Jefferson Post- RSS Feed http://jeffersonpost.com/ http://jeffersonpost.com/ Fri, 28 Nov 2014 05:00:54 EST 1800 Renovations, upgrades and complimentary lessons this winter at Beech Mountain http://jeffersonpost.com/news/news-sports/150643357/Renovations-upgrades-and-complimentary-lessons-this-winter-at-Beech-Mountain BEECH MOUNTAIN – A summer of improvements has set the stage for a winter of top-notch skiing and snowboarding at Beech Mountain Resort. Thu, 27 Nov 2014 18:30:07 EST The quiet life-saving success of the ACA http://jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion/150661560/The-quiet-life-saving-success-of-the-ACA You'd never know it from the overheated political rhetoric of the Right these days, but thousands of people in North Carolina have been signing up for health care coverage since the new enrollment period under the Affordable Care Act began last... Thu, 27 Nov 2014 07:01:03 EST Letter to the Editor http://jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion/150672231/Letter-to-the-Editor Analysis of elections is rarely based in a vacuum. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 22:00:07 EST New speaker troubles Eeyore caucus http://jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion/150661505/New-speaker-troubles-Eeyore-caucus When the news broke that Rep. Tim Moore would be the Republican nominee for speaker of the North Carolina House and Rep. Mike Hager would be majority leader, the usual suspects did the usual things. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 15:16:02 EST Maryland representative has ties to Ashe http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/150672509/Maryland-representative-has-ties-to-Ashe ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Haven Shoemaker, Jr., 49 of Hampstead, MD was elected on Nov. 4 to the Maryland House of Delegates representing Carroll County after having won the Republican Primary in June while defeating a seven term incumbent. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 15:01:10 EST Basketball tournament helps local children http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-sports/150673235/Basketball-tournament-helps-local-children WEST JEFFERSON - Basketball players came together for a good cause on Saturday for the inaugural Ballin' To Benefit Tournament at Westwood Elementary School. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:30:13 EST Oak Hill marches to 11-0 http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-sports/150668027/Oak-Hill-marches-to-11-0 MOUTH OF WILSON, Va., - Oak Hill Academy wrapped up the November portion of its schedule last week with a pair of convincing wins at home. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:01:05 EST WJ tree lighting scheduled for Friday http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/150670419/WJ-tree-lighting-scheduled-for-Friday West Jefferson's Hometown Christmas Tree will be lit Friday, Nov. 28 at 5 p.m. in the Backstreet Park in downtown West Jefferson. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 20:30:04 EST App State grabs two wins http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-sports/150668390/App-State-grabs-two-wins BOONE - Appalachian State fans were treated to a pair of great wins by the men's basketball program over the past week. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 20:01:04 EST Three arrested in vandal incidents http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/150677289/Three-arrested-in-vandal-incidents Three individuals were recently arrested by the Ashe County Sheriff's Office in connection with a string of property vandalisms that occurred on or around Nov. 10, 2014. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 19:40:05 EST Wildlife commission supports U.S. Forest Service’s proposed management areas http://jeffersonpost.com/news/sports/150661458/Wildlife-commission-supports-U.S.-Forest-Services-proposed-management-areas RALEIGH — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is joining other organizations in supporting the proposed management areas unveiled by the U.S. Forest Service for the Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests, located in western North... Tue, 25 Nov 2014 18:01:04 EST Changing the state budget dance http://jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion/150661595/Changing-the-state-budget-dance In January, Pat McCrory will begin his third year as Governor, but his first chance to fully develop a biennial budget that reflects his priorities. This truth highlights North Carolina's poorly choreographed state budget dance that involves... Tue, 25 Nov 2014 15:46:08 EST Winter storm warning issued for Ashe County http://jeffersonpost.com/news/breaking_news-home_top-news/150669609/Winter-storm-warning-issued-for-Ashe-County The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning and a winter weather advisory for Ashe County, effective from 9 p.m. Tuesday evening, Nov. 25 through 4 p.m. Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 26. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 13:44:11 EST Winning is the name of the game http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news-photo_gallery/150667857/Winning-is-the-name-of-the-game Hooray!!! It's the first Sport's Album. “Winning is the Name of the Game.” Everyone loves to win. And we've got plenty of winning photos. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:16:06 EST Yadkin Bank donates $1,565 to A.S.H.E. http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/150639719/Yadkin-Bank-donates-$1565-to-A.S.H.E. JEFFERSON — Yadkin Bank's merger with VantageSouth Bank resulted in the Bank's expansion to include 73 branches across the Carolinas united as Yadkin Bank. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 18:20:09 EST A Tar Heel political Thanksgiving http://jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion/150656021/A-Tar-Heel-political-Thanksgiving The holiday season is upon us in North Carolina. It's a time to give thanks and enjoy moments with family and friends. For some, it may even be a time to argue politics with the in-laws as well. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 17:15:08 EST Letter to the Editor http://jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion/150639790/Letter-to-the-Editor Earlier this month, Ashe County voters went to the polls and returned one county commissioner to the board while electing two new commissioners. It made perfect sense to re-elect incumbent William Sands who stands head and shoulders above any of the... Mon, 24 Nov 2014 16:49:06 EST Gerrymandering left N.C. voters with few choices at the ballot box http://jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion/150616317/Gerrymandering-left-N.C.-voters-with-few-choices-at-the-ballot-box Election 2014 is officially in the history books and as campaigns, candidates and political observers pour over the results to determine what happened and why, a few interesting trends jump out when it comes to this year's races for the N.C. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 07:00:09 EST Ashe County High HOSA nears $5,000 goal http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/150642036/Ashe-County-High-HOSA-nears-$5000-goal Ashe County High School HOSA (Health Occupation Students of America) students have been busy collecting funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) for the past five weeks. Sun, 23 Nov 2014 19:23:08 EST Beard honored for service in WWII http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/150610460/Beard-honored-for-service-in-WWII ASHE COUNTY — John R. Beard, Jr. is one of the spriest 95-year olds you'll ever meet. Sun, 23 Nov 2014 18:55:03 EST