Jefferson Post- RSS Feed http://jeffersonpost.com/ http://jeffersonpost.com/ Wed, 4 Mar 2015 21:29:19 EST 1800 Ashe Sheriff’s Office assists in Jonesville drug, weapons bust http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/152185918/Ashe-Sheriffs-Office-assists-in-Jonesville-drug-weapons-bust JONESVILLE — Last Thursday, Feb. 26, the Yadkin County Sheriff's Office arrested a suspect on multiple drug and weapons violations. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 18:20:22 EST Perfection: 45-0 http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-sports/152166100/Perfection:-45-0 MOUTH OF WILSON, Va. — Even after 30 years of stellar basketball at Oak Hill Academy, this season will go down in the record books as the best regular season in school history. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 17:30:21 EST Sharing Center rolls out mobile food pantry http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/152177000/Sharing-Center-rolls-out-mobile-food-pantry WEST JEFFERSON — The Ashe County Sharing Center is going mobile - literally. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 16:00:22 EST Jefferson Avenue in West Jefferson named ‘Great Main Street’ http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/152171497/Jefferson-Avenue-in-West-Jefferson-named-Great-Main-Street WEST JEFFERSON – Anyone who has enjoyed the classic charm of a Main Street knows intuitively when it's a “great” place to be. It's often the “heart of the downtown” and the place where people go to gather and... Wed, 4 Mar 2015 11:30:22 EST Lees-McRae hoops season ends in conference tourney http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-sports/152156270/Lees-McRae-hoops-season-ends-in-conference-tourney MISENHEIMER, N.C. — The best season in Lees-McRae history came to an end on Saturday in the quarterfinals of the Conference Carolinas Tournament. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 11:05:21 EST Finding tax help you can trust http://jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion/152093763/Finding-tax-help-you-can-trust Tax time can be stressful, especially if the person you turn to for help with your taxes doesn't do the job you expected. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 10:45:24 EST Lansing native a semifinalist in Arizona state geography bee http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/152170421/Lansing-native-a-semifinalist-in-Arizona-state-geography-bee MESA, Ariz. — An Ashe County native and former Mountain View Elementary student is a semifinalist in Arizona's National Geographic State Geography Bee. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 10:35:21 EST Former Ashe County mill added to National Register of Historic Places http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/152131277/Former-Ashe-County-mill-added-to-National-Register-of-Historic-Places CRUMPLER — A special designation, 31 years in the making, has finally been awarded to the Wooten-Cockerham Mill complex in Crumpler. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 19:40:23 EST ACHS winter athletes honored http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-sports/152150693/ACHS-winter-athletes-honored WEST JEFFERSON – Ashe County High School held its annual Winter Sports Awards program in the school auditorium on Monday. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 14:40:23 EST Making a federal case of it http://jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion/152124664/Making-a-federal-case-of-it RALEIGH — The obvious problem with the cause often identified as “states' rights” is that it has sometimes been used to defend odious practices such as slavery and segregation. There's an even more basic problem, however,... Tue, 3 Mar 2015 13:45:23 EST Mountaineers finalize 2015 football schedule http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-sports/152147292/Mountaineers-finalize-2015-football-schedule BOONE — Appalachian State University will open the 2015 football season at home against Howard University on Sept. 5. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 11:05:21 EST NC governor offers public education hints in budget proposal http://jeffersonpost.com/news/news/152144541/NC-governor-offers-public-education-hints-in-budget-proposal CHARLOTTE (AP) — Gov. Pat McCrory says his two-year budget proposal for legislators would give North Carolina public school administrators more flexibility to offer raises to experienced teachers and to pay for textbooks or computers for... Tue, 3 Mar 2015 08:45:21 EST Ashe Arts Council sponsors Jeff Little and Friends concert http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/152092405/Ashe-Arts-Council-sponsors-Jeff-Little-and-Friends-concert WEST JEFFERSON — The Ashe County Arts Council will sponsor Jeff Little and Friends at the Ashe Civic Center at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 7. The “Piano Man from the Blue Ridge” will perform an eclectic repertoire of music along with... Mon, 2 Mar 2015 18:05:21 EST Ask the Master Gardener http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/152091234/Ask-the-Master-Gardener The first group of Ashe County Master Gardener students, under the guidance of Travis Birdsell, Extension Agent, Agriculture, graduated in the fall of last year. Mon, 2 Mar 2015 11:55:21 EST Nancy Roten retires from USPS after 28 years http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/152097212/Nancy-Roten-retires-from-USPS-after-28-years LANSING — Nancy Roten (center) retired from her job with the United States Postal Service (USPS) Saturday, Feb. 28. Roten worked for the USPS 28 years. Mon, 2 Mar 2015 09:00:22 EST It’s all about the Nichol, not the dollar http://jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion/152094652/Its-all-about-the-Nichol-not-the-dollar You've heard the spin the media, the progressives and the professors have put on the closing of the UNC Center on Poverty, Work and Opportunity, but let's step back and look at what this is and isn't about. Mon, 2 Mar 2015 08:25:22 EST Mountaineers snap losing skid http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-sports/152114001/Mountaineers-snap-losing-skid BOONE — Appalachian State snapped a five-game losing skid with an impressive 66-43 win over Louisiana-Monroe. Sun, 1 Mar 2015 22:00:21 EST Warriors one win away from perfection http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-sports/152097390/Warriors-one-win-away-from-perfection MOUTH OF WILSON, Va. — Oak Hill Academy is just one win away from a perfect regular season and an invite to the DICKS'S Sporting Goods High School National Tournament in New York City. Sun, 1 Mar 2015 19:45:21 EST ASU professor discovers new aetosaur species in NC http://jeffersonpost.com/news/news/152096937/ASU-professor-discovers-new-aetosaur-species-in-NC BOONE — Some 230 million years ago, a distant relative of the crocodile called an aetosaur roamed prehistoric Earth. Aetosaurs were about three to 15 feet long and covered head to toe with bony plates that served as a type of... Sun, 1 Mar 2015 17:15:21 EST Moravian Music on the Mountain set for March 6-8 http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/152115779/Moravian-Music-on-the-Mountain-set-for-March-6-8 LAUREL SPRINGS — The Moravian Music Foundation, along with Laurel Ridge Camp, Conference and Retreat Center, will sponsor the fifth annual Moravian Music on the Mountain the weekend of March 6-8. The weekend offers participants an opportunity to... Sun, 1 Mar 2015 16:30:21 EST