Jefferson Post- RSS Feed http://jeffersonpost.com/ http://jeffersonpost.com/ Sun, 26 Oct 2014 04:40:52 EST 1800 Two more reminders of the damage to public education http://jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion/150276110/Two-more-reminders-of-the-damage-to-public-education You have to give folks on the Right credit for one thing this election season. They are going all out to mislead people in North Carolina about the damage done to public education by the General Assembly in the last four years. And they are not... Sat, 25 Oct 2014 07:01:06 EST Huskies blank Blackhawks, 5-0 http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-sports/150293200/Huskies-blank-Blackhawks-5-0 WEST JEFFERSON – Cesar Ruiz netted his 100th career goal to help the Ashe County Huskies continue its terrific season with a 5-0 win over West Wilkes in the regular season finale. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:01:05 EST Local basketball team competes at N.C. Senior Games http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-sports/150291617/Local-basketball-team-competes-at-N.C.-Senior-Games GREENVILLE - This year a basketball team from Ashe County made it to the semifinals of the North Carolina Senior Games held on the campus of East Carolina University in Greenville on Oct. 17 and 18. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:01:07 EST Job partnership off to a strong start http://jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion/150231478/Job-partnership-off-to-a-strong-start The state's new, private job-recruiting and marketing agency appears to be starting off on the right foot when it comes to transparency. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 07:01:12 EST Early voting begins in Ashe County http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/150268162/Early-voting-begins-in-Ashe-County Early voting is currently underway in Ashe County.One-stop absentee voting began Thursday, Oct. 23 at the Ashe County Courthouse and will continue through Saturday, Nov. 1. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:48:12 EST Changes won’t decide election http://jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion/150231755/Changes-wont-decide-election The U.S. Supreme Court has lifted the block on North Carolina's election-law changes for the 2014 campaign. It was a dramatic end to months of dire warnings, raucous debate, and courtroom machinations. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:01:06 EST Three-peat http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-sports/150236284/Three-peat MORAVIAN FALLS – A dramatic comeback by the Ashe County Huskies clinched a third straight Mountain Valley Conference Championship on Tuesday at Wilkes Central. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:00:10 EST Callie Grubb named ACS Principal of the Year for 2014-15 http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/150264840/Callie-Grubb-named-ACS-Principal-of-the-Year-for-2014-15 Blue Ridge Elementary Principal Callie Grubb has been named Ashe County Schools Principal of the Year for 2014-15. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 07:06:11 EST Voters should do their homework before heading to the polls http://jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion/150231889/Voters-should-do-their-homework-before-heading-to-the-polls Not everyone likes to eat their vegetables. Certainly as kids it's rarely fun, but even as we get older there are plenty of us who would be happy to never see a butterbean or broccoli ever again. But that doesn't mean they aren't... Thu, 23 Oct 2014 07:01:05 EST Early reviews for NASCAR Chase format http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-sports/150197561/Early-reviews-for-NASCAR-Chase-format NASCAR's popularity has taken a hit over the last few years. Empty seats can be seen at tracks where there used to be a waiting list for tickets (Bristol, Richmond to name two of those). NASCAR has even struggled to sellout the seats for the... Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:46:07 EST 40-plus arrested in Ashe County meth sting http://jeffersonpost.com/news/breaking_news-home_top-news/150261397/40-plus-arrested-in-Ashe-County-meth-sting JEFFERSON — The Ashe County Sheriff's Office, in partnership with the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, conducted what Sheriff James Williams termed “the largest drug roundup in Ashe County history” on Wednesday,... Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:21:05 EST Hardin qualifies for state golf tourney http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-sports/150258607/Hardin-qualifies-for-state-golf-tourney MOUNT AIRY – Sophomore golfer Sarah Hardin has qualified for the 1A/2A NCHSAA State Golf Championship next week in Pinehurst. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:30:08 EST Questions about Islamic academies raise more red flags about vouchers http://jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion/150196942/Questions-about-Islamic-academies-raise-more-red-flags-about-vouchers The more details you hear about the state's startlingly unaccountable private school voucher scheme and the questionable schools now receiving taxpayer money, the more troubling it all seems. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 07:00:08 EST Ashe County wreck report http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/150218060/Ashe-County-wreck-report The following accidents that occurred between Oct. 5 and Oct. 11 were reported by the N.C. Highway Patrol and are considered public record.Oct. 5Highway 221 Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:01:05 EST North Carolina’s three-legged stool http://jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion/150207244/North-Carolinas-three-legged-stool Time was political candidates didn't spend all their money and energies telling us what a contemptuous scoundrel their opponent was. Instead, they shared their vision for how we could be better and how they proposed to make it so. I know it is a... Tue, 21 Oct 2014 07:01:08 EST County agrees to settle lawsuit over landfill expansion http://jeffersonpost.com/news/breaking_news-home_top-news/150229422/County-agrees-to-settle-lawsuit-over-landfill-expansion JEFFERSON — Ashe County has agreed to the terms of a settlement regarding a pending lawsuit with Mooresville-based Hunter Construction Group, Inc. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:28:07 EST New wildlife t-shirts debut at state fair http://jeffersonpost.com/news/sports/150236122/New-wildlife-t-shirts-debut-at-state-fair For the third year in a row, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has partnered with Neuse Sport Shop to create a wildlife diversity t-shirt that will debut at the agency's State Fair exhibit in Raleigh, Oct. 16-26. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:01:14 EST Commissioners updated on new ambulance service http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/150228035/Commissioners-updated-on-new-ambulance-service JEFFERSON — Almost four months have passed since Ashe Medics became the county's ambulance service provider and judging from Director Craig Sullivan's presentation to the Ashe County Board of Commissioners and board members... Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:22:08 EST Tugfest scheduled for this weekend http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/150207472/Tugfest-scheduled-for-this-weekend Live music, games and food are just a few of the offerings that will be available at the first annual Tugfest, which is scheduled to take place from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 25 at Ashe Services for Aging in West Jefferson. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:19:08 EST NOAA: Warm winter likely for western U.S.; South may see colder weather http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/150207752/NOAA:-Warm-winter-likely-for-western-U.S.;-South-may-see-colder-weather Below average temperatures are favored in parts of the south-central and southeastern United States, while above-average temperatures are most likely in the western U.S., Alaska, Hawaii and New England, according to the U.S. Winter Outlook, issued... Mon, 20 Oct 2014 08:01:10 EST