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Sandra Hurley - Publisher

About Sandra Hurley:

Teresa Laws - Publications Manager

About Teresa Laws:

Teresa Laws was born and raised in Ashe County. She is a 1987 graduate of Ashe Central High School and in 1988, she graduated from Wilkes Community College with an Associate's Degree in Medical Office Assistant. She worked in the medical field for 10 years before starting her career at the Jefferson Post. She has been employed with the Jefferson Post for 17 years and works with our parent company selling at other property locations. Teresa and her husband Gary have one son Alex, who attends Western Carolina University. They reside in the Laurel Springs community.

Adam Orr - Editor

About Adam Orr:

Adam Orr graduated from Ashe County High School and, later, Western Carolina University with a Bachelor's in Entrepreneurship in 2011. He joined the Jefferson Post as a staff writer that same summer and covered crime, courts, state and local government. He spent time covering similar beats for other High Country media outlets and from 2014-2015 worked as the business reporter for the award-winning daily newspaper, the Gaston Gazette. He returned as the editor of the Jefferson Post in September 2015.

Jesse Campbell - Staff writer

About Jesse Campbell:

With more than a decade of journalism experience, Jesse has strived to serve as a bastion of government accountability and transparency in the High Country. From uncovering the untimely departure of a county manager under fire to his continued efforts to raise public awareness on government overspending, Jesse has dedicated his career to protecting your tax dollars. Aside from his role as a watchdog, Jesse also enjoys telling the stories of the people of the High Country. He is an Ashe County native and Appalachian State University alum. Email Jesse at


Nathan Ham - Sportswriter

About Nathan Ham:

Nathan Ham was born in Boone and has lived in Ashe County his entire life. He graduated from Ashe County High School in 2005 and from Appalachian State University in May of 2009 with a B.S. degree in Communications with a concentration in Electronic Media/Broadcasting. He has been the sports editor at the Jefferson Post since October of 2009. When he's not out covering Ashe County sports, Ham enjoys following his beloved University of Michigan Wolverines, N.C. State Wolfpack and Minnesota Vikings. Email Nathan at

Kyle Denny - Advertising Sales

About Kyle Denny:

Kyle Denny graduated as a member of Ashe County High School's Class of 2004 before later graduating from Wilkes Community College with a degree in business administration. He worked for seven years as Ashe Memorial Hospital's assistant manager of environmental services before joining the Jefferson Post. He's married and his three children attend Mountain View Elementary School. If you've got questions regarding print or online advertising, Kyle Denny can help. Email Kyle at

Ashli Campbell - Customer Service Representative

About Ashli Campbell:

Ashe County native Ashli Campbell joined the Jefferson Post in 2015 and soon moved into a role as our front office customer service representative. She can help you with classified advertising, obituaries and legal advertising in addition to church and community calendar entries. Email Ashli at