Jefferson Post- RSS Feed http://jeffersonpost.com/ http://jeffersonpost.com/ Thu, 23 Oct 2014 05:59:27 EST 1800 Early reviews for NASCAR Chase format http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-sports/150197561/Early-reviews-for-NASCAR-Chase-format NASCAR's popularity has taken a hit over the last few years. Empty seats can be seen at tracks where there used to be a waiting list for tickets (Bristol, Richmond to name two of those). NASCAR has even struggled to sellout the seats for the... Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:46:07 EST 40-plus arrested in Ashe County meth sting http://jeffersonpost.com/news/breaking_news-home_top-news/150261397/40-plus-arrested-in-Ashe-County-meth-sting JEFFERSON — The Ashe County Sheriff's Office, in partnership with the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, conducted what Sheriff James Williams termed “the largest drug roundup in Ashe County history” on Wednesday,... Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:21:05 EST Hardin qualifies for state golf tourney http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-sports/150258607/Hardin-qualifies-for-state-golf-tourney MOUNT AIRY – Sophomore golfer Sarah Hardin has qualified for the 1A/2A NCHSAA State Golf Championship next week in Pinehurst. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:30:08 EST Questions about Islamic academies raise more red flags about vouchers http://jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion/150196942/Questions-about-Islamic-academies-raise-more-red-flags-about-vouchers The more details you hear about the state's startlingly unaccountable private school voucher scheme and the questionable schools now receiving taxpayer money, the more troubling it all seems. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 07:00:08 EST Ashe County wreck report http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/150218060/Ashe-County-wreck-report The following accidents that occurred between Oct. 5 and Oct. 11 were reported by the N.C. Highway Patrol and are considered public record.Oct. 5Highway 221 Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:01:05 EST North Carolina’s three-legged stool http://jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion/150207244/North-Carolinas-three-legged-stool Time was political candidates didn't spend all their money and energies telling us what a contemptuous scoundrel their opponent was. Instead, they shared their vision for how we could be better and how they proposed to make it so. I know it is a... Tue, 21 Oct 2014 07:01:08 EST County agrees to settle lawsuit over landfill expansion http://jeffersonpost.com/news/breaking_news-home_top-news/150229422/County-agrees-to-settle-lawsuit-over-landfill-expansion JEFFERSON — Ashe County has agreed to the terms of a settlement regarding a pending lawsuit with Mooresville-based Hunter Construction Group, Inc. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:28:07 EST New wildlife t-shirts debut at state fair http://jeffersonpost.com/news/sports/150236122/New-wildlife-t-shirts-debut-at-state-fair For the third year in a row, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has partnered with Neuse Sport Shop to create a wildlife diversity t-shirt that will debut at the agency's State Fair exhibit in Raleigh, Oct. 16-26. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:01:14 EST Commissioners updated on new ambulance service http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/150228035/Commissioners-updated-on-new-ambulance-service JEFFERSON — Almost four months have passed since Ashe Medics became the county's ambulance service provider and judging from Director Craig Sullivan's presentation to the Ashe County Board of Commissioners and board members... Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:22:08 EST Tugfest scheduled for this weekend http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/150207472/Tugfest-scheduled-for-this-weekend Live music, games and food are just a few of the offerings that will be available at the first annual Tugfest, which is scheduled to take place from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 25 at Ashe Services for Aging in West Jefferson. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:19:08 EST NOAA: Warm winter likely for western U.S.; South may see colder weather http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/150207752/NOAA:-Warm-winter-likely-for-western-U.S.;-South-may-see-colder-weather Below average temperatures are favored in parts of the south-central and southeastern United States, while above-average temperatures are most likely in the western U.S., Alaska, Hawaii and New England, according to the U.S. Winter Outlook, issued... Mon, 20 Oct 2014 08:01:10 EST Spending has diminishing returns http://jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion/150196876/Spending-has-diminishing-returns One of my favorite modern historians, the late Rufus Fears at the University of Oklahoma, was fond of saying that “ideas make history.” University of Chicago professor and North Carolina native Richard Weaver expressed a similar view in... Mon, 20 Oct 2014 07:00:09 EST Sheriff provides update on several meth cases http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/150218316/Sheriff-provides-update-on-several-meth-cases On the heels of an early morning meth lab bust in Warrensville on Wednesday, Oct. 15, Ashe County Sheriff James Williams updated the media on several other cases involving methamphetamine, which were reported in the Jefferson Post over the past... Sun, 19 Oct 2014 14:08:05 EST Libby’s encourages women to have their mammograms done http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/150197650/Libbys-encourages-women-to-have-their-mammograms-done How many people does it take to make a difference? ONE.ONE hope will raise our spirits. ONE touch can show you care. ONE heart can know what's true. ONE life can make a difference. Sun, 19 Oct 2014 11:40:09 EST Ashe rolls over East Wilkes, 48-14 http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-sports/150197571/Ashe-rolls-over-East-Wilkes-48-14 WEST JEFFERSON – Connor Bowers tossed four touchdown passes and the Huskies added three more scores on the ground to remain undefeated, topping East Wilkes 48-14. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 16:31:09 EST Museum’s annual meeting is Tuesday, Oct. 21 in WJ http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/150218043/Museums-annual-meeting-is-Tuesday-Oct.-21-in-WJ The annual meeting of the Museum of Ashe County History will take place beginning at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 21 in Hensley Hall at West Jefferson United Methodist Church.Admission is free and the public is encouraged to attend. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 13:31:10 EST We simply must do better http://jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion/150145105/We-simply-must-do-better Officials from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction will present an alarming report on the educational performance of students with disabilities at today's State Board of Education meeting that calls into question the quality of... Sat, 18 Oct 2014 07:00:11 EST ACHS Homecoming Queen crowned http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/150215767/ACHS-Homecoming-Queen-crowned Nathan Ham | Jefferson Post - Maggie Witherspoon (right) was named the 2014 Ashe County High School Homecoming Queen on Friday night. She was presented her crown, flowers and sash by last year's queen, Hailey Richardson. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 23:46:08 EST Huskies top Cardinals, 9-0 http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-sports/150197575/Huskies-top-Cardinals-9-0 WEST JEFFERSON – The Huskies continued the charge to an undefeated Mountain Valley Athletic Conference season and most assuredly a high seed in the 2A state playoffs with a 9-0 win at home against East Wilkes on Thursday. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:46:08 EST Controlled burn planned in Ashe County http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/150208243/Controlled-burn-planned-in-Ashe-County DURHAM – The Nature Conservancy plans a controlled burn at its Bluff Mountain Preserve. 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