Jefferson Post- RSS Feed http://jeffersonpost.com/ http://jeffersonpost.com/ Mon, 20 Oct 2014 01:12:50 EST 1800 Sheriff provides update on several meth cases http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/150218316/Sheriff-provides-update-on-several-meth-cases 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... Sun, 19 Oct 2014 14:08:05 EST Libby’s encourages women to have their mammograms done http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/150197650/Libbys-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. Sun, 19 Oct 2014 11:40:09 EST Ashe rolls over East Wilkes, 48-14 http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-sports/150197571/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. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 16:31:09 EST Museum’s annual meeting is Tuesday, Oct. 21 in WJ http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/150218043/Museums-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. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 13:31:10 EST We simply must do better http://jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion/150145105/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... Sat, 18 Oct 2014 07:00:11 EST ACHS Homecoming Queen crowned http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/150215767/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. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 23:46:08 EST Huskies top Cardinals, 9-0 http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-sports/150197575/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. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:46:08 EST Controlled burn planned in Ashe County http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/150208243/Controlled-burn-planned-in-Ashe-County DURHAM – The Nature Conservancy plans a controlled burn at its Bluff Mountain Preserve. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:45:07 EST High Country home energy contest underway http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/150206955/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... Fri, 17 Oct 2014 12:08:03 EST Elkin sweeps cross country championships http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-sports/150197476/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... Fri, 17 Oct 2014 08:00:11 EST Court ruling on election law reignites a timely debate http://jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion/150145024/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... Fri, 17 Oct 2014 07:00:20 EST Ashe County wins MVAC Tournament http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-sports/150172565/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. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 11:00:14 EST Banner Elk native serves aboard USS John S. McCain http://jeffersonpost.com/news/news/50803957/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. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 08:41:08 EST Volleyball season comes to an end http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-sports/150172586/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. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 08:01:07 EST Good news on taxes http://jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion/150144965/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... Thu, 16 Oct 2014 07:01:10 EST Same-sex marriage licenses issued in Ashe http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/150167284/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... Wed, 15 Oct 2014 18:53:09 EST Meth lab bust in Warrensville http://jeffersonpost.com/news/breaking_news-home_top-news/150176790/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... Wed, 15 Oct 2014 14:20:05 EST Local sports briefs http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-sports/150153853/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. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 12:16:05 EST Inmate’s death the result of a cascading series of mental health system failures http://jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion/150114020/Inmates-death-the-result-of-a-cascading-series-of-mental-health-system-failures There has been a lot of media coverage about the death of Michael Anthony Kerr, an inmate with schizophrenia at Alexander Prison. His personal story is heartrending but sadly familiar. After being in and out of jail, Mr. Kerr was sentenced to prison... Wed, 15 Oct 2014 07:01:05 EST Blaze orange requirement for N.C. http://jeffersonpost.com/news/sports/150174449/Blaze-orange-requirement-for-N.C. The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission's Home From The Hunt™ safety campaign is reminding hunters to follow blaze orange requirements and making safety recommendations to others who spend time outdoors. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 06:01:08 EST