Jefferson Post- RSS Feed http://jeffersonpost.com/ http://jeffersonpost.com/ Tue, 31 Mar 2015 22:11:45 EST 1800 Lady Huskies down Blackhawks 7-1 http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-sports/152637582/Lady-Huskies-down-Blackhawks-7-1 MILLERS CREEK — Six different goal scorers combined to lead the Lady Huskies to a 7-1 win on the road at West Wilkes.Ashe County remains unbeaten early in conference play at 3-0. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 22:00:21 EST Wilkes Playmakers present Thornton Wilder’s ‘Our Town,’ April 10-19 http://jeffersonpost.com/news/news/152674302/Wilkes-Playmakers-present-Thornton-Wilders-Our-Town-April-10-19 NORTH WILKESBORO — Wilkes Playmakers will be presenting Thornton Wilder's classic American drama “Our Town,” April 10, 11, 16, 17 and 18 at 7:30 p.m., and on April 12 and 19 at 2 p.m. Performances will be held at historic... Tue, 31 Mar 2015 19:30:21 EST Youth turkey hunting season opens Saturday, regular season April 11 http://jeffersonpost.com/news/sports/152666123/Youth-turkey-hunting-season-opens-Saturday-regular-season-April-11 RALEIGH — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will open the statewide spring hunting season for wild turkeys — male and bearded turkeys only — on April 11 through May 9, preceded by a youth-only week from April... Tue, 31 Mar 2015 15:15:22 EST Ashe County’s Joe Chamberlain named Realtor of the Year http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/152661571/Ashe-Countys-Joe-Chamberlain-named-Realtor-of-the-Year Early in his career, Joe Chamberlain learned how to react to the unexpected. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 13:00:21 EST Beware of fiscal storms http://jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion/152627099/Beware-of-fiscal-storms When I tell audiences that I have always been a committed Marxist, I usually get a combination of disbelieving snorts and knowing chuckles. The cleverest response goes something like this: “I can believe you've been a committed Marxist,... Tue, 31 Mar 2015 12:20:22 EST Bradley scores 30, Celtics defeat Hornets 116-104 http://jeffersonpost.com/news/sports/152659566/Bradley-scores-30-Celtics-defeat-Hornets-116-104 By STEVE REEDAP Sports WriterCHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Avery Bradley says despite a season of ups and downs, he never stopped believing the Boston Celtics were a playoff team. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 11:45:21 EST WCC created $174.1 million in added income to service area in 2012-13 http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/152657343/WCC-created-$174.1-million-in-added-income-to-service-area-in-2012-13 WILKESBORO — According to the first-ever statewide analysis of higher education's impact on the state's economy, during fiscal year 2012-13, payroll and operations spending of Wilkes Community College, together with its construction... Tue, 31 Mar 2015 11:00:21 EST ASU Baseball falls in extra innings http://jeffersonpost.com/news/sports/152652854/ASU-Baseball-falls-in-extra-innings LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Appalachian State University baseball took a three-run lead into the eighth inning against University of Arkansas at Little Rock but fell in the series finale, 7-5, in extra innings at Gary Hogan Field on Sunday... Mon, 30 Mar 2015 22:45:21 EST Blue Ridge Parkway closure scheduled in Ashe, Watauga counties http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/152628431/Blue-Ridge-Parkway-closure-scheduled-in-Ashe-Watauga-counties The National Park Service has announced that a section of the Blue Ridge Parkway in Ashe and Watauga counties will close to drivers beginning April 1. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 19:40:21 EST Eighth grade AAU finish season http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-sports/152637637/Eighth-grade-AAU-finish-season Submitted photo | Jefferson Post - The eighth grade AAU Ashe County Lightning finished its season last weekend in Morganton. The Lightning finished as tourney runner-up in the Morganton Patriots Crossover Challenge. Team members are: Noah Vannoy, Luke... Mon, 30 Mar 2015 15:30:21 EST Population decline continues in Ashe County http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/152575673/Population-decline-continues-in-Ashe-County For the fourth year in a row, Ashe County experienced a small decrease in its overall population. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 09:55:25 EST Bummed out over school calendars http://jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion/152603035/Bummed-out-over-school-calendars After this hard winter, students, parents and educators were all looking forward to the traditional spring break, but instead of rest and relaxation many were upset to learn their schools scheduled make-up days during the period. Empty classrooms and... Mon, 30 Mar 2015 09:55:23 EST Ashe student aiming for top competition http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-sports/152586283/Ashe-student-aiming-for-top-competition ODESSA, Fla. — Noah Gouge said he has one goal for this year.The Ashe County native is one of the best sharpshooting junior competitors in the country and wants to be able to claim a spot as a shooting All-American. Sun, 29 Mar 2015 20:20:21 EST LifeStore’s Noffsinger receives national recognition http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/152627064/LifeStores-Noffsinger-receives-national-recognition WEST JEFFERSON — Recently, the National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU) announced the Leading Producers Round Table, Soaring Eagle award recipients. Sun, 29 Mar 2015 16:40:24 EST Fire badly damages home in Lansing http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/152626480/Fire-badly-damages-home-in-Lansing LANSING — An early morning structure fire badly damaged a home in the Helton community and displaced the residents on Sunday, March 29.The fire began around 2 a.m. at a home located at 570 Jerd Branch Road. Sun, 29 Mar 2015 16:40:22 EST Huskies win thriller at North Wilkes, 12-11 http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-sports/152587105/Huskies-win-thriller-at-North-Wilkes-12-11 HAYS — North Wilkes thought for sure they had this game in the bag against Ashe County on Thursday.The Vikings scored seven runs in the fourth inning and held a commanding 11-2 lead. Sun, 29 Mar 2015 12:15:21 EST Hornets beat Hawks backups 115-100 http://jeffersonpost.com/news/sports/152624737/Hornets-beat-Hawks-backups-115-100 By STEVE REEDAP Sports WriterCHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kemba Walker scored 21 points and the Charlotte Hornets beat an Atlanta Hawks team missing all five starters, 115-100 on Saturday night. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 22:00:22 EST Warriors traveling to NYC for national tourney http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-sports/152587087/Warriors-traveling-to-NYC-for-national-tourney NEW YORK — Oak Hill Academy keeps counting down the days until the start of the DICKS'S Sporting Goods High School National Tournament on April 2. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 20:00:22 EST Scam artists contacting BREMCO members http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/152620722/Scam-artists-contacting-BREMCO-members WEST JEFFERSON — Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation is warning the public about a telephone scam targeting its members. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 15:30:21 EST Eaves named NABC All-District http://jeffersonpost.com/news/sports/152620590/Eaves-named-NABC-All-District KANSAS CITY, Mo. — After leading Appalachian State University men's basketball in scoring and earning second team all-Sun Belt Conference accolades, junior guard Frank Eaves has been named as a NABC all-district selection, the National... 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