Jefferson Post- RSS Feed Sat, 30 Aug 2014 18:54:20 EST 1800 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 My wife and I own a home in Glendale Springs. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:01:08 EST 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 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 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 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$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 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 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 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 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? 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 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 Sales bounce back in July After a soft June, local realtors were kept busy in July with sales hitting their best mark in nine months. At the same time the number of homes for sale hit a high for the year, while mortgage rates hit a low. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 12:12:11 EST There has to be a better way to run a state Exhausted legislators finally saw the closing gavel and heard the fat lady sing the “sine die,” followed quickly by the Hallelujah chorus striking up the perennial tune, “There has to be a better way to run a... Tue, 26 Aug 2014 11:31:07 EST 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. 8Highway 221 Tue, 26 Aug 2014 08:01:07 EST The foolish choice for Medicaid expansion When you consider all the bad choices made by the General Assembly and Governor Pat McCrory in the last two years—and there have been too many to mention—the one that may make the least sense was the decision not to expand Medicaid under... Mon, 25 Aug 2014 20:01:09 EST North Carolina’s July employment figures released The state's seasonally adjusted July unemployment rate was 6.5 percent, increasing 0.1 of a percentage point from June's revised rate of 6.4 percent. Mon, 25 Aug 2014 12:37:09 EST Who should decide if a judge is ‘too old’ to serve? At the end of this month, N.C. Supreme Court Chief Justice Sarah Parker will retire from her position on the bench, which she has held since 2006. Gov. Pat McCrory has already announced that current Supreme Court Justice Mark Martin will be appointed... Mon, 25 Aug 2014 11:17:12 EST Wastewater incident occurs in West Jefferson An estimated total volume of 8000 gallons of untreated wastewater escaped from a manhole at the Wastewater Treatment Plant in West Jefferson on Aug. 21, which caused an estimated 6000 gallons, of the 8000 gallons spilled, to flow into an unnamed... Mon, 25 Aug 2014 08:57:05 EST