Jefferson Post- RSS Feed http://jeffersonpost.com/ http://jeffersonpost.com/ Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:02:56 EST 1800 John Sturgill is Student of the Month for November http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/150935104/John-Sturgill-is-Student-of-the-Month-for-November ASHE COUNTY — John Sturgill (center) was selected as Ashe County Ford's Automotive Tech Student of the Month from Ashe County High School for November 2014. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:41:05 EST Bowers named MVAC Player of the Year http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-sports/150913684/Bowers-named-MVAC-Player-of-the-Year WEST JEFFERSON — It was a no-brainer giving Connor Bowers the Mountain Valley Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Year award. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 19:01:24 EST Ski resorts of North Carolina explored in new book http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/150922968/Ski-resorts-of-North-Carolina-explored-in-new-book Telling a story in pictures is “North Carolina Ski Resorts,” the newest addition to Arcadia Publishing's popular Images of America series.The book, by author Donna Gayle Akers, was released on Dec. 15, 2014. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 18:13:06 EST Wrestlers open conference season http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-sports/150901676/Wrestlers-open-conference-season SPARTA — Husky wrestlers opened the Mountain Valley Conference slate of matches last week with a match at Elkin on Thursday and competed in the Alleghany Duals on Saturday.Elkin 45, Ashe 24 Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:46:02 EST Blue Ridge Electric members to receive rate reduction on January bills http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/150899567/Blue-Ridge-Electric-members-to-receive-rate-reduction-on-January-bills WEST JEFFERSON – Christmas came early as a temporary rate reduction was approved for Blue Ridge Electric members on their January 2015 bills, thanks to the Board of Directors of Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:21:06 EST Georgia Tech beats App State, 70-57 http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-sports/150913722/Georgia-Tech-beats-App-State-70-57 ATLANTA — Appalachian State faced its second Atlantic Coast Conference opponent of the preseason, but this time around, the opponent got the best of the Mountaineers. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:01:06 EST Wildlife Commission to conduct public hearings http://jeffersonpost.com/news/sports/150914452/Wildlife-Commission-to-conduct-public-hearings RALEIGH — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will conduct nine public hearings in January on proposed changes to the state's wildlife management, game lands and fishing regulations for the 2015-16 seasons. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 11:16:07 EST The devastating legacy of McCrory’s empty 2013 promise http://jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion/150904909/The-devastating-legacy-of-McCrorys-empty-2013-promise The stories are coming fast and furious now. The Winston-Salem Journal reports that schools in Rockingham County, the home of Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger, don't have enough textbooks to go around and there's no money to make... Wed, 17 Dec 2014 07:01:03 EST ‘New’ hotel in West Jefferson http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/150911053/New-hotel-in-West-Jefferson WEST JEFFERSON — Ashe County now has a Holiday Inn Express.What was originally a Hampton Inn and then The Hotel of West Jefferson, is now a Holiday Inn Express.The change became official Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 19:27:03 EST Ashe County World War 2 vet honored by DAV http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/150909805/Ashe-County-World-War-2-vet-honored-by-DAV ASHE COUNTY — Ashe County resident William Jeremiah is a member of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 18:09:06 EST Totally in or out of character http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-photo_gallery/150905049/Totally-in-or-out-of-character There are times when the fun in us must come out. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 15:01:05 EST Lower costs for higher education http://jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion/150889236/Lower-costs-for-higher-education When my grandfather was president of Campbell College I remember his stories of students who paid tuitions with hams, cabbages or produce from their family's farm. College was a sacrifice in those days, but today it is a financial burden. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 12:16:04 EST Time for radon testing in Ashe County homes http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/150856135/Time-for-radon-testing-in-Ashe-County-homes During the winter months, your home is closed up tight to keep warm, making it an excellent time to make plans for radon testing. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 08:21:04 EST Law enforcement officials still searching for missing convict http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/150891866/Law-enforcement-officials-still-searching-for-missing-convict Update — According to a representative from the Wilkes Correctional Facility, as of 6:17 p.m., Tuesday evening, Dec. 16, law enforcement officials are still searching for escaped convict Christopher Church, who went missing from work detail... Tue, 16 Dec 2014 18:33:20 EST Ashe County wreck report http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/150870045/Ashe-County-wreck-report ASHE COUNTY — The following accidents that occurred between Nov. 23 and Nov. 29 were reported by the N.C. Highway Patrol and are considered public record.Nov. 23Buck Mountain Road Mon, 15 Dec 2014 12:56:03 EST USGS confirms 3.0 earthquake in High Country http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/150881242/USGS-confirms-3.0-earthquake-in-High-Country Local social media was abuzz early Monday morning, with many Ashe County residents reporting a loud sound and their homes shaking.What most thought to be an earthquake turned out to be true. Mon, 15 Dec 2014 09:39:08 EST Obamacare working in NC http://jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion/150866732/Obamacare-working-in-NC Let me preface this editorial by saying numbers can paint a phony picture. In fact, there are careers that have blossomed out of simply spinning numbers to prove or falsify arguments in the public eye. Mon, 15 Dec 2014 07:01:05 EST Warriors go to 17-0 http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-sports/150861980/Warriors-go-to-17-0 MOUTH OF WILSON, Va. — Oak Hill Academy improved to 17-0 with a pair of blowout victories. Mon, 15 Dec 2014 06:01:04 EST Number 1 in Christmas trees http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/150877922/Number-1-in-Christmas-trees According to an article published in The Washington Post on Monday, Dec. 8, 2014, Ashe County is now the largest Christmas tree producer in the United States. Sun, 14 Dec 2014 19:27:06 EST Varsity teams sweep Watauga http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-sports/150861976/Varsity-teams-sweep-Watauga WEST JEFFERSON — The Huskies wrapped up a busy week of basketball at home against Watauga on Friday night where both varsity teams came away with impressive victories over the rival Pioneers. Sun, 14 Dec 2014 14:01:07 EST