Jefferson Post- RSS Feed http://jeffersonpost.com/ http://jeffersonpost.com/ Sun, 23 Nov 2014 04:16:04 EST 1800 North Carolina’s new fracking rules fall short http://jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion/150616537/North-Carolinas-new-fracking-rules-fall-short The North Carolina Mining and Energy Commission (MEC) issued its final vote on proposed changes to the rules regulating the process of hydraulic fracturing for natural gas (i.e. fracking) last Friday. As you've probably heard by now, the panel... Sat, 22 Nov 2014 11:01:08 EST N.C. Wildlife Commission reminder to be safe for the holidays http://jeffersonpost.com/news/sports/150622661/N.C.-Wildlife-Commission-reminder-to-be-safe-for-the-holidays RALEIGH - The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission's Home From The Hunt™ campaign reminds everyone who is hunting during the holiday season to make safety the top priority. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:16:06 EST States should think long-term http://jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion/150616272/States-should-think-long-term Although I support the tax cuts and other fiscal policies adopted by the North Carolina General Assembly and Gov. Pat McCrory over the past two years, I have repeatedly urged policymakers and commentators alike to avoid making grandiose claims about... Fri, 21 Nov 2014 07:01:05 EST Ashe County wreck report http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/150578067/Ashe-County-wreck-report The following accidents that occurred between Nov. 2 and Nov. 8 were reported by the N.C. Highway Patrol and are considered public record.Nov. 3Highway 16 Thu, 20 Nov 2014 21:23:04 EST Down memory lane http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-photo_gallery/150616116/Down-memory-lane Sometimes as we travel down the road, we call “Life” we tend to forget about how things used to be, and how blessed we truly are. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:46:03 EST Ashe battles Monroe in second round http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-sports/150584768/Ashe-battles-Monroe-in-second-round WEST JEFFERSON - Ashe County will try to get into the 2AA Western semifinals for the first time in school history when they host Monroe on Friday. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:01:08 EST Mat Monsters hosting tournament Saturday http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-sports/150595710/Mat-Monsters-hosting-tournament-Saturday WEST JEFFERSON - The Ashe County Mat Monsters competed at Mountain Heritage High School in Burnsville last week and will host its first High Country Youth League wrestling tournament this Saturday at the middle school. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 08:00:10 EST 20,000 plus animal-related crashes in NC in 2013 http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/150608380/20000-plus-animal-related-crashes-in-NC-in-2013 The fall season not only means dropping temperatures and leaves, but also an increase in the chances of a collision with a deer across North Carolina. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 07:10:04 EST Old wisdom for a new day http://jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion/150580518/Old-wisdom-for-a-new-day “I am not a member of any organized party – I'm a Democrat,” humorist Will Rogers frequently said in the 1920's. The same is true today, especially in North Carolina. After a third consecutive poor showing Democrats need... Thu, 20 Nov 2014 07:01:09 EST Family sues two Ashe deputies for wrongful death http://jeffersonpost.com/news/breaking_news-home_top-news/150606043/Family-sues-two-Ashe-deputies-for-wrongful-death STATESVILLE — On Nov. 19, 2012, Walter Mark Houck was gunned down by law enforcement on his porch off Gaither Poe Road in the Laurel Springs community. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 22:10:08 EST ACHS students compete in HOSA competition http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/150601607/ACHS-students-compete-in-HOSA-competition WEST JEFFERSON — Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA) from Ashe County High School recently competed in the District 7 Competition held in Surry County, at Mount Airy High School. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 15:24:06 EST ‘Hunters for the Hungry’ campaign kicks off http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/150555552/Hunters-for-the-Hungry-campaign-kicks-off ASHE COUNTY — For the fifth year, the Ashe County Wildlife Club is spearheading the local Hunters for the Hungry campaign. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 11:52:03 EST Signing day http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-sports/150584749/Signing-day MOUTH OF WILSON, Va. - Four members of the Oak Hill Academy senior class signed on the dotted line last week to officially declare which college they will be attending next year. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 10:16:05 EST Final week to pre-register for the High Country Turkey Trot http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-sports/150591083/Final-week-to-pre-register-for-the-High-Country-Turkey-Trot BOONE – For the fourth consecutive year the High Country Turkey Trot 5K will take place Thanksgiving morning on the Boone Greenway Trail at the Clawson-Burnley Park entrance. The 5K timed run will kick off at 9 a.m. with casual runners, joggers... Wed, 19 Nov 2014 08:00:08 EST The looming teacher shortage that the General Assembly made worse http://jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion/150580585/ It might not be a surprise given the decisions made by the General Assembly in the four years, but North Carolina faces a teacher shortage in the not too distant future and lawmakers keep doing things to make the problem worse. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 07:01:04 EST Final week to pre-register for the High Country Turkey Trot http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/150594086/Final-week-to-pre-register-for-the-High-Country-Turkey-Trot BOONE — For the fourth consecutive year, the High Country Turkey Trot 5K will take place Thanksgiving morning on the Boone Greenway Trail at the Clawson-Burnley Park entrance. The 5K timed run will kick off at 9 a.m. with casual runners, joggers... Wed, 19 Nov 2014 06:48:11 EST MVAC All-Conference soccer players named http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-sports/150584035/MVAC-All-Conference-soccer-players-named WEST JEFFERSON – Ashe County swept the top postseason honors after the team's third straight conference champion, and had the most players chosen to the Mountain Valley All-Conference Team. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 18:46:15 EST Florida man charged in Laurel Springs death http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/150588812/Florida-man-charged-in-Laurel-Springs-death SPARTA — A Florida man has been charged with murder in the death of a Laurel Springs man. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 18:44:07 EST ACS makeup date scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 22 http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/150582525/ACS-makeup-date-scheduled-for-Saturday-Nov.-22 Students and staff in Ashe County Schools got the day off due to inclement weather on Tuesday, Nov. 18, however, the makeup date is scheduled for this Saturday, Nov. 22. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 14:21:07 EST Power restored to 513 in Ashe County http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/150580049/Power-restored-to-513-in-Ashe-County JEFFERSON — Power was restored shortly after 8 a.m. Tuesday morning, Nov. 18 to approximately 513 Blue Ridge Electric members in Ashe County. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 12:22:13 EST