Jefferson Post- RSS Feed http://jeffersonpost.com/ http://jeffersonpost.com/ Sun, 29 Mar 2015 23:07:21 EST 1800 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... Sat, 28 Mar 2015 14:40:21 EST Ashe starts MVAC season 2-0 http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-sports/152586941/Ashe-starts-MVAC-season-2-0 RONDA — The varsity Lady Huskies started off its conference schedule on the right foot with a pair of mercy-rule wins on the road.Ashe traveled to East Wilkes on Tuesday and came away with a 10-1 victory. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 23:15:22 EST What’s in that beautiful Blue Ridge parkway vista? This guide shows you http://jeffersonpost.com/news/news/152615311/Whats-in-that-beautiful-Blue-Ridge-parkway-vista-This-guide-shows-you Panoramic views can take your breath away. But sometimes they can leave questions like, “What exactly is that over… there?” Fri, 27 Mar 2015 21:30:21 EST Prescribed burns scheduled at New River State Park http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/152611874/Prescribed-burns-scheduled-at-New-River-State-Park LAUREL SPRINGS — New River State Park plans to conduct prescribed burns during the dates of March 30 and May 31. The actual days of the burns will depend upon weather conditions. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:20:21 EST WCC’s Chris Robinson recognized by Ashe Chamber http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/152605821/WCCs-Chris-Robinson-recognized-by-Ashe-Chamber During the regularly scheduled board meeting of the Ashe County Chamber of Commerce on March 24, Chris Robinson, associate vice-president of Wilkes Community College, was recognized for 23 years of service with the chamber. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:35:21 EST My trip to Norlina http://jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion/152506696/My-trip-to-Norlina Come on and go to Norlina with me!Before you ask where Norlina is, and why should you want to go there, let me explain. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 09:10:23 EST Ashe County wreck report http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/152514794/Ashe-County-wreck-report The following accidents that occurred between March 8 and March 14 were reported by the N.C. Highway Patrol and are considered public record.March 9Lansing Fri, 27 Mar 2015 09:10:22 EST Top-seeded Wisconsin hangs to beat North Carolina 79-72 http://jeffersonpost.com/news/sports/152596135/Top-seeded-Wisconsin-hangs-to-beat-North-Carolina-79-72 By BETH HARRISAP Sports Writer Thu, 26 Mar 2015 23:30:23 EST Notre Dame races by Wichita State 81-70 for Elite Eight spot http://jeffersonpost.com/news/sports/152596024/Notre-Dame-races-by-Wichita-State-81-70-for-Elite-Eight-spot By WILL GRAVESAP Sports WriterCLEVELAND (AP) — Momentum sagging and Wichita State surging, Mike Brey called time out and offered his Notre Dame players a reminder. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 23:05:22 EST Town of WJ accepts award http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/152574559/Town-of-WJ-accepts-award RALEIGH — Downtown West Jefferson's main drive, Jefferson Avenue, was recently recognized as a “Great Main Street” in the 2015 Great Places in North Carolina awards program, sponsored by the North Carolina Chapter of the... Thu, 26 Mar 2015 19:00:21 EST Unemployment rises in Ashe County http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/152574758/Unemployment-rises-in-Ashe-County According to the North Carolina Department of Commerce, unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) increased in 98 of North Carolina's counties, including Ashe, in January and decreased in two. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 12:15:23 EST Brook Lopez scores 34, Nets hold off Hornets 91-88 http://jeffersonpost.com/news/sports/152578851/Brook-Lopez-scores-34-Nets-hold-off-Hornets-91-88 By STEVE REEDAP Sports WriterCHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Brook Lopez was disappointed when he turned the ball over on an inbounds pass with 3.2 seconds left in the game and the Brooklyn Nets up by three. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 11:20:23 EST Local WWII veteran honored http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/152574487/Local-WWII-veteran-honored Former U.S. Navy Boatswain's Mate Third Class William G. (Bill) Scarpino was recently recognized by the New River Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) for his WWII military service. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 10:40:25 EST