Jefferson Post- RSS Feed http://jeffersonpost.com/ http://jeffersonpost.com/ Wed, 26 Nov 2014 02:08:16 EST 1800 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 ‘I gave 10’ campaign to benefit Sharing Center, those in need http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/150640292/I-gave-10-campaign-to-benefit-Sharing-Center-those-in-need WEST JEFFERSON — Black Friday, Cyber Monday…Giving Tuesday? Sun, 23 Nov 2014 17:30:05 EST Redhawks dismantle Huskies, 67-14 http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-sports/150616246/Redhawks-dismantle-Huskies-67-14 WEST JEFFERSON - A disastrous start for Ashe County on Friday night doomed the team from the opening snap.Monroe scored three touchdowns in the first three minutes of the game to cruise to a 67-14 win over the Huskies. Sun, 23 Nov 2014 15:31:08 EST North Carolina’s new fracking rules fall short http://jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion/150616537/North-Carolinas-new-fracking-rules-fall-short The North Carolina Mining and Energy Commission (MEC) issued its final vote on proposed changes to the rules regulating the process of hydraulic fracturing for natural gas (i.e. fracking) last Friday. As you've probably heard by now, the panel... Sat, 22 Nov 2014 11:01:08 EST N.C. Wildlife Commission reminder to be safe for the holidays http://jeffersonpost.com/news/sports/150622661/N.C.-Wildlife-Commission-reminder-to-be-safe-for-the-holidays RALEIGH - The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission's Home From The Hunt™ campaign reminds everyone who is hunting during the holiday season to make safety the top priority. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:16:06 EST States should think long-term http://jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion/150616272/States-should-think-long-term Although I support the tax cuts and other fiscal policies adopted by the North Carolina General Assembly and Gov. Pat McCrory over the past two years, I have repeatedly urged policymakers and commentators alike to avoid making grandiose claims about... Fri, 21 Nov 2014 07:01:05 EST Ashe County wreck report http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/150578067/Ashe-County-wreck-report The following accidents that occurred between Nov. 2 and Nov. 8 were reported by the N.C. Highway Patrol and are considered public record.Nov. 3Highway 16 Thu, 20 Nov 2014 21:23:04 EST Down memory lane http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-photo_gallery/150616116/Down-memory-lane Sometimes as we travel down the road, we call “Life” we tend to forget about how things used to be, and how blessed we truly are. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:46:03 EST