Jefferson Post- RSS Feed http://jeffersonpost.com/ http://jeffersonpost.com/ Tue, 23 Sep 2014 00:30:34 EST 1800 Jefferson readies for second annual Oktoberfest http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/50711687/Jefferson-readies-for-second-annual-Oktoberfest Jefferson will usher in the fall season this weekend with an Oktoberfest celebration and Cruise-In. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 13:01:07 EST The McCrory subplot in the Senate race http://jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion/50671275/The-McCrory-subplot-in-the-Senate-race The heated battle between for a U.S. Senate seat from North Carolina between incumbent Democrat Kay Hagan and her Republican challenger, state House Speaker Thom Tillis, has unfolded as most political observers expected. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:35:10 EST (No heading) http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-sports/50688113/ Fifty-nine shooters from 13 states, coming from as far away as Maine, Wisconsin and Florida came to Ashe County last weekend for the 100 & 200 Yard National Championship for International Benchrest Shooting. The competition was held at the rifle range... Mon, 22 Sep 2014 11:01:05 EST Lady Huskies grab two wins http://jeffersonpost.com/news/sports/50691298/Lady-Huskies-grab-two-wins The Lady Husky tennis team won two of its three most recent matches, scoring one win over East Wilkes and another win against North Wilkes. Sun, 21 Sep 2014 20:46:06 EST Landmark Farm participates in National Alpaca Farm Days; host fundraiser for Happy Tails Rescue http://jeffersonpost.com/news/news/50642692/Landmark-Farm-participates-in-National-Alpaca-Farm-Days;-host-fundraiser-for-Happy-Tails-Rescue On Sept. 27 - 28, alpaca breeders from across the United States and Canada will invite the public to come to their farms to meet their alpacas and learn more about these inquisitive, unique animals and the luxury fiber they produce. Sun, 21 Sep 2014 15:54:04 EST 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