Jefferson Post- RSS Feed http://jeffersonpost.com/ http://jeffersonpost.com/ Wed, 27 Aug 2014 06:27:11 EST 1800 Golfers finish runner-up in first match http://jeffersonpost.com/news/sports/50428116/Golfers-finish-runner-up-in-first-match The Lady Huskies opened the season with a second place finish at Cross Creek Country Club on Tuesday, the first non-conference tuneup for the upcoming Mountain Valley Athletic Conference season. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 23:01:07 EST Sales bounce back in July http://jeffersonpost.com/news/news/50415904/Sales-bounce-back-in-July After a soft June, local realtors were kept busy in July with sales hitting their best mark in nine months. At the same time the number of homes for sale hit a high for the year, while mortgage rates hit a low. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 12:12:11 EST There has to be a better way to run a state http://jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion/50384283/There-has-to-be-a-better-way-to-run-a-state Exhausted legislators finally saw the closing gavel and heard the fat lady sing the “sine die,” followed quickly by the Hallelujah chorus striking up the perennial tune, “There has to be a better way to run a... Tue, 26 Aug 2014 11:31:07 EST Ashe County wreck report http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/50383821/Ashe-County-wreck-report The following are collision reports posted by the N.C. Highway Patrol in Ashe County and are considered public record.Aug. 8Highway 221 Tue, 26 Aug 2014 08:01:07 EST The foolish choice for Medicaid expansion http://jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion/50369684/The-foolish-choice-for-Medicaid-expansion When you consider all the bad choices made by the General Assembly and Governor Pat McCrory in the last two years—and there have been too many to mention—the one that may make the least sense was the decision not to expand Medicaid under... Mon, 25 Aug 2014 20:01:09 EST North Carolina’s July employment figures released http://jeffersonpost.com/news/news/50393173/North-Carolinas-July-employment-figures-released The state's seasonally adjusted July unemployment rate was 6.5 percent, increasing 0.1 of a percentage point from June's revised rate of 6.4 percent. Mon, 25 Aug 2014 12:37:09 EST Who should decide if a judge is ‘too old’ to serve? http://jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion/50370047/Who-should-decide-if-a-judge-is-too-old-to-serve At the end of this month, N.C. Supreme Court Chief Justice Sarah Parker will retire from her position on the bench, which she has held since 2006. Gov. Pat McCrory has already announced that current Supreme Court Justice Mark Martin will be appointed... Mon, 25 Aug 2014 11:17:12 EST Wastewater incident occurs in West Jefferson http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/50382640/Wastewater-incident-occurs-in-West-Jefferson An estimated total volume of 8000 gallons of untreated wastewater escaped from a manhole at the Wastewater Treatment Plant in West Jefferson on Aug. 21, which caused an estimated 6000 gallons, of the 8000 gallons spilled, to flow into an unnamed... Mon, 25 Aug 2014 08:57:05 EST Huskies win shootout, 50-42 http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-sports/50393007/Huskies-win-shootout-50-42 Ashe County's season opener got off to a slow start with North Surry, but both offenses found their high gear after the first quarter.The Huskies held on to win, 50-42. Mon, 25 Aug 2014 08:01:08 EST KAB Shoe Drive exceeds goal http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/50392689/KAB-Shoe-Drive-exceeds-goal Keep Ashe Beautiful wrapped up its Shoe Drive earlier this month.The shoe drive was a collaboration with Goodwill Industries. Mon, 25 Aug 2014 06:00:07 EST Stick with the winning playbook http://jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion/50369532/Stick-with-the-winning-playbook Gov. Pat McCrory and some Republican lawmakers in the General Assembly say they need more “tools” for economic development in North Carolina — by which they mean targeted tax breaks and corporate subsidies. They often point to South... Sun, 24 Aug 2014 17:05:08 EST Buddy Walk of the High Country set for Sept. 13 http://jeffersonpost.com/news/news/50393037/Buddy-Walk-of-the-High-Country-set-for-Sept.-13 Two years and a little bit ago, two families in Ashe County welcomed home new babies. Sun, 24 Aug 2014 17:00:08 EST Lady Huskies sweep North Wilkes http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-sports/50392967/Lady-Huskies-sweep-North-Wilkes The Lady Huskies opened conference play with an impressive 9-0 win over North Wilkes on Thursday. Sun, 24 Aug 2014 14:01:07 EST JV and varsity soccer win at Alexander http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-sports/50383540/JV-and-varsity-soccer-win-at-Alexander Both varsity and junior varsity squads improved to 2-0 on the season with victories at Alexander Central on Thursday. Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:00:07 EST Grayson Highlands Band to perform for BackStreet Summer Concerts http://jeffersonpost.com/news/news/50331024/Grayson-Highlands-Band-to-perform-for-BackStreet-Summer-Concerts Once again, enjoy music under the stars this Friday night, August 22, as the Grayson Highlands Band performs as part of the 2014 Backstreet Park Concert Series. Bring a blanket or a lawn chair and listen to old-time music the way it used to be played... Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:00:09 EST Voters should be prepared for changes in this year’s elections http://jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion/50322546/Voters-should-be-prepared-for-changes-in-this-years-elections A lawsuit challenging North Carolina's controversial new voting law is still ongoing, but a federal judge recently ruled that this year's elections will proceed with that law in effect. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 00:01:35 EST Community members come together to try and save Lowes Foods http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/50349618/Community-members-come-together-to-try-and-save-Lowes-Foods Ashe County citizens are trying to harness the power of social media while at the same time attempting to change the minds of those that decided to close the Lowes Foods store in West Jefferson. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:31:23 EST Pay reform meets student needs http://jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion/50316384/Pay-reform-meets-student-needs Critics of the Republican-led General Assembly allege that the teacher-pay raise included in this year's state budget could have been implemented in a much simpler fashion: by giving across-the-board hikes to all rather than giving large raises... Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:01:08 EST Huskies open season with Greyhounds http://jeffersonpost.com/news/sports/50350366/Huskies-open-season-with-Greyhounds Games start to count on Friday night when the Ashe County Huskies open the 2014 football season against North Surry. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:31:04 EST Gerald Price not going away http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/50350248/Gerald-Price-not-going-away Ashe County Commissioner Gerald Price stepped down from his place on the dais to address the Board of Commissioners and county citizens, during the public comment portion of the board's regular meeting on Monday, Aug. 18. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:06:05 EST