Jefferson Post- RSS Feed http://jeffersonpost.com/ http://jeffersonpost.com/ Fri, 6 Mar 2015 19:54:11 EST 1800 A revealing moment in the incentive debate http://jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion/152178369/A-revealing-moment-in-the-incentive-debate Something fascinating happened during this week's House debate over economic incentive programs for businesses that could have a bigger impact on the state than whatever incentives the General Assembly approves this session. Fri, 6 Mar 2015 12:15:23 EST McCrory budget proposes raises for teachers, law enforcement http://jeffersonpost.com/news/news/152218080/McCrory-budget-proposes-raises-for-teachers-law-enforcement RALEIGH — Gov. Pat McCrory's two-year state budget proposal Thursday seeks to use taxpayer dollars to encourage new private-sector jobs and investment in North Carolina and targets government pay raises toward hard-to-staff and... Fri, 6 Mar 2015 12:15:21 EST Lowder tosses no-hitter in season opener http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-sports/152195218/Lowder-tosses-no-hitter-in-season-opener LENOIR — Junior ace Joseph Lowder tossed a complete game no-hitter for the Huskies in the team's season-opening win over West Caldwell on Wednesday. Fri, 6 Mar 2015 10:30:21 EST Courting History: Elisha Mitchell’s visit to Ashe County http://jeffersonpost.com/news/news/152128289/Courting-History:-Elisha-Mitchells-visit-to-Ashe-County Mount Mitchell, the tallest mountain east the Mississippi River, was named for the man who made that determination. Few realize Dr. Elisha Mitchell spent time in Ashe County while conducting a geological survey of North Carolina in 1828. Fri, 6 Mar 2015 09:25:22 EST Basketball all-conference teams announced http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-sports/152190971/Basketball-all-conference-teams-announced WEST JEFFERSON — Three varsity Husky players were named to the Mountain Valley Athletic Conference All-Conference team. Thu, 5 Mar 2015 18:10:23 EST Alexander Central defeats Ashe, 1-0 http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-sports/152190746/Alexander-Central-defeats-Ashe-1-0 WEST JEFFERSON — Alexander Central only needed one goal to get by the Lady Huskies and spoil the season opener on an evening that felt like the first sign of spring. Thu, 5 Mar 2015 11:10:24 EST Winter weather takes another swing at North Carolina http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/152195234/Winter-weather-takes-another-swing-at-North-Carolina CHARLOTTE (AP) — After being teased by spring-like temperatures, much of North Carolina was expected to head back to one more spate of winter weather. Thu, 5 Mar 2015 10:45:21 EST Two good books by people who already work for us http://jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion/152125033/Two-good-books-by-people-who-already-work-for-us It is a dream come true for me.A mixture of North Carolina public affairs and North Carolina books. Thu, 5 Mar 2015 09:15:21 EST Auditions for ‘Tom Dooley: A Wilkes County Legend’ start March 10 http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/152125660/Auditions-for-Tom-Dooley:-A-Wilkes-County-Legend-start-March-10 NORTH WILKESBORO — Bleu Moon Productions announces auditions for the 15th season of “Tom Dooley: A Wilkes County Legend.” Thu, 5 Mar 2015 06:50:21 EST House panels back NC jobs incentives plan http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/152174258/House-panels-back-NC-jobs-incentives-plan RALEIGH (TNS) — Gov. Pat McCrory's N.C. Competes plan for jobs incentives heads to the full state House later this week after clearing its first hurdles Tuesday in two committees, despite opposition from several top Republicans and... Wed, 4 Mar 2015 23:25:26 EST Ashe Sheriff’s Office assists in Jonesville drug, weapons bust http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/152185918/Ashe-Sheriffs-Office-assists-in-Jonesville-drug-weapons-bust JONESVILLE — Last Thursday, Feb. 26, the Yadkin County Sheriff's Office arrested a suspect on multiple drug and weapons violations. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 18:20:22 EST Perfection: 45-0 http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-sports/152166100/Perfection:-45-0 MOUTH OF WILSON, Va. — Even after 30 years of stellar basketball at Oak Hill Academy, this season will go down in the record books as the best regular season in school history. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 17:30:21 EST Sharing Center rolls out mobile food pantry http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/152177000/Sharing-Center-rolls-out-mobile-food-pantry WEST JEFFERSON — The Ashe County Sharing Center is going mobile - literally. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 16:00:22 EST Jefferson Avenue in West Jefferson named ‘Great Main Street’ http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/152171497/Jefferson-Avenue-in-West-Jefferson-named-Great-Main-Street WEST JEFFERSON – Anyone who has enjoyed the classic charm of a Main Street knows intuitively when it's a “great” place to be. It's often the “heart of the downtown” and the place where people go to gather and... Wed, 4 Mar 2015 11:30:22 EST Lees-McRae hoops season ends in conference tourney http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-sports/152156270/Lees-McRae-hoops-season-ends-in-conference-tourney MISENHEIMER, N.C. — The best season in Lees-McRae history came to an end on Saturday in the quarterfinals of the Conference Carolinas Tournament. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 11:05:21 EST Finding tax help you can trust http://jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion/152093763/Finding-tax-help-you-can-trust Tax time can be stressful, especially if the person you turn to for help with your taxes doesn't do the job you expected. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 10:45:24 EST Lansing native a semifinalist in Arizona state geography bee http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/152170421/Lansing-native-a-semifinalist-in-Arizona-state-geography-bee MESA, Ariz. — An Ashe County native and former Mountain View Elementary student is a semifinalist in Arizona's National Geographic State Geography Bee. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 10:35:21 EST Former Ashe County mill added to National Register of Historic Places http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/152131277/Former-Ashe-County-mill-added-to-National-Register-of-Historic-Places CRUMPLER — A special designation, 31 years in the making, has finally been awarded to the Wooten-Cockerham Mill complex in Crumpler. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 19:40:23 EST ACHS winter athletes honored http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-sports/152150693/ACHS-winter-athletes-honored WEST JEFFERSON – Ashe County High School held its annual Winter Sports Awards program in the school auditorium on Monday. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 14:40:23 EST Making a federal case of it http://jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion/152124664/Making-a-federal-case-of-it RALEIGH — The obvious problem with the cause often identified as “states' rights” is that it has sometimes been used to defend odious practices such as slavery and segregation. There's an even more basic problem, however,... Tue, 3 Mar 2015 13:45:23 EST