Jefferson Post- RSS Feed http://jeffersonpost.com/ http://jeffersonpost.com/ Mon, 26 Jan 2015 03:42:05 EST 1800 ACHBA names officers, board members http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/151488733/ACHBA-names-officers-board-members ASHE COUNTY — The Ashe County Home Builders Association announced the appointment of 2015 officers at a banquet held Jan. 16. Sun, 25 Jan 2015 16:00:21 EST Huskies drop two MVAC matches http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-sports/151466598/Huskies-drop-two-MVAC-matches SPARTA — The regular season is rapidly coming to a close for the Ashe County wrestling team. Ashe took on West Wilkes and Alleghany last week, dropping both matches.West Wilkes 52, Ashe 25 Sun, 25 Jan 2015 14:45:21 EST Real estate activity in 2014 hits six-year high http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/151484985/Real-estate-activity-in-2014-hits-six-year-high BOONE — 2014 was a great year to buy into the High Country real estate market. Interest rates were low, inventory was strong and prices attracted attention. Sun, 25 Jan 2015 14:10:22 EST Why Republicans aren’t too worried about $200 million http://jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion/151446363/Why-Republicans-arent-too-worried-about-$200-million For many of us, being just a few thousand dollars in the hole at any given time would be cause for concern. Sun, 25 Jan 2015 07:00:22 EST WCC therapeutic massage program offers clinic to the public http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/151390222/WCC-therapeutic-massage-program-offers-clinic-to-the-public WILKESBORO – The Wilkes Community College Therapeutic Massage program is offering student clinics to the public in Hayes Hall Room 416. The clinic days will be on Fridays and by appointment only through April 17. Appointments begin at 9:30 a.m. Sat, 24 Jan 2015 22:45:23 EST ASU names new university registrar http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/151390309/ASU-names-new-university-registrar BOONE — Debbie Race of Asheville has been named university registrar at Appalachian State University. Sat, 24 Jan 2015 08:00:21 EST McCrory’s staggering start to another year http://jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion/151446055/McCrorys-staggering-start-to-another-year Last Friday was supposed to be a moment for Governor Pat McCrory to shine, to stand in front of the UNC Board of Governors and unveil another part of his strategy to create jobs, to keep what he calls the Carolina Comeback in the... Sat, 24 Jan 2015 07:00:21 EST Golden LEAF Scholarship winners announced http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/151446947/Golden-LEAF-Scholarship-winners-announced WILKESBORO – Wilkes Community College is pleased to announce that 29 students – 23 curriculum and six continuing education – received Golden LEAF Scholarships during the Fall 2014 semester. The Golden LEAF Scholarship program,... Fri, 23 Jan 2015 22:00:21 EST Touchtone Energy Sports Camp scholarships available for middle school students http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-sports/151399503/Touchtone-Energy-Sports-Camp-scholarships-available-for-middle-school-students LENOIR – Calling all basketball fans! Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation is offering middle school students the chance to win a full scholarship to summer basketball camp. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 15:15:22 EST Gary Poe Radio Show at the Ashe Civic Center http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/151426201/Gary-Poe-Radio-Show-at-the-Ashe-Civic-Center WEST JEFFERSON — The Ashe Civic Center will play host to the Oldtime Music and Bluegrass show with Gary Poe this Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 10:45:21 EST Making the guarantee of Roe v. Wade a reality for all http://jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion/151446607/Making-the-guarantee-of-Roe-v.-Wade-a-reality-for-all Thursday, Jan. 22 was the 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the historic U.S. Supreme Court decision in which the Court established that the constitutional right to privacy encompasses the right to choose whether to end a pregnancy. Each year around... Fri, 23 Jan 2015 08:00:22 EST Upcoming events at ASU http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/151389876/Upcoming-events-at-ASU Momentum Dance Showcase to be presented Jan. 23 and 24 Fri, 23 Jan 2015 07:00:21 EST Ashe County wreck report http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/151428211/Ashe-County-wreck-report ASHE COUNTY — The following accidents that occurred between Jan. 4 and Jan. 10 were reported by the N.C. Highway Patrol and are considered public record.Jan. 5Fleetwood Thu, 22 Jan 2015 16:45:21 EST NCDOT prepares for possible winter weather in Ashe, northwestern NC http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/151444009/NCDOT-prepares-for-possible-winter-weather-in-Ashe-northwestern-NC SHELBY — Department of Transportation crews are working hard to keep roads safe for motorists in advance of another storm system that could bring snow, sleet and rain to the region. Thu, 22 Jan 2015 13:10:24 EST Ralph James Martin named CEO of Civitas Media http://jeffersonpost.com/news/news/151426780/Ralph-James-Martin-named-CEO-of-Civitas-Media DAVIDSON — Civitas Media, a publisher of more than 100 community newspapers in 12 states, including the Jefferson Post, announced Tuesday, Jan. 20 the appointment of Ralph James Martin as Chief Executive Officer. Martin was recruited by Versa... Thu, 22 Jan 2015 10:30:21 EST Johnson wins National Leadership Award for Communication Innovation http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/151182413/Johnson-wins-National-Leadership-Award-for-Communication-Innovation Doug Johnson, chief executive officer of Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation, was awarded the 2015 J.C. Brown CEO Communication Leadership Award through the electric cooperative industry's Spotlight on Excellence Awards... Thu, 22 Jan 2015 09:45:21 EST Huskies sweep Blackhawks http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-sports/151421705/Huskies-sweep-Blackhawks WEST JEFFERSON — Both varsity squads ended the first half of conference play with victories over West Wilkes on Tuesday.Lady Huskies 49, West Wilkes 40 Thu, 22 Jan 2015 08:00:21 EST How do we pay for infrastructure? http://jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion/151396197/How-do-we-pay-for-infrastructure My wife recently bought a new car. Well, not exactly “new new,” but “newly used.” Some experts say this is the best way to purchase vehicles, because you get an almost-new car without paying for the excessive depreciation that... Thu, 22 Jan 2015 07:00:22 EST Oak Hill improves to 27-1 http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-sports/151420033/Oak-Hill-improves-to-27-1 SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — The Oak Hill Warriors have rebounded nicely from its only loss of the season, winning the Bass Pro Shop Tournament of Champions this past weekend in Missouri and taking down 11th ranked Villa Angela-St. Josephs in... Wed, 21 Jan 2015 22:15:21 EST Foxx responds to State of the Union address http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/151433078/Foxx-responds-to-State-of-the-Union-address WASHINGTON – Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., issued the following response regarding President Obama's State of the Union address on Tuesday evening, Jan. 20: Wed, 21 Jan 2015 19:25:21 EST