilkes came away with a three sets to one victory to put an end to Ashe’s season.West Wilkes took the first set, 25-22 and followed that up with a 25-17 win in the second set. Ashe battled back to score a...

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Good news on taxes

Except when complaining that North Carolina isn’t giving enough targeted tax incentives to Hollywood studios, solar-panel manufacturers, and commercial real-estate developers, liberals contend that cutting taxes on business has no effect on business starts, corporate relocation, or job creation.They are mistaken. Fortunately for North Carolina’s economy, lawmakers are properly ignoring their mistaken views.

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Same-sex marriage licenses issued in Ashe

Two same-sex couples were issued marriage licenses at the Ashe County Courthouse on Monday, Oct. 13, three days after a U.S. District Court judge in Asheville struck down North Carolina’s constitutional amendment prohibiting same-sex marriage.“We had two (couples) who came in on Monday,” Register of Deeds Deaett Roten said late Wednesday morning. “That’s all we’ve had so far.”Judge Max Cogburn’s ruling came down five days a...

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Meth lab bust in Warrensville

Ashe County Sheriff’s deputies, along with agents from the State Bureau of Investigation’s narcotics unit, arrested a Warrensville man early Wednesday morning and charged him with manufacturing methamphetamine and possession of meth-making chemicals.Samuel Omar Hunt, 46, of 536 JC Norton Road in Warrensville was arrested at his home without incident after midnight on Wednesday, Oct. 15.According to Sheriff James Williams, a meth lab and meth-making precursor ...

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Local sports briefs

Wee Wolves BasketballRegistration is coming very soon for kindergarten, first and second grade boys and girls that want to take part in the Wee Wolves Basketball season.Registration is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 26 at 1:30 p.m. at Westwood Elementary School.If you have any questions or would like more information, call Kevin Miller or Dustin Farmer at 336-877-2921.Ashe Youth BasketballSign-ups are also un...

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