Jefferson Post- RSS Feed http://jeffersonpost.com/ http://jeffersonpost.com/ Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:05:37 EST 1800 WCC’s Chris Robinson recognized by Ashe Chamber http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/152605821/WCCs-Chris-Robinson-recognized-by-Ashe-Chamber During the regularly scheduled board meeting of the Ashe County Chamber of Commerce on March 24, Chris Robinson, associate vice-president of Wilkes Community College, was recognized for 23 years of service with the chamber. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:35:21 EST My trip to Norlina http://jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion/152506696/My-trip-to-Norlina Come on and go to Norlina with me!Before you ask where Norlina is, and why should you want to go there, let me explain. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 09:10:23 EST Ashe County wreck report http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/152514794/Ashe-County-wreck-report The following accidents that occurred between March 8 and March 14 were reported by the N.C. Highway Patrol and are considered public record.March 9Lansing Fri, 27 Mar 2015 09:10:22 EST Top-seeded Wisconsin hangs to beat North Carolina 79-72 http://jeffersonpost.com/news/sports/152596135/Top-seeded-Wisconsin-hangs-to-beat-North-Carolina-79-72 By BETH HARRISAP Sports Writer Thu, 26 Mar 2015 23:30:23 EST Notre Dame races by Wichita State 81-70 for Elite Eight spot http://jeffersonpost.com/news/sports/152596024/Notre-Dame-races-by-Wichita-State-81-70-for-Elite-Eight-spot By WILL GRAVESAP Sports WriterCLEVELAND (AP) — Momentum sagging and Wichita State surging, Mike Brey called time out and offered his Notre Dame players a reminder. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 23:05:22 EST Town of WJ accepts award http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/152574559/Town-of-WJ-accepts-award RALEIGH — Downtown West Jefferson's main drive, Jefferson Avenue, was recently recognized as a “Great Main Street” in the 2015 Great Places in North Carolina awards program, sponsored by the North Carolina Chapter of the... Thu, 26 Mar 2015 19:00:21 EST Unemployment rises in Ashe County http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/152574758/Unemployment-rises-in-Ashe-County According to the North Carolina Department of Commerce, unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) increased in 98 of North Carolina's counties, including Ashe, in January and decreased in two. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 12:15:23 EST Brook Lopez scores 34, Nets hold off Hornets 91-88 http://jeffersonpost.com/news/sports/152578851/Brook-Lopez-scores-34-Nets-hold-off-Hornets-91-88 By STEVE REEDAP Sports WriterCHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Brook Lopez was disappointed when he turned the ball over on an inbounds pass with 3.2 seconds left in the game and the Brooklyn Nets up by three. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 11:20:23 EST Local WWII veteran honored http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/152574487/Local-WWII-veteran-honored Former U.S. Navy Boatswain's Mate Third Class William G. (Bill) Scarpino was recently recognized by the New River Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) for his WWII military service. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 10:40:25 EST Sabotaging the president’s high-stakes diplomacy http://jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion/152558309/Sabotaging-the-presidents-high-stakes-diplomacy I realize many Republicans don't like President Obama, but no other president has been subjected to the indignities he has suffered at the hands of the GOP. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 08:45:22 EST Local sports briefs http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-sports/152551259/Local-sports-briefs ACHS TennisWEST JEFFERSON — Ashe County dropped a home match to Wilkes Central on Tuesday by a 9-0 score. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 15:00:21 EST Soil and Water Conservation Society honors wildlife biologist http://jeffersonpost.com/news/sports/152555915/Soil-and-Water-Conservation-Society-honors-wildlife-biologist RALEIGH —The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission and an agency biologist were honored recently by the Hugh Hammond Bennett Chapter of the Soil and Water Conservation Society for development of state-of-the-art wildlife habitat... Wed, 25 Mar 2015 11:30:21 EST Huskies split two in Wilkes http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-sports/152535968/Huskies-split-two-in-Wilkes WILKESBORO — The varsity baseball team played a pair of road games on Monday and Tuesday that included a blowout win over rival Wilkes Central and a close defeat at the hands of East Wilkes. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 10:00:21 EST Real estate sales brisk in February http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/152539210/Real-estate-sales-brisk-in-February BOONE — A month heavy with snow proved to be among the busiest for local realtors, with February sales hitting an eight-year high for the month.Meanwhile interest rates remain below where they were a year ago. Tue, 24 Mar 2015 15:45:22 EST Ashe battles Surry Central to 1-1 tie http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-sports/152535931/Ashe-battles-Surry-Central-to-1-1-tie WEST JEFFERSON — As the non-conference schedule of games begins to wind down for Ashe County, the Lady Huskies earned a hard-fought 1-1 tie against former conference foe Surry Central. Tue, 24 Mar 2015 15:10:25 EST ‘Bee Aware’ team exhibits at White House Science Fair http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/152537394/Bee-Aware-team-exhibits-at-White-House-Science-Fair WASHINGTON — A group of High Country students was among just 36 teams from across the nation to exhibit their enterprising honeybee project Monday at the White House Science Fair. Tue, 24 Mar 2015 14:55:22 EST A telling admission in the local sales tax debate http://jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion/152535804/A-telling-admission-in-the-local-sales-tax-debate One of the most interesting debates of this General Assembly session is about a proposal by Senate Majority Leader Harry Brown to redistribute local sales tax revenue among counties by increasing the share allocated to rural areas and decreasing how... Tue, 24 Mar 2015 14:05:22 EST Golf season underway http://jeffersonpost.com/news/sports/152530821/Golf-season-underway WILKESBORO — Monday's non-conference golf match at Oakwoods Country Club marked the start of the season for Ashe County. Tue, 24 Mar 2015 11:15:22 EST Bill would allow sales at distilleries http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/152498360/Bill-would-allow-sales-at-distilleries A proposed law in the General Assembly would allow distilleries in North Carolina to sell liquor outside the ABC system, but it's generating stiff opposition from local ABC and government boards. Tue, 24 Mar 2015 12:35:22 EST Bulls clinch playoff spot with 98-86 win over Hornets http://jeffersonpost.com/news/sports/152525013/Bulls-clinch-playoff-spot-with-98-86-win-over-Hornets By BRIAN SANDALOWAssociated Press Mon, 23 Mar 2015 23:20:22 EST