Jefferson Post- RSS Feed http://jeffersonpost.com/ http://jeffersonpost.com/ Tue, 2 Sep 2014 23:17:54 EST 1800 Ashe County wreck report http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/50428995/Ashe-County-wreck-report The following are collision reports posted by the N.C. Highway Patrol in Ashe County and are considered public record.Aug. 18Highway 221 Tue, 2 Sep 2014 06:01:08 EST Voucher scheme is not about helping low income children http://jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion/50449308/Voucher-scheme-is-not-about-helping-low-income-children After Superior Court Judge Robert Hobgood understandably ruled last week that the sketchy unaccountable private school voucher scheme created by the 2013 General Assembly was unconstitutional, voucher supporters responded almost in unison with a... Tue, 2 Sep 2014 01:01:07 EST N.C. Senate candidate visits Ashe http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/50462803/N.C.-Senate-candidate-visits-Ashe North Carolina's 45th District Senate candidate Jim Sponenberg spent part of his Thursday on a trip to the High Country to visit Ashe County. Mon, 1 Sep 2014 12:01:09 EST Losing streak ends http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-sports/50463625/Losing-streak-ends For the first time in school history, Ashe County was able to beat Watauga in Boone, while at the same time snapping a 13-year losing streak to the rival Pioneers. Mon, 1 Sep 2014 09:01:09 EST Roundabout Road bridge to be replaced http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/50453409/Roundabout-Road-bridge-to-be-replaced The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) is preparing to replace a bridge on Roundabout Road over Cabbage Creek in Ashe County and will install an off-site detour during construction. Mon, 1 Sep 2014 05:01:07 EST Short-handed Huskies beat Avery, 2-0 http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-sports/50462637/Short-handed-Huskies-beat-Avery-2-0 Ashe County entered play against Avery County on Thursday without its three top scorers, but still came away with a 2-0 victory. Sun, 31 Aug 2014 18:01:04 EST Family tragedy spawns selfless endeavor http://jeffersonpost.com/news/news/50474346/Family-tragedy-spawns-selfless-endeavor It's an understatement to describe John and Ann Lisk simply as horse lovers. Sun, 31 Aug 2014 16:13:06 EST Lady Huskies score two victories http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-sports/50428185/Lady-Huskies-score-two-victories The women's tennis team got a pair of 9-0 wins over Mountain Valley Conference opponents last week.First up on Tuesday, the Huskies made quick work of West Wilkes. Sat, 30 Aug 2014 06:01:08 EST Letter to the editor http://jeffersonpost.com/news/letters-opinion/50406862/Letter-to-the-editor My wife and I own a home in Glendale Springs. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:01:08 EST Obama Administration does well http://jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion/50401646/Obama-Administration-does-well The Obama administration has been implementing new ways to measure economic activity in the United States. Although not exactly front-page news, this initiative deserves praise from anyone, regardless of political party or economic views, who believes... Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:01:07 EST Quilt Day at the Ashe County Farmers Market http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/50418000/Quilt-Day-at-the-Ashe-County-Farmers-Market The Ashe County Farmers Market will host a day of opportunity and fun, for folks to learn the art of quilting from 9:30 a.m.– 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 30. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:30:11 EST Mountaineers head to The Big House http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-sports/50428213/Mountaineers-head-to-The-Big-House Appalachian State University makes its return to The Big House at the University of Michigan for the first time since pulling off one of the greatest upsets in college football history in 2007. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 06:01:10 EST NCDOT offers advice for Labor Day Holiday http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/50424984/NCDOT-offers-advice-for-Labor-Day-Holiday As the summer travel season comes to an end, the N.C. Department of Transportation is taking steps to help ensure motorists save both time and money by suspending most road construction work on major routes across the state over the Labor Day holiday. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:01:09 EST State awards Ashe Medics $50,000 grant http://jeffersonpost.com/news/news/50415388/State-awards-Ashe-Medics-$50000-grant Ashe Medics has finally been awarded a Building Reuse Program grant in the amount of $50,000 from the North Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA). Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:30:09 EST Huskies to face rival Pioneers http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-sports/50428209/Huskies-to-face-rival-Pioneers For the second straight season, there is a pretty strong chance that the Huskies will get to face Watauga playing without its top player. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:01:07 EST Ashe County unemployment up in July http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/50432990/Ashe-County-unemployment-up-in-July Ashe County's unemployment rate increased slightly to 7.4 percent in July, according to the latest data released by the North Carolina Department of Commerce on Wednesday, Aug. 27. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 07:01:08 EST Volleyball team drops three matches http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-sports/50428194/Volleyball-team-drops-three-matches A trio of non-conference matches have all gone the opponent's way early in the 2014 volleyball season. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 00:30:09 EST JV Huskies fall to North Surry http://jeffersonpost.com/news/sports/50436880/JV-Huskies-fall-to-North-Surry It was a tough start to the season for the junior varsity football team, taking a 34-26 loss in game one. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:46:08 EST A non-lawyer on the Supreme Court? http://jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion/50398010/A-non-lawyer-on-the-Supreme-Court President Obama plans to appoint National Public Radio's Nina Totenberg to the United States Supreme Court.Not really, of course. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 10:45:09 EST Golfers finish runner-up in first match http://jeffersonpost.com/news/sports/50428116/Golfers-finish-runner-up-in-first-match The Lady Huskies opened the season with a second place finish at Cross Creek Country Club on Tuesday, the first non-conference tuneup for the upcoming Mountain Valley Athletic Conference season. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 23:01:07 EST