Jefferson Post- RSS Feed http://jeffersonpost.com/ http://jeffersonpost.com/ Sat, 20 Sep 2014 22:55:03 EST 1800 Learning is ageless for 90-year-old woodworking student http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/50671473/Learning-is-ageless-for-90-year-old-woodworking-student Jean Miller, of Laurel Springs, N.C., believes that learning is an ageless process, and this 90-year-old woodworking student at Wilkes Community College is a shining example of a lifelong learner. Sat, 20 Sep 2014 12:46:05 EST New lessons from old wars http://jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion/50671212/New-lessons-from-old-wars At the end of a two-day conference about World War I at UNC-Chapel Hill, I asked a leading military historian what approach he would recommend to the United States to deal with the challenge of ISIS. Sat, 20 Sep 2014 08:01:07 EST 2,800 DWI arrests during statewide Labor Day campaign http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/50671610/2800-DWI-arrests-during-statewide-Labor-Day-campaign The Labor Day holiday ushers in the start of school, the NFL and college football seasons and signals the end of summer – marking a time many people decide to celebrate with alcohol. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 08:01:14 EST We may never know how much our children are learning http://jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion/50671181/We-may-never-know-how-much-our-children-are-learning The headlines sounded great. 56 percent of our students passed their end of grade tests, compared to just 44 percent last year. A more thorough reading reveals the 11-point gain was a result of educators relaxing the scoring scale, making the tests... Fri, 19 Sep 2014 08:01:12 EST WJCC checkers tournament scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 20 http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/50672392/WJCC-checkers-tournament-scheduled-for-Saturday-Sept.-20 The inaugural West Jefferson Centennial Checkers Tournament is scheduled to take place this weekend. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:00:08 EST Rush to war http://jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion/50639470/Rush-to-war A shadowy terrorist group with Dark Ages savagery and Digital Age media savvy beheads two journalists and posts a video. So – 13 years to the day after 9/11 – we're off to war! Thu, 18 Sep 2014 09:01:15 EST Huskies humble Rams, 7-2 http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-sports/50653984/Huskies-humble-Rams-7-2 Miguel Ramos scored three goals and Cesar Ruiz scored twice as Ashe County sped past Starmount, 7-2, in a Mountain Valley Athletic Conference game Monday night. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 09:01:09 EST Day’s Body Shop wins Twilight League http://jeffersonpost.com/news/sports/50654612/Days-Body-Shop-wins-Twilight-League Congratulations to the 2014 Mountain Aire Twilight League Tournament Champions, Day's Body Shop.They defeated Furches Evergreens in the final match on Monday, Sept 15 Wed, 17 Sep 2014 23:31:08 EST Fall offerings at the Ashe Senior Center http://jeffersonpost.com/news/news/50670940/Fall-offerings-at-the-Ashe-Senior-Center Ashe Services for Aging is hosting a number of events in the coming months that will benefit both the Senior Center and area seniors.Events include a Social Security seminar, free health clinic and yard sale. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 19:49:11 EST Initial autopsy results on Smith death released http://jeffersonpost.com/news/news/50677809/Initial-autopsy-results-on-Smith-death-released The Boone Police Department has received the preliminary results of an autopsy on the body of Anna M. Smith. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 19:06:10 EST Absentee voting underway for this year’s election http://jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion/50633344/Absentee-voting-underway-for-this-years-election Voting has officially begun in North Carolina for the 2014 general election. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:01:12 EST Volleyball scores first win http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-sports/50644455/Volleyball-scores-first-win The Lady Husky volleyball team notched its first victory of the season on Saturday during a tri-match at Mount Airy High School.Ashe split its two matches, getting a win over North Forsyth but falling to Mount Airy. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 08:00:10 EST Watauga edges Ashe at Mountain Aire http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-sports/50639113/Watauga-edges-Ashe-at-Mountain-Aire The women's golf team took on Watauga in the final non-conference tune-up for the upcoming slate of Mountain Valley Conference matches.Watauga finished with a team total of 133, 10 shots better than the Lady Huskies. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:00:14 EST Consensus requires solid data http://jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion/50633357/Consensus-requires-solid-data North Carolina's public schools have just released end-of-grade and end-of-course test scores for the 2013-14 school year. You may have heard something about them, particularly from districts eager to claim a large increase in the share of... Tue, 16 Sep 2014 09:01:11 EST Ashe County wreck report http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/50594255/Ashe-County-wreck-report The following accident reports between Aug. 31 and Sept. 6 are from the N.C. Highway Patrol and are considered public record.Sept. 5West Jefferson Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:01:12 EST Economic development director selected for Ashe County http://jeffersonpost.com/news/breaking_news-news/50640225/Economic-development-director-selected-for-Ashe-County Ashe County has a new economic development director. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 16:23:12 EST 9/11: A Day of Remembrance and Reflection http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/50631362/9/11:-A-Day-of-Remembrance-and-Reflection By Alan Bulluckabulluck@civitasmedia.comLast Thursday, the nation took time to pause and remember those who lost their lives in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:00:09 EST Pathetic reactions to startling injustice http://jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion/50572787/Pathetic-reactions-to-startling-injustice The release from prison this week of Henry McCollum and Leon Brown, two Robeson County half-brothers wrongly incarcerated for 30 years for a rape and murder they did not commit, has made national and international news and reignited the debate over... Mon, 15 Sep 2014 13:01:13 EST Football game ruled no contest http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-sports/50607187/Football-game-ruled-no-contest By Nathan Hamnham@civitasmedia.comA strong line of thunderstorms put an end to Friday night's football game between Ashe County and Hibriten. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 12:01:09 EST Courting History: Ashe County’s first hospital (Jones Memorial Infirmary) http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/50631275/Courting-History:-Ashe-Countys-first-hospital-(Jones-Memorial-Infirmary) By Sam ShumateAshe County's first hospital was located in Lansing. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 09:00:13 EST